Winter Olympics 2014 Schedule: Live Stream, TV Info and Day 10 Preview

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IFebruary 17, 2014

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete in the ice dance short dance figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

The 2014 Winter Olympics keep rolling along in Sochi, and Day 10 guarantees to once again be another pivotal day for countries looking to return to the podium.

Seven events will award medals, with 21 total being given out. Some of the highlights of Day 10 will be the ice dancing finals, where Team USA hopes to pull out a gold medal in the free dance portion, and a women's hockey semifinal, as the Americans hit the ice once again one step away from the gold-medal game.

Here is a look at the current medal count:

It was announced Tuesday morning by NBC Olympics and CBC Olympics that the men's snowboard cross and biathlon events had to be rescheduled due to fog. NBC photojournalist Skyler Wilder and Jeff Metcalfe of AZCentral Sports reported the new start times:

While fans might not be able to catch every event live, here is a guide to Day 10 along with a breakdown of the most intriguing events. With all of the competitions being broadcast live on NBC Live Extra, each event is available online for live streaming.

Winter Olympics Schedule - Day 10
Time (ET)SportEvent/MatchupTVMedal?
12 a.m.Women's CurlingSouth Korea vs. USANBCSN*No
12 a.m.Women's CurlingRussia vs. Great Britain-No
12 a.m.Women's CurlingJapan vs. China-No
Update: Tuesday Feb 18 - 5:30 a.m.Men's Biathlon15-Kilometer Mass StartNBCSN*Yes
CANCELLEDMen's Snowboard CrossSeeding Event-No
Update: Tuesday Feb. 18 - 1:30 a.m.Men's Snowboard Cross1/8 Finals-No
Update: Tuesday Feb. 18 - 1:52 a.m.Men's Snowboard CrossQuarterfinals-No
5 a.m.Men's CurlingGermany vs. Russia-No
5 a.m.Men's CurlingSwitzerland vs. USAUSANo
5 a.m.Men's CurlingNorway vs. Denmark-No
5 a.m.Men's CurlingChina vs. Great Britain-No
Update: Tuesday Feb. 18 - 2:04 a.m.Men's Snowboard CrossSemifinalsNBC*No
Update: Tuesday Feb. 18 - 2:12 a.m.Men's Snowboard CrossFinalsNBC*Yes
7:30 a.m.Women's Ice HockeyUSA vs. SwedenNBCSNNo
8:45 a.m.Freestyle SkiingMen's Aerials Qualifications 1-No
9:30 a.m.Freestyle SkiingMen's Aerials Qualifications 2-No
9:30 a.m.BobsleighTwo-Man Heat 3-No
10 a.m.Women's CurlingChina vs. Switzerland-No
10 a.m.Women's CurlingDenmark vs. Great Britain-No
10 a.m.Women's CurlingSweden vs. Japan-No
10 a.m.Women's CurlingCanada vs. South Korea-No
10 a.m.Figure SkatingIce Dance Free DanceNBCSNYes
10 a.m.Women's Biathlon12.5-Kilometer Mass Start-Yes
11:05 a.m.BobsleighTwo-Man Heat 4-Yes
12 p.m.Women's Ice HockeyCanada vs. SwitzerlandNBCSNNo
12:15 p.m.Men's Ski JumpingTeam First Round-No
12:30 p.m.Freestyle SkiingMen's Aerial Final 1-No
12:55 p.m.Freestyle SkiingMen's Aerial Final 2-No
1:12 p.m.Freestyle SkiingMen's Aerial Final 3NBCSN*Yes
1:22 p.m.Men's Ski JumpingTeam Final RoundNBCSN*Yes
sochi2014.com/nbcolympics.com (*Tape delay)

 

Events to Watch

Women's Ice Hockey: USA vs. Sweden

Feb 12, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; USA forward Hilary Knight (21) celebrates with teammates forward Alex Carpenter (25) and forward Kelli Stack (16) after a goal against Canada in a women's ice hockey preliminary round game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Team USA suffered a tough blow against Canada in the final game of the preliminary round, but it is still on a course to face the Canadians yet again in the gold-medal match.

In order to get there, though, they'll have to put forward a blistering game against the Swedes.

If the fight in this team seems a little different than years past, it's due in large part to the change in head coach with Katey Stone at the helm. The first female coach in Team USA history said she has a more personal relationship with her team, as noted by Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune:

There are some things that are not gender-specific, but there are certainly things that are. My relationship with these players is different than a guy. You understand when you really demand more and it's OK, but you always care a ton. It's in the presentation.

The Swedes have proven to be a strong offensive team by scoring three goals or more in their last three games, but they will be facing off with a stout defense in Team USA.

While Canada was able to score three goals against the U.S., only one goal had been given up in the two previous games by Team USA. With that type of defensive effort and another great offensive attack—they've scored an average of 4.67 goals per game—the U.S. should easily advance to the final.

And with Canada taking on Switzerland in the first semifinal, a rematch between the two teams on Thursday seems destined.

 

Ice Dance Free Dance

Meryl Davis and Charlie White have been the one sure-fire gold-medal contenders for Team USA since before the Olympics ever started in Sochi.

And with their stellar performance in the short program, the duo leads the field heading into the free dance portion of the competition.

Following their routine, Davis spoke about her thoughts on the routine, according to Nancy Armour of USA Today:

"I was telling Charlie in the middle of the program, I just felt like I was in a dream," Davis said. "It's such a surreal experience."

After a routine that looked just as light and airy as a dream sequence, the pair stood alone atop the leaderboard. Carolyn Manno of NBC Sports tweeted about Davis and White following the reveal of their score:

With Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the defending gold medalists from Vancouver, nipping at their heels heading into the final portion of the event, they will have to be perfect yet again.

If their history is any indication of what's to come with the duo, perfection can certainly be expected.

Overnight Event to Watch

Men's Snowboard Cross

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 15: Nate Holland of the United States trains during practice for the Mens Snowboard Cross competition at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain on February 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

One of the newest sports in the Winter Olympics, the men's snowboard cross has only been in the Olympics since 2006. Although the event had to be rescheduled, with another pair of Americans promising to be competitive in the event, it will be one to watch.

Nate Holland has been a powerhouse in the sport for years, but has never gotten the job done on the Winter Olympics stage. But at 35 years old, Holland appears ready to stand on the Olympics podium for the first time in his career.

He spoke with Jason Stahl of NBCOlympics.com about his preparation and readiness for the event:

There’s not a lot I’m doing differently to prepare myself. At both Olympics I was riding really well. I’ve definitely progressed. My riding’s progressed. My fitness has progressed. My experience has progressed, so I feel a little bit more prepared. It’s just the longevity of myself being in the game of snowboarding.

Along with Holland, Nick Baumgartner is hoping to cash in on a huge opportunity that he's been afforded. Baumgartner claimed a spot at the Olympics over two-time defending gold medalist Seth Wescott and will have high expectations coming into the snowboard cross competition.

While two Americans have a shot at the podium, the favorite coming into the event is Austria's Markus Schairer. The Austrian won the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix back in December over Holland, as U.S. Snowboarding's official Twitter account points out:

Schairer is the man to beat, but the U.S. has had success in snowboarding thus far in the Olympics and could come out with yet another surprising outcome. 

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