The men’s Nordic combined 10km competition kicks off with a trial and ski jump run followed by the event itself on Tuesday. The times can be found below:
Men’s individual trial and ski jumps: 3:25 a.m. ET (NBCSN) – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Men’s individual 10 km: 7 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
The U.S. sends Bill Demong and the Fletcher brothers (Bryan and Taylor), but they are not expected to be medal threats on Tuesday. The field is fairly open, anyway, as arguably the favorite Germany’s Eric Franzel has been dealing with an illness. Japan’s Akito Watabe and Norway’s Magnus Krog are among those who may benefit the most if Franzel drops off.
The 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the final competition to determine the Pyeongchang Olympic team, will be in San Jose, California, at the SAP Center, concluding Jan. 7.
It appears to be the earliest the U.S. Figure Skating Championships will end in an Olympic year in at least 50 years.
The competition will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live on Icenetwork.com.
San Jose previously hosted the U.S. Championships in 1996 and 2012, but it has never hosted in an Olympic year.
Sochi Olympian Polina Edmunds is from San Jose and figures to receive a boost of crowd support. Edmunds, 18, begins classes at nearby Santa Clara University next month.
The January 2017 U.S. Championships will be in Kansas City. The international figure skating season starts next month, with Skate America kicking off the Grand Prix season in October.
Recent Nationals host cities in Olympic years were Boston in 2014 and Spokane, Washington, in 2010.
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Olympic coaches don’t receive gold medals. Fiji Olympic men’s rugby coach Ben Ryan may have gotten something better anyway.
Ryan’s reward for guiding Fiji to its first Olympic medal in any sport — gold in rugby sevens’ Olympic debut — included three acres of land in Fiji and a new name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, according to Fijian reports.
Ryan, a London native, is stepping down as coach of the Fijian team. The 44-year-old coached the team for three years after leading the England national sevens team for six years.
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