Winter Olympics 2018 Schedule: Wednesday TV, Live-Stream Coverage

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2018

Germany's Sascha Benecken and Toni Eggert celebrate the end of their Luge Doubles Run 2 at the Sanki Sliding Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014.      AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ice hockey, luge and curling are among the events set to take place at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Wednesday.

A refreshed roster for Team USA will face Slovenia in a vital Group B match at the Kwandong Hockey Centre. Slovakia will meet the Olympic Athletes from Russia side in another men's preliminary-round group match.

Elsewhere, Great Britain face Olympic champions Canada in the men's curling after beginning their campaign against Switzerland.

Medals will be up for grabs in biathlon and luge. Here's the updated medal tracker:

                        

Selected Wednesday Schedule

All times ET

Luge

Doubles Run 1 (6:20 a.m.)

Doubles Run 2 (7:30 a.m.)

             

Curling

Men Round Robin Session 2: Canada vs. Great Britain (6:05 a.m.)

Men Round Robin Session 2: Republic of Korea vs. Sweden (6:05 a.m.)

Men Round Robin Session 2: Switzerland vs. Italy (6:05 a.m.)

Men Round Robin Session 2: Norway vs. Japan (6:05 a.m.)

             

Ice Hockey

Men Preliminary Round Group B

Slovakia vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (7:10 a.m.)

United States vs. Slovenia (7:10 a.m.)

For the full schedule visit the competition website.

In the United States, the action will be streamed via the NBC Sports App. For the NBC schedule click here.

Eurosport Player will stream the events for viewers in the United Kingdom.

                

Wednesday Preview

There are no NHL players competing at the Pyeongchang Games, but the U.S. Olympic team will still be confident given the talent in its ranks. Forward Troy Terry is one to watch, according to Oliver Jung of NBCOlympics.com.

Jung also named 39-year-old Brian Gionta as the squad leader. A winning start will be considered a must in the pursuit of a gold medal, especially given the quality of the competition.

Gionta will lead Team USA's bid for Hockey gold.
Gionta will lead Team USA's bid for Hockey gold.Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The task has been made easier by Slovenia missing Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, per Jung.

The Russian team will get its campaign for gold underway against Slovakia.

Medals will be handed out in the luge doubles after the completion of two runs at the Olympic Sliding Centre. Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany will be among those expected to reach the podium.

Their countrymen, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, will provide the toughest competition. They won gold at the 2014 Sochi Games, ahead of Austria's Wolfgang and Andreas Linger, who aren't involved in Pyeongchang.

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