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2014 Sochi Olympics: What to Watch Feb. 19


Today's Highlights


8-11:30 p.m. Eastern

There's a good chance you watched the hockey live, as productivity across the nation plummeted around lunchtime. But here are some other events you'll enjoy tonight on tape delay.

1. Alpine Skiing — Men's Giant Slalom
American Ted Ligety first won a gold medal eight years ago as a 21-year-old unknown. Now, he's the overwhelming favorite to erase his Vancouver disappointment of 2010 and win gold again.

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2. Women's Bobsled

The American duo of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams are the overnight leaders after a strong pair of runs, while Lolo Jones' driving partner Jazmine Fenlator piloted a couple of sloppy runs for an 11th-place showing after Day 1.

3. Women's Figure Skating — Short Program

The marquee event of any Winter Games is the women's figure skating individual competition, and Sochi is no different. Americans Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds and Ashley Wagner will try to position themselves for medal contention, but the favorites are South Korea's Kim Yu-na and Russian sweetheart Julia Lipnitskaia, who will be feeling the pressure of her home country's hopes after Russia's shocking hockey loss.

4. Snowboarding — Men's Parallel Giant Slalom

Russian Vic Wild, who was born in the U.S., earned Russian citizenship by marrying Alena Zavarzina, and he also earned a spot on the Russian Olympic team. Now he tries to overcome a sloppy course to earn gold for his adopted homeland.