Olympic Schedule 2014: Updated NBC TV Guide Following Biathlon Postponement

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIFebruary 16, 2014

Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen gets ready to shoot during the men's biathlon 20k individual race, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Lee Jin-man/Associated Press

Biathlon greats Martin Fourcade of France and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen will have to wait another day to begin their attempts at Olympic history. Following an unforeseen act of nature, the men's biathlon 15-kilometer mass start was pushed back from Sunday morning to Monday.

Heavy fog rolled into the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center on Sunday. The discipline was initially postponed for an hour. However, with the fog refusing to give way, it was declared that the shooting range did not have proper visibility, and the event was inevitably pushed back to Monday at 1 a.m. ET.

Here's how Monday's schedule looks after the postponement of the biathlon:

Monday's Full Updated Olympic Schedule
Time (ET)EventLive TV
12 a.m.Women's Curling: RUS vs. GBR--
12 a.m.Women's Curling: RUS vs. GBR--
1 a.m.Biathlon: Men's 15km Mass Start--
2 a.m.Men's Snowboard Cross: Seeding--
3 a.m.Women's Curling: KOR vs. USANBCSN
4:30 a.m.Men's Snowboard Cross: 1/8 Final--
4:52 a.m.Men's Snowboard Cross: Quarterfinals--
5:04 a.m.Men's Snowboard Cross: Semifinals--
5 a.m.Men's Curling: CHN vs. GBR--
5 a.m.Men's Curling: GER vs. RUS--
5 a.m.Men's Curling: SUI vs. USAUSA
5 a.m.Men's Curling: NOR vs. DEN--
7 a.m.Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs: USA vs. SWENBCSN
8:45 a.m.Freestyle Skiing: Men's Aerials Qualification 1--
9:30 a.m.Freestyle Skiing: Men's Aerials Qualification 2--
9:30 a.m.Bobsled: Two-Man Heat 3--
10 a.m.Women's Curling: CHN vs. SUI--
10 a.m.Women's Curling: CAN vs. KOR--
10 a.m.Women's Curling: SWE vs. JPN--
10 a.m.Figure Skating: Ice Dance Free DanceNBCSN
11:05 a.m.Bobsled: Two-Man Heat 4--
12 p.m.Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs: Can vs. SUIMSNBC
12:15 p.m.Ski Jumping: Men's Team Round 1--
12:30 p.m.Freestyle Skiing: Men's Aerials Finals 1--
12:55 p.m.Freestyle Skiing: Men's Aerials Finals 2--
1:30 p.m.Biathlon: Women's 12.5km Mass StartNBCSN
1:30 p.m.Ski Jumping: Men's Team FinalsNBCSN
3 p.m.Freestyle Skiing: Men's Aerials Finals 3NBC
3 p.m.Men's Snowboard Cross: FinalsNBC
5 p.m.Women's Curling: DEN vs. GBRCNBC
Sochi2014.com and NBCOlympics.com

All events can be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com.


Prime-Time Schedule

For those who are unable to watch the action during the day—or simply want to see it all over again—NBC will show highlights from the day's events during its prime-time coverage starting at 8 p.m ET. Here's a look at the events that will be showcased:

  • Snowboarding: Men's Snowboard Cross
  • Ski Jumping: Men's Aerials
  • Figure Skating: Ice Dance Free Dance
  • Ski Jumping: Men's Team Large Hill

NBC Late Night Coverage (Tuesday, 1 a.m. ET)

  • Bobsled: Men's Two-Man
  • Figure Skating Recap


Now, let's take a look at the updated viewing information and live stream for the men's 15-kilometer mass start followed by its outlook once it finally takes place.


Viewing Information for Postponed Event

What: Biathlon: Men's 15-Kilometer Mass Start

Where: Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center

When: Monday, Feb. 17

Time: 1 a.m. ET

Channel: NBC

Prime-Time Coverage: 8 p.m. ET, NBC

Live Stream: NBCOlympics.com



Lee Jin-man/Associated Press

With better conditions hopefully arriving on Monday, Fourcade and Bjoerndalen will each have a chance to earn a place in Olympic history.

Fourcade will be looking to continue his biathlon dominance in Sochi, as he has already claimed two gold medals in the 2014 Olympics—one in the men's 20-kilometer individual and one in the men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit.

At just 25 years of age, Fourcade figures to be one of the most exciting biathlon athletes for years to come. In fact, he is already being compared to the legendary Bjoerndalen. During an interview with Eric Willemsen of ABC News, Fourcade spoke of the honor.

Said Fourcade, "It's an honor to be compared to Bjoerndalen. But I am not thinking about becoming part of biathlon history. I am just happy when I can share my victories with friends and teammates."

The 40-year-old Bjoerndalen will be making his own run at Winter Games history.

He is currently tied with fellow Norwegian Bjorn Daehlie with a total of 12 medals in the Winter Olympics—the most ever. What makes Bjoerndalen so impressive is his consistency. Seven of his 12 Olympic medals are gold—the most recent coming this year in the men's 10-kilometer sprint.

Should Bjoerndalen reach the podium on Monday, he will be the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.


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