How you can still watch Olympic sports on TV

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NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will continue to air Olympic sports event replays, highlighted by historic Olympic hockey programming the next two weekends.

NBCSN concludes its two-day U.S. Figure Skating Championships reairs on Friday night. It features the men’s free skate, where Nathan Chen became the first male singles skater to win four straight national titles since Brian Boitano in 1988. Plus the free dance and pairs’ free skate.

A Miracle on Ice 40th anniversary special airs the next two weekends, bookending NBC Sports “Hockey Week in America,” which also relives the sport’s top moments in the last decade-plus.

Al Michaels, who called the U.S.-Soviet hockey game at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, and Mike Tirico had a wide-ranging conversation about the upset, Michaels’ iconic call and its legacy.

Olympic hockey finals from 2010 and 2018 will air, highlighted by Sidney Crosby‘s golden goal in Vancouver and the U.S. women’s shootout victory over Canada in PyeongChang. Also, T.J. Oshie‘s shootout heroics against Russia in group play in Sochi.

In addition, the Olympic Channel will continue to air continuous Olympic sports programming. This weekend’s slate includes the recent U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Tokyo Marathon, American Cup gymnastics meet and Tyr Pro Swim Series at Des Moines.

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Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 6 p.m. U.S. Figure Skating Champs: Men’s Free Skate NBCSN | STREAM
9 p.m. U.S. Figure Skating Champs: Free Dance/Pairs’ Free NBCSN | STREAM
Saturday 12 p.m. U.S. Ski & Snowboard Grand Prix NBC | STREAM
1 p.m. U.S. Figure Skating Championships Exhibition NBC | STREAM
Sunday 12:30 p.m. Miracle on Ice 40th Anniversary Special NBC | STREAM
March 27 8 p.m. 2010 Olympic men’s hockey final NBCSN | STREAM
10 p.m. 2018 Olympic women’s hockey final NBCSN | STREAM
March 28 12:30 a.m. 2014 Olympic men’s hockey: U.S.-Russia NBCSN | STREAM
2:30 a.m. Miracle on Ice 40th Anniversary Special NBCSN | STREAM

 

Katie Ledecky out-touches new rival at swimming’s U.S. Open, extends streak

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It was a rare sight: Katie Ledecky being matched stroke for stroke in a distance race in an American pool. She was up for the challenge.

Ledecky out-touched emerging 16-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh by eight hundredths of a second in the 400m freestyle at the U.S. Open in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday night.

Ledecky and McIntosh were tied at the 300-meter mark. Ledecky ended up clocking 3:59.71 to McIntosh’s 3:59.79 to extend a decade-long win streak in freestyle races of 400 meters or longer in U.S. pools.

“I know we’ll have a lot more races ahead of us,” Ledecky said on Peacock. “We bring the best out of each other.”

The U.S. Open continues Friday with live finals coverage on Peacock at 6 p.m. ET.

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At the Tokyo Olympics, McIntosh placed fourth in the 400m free at age 14.

She accelerated this year, taking silver behind Ledecky at the world championships and silver behind Tokyo gold medalist Ariarne Titmus of Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

Then in October, McIntosh outdueled Ledecky in a 400m free — also by eight hundredths — in a short-course, 25-meter pool at a FINA World Cup meet in Toronto. Long-course meets like the Olympics and the U.S. Open are held in 50-meter pools.

McIntosh also won world titles in the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley, becoming the youngest individual world champion since 2011.

A potential showdown among Ledecky, Titmus and McIntosh at the 2024 Paris Games is already being compared to the “Race of the Century,” the 2004 Olympic men’s 200m free where Australian Ian Thorpe edged Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband and Michael Phelps.

In other events Thursday, Regan Smith, an Olympic and world medalist in the backstroke and butterfly, won a 200m individual medley in a personal best 2:10.40, a time that would have placed fifth at June’s world championships. She beat 16-year-old Leah Hayes, who took bronze in the event at worlds.

Olympic 400m IM champ Chase Kalisz won the men’s 200m IM in 1:56.52, his best time ever outside of major summer meets. Frenchman Léon Marchand won the world title in 1:55.22 in June, when Kalisz was fourth.

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Eliud Kipchoge, two races shy of his target, to make Boston Marathon debut

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World record holder Eliud Kipchoge will race the Boston Marathon for the first time on April 17.

Kipchoge, who at September’s Berlin Marathon lowered his world record by 30 seconds to 2:01:09, has won four of the six annual major marathons — Berlin, Tokyo, London and Chicago.

The 38-year-old Kenyan has never raced Boston, the world’s oldest annual marathon dating to 1897, nor New York City but has repeated in recent years a desire to enter both of them.

Typically, he has run the London Marathon in the spring and the Berlin Marathon in the fall.

Kipchoge’s last race in the U.S. was the 2014 Chicago Marathon, his second of 10 consecutive marathon victories from 2014 through 2019.

He can become the first reigning men’s marathon world record holder to finish the Boston Marathon since South Korean Suh Yun-Bok set a world record of 2:25:39 in Boston in 1947, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

In 2024 in Paris, Kipchoge is expected to race the Olympic marathon and bid to become the first person to win three gold medals in that event.

The Boston Marathon field also includes arguably the second- and third-best men in the world right now — Kipchoge’s Kenyan training partners Evans Chebet and Benson Kipruto. Chebet won Boston and New York City this year. Kipruto won Boston last year and Chicago this year.

American Des Linden, who won Boston in 2018, headlines the women’s field.

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