Gracie Gold & Team USA Women's Hockey in Gold Medal Finals Thursday, February 20 on NBC

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February 19th, 2014

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REIGNING U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION GRACIE GOLD & TEAM USA WOMEN’S HOCKEY IN GOLD MEDAL FINALS, THURS., FEB. 20 ON NBC

 

Gold, Kim, Lipnitskaya & Wagner in Ladies’ Figure Skating Gold Medal Final in Primetime at 8/7c on NBC

 

Team USA Women’s Hockey takes on Canada in Gold Medal Final LIVE IN ALL TIME ZONES at 12 Noon ET/9 a.m PT on NBC

 

Women’s Curling Gold Medal Final on CNBC at 5 p.m. ET

 

LIVE Ladies’ Figure Skating & Women’s Curling Bronze Medal Game on NBCSN Beginning at 3 a.m. ET

 

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile & Tablet App

 

Stamford, Conn, - February 19, 2014 - NBC’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Thursday, February 20 at 8/7c is highlighted by the free program in ladies’ figure skating, which combined with the short program score determines the Olympic champion. U.S. champion Gracie Gold currently sits in fourth place after the short program behind 2010 Olympic gold medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea in first. The program also features 15-year old Yulia Lipnitskaya, who helped lead Russia to gold with a top performance in the team event, and two-time U.S. national champion Ashley Wagner. All four women will be skating in the night’s final group. Also in primetime is the women’s ski halfpipe gold medal final, where U.S. has a deep team of competitors, led by 20-year-old Maddie Bowman, while 2013 world bronze medalist John Teller will compete in the men’s ski cross gold medal final on Thursday.

 

NBC’s programming on Thursday is also highlighted by the gold medal final in women’s hockey featuring Team USA vs. Canada live across all time zones at Noon ET (9 a.m. PT). This will be the second meeting between USA and Canada in the 2014 Olympic women’s hockey tournament. Canada won the prior game 3-2 in the preliminary round. The two countries have combined to win all four gold medals in Olympic women’s hockey history, with Canada claiming three straight since the U.S. won the inaugural Olympic women’s tournament in 1998.

 

NBCSN’s live coverage on Thursday begins at 3 a.m. ET and includes the gold medal final in ladies’ figure skating, the live bronze medal women’s curling match featuring Great Britain vs. Switzerland, and live bronze medal women’s hockey game featuring Switzerland vs. Sweden. In addition, NBCSN’s coverage on Thursday includes the team K-125 large hill gold medal final in nordic combined.

 

On CNBC at 5 p.m. ET, either Sweden or Canada will become the first curling champion of the Sochi Games as they Face Off in the gold medal final in women’s curling.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

 

NBC’s primetime coverage on Friday, February 21, is highlighted by the women’s slalom gold medal final where 18-year-old phenom Mikaela Shiffrin, the reigning world and World Cup champion in slalom, takes to the Sochi course for her signature event. In men’s short track, two-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski, could have a chance to skate for a medal in both the 500m and 5000m relay. He is the world record holder in the 500m and will anchor the U.S. relay, which is ranked No. 1 in the world. Also in short track is the women’s 1000m, with the team pursuit in men’s speed skating rounding out primetime on NBC Friday.

 

NBCSN will feature two live men’s hockey semifinal games on Friday, as Team USA will meet Canada in a rematch of the 2010 gold medal final with coverage beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, and Finland faces Sweden after beating the Russian team 3-1 in the quarterfinals with coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will feature the live bronze medal match in men’s curling with China vs. Sweden, and the ski cross gold medal final in women’s freestyle skiing.

 

CNBC will host live coverage of Canada vs. Great Britain, with the winner taking home the gold medal in men’s curling.

 

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app allows cable, satellite and telco customers to live stream more than 1,000 exclusive hours of Sochi Olympics content, including all sports, all competition and all medal events. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app is the home of up-to-date TV and online streaming schedules, live results, athlete profiles and replays of the Games’ most memorable moments. In addition, through the “Primetime Companion” section, the app serves as the signature second-screen tool for NBC’s nightly primetime coverage.

 

For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra

 

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com

 

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Listings subject to change.  For NBC primetime, late night and daytime during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, all times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise noted. For NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC and USA all times listed are ET.

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (DAY 13)

 

NBC

 

Noon - 3 p.m. (LIVE IN ALL TIME ZONES)

 

Women’s Hockey - Gold Medal Final, USA vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

 

Ladies’ Figure Skating - Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final

 

1 a.m. - 2 a.m.

 

Men’s Nordic Combined - Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final

 

2 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 7 a.m.

 

Men’s Nordic Combined - Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Curling - Bronze Medal Game, Great Britain vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

 

7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Bronze Medal Game, Switzerland vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Ladies’ Figure Skating - Gold Medal Final Preview

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Ladies’ Figure Skating - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Men’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Competition

 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Women’s Hockey Encore - Bronze Medal Game, Switzerland vs. Sweden

 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Women’s Hockey - Gold Medal Final, USA vs. Canada

 

CNBC

 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Women’s Curling - Gold Medal Final, Sweden vs. Canada

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Ladies’ Figure Skating - Gold Medal Final: Gracie Gold, the 18-year-old reigning national champion with the winning name, currently sits in fourth place after the short program, while teammates Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds are in sixth and seventh, respectively. Reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea currently leads the field heading into the final night, while Russia’s 15-year-old star Yulia Lipnitskaya is in fifth. Gold, Wagner, Kim and Lipnitskaya are the among the skaters in the night’s final group of six.
  • Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final: The U.S. has a deep team of contenders, led by 20-year-old Maddie Bowman. The Canadians have an impressive lineup as well, featuring2011 world champion Rosalind Groenewoud.
  • Men’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final: 2013 world bronze medalist John Teller, an auto mechanic from Mammoth Lakes, California, has developed into a contender in this wild, unpredictable event.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Women’s Hockey - Gold Medal Final, USA vs. Canada (LIVE): Canada and the United States, the two dominant nations in women’s hockey, clash again in the gold medal final LIVE on NBC. The two teams have won all four gold medals in Olympic women’s hockey history, with Canada claiming three straight since the U.S. won the inaugural Olympic women’s tournament in 1998.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

