More than 90 countries will send roughly 2,900 athletes to compete in the PyeongChang Olympics. There are 102 events — most in Olympic history — including four making their debuts: big air snowboarding, mass start speedskating, mixed doubles curling and a mixed team event in Alpine skiing.
Two-hundred forty-three athletes will represent the United States. There are 135 men and 108 women, the closest the team has come to parity at the Winter Games.
NBC paid nearly $1 billion for broadcast rights, and events will be shown on the parent network as well as NBC Sports Network, CNBC, USA and the Olympic Channel. Live-streaming of all events is available at NBCOlympics.com or via the NBC Sports app.
There is a 14-hour time difference. Events listed here are those shown on that particular day in Eastern Standard Time.
(Events in the TV listings are tape-delayed unless indicated as LIVE. OAR is Olympic Athletes from Russia.)
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Highlights: Siblings Becca and Matt Hamilton of the United States topped the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the debut of mixed doubles curling, 9-3. In a training session for Sunday’s men’s downhill, Canada’s Manuel Osborne-Paradis, 34, found the fastest line despite a balky back and two creaking knees. Osborne-Paradis finished in 1 minute, 40.45 seconds, 0.31 second ahead of Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud. Mauro Caviezel of Switzerland wound up third.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Highlights: Eighteen-year-old American Nathan Chen stumbled in his Olympic debut, committing three major errors in the men’s short program portion of the figure skating team competition, but the married duo of Chris Knierim and Alex Scimeca-Knierim finished a surprising fourth in pairs. After the first day, Canada led with 17 points, followed by the United States (14) and Japan and the Olympic Athletes from Russia (13 each).
In moguls skiing, Troy Murphy clinched a spot with an 80.95-point run that left him in fourth place after the first day of qualifying. Fellow Americans Bradley Wilson (15th place) and Emerson Smith (22nd), Chris Andringa chad work to do on the second qualifying day to make the top. American women Morgan Schild, Jaelin Kauf, Keaton McCargo all qualified for the finals by finishing third, fifth and eighth, while 17-year-old Tess Johnson finished 22nd and needs a better showing Sunday for a chance at the podium.
Friday, Feb. 9
Highlights: The Opening Ceremonies offered spectacle and messages of hope for peace and unity, even as undercurrent of political divide remained present. With the Games taking place just 50 miles from the border with North Korea, about 500 North Koreans, including 22 athletes, have traveled south to PyeongChang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two senior North Koreans sent to the Opening Ceremonies — Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state — stood and cheered as the combined Korean team marched into the stadium under the blue-and-white “unification flag.” Meantime, the top U.S. envoy to the Games, Vice President Pence, sat stone-faced as the crowd erupted in cheers while the hosts cued up “Arirang,” a poignant, centuries-old Korean folk song that is considered an unofficial national anthem.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Highlights: The host country won its first gold medal at the beginning, and the United States won its first after midnight on the East Coast. And both did so in appropriate fashion. Lim Hyo-jun, a 21-year-old native of Daegu, South Korea, set an Olympic record in the men’s 1,500-meter short-track race, the deliriously popular sport in his country. At just 17 years old and 115 pounds, snowboarder Red Gerard won the slopestyle event, kicking off a raucous celebration among friends and family members. Meantime, the unified Korean women’s hockey team’s debut was not a competitive success, but was a high-profile event with Kim Jo Yong, sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, in attendance.
Sunday, Feb. 11
Highlights: Mirai Nagasu became the first U.S. woman to land a triple axel in an Olympics, helping lift the Americans to a somewhat surprising bronze medal in the team figure skating competition. Canada won the gold, while the Olympic Athletes from Russia took silver. In slopestyle snowboarding, the United States’ Jamie Anderson won her second consectuive Olympic gold medal in conditions that some competitors thought should have postponed the event. That’s exactly what happened to the women’s giant slalom, delaying the PyeongChang debut of heralded American skier Mikaela Shiffrin.
Monday, Feb. 12
Highlights: Chloe Kim exceeded even the sky-high expectations that accompanied her to these Games, winning snowboarding gold in the halfpipe. Kim’s first run, which scored a 93.75, guaranteed her first place, and then in the spirit of a sport where style is substance, in her third run she became the first female to land consecutive 1080s in the halfpipe at an Olympics to score a 98.25, more than eight points clear of Chinese silver medalist Liu Jiayu. Fellow American Arielle Gold found redemption after a disappointing Sochi performance by winning the bronze. Meantime, Austian skier Marcel Hirscher filled virtually the only void on his résumé, winning gold in his third Olympics, by taking the combined with a time of 2:06.52, ahead of the French silver medalist Alexis Pinturault by 0.23 seconds and the French bronze medalist Victor Muffat-Jeandet by 1.02. American Ted Ligety, the 2006 Olympic champion in Turin, finished fifth.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Highlights: Shaun White vanquished any lingering memories of his disappointing Sochi performance and reafffirmed his status as the greatest snowboarder ever with an electrifying performance to win the gold medal in the halfpipe. The weather continued to wreak havoc on Mikaela Shiffrin’s schedule, with the women’s slalom getting postponed by high winds. And the U.S. women’s hockey team blew out the Olympic Athletes from Russia, 5-0, for their second straight victory. Reston’s Maame Biney was eliminated from the 500-meter short-track speedskating competition in the round of 16, unable to recover from an early bump.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Highlights: The weather finally allowed Mikaela Shiffrin a chance to ski, and she delivered, winning gold in the giant slalom with a thrilling second run. In women’s hockey, Canada beat the United States, 2-1, in a game virtually everyone expects to be a preview of the gold-medal matchup. The German pair of Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won figure-skating gold. And the American long-track speedskating drought continued, with Brittany Bowe missing a bronze medal by 0.38 seconds.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Highlights: Dutch sppedskating legend Sven Kramer endured yet another disappointment at the only race he hasn’t won: the Olympic 10,000 meters. In nearly as big a surprise, Mikaela Shiffrin, a day after winning the gold medal in giant slalom, ended up fourth in the slalom, the race she won four years ago in Sochi. Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu led after the men’s figure skating short program, with Spain’s Javier Fernandez in second place.
