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2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Day 8 TV and Announcer Schedule

For the first time ever at a Winter Olympics, NBC will broadcast Olympic primetime competition live across all time zones. Whether daytime, primetime or “Primetime Plus” (formerly the late night show), all U.S. viewers will be able to watch NBC’s coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, at the same time.

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    Highlights of Day 8 Events:

    South Korea could win both golds in the women’s 1500m and men’s 1000m finals of short track speed skating. Seo Yi-Ra is the reigning men’s 1000m world champion; also competing is Korean-turned-Russian Viktor Ahn with a chance to become Short Track’s most decorated Olympian with a ninth overall medal. Choi Min-Jeong and Shim-Suk Hee ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the women’s 1500m this season.

    In the men’s giant slalom. American alpine skier Ted Ligety — Mr. GS — is the reigning Olympic champion who on Jan. 28 made his first podium in two years after a series of injuries. Austrian Marcel Hirscher — the world’s best Alpine skier seven years running — is favored to take his first Olympic title.

    In Sochi, the U.S. notched its third-ever Winter Olympic podium sweep by dominating men’s slopestyle in freestyle skiing in its Olympic debut. Gold medalist Joss Christensen did not make the PyeongChang team in a comeback from a torn ACL, but silver medalist Gus Kenworthy and bronze medalist Nick Goepper are back and among the podium contenders.

    Jacqueline Loelling, 22, seeks Germany’s first Olympic gold in Skeleton a year after becoming the sport’s youngest female world champion.

    In Ski Jumping, the men’s individual large hill final could see a duel between reigning world champion Stefan Kraft of Austria and defending Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland.

    Susan Dunklee, who last year became the first American woman to climb a Biathlon world championships podium by taking silver in the 12.5km mass start, brings contender status to that event in PyeongChang.

    Team USA also could make history by capturing its first-ever Olympic medal in a women’s Cross-County event, as Jessie Diggins and co. have podium potential in the 4x5km relay.

    The following are the events including dates, start times, TV networks and announcers. All times Eastern unless otherwise noted.

    Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

    NBC 3:00-6:00 p.m.

    Men’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Competition
    Announcers: Trace Worthington (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    Women’s Biathlon 12.5km Mass Start Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Steve Schlanger (play-by-play), Chad Salmela (analyst), Damon Hack (reporter)

    Women’s Cross Country 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Al Trautwig (play-by-play), Chad Salmela (analyst)

    NBC 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. MT / 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PT

    Men’s Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom, First Run (LIVE)
    Announcers: Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Bode Miller (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    Men’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Competition
    Announcers: Trace Worthington (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    Short Track Speed Skating Women’s 1500m Gold Medal Final and Men’s 1000m Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Apolo Ohno (analyst), Andrea Joyce (reporter)

    Women’s Skeleton Gold Medal Final Runs
    Announcers: Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Bree Schaaf (analyst), Lewis Johnson (reporter)

    Men’s Ski Jumping Individual Large Hill Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), Johnny Spillane (analyst), Abby Chin (reporter)

    NBC 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

    Men’s Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom, Gold Medal Final Run (LIVE)
    Announcers: Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Bode Miller (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    Men’s Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Trace Worthington (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    NBC Primetime Encore
    Midnight – 3 a.m. (MT)
    11 p.m. – 2 a.m. (PT)
    1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (ET)
    12:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. (CT)

    NBC Primetime Encore 2
    3 a.m. – 5 a.m. (MT)
    2 a.m. – 5 a.m. (PT)

    NBCSN 2:40-5:00 a.m.

    Men’s Ice Hockey Switzerland vs. South Korea (LIVE)
    Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Gord Miller (analyst), Mike Milbury (analyst), Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass reporter), Brian Boucher (Inside the Glass reporter)

    NBCSN 5:00-7:10 a.m.

    Men’s Curling Canada vs. Sweden
    Announcers: Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Kevin Martin (analyst), Trenni Kusnierek (reporter)

    NBCSN 7:10-10:30 a.m.

    Men’s Ice Hockey U.S. vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (LIVE)
    Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Gord Miller (analyst), Mike Milbury (analyst), Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass reporter), Brian Boucher (Inside the Glass reporter)

    Men’s Freestyle Skiing Aerials Competition
    Announcers: Trace Worthington (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), Steve Porino (on-course reporter), Heather Cox (reporter)

    NBCSN 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Women’s Cross Country 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Al Trautwig (play-by-play), Chad Salmela (analyst)

    Women’s Biathlon 12.5km Mass Start Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Steve Schlanger (play-by-play), Chad Salmela (analyst), Damon Hack (reporter)

    Short Track Speed Skating Gold Medal Finals
    Announcers: Ted Robinson (play-by-play), Apolo Ohno (analyst), Andrea Joyce (reporter)

    NBCSN 1:30-5:30 p.m.

    Women’s Skeleton Gold Medal Final Runs
    Announcers: Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Bree Schaaf (analyst), Lewis Johnson (reporter)

    Men’s Ski Jumping Individual Large Hill Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), Johnny Spillane (analyst), Abby Chin (reporter)

    Ice Hockey Game of the Day: U.S. vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (replay)

    NBCSN 7:00-10:10 p.m.

    Olympic Ice
    Hosted by Liam McHugh

    Men’s Ski Jumping Men’s Aerials Competition
    Announcers: Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), Johnny Spillane (analyst), Abby Chin (reporter)

    Women’s Cross Country 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final
    Announcers: Al Trautwig (play-by-play), Chad Salmela (analyst)

    NBCSN 10:10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

    Men’s Ice Hockey Germany vs. Norway (LIVE)
    Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Gord Miller (analyst), Mike Milbury (analyst), Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass reporter), Brian Boucher (Inside the Glass reporter)

    NBCSN 12:30-2:40 a.m.

    Men’s Curling U.S. vs. Japan
    Announcers: Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Kevin Martin (analyst), Trenni Kusnierek (reporter)

    USA Network 2:30-5:00 a.m.

    Women’s Ice Hockey Quarterfinal: Finland vs. Sweden (LIVE)
    Announcers: John Walton (play-by-play), AJ Mleczko (analyst), Leila Rahimi (reporter)

    USA Network 5:00-7:10 a.m.

    Men’s Curling Switzerland vs. Norway
    Announcers: Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Kevin Martin (analyst), Trenni Kusnierek (reporter)

    USA Network 7:10-9:30 a.m.

    Men’s Ice Hockey Slovakia vs. Slovenia (LIVE)
    Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Gord Miller (analyst), Mike Milbury (analyst), Pierre McGuire (Inside the Glass reporter), Brian Boucher (Inside the Glass reporter)

    CNBC 5:00-8:00 p.m.

    Women’s Curling U.S. vs. Canada
    Announcers: Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Kevin Martin (analyst), Trenni Kusnierek (reporter)

    Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

    2:00-5:00 a.m.: Olympic Channel News
    5:00-7:00 a.m.: Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)
    7:00-10:00 a.m.: Olympic Channel News
    10:00 a.m.-noon: Olympic Channel News
    noon-12:30 p.m.: Winter Olympics Daily Hosted by Jimmy Roberts
    12:30-1:00 p.m.: Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)
    1:00-6:00 p.m.: Olympic Channel News
    6:00-6:30 p.m.: Winter Olympics Daily Hosted by Jimmy Roberts
    6:30-7:00 p.m.: Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)
    7:00-11:00 p.m.: Olympic Channel News
    11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.: Olympic Channel News

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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