Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 11 Recap, Day 12 Schedule and How to Watch

Steven Holcomb and Steven Langdon WERE going here, but then this happened. - Clive Mason

Team USA made history today -- twice.

The Russians and Americans each grabbed a pair of medals today, pushing them to the head of the class. Canada, Germany, and Norway each grabbed a single prize -- including yet another gold for Germany, padding their lead in that column -- leaving us with this iteration of our top six:

COUNTRY G S B TOTAL
Russia 5 7 6 18
United States 5 4 9 18
Netherlands 5 5 7 17
Canada 4 7 4 15
Norway 5 3 7 15
Germany 8 3 2 13

Results:

Alpine Skiing:

No events today.

Biathlon:

The Men's 15k Mass Start was postponed for the second day in a row due to heavy fog at Krasnaya Polyana. It's been rescheduled for 4:30am tomorrow. The women's event, much later in the day, was able to proceed as planned:

WOMEN'S 12.5k MASS START
GOLD Darya Domracheva Belarus 35:25.6
SILVER Gabriela Soukalova Czech Republic 35:45.8
BRONZE Tiril Eckhoff Norway 35:52.9

Susan Dunklee, the only American entry -- indeed, the first American woman to ever qualify for the event -- finished in 12th place.

Bobsled:

TWO-MAN (heats 3-4)
GOLD Alexander Zubkov
Alexey Voevoda
Russia 1 3:45.39
SILVER Beat Hefti
Alex Baumann
Switzerland 1 3:46.05
BRONZE Steven Holcomb
Steven Langdon
USA 1 3:46.27

The United States captures its first two-man bobsled medal since 1952. USA 2 (Cory Butner/Chris Fogt) finished 12th; right behind them in 13th was USA 3 (Nick Cunningham/Dallas Robinson).

Cross-Country:

No events today.

Curling:

MEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 12
China 6-5 Great Britain
Russia 8-7 Germany
Switzerland 6-3 USA
Denmark 5-3 Norway
MEN'S FINAL STANDINGS
RK TEAM W L
1 Sweden 8 1
2 Canada 7 2
3 China 7 2
4 Norway 5 4
5 Great Britain 5 4
6 Denmark 4 5
7 Russia 3 6
8 Switzerland 3 6
9 USA 2 7
10 Germany 1 8

Ties are broken by head-to-head, except when that tie determines advancement to the semifinals... which means Norway and Great Britain have to play a match tonight to settle matters. Sweden will play the winner of that game in the semis; China will face Canada.

WOMEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 11
Japan 8-5 China
Great Britain 9-6 Russia
Korea 11-2 USA
WOMEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 12
Sweden 8-4 Japan
Switzerland 10-6 China
Canada 9-4 Korea
Denmark 8-7 (11) Great Britain
WOMEN'S FINAL STANDINGS
RK TEAM W L
1 Canada 9 0
2 Sweden 7 2
3 Switzerland 5 4
4 Great Britain 5 4
5 Japan 4 5
6 Denmark 4 5
7 China 4 5
8 Korea 3 6
9 Russia 3 6
10 USA 1 8

Great Britain needed only to score in the extra end against Denmark to avoid the Canadian buzzsaw in the semifinals; they didn't. Sweden will meet Switzerland in the other semifinal. And, well, Team USA... sigh. The Americans are 5-22 in round-robin play since finishing fourth at Salt Lake City.

Figure Skating:

ICE DANCING (free skate)
GOLD Meryl Davis
Charlie White
USA 195.52
SILVER Tessa Virtue
Scott Moir
Canada 190.99
BRONZE Elena Ilinykh
Nikita Katsalapov
Russia 183.48

Finally, the United States captures a gold medal in ice dancing. It's only the fourth dance medal ever for Team USA. It was a great performance for the Americans in total; Madison Chock and Evan Bates finished in eighth, and Maia and Alex Shibutani came in ninth.

Freestyle Skiing:

MEN'S AERIALS
GOLD Anton Kushnir Belarus 134.50
SILVER David Morris Australia 110.41
BRONZE Zongyang Jia China 95.06

Mac Bohonnon, Team USA's only representative, escaped the qualification and quarterfinal rounds by the skin of his teeth, but bowed out in the semifinals, finishing fifth.

Ice Hockey:

WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS
USA 6-1 Sweden
Canada 3-1 Switzerland

Brianna Decker and Megan Bozek each had a goal and two assists, Amanda Kessel and Kacey Bellamy each had a goal and an assist, and the USA also got goals from Alex Carpenter and Monique LaMoureux to roll over Sweden and into the gold medal game. Anna Borgqvist averted the shutout with just under seven minutes remaining, but it was all over by that point. Team USA had 70 shots on goal to only 9 for the Swedes, who just didn't have the speed to attack; all too often, a Swedish skater would enter the attacking zone and find four Americans there with her before help arrived.

