2014 Winter Olympics: When and Where to Watch Saturday's Action

2 years 2 days 19 hours ago February 08, 2014 Feb 8, 2014 Saturday, February 08 2014 Saturday, February 08, 2014 12:32:42 PM CST in News
By: Jake Lasofsky, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

(Programming note: For highlights and online coverage visit KOMU's Olympic Zone.)

KOMU 8's Saturday daytime coverage begins with three Gold Medal Finals in the Men's Biathlon, Men's 500m Speed Skating and Women's Cross-Country Skiathlon. 

In the 500m Speed Skating final, reigning Olympic champion Sven Kramer of the Netherlands will be hard to beat, but the Sochi home crowd will be pulling for 2010 bronze medalist Ivan Skobrev, who competes for Russia but spends offseasons in Connecticut, where his family has lived for the last 15 years.

A combination of fast skiing and precise shooting, biathlon remains the only winter sport in which the U.S. has never won an Olympic medal. But New York native Tim Burke will look to change that in Sochi, where he will face tough competition from the home team. Russian Biathlon Union president Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire tycoon who also owns the Brooklyn Nets, set a goal of two or three gold medals for his athletes at the Games.

And Norway's Marit Bjorgen won the skiathlon in Vancouver and has a chance to challenge the all-time Olympic Winter Games women's record of 10 medals. She enters Sochi with seven.

NBC's primetime coverage features the ladies' and ice dance teams short programs on the second day of the inaugural team figure skating competition. 2010 Olympic silver medalists and reigning World ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White anchor a strong American team for the short program. In women's moguls, 2010 Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney returns to the Olympics in hopes of becoming the first freestyle skier to win two gold medals. Also making its Olympic debut is men's snowboard slopestyle, featuring a trio of high-flying Canadians, including 20-year-old phenom Mark McMorris, who looks to recover from a disappointing first day of qualifying.

Below, you can find the schedule for KOMU 8's Saturday coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics:

KOMU 

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Competition
Men's Biathlon - 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final
Men's Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final
Women's Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Figure Skating - Team Event
Ice Dancing Short Dance
Ladies' Short Program
Men's Snowboarding - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final
Women's Freestyle Skiing - Moguls Gold Medal Final

11:00 p.m. - midnight
Figure Skating - Team Event
Pairs' Free Skate
Men's Luge - Singles Competition

Midnight - 3:30 a.m.
Primetime Encore

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