The Winter Olympics 2014 schedule live stream and TV events for NBC on Sunday, Feb. 9 from Sochi, Russia will include snowboarding, figure skating and hockey, among other competitions. At least four of the events on tap for the day's winter games will be medal competitions, with others part of tournament or qualifying action for the other sports. As of this report, the United States is fourth in the medal count with two medals, one gold and one bronze, trailing Netherlands, Canada and Norway. The latest televised and live stream Olympics coverage will come courtesy of NBC sports sources on Sunday.
According to ABC News in their Feb. 8 report from Russia, the first U.S. gold medal of the Sochi Olympics was won by snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg. The 20-year-old took the gold for slopestyle to give the United States one medal in their count. Kotsenburg won with a fancy jump, rotating, twist and flip move while holding onto his board and flexing it behind his back. As he later admitted to reporters, he "never even tried it before. Never, ever tried it in my life."
Kotsenburg added with regards to his feat at Sochi:
"I kind of do random stuff all the time, never make a plan up. I had no idea I was even going to do a 1620 in my run until three minutes before I dropped. It's kind of what I'm all about."
The only other medal as of this report claimed so far by the United States came in the Women's Moguls finals of the freestylin skiing event. Hannah Kearney took the third-place prize as she was bested by Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe, and sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, who claimed the top two medals, respectively. America's Kearney was on the brink of making history, as she was attempting to become first-ever freestyle skier to win back-to-back gold medals. Now Justine has a chance at the feat if she ends up competing at the 2018 games in Pyeongchang.
Also during Saturday's events, the United States Women's hockey team defeated Finland by a final of 3-1. Hilary Knight had a goal and an assist for two points during the win. Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter each added a goal to the team's three for the win. Next up for Team USA will be a matchup against Switzerland on Monday Feb. 10 in Sochi for Group A. There will be more women's hockey on Sunday as part of the ongoing medal game qualifying rounds, in addition to several medal events on the schedule. Below is a look at live events that will be shown on NBCSN on Sunday, with more info below that on live stream and TV replays.
- 3-5:30 a.m. — Women's Hockey - Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)
- 5:30-8:30 a.m. — Men's Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women's Speedskating - 3000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
- 8:30-10 a.m. — Men's Luge - Singles Competition (LIVE)
- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Figure Skating - Team Event Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
- 1-2 p.m. — Men's Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Sunday's Winter Olympics 2014 coverage begins as early as 3 a.m. EST on live stream feeds via NBC Olympics Live Extra website. Televised coverage on NBC will feature the "NBC Prime Replay" of various events that were already held hours beforehand, starting as early as 1 a.m. EST on Sunday morning. There will be live televised coverage of women's hockey starting at 3 a.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) as Sweden takes on Japan in a preliminary round Group B matchup. This will be followed by Men's Skiathlon and Women's 300m speed skating at 5:30 a.m. EST on the same channel, and then men's singles Luge at 8:30 a.m. EST, followed by men's team event figure skating. See the full schedule details here at NBCOlmypics.com.