Your Complete Guide Of What To Watch During The 2018 Winter Olympics

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The Winter Olympic games are upon us and athletes from around the world have already begun competing, even though the Opening Ceremonies don’t start until Friday (Feb. 9). It can seem overwhelming for fans to sift through the time changes and the slew of events to find their favorite athletes and events, so we have compiled a list of the must-see events with their live broadcast times.

This Olympics is pretty friendly for US viewers, The Winter Olympics only feature seven sports – biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, luge, skating and skiing – compared to the Summer Olympic’s 28, making it much easier to view. With South Korea being 13 hours separated from our central time zone, many events will be live during prime time. To top it off, this will be the first time most events will be available live instead of edited for delayed replay.

If you just need an overview of why to watch each event:

  • Biathlon: the US has never won this event. Ever. But they have a real shot this year. Lowell Bailey won Gold in the Men’s World Championships and Susan Dunklee took Silver in the Women’s. This
  • Bobsleigh: The Nigerian women’s bobsled team is the first African bobsled team to go to the Olympics. It will be a huge feel-good story, even if they don’t win.
  • Curling: This is the first year mixed-gendered teams will compete. I am fascinated with curling. It feels like a bar sport we should all be playing because, well, we all can.
  • Ice Hockey: This is the first year in a long time no NHL players will be in the Olympics. The amateur teams will be young, but that will make it all the better and will feature a rematch of the 1980 Miracle On Ice between our boys and the Russians.
  • Luge: Luge and it’s insane sister discipline, skeleton, are the most insane sports on the list and probably the most dangerous. It’s a thrill just to watch

Let’s be honest, you don’t need any encouragement to watch Skating or Skiing. They’re prime-time sports and will be the ones with the biggest stories. Figure skating will be dramatic, and skiing will be emotional as we follow Lindsay Vonn’s dramatic comeback. Snowboarding will be bigger than ever and more acrobatic as the Olympics continues to copy the X-Games. Skiing will get more competitive with the Alpine Team Competition, a mixed-gender slalom tournament. The rowdiest sport in the whole games will no doubt be Speed Skating. South Korea is obsessed with the sport and a new mass-start event will only make it more entertaining.

And you can watch it all. All times listed are live. There will be recaps during prime time if you don’t feel like losing sleep for the next two weeks.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Curling—mixed doubles (6:05 p.m. CST)

Thursday, Feb. 8

Figure Skating—men’s and pairs short programs (7 p.m. CST)

Friday, Feb. 9

Opening Ceremony (5 a.m. CST)

Saturday, Feb. 10

Short-Track Speedskating—men’s 1,500 meters (4 a.m. CST)

Snowboarding—men’s slopestyle final (7 p.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—men’s downhill (7:00 pm CST)

Sunday, Feb. 11

Luge—men’s final runs (3:50 a.m. CST)

Snowboarding—women’s slopestyle (7 p.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—women’s giant slalom (7:15 p.m. CST)

Monday, Feb. 12

Moguls—men’s (4:30 a.m. CST)

Speedskating—women’s 1,500 meters (6:30 a.m. CST)

Ski Jumping—women’s (6:50 a.m. CST)

Snowboarding—women’s halfpipe (7 p.m. CST)

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Short-Track Speedskating—women’s 500 meters (4 a.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—women’s slalom (7:15 p.m. CST)

Snowboarding—men’s halfpipe (7:30 p.m. CST)

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Nordic Combined—individual, normal hill (12 a.m. CST)

Luge—doubles (5:20 a.m. CST)

Speedskating—women’s 1,000 meters (4 a.m. CST)

Figure Skating—pairs free skate (7:30 p.m. CST)

Thursday, Feb. 15

Cross-country Skiing—women’s sprint, freestyle (12:30 a.m. CST)

Biathlon—men’s 20K individual race (5 a.m. CST)

Skeleton—men’s (6:30 p.m. CST)

Figure Skating—men’s short program (7 p.m. CST)

Snowboarding—women’s snowboard cross (7 p.m. CST)

Friday, Feb. 16

Freestyle Skiing—women’s aerials (5 a.m. CST)

Figure Skating—men’s long program (7 p.m. CST)

Freestyle Skiing—women’s slopestyle (7 p.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—women’s Super-G (8 p.m. CST)

Saturday, Feb. 17

Men’s Hockey—Russia vs. U.S. (6:10 a.m. CST)

Freestyle Skiing—men’s slopestyle (7 p.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—men’s giant slalom (7:15 p.m. CST)

Sunday, Feb. 18

Figure Skating—ice dance, short dance (7 p.m. CST)

Monday, Feb. 19

Figure Skating—ice dance, free dance (7 p.m. CST)

Freestyle Skiing—women’s halfpipe (7:30 p.m. CST)

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Figure Skating—women’s short program (7 p.m. CST)

Alpine Skiing—women’s downhill (8 p.m. CST)

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Bobsled—women’s final runs (4:40 a.m. CST)

Freestyle Skiing—men’s halfpipe (8:30 p.m. CST)

Women’s Hockey—gold medal game (10:10 p.m. CST)

Thursday, Feb. 22

Snowboarding—women’s Big Air final (6:30 p.m. CST)

Figure Skating—women’s long program (8 p.m. EST)

Friday, Feb. 23

Speedskating—men’s 1,000 meters (4 a.m. CST)

Saturday, Feb. 24

Cross-country Skiing—men’s 50K mass start (Midnight CST)

Speedskating—men’s and women’s mass start (5 a.m. CST)

Curling—women’s gold medal match (6:05 p.m. CST)

Bobsled—four-man, final runs (6:30 p.m. CST)

Men’s Hockey—gold medal game (10:10 p.m. CST)

Sunday, Feb. 25

Closing Ceremony (5 a.m. CST)