Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 12 Recap, Day 13 Schedule and How to Watch

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The Americans are still tied for the medal lead, but their partners changed. Do-si-do!

Pulling yet another podium sweep -- 60% of their medals in these games have been earned in that fashion -- the Dutch leapt to the top of the leaderboard temporarily. The second USA medal of the day forced a tie at the top. Russia picked up one, and Canada a pair, but our friends to the north slipped a spot thanks to three Norwegian podium spots. Germany also added a pair, but the surfeit of medals above them leave Deutchland at the bottom of today's top six:

COUNTRY G S B TOTAL
Netherlands 6 6 8 20
United States 6 4 10 20
Russia 5 8 6 19
Norway 7 4 7 18
Canada 4 9 4 17
Germany 8 3 4 15

Results:

Alpine Skiing:

WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM
GOLD Tina Maze Slovenia 2:36.87
SILVER Anna Fenninger Austria 2:36.94
BRONZE Viktoria Rebensburg Germany 2:37.14

Mikaela Shiffrin was 5th for the best USA finish. Resi Stiegler was 29th, Megan McJames 30th; Julia Mancuso did not finish the first of the two runs.

Biathlon:

MEN'S 15k MASS START
GOLD Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway 42:29.1
SILVER Martin Fourcade France 42:29.1
BRONZE Ondrej Moravec Czech Republic 42:42.9

Svendsen almost blew it. With Fourcade on his heels, the Norwegian raised his arms in celebration as he reached the finish line and almost lost the gold medal when Fourcade lunged forward. It was a photo finish, and it took a painfully long time for the result to be made official. Americans Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey finished 21st and 23rd, respectively.

Bobsled:

WOMEN'S BOBSLED (heats 1-2)
1 Elana Meyers
Lauryn Williams
USA 1 1:54.89
2 Kaillie Humphries
Heather Moyse
Canada 1 1:55.12
3 Jamie Gruebel
Aja Evans
USA 2 1:55.45

USA 3 (Jazmine Fenlator/Lolo Jones) is in 11th, but posted better start times than any sled other than the top three.

Cross-Country:

No events today.

Curling:

MEN'S TIEBREAKER SESSION
Great Britain 8-6 Norway

That settles the men's semifinal pairings; Great Britan will meet top seed Sweden.

Figure Skating:

No events today.

Freestyle Skiing:

MEN'S SKI HALFPIPE
GOLD David Wise USA 92.00
SILVER Mike Riddle Canada 90.60
BRONZE Kevin Rolland France 88.60

Wise led Team USA in the qualifications, taking second. Aaron Blunck snuck in at 12th. Torin Yater-Wallace was 26th, and Lyman Currier 28th; that was the lowest score among skiiers who started the event.

Ice Hockey:

WOMEN'S CLASSIFICATIONS
Germany 3-2 Japan
Finland 4-0 Russia

Finland claims fifth place, Russia sixth, Germany seventh, Japan eighth.

MEN'S PLAYOFF QUALIFICATIONS
(8) Slovenia 4-0 (9) Austria
(5) Russia 4-0 (12) Norway
(10) Latvia 3-1 (7) Switzerland
(6) Czech Republic 5-3 (11) Slovakia

Anze Kopitar, Jan Urbas, Sabahudin Kovacevic, and Jan Mursak all scored for the Slovenes as Robert Kristan blanked Austria. Austrian Michael Grabner exits the Olympics holding the current men's goal-scoring lead with five; Slovenia's reward is a quarterfinal date with Sweden.

Alexander Radulov had two goals and an assist and Pavel Datsyuk had a three-assist night as Russia shutout Norway. Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexei Tereshchenko added goals for Russia, and the crowd got to enjoy Viktor Tikhonov getting on the scoresheet with an assist. The hosts advance to play Finland.

A pair of Lauris Darzins goals, and another from Oskars Bartulis, lifted Latvia to an upset win over Switzerland. Martin Pluss scored for the Swiss. Latvia advances to play Canada. The other late game? Barn-burner. Four different scorers found the net for the Czech Republic -- Ales Hemsky, Roman Cervenka twice, David Krejci, and Tomas Plekanec with 39 seconds left into an empty net while on a power play to put the game out of reach. Plekanec and Krejci had assists, as well as a pair from Tomas Kaberle. But in between Cervenka's second goal with four minutes left in the second period and Plekanec's game-ender, Slovakia made things very interesting. Marian Hossa scored twice, and Tomas Surovy scored to make it 4-3 midway through the third period. Andrej Sekara and Michal Handzus each had two assists for the Slovaks. The Czechs advance to play Team USA.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

INDIVIDUAL LARGE HILL/10k
GOLD Joergen Graabak Norway 23:27.5
SILVER Magnus Hovdal Moan Norway 23:28.1
BRONZE Fabian Riessle Germany 23:29.1

Taylor Fletcher led Team USA with a 20th place finish. Bryan Fletcher was 22nd, and Bill Demong was 31st. Todd Lodwick, 30th after the ski jump, withdrew before the cross-country segment.

