Olympics: What to watch today
The Olympics: So many sports, so little time. Need help deciding which events to watch? We’re here to help. Each day, we’ll give you our three picks for the most watch-worthy events. Here’s what we recommend for Sunday, February 9:
WOMEN’S BIATHLON 7.5KM SPRINT
How did someone come up with the idea of combining shooting and skiing into one sport– were they skiing when they ran into an angry bear and had to race away while shooting at it? Do bears even live on mountains? No matter the origin (which, as it turns out, has nothing to do with bears— maybe), it should be fun to watch Norwegian Tora Berger, who won her country’s first biathlon gold medal in the last winter Olympics, compete.
TEAM ICE DANCE FREE DANCE
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White have been skating (and winning) together for 17 years and this time around, they may be able to prove they’re better than their Canadian rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. But will they?
MEN’S LUGE, SINGLES FINAL
Legendary Italian luger Armin “the Cannibal” Zöggeler is hoping to become the first Olympic athlete ever to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event. Everyone else is just hoping he doesn’t eat them. —Clark Collis