Tonight might be the finals of men’s Figure Skating, but the American media knows better than to rely on Jason Brown for a story. Brown is a nice story in his first Olympics, but he’s not going to be a real threat for a medal tonight. The competitors to keep your eyes on are Patrick Chan of Canada and Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. In the short program Hanyu was the only man to score over 100 points. Going into the long program there is Hanyu, Chan, and everyone else.
With the US fading in the marquee events there has been an increase media focus on events like Slope Style. The US swept all three medals in this downhill circus like event, and the three medal winners are already media darlings. Besides skating an old school media flame, Bode Miller, hits the slopes tonight looking for a final medal for his career. Here’s the complete NBC preview of tonight’s primetime broadcast.
Three-time world champion Patrick Chan will try to bring Canada its first gold medal in men’s Figure Skating; a personal best short program from the United States’ Jason Brown also puts him in the final group. Plus Americans Ted Ligety and Bode Miller return to give the Americans two strong medal threats in men’s super-combined, and the gold medal runs in women’s Skeleton.
Date: Friday, February 14th
Episode Title: XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi – Shaun White
Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com