Gold Medalist Ted Ligety to Hit the Slopes Tomorrow on NBC
NBC's Primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Saturday, February 22 at 8/7c is highlighted by the slalom gold medal final in men's alpine skiing where Ted Ligety looks to earn his second medal at the Sochi Games. Ligety became the first American man to win gold in the giant slalom event on Wednesday. Also highlighting Primetime is the four-man bobsled, where Steve Holcomb, who led Team USA to gold in the four-man bobsled in 2010 will compete in the event. Holcomb and teammate Steve Langton enter the four-man competition after winning bronze in the two-man bobsled in Sochi. Also in Primetime is the team pursuit event in both men's and women's SPEED skating.
After winning the silver medal at the 2013 World Championship in the snowboard parallel slalom, American Justin Reiter looks to reach the podium in the event in Sochi. Rounding out NBC's Primetime coverage on Saturday is figure skating's gala, where the top skaters from the Sochi Games including ice dance gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, reigning U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, who placed fourth in the individual event, Russian gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova, and silver medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea are expected to return to the ice for special exhibition performances.
NBC's Primetime coverage on Saturday also includes Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story, which profiles Jessica Long, a world-class swimmer, 12-time Paralympic gold medalist, and 21-year old American from a Baltimore suburb, who was born in Russia and adopted by American parents. For more information and two trailers, click here. (http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2014/02/18/long-way-home-the-jessica-long-story-to-air-this-weekend-within-olympic-coverage-on-nbc/)
NBCSN's coverage on Saturday is highlighted by live coverage of Team USA men's hockey facing Finland in the bronze medal game with coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The U.S. men's hockey team has not won a medal away from North America since 1972, and looks to end that streak live against Finland. NBCSN also features coverage of the gold medal finals in men's and women's snowboard parallel slalom, the 4x7.5km relay gold medal final in men's biathlon, and the 30km freestyle gold medal final in women's cross-country.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
NBC's coverage on Sunday is highlighted by the men's hockey gold medal final, the last of the 98 gold medals to be determined during the Sochi Games, featuring Canada vs. Sweden, live in all time zones at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT. A battle between the past two Olympic champions, Canada looks to defend its 2010 gold medal, with star Sidney Crosby at the helm against Sweden, 2006 Olympic gold medalist, with New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
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