apolo ohno olympics 320 2010 Winter Olympics: TV highlights for SaturdayThe competition begins in Vancouver on Saturday (Feb. 13), but NBC and its sister cable networks are easing into their coverage of the games a little bit. Only NBC and CNBC will have Olympic events on the air Saturday; USA and MSNBC join the party on Sunday.

Here’s what you can expect to see on Saturday:


2-5 p.m. ET/PT: The first medals of the games will be handed out in three events: speed skating (men’s 5,000 meters), ski jumping (normal hill) and biathlon (women’s sprint).

8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT: Primetime will bring live coverage (in the eastern half of the country; those of us out west have to watch on tape delay) of short-track speed skater Apolo Ohno’s first race, the 1,500 meters. Female freestyle skiers will compete in moguls.


A pair of women’s games open the Olympic hockey tournament. At 3 p.m. ET/noon PT Sweden faces Switzerland, followed by home team and defending gold medalist Canada taking on Slovakia at 8 ET/5 PT.

You can get complete listings at Zap2it and NBCOlympics.com, which will also have streaming video from several venues throughout the day.

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Posted by:Rick Porter