After a disastrous short program competition Thursday's Winter Olympics, which saw Evgeni Plushenko withdraw and retire shortly before he was scheduled to take the ice, the bad luck continued into Friday's free program.
Frontrunner Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan fell twice during his program, seemingly leaving it open for Canada's Patrick Chan to take gold. But when Chan took the ice next, the skater suffered several stumbles and never quite recovered.read more
Day 7 of the Winter Olympics on Friday features the men's figure skating free skate and Bode Miller's title defense in the super combined. Here's what you should watch (all times ET).
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All events are live-streamed at NBCOlympics.com. Friday's tape-delayed daytime coverage (3 p.m., NBC) includes biathlon and freestyle skiing. Tape-delayed prime-time coverage (8 p.m., NBC) includes alpine skiing, skeleton and figure skating.
Figure skating, men's free skate
When: 10 a.m. on NBC Sports (live); 8 p.m. on NBC (tape delay)
The drama-filled short skate ended with the usual suspects at the top: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, who became the first skater to ...