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Update on paralympics

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A few weeks ago an article on the paralympics was posted. Good news! Some of the games will be televised. Below is some updated news.

Alpine skiing
NBCSN will present up to nine hours of alpine skiing coverage beginning March 8 with live downhill coverage at 1 a.m. ET. Coverage continues March 10 with live coverage of the super G at 2 a.m. ET and concludes with coverage of the giant slalom on March 16 at 4:30 a.m. ET. Athletes expected to compete in Paralympic alpine skiing events include Alana Nichols, the first U.S. female athlete to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Games (wheelchair basketball in Beijing, alpine skiing in Vancouver).

NBCSN will present coverage of the debut of snowboarding at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Three hours of snowboarding coverage will air on March 14 beginning at 3 a.m. ET . Athletes expected to compete in the Paralympic debut of snowboarding include gold-medal contenders Amy Purdy and Evan Strong.

Cross-country skiing
NBCSN will air 6.5 hours of live cross-country skiing coverage from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Coverage begins March 9 on NBCSN at 1 a.m. ET and continues on March 15 at 3:30 a.m. Tatyana McFadden, a three-time Paralympian in track and field and 10-time Paralympic medalist, will compete in cross-country skiing for the first time at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Sled hockey
NBC and NBCSN will provide eight hours of sled hockey coverage, including Team USA vs. Russia on March 11 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, live semifinals coverage on March 13 on NBCSN and the sled hockey final on NBC on March 15 at 1 p.m. ET. Team USA is led by captain Andy Yohe, who was a member of the Team USA squad that won gold in Vancouver, and goaltender Steve Cash, who did not allow a single goal in five games in Vancouver. The team also boasts four players who have served in the U.S. military; Sergeant Jen Lee (U.S. Army, active), and purple heart recipients Paul Schaus (U.S. Marine Corps), Josh Sweeney (U.S. Marine Corps) and Rico Roman (U.S. Army).

Wheelchair curling
NBCSN will present 5.5 hours of wheelchair curling hockey coverage from the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Coverage of wheelchair curling begins with Team USA against China on Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN will also air the wheelchair curling final on Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSN’s coverage of the biathlon from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will air March 11 at 2 a.m. ET.
In addition, coverage of the biathlon and all Paralympic winter sports will be highlighted across NBCSN’s 11.5 hours of daily coverage spanning five days, recapping the day’s biggest events, providing highlights and in-depth analysis throughout the Games. Coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games concludes on March 22 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC with a one-hour special looking back at top moments from this year’s competition.
* All dates and times subject to change

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