Winter Olympics 2014 Schedule: Live Stream, TV Info and Day 14 Preview

Chris Roling@@Chris_RolingFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2014

J.R. Celski of the United States compete in a men's 1000m short track speedskating heat at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press

Coming off one of the most memorable days of the 2014 Winter Games, Day 14 has a lot to live up to in Sochi, Russia.

As it stands, the schedule looks like it will be another stellar set of events fans around the globe will want to catch. Big names are in action as more potential medals are dished out, and a pretty important hockey match is in the cards, too.

American viewers will be able to catch a few of these events on television during the day, but will have to wait until prime time on NBC for most. Remember, all events are available to view online at NBC Live Extra.

 

Schedule, TV Info

Winter Olympics Schedule - Day 14
Time (ET) Sport Event/Matchup TV Medal?
2:45am ETFreestyle SkiingWomen's Ski Cross - Seeding--No
3:30am ETCurlingMen's Bronze Final - SWE vs CHN--Yes
4:30am ETFreestyle SkiingWomen's Ski Cross - 1/8 FinalsNBC (Delay)No
5:05am ETFreestyle SkiingWomen's Ski Cross - QtrfinalsNBC (Delay)No
5:25am ETFreestyle SkiingWomen's Ski Cross - SemifinalsNBC (Delay)No
5:39am ETFreestyle SkiingWomen's Ski Cross - FinalsNBC (Delay)Yes
7:00am ETHockeyMen's Semifinal - SWE vs FIN NBCSNNo
7:45am ETAlpine SkiingWomen's Slalom - Run 1 of 2--No
8:30am ETCurlingMen's Gold Final - CAN vs GBR CNBCYes
8:30am ETSpeed SkatingMen's Team Pursuit - Quarterfinals--No
9:15am ETSpeed SkatingWomen's Team Pursuit - Quarterfinals--No
9:30am ETBiathlonWomen's 4 x 6km RelayNBC (Delay)Yes
10:15am ETSpeed SkatingMen's Team Pursuit - Semifinals--No
11:15am ETAlpine SkiingWomen's Slalom - Run 2 of 2--Yes
11:30am ETShort TrackMen's 500m - Quarterfinals--No
11:45am ETShort TrackWomen's 1000m - Quarterfinals--No
12:00pm ETHockeyMen's Semifinal - USA vs CAN NBCSN (Delay)No
12:15pm ETShort TrackMen's 500m - Semifinals--No
12:30pm ETShort TrackWomen's 1000m - Semifinals--No
12:45pm ETShort TrackMen's 500m - Finals--Yes
1:00pm ETShort TrackWomen's 1000m - Finals--Yes
1:15pm ETShort TrackMen's 5000m Relay - Finals--Yes
All info courtesy of Sochi2014.com and NBCOlympics.com

 

Events to Watch 

Men's 500-meter Short-Track Finals

Of the multitude of short-track events on the day, the 500 meters is the most interesting to watch. America's J.R. Celski will be in attendance and has two first-place finishes so far in Sochi, although he has yet to hit the podium.

Celski says that in the face of the massive disappointment his team has been this year that spirits are still high, via Beth Harris of the Associated Press:

"It's a bummer that we haven't performed quite the way we wanted to individually," Celski said. "The team energy and atmosphere is still positive."

Celski is a star to watch, but Russia's Viktor Ahn is the man who fans must watch the closest. He grabbed a gold in the 1,000 meters and a bronze in the 1,500 meters. Ahn has shown no signs of slowing down and is the clear favorite.

Overall the field is tough, and major players have one last chance to turn things around or keep dominating the field.

 

USA vs. Canada, Men's Hockey Semifinals

Sidney Crosby
Sidney CrosbyNathan Denette/Associated Press

This writes itself.

Two heated rivals. A rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game in Vancouver. Etc.

The international hockey game is all about adjustments, and so far the United States has simply been better. In fact, Canada has been one of the slowest to adapt offensively despite a slew of star players who separately find a large amount of success. A stat detailed by James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail says it all:

Of course, most of this goes out the window when the two rivals meet. The United States and Canada have a long history and will surely do whatever it takes to get past each other and into the gold-medal game.

Of all the events on Feb. 21, this is the one nobody has an excuse to miss.

 

Women's Alpine Skiing Slalom Run

Lost in the shuffle of the more broad-appeal events, the women's slalom run will have some quality action and star power fans will want to see.

Heavyweights such as Slovenia's Tina Maze will hit the slopes once more. Maze already has two gold medals to her name in Sochi and is certainly a favorite to win another.

Mikaela Shiffrin is another name to keep a close eye on, especially after a strong showing that saw her land in fifth place in the giant slalom event. The budding 18-year-old American superstar could make a push at the podium in her first Winter Games after getting over the butterflies of her first event.

Other old favorites like Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch will make a bid for the podium as well in an event not hyped by many but will be praised by all once it concludes.

 

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