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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: NBC TV & online viewers guide to the Winter Games

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The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begins with the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 7, but the preliminary rounds of sport competition start on Thursday, February 6.

Find information below about NBC TV and online coverage, gold medal competition media coverage, a daily events schedule and links to Winter Olympics social media sites.

Every moment of competition from all 15 sports will be broadcast on NBC TV and its affiliates and online on NBCOlympics.com or via the NBC Live Extra mobile app.

Viewers in the U.S. who are watching the games on TV will see many events, including the opening ceremony, on tape delay due to the time difference in Russia. However, all sports competition can be viewed live online.

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NBC TV coverage begins on Thursday, Feb. 6, with the first of 18 day of consecutive Winter Olympics programming on NBC. Watch figure skating and women's snowboarding from 8 - 11 p.m. ET, with a primetime encore of the day's events from 1:35 - 4:30 a.m. ET.

If you're not a night owl, daytime broadcasts in the U.S. begin on Saturday, Feb. 8, on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and across the NBCUniversal networks. Hockey, figure skating, ski jumping, cross country and speedskating will kick of the weekend coverage on NBC, starting at 3 a.m. ET.

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Gold Medal Coverage: NBCSN will air at least one gold medal final live each day during the Winter Games. On most days, live coverage will begin as early as 3 a.m. ET and run for 12 hours.

In addition to NBC and NBCSN, the following affiliates will carry specific sporting events during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

  • CNBC will carry 36 hours of curling coverage.
  • MSNBC will broadcast 45 hours of live curling and hockey, including medal rounds.
  • USA Network will broadcast 43 hours of live curling and hockey coverage, including medal rounds.

Live Online Coverage: Viewers must register on the Live Extra site to start the live streaming coverage and verify their pay-TV subscription with one of 15 providers.

Daily Event Schedule: NBC has a helpful TV listings grid that will give you the daily schedule for a specific sporting event. Enter your zip code and the name of your satellite or cable provider and you will be given a list of times and dates for the sport you want to watch.

Winter Games on Social Media: Follow the NBC Olympics on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on YouTube here.

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