Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 4 Recap, Day 5 Schedule and How to Watch

You think that's great, wait for the downhill. - Matthew Stockman

Curling is underway, and the USA starts the day off with another medal but can't add.

Before we get to the fun, how's the new layout look, eh?

Norway got shut out on the day, which allowed... some of the pack tied for second to move up. But not all, as you'll see here in the Top Five:

COUNTRY G S B TOTAL
Canada 3 3 1 7
Netherlands 3 2 2 7
Norway 2 1 4 7
Russia 1 2 3 6
United States 2 0 3 5

Results:

Alpine Skiing:

WOMEN'S SUPER COMBINED
GOLD Maria Hoefl-Resch Germany 2:34.62
SILVER Nicole Hosp Austria 2:35.02
BRONZE Julia Mancuso USA 2:35.15

Mancuso held a sizeable lead after the downhill, but ran over two seconds behind Hoefl-Resch in the slalom and had to settle for third place. Americans Laurenne Ross and Stacey Cook did not finish the downhill run. Leanne Smith did, finishing 20th, but failed to finish the slalom.

Biathlon:

MEN'S 12.5km PURSUIT
GOLD Martin Fourcade FRA 33:48.6
SILVER Ondrej Moravec CZE 34.02.7
BRONZE Jean Guillaume Beatrix FRA 34:12.8

Tim Burke finished 22nd to lead the USA delegation. He was followed by Lowell Bailey in 38th and Leif Nordgren in 53rd.

Bobsled:

Begins next Sunday.

Cross-Country:

Off day; returns tomorrow.

Curling:

MEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 1
China 7-4 Denmark
Sweden 7-5 Switzerland
Great Britain 7-4 Russia
Canada 11-8 Germany
WOMEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 1
Sweden 6-4 Great Britan
Canada 9-2 China
Switzerland 7-4 USA
Russia 7-4 Denmark
MEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 2
Norway 7-4 USA
Switzerland 5-4 Canada
Sweden 8-4 Great Britain
Denmark 11-10 (11) Russia

Bad start for the Americans, and the day's action ended with a thrilling extra end between Denmark and Russia to break a 10-10 tie.

Figure Skating:

Off day; returns tomorrow.

Freestyle Skiing:

MEN'S MOGULS
GOLD Alex Bilodeau Canada 26:31
SILVER Michael Kingsbury
Canada 24:71
BRONZE Alexandr Smyshlyaev
Russia 24.34

American Patrick Deneen had to go through both qualifying rounds to reach the final, but he got there. Bradley Wilson advanced from the first qualification. Things went differently in the final rounds. Wilson did horribly on both turns and his air, failing to qualify for the semifinal. Dineen advanced, in ninth place, then squeaked into the medal run by .01 points; he finished sixth.

Ice Hockey:

WOMEN'S GROUP A
USA 9-0 Switzerland
Canada 3-0 Finland

Team USA basically just ambushed the Swiss, scoring three goals in the space of 55 seconds midway throught he first period -- two of them just eight seconds apart -- and just cruising from that point. Canada, on the other hand, struggled with Finland for two and a half periods before breaking through on a power play and then opening up the lead. Both Canada and the USA are now through to the semifinals; their game Thursday just determines seeding.

Luge:

WOMEN'S SINGLES (after 2 runs)
1 Natalie Geisenberger Germany 1:39.814
2 Tatiana Heufner Germany 1:40.580
3 Erin Hamlin USA 1:40.632

No American luger, male or female, has ever medaled in singles. Erin Hamlin is halfway there. Erin Hansen's in 10th, and Summer Britcher's 15th.

Nordic Combined:

Begins Wednesday.

Short Track:

MEN'S 1500m
GOLD Charles Hamelin Canada 2:14.985
SILVER Tianyu Han China 2:15.055
BRONZE Viktor An Russia 2:15.062

J.R. Celski of the USA finished fourth, more than half a second off the pace. Celski and Eduardo Alvarez advanced to the semis from the qualification heats, but Chris Creveling didn't -- despite a time a full second faster than Alvarez, due to Creveling finishing third in a much faster heat. Alvarez was disqualified during the semifinals for the usual short track reasons.

In the qualification heats for the Ladies' 500m, Emily Scott advanced for the Americans. Jessica Smith didn't, and Alyson Dudek was disqualified. The semifinals of the Ladies' 3000m Relay were also today, but Team USA failed to even qualify for the Olympics. Korea, Canada, China, and Italy qualified for the final.

Skeleton:

Begins Thursday.

Ski Jumping:

Off day; returns tomorrow.

Snowboard:

Off day; returns tomorrow.

