No, Opening Ceremonies don’t count even if they have some ski jumping prelims.
Coverage today starts on NBC at 2 pm and on CNBC at 3.
In the main NBC afternoon block from 2 to 6 pm Shani Davis (who thinks Stephen Colbert is a jerk and Chad Hedrick compete in Speed Skating (men’s 5000m). Plus, Ski Jumping (K-90 individual) and Biathlon (women’s sprint).
Medals will be awarded in all those sports, but medal ceremonies are just as boring as the Opening and Closing unless you’re playing some kind of national anthem trivia game.
K-90 means they will be using the 90 meter hill.
On CNBC we have Women’s Ice Hockey from 3 to 5:30 pm. The featured match is between Sweden and Switzerland.
We can also see some of the broad outlines of the main NBC late night coverage emerging.
Each night they’ll have a post-primetime show from midnight to 1 am with original coverage, and then a repeat of their primetime broadcast from 1 am to 4:30 am.
You could be watching Adult Swim and if you’ve already watched the Olympic prime time it will probably be more entertaining. A never before seen episode of Full Metal Alchemist tonight, followed by a Bleach marathon. Of course the new episode is up against original Olympic coverage, but it looks like they’ll re-run it at 4 am after FLCL, Cowboy Bebop (never much got into that), and Ghost In the Shell.
I’ll be back with a post outlining tonight’s prime time coverage a little before 8 pm if I can manage it. Depending on how compelling the Olympic action is Weekend News Digest may have to wait for the 6 – 8 pm break to assemble. TheMomCat has a This Week in Health and Fitness ready for publication at 4 pm anyway so WND would not go up before 5 pm in any event.
Feel free to talk about what you see and happy blogging.