2022 Olympics TV highlights: What to watch from Beijing Saturday night, Sunday morning

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Throughout the 2022 Winter Olympics, here we’ll get a daily look at the top events and how to watch them.

With jet lag, each day’s live competition in China begins during Eastern prime time and runs overnight until mid-morning. This episode covers events happening on Sundays in Beijing (Saturday night through Sunday morning in the US).

All dates and times below are converted to Eastern Time, 1:00 p.m. Beijing Time. The primetime show hosted by NBC’s main channel begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday and will feature live bobsleigh with the women’s monobob and downhill skiing with the men’s giant slalom, as well as delayed coverage of the finals. women’s skeleton and figure skating. ice dancing competition. All events can be streamed on Peacock or NBCOlympics.com.

Head to Peacock to catch the action in Beijing.

Top US Events

men’s hockey

What: USA vs. Germany

When: Sunday, 8:10 a.m.

TV: USA and streaming

A 4-2 win over Canada on Saturday in Beijing put the United States in good stead to win the group and advance directly to the quarter-finals, avoiding the knockout round of the knockout stage. Beating Germany would seal the deal, and even a defeat could still do it.

Bobsled

What: Women’s monobob, rounds 1-2

When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

Television: NBC and streaming

Kaillie Humphries, who has moved from the Canadian Olympic team to the US team since the last Games, and Elana Meyers Taylor are medal contenders in this newest event in the bobsleigh program. Winners are determined by total time over four runs spread over two days. Meyers Taylor tested positive for COVID-19 at the start of the Games and must have missed her duties as flag bearer, but she has since been cleared to compete.

Speed ​​skating

What: Women’s 500m

When: Sunday, 8:56 a.m.

Television: NBC and streaming

The world’s best 500m skater, American Erin Jackson, is a favorite for the gold medal. And she’s only in this race because her teammate Brittany Bowe gave up her spot so Jackson could go to Beijing after Jackson slipped in the US Trials. In a case of good karma, Bowe then returned to the race after the United States clawed back one of the unused quota spots from other countries. Kimi Goetz, 12th in this year’s World Cup standings, is also on the pitch.

Men’s curling

What: US vs. Canada, US vs. China

When: Saturday, 8:05 p.m. (US-Canada); Sunday, 7:05 a.m. (US-China)

TV: CNBC (US-Canada), US (US-China, delayed, 3 p.m.) and streaming

A loss to Norway leaves John Shuster’s reigning Olympic champion team 2-2 and in need of wins. Five teams (including Canada and China) are currently tied for fourth at 2-2 in the nine-game group stage. The top four teams will advance to the medal round.

Women’s curling

What: USA vs. Sweden

When: Sunday, 1:05 a.m.

TV: United States (delayed, 10:30 a.m.) and streaming

Tabitha Peterson and Team USA suffered their first defeat on Saturday, losing 10-5 to Great Britain. They are in a good position at 3-1, but the right start came against the weaker end of the pack. The combined record of the Americans’ four opponents so far is 4-12. The record of their last five opponents is 12-6, followed by Sweden at 2-2.

Other Medal Events

Alpine skiing

What: Men’s Giant Slalom, rounds 1 and 2

When: Saturday, 9:15 p.m. (race 1); Sunday, 00:45 (round 2)

Television: NBC and streaming

Biathlon

What: Women’s 10k Pursuit, Men’s 12.5k Pursuit

When: Sunday, 4 a.m. (women); Sunday, 5:45 a.m. (men)

TV: USA (women’s 10k pursuit, live; men’s 12.5k pursuit, delayed, 1:30 p.m.) and streaming

cross-country skiing

What: Men’s 4×10 km relay

When: Sunday, 2 a.m.

TV: USA and streaming

Short Track Speed ​​Skating

What: Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals in the men’s 500m; women’s 3000m relay final

When: Sunday, 6 a.m. (finals start at 6:35 a.m.)

TV: USA and streaming

Other events

Alpine skiing

What: Women’s downhill training

When: Saturday, 10 p.m.

TV: USA (delayed, 11 p.m.) and streaming

Men’s curling

What: Round-robin matches

When: Saturday, 8:05 p.m.; Sunday, 7:05 a.m.

TV: USA (Norway-Sweden, deferred, Saturday, 11 p.m.) and streaming

Women’s curling

What: Round-robin matches

When: Sunday, 1:05 a.m.

Television: streaming only

freestyle skiing

What: Slopestyle qualifications and women’s aerials

When: Saturday, 9 p.m. (slopestyle); Sunday, 6 a.m. (antennas)

TV: USA (slopestyle, live; air, delayed, 2:15 p.m.), NBC (air, live) and streaming

men’s hockey

What: Preliminary round matches

When: Saturday, 11:10 p.m. (Slovakia-Latvia); Sunday, 3:40 a.m. (Finland-Sweden); Sunday, 8:10 a.m. (China-Canada)

TV: CNBC (Slovakia-Latvia), United States (Finland-Sweden, delayed, 4h40) and streaming

Speed ​​skating

What: Men’s team pursuit quarter-finals

When: Sunday, 8 a.m.

Television: NBC and streaming

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(Photo: Robert Deutsch – USA Today)

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