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Sochi Watch List: Feb. 10 - Feb. 16

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Take a look at the first full week (Monday, Feb. 10 – Sunday, Feb. 16) of Sochi Winter Olympics events on NBC’s basic cable channel (NBC Sports Network features more coverage. Check local listings in your area.)

 

Monday, February 10

2-4 p.m.

Biathlon (Men’s 12.5km Pursuit), Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Moguls)

More Details: Tim Burke attempts to win the U.S. its first-ever Olympic medal in the sport of Biathlon. Freestyle Skiing's Alex Bilodeau seeks to defend his men's moguls title and advance through the qualifying round.

7-10:30 p.m.

Alpine Skiing (Women’s Super-Combined), Speed Skating (Men’s 500m), Short Track (Men’s 1500m), Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Moguls Finals)

More Details: Four years after taking silver, Team USA's Julia Mancuso contends in the first women's Alpine event in Sochi. Plus, top American J.R. Celski headlines the men's 1500m Short Track field and South Korea's Mo Tae-Bum skates to maintain his Olympic men's 500m title. In men's moguls, Alex Bilodeau tries to secure back-to-back gold medals after winning on home soil in Vancouver.

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Short Track (Women’s 500m and Women’s Relay), Luge (Women’s Singles)

More Details: Michigan native Jessica Smith, fresh off a strong performance at Short Track Trials, leads the American contingent in women's 500m preliminary-round heats. Plus, the first two (of four) Luge runs in women's singles, an event won by German sliders at the past four Olympics.

Tuesday, February 11

2-4 p.m.

Luge (Women’s Singles), Freestyle Skiing (Women’s Slopestyle), Cross-Country (Individual Spring events)

More Details: Americans Erin Hamelin and Julia Clukey aim to upset Germany's hegemony in women's singles luge. Also, Alaska native Kikkan Randall chases the second-ever Olympic medal for Team USA in Cross-Country, and Freestyle Skiing qualifying-round runs in the new women's slopestyle event.

7-10:30 p.m.

Snowboarding (Men’s Halfpipe), Freestyle (Women’s Slopestyle), Figure Skating (Pairs Short), Ski Jumping (Women’s Normal Hill)

More Details: Action-sports icon Shaun White hits the halfpipe. Plus, Keri Herman and Devin Logan give the U.S. a pair of podium contenders in the women's slopestyle event of Freestyle Skiing. Coverage also includes Figure Skating (pairs short program) and the Olympic debut of women's Ski Jumping.

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Biathlon (Women’s 10km Pursuit), Speed Skating (Women’s 500m)

More Details: Norwegian Tora Berger leads the Biathlon field in the women's 10km pursuit, plus former inline skater Heather Richardson has podium potential for Team USA in the women's 500m Speed Skating event.

Wednesday, February 12

2-4 p.m.

Nordic Combined (Individual Normal Hill)

More Details: Bill Demong, Bryan Taylor and Fletcher Taylor could all contend for U.S. medals during the men’s Nordic combined individual K-95 final.

7-10:30 p.m.

Alpine Skiing (Women’s Downhill), Speed Skating (Men’s 1000m), Snowboarding (Women’s Halfpipe), Figure Skating (Pairs Free)

More Details: Reigning world champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov look to reinstate Russia’s Olympic dominance in pairs Figure Skating. Plus deep U.S. women's teams in downhill Alpine Skiing and halfpipe Snowboarding compete in gold medal finals, and Shani Davis skates to become the first American man to win the same event at three Olympic Winter Games.

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Luge (Men’s Doubles)

More Details: Gold medal final runs of the men's doubles Luge event.

Thursday, February 13

2-4 p.m.

Biathlon (Men’s 20km Individual), Luge (Team Relay)

More Details: Tim Burke won silver in the 20km individual at 2013 Worlds, becoming the first U.S. biathlete to reach the podium at the event since 1987. The New York native will be gunning for the first U.S. Olympic Biathlon medal. In Luge, the fastest competitors from each nation will join forces in the team relay.

7-10:30 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing (Men’s Slopestyle), Speed Skating (Women’s 1000m), Figure Skating (Men’s Short Program), Skeleton (Women’s)

More Details: Men's short program Figure Skating begins, and 19-year-old Nick Goepper leads a deep crop of U.S. skiers in the slopestyle final. In women's 1000m Speed Skating, roommates Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe could be each other's stiffest competition. Plus Noelle Pikus-Pace expects to compete for Skeleton gold after coming out of retirement in 2012.

