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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Saturday Olympics on TV: It's Shani Davis' last chance

This was supposed to be American speedskater Shani Davis’ big chance to finally win the 1500m competition after taking home silver in the event in both 2006 and 2010, but it’s not looking good for the 31-year-old. On Wednesday, he finished eighth in the 1000m, an event he won in both Torino and Vancouver.

"I have to live with this for the rest of my life," Davis told The Associated Press. "I can’t let it get me down, because I have other races to skate, but I’m pretty sad about it."

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NBC will feature taped coverage of the 1000m in primetime.

NBC DAYTIME • 2-5 p.m., Ch. 5: Women’s short track speedskating/1500m gold medal final; women’s cross-country skiing/4x5km relay gold medal final; men’s skeleton/gold medal final runs

NBC PRIMETIME 7-10:30 p.m., Ch. 5: Women’s alpine skiing/super-G gold medal final; men’s short track speedskating/1500m gold medal final; men’s ski jumping/individual K-125 large hill gold medal final

NBC LATE NIGHT • 11 p.m.-midnight, Ch. 5: Women’s curling/USA vs. Sweden

• 12:05- 3:30 a.m.: Repeat of NBC primetime

NBCSN • 5-8 a.m.: Men’s hockey/USA vs. Russia (live)

• 8-10 a.m.: Men’s skeleton/gold medal final runs (live)

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Men’s hockey/Czech Republic vs. Switzerland (live)

• 3-4 p.m.: Hockey repeat

• 4-6 p.m.: Hockey/game of the day

• 1-3 a.m. (early Sunday): Men’s curling/USA vs. Canada

• 3-5:15 a.m. (early Sunday): Men’s cross-country skiing/4x10km relay gold medal final (live)

MSNBC • 5:30-8 a.m.: Women’s hockey/quarterfinal

CNBC • 3-6 p.m.: Women’s curling/USA vs. Sweden

USA • 10 a.m,-12:30 p.m.: Men’s hockey/Latvia vs. Sweden (live)

• 1-3:30 a.m. (early Sunday): Men’s hockey/Austria vs. Norway (live)



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