Watch Olympics 2018

Team USA has already won three gold medals in snowboarding events, from Jamie Anderson in the women’s slopestyle, Red Gerard in the men’s slopestyle and Chloe Kim in the women’s halfpipe. Shaun White will look to add to the U.S.’s medal collection in the men’s halfpipe event.

White is a four-time Olympian and won gold in the 2010 Vancouver and 2006 Turin Olympics. He will certainly be one to watch heading into Tuesday’s coverage of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

WINTER OLYMPICS 2018: Medals count through Monday

The events will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN (all times Eastern). You can also stream Olympic events on fuboTV (sign up for a 7-day free trial).

Tuesday, Feb. 13 ​

Alpine skiing: 2006 gold medalist Ted Ligety will compete in the slalom phase of the men’s super combined (live starting at 12:05 a.m., NBC).

Luge: Germany is a big threat in this event, but Team USA’s Erin Hamlin will lead the Americans in the women’s single coming off a bronze medal in 2014 (5 a.m., NBCSN; 9:30 a.m., NBCSN).

Women’s hockey: The U.S. will battle Russia with Hillary Knight and Brianna Decker leading Team USA (live starting at 7:10 a.m., NBCSN).

MORE: Knight’s redemption tour takes her to Pyeongchang

Speed skating: In the men’s 1500 meters, Joey Manti and Shani Davis will be ones to watch for the United States. Davis earned silver at this distance in 2006 and 2010 (11:30 a.m. NBCSN; 3 p.m., NBC).

Cross-country skiing: Coverage includes men’s and women’s individual sprint events (9:30 a.m., NBCSN; 3 p.m., NBC).

Short-track speedskating: Women compete in the 500 meters (12:30 p.m., NBCSN).

Curling: The Pyeongchang Games marks the first Olympic gold medal final in mixed doubles, and John Shuster is expected to lead the way for Team USA in men’s competition (2:30 p.m., CNBC).

Snowboarding: Shaun White will compete in the men’s halfpipe, looking for a third gold in the event (8 p.m., NBC).

Figure skating: Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, a husband-and-wife duo, will represent the U.S. in the pairs short program (live at 8 p.m., NBC).

The first gold medal for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics came by the high-flying display of 17-year-old Red Gerard in the snowboard slopestyle event. Becoming an instant American hero, Gerard became the youngest U.S snowboarder to ever win an Olympic medal, and the youngest Olympian ever to win gold. His place in the record books is safe by just two months, as 17-year-old Chloe Kim gets ready for her own run at a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe snowboard event on Monday evening.

Kim would have competed in Sochi in 2014 if it wasn’t for the pesky age limit keeping her sidelined, but she hasn’t just been biding her time for Olympic glory in the years since. Rather, Kim went on to be the only athlete in X Games history to medal four times before the age of 18. She also dominated her first two qualifying runs in Pyeongchang, finishing with 95.50 and 91.50, and earning a place in the halfpipe final — which she is wildly expected to win.

Following the primetime medal events, curling and women’s halfpipe, the men’s halfpipe qualifying runs — featuring Winter Olympics legend Shaun White — will get underway beginning at 11 p.m. ET in Pyeongchang.

Watch Olympics 2018

OK, so the Olympics are in full swing, and you still don’t know how to pronounce Pyeongchang. Or, you’re not sure what event Shaun White competes in No worries, we’ve got you covered. With this handy little cheat sheet, you’ll now be able to impress your friends with some impressive Olympics knowledge. So get ready to have all the questions you have, all the questions you think you have, and all the questions you should have answered as we dive into the Winter Games with our Cliff Notes for the 2018 Olympics.

Where are the 2018 Winter Olympics?

Great place to start. This year’s international competition will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Located just over 100 miles from Seoul, Pyeongchang is actually a county in a northeastern province of South Korea. Seoul is the nation’s capital and the home of the 1988 Summer Olympics. Pyeongchang has a population of about 43,000, and its local claim to fame is its average elevation of 700 meters, which apparently offers residents “one of the best places for health, rest and sports in the world.”

Side note: You’ll see a lot of logos that stylize Pyeongchang as “PyeongChang,” with an upper-case “C,” but the county officially has only the “P” capitalized. Get ready for a nightmare of misspellings.

When are the Olympics?

The entire slate of Winter Games competition will be broadcast across various NBC platforms from Feb. 8-25, with some curling and the Opening Ceremony coming first. (Note: The ceremony will actually be seen Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 a.m. Eastern — or at 8 p.m., replayed — for those watching in the United States.)

If you’re talking times specifically, you’ll want to note that, since the Olympics will be broadcast live from South Korea, there will be a 14-hour difference between local time and Eastern time. Here’s the full breakdown of time differences:

Eastern time: 14 hours
Central time: 15 hours
Mountain time: 16 hours
Pacific time: 17 hours

Pyeongchang time is also ahead of all those time zones, so if NBC is broadcasting live at 8 p.m. ET, that means it is actually 10 a.m. the following day in Pyeongchang. An event broadcast live at 8 a.m. ET, meanwhile, would actually be a 10 p.m. event in South Korea.

How can I watch the Olympics?

If you’re planning on watching live, the first thing you can do is make sure to clock some nap time during the afternoon.

