Julia Mancuso & Shani Davis to Compete for Olympic Milestones Tomorrow
NBC's Primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. ET, features the most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic alpine history Julia Mancuso, who looks to tie the U.S. record for the most Olympic alpine skiing medals, currently held by Bode Miller, during the women's downhill. Mancuso is fresh off of winning a bronze medal in the super combined at the Sochi Games, bringing her career Olympic medal count to four. Also highlighting Primetime is American SPEED skater Shani Davis as he makes a run at a trifecta of 1000m gold medals to become the first American man to win the same individual event at three Olympic Winter Games. In the women's snowboard halfpipe, 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark leads a deep U.S. team into Sochi. In addition, reigning world champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov look to reinstate Russia's Olympic dominance in the gold medal final for pairs' figure skating following the 2010 Olympics, where Russia's streak of 12 straight pairs gold medals (dating back to the Soviet era) was broken.
NBCSN's live coverage begins at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by Wednesday Morning Rivalry as Team USA women's hockey meets Canada for the first time on Olympic ice since their 2010 gold medal game in which Team USA took silver. NBCSN's programming on Wednesday also includes live coverage of the gold medal final in pairs' figure skating and men's nordic combined, as well as Team USA men's curling in a match against Denmark .
Olympic men's hockey begins Wednesday, with Latvia vs. Switzerland live at Noon ET on MSNBC and Czech Republic vs. Sweden live at Noon ET on USA Network. Also on usa network is live coverage of Team USA women's curling vs. China at 5 a.m. ET.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13
On Thursday, February 13, at 8 p.m. ET, Primetime coverage on NBC features the men's short figure skating program, where Russian figure skating legend Yevgeny Plushenko will have immense support from the home crowd, as he skates for his fifth Olympic medal. The favorites, however, are reigning world champion Patrick Chan of Canada, and this season's Grand Prix final winner Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown will skate for the U.S. team after they finished first and second at the 2014 National Championships. Coverage in Primetime continues with the inaugural gold medal final for men's ski slopestyle, in which Indiana native Nick Goepper leads the deep crop of U.S. skiers after collecting wins at several recent major events; the 1000m gold medal final in women's SPEED skating featuring American training partners and roommates Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe who arrive at the Sochi Games ranked 1-2 in the event; and women's skeleton where Utah native Noelle Pikus-Pace, who made a triumphant return from retirement in 2012 after finishing fourth in Vancouver, is a top contender in Sochi.
NBCSN's live programming on Thursday begins at 3 a.m. ET and includes coverage of men's hockey with the first look at 2010 silver medalist Team USA vs. Slovakia, a surprise a fourth-place finisher in Vancouver. NBCSN's live coverage also includes the cross-country 10km classical gold medal final in women's cross-country and men's figure skating short program.
At 5 a.m. ET on Thursday, usa network hosts live coverage of men's curling with Team USA vs. Great Britain, and CNBC features Team USA women's curling vs. Japan at 5 p.m. ET.
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