Here's a look at the main events Sunday and early Monday morning.
WHILE WE SLEPT
The men's super-G was the top overnight event, with Bode Miller and Ted Ligety attempting to improve on their off-podium performances in the super combined. Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, the defending Olympic champion, was the man to beat ... The women's snowboard cross finals, with American Lindsey Jacobellis as a gold medal contender, also took place in the wee hours. The U.S. men's hockey team was back on the ice 24 hours after the epic shootout victory over Russia. The puck was schedule to drop against Slovenia at 4:30 a.m. (live on NBCSN). For full results, check www.mercurynews.com/olympics.
FOR EARLY RISERS
Team USA's speed-skating nightmare continues at 6 a.m. -- or does it? Brittany Bowe (below), a former college basketball player, is a medal contender. The finals will be held for prime time broadcast.
TIME for NICK AT NIGHT
Technically, Monterey resident Nick Cunningham heads down the bobsled track at approximately 8:15 this morning, but it will be dark in Sochi. Cunningham's two-man sled is ranked No. 6 in the world and has a legitimate chance to medal in the European-dominated sport -- as do two other American sleds. The U.S. hasn't won a bobsled medal since 1952. The second race is set for 9:45 a.m. (no live TV). The competition concludes Monday.
Sharks wing Patrick Marleau (shown) is one of the hottest players in the tournament, with four assists in just two games. His Canadian team faces Finland at 9 a.m. in its final preliminary round game. Sharks goalie Antti Niemi plays for Finland but hasn't been in net thus far.
DANCING QUEEN, AND KING
The ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White (below) is the United States' best chance for a figure skating medal, by far. They took home the silver medal in Vancouver and won their portion of the Team Skate in Sochi last weekend. The short program gets underway at 7 a.m. (live on NBCSN), and the competition concludes Monday morning with the free program.
NBC's lineup isn't what you might expect for a Sunday night (huge viewership) in the middle of the Games. The centerpiece is figure skating -- but not a medal program: It's the ice dancing short. The men's super-G has potential if Miller and Ligety contend for the gold. Also look for women's snowboarding and speedskating, plus some two-man bobsled.
WANT IT LIVE? GET THE APP
NBC and its family of networks will provide 1,539 hours of coverage, but the only place you can watch everything live is online. The choice events be shown on TV on a delayed basis as part of NBC's prepackaged prime time broadcast. The only way to have access to everything live is on your digital devices through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. It's free to download, but you'll need to be a cable or satellite subscriber in order to log-in. For more information, go to: http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/help.
-- Jon Wilner