Winter Olympics Live Schedule: Day 7

by | February 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM | Olympics

Bode Miller (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty)

 

5-6:55am ET:  Cross Country – Men’s 15 Kilometer Classic

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/cross-country/winter/14081

Martin Johnsrud Sundby is another Norwegian cross country favorite from the nation that has dominated Olympic cross country skiing and boats a roster full of medal contenders. “Super Dario” Cologna of Switzerland is a live wild card after winning the skiathlon event in dramatic fashion.

 

5-8am ET:  Curling – Women’s Prelims

            Koreas v. China http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14095

            Great Britain v. Japan http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14089  

            USA v. Denmark http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14077

            Russia v. Switzerland http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14080

 

6:30-7:40am ET:  Alpine – Men’s Super-Combined: Slalom Run 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/alpine-skiing/winter/14059

USA has won the last two Olympic gold medals with Ted Ligety in 2006 and Bode Miller in 2010. Ligety is considered one of the favorites this time and should perform well in the slalom portion of the combined.

 

7:30-10am ET:  Men’s Ice Hockey – Sweden vs. Switzerland 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/14979

Henrik Lundqvist from the New York Rangers and his Swedish teammates topped the Czechs 4-2 in their first game. Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller  recorded a shutout as the Swiss beat Latvia on a last-second goal.

 

7:30-10:20am ET:  Skeleton – Men’s Runs 1-2 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/skeleton/winter/14986

Two Americans - John Daly from Long Island and Wisconsin’s Matt Antoine – will be chasing a medal in this first part of the men’s skeleton runs. 

 

8:45-10am ET:  Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Aerials Qualifying 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/freestyle-skiing/winter/14062

China’s Xu Mengtao leads a very deep Chinese aerials team. Ashley Caldwell and Emily Cook are the Americans looking to make the medals’ podium.

 

9-10:55am ET:  Biathlon – Women’s 15 Kilometer Individual 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/biathlon/winter/14071

Norway’s defending Olympic titlist Tora Berger is the gold medal favorite in this longest of the non-relay, women’s biathlon events. Vermont’s Susan Dunklee, whose father was a two-time, US Olympian in cross country, makes her Olympic debut but is a medal longshot.

 

10am-1pm ET: Curling – Men’s Prelims

            Great Britain vs. Denmark http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14125  

            Russia vs. USA http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/13370  

            China vs. Norway http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14073  

            Switzerland vs. Germany http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14092  

 

10am-2:35pm ET:  Figure Skating – Men’s Free Skate 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/figure-skating/winter/14119

Chinese teenager Yozuhu Hanyu electrified the figure skating crowd Thursday by recording the highest score ever in the men’s short program . Three-time, world champion Patrick Chan of Canada is in second place heading into free skate with gold medal on the line. American hope Jeremy Abbott crashed badly in the short program and sits in 9th place.

 

10:20am-12:40pm ET:  Skeleton – Women’s Runs 3 & 4 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/skeleton/winter/14987   

American women have been kept off the podium since winning two of three medals at inaugural 2002 skeleton event in Salt Lake City. Veteran Noelle Pikus-Pace a mother of two, returned to the sport in 2012 after retiring and is hoping to cap her career with an Olympic medal. She is sitting in second place after the first two runs with and another American veteran Katie Uhleander in fourth place.

 

11:10am-12:03pm ET:  Ski Jumping – Men’s Large Hill Trial Jump 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/ski-jumping/winter/14101

Switzerland’s Simon Ammann has the uncanny ability of producing winning results in the Olympics as he demonstrated in 2010 by capturing both men’s ski jumping gold medals. The 32-year Swiss jumper needs only one medal to tie Finland’s Matti Nykaenen’s all-time record as ski jumping’s most decorated Olympian.

 

Noon-2:30pm ET:  Men’s Ice Hockey – Canada vs. Austria 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/13342  

Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks gets the start at goalie for the Canadians who topped Norway 3-1 in their Sochi opener. Austria surrendered eight goals in their initial Sochi game and should not offer much competition for Team Canada.

 

Noon-2:30pm ET:  Men’s Ice Hockey – Norway vs. Finland 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/14091  

Norway played well against powerful Canada but lost 3-1. Finland scored eight goals in the Sochi opener en route to an 8-4 rout of Austria. 

 

12:30-1:35pm ET:  Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Aerials Final 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/freestyle-skiing/winter/14060  

China’s Xu Mengtao leads a very deep Chinese aerials team. Ashley Caldwell and Emily Cook are the Americans looking to make the medals’ podium.

 

12:30-1:35pm ET:  Ski Jumping – Men’s Large Hill Qualifying 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/ski-jumping/winter/14982

Switzerland’s Simon Ammann has the uncanny ability of producing winning results in the Olympics as he demonstrated in 2010 by capturing both men’s ski jumping gold medals. The 32-year Swiss jumper needs only one medal to tie Finland’s Matti Nykaenen’s all-time record as ski jumping’s most decorated Olympian.