The 2014 Sochi Olympics have officially begun. On Thursday, three new events will debut in the Winter Olympics. In figure skating, there will be short programs in both men's team and team pairs figure skating. Another new event is slopeside snowboarding for both men and women.
Day 1 Schedule:
Women's Alpine Skiing - 10 a.m. Sochi Time (1 a.m. EST)
Men's Snowboarding - 10 a.m. Sochi Time (1 a.m. EST)
Men's Alpine Skiing - 11:30 a.m. Sochi Time (2:30 a.m. EST)
Women's Snowboarding - 2 p.m. Sochi Time (5 a.m. EST)
Women's Freestyle Skiing - 6 p.m. Sochi Time (9 a.m. EST)
Men's Figure Skating - 7:30 p.m. Sochi Time (10:30 a.m. EST)
Pair's Figure Skating - 9:10 a.m. Sochi Time (12:10 p.m. EST)
NBC will provide television coverage of the Winter Olympics games on Thursday night at 8 p.m. (EST). Other cable television networks include CNBC, MSNBC, USA, and the NBC Sports Network, will also carry Winter Olympic events from Sochi starting early Saturday morning. You can view the complete TV listing HERE.
Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan skated lights-out at the first-ever team event, taking the lead from Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko in the men's short program. Patrick Chan from Canada took third in the men's program.
Russians Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov, the final pairs skaters of the night, took the lead in the pairs and boosted Russia to first place in the team standings.
Find out the latest results of all events by clicking HERE.
For the first time in Olympic history, figure skaters of all four disciplines - men, ladies, pairs and ice dancing - compete in a team format, representing the 10 countries with the strongest all-around squads. The first athletes to take the ice in Sochi are the men and pairs teams for the short program.
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 live stream can be watched on www.nbcolympics.com.