Here's what you need to know to catch all of the Winter Olympic action.
- What: XXIII Olympic Winter Games
- When: Closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25.
- Where: PyeongChang, South Korea
- Channels: NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA and the Olympic Channel
- Live streaming: NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app
What's the difference in time zones between PyeongChang and the US?
PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of New York and 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles.
Are there any new events making their Olympic debut?
Yes, these Olympic Games will introduce four new events. In addition to the aforementioned mixed-doubles curling (one male, one female and six stones per team), you can check out big air snowboarding (huge jumps and lots of flips and twists and other tricks), mass start speed skating (the madness of short-track speedskating on the long track) and team skiing (the mixed doubles of alpine skiing).
as of 2/20/18 4:00PM (click on photo for updated count)
Schedule of events you can still watch!
You can see the full schedule of Olympics events here, including which events are currently live, but here's a quick overview of the schedule, that you can still see.
- Alpine Skiing: Feb. 17-24
- Biathlon: Feb. 10-24
- Bobsled: Feb. 17-25
- Cross-Country Skiing: Feb. 21-22, 24-25
- Curling: Feb. 8-25
- Figure Skating: Feb.11-25
- Freestyle Skiing: Feb.15-23
- Hockey: Feb. 10-25
- Nordic Combined: Feb. 20-23
- Short Track Speed Skating: Feb. 20-23
- Ski Jumping: 8, 10-13, 15-20
- Snowboarding: Feb. 21-24
- Speed Skating: Feb. 10-25
NBC will once again broadcast the Winter Olympics. Despite the huge difference in time zones between the South Korea and the US, it will live stream 1,800 hours of the Olympics. These will also be the first Winter Games to offer a live stream online of what NBC is currently broadcasting on TV. In addition to your local NBC channel, you'll be able to watch Olympic events on cable channels NBCSN, CNBC, USA and the Olympic Channel.
Live streaming online
Each and every Winter Olympic event will be available to stream live and on-demand on NBCOlympics.com on computers via the NBC Sports app on phones, tablets and connected TVs. (The NBC Sports app is available for iOS or for Androidas well as the Amazon Fire ($57.81 at Walmart), Apple TV ($197.84 at Sam's Club), Comcast X1, Chromecast, Roku, Windows 10 ($92.99 at Amazon.com), Xbox and select Samsung devices.)
The catch is that you will need to prove that you are pay TV subscriber to access the live streams. Without authentication, you will be able to stream 30 minutes of coverage on your first visit and five minutes each day after that. Authentication is a drag, but then again, NBC did shell out $4.38 billion for the rights to broadcast the four Olympic Games from 2014 to 2020.
Cord-cutters' guide to the Winter Olympics
You can use one of the big five live-TV streaming services to watch the Winter Olympics. All five offer NBC, but you'll need to make sure that the service offers a live feed of NBC and not just on-demand content in your area. And you'll need to check if NBC's cable channels are included if you want to be able to engage in Olympic channel surfing.
In many markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from the local networks. Each of the streaming services offers a free, seven-day trial so you could sign up and watch a portion of the Olympics free of charge.