Day 9 of the Winter Olympics on Sunday features Lindsey Jacobellis seeking snowboard cross redemption (again) and the beginning of the ice dancing competition. Here's what you should watch (all times ET).
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All events are live-streamed at NBCOlympics.com. Sunday's tape-delayed daytime coverage (3 p.m., NBC) includes snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Tape-delayed prime-time coverage (7 p.m., NBC) includes alpine skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, bobsled and speed skating.
Snowboarding, women's snowboard cross final
When: 4:46 a.m. (live); 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on NBC (tape delay)
American Lindsey Jacobellis hopes the third time will be the charm. The eight-time Winter X Games champ had gold all but locked up in Torino when she fell on a showboating move and had to settle for silver. Four years later, she got disqualified in the semifinals after she crashed through a gate. Her biggest threats are Canadians Maelle Ricker, the defending gold medalist, and Dominique Malthais, the 2006 bronze medalist, who went 1-2 at last year's world championships. Qualifications start at 2 a.m.
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Alpine skiing, men's super G
When: 1 a.m. (live); 7 p.m. on NBC (tape delay)
Defending champ Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway is the one to beat. The top super G racer for the better part of the past decade, Svindal has won four overall season World Cups in the super G since 2006 and would join countryman Kjetil Andre Aamodt as back-to-back champions in the event. Bode Miller is the defending silver medalist and fellow American Ted Ligety won the super G at last year's world championships.
Figure skating, ice dancing short dance
When: 10 a.m. on NBC Sports (live); 7 p.m. on NBC (tape delay)
Reigning world champs Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who took silver in Vancouver, begin their quest for the first U.S. Olympic gold in ice dancing. Their main rivals are their training partners, Vancouver champs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, whom Davis and White handily beat in both the short and the free dance in the team event.
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Other medal rounds
- cross-country skiing, men's 4x10-kilometer relay (5 a.m.)
- speed skating, women's 1,500 meters (9 a.m.)
- biathlon, men's 15-kilometer mass start (10 a.m.)