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NBCSN to have over 230 hours of Winter Olympics coverage

By Ken Schott
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NBCSN will have more than 230 hours of coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, this February, it was announced Tuesday.

Here are some highlights of the coverage:

NBCSN’s complete live figure skating coverage begins Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET with the team event, which makes its Olympic debut in Sochi. The event will be featured prominently in NBCSN’s first weekend of coverage and pits countries against each other in every figure skating discipline. Each team includes six skaters: one male, one female, one pair and one ice dance couple.

Following coverage of the team event, NBCSN will show every performance and every skater of the pairs, men’s, ice dancing and ladies competitions. Reigning ice dancing world champions and 2010 Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White are expected to compete for Team USA in Sochi in the team event as well as ice dancing.

Following is a breakdown of NBCSN’s figure skating coverage:

Date Time (ET) Event/Program
Sat., Feb. 8 9:30 a.m. Team Event: Ice Dancing Short, Ladies’ Short, Pairs’ Free
Sun., Feb. 9 10 a.m. Team Event: Men’s Free, Ice Dancing Free, Ladies’ Free
Tues., Feb. 11 10 a.m. Pairs Short
Wed., Feb. 12 10:45 a.m. Pairs Free
Thurs., Feb. 13 10 a.m. Men's Short
Fri., Feb. 14 10 a.m. Men's Free
Sun., Feb. 16 10 a.m. Ice Dancing Short
Mon., Feb. 17 10 a.m. Ice Dancing Free
Wed., Feb. 19 10 a.m. Ladies' Short
Thurs., Feb. 20 10 a.m. Ladies' Free

NBCSN will present 16 men’s live hockey games through the bronze medal game, including qualifying, playoff, quarterfinal and semifinal games. Live men’s hockey medal-round coverage begins Feb. 18 at 3 a.m. ET. The network will air three Team USA qualifying-round games, including Team USA vs. Russia on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Following are Team USA qualifying-round games:

Date Time (ET) Matchup
Thurs., Feb. 13 7:30 a.m. Slovakia vs. Team USA
Sat., Feb. 15 7:30 a.m. Team USA vs. Russia
Sun., Feb. 16 7:30 a.m. Slovenia vs. Team USA

NBCSN’s women’s hockey coverage features seven live games through the semifinal round and the bronze medal game. Qualifying-round coverage is highlighted by three Team USA games, including Team USA vs. Canada on Feb. 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

NBCSN’s Olympic coverage begins with Team USA facing Finland in women’s hockey on Feb. 8 at 3 a.m. ET. Team USA games beyond the qualifying round are TBD.

Following are Team USA qualifying-round games:

Date Time (ET) Matchup
Sat., Feb. 8 3 a.m. Team USA vs. Finland
Mon., Feb. 10 5 a.m. Team USA vs. Switzerland
Wed., Feb. 12 7:30 a.m. Canada vs. Team USA

NBCSN will present live coverage of 11 Olympic sports throughout the Games, including live gold medal coverage of events in bobsled, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, speed skating, and ski jumping, including women’s ski jumping.

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