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2010 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Schedule

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Feb 18th 2010 1:00AM


Did you know that the word hockey derives from "hocquet," a french word for "stick?" Add a puck, an ice floor and competition dating back to ancient Grecian times and you've got the Ice Hockey tournaments at the Winter Olympics.

With the round robin tournaments in full swing for both Women's and Men's Ice Hockey competion, make sure you don't miss the slapshots heard around the world. Check out the Olympic Ice Hockey schedule after the jump.

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Olympic Athletes on TV: Apolo Ohno, Michael Phelps and More

by Hulu Staff, posted Feb 17th 2010 5:30PM
Apolo OhnoThe Winter Olympics in Vancouver are underway, and soon we'll see which athletes become this year's biggest stars. And once the games are over, many of them will inevitably make their way to television with cameo appearances and reality competitions. (Let's start our Lindsey Vonn on 'Dancing with the Stars' campaign now, everyone!)

With that in mind, the Hulu team took a look back to find other Olympic heroes who have crossed over to TV over the years. Here are some of our favorites.

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NBC Hits Ratings Gold With Olympics Coverage

by Laura Prudom, posted Feb 16th 2010 11:15AM
It may be chilly in Vancouver (well, if you consider low-50s chilly), but NBC's ratings for the opening weekend of the Winter Games have proved to be surprisingly hot stuff.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC has averaged an unexpected 28.6 million viewers over the first three days of its Olympics coverage, which marks a 25 percent increase over the 2006 Torino Games.

Reports indicate that those numbers also mark the highest non-U.S. Winter Games debut since as far back as 1994, when the Lillehammer Games got a boost from the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding Figure Skating scandal, in which Harding allegedly covered up a conspiracy between her ex-husband and bodyguard to attack her competitor, Kerrigan, during a practice session.

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And So It Begins: 'Today's' Annoying Olympics Coverage

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 12th 2010 12:29PM
Roker and Lauer on the two-man luge at the 2006 Torino OlympicsAlthough I'm generally a 'Today' show loyalist, for the next two weeks, I'm going to be a 'Good Morning America' fan.

Why? Three words: The Winter Olympics.

Every two years, since NBC started carrying the Olympics, they turn their top-rated morning news show into essentially the Games' morning recap show. Sure, you still get that first half hour of pure news, but after that, the show becomes all-Olympics, all the time, from examining the personal stories of the athletes, to travelogues about whatever exotic locale the Games are in that year, to deep, 'SportsCenter'-like examination of the previous night's results.

But that's not the part that annoys me the most. When the hosts go out and try to do the Olympic sports themselves, the cringe factor goes up exponentially. Especially when Matt Lauer and Al Roker are involved.

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'We Are the World' Remade for Haitian Relief

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 2nd 2010 11:43PM
we_are_the_world_25th_anniversaryOver 80 stars from the music and entertainment world gathered in Los Angeles on Monday to remake the classic benefit recording 'We Are the World,' and this time the victims of the Haitian earthquake will receive aid as a result of this song's sale and download.

What makes this remake so exciting is that here it is 25 years later and an entire new group of musicians took part, including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink, the Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick, Toni Braxton, Snoop Dogg, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, LL Cool J, Jonas Brothers... whew! The news might be that Lady Gaga couldn't make it.

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Colbert ignores U.S. speed skater who called him a jerk, for now

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 9th 2009 8:03PM
It's been two days worth of new episodes now and Stephen Colbert has suddenly stopped talking about his beloved Olympic speed skating team. It's a surprise since the man has given more props to his sponsorship of the team than Gatorade does for the Super Bowl.

That may be because team member Shani Davis called Colbert a "jerk" for running his smear campaign against the Canadians, a smear campaign that seemed to get the Canadians to back and give his team practice time on Canada's ice. It even almost seemed as though Colbert was going to address the name-calling in his opening "Who's Attacking Me Now" segment on Monday, but instead went into the comments made by White House Recovery Act Coordinator G. Edward DeSeve.

Should Colbert call out Davis for his name calling and more importantly, will he?

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'Lost' Final Season Schedule: Ruined By the Olympics?

by Scott Harris, posted Oct 27th 2009 5:20PM
LostJack and Kate may have crashed two planes into the South Pacific already, but there's at least one thing at 'Lost' that is still up in the air: its schedule.

