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The Olympics: Day 8

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 17th 2006 10:23AM
ice dancing belbin agostoOh joy. Ice dancing begins tonight on NBC. That's one event that I just can't watch because it looks too much like high-school-drama-club-on-ice to me. They can't jump or do lifts, so they wear weird costumes and look longingly into each other's eyes. This is much more of an artistic event than a sport. Why is this still in the Olympics?

If you can stomach the ice dancing, there are some other interesting events on television tonight, including the premiere of women's snowboardcross. I saw the men's race last night and it was pretty darn cool. It's like motorcross on snow. Once again, the American women are the favorites.

As usual, there is plenty of hockey and curling on NBC's other stations:

NBC

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Cross Country--Men's 15km Gold Medal Final
Snowboarding--Women's Snowboard Cross Competition

8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Figure Skating--Ice Dancing Competition
Snowboarding--Women's Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final
Alpine Skiing--Women's Combined (Downhill & Slalom) Gold Medal Final
Skeleton--Men's Gold Medal Final

12:05 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
The Olympic Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Ski Jumping--K125-Large Hill Individual Competition
Medals Plaza--Awards Ceremonies

1:30 a.m.-5:00 a.m.
Primetime Replay

USA
4:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Curling-–Men's Match (Non-USA)
Women USA (1-3) vs. Russia (1-3)-(LIVE)
Hockey--Women USA (3-0-0) vs. Sweden (2-0-1) Semifinal (LIVE)
Bobsled--Two Man Final Training Runs

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Olympic Ice

MSNBC
3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Hockey--Women's Canada (3-0-0) vs. Finland (2-0-1) Semifinal (LIVE)

CNBC
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Curling – Men: USA (3-2) vs. Switzerland (2-2)

UNIVERSAL HD
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hockey--Women USA (3-0-0) vs. Sweden (2-0-1) Semifinal (LIVE)

3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hockey--Women's Canada (3-0-0) vs. Finland (2-0-1) Semifinal (LIVE)

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Olympic Ice

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G-Man

I think you need a re-count: today's Day 7 of the Olympics. I guess if you're counting the opening ceremonies from last Friday it's Day 8 but I believe everyone else (news agencies, NBC, et. al) started counting from the first day of competition.

February 17 2006 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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