Canada jumped out to an early lead in their semifinal on a pair of Natalie Spooner goals, the second of which was quickly followed by a score from Melodie Daoust, and it turned out they sort of needed them. Jessica Lutz scored for the Swiss midway through the second period to close the gap, and Florence Schelling kept the Canadians out of her net the rest of the way. Switzerland couldn't make that pay off on the other end, though, and Canada advances to the gold medal game against Team USA. Switzerland and Sweden will play for bronze.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

No events today.

Short Track:

No events today.

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

MEN'S TEAM LARGE HILL
GOLD Andreas Wank
Marinus Kraus
Andreas Wellinger
Severin Freund
Germany 1041.1
SILVER Michael Hayboeck
Thomas Morgenstern
Thomas Diethart
Gregor Schlerenzauer
Austria 1038.4
BRONZE Reruhi Shimuzu
Taku Takeuchi
Daiki Ito
Noriaki Kasai
Japan 1024.9

The American team of Peter Frenette, Nick Fairall, Anders Johnson, and Nick Alexander did not qualify for the final, and finished tenth.

Snowboard:

The Men's Snowboard Cross event was also a victim of the fog at Krasnaya Polyana. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow, at the same times as today's schedule.

Speed Skating:

No events today.

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 2:00pm-4:00pm
NBC Primetime 7pm-10:00pm
(replayed 1:00am-4:00am)
NBC Latenight midnight-1:00am

Be aware that NBC proper IS NOT SHOWING ANY LIVE COVERAGE OF THESE OLYMPICS (except the gold medal hockey games).

Alpine Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM (run 1) 11:30am none NBC Primetime Julia Mancuso - Mikaela Shiffrin
Megan McJames - Resi Stiegler
WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM (run 2) 3:00am none NBC Primetime Julia Mancuso - Mikaela Shiffrin
Megan McJames - Resi Stiegler

Biathlon:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S 15k MASS START 4:30am none none Tim Burke
Lowell Bailey

Note: Rescheduled from each of the previous two days, this may end up being aired, probably on NBC Primetime or Latenight.

Bobsled:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S BOBSLED (heats 1-2) 9:15am 11:00am, NBCSN NBC Primetime USA 1:
Elana Myers
Lauryn Williams
USA 2:
Jamie Greubel
Aja Evans
USA 3:
Jazmine Fenlator
Lolo Jones

Cross-Country:

No events today.

Curling:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
MEN'S TIEBREAKER SESSION 11:00pm none 4:00pm, CNBC Norway-Great Britain

Figure Skating:

No events today.

Freestyle Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S SKI HALFPIPE (qualification) 7:45am none none David Wise - Torin Yater-Wallace
Aaron Blunck - Lyman Currier
MEN'S SKI HALFPIPE (final) 11:30am none NBC Primetime TBD

Ice Hockey:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
MEN'S PLAYOFF QUALIFICATION 2:00am NBCSN * (8) Slovenia-(9) Austria
WOMEN'S SEVENTH PLACE GAME 2:00am none none Germany-Japan
MEN'S PLAYOFF QUALIFICATION 6:30am NBCSN * (5) Russia-(12) Norway
WOMEN'S FIFTH PLACE GAME 6:30am none none Russia-Finland
MEN'S PLAYOFF QUALIFICATION 11:00am NBCSN† * (7)Czech Republic-(10) Slovakia
MEN'S PLAYOFF QUALIFICATION 11:00am MSNBC * (11) Latvia-(6) Switzerland
† Window shared with women's bobsled coverage, likely during intermissions.
* Two men's matches will re-air at 2:00pm and 4:00pm on NBCSN.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
INDIVIDUAL LARGE HILL/10k (jumping) 3:30am 4:30am, NBCSN NBC Daytime Todd Lodwick - Taylor Fletcher
Bill DeMong - Bryan Fletcher
INDIVIDUAL LARGE HILL/10k (10k) 6:00am none 9:00am, NBCSN Todd Lodwick - Taylor Fletcher
Bill DeMong - Bryan Fletcher

Short Track:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES 1000m (heats) 3:30am none NBC Latenight Jessica Smith - Emily Scott
MEN'S 500m (heats) 4:15am none none J.R. Celski - Jordan Malone
Eduardo Alvarez
LADIES' 3000m RELAY (final) 4:54am none NBC Primetime none

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

All events completed.

Snowboard:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS (1/8 finals) 3:30am none NBC Daytime Nate Holland - Alex Diebold
Nick Baumgartner - Trevor Jacob
MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS (quarterfinals) 3:52am none NBC Daytime TBD
MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS (semifinals) 4:04am none NBC Primetime TBD
MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS (finals) 4:12am none NBC Primetime TBD

Speed Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S 10000m 7:00am 9:00am, NBCSN NBC Daytime Patrick Meek - Emery Lehman
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