The United States won four medals on the first full day of the 2010 Winter Olympics — one gold, one silver and two bronze — and has a chance to pick up a couple more on Sunday (Feb. 14).
The highlight of Saturday’s prime-time coverage had to be Apolo Ohno winning his sixth short-track medal, a silver in the 1,500 meters. He looked to be out of the medals on the last lap, but two of the three skaters in front of him wiped out on the final turn, allowing Ohno to move up to second and teammate J.R. Celski to take the bronze.
One of potential U.S. medals on Sunday is nordic combined — a combo of ski-jumping and cross-country skiing — which has never yielded an American top-three finisher. Teammates Bill Demong and Todd Lodwick have a decent chance of ending that streak. Their competition will be part of NBC’s daytime coverage from 1 to 6 p.m. ET/PT.
Here’s the rest of the schedule for Sunday.
Daytime: In addition to the nordic combined, the network will offer up the women’s 3,000 meters in speed skating; the men’s 10k sprint in biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle); and continuing coverage of the men’s luge singles.
Primetime: One thing you won’t be seeing: Lindsey Vonn, or any other skier, in the women’s super combined. Bad snow conditions have forced the shuffling of the alpine skiing schedule, and the super combined is now set for Thursday. From 7 to 11 p.m. ET, you will see the opening of the figure skating competition, the pairs short program (China’s Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo are the favorites); the men’s moguls in freestyle skiing; and the gold medal final in men’s luge singles.
The U.S. women’s hockey team hits the ice for the first time, playing China at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT.
More women’s hockey at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 PT, with Russia facing Finland.
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