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Olympic Channel presents World Champions Week

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Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is taking a look back at the summer sports world championships season all this week.

The 62 hours of world championships highlights includes nine sports, featuring Usain Bolt, Katie Ledecky, Allyson FelixLilly King and Caeleb Dressel in their biggest meets of the year.

The Olympic Channel can be streamed on Olympicchannel.com and the Olympic Channel app for subscribers.

The winter sports season starts in earnest the following week, with the beginning of the Grand Prix figure skating season.

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Day Time (ET) Event
Monday 8-10 p.m. Swimming Day 1: Katie Ledecky, Relays
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Swimming Day 3: Katie Ledecky, Lilly King
Tuesday 12-1:30 a.m. Water Polo: Women’s Final
1:30-3 a.m. Water Polo: Men’s Final
8-9 p.m. Swimming Day 7: Katie Ledecky, Caeleb Dressel
9-11 p.m. Swimming Day 8: Lilly King, Chase Kalisz
11 p.m.-12 a.m. Beach Volleyball: Women’s Final
Wednesday 12-1:30 a.m. Beach Volleyball: Men’s Medal Matches
8-10 p.m. Track and Field Day 2: Men’s 100m
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Track and Field Day 3: Women’s 100m
Thursday 12:30-2 a.m. Diving: Men’s Platform Final
8-11 p.m. Track and Field Day 5: Men’s 400m
11 p.m.-2 a.m. Track and Field Day 6: Women’s 400m
Friday 8-10 p.m. Track and Field Day 9: Usain Bolt’s Finale
10 p.m.-12 a.m. Track and Field Day 10: 4x400m
Saturday 12-2 a.m. Wrestling: Kyle Snyder, Jordan Burroughs
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Road Cycling: Women’s Road Race
1-8 p.m. Track and Field Day 3: Marathons
8-10 p.m. Gymnastics: Women’s All-Around
10 p.m.-1 a.m. Gymnastics: Men’s All-Around
Sunday 1-2 a.m. Rowing: Final Day
12:30-8 p.m. Road Cycling: Men’s Road Race
8-11 p.m. Gymnastics: Apparatus Finals Day 1
11 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Gymnastics: Apparatus Finals Day 2

 

Team USA Opening Ceremony uniforms have heaters

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The U.S. Olympic team uniforms for the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony contain heating components that will last up to 11 hours.

Ice dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani and bobsledder Aja Evans wore the uniforms on TODAY on Monday.

The heat technology will come in handy.

The PyeongChang Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9 (live streaming on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app) will be in an outdoor stadium, likely in below-freezing temperatures.

From USA Today:

“The athletes can set the temperature (there are three settings) via their cellphones. The heat can last up to five hours on the high setting and 11 hours on the low setting, fully charged.”

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Jamaica misses Olympic men’s bobsled by one spot

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The only Jamaican bobsled team in PyeongChang will be its women’s bobsled team.

Jamaica missed qualifying a two-man bobsled team for the Olympics by one spot in rankings finalized last week.

Jamaica still had a chance to sneak into the 30-sled Olympic field if one of the qualified nations declined a spot, but that didn’t happen.

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation made it official Monday, publishing the Olympic fields for each event.

At least one Jamaican men’s sled competed in every Olympics from 1988 through 2002, then again in 2014.

Sochi driver Winston Watts retired, but a new team was formed in this Olympic cycle that included former Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals running back Michael Blair.

New driver Seldwyn Morgan competed on the lower-level North American Cup the last three seasons with a top finish of seventh.

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