A Guide to Watching the 2018 Winter Olympics

by Angela Yu

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will bring together some of the world’s greatest athletes, competing in sports such as skiing, figure skating, and curling. Thinking about how and what to watch this year may seem a little daunting, so here is a list of suggestions to make the most out of this year’s games.

 

Note: South Korea is ahead by 14 hours from EST. This means the event times may not be at the best time for viewing. All the times in the article will be eastern standard.

 

Where to Watch

 

NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA Network will all be doing live broadcasts of the games.

Here is a link to the TV listings:

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv-listings

 

NBC also has a live stream which you can access from this link:

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/2018-winter-olympics-daytime-show-feb-10

 

Friday, February 9th

Opening Ceremony

This year, the opening ceremony was nothing short of spectacular.

 

What to Watch

 

Sunday, February 11th

8 PM: Figure Skating

Men and Women’s free skate and free dance

8 PM: Snowboarding

Women’s slopestyle

8:15 PM: Alpine Skiing

Women’s giant slalom

Watch for: Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn

 

Monday, February 12th

3 PM: Ski Jumping

Women’s normal hill

8 PM: Snowboarding

Women’s halfpipe

Watch for: Chloe Kim, 17 year old and favorite to win gold

 

Tuesday, February 13th

8:15 PM: Alpine Skiing

Women’s Slalom

Watch for: Mikaela Shiffrin, favorite to win gold

8:30 PM: Snowboarding

Men’s Halfpipe

Watch for: Shaun White, 2006 and 2010 champion

 

Wednesday, February 14th

8:30 PM: Figure Skating

Pairs free skate

 

Thursday, February 15th

8 PM: Snowboarding

Women’s snowboard cross

Watch for: Lindsey Jacobellis, one of the greatest winter athletes without a gold medal

 

Friday, February 16th

8 PM: Figure Skating

Men’s Free Skate

9 PM: Alpine Skiing

Women’s Super G

Watch for: Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin

 

Saturday, February 17th

8:15 PM: Alpine Skiing

Men’s Giant Slalom

Watch for: Ted Ligety and Marcel Hirscher who is favored to win gold

11:15 PM: Freestyle Skiing

Men’s slopestyle

Watch for:  Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper, the silver and bronze medalists at Sochi

 

Sunday, February 18th

8 PM: Figure Skating

Short Dance

 

Monday, February 19th

8 PM: Figure Skating

Free Dance

8:30 PM: Freestyle Skiing

Women’s halfpipe

Watch for: Maddie Bowman

 

Tuesday, February 20th

8 PM: Figure Skating

Women’s short program

9 PM: Alpine Skiing

Women’s downhill

Watch for: Lindsey Vonn

 

Wednesday, February 21st

9:30 PM: Freestyle Skiing

Men’s halfpipe

Watch for: David Wise

11:10 PM: Hockey

Women’s Final

 

Thursday, February 22nd

7:30 PM: Snowboarding

Women’s big air final

Watch for:  Hailey Langland, Julia Marino and Jamie Anderson

8 PM: Figure Skating

Women’s free skate

Watch for: Yevgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova.

9 PM: Alpine Skiing

Super combined

Watch for Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Wendy Holdener

 

Friday February 23rd

9 PM: Alpine Skiing

Team event

 

Saturday February 24th

7 PM: Curling

Women’s final

7:30 PM: Bobsled

Four man bobsled

Sunday, February 25th

8-10:30 PM: Closing Ceremony (NBC)

 

Medal Count

Use this link to view the medal counts for each country:

https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/game-time/results/OWG2018/en/general/medal-standings.htm

 

Other Useful Links

Official Website of the 2018 Games

https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/index

NBC Olympics Website

http://www.nbcolympics.com/

 

I hope this article has been helpful and have fun watching the games!