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Olympic Ski Jumping Schedule 2018: Men's Normal Hill TV Info, Live Stream, Pick

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2018

Poland's Kamil Stoch competes in the men's normal hill individual ski jumping trial qualifying event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 8, 2018, in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ski jumping takes centre stage at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, as the action intensifies in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The men's normal hill individual discipline will provide fascinating competition, with Kamil Stoch attempting to defend his Olympic crown.

Training for the event began on Wednesday, giving the athletes a good look at the jumping that awaits them.

Here is how you can watch the action:                              

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10

Time: 11:20 a.m. GMT/6:20 a.m. ET

TVNBC Universal (U.S.), BBC and Eurosport (UK)

StreamNBC OlympicsBBC iPlayer

                               

Per the International Olympic Committee's official website, here is the full schedule for the men's normal hill competition:

           

Saturday's Schedule                            

Trial Round: 11:20 a.m. GMT/6:20 a.m. ET

First Round: 12:35 a.m. GMT/7:35 a.m. ET

Final Round: 1:35 p.m. GMT/8:35 a.m. ET

                                 

Medal Contenders

A picture taken with a robotic camera shows Poland's gold medalist Kamil Stoch posing during the Men's Ski Jumping Large Hill Individual Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / ANTONIN T
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Metronomic consistency is the order of the day in top-class ski jumping, and the field will have to be at its best to compete with the formidable talent of Stoch.

The Pole is his country's most successful athlete in the event, and he prevailed on the Olympic stage four years ago.

The 30-year-old collected two gold medals at Sochi 2014, but there are young pretenders to his throne in South Korea.

Norway's Daniel-Andre Tande has won World Cup events, and if he finds his groove, he will expect to be in full contention for a spot on the podium.

Tande defeated Stoch to become a double ski-jumping world champion in 2018, but the elder statesman has the advantage over him in terms of Olympic experience.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 07: Stefan Kraft of Austria trains for the Men's Normal Hill Ski Jumping ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 7, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  (Photo
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Stefan Kraft will be the duo's main competition for the gold medal after a superb set of results since 2016.

The Austrian burst onto the scene in 2012 and worked his way to world records and World Championship glory.

However, the talented 24-year-old has suffered from shaky form in recent times, but he has re-established himself as a threat just in time for the Games.

Kraft can beat anyone on his day, but it is questionable if he can jump to the gold on this occasion. He certainly has the pedigree to succeed, but form will dictate the medal order on Saturday.

                                              

Gold-Medal Pick: Stoch.

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