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Sport NBC's 2018 Winter Olympics Coverage Will No Longer Include Dreaded Tape-Delay

01:02  29 november  2017
01:02  29 november  2017 Source:   si.com

IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

  IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. Russia faces being banned from the Feb. 9-25 games in South Korea as punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC said on Friday that a "decision with regard to the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be taken" by its executive board on the opening day of a Dec. 5-6 meeting in its home city of Lausanne.IOC President Thomas Bach is scheduled to announce the decision at a news conference starting at 7.30 p.m. local time (1830 GMT).

NBC ' s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics is its most extensive winter games coverage yet, with TV and web streaming available across multiple networks. No longer will the coverage be tape - delayed in non-Eastern Time zones, a traditional criticism of NBC ' s coverage .

No longer will the coverage be tape - delayed in non-Eastern Time zones, a traditional criticism of NBC ' s coverage . The 2,400-plus hours of coverage nearly equals the Winter Games coverage of Sochi (1,600+ hours) and New to this Winter Olympics is NBC ' s late-night primetime plus window.

NBCUniversal will announce on Tuesday that it will air more than 2,400 hours of coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from, PyeongChang, South Korea, the most ever for a Winter Olympics. Of particular importance for Olympic viewers: NBC will air live coverage of the PyeongChang Games across all time zones in primetime. No longer will the coverage be tape-delayed in non-Eastern Time zones, a traditional criticism of NBC's coverage. The 2,400-plus hours of coverage nearly equals the Winter Games coverage of Sochi (1,600+ hours) and Vancouver (835 hours) combined.

The coverage across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app begins Feb. 7 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with coverage of mixed doubles curling. NBC's primetime coverage starts the next day at 8:00 p.m. ET, with live figure skating, qualifying in the men's and women's moguls competitions, and qualifying in men's ski jumping. NBC will air the Opening Ceremony on Friday Feb. 9 in primetime.

Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’

  Russian Official Calls for Doping Whistleblower to Be Shot ‘Like Stalin Would Have Done’ The honorary president of Russia’s Olympic Committee believes the man responsible for exposing the country’s state-sponsored doping program should be executed. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of Moscow’s anti-doping lab, exposed the scheme in 2016 after fleeing to the United States. “Rodchenkov should be shot for lying, like Stalin would have done,” ?Olympic official Leonid Tyagachev said on a Russian radio station, according to the Guardian.

No longer will the coverage be tape - delayed in non-Eastern Time zones, a traditional criticism of NBC ' s coverage . The 2,400-plus hours of coverage nearly equals the Winter Games coverage of Sochi (1,600+ hours) and Vancouver (835 hours) combined. The coverage across NBC , NBCSN

NBC presents coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be NBC Universal’ s 16th Find the full live stream schedule of all your favorite Winter Olympic events and watch the action live from PyeongChang, South Korea on

The network breakdown is as followed:

NBC (176 hours)

NBC's schedule is divided into three day parts – daytime, primetime and primetime plus. Primetime begins each night at 8 p.m. ET, except for Sundays (7 p.m. ET) and will be highlighted by live coverage of alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboard/freestyle skiing, and short track. Eleven of 18 nights of primetime will feature live alpine skiing (likely featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn) and all alpine skiing will air live either in primetime or primetime plus on NBC. Figure skating will be prominently featured during NBC's primetime coverage, airing on 12 of 18 nights.

NBC's Olympic daytime coverage will air from 3-5 p.m. ET on weekdays, and 3-6 p.m. ET on weekends across all time zones.

5 more Russians disqualified for doping at Sochi Olympics

  5 more Russians disqualified for doping at Sochi Olympics Another five Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday, among them winners of gold and silver medals. They bring to 19 the number of Russians who have committed anti-doping violations, and 12 medals stripped from 10 athletes.The latest cases involved Aleksei Negodailo and Dmitrii Trunenkov, members of the gold medal-winning four-man bobsled; Yana Romanova, the silver medalist in the 4x6-kilometer women's biathlon relay; Olga Vilukhina, the silver medalist in the same relay and 7.5-kilometer biathlon; and Sergei Chudinov, who was fifth in skeleton.

NBC ' s 2018 Winter Olympics Coverage Will No Longer Include Dreaded Tape - Delay . All Olympic Channel coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the

2018 WINTER OLYMPICS -- Pictured: "PeyongChang 2018 " Logo -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal). Hey, look, the Olympics are back — the 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off on Thursday in PyeongChang, South Korea. And since the time difference between South Korea and the U. S . is substantial

New to this Winter Olympics is NBC's late-night primetime plus window. Olympic coverage will air live across all time zones every night following primetime and local news. Primetime plus will feature many of the same events airing in primetime.

NBCSN (369 hours)

The cable network will air live primetime coverage of a Winter Olympics for the first time, as well as 10 days of 24-hour programming. Gold medal finals on NBCSN include bobsled, hockey, snowboarding, short track and luge.

CNBC (46 hours)

CNBC will air 46 hours of coverage, highlighted by evening curling telecasts.

USA Network (40.5 hours)

USA Network will air 40.5 hours of hockey and curling coverage throughout the Games, the majority of which will be shown live.

NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app (1,800+)

PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming. NBC said its digital coverage will include live streaming of all competition on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, connected TVs for authenticated users, and TV simul-stream coverage of five television networks. Viewers will also have access to three digital-only programs, live streams of practices, and a news desk regularly publishing Olympic updates throughout each day.

Olympic Channel Coverage

If your cable system gets the "Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA," the channel will air 20 hours of news and highlights provided daily by Olympic Broadcasting Services, live Olympic medal ceremony coverage from the PyeongChang Medal Plaza, and a daily studio show featuring Jimmy Roberts.

South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Winter Games .
Set to host the Winter Olympics in February, South Korea conducted a series of security drills to prepare against terror attacks.Police and firemen were among around 420 personnel participating in the exercise, held in front of the Olympic Stadium at Pyeongchang, just 80 km (50 miles) from the heavily fortified border with North Korea.

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