Four years ago in Vancouver, American speedskater J.R. Celski won the bronze in the 1,500-meter competition. He’ll be looking to improve on that in Sochi, but he’ll be facing a formidable foe.
Russia’s Viktor Ahn missed the Vancouver Games because of a knee injury. But in 2006, when he competed for his native South Korea as Ahn Hyun-Soo and was competing for his, he won three gold medals.
Kind of crazy … but then so is speedskating.
NBC DAYTIME • 2-4 p.m., Ch. 5: Men’s speedskating/500m gold medal final; men’s biathlon/12.5km pursuit gold medal final
NBC PRIMETIME • 7-10:30 p.m., Ch. 5: Women’s alpine skiing/500m gold medal final; men’s freestyle skiing/moguls gold medal final; men’s short track speedskating/1,500m gold medal final
NBC LATE NIGHT • 11:05 p.m.-12:05 a.m., Ch. 5: Women’s short-track speedskating; women’s luge.
• 12:05-3:30 a.m., Ch. 5: Repeat of NBC prime time
NBCSN • 5:30-9:15 a.m.: Men’s speedskating/500m gold medal final (live)
• 1-3 p.m.: Curling encore
• 3-5 p.m.: Hockey/game of the day
• 1-3 a.m. (early Tuesday): Women’s curling/USA vs. Russia
• 3-4 a.m. (early Tuesday): Men’s and women’s cross country skiing/individual sprint (live)
• 4-8 a.m. (early Tuesday): Men’s and women’s cross country skiing/individual sprint gold medal finals (live)
MSNBC • 8-10:30 a.m.: Women’s hockey/Canada vs. Finland (live)
CNBC • 3-6 p.m.: Men’s curling/USA vs. Norway
USA • 3-6 a.m. (early Tuesday): Men’s curling/USA vs. China (live)
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