During today’s men’s hockey semifinal game between the US and Finland, NBC announced that Sunday’s gold medal game will be live in all time zones. I was told this was going to happen by NBC’s people in Vancouver and I wasn’t surprised when the announcement was made, but people are jumping for joy. To be honest, this should not be an issue as events should be aired live as they happen, but that’s me.
Here’s the official announcement from NBC Sports.
SUNDAY’S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL MEN’S HOCKEY GAME LIVE IN ALL TIME ZONES; 3 P.M. ET/12 NOON PT ON NBC
Gold Medal Hockey Game Part of NBC’s 6 Hours of Coverage on Sunday AfternoonVANCOUVER - February 26, 2010 - The Olympic gold medal men's hockey game featuring USA against the winner of the Slovakia vs. Canada game, which was originally scheduled to be broadcast live to the eastern and central time zones, will be broadcast live in all time zones on NBC this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET, as part of NBC's six hours of afternoon coverage.
USA vs. Slovakia/Canada winner: 3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, 12 noon PT
So, Team USA will most likely play Canada on Sunday. That will be fun to watch if the game truly does materialize.