Vancouver Olympics: Week 2 Fast Forward

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By: Melissa S. Wollering

As the Midwest’s premiere sports website, we are breaking down everything Olympics—from uber good to muy mal.  Yesterday, we brought you the Week 1 Rewind.  Today, it’s the Week 2 Fast Forward from Vancouver!

Day 6, February 17: Team USA Women’s Curling is on USA around lunchtime.  We take on Germany, ja, ja!! Kikkan Randall, the most successful woman in Crosscountry ski history for the U.S. has qualies on NBC in the afternoon. Qualies is short for Qualifiers.  LOVE IT when the Aussies say it.

Lindsay Vonn and Shaun White primetime.  Need I say a word more?

Day 7, February 18: Team USA Men’s Curling vs. Denmark on USA at lunch; Team USA Women’s Hockey takes on Finland on MSNBC in the late afternoon; Team USA Women’s Curling (Deb McCormick) vs. Denmark on CNBC in the late afternoon.

In primetime, Evan Lysacek skates again and the 1000m Speedskating event gives another Illinois guy Shani Davis an opportunity to medal in the distance he likes the most.

Day 8, February 19: More Team USA Women’s Curling vs. Russia on USA; Team USA Men’s Curling is on MSNBC after the women; and Ice dancing begins on NBC primetime. Ben Agosto from Illinois has shot at medaling for the U.S.

Women’s skeleton starts in primetime, too.  That’s hardcore if I’ve ever seen; the luge freaks me out enough but diving headfirst is just ludicrous, or Ludacris, which ever you prefer.

Day 9, February 20: Women’s Freestyle Skiing is on at lunch; MSNBC has more Team USA Men’s Curling vs. Sweden and later US vs. GB while CNBC hosts the women as they take on Great Britain first.  By the way, GB is GOOD at chucking stones on ice.

Linsday Vonn could compete in the Super-G in primetime and Apolo Ohno and Shani Davis are both competing this evening in short track. That’s an evening viewing trifecta.

Day 10, February 21: the new sport of Ski Cross debuts Sunday afternoon. Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic take on Alex Ovechkin and Russia for a heated hockey matchup.  Good thing someone can slide some ice shavings down their backs to cool them off. There’s more Ice Dancing at night and Women’s Bobsled is on!!
On the other networks, it is a full day of border battles. Team USA Women’s Curling battles Canada (yikes) and Team USA Hockey takes on Canada.  Wow.

Day 11, February 22: The border battle continues as Team USA Men’s Curling faces Canada. Men’s and women’s Crosscountry sprints are on. Ice Dancing concludes so Ben Agosto could medal and more Freestyle Skiing and Ski Jumping will have your adrenaline going at the beginning of the week!

Also, be sure to check out Teamusa.org. Anyone who registers on Teamusa.org will have access to the latest info and will receive exclusive updates throughout the games.

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