What to watch for: Sochi Olympics Day 5
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:17:37 GMT —
Here's a guide of what to watch for on Day 5 of the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Six events will give out medals today.
At 7:30 a.m., the USA Women's Hockey team plays the Canadian Hockey team in a preliminary round game of the Olympic Hockey tournament. It's a likely preview of the gold medal game, as the USA and Canada are the No. 1 and 2 teams in the world. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network.
The men's tournament begins this afternoon, with Czech Republic facing Sweden at noon on USA, and Latvia playing Switzerland on MSNBC at noon. Syracuse Crunch goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis could start for Latvia against Switzerland.
At 2:00 p.m., the Men's Luge Doubles will hand out medals, televised on NBC Sports Network.
At 3:00 p.m. the Men's Individual Normal Hill Nordic Combined will give out a gold medal. Lake Placid's Bill Demong is the American to watch here, as he was the first American to win a gold medal in the event during the Vancouver Games. That event will be televised on NBC 3.
Curling continues as the Canadian women take on Great Britain at 5:00 p.m., televised on CNBC.
At 8:00 p.m., primetime programming on NBC 3 begins with the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill, where American Julia Mancuso will try to retake the podium after her bronze in the Super Combined earlier in the week.
Men's 1000m speed skating will also hand out medals, as American Shani Davis attempts to win his 3rd straight gold medal in that event.
After the American men failed to medal in the halfpipe, the women's team, featuring Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark, will try for a gold of their own.
The night wraps up with the Pairs Free Figure Skating competition, where Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, and Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy are the pairs to watch for medals in this one.