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Lindsey Vonn, women's ice skating highlight Tuesday program at PyeongChang Olympics

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Tue, Feb 20th 2018 08:45 am
Tuesday's coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, is highlighted by:
•NBC's primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, featuring Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn competing in the women's downhill*;
•Live coverage of the ladies' figure skating short program on NBC in primetime, as Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, and Karen Chen headline the American effort;
•Live coverage of the men's snowboarding big air event on NBC in primetime, as 17-year-old Red Gerard looks to follow up his gold medal performance in men's slopestyle last week*;
*Outdoors events subject to weather conditions.
Shib Sibs take Bronze
Analyst Tanith White on Maia and Alex Shibutani in the free dance, winning the bronze medal on Monday: "They wanted to skate with freedom. They felt like they had finally achieved that in a breakthrough moment, in my opinion, in the team event. Again, they are finding that emotional breakthrough today in the free dance. This moment is for them as much as it is for the audience. They said they wanted to forge their own path in this sport. They have just done everything they can to ensure that that path leads to a podium position."
White on Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir winning gold in the free dance: "Brilliance strikes again for Virtue and Moir. How many times are we going to see a team like this on Olympic ice?"
Play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon on Virtue and Moir: "No matter what happens, you just watched one of the all-time great ice dance teams."
White on Virtue and Moir: "For Virtue and Moir, this is the end of one of the most brilliant Olympic stories that anyone could ever have written."
White on French team of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, winning silver: "They just redefine sublime. I have never seen a team like them on the ice ever."
Gannon on Papadakis and Cizeron: "Their brilliance doesn't bring you out of your seat, it makes you sit back and contemplate it."
White on Papadakis and Cizeron: "I'm sitting here grabbing my chest and feeling my heart pound. That's the reaction that their skating brings to me. It's incredible. They are artists first and competitors second."

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