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Short Track (Women’s 500m and Men’s Relay)

More Details: Top American Aly Dudek, who won bronze in the relay in Vancouver, competes in her signature event, the four-and-a-half-lap 500m. She’ll likely have to contend with China’s most decorated Winter Olympian, Wang Meng, who won this event at the past two Games. Also J.R. Celski looks to lead the American men into the final of the 5000m relay.

Friday, February 14

2-4 p.m.

Biathlon (Women’s 15km Individual), Freestyle Skiing (Women’s Aerials)

More Details: Vermont’s Susan Dunklee, whose father is a two-time Olympic Cross-Country skier, continues the family tradition as she makes her Games debut in Sochi, where her strongest event will be the 15km individual. Also, the aerials competition begins in women's Freestyle Skiing.

7-10:30 p.m.

Alpine Skiing (Men’s Super-Combined), Freestyle Skiing (Women’s Aerials), Skeleton (Women’s Runs 3 and 4), Figure Skating (Men’s Free Skate)

More Details: Patrick Chan attempts to win Canada’s first gold medal in men’s Figure Skating. Also, Americans Ted Ligety and Bode Miller return to give the Americans two strong medal threats in men's super-combined. In women's aerials, everyone will likely be chasing reigning world champion Xu Mengtao. Plus the gold medal runs in women's Skeleton.

11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m.

Ski Jumping (Men’s Individual Large Hill), Skeleton (Men’s)

More Details: Austrian Ski Jumping star Gregor Schlierenzauer returns to the snow to continue his attempt to win three gold medals in Sochi. Among his challengers could be Swiss rival Simon Ammann, who swept the individual events for a second time in Vancouver. In men's Skeleton, the U.S. will have two experienced competitors with 2010 Olympian John Daly, the son of a retired FDNY paramedic from Long Island, and Wisconsin native Matt Antoine.

Saturday, February 15

2-5 p.m.

Short Track (Women’s 1500m), Skeleton (Men’s Runs 3 and 4), Cross-Country (Women’s Relay)

More Details: South Korean phenom Shim Suk-Hee, a 17-year-old who has dominated the 1500m Short Track event, is the favorite in her Olympic debut. Norway is the clear favorite in the Cross-Country women's relay, and the U.S. will have two experienced men's Skeleton competitors with 2010 Olympian John Daly and Wisconsin native Matt Antoine.

7-10:30 p.m.

Alpine Skiing (Women’s Super-G), Speed Skating (Men’s 1500m), Short Track (Men’s 1000m), Ski Jumping (Men’s Individual Large Hill)

More Details: Julia Mancuso looks to add to the three world championships she already has in the women's super-G. The 1500m is arguably the best Short Track event for top American J.R. Celski. In Speed Skating, two-time 1500m silver medalist Shani Davis goes for his first title, and Austrian Ski Jumping star Gregor Schlierenzauer may complete a sweep of the individual events.

11 p.m.-midnight

Curling (Women’s USA vs. Sweden)

Sunday, February 16

2-5 p.m.

Snowboarding (Women’s SBX), Cross-Country (Men’s 4x10km Relay)

More Details: Sweden, the reigning champion, and Norway, the 2010 silver medalist, have an intense rivalry in the Cross-Country relay. Norwegian star Petter Northug created a stir at the 2011 World Championships when he showboated down the final stretch of the race. Also early competition in women's snowboard cross.

6-10 p.m.

Alpine Skiing (Men’s Super-G), Snowboarding (Women’s SBX), Figure Skating (Short Dance), Bobsled (Two-Man), Speed Skating (Women’s 1500m)

More Details: Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face their Canadian training mates. Reigning super-G world champion Ted Ligety competes alongside 2010 silver medalist Bode Miller. In snowboard cross, Lindsey Jacobellis is a strong contender for gold. Brittany Bowe skates in the women's 1500m, and Steven Holcomb tries to pilot his way to the first U.S. Olympic title in the two-man Bobsled since 1936.

10:45-11:45 p.m.

Biathlon (Men's 15km Mass Start), Figure Skating (Recap)

More Details: The men's 15km mass start Biathlon, plus recap and analysis from Sunday's short dance phase of competition in Figure Skating.

 

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