Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
TV or not TV
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.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

Tuesday Olympics on TV: Dutch speedskater seeks redemption

Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer should be a happy man. He won the gold medal in the 5000m at the 2010 Vancouver Games and repeated that feat in Sochi last week.

But he would have won the gold in the 10,000m in 2010 had he not been disqualified for failing to change lanes late in the race - a mistake prompted by bad instructions shouted by his coach.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The irony is that, after winning the gold four years ago, Kramer was asked by an NBC reporter to state his name and the event he’d just won - standard procedure for a taped bit. His response was, "Are you stupid?"

Perhaps, but not as stupid as blowing a gold medal.

NBC will air taped coverage of the 10,000m gold medal final in its daytime program.

NBC DAYTIME • 2-4 p.m., Ch. 5: Men’s speed skating/10,000m gold medal final; men’s nordic combined/individual K-125 large hill gold medal final

NBC PRIMETIME • 7-10:30 p.m., Ch. 5: Women’s alpine skiing/giant slalom gold medal final; men’s freestyle skiing/halfpipe gold medal final; women’s bobsled; women’s short track speedskating/3000m relay gold medal final

NBC LATE NIGHT • Midnight-1 a.m., Ch. 5: Women’s short track speedskating/1000m competition

• 1-3:30 a.m., Ch. 5: Repeat of NBC primetime

NBCSN • 5-8 a.m.: Men’s hockey/elimination round

• 8-10 a.m.: Men’s speedskating/10,000m gold medal final (live); men’s nordic combined/individual K-125 large hill, cross country

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Men’s hockey/elimination round (live)

• 1-3 p.m.: Hockey repeat 3-5 p.m.: Hockey/game of the day

• 1-3:30 a.m. (early Wednesday): Men’s hockey/quarterfinal (live)

• 3:30-5:30 a.m. (early Wednesday): Men’s and women’s snowboarding/parallel giant slalom gold medal finals; women’s cross-country skiing/team sprint gold medal final (live)

MSNBC • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Men’s hockey/elimination round

CNBC • 3-5 p.m.: Mens or women’s curling/tie breaker

USA • 3-6 a.m.: Women’s curling/semifinal (live)

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.