Let the Games begin

There’s a Far East flair in the next three Olympics, starting this weekend in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
NBC has coverage of the Games, starting Thursday at 8 p.m. with coverage of figure skating. The Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast Friday at 8 p.m.
The next Summer Olympics will be in Tokyo in 2020, with Beijing hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.
NBC has coverage Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., with other coverage on different NBC platforms throughout the next two weeks.
NBC Sports network has curling and skiing Thursday at 8 p.m., with mixed doubles curling between the United States and South Korea at 11:35 p.m.\
Coverage continues on NBC Sports network Saturday at 2 a.m., and there’s live snowboarding Saturday at 7 p.m.
The United States’ women’s ice hockey team plays Finland Sunday at 2:40 a.m. There’s more snowboarding and curling Sunday at 8 a.m.
NASCAR gears up for the season with qualifying Sunday at noon on Fox and the Clash on FoxSports1 at 3 p.m.
TNT offers the Celtics against the Wizards Thursday at 8 p.m., with Thunder-Lakers in the nightcap.
The Wizards visit the Bulls Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington.
The Clippers host the Pistons Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN, followed by Timberwolves-Bulls.
ABC has the Spurs against the Warriors Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with Celtics-Cavaliers Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Duke and North Carolina battle Thursday at 8 p.m. on ESPN and the ACC network.
ESPN carries Arizona against UCLA at 10 p.m., while ESPN2 has three contests. Georgia Tech faces Louisville at 7 p.m., followed by SMU-Houston and Arizona State’s contest with Southern Cal at 11 p.m.
Stanford visits Utah on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m. then Washington travels to Oregon.
Davidson takes on Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 then Detroit faces Oakland. Minnesota meets Indiana on FoxSports1 Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Florida faces South Carolina on CBS Saturday at noon, followed by Baylor’s battle with Kansas.
Top-ranked Villanova takes on Butler Saturday at noon on Fox and Xavier clashes with Creighton at 2:30 p.m.
Virginia hosts the College GameDay crew Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN, then plays Virginia Tech at 6:15 p.m.
West Virginia faces Oklahoma State at noon, followed by Oklahoma-Iowa State and Purdue’s contest with Michigan State. After the Virginia game, Kentucky plays Texas A&M at 8:15 p.m. and USC meets Arizona in the nightcap.
ESPN2 starts its day at noon with Northwestern-Maryland. Mississippi State meets Missouri at 2 p.m., then it’s Florida State-Notre Dame and Connecticut’s clash with Wichita State. San Diego State takes on Nevada at 8 p.m. and it’s Gonzaga-St. Mary’s at 10 p.m.
The ACC network offers North Carolina against North Carolina State at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Miami meets Boston College on NBC Sports Washington Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by Virginia Union-Bowie State.
Liberty hosts Gardner-Webb Saturday at 7 p.m. on MASN.
Marquette meets St. John’s Saturday at noon on MASN2, with DePaul-Providence at 4 p.m. Creighton clashes with Xavier at 9 p.m.
Michigan meets Wisconsin on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m.
Louisville visits Pitt Sunday at 1 p.m. on the ACC network, with some areas getting Wake Forest-Syracuse.
Cincinnati takes on SMU Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN before Duke meets Georgia Tech at 6 p.m.
In high school hoops, Greensboro Day meets Spartanburg Day Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
On the women’s court, ESPN2 has three contest Sunday. Michigan meets Michigan State at noon, with Ohio State-South Florida at 2 p.m. and Florida State meets Miami at 4 p.m.
The PGA tour visits Pebble Beach, with coverage on CBS Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Capitals host Columbus Friday at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington and Detroit comes to town Sunday at 3 p.m. The Ducks and Sharks clash at 8 p.m.
NBC has the Penguins and Blues Sunday at noon.
On the college ice, Notre Dame hosts Ohio State Friday at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
In the Bundesliga, Stuttgart battles M’gladbach Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
NBC Sports network has the Track & Field Indoor Championships Saturday at 5 p.m.

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