 

  • Men’s Nordic Combined - Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final: After earning a historic silver medal in this event in Vancouver, the U.S. claimed bronze at the 2013 World Championships. Led by Vancouver large hill gold medalist Bill Demong, the Americans cannot be counted out in Sochi.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Ladies’ Figure Skating - Gold Medal Final: Gracie Gold, the 18-year-old reigning national champion with the winning name, currently sits in fourth place after the short program, while teammates Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds are in sixth and seventh, respectively. Reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea currently leads the field heading into the final night, while 15-year-old Russian star Yulia Lipnitskaya is in fifth. Gold, Wagner, Kim and Lipnitskaya are the among the skaters in the night’s final group of six.
  • Men’s Nordic Combined - Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE): After earning a historic silver medal in this event in Vancouver, the U.S. claimed bronze at the 2013 World Championships. Led by Vancouver large hill gold medalist Bill Demong, the Americans cannot be counted out in Sochi.
  • Women’s Curling - Bronze Medal Game, Great Britain vs. Switzerland (LIVE): Reigning world champion Great Britain squares off against 2012 world champion Switzerland.

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Women’s Curling - Gold Medal Final, Sweden vs. Canada: Canada finished the round robin undefeated, but face a tough test against two-time defending gold medalist Sweden.

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (DAY 14)

 

NBC

 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Biathlon - 4x6km Relay Gold Medal Final

 

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

Women’s Alpine Skiing – Slalom Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Short Track - 500m Gold Medal Final

 

5000m Relay Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Short Track - 1000m Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Speed Skating - Team Pursuit Semifinals

 

12:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Speed Skating - Team Pursuit Quarterfinals

 

1:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Curling - Bronze Medal Game, China vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Competition (LIVE)

 

6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Semifinal, Sweden vs. Finland (LIVE)

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Biathlon - 4x6km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final

 

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Semifinal, USA vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

Women’s Speed Skating - Team Pursuit Quarterfinals

 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Hockey Encore

 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Hockey

 

CNBC

 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Men’s Curling - Gold Medal Final, Canada vs. Great Britain

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Women’s Alpine Skiing - Women’s Slalom Gold Medal Final: 18-year-old phenom Mikaela Shiffrin, the reigning world and World Cup champion in slalom, takes to the Sochi course for her signature event. She’s bidding to win the first slalom gold for the Americans since 1972.
  • Men’s Short Track - 500m and 5000m Relay Gold Medal Finals: Two-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski, who spent the year after Vancouver Games producing a documentary on Macklemore and the Seattle hip hop scene, could have a chance to skate for two medals on this night. He is the world record holder in the 500m and will anchor the U.S. relay, which is ranked No. 1 in the world.
  • Women’s Short Track - 1000m Gold Medal Final: Scot Elise Christie will attempt to win the first short track medal ever by a British woman. She should face a major challenge from 17-year-old South Korean prodigy Shim Suk-Hee.
  • Men’s Speed Skating - Team Pursuit: The fastest men on skates come together for speed skating’s team pursuits. Three skaters per team race in tandem in head-to-head raceoff rounds as they try to advance to the Gold Medal Final, which will ultimately determine which elite speed skating nation is the best the world.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final: Switzerland’s Fanny Smith is coming off the best season of her young career, winning the 2013 World Championship and World Cup titles. At 21 years old, Smith is likely the favorite, but 37-year-old Ophelie David, the three-time world medalist, may have the necessary experience to navigate this wild, unpredictable event.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

 

  • Women’s Speed Skating - Team Pursuit: The fastest women on skates come together for speed skating’s team pursuits. Three skaters per team race in tandem in head-to-head raceoff rounds as they try to advance to the Gold Medal Final, which will ultimately determine which elite speed skating nation is the best the world.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Hockey - Semifinals USA vs. Canada (LIVE): Four years ago, Canada and Team USA met in a memorable gold medal final in Vancouver. Thanks to Sidney Crosby’s overtime winnner, the Canadians thrilled the home crowd by taking gold. The two nations meet again in Sochi, but this time in the semifinals to decided which squad will have a chance at gold.
  • Men’s Hockey - Semifinals Sweden vs. Finland (LIVE): Rivals and neighbors, Sweden and Finland will decide who meets the winner of Canada-Team USA in the men’s gold medal final. Led by New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Sweden has enter the semifinals after dismantling Slovenia 5-0. Meanwhile, Finland had an impressive win over the hosts in the quarterfinals, defeating Russia 3-1.
  • Men’s Curling - Bronze Medal Game Sweden vs. China (LIVE): After finishing the round robin at the top of the standings, reigning world champion Sweden square off against upstart China.
  • Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross Gold Medal Final: Switzerland’s Fanny Smith is coming off the best season of her young career, winning the 2013 World Championship and World Cup titles. At 21 years old, Smith is likely the favorite, but 37-year-old Ophelie David, the three-time world medalist, may have the necessary experience to navigate this wild, unpredictable event.

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Curling - Gold Medal Final Great Britain vs. Canada: Two countries with proud curling traditions, Canada and Great Britain, Face Off in the men’s final. Canada has won the past two Olympic gold medals, while Great Britain will be looking for its first men’s curling medal since the 1924 Winter Games.
 
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