Our Pick: Women’s Ice Hockey (USA vs. Canada) – Live 10:10 PM – 12:30 AM on NBCSN
Women’s ice hockey (U.S. vs. Canada): Perhaps the most anticipated preliminary-round hockey game of the PyeonChang Olympics, Team USA takes on Canada Wednesday evening, continuing a tradition that’s seen a heated rivalry between the two countries in every Winter Games since 1998 with the exception of 2006. Not to mention Team USA just took out the Russian athletes who were later barred from participating in the Games, 5-0.
Who to Watch: Meghan Duggan – As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and team forward in 2018, Duggan has represented the U.S. at two Olympic Winter Games, played in eight International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships, 10 Four Nations Cups, and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series.
What am I watching? – Ice hockey, now a mainstay in the United States, originated in Canada in the early 19th century, based on several similar sports played in Europe (probably why Canada is still the dominate force in the sport today). Ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920. The men’s tournament was introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics and was transferred permanently to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1924, in France. The women’s tournament was first held at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Also, Catch: Men’s Downhill Skiing – 8:30 – 10:00 PM on NBC
Postponed due to gusty winds and heavy snowfall over the weekend, Norway’s 2014 bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud and 2010 silver medalist Aksel Svindal will take on Austria’s defending champ Matthias Mayer now that Team USA’s Steve Nyman suffered a pre-Olympics injury that took him, the projected favorite for gold, out of the running.
PyeongChang Winter Olympics Breakdown
When: Olympics run from February 9th – 25th
Where: PyeongChang, Republic of Korea. PyeongChang is a county in Gangwon Province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east southeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. (Wikipedia)
Mascot: Soohorang, a white tiger is the official mascot.
Official Olympic Website: PYEONGCHANG2018.COM
How to Watch: NBC, as you’ve probably seen, is the official broadcaster of the games. Full and detailed competition schedules, TV listings and live streaming schedules are available on NBCOlympics.com.
A total of 365.5 hours of Olympic coverage will be aired on NBCUniversal cable networks, which include NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA Network. The big events will be on NBC which if you’re a cable cutter you should be able to get over the air.
What we’re doing: PyeongChang South Korea is the home for the 2018 Winter Games. This is the 24th time athletes have taken to the snow and ice to compete for gold.
There are 15 official Winter Olympics events. All of those breakdown to individual competitions. For example, under the heading of Alpine Skiing, there are a total of 13 events to watch. This means there is a ton to keep track off.
That’s where we come in. We’ll pick the event or story to watch that you might miss.
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