The 2010 Winter Olympic’s has the return of Shaun White and Apolo Ohno. The schedule for today features an array of sporting sorts, but the two faces America knows and loves will hit the spotlight, ready to compete in their respective sports very soon. Leaving nothing to chance, fans have their Tivos switched on, ready for some serious Olympic fun.
On Wednesday, Shaun White will take on the half pipe. This celebrity has been to the Olympics before and is a regular guest on late night talk show as well being a role model for teens and tweens interested in his sport. The coolest tidbit about this celebrity? Besides spending his days on a snowboard cutting, he has millions of people playing with him on video games developed based on his sport. The man is rad, and he shows it.
Also on Wednesday is Apolo Anton Ohnoâ€™s chance to break Bonnie Blairâ€™s six medal record. The former Dancing with the Stars champion isnâ€™t taking any chances, reporting to NBC Sports that he has been resting since his last race. Claiming he is ready to hit the ice hard, this medalist isnâ€™t going to be dancing his way to the finish line by any means since speed is the need to win the next leg of Apolo’s performance. (CLICK here to see Ohno’s performance on Saturday.)
If you are looking to find the best of your Olympic day or to watch the above celebrities, check out the TV coverage for February 17, 2010 below. All listings are based on Eastern Standard Time.
- 3:00-5:00 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country-Sprint Gold Medal Final
- 8-11:30 p.m. – Men’s Snowboard-Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Men’s Speedskating-1000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE), Men’s Short Track-5000 Relay Semifinal (LIVE) and 1000 Competition (LIVE), Women’s Alpine Skiing-Downhill Gold Medal Final.
- 12:05-1:30 a.m. — Women’s Short Track-500 Competition, Semifinal and Gold Medal Final, Doubles Luge-Gold Medal Final, Medals Plaza-Award Ceremonies.
- 1:30-5:00 a.m. — Primetime Replay.
- Noon-3:00 p.m. — Women’s Curling-USA vs. Germany
- 3:00-8:00 p.m. — Men’s Ice Hockey-Finland vs. Belarus (LIVE), Women’s Ice Hockey-Canada vs. Sweden
- 3:00-6:00 a.m. — Women’s Curling-Japan vs. Canada.