2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch February 21 through February 23
2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch February 21 through February 23
Eva Des Lauriers
Eva Des Lauriers
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
We are coming up on the final days of these incredible Winter Games. From the pursuit for gold in men's hockey to the final debut event with snowboarding parallel slalom, these are the last events you won't want to miss. Here we have compiled list of highlights to guide you through these final events.

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Friday, February 21

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

Freestyle Skiing, Women's Ski Cross

In what is always an unpredictable event, the ski cross should be exciting and exhilarating to watch. There are often crashes and it is practically impossible to predict who will end up on the podium given the chaotic nature of the event.

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

Alpine Skiing, Women's Slalom

In this fast-paced event, 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin of Team USA is heavily favored to medal in this, her signature, event. It would be the first American gold in this event since 1972.

Speed Skating, Short Track

J.R. Celski has skated in a variety of events these Winter Games, but has yet to win a medal. He has another chance for Team USA in both the Men's 5000m Relay and 500m.

Latenight (12:30am-1:30am):

Speed Skating, Women's Team Pursuit

These events are often thrilling due to the unpredictability of having so many skaters on the ice at all times. Three skaters per team will race in tandem for the gold. 

Saturday, February 22

Live Streaming, 10:00am EST:

Hockey, Men's Bronze Medal Game

This hockey event is not being aired on the major NBC network, but it is possible to watch live online or on NBCsports network. It is worth a watch as these games will be no joke in their pursuit for a medal and as they near the gold medal final on Sunday.

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

Snowboarding, Women's Parallel Slalom

In this debut event, snowboarders will be racing down the slope, two at a time, in a race that is all about timing.

Cross-Country Skiing, Women's 30km Freestyle

Cross-country skiing is a surprisingly thrilling event and this is the most prestigious of them all. The athletes will give this event their all in pursuit of the medals.

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

Alpine Skiing, Men's Slalom

Ted Ligety of Team USA is fresh off of his gold medal win in the Men's Giant Slalom event and is looking for his second. The athletes in these events are majorly competitive and will not be holding anything back.

Snowboarding, Men's Parallel Slalom

There are several medal hopefuls from Team USA participating in this debut event. It should prove to be a fascinating and exciting race.

Figure Skating Gala

With all of the figure skating events complete, the skaters take to the ice one more time in a roundup of their winning performances. This is a show purely for those of us who are rabid figure skating fans.


Sunday, February 23

LIVE in all Time Zones: 7:00am EST

Hockey, Men's Gold Medal Final

The final two teams will duke it out on the ice for the gold medal. This will prove to be a truly intense and exciting event that you will not want to miss, even if it means getting up at 6:00am on a Sunday.

Daytime (2:00pm-6:00pm):

Cross-Country Skiing, Men's Freestyle 50km

The athletes will duke it out for the prestigious medals in this event. This is the final cross-country event and thus can guarantee that these athletes hold nothing back.

Bobsled, Four-Man Final

Another medal winner from the two-man bobsled event earlier this week, Steven Holcomb, will be leading this race hopeful for another medal. This is the final event of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Primetime (8:00pm-10:30pm):

Closing Ceremony

After all is said and done, this has been another incredible Olympic run. The Closing Ceremonies will be able to punctuate the events well.

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