Two Time US Champion Nathan Chen Headlines NBC's Primetime Coverage Of Winter Olympics Live Across All Time Zones Beginning Tonight At 8 ET

Two Time US Champion Nathan Chen Headlines NBC's Primetime Coverage Of Winter Olympics Live Across All Time Zones Beginning Tonight At 8 ET

NBC's coverage of the PyeongChang Games begins in primetime live across all time zones TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET - one night before Opening Ceremony coverage tomorrow night - and continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25 - highlighted by figure skating, qualifying in the men's and women's moguls competitions, and qualifying in men's ski jumping.

Two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen and two-time U.S. champion pairs' duo Alexa Scimeca Knierimand Chris Knierim are expected to compete for Team USA on the first day of FIGURE SKATING competition in primetime on NBC. The American team won bronze in the inaugural team event in Sochi.

Women's moguls will be headlined by American Jaelin Kauf, a 21-year-old who has enjoyed a breakthrough in recent months, recording four World Cup podium finishes since the start of the season. The men's team will feature Sochi Olympian Brad Wilson and newcomer Casey Andringa.

NBCSN's live coverage begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, as siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton of the U.S. battle the reigning world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland, followed by mixed doubles CURLING between China and Canada.

NBCSN's coverage includes training sessions in alpine skiing (men's downhill) and men's luge at 9 p.m. ET. NBCSN presents a live mixed doubles CURLING match at 11:35 p.m. ET, as the U.S. brother-sister Hamilton duo faces Jang Hye-Ji and Lee Ki-Jeong of South Korea.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

NBC presents the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in primetime tomorrow, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony alongside primetime host Mike Tirico at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Tirico works his first Opening Ceremony, after serving as host for the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. He served as an NBC daytime anchor throughout the Rio Olympics. Couric, who had a decorated 15-year run as co-anchor of TODAY (1991-2006), returns to co-host her fourth Opening Ceremony after hosting in Sydney, Salt Lake City, and Athens.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

NBC's primetime coverage live across all time zones continues on Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, highlighted by the conclusion of the short programs in the FIGURE SKATING team event as ice dance duo Alex and Maia Shibutani are expected to compete. The U.S. must finish in the top five to advance to the free skate portion of the competition. Coverage also includes men's slopestyle snowboarding, gold medal finals in ski jumping's men's individual normal hill, and men's luge.

Primetime Plus coverage features live coverage of the second portion the team FIGURE SKATING event with the pairs' free skate at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Daytime coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBC kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. ET, and features multiple short track races including qualifying in the women's 500m, where 18-year-old Maame Bailey, the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic short track team, is expected to lead the American team.

NBC's daytime coverage also features men's slopestyle SNOWBOARDING qualifying, the men's ski jumping individual normal hill final, followed by the first two runs of the men's luge competition.

NBCSN presents live coverage of women's skiathlon gold medal final at 2 a.m. ET, where the U.S. has a chance to win its first-ever Olympic medal in women's cross-country skiing, followed by a mixed doubles CURLING game between the Hamilton siblings and China's Wang Rui and Ba Dexin.

Saturday's live gold medal finals coverage on NBCSN continues with short track at 5 a.m. ET, followed by men's ski jumping individual normal hill at 7:35 a.m. ET. Susan Dunklee, who looks to give Team USA its first-ever Olympic medal in biathlon, highlights NBCSN's afternoon coverage in the women's 7.5km sprint at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage also includes speed skating's women's 3000m.

Coverage on NBCSN continues at 7 p.m. ET, when Liam McHugh and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White host Olympic Ice alongside analyst and 1984 Olympic FIGURE SKATING gold medalist Scott Hamilton. The hour-long studio show previews the day's Olympic FIGURE SKATING action while also providing viewers with analysis and highlights of the previous night's competition. Following Olympic Ice, NBCSN's coverage includes men's slopestyle SNOWBOARDING gold medal finals.

Defending Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland in NBCSN's live coverage of women's slopestyle at 9:45 p.m. ET.