Friday, Feb. 16
Highlights: Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, in his first competition since badly injuring his right ankle in November, became the first male figure skater to repeat as Olympic champion since American Dick Button at the 1952 Oslo Games. After a disastrous short program, American Nathan Chen found some measure of redemption by becoming the first in history to land six quadruple jumps in competition. Ester Ledecka, a 22-year-old Czech snowboarder, shocked the competion by winning the Super-G, where American Lindsey Vonn erred on one of the final turns to fall out of medal contention.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Highlights: In one of the most shocking results of the Games thus far, Ester Ledecka, a snowboarding specialist from the Czech Republic, won the Super-G gold medal, beating the likes of Anna Veith, Lara Gut and Lindsey Vonn. Scheduled to snowboard in the parallel giant slalom, Ledecka would become the first person to compete in both skiing and snowboarding at the Olympics. Meantime, John Henry Krueger won the first U.S. short-track speedskating medal since Vancouver 2010 by taking silver in the 1,000 meters, and in a physical, contentious men’s hockey game, the U.S. fell to the Olympic Athletes from Russia, 4-0.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Highlights: Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won his second gold medal of the Games, finishing a full 1.27 seconds ahead of the field in the giant slalom. The short-track speedskating drought continued for the United States, as the women’s 500-meter podium was filled by Japan’s Nao Kodaira, South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa and the Czech Republic’s Karolina Erbanova. After the ice dancing short program, Canada’s Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue led, with three U.S. teams among the top seven.
Monday, Feb. 19
Highlights: Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing, adding to the gold they won at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and their silver in Sochi. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France took silver, less than a point behind the winners, while American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani won bronze. U.S. freestyle skier Brita Sigourney won bronze in the halfpipe with a sterling final run that vaulted her to the podium. And the U.S. men’s hockey team qualified for the quarterfinal round by dominating Slovakia, 5-1.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Highlights: In what almost certainly was her final Olympic downhill, Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal, the third Olympic medal of a Alpine skiing career considered by many to be the best ever, while Italy’s Sofia Goggia won the gold. In the women’s figure skating short program, Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva separated themselves from the field, as expected, while all three Americans stumbled, likely falling out of medal contention. The Czech Republic eliminated the United States in the men’s hockey quarterfinals with a shootout victory.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Highlights: Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins made history by winning the United States’ first Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing, taking gold in the team sprint gold. Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs won silver, the third straight Olympics the U.S. has medaled in women’s bobseld. The U.S. also ended its short-track speedskating medal drought with a bronze in the women’s team event. And overnight, the U.S. women’s hockey team got the victory it’s dreamed of for 20 years: a 3-2 shootout win over Canada for the gold medal.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Highlights: Fifteen-year-old figure skater Alina Zagitova became the first Olympic athlete from Russia to win a gold medal at the PyeongChang Games, where the country is officially serving a ban for state-sponsored doping. Zagitova edged fellow Russian Evgenia Medvedeva, the two-time world champion. Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond took bronze. Earlier, the U.S. men’s curlers pulled a significant upset by beating Canada in the semifinals, setting up a gold-medal match against Sweden.
Friday, Feb. 23
Highlights: Kyle Mack won an unexpected silver medal in the Olympics’ first big-air snowboarding event, performing a trick called the “Bloody Dracula.” Germany upset Canada in men’s hockey to advance to a gold-medal game against the Olympic athletes from Russia. Shani Davis finished seventh in the 1,000-meter speedskating, likely the final race of his Olympic career, but declined to talk to reporters afterward.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Highlights: The United States men’s curling team, led by skip John Shuster, won a won its first gold medal, scoring five in the eighth end to break a 5-5 tie with Sweden and holding on for a 10-7 victory. In the Olympic debut of mass-start speedskating, South Korea’s Lee Seung-Hoonwon the men’s race, and Japan’s Nana Takagi won the women’s. The Olympic Athletes from Russia won the gold medal inmen’s hockey, beating Germany 4-3 in ovefrtime after tying the score in the final minute of regulation.
Sunday, Feb. 25
Highlights: Closing Ceremonies brought a spectacular end to the PyeongChang Olympics. The United States finished with 23 medals, the fewest since the 13 the Americans brought home in 1998. Nine of those U.S. medals were gold, matching the Americans’ totals from each of the past three Olympics. Three countries topped them in the medal count here: Norway (39), Germany (31) and Canada (29).
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