2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch February 10 Through February 13
2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch February 10 Through February 13
Eva Des Lauriers
Eva Des Lauriers
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
After an exhilarating start to the 2014 Sochi Olympics this weekend, the momentum continues. It can be difficult to keep track of what to watch and when, so we have compiled the highlights to guide you through the week starting today.


Monday, February 10

Daytime (3:00pm-5:00pm):

Biathlon, Men's 12.5km Pursuit

Fans of cross-country skiing and target shooting alike will enjoy this combined event. The US has yet to win a medal in this event and Tim Burke is our representative aiming to change that. 

Primetime (8:00pm-11:00pm):

Alpine Skiing, Women's Super-Combined

Julia Mancuso, the tiara wearing defending silver medalist in this event, will be competing in this Alpine Skiing event, her first in Sochi. Alipine Skiing is fast paced and thrilling to watch. After Bode Miller's disappointing showing in the event at 8th place, Mancuso gives Team USA another shot at its first Alpine Skiing medal in Sochi.

Speed Skating, Men's 1500m Short Track

This is the terrifying and somewhat unpredictable team speed skating event that often results in at least one crash on the course. Team USA is lead by former bronze medalist J.R. Celski.

Freestyle Skiing, Men's Mogul Final

After watching Olympic favorite and gold medal defender Hannah Kearney take bronze in the Women's Mogul event this weekend, viewers are anxious to see if Canadian Alex Bilodeau will be one step closer to defending his gold medal. Following the qualifying round airing during the daytime broadcast today, watch to see who secures the gold in this final event.

Tuesday, February 11

Daytime (3:00pm-5:00pm):

Luge, Women's Singles

This event can get a bit tedious since it is difficult to really see what the athletes are even doing on the track, but there are elements to it that are worth watching, like the increasing rivalry between Team USA and Germany.

Primetime (8:00pm-11:30pm):

Freestyle Skiing, Women's Slopestyle Final

In this debut event, athletes will race down a course doing tricks and jumps through the air. Team USA dominated the slopestyle snowboarding event with two gold medals so far, and made it so fun to watch. I imagine this one will be a lot of fun, too.

Snowboarding, Men's Halfpipe

Shaun White makes his debut appearance in Sochi with this thrilling event. Halfpipe is so much fun to watch and White is always one to watch.

Figure Skating, Pairs Short Program

We saw a glimpse of what the pairs short program has to offer with the figure skating team event this weekend, but there will be a lot more to this event to be sure. The component requirements are strict and the lifts and jumps are bigger than we've ever seen before. Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir helped Team USA get bronze in the team event and will surely bring it to this event, too.

Ski Jump, Women's Normal Hill

In its Olympic debut, women compete in the normal hill ski jump. This is history in the making and a good one to watch.


Wednesday, February 12

Primetime (8:00pm-11:30pm):

Figure Skating, Pairs Free Skate

It will be a fight for the podium following the pairs free skate. Hopefully Team USA will be represented, but Russia stands a good chance at gold as well.

Snowboarding, Women's Halfpipe

Always a fun event to watch for the tricks and air alone. Plus, based on the women's slopestyle event, the athletes have a supportive camaraderie which is great to see in these kinds of games.

Thursday, February 13

Primetime (8:00pm-11:30pm):

Figure Skating, Men's Short Program

No rest for the weary as men's figure skating continues. After a disappointing showing during the team event, Jeremy Abbott will look to redeem himself in this event. 

Freestyle Skiing, Men's Slopestyle Final

In what will prove to be intense competition, Team USA has a slew of athletes competing in this event. It will be exciting to see who takes home medals in this Olympic debut event.

Skeleton, Women's 

This may be the most terrifying event to watch at the Winter Games. American Noelle Pikus-Pace hopes to compete for gold after coming out of retirement in 2012 for this event. 

Check back Friday to see what events you should be watching this weekend. Get a complete list of events and customize it to your own Olympics interests with the free BuddyTV Guide app for iOS. To learn more about the BuddyTV Winter Olympics Vibe click here.

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