Race and Training Schedule, Sochi 2014


Paralympic Winter Game Schedule and Results

The schedule and results can be found at the official Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic site: http://m.sochi2014.com/en/paralympic/schedule-and-results

Below is our Paralympic race schedule which is subject to change due to weather.  

Our coaches do not believe we will vary from this schedule.  Our scheduled varied significantly at the 2010 games at Whistler due to fog during the first several days when we were trying to conduct the downhill.  Fog is not common or expected in Rosa Khutor at this time.

Wed, Mar 5         Downhill training, men and women
Thu, Mar 6          Downhill Training, men and women
Fri, Mar 7            Downhill training, men and women
Sat, Mar 8           Downhill race, men and women. 10:00 am start.  Covered live by NBC
Sun, Mar 9          Super-G, men.  10:00 am start
Mon, Mar 10:       Super-G, women.  10:00 am start
Tue, Mar 11:       Super-Combined, men and women. 9:30 am start. One run downhill, one run slalom 
Wed, Mar 12:      Rest day or conduct any race postponed due to weather
Thu, Mar 13:       
Slalom, men.  4:00 pm start.  Racing under the stadium lights
Fri, Mar 14:         
Slalom, women.  10:00 am start
Sat, Mar 15:        Giant Slalom, men.  9:30 am start.
Sun, Mar 16:       Giant Slalom, women and Closing Ceremonies.  9:30 am race start, 

Mon, Mar 17 -     Fly Home via Munich

Viewing the Paralympics

Because this is the ‘must see TV’ event of the season, below is info on the broadcast schedule:

Paralympic TV Schedule:  http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Features/2014/February/19/NBC-Olympics-announces-television-schedule-for-Sochi-2014-Paralympic-Winter-Games?fb_action_ids=579934908768407&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=.Uwy7fszqNoc.like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B468881113213316%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%22.Uwy7fszqNoc.like%22%5D

Date

Coverage

Network

Time (ET)

Saturday, March 8

Alpine Skiing (Downhill) - LIVE

NBCSN

1 a.m.

Monday, March 10

Alpine Skiing (Super G) – LIVE

NBCSN

2 a.m.

Sunday, March 16

Alpine Skiing (Giant Slalom) - LIVE

NBCSN

4:30 a.m.


TV CoverageNBC and NBCSN will combine to air 50 hours of television coverage starting on March 7 with the Opening Ceremony. Daily coverage will follow of all five Paralympic sports in the Sochi program, before the Games’ Closing Ceremony is broadcast on March 16.

TeamUSA.org:  Will stream all events live and I believe you can view replays as well (if not, see the first app below).  At least I hope so because Sochi is 11 or 12 hours ahead of Pacific time depending on daylight savings.  I will try to confirm.

iOS and Android Apps – I have used two of these and they work great.  Info below is mostly from the seattletimes.com.  http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022914241_reviewolympicappsxml.html

NBC Sports Live Extra - (From NBCUniversal). This is the go-to place for live and full-event replays from the Olympics. NBC is showing every event live, a first for a U.S. broadcaster during the Winter Games.  However, even though the app is free to download, you need a password from your cable or satellite TV provider to watch much of the video. 

NBC Olympics Highlights and Results - (From NBCUniversal) The app offers video that doesn’t require a pay TV subscription to view, but the selection is limited. It’s more useful for the nuts and bolts on the games — results, medal standings and capsules on individual athletes. Every country is included, though there’s more available for Americans.

If you don’t have access to live video, you can at least follow what’s happening in Sochi through a live blog embedded in the app. You can also access photos and news stories

Sochi 2014 Results - (From the organizing committee for the Sochi Olympics). Begin by selecting your preferred language, country and time zone. Select some sports and athletes to follow. The app offers notifications when new medals are earned by an athlete or in a country or sport you follow.

Olympic Athletes’ Hub - (From the International Olympic Committee). This app offers a one-stop destination to view Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds from Olympic athletes.  Create your own roster of Olympians to follow or search one athlete at a time. You can also check out everyone from a particular country, sport or event. Athletes from past Olympics are here, too. (I was initially going to recommend the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 2014 Team USA Road to Sochi app to follow athletes’ social-media posts, but the IOC app offers more options and isn’t limited to Americans).