Before the Olympic torch is even lit, athletes will be on the ice competing in the newest event to the Winter games, mixed doubles Curling. Eight teams will compete in a round robin style tournament, comprised of one man and one woman. Each team will play with six stones instead of the traditional eight and have eight ends instead of the regular ten.
Team USA will be led by sibling duo Matt and Becca Hamilton who could potentially rack up over 50 hours of live play, which would be the longest of any athlete in the Winter Games. Although the Hamilton’s are not considered the favorites they could still be in the mix for a medal.
Canada looks to remain the dominant team in the tournament and is the overall favorite to bring home a medal. The Canadians are the defending men’s champion and the women’s team went undefeated at the world’s.
Men’s Ski Jumping also kicks off Wednesday with Japan’s Noriaki Kasai looking to make history. The 45 year old will be competing in his eighth Winter Games.
Every four years curling captures the eyes of viewers and this year they have something new to feast their eyes on. Mixed doubles Curling opens up Olympic play at 7:05p.m. ET (4:05p.m. PT).
The tournament opens up with Team USA taking on the Olympic Athletes of Russia. Matt and Becca Hamilton will be the first members of Team USA to play in the PyeongChang Games. With the addition of mixed doubles curling, it provides Olympians with a chance to medal twice in curling; once in the traditional single style and once in the doubles.
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The Men’s Individual Normal Hill Qualifiying round kicks off Wednesday. Three time Olympic medalist Noriaki Kasai will make his eighth Olympic appearance which breaks the record for number of appearances by any athlete at the Winter Games. Poland’s Kamil Stoch looks to defend his Gold medal at PyeongChang as he is an early favorite to take home a medal.
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NBC’s coverage of the French Open begins Sunday at 12 p.m. ET, streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.
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Notables in action on the first day at Roland Garros include Venus Williams, 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko and No. 2 men’s seed Alexander Zverev.
Williams, 37, is the oldest woman in the draw. She reached the fourth round the last two years, her best results in Paris since her last quarterfinal in 2006. The seven-time major champion has reached one French Open final, losing to little sister Serena Williams in 2002.
Ted Robinson handles play-by-play for NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is NBC’s 36th straight year broadcasting the French Open.
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Jakob Ingebrigtsen, a 17-year-old Norwegian, clocked 3:52.28 at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday, faster than Alan Webb‘s U.S. high school record set at Pre in 2001.
“My goal was to take Alan Webb’s record,” Ingebrigtsen told media in Eugene, Ore.
It’s the second-fastest mile in history recorded by somebody younger than 18, according to the IAAF. Qatar’s Hamza Driouch ran 3:50.90 in 2012, clocked two months before two years of his results would be annulled by a doping ban.
Webb famously ran 3:53.43 as an 18-year-old at Pre in 2001, which led to him appearing on “Late Show with David Letterman.”
Ingebrigtsen, who ran 3:58 at Pre last year to become the youngest sub-4-minute miler in history, finished fourth in a field of the world’s best middle-distance runners. His two older brothers, Filip and Henrik, are also middle-distance runners (but weren’t in Saturday’s race).
Ingebrigtsen beat Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz (fifth) and Olympic 800m bronze medalist Clayton Murphy (sixth) in the Bowerman Mile. The race’s second-place finisher is 18 years old — Ethiopian Samuel Tefera ran 3:51.26
Webb was at Saturday’s meet, in part to award the 400th man to run a sub-4-minute mile in Pre Classic history.
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