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2018 PyeongChang Olympics Daily Viewer's Guide - Day 5 (Feb. 11)

What’s on tap for today:

*All times are Eastern Time*

7 a.m. ET USA Network:

– Hockey (Women’s Group A) Canada vs. OAR –  The athletes representing Russia will attempt to represent a hockey team standing in the way of Canada’s quest for their fifth consecutive gold medal.

7:45 a.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Cross-Country – The men’s cross-country skiathlon event will be headlined by defending Olympic gold medalist Dario Cologna of Switzerland. Simply put, it’s the most grueling example of winter travel a human being has experienced since Liam Neeson in “The Grey.”

1:30 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Luge –  Americans Chris Mazdzer and Tucker West seek to challenge Luge powers Germany and Austria in the final two runs of men’s professional sledding.

2:30 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Curling (Mixed Doubles Tiebreaker) China vs. Norway –  We have the beginnings of a classic rivalry brewing in the ever-evolving world of ice-shuffleboard. China and Norway will clash in a tiebreaker match to determine who will advance to the semifinals in mixed doubles. China defeated Norway, 9-3, in its final round-robin match to force the tiebreaker.

3 p.m. ET NBC Live:

– Speed Skating, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing –  More opportunities for the Dutch to ice-run faster than a Zamboni on jet-fuel in men’s skating. The biathlon continues its coverage of cross-country skiing outdoorsman with a “Taxi Driver” type of vendetta against colorful metal targets. Also more cross-country skiing action, otherwise known as the gun-controlled biathlon.

5:30 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Figure Skating (Olympic Ice) –   Siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani will compete in the frozen poetry known as ice dance for Team USA. Bradie Tennell will represent the U.S. in the women’s short program. The United States enters Sunday second behind Canada after the pairs and men’s short programs.

7 p.m. ET NBC Live:

– Luge, Freestyle, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Figure Skating –  So much live coverage! Including the final phases of the Figure Skating team event, plus Alpine star Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. in run 1 (of 2) of the women’s giant (not tiny) slalom. Americans Jaelin Kauf and Morgan Schild  will contend for medals against Australian Britt Cox and the Dufour-Lapointe sisters of Canada in the women’s moguls final. Snowboarding coverage includes the women’s slopestyle final , where defending gold medalist Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent. Also: Luge powerhouses of ice-sledding Germany and Austria compete in the final runs of men’s singles.

7 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Biathlon –  Lowell Bailey represents Team USA in the Biathlon men’s 10km sprint (is anything in cross-country skiing really a sprint?) as the U.S. could claim its first-ever Olympic medal in the sport in PyeongChang.

8 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Snowboarding –  Women’s slopestyle final, medal alert! Another fun edition of “how’d they do that!?!” in my house.

9:45 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Curling (Mixed Doubles Semifinal #1) –  Another rousing game of ice-shuffleboard, but this time is the semifinals!  Teams are TBD, but the fun is DEFINITE.

11:30 p.m. ET NBCSN & NBC Streaming:

– Speed Skating –  Speed skating coverage features the men’s 5000m, that’s 3.1 miles of ice carving excitement.

11:35 a.m. ET NBC Live:

– Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding –  Alpine skiing multi-medal threat and soon-to-be a media icon  Mikaela Shiffrin of Colorado targets her first PyeongChang podium in run No. 2 of the women’s giant slalom. Also, the 17-year-old sensation and always smiling, Chloe Kim and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark , the most decorated Olympic snowboarder of all time, look to advance in qualifying-round women’s halfpipe.

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