U.S. ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White begin their chase for Olympic gold today in the short program for ice dancing at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
You can watch it LIVE on NBCSN, but if you can’t get near a TV, NBCOlympics.com will also have it live starting at 10 a.m. ET.
The biggest competition for Davis and White figures to be the defending Olympic ice dancing champions from Canada, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
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Davis/White and Virtue/Moir have gone head-to-head twice already in Sochi during the team competition, with the American duo winning out in both the short dance and free dance to help the U.S. gain the bronze.
The two teams share the same coach and they also train together as well, so if you’re a figure skating fan, this renewal of their rivalry should be a real treat.
Get set for the event with Nick McCarvel’s preview on NBCOlympics.com. Then CLICK HERE TO WATCH starting at 10 a.m. ET.
Basketball reporter Craig Sager will miss the Rio Games as he returns to a cancer center to continue his battle against acute myeloid leukemia, NBC announced in a statement Thursday.
Sager was set to cover his fifth straight Olympics for NBC, but instead needs to undergo a third bone marrow transplant at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He resumed receiving chemotherapy on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle, with the goal being to force the disease into remission so the transplant can be performed next month.
“We’ve known since February we would have to have the third transplant,” Sager told the Chronicle. “We tried to delay it until after the Olympics, but (the disease) is very aggressive, and there is a sense of urgency to do it now.”
Sager was diagnosed in 2014, went into remission after a bone marrow transplant, was told the cancer came back in March 2015, underwent a second transplant last year, and then found out in February he was no longer in remission.
“My body isn’t getting stronger, so they want to do it while I’m strong enough,” Sager said. “Third transplants are kind of rare, so hopefully we will get it done and I’ll be ready in time for (NBA) opening night.”
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NBC Olympics, Facebook and Instagram will team up to provide video highlights and interviews on social media daily during the Rio Olympics.
An on-site “Social Command Center” in Rio will capture Facebook Live content, including interviews with athletes and NBC Olympics commentators.
A daily two-minute recap video will be produced for Facebook, while Instagram will have a daily slow-motion video around an inspiring moment.
Instagram will also feature NBC Olympics commentators and athletes on its own account, @instagram, along with highlights of NBC videos through its Search & Explore video channels.
More on the NBC Olympics, Facebook and Instagram partnerships is here.
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