Sochi Olympics: Viewer's guide

What: Snowboard
Where: Rosa Khutor Extreme Park
Events/When: Men's Parallel Slalom Qualification, 12:15 a.m. ET; Women's Parallel Slalom, Qualification, 1:15 a.m. ET; Men's Parallel Slalom First Round, 4:15 a.m. ET; Men's Parallel Slalom Quarterfinals, 4:30 a.m. ET; Men's Parallel Slalom Semifinals, 4:50 a.m. ET; Men's Parallel Slalom Finals, 5 a.m. ET; Women's Parallel Slalom First Round, 5:10 a.m. ET; Women's Parallel Slalom Quarterfinals, 5:35 a.m. ET; Women's Parallel Slalom Semifinals, 5:50 a.m. ET; Women's Parallel Slalom Finals, 6 a.m. ET

Summary: Parallel slalom also makes its Olympic debut in Sochi; it is a race in which two riders race similar, parallel courses. First rider to the finish wins. The addition of PS gives American rider Justin Reiter, an eight-time North American Cup champ, another shot at a podium.

What: Speedskating
Where: Adler Arena Skating Center
Events/When: Women's Team Pursuit Semifinals, 8:30 a.m. ET; Men's Team pursuit Finals, 8:50 a.m. ET; Women's Team Pursuit Finals, 9:10 a.m. ET

Summary: In the team pursuit, skaters start from opposite sides of the oval and try to chase down the competition -- or avoid being chased down. The U.S. finished fourth in 2010.

Sunday, Feb. 23

What: Bobsled
Where: Sanki Sliding Center
Events/When: Men's Four-Man (Run 3), 4:30 a.m. ET; Men's Four-Man (Run 4), 6 a.m. ET

Summary: The grand finale. Will Holcomb & Co. be in the running?

What: Ice Hockey
Where: Bolshoy Ice Dome
Events/When: Men, Gold Medal, 7 a.m. ET

Summary: The most anticipated event in any Winter Olympics. If we get half the game we got in Vancouver, where Canada edged the U.S. in overtime on Sidney Crosby's golden goal, then this tournament will be a roaring success.

What: Closing Ceremony
Where: Fisht Olympic Stadium
Events/When: 11 a.m. ET

Summary: While the opening ceremonies can be a bit grandiose and overly long, the shorter closing ceremonies are usually very entertaining. Hopefully, these will be better than those in London, where they gave us the Pet Shop Boys and way too much George Michael. But can they top Vancouver, which gave us Michael Buble in a Canadian Mountie uniform plus giant beavers and jugs of maple syrup?

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