THE Winter Olympics are in full swing in PyeongChang and you can follow all the live action and get all the highlights right here.
With the start of the Winter Olympics comes the usual tradition of NBC showing select events on tape delay in primetime. However, the network has gradually shown more live coverage in recent years, which will continue on Saturday with multiple medal events in Pyeonchang. The complete primetime window begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and NBCSN (live streams at NBC Olympics).
The other major event on Saturday is the men’s downhill skiing final, with a gold medal up for grabs. At 2.852 kilometers, this is by far the longest course in the alpine skiing category. Austrian Matthias Mayer took home the gold in Sochi four years ago, and will be looking to become the first-time repeat Olympic winner at this event.
Snowboarding and curling are the main headliners on NBCSN, with the men’s slopestyle event deciding medal winners. After slopestyle, NBCSN will air a replay of curling prelims, with the United States playing Finland in mixed-doubles action.
Finally, the U.S. women’s hockey team hits the ice for its first game of these Olympics, facing off against Finland in group-stage play. For those who like staying up late to catch as many live events as possible, NBCSN is carrying this game live at 2:40 a.m. ET.
The Americans made it to the gold medal round in Sochi, but for the second straight Olympics, they fell to Canada in the final. Now they’re trying to build off the momentum of winning gold in last year’s IIHF Women’s World Championship.
NBC’s Saturday primetime coverage starts with figure skating, consistently the most popular sport at the Winter Olympics. The team ice dance women’s short program, and pair free skating will all be shown live, as a prelude to the first figure skating medal event on Sunday (ice dance free dance).
Seven gold medals are up for grabs today, with Australia’s Britt Cox going for glory in the moguls final.Also up today is the men’s slopestyle final, men’s downhill alpine, men’s 5000m speed skating and the men’s luge.on offer today include short track speed skating, ski jumping and biathlon.Join our live blog below for all the latest from PyeongChang including all the Aussies in action.
Soaring through the freezing midnight air, Andreas Wellinger secured Olympic gold in the men’s normal hill ski jumping with a monster final jump.
With the competition pushed back because of high winds, the skiers were jumping well past midnight — but for Germany’s Wellinger it was worth the wait.After a first-round jump of 104.5 meters, the 22-year-old found himself in fifth place behind Poles Stefan Hula and Kamil Stoch, the defending champion from 2014.
But as the temperatures dropped to -12, the competition began to heat up as Wellinger soared 113.5 meters to take the lead.None of the four final skiers were able to dislodge him from the top of the standings, as Norway’s Johann Andre Forfang claimed silver and compatriot Robert Johansson bronze.