According to Fancast, a mysterious blog article (which has since vanished like the island itself) reported that 'Lost' showrunner Carlton Cuse indicated during a recent visit to Harvard University that the show would be taking a mid-season hiatus to avoid airing head-to-head against the Winter Olympics.

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Monk comes back Friday

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 1st 2006 9:05PM

monkWhen a show takes a break for awhile it's easy to forget about it, what with our crazy fast-paced lifestyles, cellphones, outboard motors, uranium-powered waffle makers and what have you. Therefore, I thought I should take a moment to remind my fellow Monkheads that Monk is coming back with new episodes this Friday. Our favorite obsessive-compulsive detective took some time off during the Winter Olympics. The new episode, titled "Mr. Monk and the Astronaut" pits Monk against an astronaut who he claims committed murder, despite the astronaut insisting he was in space at the time. I've used that alibi several times, and it never works.

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Previously on TV Squad

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 26th 2006 5:48PM
In case you've missed it -- perhaps you were busy drooling over the latest TV-related pictorials in Maxim -- here are some highlights from the last week at TV Squad:

AI twins (no, not
the ones in jail) in Maxim

Winter Olympics
Breaking News
Discussions
The Five
Opinions
Episode Reviews

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Previously on TV Squad

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 19th 2006 5:57PM
In case you've missed it -- perhaps you were busy hotdogging at the end of your snowboardcross race  --  here are some highlights from the last week at TV Squad:

Michelle Kwan drops out of the Olympics

Winter Olympics
The TV Squad Live! Sketch Project
Breaking News
Discussions
The Five
Opinions
Episode Reviews

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NBC is obsessed with curling

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 19th 2006 5:32PM

Olympic curlingPeople are wondering why people aren't that excited about the Olympics. Sure, it could be the time difference. It could be that we're watching other things. It could even be that the human drama isn't that thrilling anymore, in this day of reality shows and American Idol.

I don't think NBC is helping matters by showing curling all day today. I mean, curling? It's not exactly the most dramatic of TV sports. It combines the heart-pounding pace of horseshoes with the excitement of...sweeping your kitchen floor. But it's been on all day.

I'm still not sure how you keep score.

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Previously on TV Squad

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 12th 2006 5:32PM
In case you've missed it -- perhaps you were busy shoveling out your car (it's snowing like crazy in the Northeast)  --  here are some highlights from the last week at TV Squad:

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics have begun!
Breaking News
Discussions
The Five
Opinions
Episode Reviews

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The Five: Olympic sports worth watching

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 10th 2006 8:03AM
olympics sports the fiveThe winter Olympics begin this evening with the opening ceremonies on NBC. That means, for the next two weeks, you'll hear a lot of people chanting, "USA! USA!"

Personally, I love the Olympics. I let myself get caught up in the drama and the action, even though I'm definitely not a sports fan any other time of the year. The most popular sport during the winter Olympics by far is figure skating, specifically women's or pairs skating. Here, I'm listing the other sports that I will definitely be watching:

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Monk goes away for awhile

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 6th 2006 11:22AM
MonkDon't worry, they're not cancelling Monk. Remember, we've got at least one more season after this one. However, you won't be seeing any new episodes until early March, thanks to the Winter Olympics. So instead of watching an obsessive compulsive genius solve crimes you can watch fun sporting events like full contact figure skating, three-legged downhill skiing, polar bear mocking, and whatever the hell else they do during the Winter Olympics. If you are jonesing for a Monk fix, USA's site for the show has some webisodes and character blogs. Yeah, I know, it's not much, but you have to take what you can get sometimes.

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Project Runway: The Sasha Cohen Competition

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 19th 2006 7:03PM
Project RunwayHeidi Klum announced that the designers would be getting a package instead of telling them what their challenge was going to be. After the designers waited a while in their rooms, season one's Rob (the one that busted his head open when he was trying to show off his mad hanging-upside-down skills to the ladies) showed up in an USPS uniform with a bunch of boxes. Everyone seemed excited to see him (except Emmett, who, embarrassingly enough, didn't recognize him) and eagerly opened their boxes. Inside was a short a message telling them to put on the enclosed outfits and go to the lobby. The ladies don itty-bitty, form-fitting dresses and the guys wear tight-fitting pants and puffy shirts (again, except Emmett... he wore an atrociously bright pink top. He tried to class it up with a fedora, but to no avail). It looks like someone threw up the Ice Capades and a box of Crayons at the same time.

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