WHAT TO WATCH: Football, Then Ice Dancing on Big Day for NBC

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports activities Author

BEIJING (AP) — Sunday is a sports activities bonanza for NBC, which is airing the Tremendous Bowl along with the Winter Olympics. It is the primary time these two occasions are occurring on the similar time, and the prospect to air them each is a part of the explanation NBC switched Tremendous Bowl spots with CBS and took this yr’s sport.

The soccer sport is clearly forcing some adjustments in NBC’s Olympic schedule. As an alternative of its standard afternoon and prime time slots, NBC may have protection from 8 a.m. ET till Tremendous Bowl pregame protection at midday. Olympic protection picks up once more after the sport, when NBC plans to point out reside protection of ice dancing’s free dance.

For these uninterested within the soccer sport, USA Community can even carry the ice dancing reside, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

Listed here are some issues to observe (all occasions Jap):

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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France lead after the rhythm dance, with world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia second. The American duos of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Madison Chock and Evan Bates are third and fourth.

Papadakis and Cizeron completed second on the 2018 Olympics to the now-retired Canadian staff of Tessa Advantage and Scott Moir.

“These Olympics are so completely different from 4 years in the past. We’re in a really completely different place,” Cizeron stated. “I feel with all of the expertise we’ve gained we now have change into extra mature. We all know higher what we’re doing, so we’re having fun with it higher.”

Erin Jackson is a favourite within the 500 meters, though she almost missed out on competing. She slipped on the U.S. trials on this occasion and did not make the staff, however Brittany Bowe gave up her spot within the 500. Bowe ended up within the occasion anyway as a result of the U.S. obtained a 3rd quota spot.

The five hundred is meant to start out simply earlier than 9 a.m. NBC plans to hold it reside, with an encore presentation after the Tremendous Bowl. USA Community can even have protection of it someday between 6-8:15 p.m.

Monobob provides girls’s bobsledders a second medal occasion on the Olympics, together with the two-woman competitors. U.S. standouts Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor had been hoping four-man could be added on the ladies’s aspect, however many countries lack depth amongst feminine bobsledders, so monobob is within the Olympics as a substitute.

“Nothing’s a given right here,” Meyers Taylor stated. “I feel some good issues can occur, nevertheless it’s going to take every part I’ve and I’m going to provide it every part I’ve.”

NBC plans to point out the ultimate monobob run reside after the Tremendous Bowl.

Eileen Gu, already an Olympic champion this yr in freestyle Huge Air, has an opportunity to win one other gold medal in slopestyle. The California native, who competes for China, was the 2021 world champion in that occasion.

NBC plans to point out slopestyle throughout its late-night protection.

The U.S. males’s hockey staff faces Germany reside on USA Community at 8 a.m. NBC can even have reside protection of that sport. … China has one other good likelihood for a gold medal within the males’s 500 in brief observe speedskating. The ultimate is scheduled to start out at 7:14 a.m. and will likely be proven reside on USA Community. The ultimate of the ladies’s 3,000 relay is a half-hour earlier, additionally reside on USA Community. NBC will air each these occasions within the morning as nicely, and USA Community will present them at evening.

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