USA Network hosts live coverage of women's hockey as the Korean team (composed of players from both North and South Korea) meets Switzerland at 7 a.m. ET.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA complements NBCUniversal's extensive coverage of the Winter Olympics, with wall-to-wall programming from the host city. Daily coverage includes 20 hours of highlights, news and features provided by Olympic Channel News; live Olympic medal ceremony coverage from the PyeongChang Medal Plaza; and a daily studio show hosted by 13-time Emmy Award winner Jimmy Roberts. The 30-minute Winter Olympics Daily studio show airs daily at Noon ET, and provides features, storytelling, commentary, and highlights, including a "Meet the Olympic Press" segment that will bring together contributing journalists to discuss all the daily news and storylines surrounding PyeongChang.

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, which are powered by NBC Sports' Playmaker Media, will deliver more than 1,800 hours of live-event and TV simul-stream coverage for the PyeongChang Olympics. In a Winter Games first, NBC broadcast network content will be live streamed, including the daytime, primetime and primetime-plus shows.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (DAY -1)

NBC
8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Figure Skating - Team Event (LIVE)
Men's Short Program
Pairs' Short Program
Freestyle Skiing - Men's & Women's Moguls Competition

10:05 p.m. - 1:35 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore

8:30 p.m. - Midnight (PT)
Primetime Encore

2:08 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

1:08 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

3:38 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

2:38 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBCSN
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Mixed Doubles CURLING - U.S. vs. Switzerland (LIVE)
Mixed Doubles CURLING - China vs. Canada

9 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.
Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill Training (LIVE)
Luge - Men's Training

11:35 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Mixed Doubles CURLING - U.S. vs. South Korea (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Figure Skating - Figure skating's team competition begins with the men's and pairs' short programs. Top contenders include the United States, Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia and Canada.
  • Freestyle Skiing - Qualifying-round action in freestyle skiing features men's and women's moguls. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury, the men's favorite, is among the most dominant athletes in any winter sport.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Curling - Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with Team USA taking on Switzerland, and live coverage of Team USA taking on South Korea.
  • Alpine Skiing, Luge - Coverage includes alpine skiing (men's downhill) and luge (men's singles) training runs.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (DAY 0)

NBC
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Opening Ceremony

9 p.m. - Midnight (MT)
Primetime Encore

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore

12:38 a.m. - 3:38 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

11:38 p.m. - 2:38 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

1:38 a.m. - 4:38 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

12:38 a.m. - 3:38 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Opening Ceremony - Mike Tirico and Katie Couric host coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This marks the first time a South Korean city has staged a Winter Games; Seoul was the summer host in 1988.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (DAY 1)

NBC
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Snowboarding - Men's Slopestyle Competition
Short Track - Men's 1500m (Final), Women's 500m (Qualifying), Women's 3000m Relay (Qualifying)
Ski Jumping - Men's Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final
Luge - Men's Runs 1 & 2

8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Figure Skating - Team Event (LIVE)
Ice Dance Short Dance
Ladies' Short Program
Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill Gold Medal Final

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (MT)
Figure Skating - Team Event (LIVE)
Ice Dance Short Dance
Ladies' Short Program
Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill Gold Medal Final

5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (PT)
Figure Skating - Team Event (LIVE)
Ice Dance Short Dance
Ladies' Short Program
Alpine Skiing - Men's Downhill Gold Medal Final

11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Figure Skating - Team Event (LIVE)
Pairs' Free Skate

9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore

11 p.m. - 2 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore

12:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

11:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

2 a.m. - 5 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

1 a.m. - 4 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBCSN
2 a.m. - 5 a.m.
Cross-Country Skiing - Women's Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Mixed Doubles CURLING - U.S. vs. China

5 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.
Short Track - Men's 1500m Final, Women's 500m (Qualifying), Women's 3000m Relay (Qualifying) (LIVE)

7:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ski Jumping - Men's Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Snowboarding - Men's Slopestyle Competition

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Luge - Men's Runs 1 & 2

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speed Skating - Women's 3000m Gold Medal Final
Biathlon - Women's 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final
Mixed Doubles CURLING - U.S. vs. Norway

7 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Olympic Ice
Snowboarding - Men's Slopestyle Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

9:45 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Mixed Doubles CURLING - U.S. vs. Finland
Snowboarding - Women's Slopestyle Competition (LIVE)

