The Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang continue with a slew of exciting events to watch on Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Fans can tune in on Monday evening at primetime to catch finals in women’s snowboarding and speedskating, as well as a slew of qualifiers. Tuesday’s competitions will begin right at midnight and feature qualifiers for men’s snowboarding and alpine skiing, as well as the bronze medal match in mixed curling. The action continues throughout the day with numerous gold medals on the line in various luge, cross-country skiing, speed skating, curling and snowboarding events.
Whether you are staying up late, getting up early or watching live events and re-airs during primetime, you won’t want to miss a minute of the Winter Games. There are a variety of options to catch the competition, including television—three channels will be airing events throughout the day—and streaming, where you can see everything as it unfolds live via the NBC’s app and website. Coverage is practically 24/7 until the Games end, although a decent chunk of it during waking hours in the USA will be re-airs due to a 14-hour time difference between where the contests are being held in South Korea and the Eastern time zone of the United States.
To make the Pyeongchang Games even more interesting, fans may want to consider having a stake on the outcome of an event or two. It’s never fun to make a losing bet, however, which is why Jon Price of Sportsinformationtraders.com has been asked to provide his take on the day’s top event. Before getting to the pro handicapper’s prediction, take a peek at the complete viewing schedule and guide to all of Monday night and Tuesday’s excitement for the 2018 Winter Olympics:
You were going to have your pick from women’s alpine skiing — the giant slalom gold medal final — to men’s speed skating 5,000-meter gold medal final at the same time.
Unfortunately, high winds forced the rescheduling of women’s giant slalom to Thursday.
U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin is the name to know in slalom. (Don’t worry, we’ll remind you on Thursday.) She finished fifth in giant slalom in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, but won the event at the 2017 World Championships. (She finished second in the overall giant slalom World Cup in 2017, covering dozens of races.) You’ll be hearing a lot about Shiffrin at these Games. She won the overall alpine skiing World Cup in 2017 and will be aiming for three golds in Pyeongchang, which would be a first for a U.S. skier. Shiffrin is considered a favorite in the giant slalom, slalom and downhill events, and may compete in the Alpine combined (one downhill run, one slalom run) and super-G events, as well. The best bet is women’s snowboarding halfpipe qualifying. (More on that down below.) All will be NBC at midnight.