Short Track:

LADIES' 3000m RELAY
GOLD Ha-Ri Cho
Alang Kim
Sangjeong Kong
Seung-Hi Park
Suk Hee Sim
Korea 4:09.498
SILVER Maria-Eve Drolet
Jessica Hewitt
Valerie Maltais
Marianne Saint-Gelais
Canada 4:10.641
BRONZE Arianna Fontana
Lucia Peretti
Martina Valcepina
Elena Viviani
Italy 4:14.014

Reminder, Team USA was not in the relay. In the non-medal events today, Jessica Smith and Emily Scott both advanced to the quarterfinals of the ladies' 1000m. In the men's 500m, J.R. Celski qualified, but Eduardo Alvarez and Jordan Malone did not.

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

All events completed.

Snowboard:

MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS
GOLD Pierre Vaultier France
SILVER Nikolai Olyunin Russia
BRONZE Alex Dielbold USA

American Nick Holland, seven-time X-Games gold medalist, didn't even get out of the 1/8 finals. Nor did Nick Baumgartner. Alex Diebold and Trevor Jacob did, and then survived the quarterfinal. Placed in the same semifinal, Diebold beat Jacob to the line for third place in a photo-finish, sending Diebold on to the final and Jacob to the consolation. Jacob finished third in that run for an overall ninth-place finish.

Speed Skating:

MEN'S 10000m
GOLD Jorrit Bergsma Netherlands 12:44.45 (OR)
SILVER Sven Kramer Netherlands 12:49.02
BRONZE Bob de Jong Netherlands 13:07.19

Yet another Dutch sweep, which once again vaulted them, at the time, to the top of the medal count. Americans Emery Lehman and Patrick Meek were 10th and 11th.

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-10:30pm
(replayed 1:00am-4:30am)
NBC Latenight midnight-1:00am

We get an extra half-hour of Primetime tonight.

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

Alpine Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S GIANT SLALOM (run 1) 1:00am none NBC Primetime Ted Ligety - Jared Goldberg
Bode Miller - Tim Jitloff
MEN'S GIANT SLALOM (run 2) 4:30am none NBC Primetime Ted Ligety - Jared Goldberg
Bode Miller - Tim Jitloff

Biathlon:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MIXED RELAY 8:30am none NBC Latenight Susan Dunklee - Hannah Dreissigacker
Tim Burke - Lowell Bailey

Bobsled:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S BOBSLED (heats 3-4) 10:15am none NBC Primetime USA 1:
Elana Myers/Lauryn Williams
USA 2:
Jamie Greubel/Aja Evans
USA 3:
Jazmine Fenlator/Lolo Jones

Cross-Country:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC (semis) 3:15am none 4:30am, NBCSN Sophie Caldwell/Kikkan Randall
MEN'S TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC (semis) 4:05am none 4:30am, NBCSN Simeon Hamilton/Erik Bjornsen
LADIES' TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC (finals) 5:45am NBCSN NBC Daytime TBD
MEN'S TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC (finals) 6:15am NBCSN NBC Daytime TBD

Curling:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS 4:00am GBR-CAN, USA SWE-SUI, 8:00am, MSNBC Great Britain-Canada
Sweden-Switzerland
MEN'S SEMIFINALS 9:00am none SWE-GBR, 1:30pm, MSNBC
CAN-CHN, 4:00pm, CNBC
Sweden-Great Britain
Canada-China

Figure Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' (short program) 9:00am NBCSN NBC Primetime Ashley Wagner - Gracie Gold
Polina Edwards

Freestyle Skiing:

No events today.

Ice Hockey:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Match
MEN'S QUARTERFINAL 2:00am NBCSN * (1) Sweden
(9) Slovenia
MEN'S QUARTERFINAL 6:30am NBCSN * (4) Finland
(5) Russia
MEN'S QUARTERFINAL 11:00am MSNBC * (2) Canada
(10) Latvia
MEN'S QUARTERFINAL 11:00am USA * (3) USA
(6) Czech Republic
One of today's matches will re-air at 4:00pm on NBCSN.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

No events today.

Short Track:

No events today.

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

All events completed.

Snowboard:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (quals) 11:15pm none none none
MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (quals) 23:42pm none none Justin Reiter
LADIES' PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (1/8) 3:00am none none none
MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (1/8) 3:12am none none TBD
LADIES' PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (quarters) 3:48am none none none
MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (quarters) 3:54am none NBC Primetime TBD
LADIES' PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (semis) 4:15am none none none
MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (semis) 4:18am none NBC Primetime TBD
LADIES' PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (finals) 4:31am NBCSN none none
MEN'S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM (finals) 4:35am NBCSN NBC Primetime TBD

(The lack of an American entry into the Ladies' event explains why NBC can't be bothered with it.)

Speed Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' 5000m 7:30am none NBC Daytime Maria Lamb
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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