Winter Olympics Viewing Guide

Daily TV Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 8 NBC 8-11:30 p.m. — Figure Skating: Team Event (LIVE), Men’s Short Program, Pairs’ Short Program; Freestyle Skiing: Men’s & Women’s Moguls NBCSN 2-6 a.m. — Mixed Doubles Curling: Canada vs. Norway, China vs. Switzerland 6-10 a.m. — Mixed Doubles ...

Speedskating’s short track will be jumping

(AP) — If you like your Olympic competition staid and sportsmanlike, the short track speedskating rink isn’t the place. The skaters’ helmets and pads are a dead giveaway elbows will be flying at high speeds. Darting down low or around the pack to secure a better position can cause ...

Ski jump champ Stoch primed for podium at PyeongChang

(AP) — Double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch is in peak form as he aims to defend his ski jumping titles at the Pyeongchang Games. When Stoch won double gold in Sochi, he became just the third man to do so. Matti Nykanen of Finland won both golds in 1988. Switzerland’s Simon Ammann won two ...

Bobsledding should find its next driving star

(AP) — This could be the most uncertain Olympic bobsled competition in some time. The most wide open, too. In 2014, it was widely expected that Russia would be tough to beat in the two- and four-man races. And it was, with Alexandr Zubkov winning gold in both events, only to have those ...

Chen not America’s only hope

(AP) — U.S. men’s figure skating history at the Olympics is gilded with gold. Nathan Chen has his sights set on some more. At 18 and already a two-time national champion, Chen is among the favorites for the Pyeongchang Games. Some say there are five reasons why: the number of quadruple ...

Team Canada seeks 5th gold

(AP) — Four years is a long time to wait for a second chance. For some, the chance for golden redemption has been much longer. The United States women’s hockey team has not won Olympic gold since the sport was added in 1998. The Americans have since watched Canada take home four straight ...

It’s hockey’s sister act

(AP) — Just call it a sister thing. Whenever another hockey team has sisters on the rosters, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando take notice. The Olympians are twins themselves. Combine that with how few sisters play hockey or reach national teams playing ...

Sungbin leads pack in skeleton

(AP) — Korean skeleton star Yun Sungbin is absolutely obsessed with Iron Man. He may be called Gold Man soon. South Korea has 26 gold medals in its Winter Olympic history — all on ice, all with skates involved, most from speedskating. The nation doesn’t have much of a sliding history, ...

On third try, Sweeney makes Olympics

(AP) — Emily Sweeney owns no clothing with the Olympic rings emblazoned on them. She’s refused to wear anything bearing that logo, instead sometimes staring at those who were and wondering if her chance would ever come. At long last, it’s here. Sweeney is one of three women on the ...

Bjoergen looks for cross country dominance

(AP) — Marit Bjoergen is heading to the Winter Games in South Korea looking for a three-peat of her three-peat. Bjoergen, the most successful women’s cross-country skier in history, has won three gold medals in each of the past two Winter Games and will be looking to make it three in a ...

New mass start event spices up speedskating

(AP) — The big oval is going to get a lot more crowded at the Pyeongchang Games. Speedskating is spicing itself up with the Olympic debut of the mass start, featuring up to 24 skaters racing 16 laps at the same time. That’s quite a change from the traditional time trial format in which ...

Curlers could be working overtime at Olympics

(AP) — The bobsledders may push harder. The speedskaters may go faster. The ski jumpers soar higher. Yet no one will work longer hours at the Pyeongchang Olympics than American curlers Matt and Becca Hamilton. By qualifying for both the new mixed doubles discipline and the ...

Canada country to beat in figure skating

(AP) — The Maple Leaf could be on frequent display above the medals podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada heads to South Korea with the strongest overall figure skating team and with medal contenders in all four individual events. That’s well ahead of expectations for the United ...

HOCKEY: Without NHL, Games ‘Wide Open’

(AP) — When Willie Desjardins coached Canada’s 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and goaltenders Jake Allen and Martin Jones, it took a wild final game with John Carlson scoring in overtime to win the gold ...

California kid Chloe Kim jumps, twists and flips her way to Olympic games

(AP) — Ask U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim what she thinks the “Chloe Kim Story” really is this year and she hesitates just a moment, before deciding on “The California girl that went to the Olympics.” It’s perfect, easy, and oh-so-fitting for the 17-year-old from Torrance, ...

BIATHLON: Fourcade plans to keep medals

(AP) — Martin Fourcade regularly gives away his World Cup biathlon medals to fans after races. But don’t expect France’s star biathlete to give away any bronze, silver or gold hardware that he wins at the Olympics. He’s keeping those for himself. “I love to give medals to the ...

Frenzel aiming for gold in Nordic Combined event

(AP) — Five-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel will be aiming to continue his dominance of Nordic combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 29-year-old German won the normal hill event in Sochi and finished 10th in the large hill competition after falling ill. He ...