Figure Skating - Winter Olympics Day 2

WATCH LIVE: Davis and White go for gold in figure skating free dance

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White will try to capture the first-ever Olympic ice dancing gold for the U.S. in the free dance today at Iceberg Skating Palace.

They’ll skate last in the competition, which you can see LIVE on NBCSN and on NBCOlympics.com starting at 10 a.m. ET.

Davis and White are your leaders going into the free dance after earning a world-record short dance score yesterday.

But while it’s one thing to be expected to win the gold, it’s another thing to actually do it.

MORE: Davis and White talk world record, today’s free dance

Their training partners and defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada are second in the standings, and can certainly take advantage of any trouble Davis and White may run into.

Virtue and Moir will skate 17th, third-to-last in the remaining field of 20 dancing pairs.

See their rivalry continue LIVE on NBCSN, or CLICK HERE FOR THE STREAM at 10 a.m. ET.

Amy Purdy, Winter Paralympic medalist, to perform at Rio Paralympic Opening Ceremony

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Amy Purdy made her name as a snowboardcross bronze medalist at the Sochi Paralympics and runner-up on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2014.

In September, she’ll combine both.

Purdy will perform as a dancer in the Rio Paralympic Opening Ceremony on Sept. 7, in addition to being an NBC reporter during the Games.

She was told her performance will be four to five minutes. On “Dancing with the Stars,” her performances were about 90 seconds, she said. She traveled to Rio for a week of rehearsals in July.

Purdy, 36, survived bacterial meningitis in 1999 but lost both her legs and later needed a kidney from her father at age 20.

“I’m most excited about the concept of this dance,” Purdy said. “Just the idea of man versus machine. A lot of times we feel really limited because of our prosthetics. But this dance, hopefully, will kind of shatter those borders a little bit and allow me to move my body in a way I haven’t done before.”

Purdy is an innovator. She built her own snowboard and is seen as instrumental in getting her sport into the Paralympic program beginning in 2014.

A model, she’s been in a Madonna music video, a Super Bowl commercial, ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue and competed on “The Amazing Race” in 2012.

MORE: Rio Paralympic broadcast schedule

Sneak peek at Lindsey Vonn’s episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’

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Lindsey Vonn‘s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” will air on NBC on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.

From NBC Universal:

“After roaring across crystal-clear waters in a speedboat, Bear and Lindsey must strip down and swim to shore before inching their way along the rugged coastline. After rappelling down a sheer rock wall, the two get inventive and use a spear-gun to traverse a hundred-foot deep chasm. With the sun setting, they collect a dinner of sea urchins and Bear challenges Lindsey to a swimming competition with hilarious results. Along the way Lindsey shares her journey of love, Olympic glory, and displays the focus and determination that has made her one of the most successful female athletes of all time.”

Vonn is returning from a Feb. 27 crash that left her with three significant left knee fractures.

With 76 career World Cup wins, she is 10 shy of the record held by Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark.

MORE: Lindsey Vonn wants to race men, retire in 2019