Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics: Final Weekend Schedule, Closing Ceremonies Preview
The last full day of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang (Saturday) will feature several exciting finals, as well as the closing ceremonies on Sunday.
2018 Winter Olympics Final weekend schedule
The men’s and women’s mass start speed skating finals, the men’s hockey final — which will pit Germany against the Olympic Athletes from Russia — are among the title events to watch.
The closing ceremony will begin Sunday at 6am local time, which means it will air at 8 pm EST on NBC. Jessie Diggins, who along with Kikkan Randall won the U.S.’s first ever Olympic gold in women’s cross-country skiing, will be Team USA’s flag-bearer for the ceremony.
The ceremony will last until around 10:30pm EST, and first daughter Ivanka Trump is set to lead the American delegation at the event. There has already been some backlash for choosing Ivanka for this role, just as there was severe criticism from some athletes about selecting Vice President Mike Pence to lead the delegation when the Olympics began two weeks ago.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will also reportedly attend the closing ceremony.
There could also be some celebrity appearances, including artists performing songs, as there have been in previous Olympic closing ceremonies.
The Olympic torch will also, per tradition, be handed off to Beijing, China which will host the next Winter Olympics in 2022.
Here is the full schedule for Saturday and Sunday in South Korea:
3-6 PM ET: Speed Skating – Men’s and Women’s Mass Start Gold Medal Finals; Men’s Cross Country – 50km Gold Medal Final
8-11 PM ET: Figure Skating Gala (LIVE); Four Man Bobsled – Gold Medal Final Runs (LIVE)
8-11 PM PT: Primetime Encore
11:30 PM-12:30 AM ET: Primetime Plus Coverage
12:30-3:30 AM ET: Primetime Encore
12:30-3:30 AM PT: Primetime Encore 2
3-6:30 AM ET: Men’s Curling – Gold Medal Final
6:30-9:30 AM ET: Men’s Ice Hockey – Bronze Medal Game (LIVE)
9:30-11 AM ET: Speed Skating – Men’s and Women’s Mass Start Gold Medal Finals
11 AM-2 PM ET: Women’s Curling – Bronze Medal Match
2-4 PM ET: Men’s Ice Hockey – Game of the Day (replay)
4-7 PM ET: Men’s Curling – Gold Medal Final (replay); Olympic Ice
7-10:30 PM ET: Women’s Curling – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
10:30 PM-2 AM ET: Men’s Hockey – Gold Medal Game (LIVE)
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2-5 PM ET: Olympic Channel News (OBS)
5-7 AM ET: Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)
7-10 AM ET: Olympic Channel News (OBS)
10 AM-1 PM ET: Olympic Channel News (OBS)
1-7 PM ET: Olympic Channel News (OBS)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (DAY 16)
3-6 PM ET: Women’s Cross Country – 30km Gold Medal Final
7-8 PM ET: Olympic Gold
8-10:30 PM ET: Closing Ceremony
8-10:30 PM PT: Primetime Encore
11:35 PM-3 AM ET: Primetime Encore
11:35 PM-3 AM PT: Primetime Encore 2
2-4 AM ET: Women’s Cross Country – 30km Gold Medal Final
4-6 AM ET: Figure Skating – Gala (replay)
6-10 AM ET: Men’s Ice Hockey – Gold Medal Game (replay)