Feb. 20 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

Another big day for Team USA in Sochi today, as we’re involved in the following events: The Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Match is a rematch between Canada and Team USA, with Canada defending its gold from Vancouver and Team USA seeking justice on the ice. That game starts at 12 p.m. ET and can be viewed online at http://www.nbcolympics.com. Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds are all in the top 7 women’s figure skaters going for gold at 10 a.m., in the last figure skating competition event at the Sochi Games. You can stream this live online or view … Continue reading Feb. 20 Schedule Summary – 2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Day 6 Podcast and Day 7 Schedule

Day 6 was a crazy day for Team USA – no spoilers in the text here but listen to the podcast just below for the whole rundown of today’s events!  Primetime coverage is still going on, so I won’t spoil your fun. Tomorrow is a big day with medal events in skiing, women’s snowboarding halfpipe, figure skating pairs, speed skating and luge. Men’s hockey also begins, while women’s hockey and curling continues. 2014 Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 12 Schedule  (ALL TIMES EASTERN) * – Medal Event ^ – Televised Live 12:00 a.m.: Curling, Men’s Qualification Round-Robin Denmark vs. USA (airing … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics – Day 6 Podcast and Day 7 Schedule

2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 11 (with TV Times)

Good evening yall!  I apologize for the lack of updates on Sunday and earlier Monday, and for no podcast; we’re having technical issues preventing a podcast but here’s the rundown for tomorrow’s events, which start in just an hour with women’s curling! Big things to watch out for here are the beginning of individual and pairs figure skating competition with the pairs short program airing live on NBC Sports Network at 10 a.m. (An FYI – NBC is airing ALL figure skating events live.) The popular slopestyle event ends on the women’s side with the ski freestyle final at 4 … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 11 (with TV Times)

2014 Winter Olympics Podcast – Day 3

Hi all. Here’s today’s podcast, summarizing Day 3 and leading into Day 4, which includes a number of medal events and the close of figure skating team competition. ALERT: This podcast contains spoilers about events on February 8. (Skip ahead to about 2:15 in to avoid and just hear tomorrow’s schedule.) NBC’s primetime coverage begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Stay tuned to the blog for a text schedule posted for tomorrow’s action, with TV times as well. Note that Team USA action begins very early Sunday morning, so stay up if you want to catch them live. We will … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics Podcast – Day 3

New Events at the Sochi Winter Games

Though curling has grown beyond a cult following into one of the more “prominent obscure” events at the Winter Games, many may not know that it was reintroduced as a medal sport only recently – in 1998 in Nagano, Japan – after a 64-year hiatus. Just 16 years later, it’s one of the more anticipated events of the Winter Games, depending on who you talk to (but really…it’s highly anticipated). It can be hard to keep up every two years as both the Summer and Winter Olympics continue to embrace new disciplines and new audiences. For this year’s Winter Olympics, … Continue reading New Events at the Sochi Winter Games

2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 8

Good morning y’all!  The 2014 Winter Olympics are off and running, and as promised, we’ll be providing daily schedules of the rundown of events, highlighting medal rounds and giving you times and TV listings. Sochi, Russia, is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so while there are a number of events that you will be able to watch live on NBC and affiliates (they provide thorough real-time coverage on the weekends and some during the week), the network will use its primetime slot (typically beginning at 8 p.m. ET) to re-air the day’s main events via tape-delay. Check out … Continue reading 2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 8

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Crisis/Contingency Planning is Always a Good Idea

Crisis/Contingency Planning is Always a Good Idea While NBC hasn’t yet shown the Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics to America yet (7:30 p.m. ET), one spoiler we’re glad to know is that the ceremonies occurred without a security … Continue reading Crisis/Contingency Planning is Always a Good Idea