1:30 a.m. - 2:40 a.m.
Mixed Doubles CURLING - Canada vs. South Korea

USA
7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Women's Ice Hockey - Switzerland vs. Korea (LIVE)

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
5 a.m. - 7 a.m.
Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

10 a.m. - Noon
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

11 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Figure Skating - Team competition continues in FIGURE SKATING with the short dance and the ladies' short program.
  • Alpine Skiing - In alpine, the "Attacking Vikings" of Norway - led by three-time Olympic medalist Aksel Lund Svindal - are among those seeking to prevent Austria's Matthias Mayer from becoming the first repeat Olympic champion in the men's downhill.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Snowboarding - SNOWBOARDING men's slopestyle gets underway with qualifying
  • Short Track - Short Track, hugely popular in the host nation, begins with the men's 1500m, plus qualifying in the women's 500m and 3000m relay. Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women's 500m.
  • Ski Jumping - The first Ski Jumping medals will be awarded in the men's individual normal hill final.
  • Luge - Luge competition starts with the first two runs (of four) in men's singles.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime Plus):

  • Figure Skating - Team competition continues in FIGURE SKATING with the pairs' free skate.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Snowboarding - In the men's slopestyle final, a medal-contending trio from Canada includes 2014 Sochi bronze medalist Mark McMorris, competing less than a year after a near-death SNOWBOARDING accident. The top U.S. contender is Chris Corning. Women's slopestyle kicks off with qualifying rounds. Defending Olympic champion Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland.
  • Curling - Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with Team USA facing Finland, and Canada taking on South Korea.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Cross-Country Skiing - Coverage includes the women's skiathlon, where the U.S. has a chance to win its first-ever Olympic medal in women's cross-country.
  • Curling - Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with games between Team USA and China, Team USA taking on Norway, Team USA facing Finland, and Canada taking on South Korea.
  • Short Track - Short Track, hugely popular in the host nation, begins with the men's 1500m final, plus qualifying in the women's 500m and 3000m relay. Ghana-born and Virginia-raised Maame Biney, 18, leads Team USA in the women's 500m.
  • Ski Jumping - In the men's individual normal hill final, up-and-comer KevinBickner, 21, represents Team USA in a field that includes 45-year-old Japanese legend Noriaki Kasai and defending Olympic champ Kamil Stoch of Poland.
  • Snowboarding - The men's slopestyle event begins with qualifying runs, followed by the final later in the day. Canada is home to multiple contenders, including 2014 Sochi bronze medalist Mark McMorris, who competes less than a year removed from a near-death SNOWBOARDING accident. The top U.S. contender is Chris Corning. Women's slopestyle kicks off with qualifying rounds. Defending Olympic champion Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland.
  • Luge - The men's event begins with the first two (of four) runs. Team USA has outside contenders in Chris Mazdzer and 2014 Olympian TuckerWest, but Austrian Wolfgang Kindl (the 2017 world champion) and Germany's Felix Loch (the two-time defending Olympic gold medalist) are the sliders to beat.
  • Speed Skating - In speed skating, the women's 3,000m features two racing legends who've combined to win 17 Olympic medals: Ireen Wuest(8) of the Netherlands and Claudia Pechstein (9) of Germany.
  • Biathlon - In biathlon, it's the women's 7.5km sprint event, where Vermont native Susan Dunklee could give Team USA its first-ever Olympic medal in the sport.
  • Figure Skating - Liam McHugh will host Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a new live, daily FIGURE SKATING show. He will be joined by co-host Tanith White and analyst Scott Hamilton for in-depth coverage of all things Figure Skating, including a preview of day 2 of the team competition.

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women's Hockey -Women's hockey group play begins with Switzerland facing South Korea.

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Jimmy Roberts will host Winter Olympics Daily, a 30-minute studio show providing features, storytelling, commentary, and highlights, including a "Meet the Olympic Press" segment that will bring together contributing journalists to discuss all the daily news and storylines surrounding PyeongChang.
  • Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will provide live coverage of the pageantry and exhilaration surrounding every Olympic medal ceremony from the PyeongChang Medal Plaza.
  • Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will provide 20 hours of the most comprehensive news and highlights coverage from PyeongChang every day via the Olympic Channel News Service.


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