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Olympic Ice, live figure skating show, to air nightly during Olympics

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“Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota,” a live, hourlong figure skating show, will air nightly at 7 ET on NBCSN from Feb. 10-24 during the PyeongChang Winter Games.

The NBCSN show will precede live Olympic figure skating competition in primetime.

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will also present a digital-exclusive version of “Olympic Ice” immediately following primetime coverage beginning Feb. 8, the first day of figure skating competition in PyeongChang.

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Liam McHugh and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will host “Olympic Ice” from the NBC Olympics set in South Korea.

Scott Hamilton, the 1984 Olympic champion, will serve as a special contributor. Tara LipinskiJohnny Weir and Andrea Joyce will also make special appearances.

Krista Voda will host the digital-exclusive version of “Olympic Ice” from NBC Sports’ International Broadcaster Center in Stamford, Ct.

She will be joined by 1992 Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi, 2014 Olympic ice dance champion Charlie White and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Ben Agosto.

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Exhibition gala closes out figure skating program in PyeongChang

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Without the pressure of racking up points to land on the medal podium, the figure skating exhibition gala is a chance for the athletes to express themselves. There aren’t rules about jumping sequences, and instead, skaters can use props and silly concepts, if they want.

Figure skaters who win medals at the Olympics are typically among the invite list, plus up-and-coming skaters from the host country and other fan favorites.

Here are some of the best performances of the evening:

Ice dance bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani reprised last season’s “That’s Life” short dance by Frank Sinatra featuring Jay-Z for this year’s exhibition.

Ladies’ gold medalist Alina Zagitova performed her “Priestess of Fire” exhibition, which included a fake candle prop glowing on the ice.

Watch performances from the figure skating gala by clicking here 

Double gold: Germany’s Friedrich wins 4-man bobsled

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Two-man? Check. Four-man? Double check. Francesco Friedrich piloted his German sled to gold in the four-man bobsled, becoming the sixth pilot to win gold in both the two- and four-man bobsled in the same Olympics on the final day of competition in PyeongChang.

After tying with Canada’s Justin Kripps in two-man, Friedrich made no doubt in four-man, sliding to a dominant win. The German sled was clear of second by 0.53 seconds. And in second? Another tie on the bobsled course — just like the tie for gold in two-man. South Korea and Germany shared the silver medal.

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South Korea’s medal was historic. Won Yun-Jong delivered for the home nation, bringing the country its first medal in the bobsled. Yun Sung-Bin won the country’s first medal in a sliding event by taking gold in skeleton earlier in the games. Germany’s Nico Walther piloted the sled that tied.

Codie Bascue piloted the top American sled to a ninth-place finish. Nick Cunningham and Justin Olsen improved in Runs 3 and 4 to finish 19th and 20th, respectively.


Gold: Germany (Friedrich sled)
Silver: South Korea (Won sled)
Silver: Germany (Walther sled)

Read the full recap and watch bobsled highlights by clicking here