The 2014 Winter Olympics are starting in two weeks on February 6 and NBC will be handling the coverage for the Sochi Russia event and all their channels will be getting in on the live action, as the main NBC channel, the NBC Sports Network, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and the NBC Sports Live Extra and Olympics website will be streaming coverage online.
The opening ceremony kicks things off February 7 from Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia and that will not be streamed online from NBC and instead will be only live on television and that should bring some prime ratings after what London did at the last Olympics event. The Sochi event is the XXII Olympic Winter Games and they actually start up on February 6 for the preliminary round events for freestyle skiing as well as snowboarding and figure skating and those three are some of the most anticipated events of the games.
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The NBC Olympics website will stream hundreds of hours of live coverage and the network has all 98 medal winning events and the live extra app will also have mobile coverage. The hockey is going to be live on TV and online and the closing ceremony comes on Sunday, February 23 and the NBA family of networks will be carrying tons of live coverage from Sochi and the surrounding event areas.
The regular daytime broadcasts will start regularly on February 8 after the opening ceremonies and the NBC Sports Network itself will have a big job, as they have over 200 hours to present. The channels will also have the Team USA coverage for women's hockey and also the team USA men's matchup with Russia.