The Sochi 2014 Olympics are underway in Russia after yesterday's stunning opening ceremony, and there is an official medal count for the 2014 Winter Olympics. People throughout the U.S. have watched the early competitions via live stream video or live TV. The United States Olympic team snagged its first medal of the 2014 games, and that medal was a gold medal, according to a Feb. 8 SB Nation report.
Even though the U.S. team has successfully won a gold medal in Men's Slopestyle snowboarding with Sage Kotsenburg winning, Team USA is not the medal leader so far. In fact, Norway and the Netherlands leads the overall Olympic medal tally so far with 3 each. Both countries have one gold, one silver, and one bronze. Following in the medal count is Team USA with one gold. Then, there is Sweden with one silver medal and Canada with one bronze medal.
The Netherlands won all three medals in 5000m speed skating, in which their athletes finished first, second, and third. Meanwhile, Norway's medals came from Ladies' Skiathlon (gold and bronze) and the Men's Slopestyle event (silver).
To watch the 2014 Sochi Olympics live on TV, you can check out NBCSN starting around 3 a.m. EST each day, and running through 3 p.m. EST. Then, NBCSN will rerun the coverage in the U.S. Also, each evening, NBC will air key performances during primetime on its affiliates throughout the U.S. If you would like to watch a live stream video of the 2014 Winter Olympics, NBCOlympics.com will have live stream video of the events as they happen. Of course, you can only watch 30 minutes for free, and after that, you will have to login to prove that you are a paying customer. If you do not, you will be limited to five minutes of Olympics video at a time.
Today starting at 3 p.m. EST NBC affiliates will air the Ski Jumping (qualification in men's normal hill), Biathlon (men's 10km sprint) and Cross-Country (women's skiathlon), and the men's 5000m event in Speed Skating. At 8 p.m. NBC will air Men's Slopestyle Snowboarding, Women's Moguls Freestyle Skiing, and Figure Skating's new team event. Be sure to tune in to catch some of the day's best performances at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.