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Olympics on TV: Medal-less 'gala' gets glory

Published February 22, 2014 3:17 pm
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There are a whole lot of gold medals left to be won on this, the second-to-last day of the Sochi Olympics. Medals in snowboarding, cross country skiing, biathlon, speedskating and hockey.

NBC, however, will devote a good deal of time — in primetime and late-night on the broadcast network; during the day on NBCSN — to figure skating, which is already done handing out medals. But figure skating is popular, so we'll see a lot of the "gala," in which medalists go out, have some fun and perform.

NBC DAYTIME • 1:30-5 p.m., Ch. 5: Women's snowboarding/parallel slalom gold medal final; women's cross country skiing/30km freestyle gold medal final; men's biathlon/4x7.5km relay gold medal final; men's snowboarding/ parallel slalom competition

NBC PRIMETIME • 7-10:07 p.m., Ch. 5: Men's Alpine skiing gold medal final; four-man bobsled competition; figure skating/gala; men's snowboarding/parallel slalom gold medal final; men's and women speedskating/team pursuit gold medal finals

NBC LATE NIGHT • 11 p.m.-midnight, Ch. 5.: Figure skating/gala

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

• 4:30 -8 a.m, Ch. 5. (early Sunday): Men's hockey gold medal final/Canada vs. Sweden (live)

NBCSN • 8-10:30 a.m.: Men's hockey bronze medal game/USA vs. Finland (live)

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Figure skating/gala

• 4-6 p.m.: Hockey/game of the day

• 2-5 a.m. (early Sunday): Four-man bobsled/gold medal final runs (live)

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