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With only two days left of the Winter Olympics 2014, Team USA holds 27 medals total with 9 GOLD, 7 SILVER and 11 BRONZE.
The latest: American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest ever Olympic slalom skiing champion despite a near fall Friday. The Canadian women’s ice hockey team became Olympic champions , winning the final match against the United States 3-2.
Coming up on Saturday, NBC’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Saturday, February 22 at 8/7c is highlighted by the slalom gold medal final in men’s alpine skiing where Ted Ligety looks to earn his second medal at the Sochi Games. Ligety became the first American man to win gold in the giant slalom event on Wednesday. Also highlighting primetime is the four-man bobsled, where Steve Holcomb, who led Team USA to gold in the four-man bobsled in 2010 will compete in the event. Holcomb and teammate Steve Langton enter the four-man competition after winning bronze in the two-man bobsled in Sochi. Also in primetime is the team pursuit event in both men’s and women’s speed skating.
After winning the silver medal at the 2013 World Championship in the snowboard parallel slalom, American Justin Reiter looks to reach the podium in the event in Sochi. Rounding out NBC’s primetime coverage on Saturday is figure skating’s gala, where the top skaters from the Sochi Games including ice dance gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, reigning U.S. Champion Gracie Gold, who placed fourth in the individual event, Russian gold medalist Adelina Sotnikova, and silver medalist Yuna Kim of South Korea are expected to return to the ice for special exhibition performances.