2010 Winter Olympics: A viewers guide

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The Winter Olympics are here at last! Skiers, skaters, snowboarders and sliders alike are about to invade your living room for the next 17 days. And unlike Beijing, Vancouver is only a few hours away, so you’ll get to see the action live – all 15 events. Still, it’s difficult to navigate the schedule. For example, when will Lindsey Vonn (we hope) go for the gold in alpine skiing? Or when will Apolo Ohno attempt to become the most decorated winter Olympian?  Below are dates and times of some of the events we think you won’t want to miss, including when American athletes are competing and some of the most anticipated contests this Olympics has to offer.

Opening Ceremony- Friday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.

Ski Events
Ski Jumping (Final Round)- February 13, 10:45 a.m.
Alpine Skiing (Men’s Downhill)- February 13, 11:45 a.m.

Cross Country Skiing (Ladies’ 10km Free)- February 15, 10:00 a.m.
Cross Country Skiing (Men’s 15km Free)- February 15, 12:30 p.m.

U.S. Ice Hockey Games
Women’s Preliminary Round: U.S. vs China- February 14, 12:00 p.m.
Men’s Preliminary Round: U.S. vs Switzerland- February 16, 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Preliminary Round: U.S. vs Russia- February 16, 2:30 p.m.
Men’s Preliminary Round: U.S. vs Norway- February 18, 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Preliminary Round: U.S. vs Finland- February 18, 2:30 p.m.
Men’s Preliminary Round: Canada vs U.S.- February 21, 4:40 p.m.

Speed Skating Events
Men’s 5000m- February 13, 12:00 p.m.
Ladies’ 3000m- February 14, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s 500m (Medal Event)- February 15, 5:28 p.m.
Ladies’ 500m (Medal Event)- February 16, 2:52 p.m.
Men’s 1000m- February 17, 4:00 p.m.
Ladies’ 1000m- February 18, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s 1500m- February 20, 4:15 p.m.
Ladies’ 1500m- February 21, 3:00 p.m.
Men’s 10,000m- February 23, 11:00 a.m.
Ladies’ 5000m- February 24, 1:00 p.m.

Figure Skating Events
Pairs Free Skating- February 15, 5:00 p.m.
Men’s Free Skating- February 18, 5:00 p.m.
Ice Dance (Free Dance)- February 22, 4:45 p.m.
Ladies’ Free Skating- February 25, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Gala- February 27, 4:30 p.m.

Bobsleigh Events
Two-man Heat 4 (Medal Event)- February 21, 3:05 p.m.
Women’s Heat 4 (Medal Event)- February 24, 6:10 p.m.
Four-man Heat 4 (Medal Event)- February 27, 2:35 p.m.

Curling Events
Women’s Semifinal – February 25, 9:00 a.m.
Men’s Semifinal-February 25, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Bronze-Medal game- February 26, 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Gold-Medal game- February 26, 3:00 p.m.
Men’s Bronze-Medal game- February 27, 9:00 a.m.
Men’s Gold-Medal game- February 27, 3:00 p.m.