The medal race for the 2018 Olympic Games is starting to heat up as the first weekend of Olympic action comes to a close.
The United States (finally) got on the board with its first medal of the games thanks to a gold courtesy of 17-year-old snowboarding phenom Red Gerard, who upset the field to win the men’s slopestyle.
If you missed any of yesterday’s action, don’t worry—there’s plenty more to watch today.
7 a.m.-9.30 a.m. ET, USA
Women’s ice hockey Group A: Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia
7.45 a.m.-9 a.m. ET, NBCSN
Men’s 15-kilometre skiathlon
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m ET, NBCSN
2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Curling mixed doubles
3 p.m.-6 p.m. ET, NBC
Men’s speedskating: 5,000 meters (medal event)
Men’s 15-kilometre skiathlon (medal event)
7 p.m.-11 p.m ET, NBCSN
Biathlon: men’s 10-kilometre (medal event)
7 p.m.-11 p.m ET, NBCSN
Men’s luge (medal event)
Ladies’ moguls (medal event)
Ladies’ alpine skiing: giant slalom
Figure skating: ladies’ single short program, pairs free skating
11:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN
Ladies’ alpine skiing: giant slalom (medal event)
Here’s a look at the updated medal count:
If today’s figure skating events are half as good as the performances we witnessed yesterday, we’re all in for a real treat. The team event finishes with the men’s and women’s free skates and free dance.
The United States has a great opportunity to pick up its third medal of this year’s games here as it is likely to be a favorite alongside Canada and the Olympic Athletes from Russia to step onto the podium when its all said and done.
Back during the Sochi Games, Jamie Anderson of the United States was able to take home the women’s slopestyle gold medal and looks to be in good form entering today’s event after clinching a win at the X Games earlier this year.
But Anderson isn’t the only American in the women’s slopestyle who has a chance at getting a medal as first-time Olympians Julia Marino and Hailey Langland will also look to take a spot on the podium with Anderson.
Is an American sweep possible? Absolutely.
All eyes will be on the women’s giant slalom as American Lindsey Vonn will make her Pyeongchang Olympics debut today alongside budding American star, Mikaela Shiffrin.
Shiffrin will participate in her first event tonight in the first of a potential five individual events in this year’s games.
Shiffrin finished fifth in this event during the Sochi Games but has won a silver medal in the World Championships more recently.