It’s the final few days of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but things are just getting going in Pyeongchang. During these Winter Games, we have seen a number of unbelievable podium finishes from unlikely heroes, and there are likely many more to come before the Closing Ceremony on February 25.
2018 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Schedule
On Tuesday, one of the biggest surprises ever occurred when the United States won its first-ever cross-country gold medal. In the team sprint freestyle competition, the underdog American duo of Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall stunned the world by defeating the heavily-favored Norwegian and Swedish teams.
For the second time this week, the U.S. men’s curling team has eliminated Canada from the medal round, sending the defending Olympic champions to the bronze medal game. As a result, the United States has a shot at its first-ever curling gold medal and will still bring home a historic silver if it loses to Sweden on Saturday.
Even while further surprises are possible on this action-packed Thursday, it’s difficult to imagine anyone upsetting the two Russian Olympic athletes who are currently dominating the women figure skating competition going into tonight’s final.
In contrast, the combined downhill and big air competitions for women in alpine skiing and snowboarding, respectively, are down to their final rounds. Pyeongchang and developed a top choice for spectators.
Check out the latest medal tally, the entire Thursday programme, start times, TV and live streaming information, updated odds, and more for the 2018 Winter Olympics before reading about the Vegas expert’s top pick.
Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com NBC Sports App fuboTV
TV: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA
Events Schedule (indicates live competition):
Thursday, Feb. 22
- 1:45-– 4:45 p.m. — Men’s Curling (semifinal), NBCSN
- 4:45-7 p.m. — Ice Hockey Game of the Day (replay), NBCSN
- 3-5 p.m. — Women’s Biathlon (4x6km relay gold medal final), NBC
- 3-5 p.m. — Men’s Nordic Combined (team large hill/4x5km gold medal final), NBC
- 5-8 p.m. — Men’s Curling (semifinal), CNBC
- 7-8 p.m. — Olympic Ice, NBCSN
- 8-10 p.m. — Figure Skating (ladies’ free program), NBCSN *
- 8 p.m.-Midnight — Figure Skating (ladies’ gold medal final), NBC *
- 8 p.m.-Midnight — Women’s Alpine Skiing (combined, downhill run), NBC *
- 8 p.m.-Midnight — Women’s Snowboarding (big air gold medal final), NBC *
- 8 p.m.-Midnight — Short Track (gold medal finals), NBC
- 10 p.m.-2 a.m. — Men’s Curling (semifinal replay), NBCSN
- 10 p.m.-2 a.m. — Short Track – Gold medal final, NBCSN
On Tuesday night, the 2018 Winter Olympics opened the first part of the individual competition for women in figure skating, and it went pretty much as expected for the top performers.
The short programme record was set by Alina Zagitova, a 15-year-old prodigy, who beat off Evengia Medvedeva, a fellow Russian and the odds-on favourite in this competition, by a mere 0.02 points.