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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

 

Bobby Joe Morrow, triple Olympic sprint champion, dies at 84

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Bobby Joe Morrow, one of four men to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at one Olympics, died at age 84 on Saturday.

Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes.

Morrow swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, joining Jesse Owens as the only men to accomplish the feat. Later, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt did the same.

Morrow, raised on a farm in San Benito, Texas, set 11 world records in a short career, according to World Athletics.

He competed in one Olympics, and that year was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year while a student at Abilene Christian. He beat out Mickey Mantle and Floyd Patterson.

“Bobby had a fluidity of motion like nothing I’d ever seen,” Oliver Jackson, the Abilene Christian coach, said, according to Sports Illustrated in 2000. “He could run a 220 with a root beer float on his head and never spill a drop. I made an adjustment to his start when Bobby was a freshman. After that, my only advice to him was to change his major from sciences to speech, because he’d be destined to make a bunch of them.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Johnny Gregorek runs fastest blue jeans mile in history

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Johnny Gregorek, a U.S. Olympic hopeful runner, clocked what is believed to be the fastest mile in history for somebody wearing jeans.

Gregorek recorded a reported 4 minutes, 6.25 seconds, on Saturday to break the record by more than five seconds (with a pacer for the first two-plus laps). Gregorek, after the record run streamed live on his Instagram, said he wore a pair of 100 percent cotton Levi’s.

Gregorek, the 28-year-old son of a 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic steeplechaser, finished 10th in the 2017 World Championships 1500m. He was sixth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

He ranked No. 1 in the country for the indoor mile in 2019, clocking 3:49.98. His outdoor mile personal best is 3:52.94, ranking him 30th in American history.

Before the attempt, a fundraiser was started for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, garnering more than $29,000. Gregorek ran in memory of younger brother Patrick, who died suddenly in March 2019.

“Paddy was a fan of anything silly,” Gregorek posted. “I think an all out mile in jeans would tickle him sufficiently!”

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