Speed Skating:

MEN'S 500m
(combined time, two runs)
GOLD Michel Mulder Netherlands 69.31
SILVER Jan Smeekens Netherlands 69.32
BRONZE Ronald Mulder Netherlands 69.46

The Mulder twins were sitting 1-2 going into the final pair, and then it looked like Smeekens had taken the gold. A post-race correction, however, gave Michel Mulder the 1/100 of a second win. Brian Hansen was 33rd after the first run, but withdrew prior to the second due to a muscle strain. The other Americans finished, but had a horrible outing. Shani Davis finished 24th, Tucker Fredricks 26th, and Mitchell Whitmore 27th.

Looking ahead:

Here's today's schedule. ALL events are available live via streaming at NBCOlympics.com, so long as you're a customer of a participating cable, satellite or FIOS provider. All times Central. Medal events listed in BOLD.

DELAYED BROADCAST INFO: The following tags apply to the listed time windows on your local NBC station:

NBC Daytime 7:00pm-4:00pm
NBC Primetime 7:00pm-10:30pm
(replayed midnight-3:30am)
NBC Latenight 11:00pm-midnight

Be aware that NBC proper IS NOT SHOWING ANY LIVE COVERAGE OF THESE OLYMPICS.

Alpine Skiing:

No events today.

Biathlon:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S 10km PURSUIT 9:00am none NBC Latenight Susan Dunklee
Sara Studebaker
Annelies Cook

Cross-Country:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S SPRINT (qualifications) 4:00am NBCSN NBC Daytime Ida Sargent - Sophie Caldwell
Kikkan Randall - Jessica Diggins
MEN'S SPRINT (qualifications) 4:25am NBCSN NBC Daytime Andrew Newell - Simeon Hamilton
Torin Koos - Erik Bjornsen
WOMEN'S SPRINT (quarterfinals) 6:00am NBCSN NBC Daytime Ida Sargent - Sophie Caldwell
Kikkan Randall - Jessica Diggins
MEN'S SPRINT (quarterfinals) 6:25am NBCSN NBC Daytime Andrew Newell - Simeon Hamilton
WOMEN'S SPRINT (semifinals) 6:56am NBCSN NBC Daytime Sophie Caldwell
MEN'S SPRINT (semifinals) 7:06am NBCSN NBC Daytime none
WOMEN'S SPRINT 7:22am NBCSN NBC Daytime Sophie Caldwell
MEN'S SPRINT 7:30am NBCSN NBC Daytime none

Curling:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
WOMEN'S SESSION 2 11:00pm none USA-RUS 2:00am, NBCSN Korea-Japan
Switzerland-Denmark
Sweden-Canada
USA-Russia
MEN'S SESSION 3 3:00am none USA-CHN 4:00am, CNBC Norway-Russia
Canada-Sweden
Britain-Germany
China-USA
WOMEN'S SESSION 3 9:00am none USA-GBR 4:00pm, CNBC Korea-Switzerland
China-Russia
Denmark-Japan
USA-Britain

Figure Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM 9:00am NBCSN NBC Primetime Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir
Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay

Freestyle Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' SKI SLOPESTYLE (qualification) midnight none NBC Primetime Keri Herman
Devin Logan
Julia Krass
LADIES' SKI SLOPESTYLE (final) 3:00am none NBC Daytime
NBC Primetime
Keri Herman
Devin Logan
Julia Krass

Ice Hockey:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Match
WOMEN'S GROUP B 4:00am NBCSN (choice) 4:00pm, NBCSN Germany-Sweden
WOMEN'S GROUP B 9:00am MSNBC (choice) 4:00pm, NBCSN Russia-Japan

Luge:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S SINGLES (third run) 8:30am none NBC Daytime Kate Hansen
Erin Hamlin
Summer Britcher
WOMEN'S SINGLES (final run) 10:10am 10:30am, NBCSN NBC Daytime Kate Hansen
Erin Hamlin
Summer Britcher

Short Track: no events today.

Ski Jumping:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' NORMAL HILL 11:30am/12:25pm 12:30pm, NBCSN NBC Primetime Sarah Hendrickson
Jessica Jerome
Lindsey Van

Snowboard:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S HALFPIPE (qualification) 4:00am none NBC Primetime Shaun White - Gregory Bretz
Danny Davis - Taylor Gold
MEN'S HALFPIPE (semifinals) 9:00am none NBC Primetime Gregory Bretz - Taylor Gold
MEN'S HALFPIPE (final) 11:30am none NBC Primetime Shaun White
Danny Davis - Gregory Bretz

Speed Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S 500m (first run) 6:45am NBCSN NBC Latenight Heather Richardson - Sugar Todd
Lauren Cholewinski - Brittany Bowe
WOMEN'S 500m (second run) 8:35am NBCSN NBC Latenight Heather Richardson - Sugar Todd
Lauren Cholewinski - Brittany Bowe
IF YOU INTEND TO WATCH TAPE-DELAYED COVERAGE, DON'T LOOK AT THE COMMENTS AFTER 11pm. YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED.
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