In all seriousness, we’ve got an entire breakdown of how to watch the 2018 Winter Games right here at, but here’s the gist of your options for tuning in:

he Opening Ceremony is also best known for serving as a platform for the host city/area’s culture. Being that the 2018 Olympics are in South Korea, reports suggest we could be in for some K-pop performances, but the most prominent sight could be North and South Korea jointly marching together — a union that some aren’t too keen on but represents a historic partnership between the neighboring nations.

So what’s the deal with Russia?

Hey, up until this week, we were still trying to figure this one out, too.

Two years after more than 100 of their athletes were banned from the 2016 Rio Games as a result of performance-enhancing drug use at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, we know that Russia has officially been barred from participation in the Pyeongchang Games after a deeper investigation into a “state-backed doping program.” That means, no matter what, the International Olympic Committee will never, ever attribute any Russian accomplishments at the 2018 Games to Russia. The country’s medal count from South Korea will always, at least on paper, be zero.

Fifty Shades Freed 123 Movies

Three new movies dominated the box office this weekend, led by the last installment of Universal Pictures’ erotic series “Fifty Shades.”“Fifty Shades Freed” generated an estimated $38.8 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, researcher ComScore Inc. said Sunday in an email, outdrawing a new adaptation of “Peter Rabbit” and the Clint Eastwood thriller “The 15:17 to Paris.”

With three new releases, competition is heating up again for fan attention after several weeks in which holdovers led weekend receipts. The third episode of “Fifty Shades” lagged behind other films in the series, and the weekend overall fell short of a year earlier, continuing a slow start of 2018 for exhibitors.

“Fifty Shades Freed,” made for about $55 million, beat Box Office Mojo’s forecast of $38 million. The studio predicted a more modest tally in the low $30 millions. Both were far less than the $85 million series debut in 2015, which was widely seen as a successful, event movie even though it was critically panned.

Top critics gave the latest installment, featuring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in their recurring roles as Anastasia and Christian, 15 percent positive reviews at Corp.’s $50 million “Peter Rabbit” placed second with an estimated $25 million. It was forecast to generate $19 million, according to Box Office Pro. Fewer than half of top critics gave it positive reviews.

A starry cast with the voices of James Corden, Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie feature in an adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.“The 15:17 to Paris” collected $12.6 million and landed in third place. The film cost Warner Bros. $30 million in production expense and was forecast to generate $16.5 million and place third, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film is based on the real-life terrorist plot aboard a Paris-bound train, thwarted by a group of Americans. In an unusual twist that was ultimately derided by critics, Eastwood used the real military recruits to play themselves.As the Fifty Shades film trilogy hangs up its paddle and rides off into the sunset on its inexplicable pommelhorse, one is tempted to draw some conclusions about what it gave us, as a culture.

What struck me from the first film — an adaptation of a wildly popular alternate-universe Twilight fanfiction series that attempts to be as in-depth a depiction of the BDSM lifestyle as Rihanna’s “S&M” — was not its fetish for ropes and cuffs, but for jets and real estate.

Money has always been the cushion for Fifty Shades’ spicier provocations, and it’s the aspect of the series that has aged the worst in the three years. Since E.L. James’s books originally made their splash, we as a culture took our sweet time realizing that most billionaires are more interested in deporting immigrants than sweeping young assistants off their feet, and we have become more suspicious of the powerful boss/naïve intern dynamic that fuels so much of the film’s sexual intrigue.

Not that anyone is or should be looking at these films with such a stern eye, I’m just saying that they look more out of step with the times than ever. As the trilogy goes out, more desperate than ever to convince us it was in on the joke all along, it’s hard to say exactly what the joke was.

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In one of the more awkward box office pairings in memory, the rough-sex sequel “Fifty Shades Freed” was No. 1 at North American theaters over the weekend, while the cuddly-cute “Peter Rabbit” did well with children in second place.

“Fifty Shades Freed” (Universal Pictures), which did not delight criticsnearly as much as it did pun-enthralled headline writers, arrived to ticket sales of roughly $38.8 million. Based on the third and final book in the “Fifty Shades” series by E.L. James, “Fifty Shades Freed” cost an estimated $55 million to make, not including marketing. It was directed by James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”) and co-stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

The “Fifty Shades” cultural fever ended a long time ago: Most readers discovered that a little of Ms. James’s writing goes a long way. But ticket sales for the final movie adaptation — marketed by Universal with a baldfaced tagline, “Don’t miss the climax” — were solid, declining only 16 percent from initial results for its series predecessor, “Fifty Shades Darker,” a year ago.

Fifty Shades of Grey” kicked off the trilogy in 2015 with X-rated toy tie-insand $85 million in opening-weekend ticket sales, an astounding total for an erotic drama, a genre that had long been out of favor at multiplexes. All told, the sadomasochistic series has collected roughly $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office, including $98.1 million in international ticket sales over the weekend for “Fifty Shades Freed.”

“Peter Rabbit,” an animated-live action hybrid that cost Sony Pictures about $50 million to make, after accounting for government production incentives, took in $25 million in the United States and Canada, according to comScore, which compiles box office data. Directed by Will Gluck (“Easy A”), the PG-rated “Peter Rabbit” features vocal performances by James Corden (Peter) and Margot Robbie (Flopsy).