2014 Winter Olympics: Tonightâ€™s NBC Lineup, Tuesday February 18
Presidentâ€™s Day Weekend featured some pretty amazing wins for team USA. From T.J. Oshieâ€™s incredible shootout performance over Russia to Meryl Davis and Charlie Whiteâ€™s ice dancing gold medal — the American squad continued their dominance in Sochi. Check out the full medal standingsÂ here.
In tonightâ€™s Menâ€™s freestyle skiing halfpipe final, Americanâ€™sÂ David WiseÂ andÂ Torin Yater-WallaceÂ aim to capture the sports first-ever Olympic gold medal. Later on,Â Elena Meyers,Â Lolo JonesÂ and the rest of the US Womenâ€™s bobsled team hit the course with their eyes set on the podium.
The Primetime Lineup for the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. Itâ€™s airing on NBC tonight from 8pm â€“ 11:30pm ET/PT.
- Womenâ€™s Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final
- Menâ€™s Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe Gold Medal Final
- Menâ€™s Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final
- Womenâ€™s Bobsled – Competition
- Womenâ€™s Short Track – 3000m Relay Gold Medal Final
Womenâ€™s Alpine Skiing
- Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final: Eighteen-year-old American phenomÂ Mikaela Shiffrinmakes her Olympic debut in the giant slalom.Â Julia Mancuso, who won this event in Torino, will also vie for a medal.
Menâ€™s Freestyle Skiing
- Â Halfpipe Gold Medal Final: The Olympic debut of menâ€™s halfpipe brings an American rivalry to the world stage.Â David Wise, a 23-year-old married father, andÂ Torin Yater-Wallace, an 18-year-old upstart, traded off victories at major events last season and should be jostling for the top spot in Sochi.
- Â Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final:Â Seth Wescott, the only Olympic champion since snowboard cross joined the program in Torino, did not make the U.S. team after an April knee injury, so seven-time X Games championÂ Nate Holland, who was a bitter fourth in Vancouver, will lead the strong American effort.
- A 2010 Olympic bronze medalist as a brakeman,Â Elana MeyersÂ is now in the driverâ€™s seat and has positioned herself as a top medal threat in Sochi. The 29-year-old from Georgia, whose father played for the Atlanta Falcons, was offered college scholarships in four different sports but now serves as the unofficial leader of a diverse and athletic womenâ€™s bobsled team. This event also features track OlympiansÂ Lolo JonesÂ andÂ Lauryn Williams.
Womenâ€™s Short Track
- Â 3000m Relay Gold Medal Final: Short trackâ€™s wild relay race puts 16 skaters on the ice at the same time, as four countries vie for three spots on the podium. Canada, China and South Korea are the top contenders for womenâ€™s relay gold.
For all things 2014 Winter Olympics, surf on over toÂ nbcolympics.com.
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