Don’t be embarrassed if you feel detached from the 2014 Winter Olympics. The combination of the Russian timezone and the lack of American stars winning gold medals have created a vacuum of excitement around the games. Every other day NBC tries convincing viewers that there is a new must see US star, only to later watch them finish the competition way out of medal contention.
Tonight NBC turns its lonely eyes to the sport of Ice Dancing. Ice Dancing is the red headed stepchild of the Figure Skating world. The best chance for US medal rests on the shoulders of Meryl Davis and Charlie White. If Ice Dancing doesn’t grab you then stick around for skiing bad boy Bode Miller and snowboarding Lindsey Jacobellis. Jacobellis has a place in Olympic infamy after she fell on her way to a gold medal.
Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face their Canadian training mates. Reigning super-G world champion Ted Ligety competes alongside 2010 silver medalist Bode Miller. Lindsey Jacobellis is a strong contender for gold in snowboard cross, and Steven Holcomb tries to pilot his way to the first U.S. Olympic title in the two-man Bobsled since 1936.
Date: Sunday, February 16th
Episode Title: XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi
Start Time: 7:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com