Triangle Cheat Sheet: Dunking in New Orleans, Skating in Sochi
A lot of news happens over the weekend, but here’s the one big thing you really should know:
The U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team cruised past Sweden, 6-1, to advance to the gold-medal game. Canada plays Switzerland today to determine who takes the remaining spot.
The U.S. men’s hockey team also put up a stunning performance over the weekend, beating Russia in a shootout, and then netting a 5-1 victory over Slovenia to cruise into the quarterfinals. Be sure to read Katie Baker’s experience of being at the game in Sochi.
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games under way, here are some Sochi-related things we found on the Internet:
Also, we’ve been doing our readers a great disservice by failing to mention Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. As a sign of our penance, here are their outfits from the past week:
Elsewhere, be sure to check out Grantland’s coverage of the Olympics from the past couple days: Sean McIndoe and Sarah Larimer on American and Canadian hockey, Charles P. Pierce on speedskating, and Louisa Thomas on cross-country skiing. And don’t forget to follow our very own on-the-ground writer there, Katie Baker. This is her latest dispatch from Sochi.
Oh, and one final pro tip: To find out when events are being held live, Google “Sochi 2014,” and the wonderful search engine will give you all the answers you’re looking for. Because of the time difference, NBC will be broadcasting coverage on tape delay; you can find its schedule here.
Here are the sporting events that should be on your radar tonight (all times Eastern):
There are no NBA or Top 25 college basketball games scheduled for tonight. The NHL is on a break, baseball is still in spring training, and football is eons away.
I guess that means it’s time for your Olympics viewing guide!
|5 p.m.||NBCSN||Hockey (women’s – USA vs. Sweden)|
|8 p.m.||NBC||Freestyle skiing (men’s aerials), figure skating (free dance), bobsled (two-man)|
|1 a.m.*||NBC||Ski jumping (men’s team large hill), figure skating (postgame)|
|10 a.m.*||NBCSN||Nordic combined (indiv. large hill – cross-counry phase), speed skating (10,000m gold medal final)|
|Noon*||NBCSN||Hockey (men’s – Czech Republic vs. Slovakia), bobsled (women, two runs)|