Where would the United States Olympics hopes be without the plethora of “X Games” events we’ve recently helped introduce to the games. The traditional events aren’t being so kind to the US this year, but we’re dominating the games such as Slope Style, a circus of jumps and slides. Tonight on NBC’s Primetime coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi continues with events created by and for Americans.
We could be seeing a new American star minted in David Wise, the USA’s best chance for a gold in Men’s Halfpipe. Wise started skiing at age three, and has the looks of the next Shaun White. Events like the Halfpipe are the best way to shift focus away from how poorly the USA is doing in marquee events like Figure Skating. Besides Halfpipe tonight also features women’s bobsled and giant slalom. American Mikeala Shiffrin is both the best chance for an American medal, and the Olympian with the coolest name.
American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin debuts in the giant slalom. Men’s halfpipe Skiing brings an American rivalry to the world stage; David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace should be jostling for the top spot. In women’s Bobsled, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers shifts from brakeman to the driver’s seat for Team USA. Plus finals in men’s snowboard cross.
Date: Tuesday, February 18th
Episode Title: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com