Tahoe Olympians to go for gold in front of live audience
South Lake Tahoe’s Maddie Bowman and Jamie Anderson will again go for gold over the next two weeks during the 2018 Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea and their medal runs likely will be shown live on NBC.
Bowman and Anderson, who calls Sierra-at-Tahoe their home mountain, each won gold medals in the 2014 games in Sochii, Russia and both will try to defend their titles. Anderson will attempt to earn a pair of golds this year. She will compete in Big Air, a sport making its Olympic debut.
South Korea is 17 hours ahead of Tahoe Time. For example if it is 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, here, it is 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in PyeongChang.
Anderson will be the first to defend her snowboarding slopestyle title with an early morning qualifying round that be shown during NBC’s Olympic coverage at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 on NBC.
Should she qualify for the medal round, as expected, Anderson will go for a second straight gold medal the next day with live coverage starting at 4 p.m. on NBC 5 p.m. on NBCSN.
Anderson will define gravity and perform acrobatic tricks high in the sky several days later during big air qualifying that will be shown at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, on NBC.
Should she make the medal round, she could be going for her second gold medal on live TV at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 on NBC.
Bowman will be part of the audience for the first 10 days of the Olympics.
She will finally hit the halfpipe on her skis to defend her title with an early morning qualifying round that will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, on NBC.
The medal round will be shown live at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19 on NBC.
The Olympics run from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25 in Pyeongchang.