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Noelle Pikus-Pace of the United States starts a training run for the women's skeleton during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Olympics on TV: Utah mom goes for gold

By Scott D. Pierce

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Feb 12 2014 07:50 pm • Last Updated Feb 12 2014 08:09 pm

Among the favorites in the women’s skeleton competition is Utah mother of two Noelle Pikus-Pace, but whether she’s up to the challenge remains to be seen.

After finishing fourth in Vancouver four years ago, Pikus-Pace retired from the sport only to change her mind, make a comeback and become a top contender in Sochi. But she’s nursing a back injury and didn’t even take all of her practice runs earlier this week.

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NBC will have taped highlights in primetime.

NBC DAYTIME • 2-4 p.m., Ch. 5: Men’s biathlon/20km individual gold medal final; luge - team relay gold medal final runs

NBC PRIMETIME • 7-10:30 p.m., Ch. 5: Men’s figure skating/short program; men’s freestyle skiing/slopestyle gold medal final; women’s speed skating/1000m gold medal final; women’s skeleton

NBC LATE NIGHT • 11:05 p.m.-12:05 a.m., Ch. 5: Women’s short track speedskating/500m gold medal final; men’s short track speedskating/5000m relay competition

• 12:05- 3:30 a.m., Ch. 5 • Repeat of NBC primetime

NBCSN • 5:30-8 a.m.: Men’s hockey/USA vs. Slovakia (live)

• 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Men’s figure skating/short program (live)

• 1-3 p.m.: Hockey repeat


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• 3-5 p.m.: Hockey/game of the day

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

• 3-5:30 a.m. (early Friday): Men’s cross-country skiing/15km classical gold medal final (live)

MSNBC • 5:30-8 a.m.: Men’s hockey/Russia vs. Slovenia (live)

• 8-10 a.m.: Men’s curling/Canada vs. Denmark

• 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Women’s hockey: Russia vs. Sweden (live)

• 1-3:30 a.m. (early Friday): Men’s hockey/Latvia vs. Switzerland

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

USA • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Men’s hockey/Canada vs. Norway (live)

• 3-6 a.m. (early Friday): Women’s curling/USA vs. Denmark (live)



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