Our Pick: Women’s Bobsled Medal Round – Part NBC Primetime coverage starting at 8 PM
Wednesday’s coverage in PyeongChang focuses heavily around Team USA with the final runs of Women’s Bobsled, Men’s Halfpipe, and more. Our pick is the Women’s Bobsled event, which will prove exciting as
What to Watch:
Team USA’s Elana Meyers, who has competed since 2007, is a contender for gold alongside teammate Jamie Greubel Poser and will go up against defending Canadian gold medalist Kaillie Humphries.
What am I watching?
Bobsled is a winter sport in which teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.
The various types of sleds came several years before the first tracks were built in St. Moritz, Switzerland, where the original bobsleds were adapted upsized luge/skeleton sleds designed by the adventurously wealthy to carry passengers. All three types were adapted from boys’ delivery sleds and toboggans.
Competition naturally followed, and to protect the working class and rich visitors in the streets and byways of St Moritz, bobsledding was eventually banned from the public highway. In the winter of 1903/1904 the Badrutt family, owners of the historic Kulm Hotel and the Palace Hotel, allowed Emil Thoma to organise the construction of the first familiarly configured ‘half-pipe’ track in the Kulm Hotel Park, ending in the village of Cresta. It has hosted the sport during two Olympics and is still in use today. (Wikipedia)
Also, Catch: Men’s Halfpipe Medal Round – NBC 8:00 PM
The men of Team USA will compete in the halfpipe final. Defending champion David Wise will likely lead Team USA, hoping to bring home another gold.
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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