Where to watch local athletes in Sochi
February 8, 2014
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will feature several athletes who were either born in Park City or have called Park City home since they were youngsters.
They’re halfway around the world now, making the viewing schedules a little bit difficult to manage. But, whether you can stay up into the wee hours of the morning to watch the local athletes live on NBCOlympics.com, or whether you need to wait for a more America-friendly viewing schedule, there are plenty of ways to see the hometown heroes in action.
Kotsenburg is one of the first Parkites in action at the Olympics. After an opening round on Thursday, Feb. 6, Kotsenburg has yet to qualify for the finals. He’ll get another chance on Saturday, followed by the final medal round the same day.
Actual time: Semifinals – 10:30 p.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 7; 9:30 a.m. Sochi time on Saturday, Feb. 8 Finals – 1:45 a.m. MT Saturday, Feb. 8; 12:45 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. on NBC
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Christensen snagged the last spot on the U.S. Slopestyle Ski Team with an impressive string of finishes late in the Grand Prix season. The first-time Olympian joins Gus Kenworthy, Bobby Brown and Nick Goepper as the U.S. representatives in slopestyle skiing’s Olympic debut.
Actual time: Qualifications – 11:15 p.m. MT on Wednesday, Feb. 12; 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 Sochi time Finals – 2:30 a.m. MT on Thursday, Feb. 13; 1:30 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. on NBC
Sarah Hendrickson, Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome
In the inaugural Olympic women’s ski jumping event, a trio of Parkites will be competing for a gold medal. How well Hendrickson has recovered from an August knee injury will be an interesting storyline to follow.
Actual time: First round – 10:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Feb. 11; 9:30 p.m. Sochi time Finals – 11:25 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Feb. 11; 10:25 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m. on NBC Sports Network and Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. on NBC
Ligety, a 2006 gold medalist, will try to rebound from a disappointing 2010 Olympic experience. Coming off a 2013 World Championships in which he won three gold medals, his confidence should be at an all-time high for Sochi.
Actual time: Super combined – 12 a.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 14; 11 a.m. Sochi time Super-G – 12 a.m. MT on Sunday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m. Sochi time Giant slalom – 12 a.m. MT on Wednesday, Feb. 19; 11 a.m. Sochi time Slalom – 5:45 a.m. MT on Saturday, Feb. 22; 4:45 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Super combined – Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. on NBC Super-G – Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. on NBC Giant slalom – Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. on NBC Slalom – Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. on NBC
McJames skied as an independent racer this year, earning her way onto the U.S. Olympic Team via strong World Cup finishes. She’ll be looking to improve upon her 2010 Olympic experience when she hits the slopes in Sochi.
Actual time: Super combined – 12 a.m. MT on Monday, Feb. 10; 11 a.m. Sochi time Super-G – 12 a.m. MT on Saturday, Feb. 15; 11 a.m. Sochi time Giant slalom – 12 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Feb. 18; 11 a.m. Sochi time Slalom – 5:45 a.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 21; 4:45 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Super combined – Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. on NBC Super-G – Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. on NBC Giant slalom – Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. on NBC Slalom – Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. on NBC
Holcomb, a 2010 four-man bobsled gold medalist, is looking to defend his title in Sochi. He’ll also look to add a two-man bobsled medal to his collection.
Actual time: Two-man finals – 7:30 a.m. MT on Monday, Feb. 17; 6:30 p.m. Sochi time Four-man finals – 2:30 a.m. MT on Sunday, Feb. 23; 1:30 p.m. Sochi time TV time: Two-man – Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. on NBC and Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 12 a.m. on NBC Four-man – Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. on NBC and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 a.m. on NBC Sports Network and 2 p.m. on NBC
— Compiled by Adam Spencer, The Park Record