With the commencement of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, comes the usual tradition of NBC showing select sporting events on tape delay in primetime television schedule. However, Comcast’s flagship commercial broadcast television network has progressively showing more live sports coverage in poast years, which will continue on Saturday with multiple medal events in this year’s Winter Olympics. The full primetime broadcast kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and NBCSN (Winter Olympics 2018 live stream at NBC Olympics.com).
NBC’s Saturday primetime broadcast begins with figure skating, consistently the most popular sport event at the Winter Olympics.
The other major sport event on Saturday is the men’s downhill skiing final, with a gold medal up for steals. At 2.852 kilometers, this is by far the longest track in the alpine skiing class. Austrian Matthias Mayer bagged the gold in Sochi Olympics four years ago, and will be looking to become the first-time back-to-back Winter Olympic winner at this category.
[agg-ad id=”442″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”834″ align=”center”]Snowboarding and curling, on the other side of the corner, are the main headliners on NBCSN’s Winter Olympics coverage, with the men’s slopestyle event deciding medal winners. After slopestyle, NBC’s Sports Network will then re-stream a replay of curling preliminary, with the United States athletes playing against the Finland delegates in mixed-doubles action.
Finally, the U.S. women’s ice hockey team hits the icy floor for its first contest of in PyeongChang, taking against Finland in group-stage play. For those snow sports enthusiast and spectators who like staying up late to catch up as many live sport events as possible, NBCSN will be live streaming this game at 2:40 a.m. ET.
The team USA made it to the gold medal final round at Sochi in Russia, but for the second consecutive Olympics, the American delegations fell short to Canada in the final to win the gold medal. Now United States are trying to build off the momentum of winning gold in last year’s IIHF Women’s World Championship.
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Winter Olympics 2018 Primetime Schedule (Saturday, Feb. 11)
— Men’s downhill final
Time: 9 p.m. ET
— Team short ice dance
Time: 8 p.m. ET
— Women’s single short program
Time: 9:45 p.m. ET
— Pairs free skating
Time: 10:40 p.m. ET
— Men’s slopestyle final
Times: 8 p.m. (run 1), 8:32 p.m. (run 2), 9:04 p.m. (run 3)
— Women’s slopestyle qualification
Times: 11:30 p.m. (run 1), 12:32 a.m. (run 2)
All Winter Olympics games streaming live online at NBC Olympics and the NBC Sports app