Sochi Winter Olympics TV schedule: What to watch Sunday

The first full weekend of the Winter Olympics wraps up with multiple events around Sochi, Russia, on the NBC family of networks. Sunday's highlights include men's downhill skiing and the team figure skating competition.

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    Bode Miller of the US skis in a training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill race during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 8, 2014. On Sunday, he goes for gold.
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Beginning Sunday morning, Winter Olympics 2014 fans will be able to check out a number of events broadcast by NBC and its cable channels. 

The first day of alpine skiing kicks off today with men’s downhill, the fastest race in the sport. Medals will also be awarded in women’s slopestyle snowboarding, team figure skating, luge, ski jumping, speed skating, skiathlon, and biathlon.

NBC Sports will air live events from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. NBC will broadcast tape-delayed events on its afternoon coverage from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. primetime broadcast. Cable subscribers can stream all events live at nbcolympics.com. [Editor's note: The original version of this story said the NBC primetime broadcast was at 8 p.m. EST.

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Don’t miss these events:

Alpine skiing men’s downhill

The race features the longest and fastest course in Sochi, with skiers expected to reach speeds of up to nearly 75 miles per hour. Anyone could top the podium here: Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal is a favorite, but US skier Bode Miller – back for his fifth Olympic Games ­– also has a legitimate shot. Watch out for Frenchman Adrien Theaux and Italians Dominik Paris and Peter Fill.

The event can be streamed live at 2 a.m. EST or seen on NBC primetime.

Women’s snowboarding slopestyle

After American Sage Kotsenburg shocked the men’s slopestyle field to snag the first gold medal of the Games yesterday, the women get their chance to shine in the finals of this first-time Olympic sport.

Jamie Anderson of the US came into the competition as the heavy favorite. She’ll have to fend off a challenge from Austrian Anna Gasser who beat her in the qualifying round. Australia’s Torah Bright, the 2010 gold medalist in the halfpipe is also in the final round.

The event can be streamed live at 2 a.m. EST and on NBC primetime.

Team figure skating competition

Teams Russia, Canada, and USA are 1-2-3 heading into the final day of competition in the fist-ever team figure skating competition. The Russians are the team to beat after a stunning performance by 15-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya in the women's short program Saturday. US ice dancers Meryl David and Charlie White will look to boost the US again after winning the ice dance short program and lifting their team up from its initial fifth-place rank.

The men's free skate can be streamed live at 10 a.m. EST; women's free skate at 11:05 a.m., and ice dance at 12:10 p.m; or on NBC at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

What else is on:

NBC 3 p.m. broadcast: Women’s 7.5 km sprint biathlon, women’s 3,000 meter speed skating, men’s skiathlon, team figure skating.

NBC 8 p.m. broadcast: Alpine skiing men’s downhill, women’s snowboarding slopestyle, men’s normal hill ski jumping, team figure skating.

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