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Shaun White talks Olympics over game of air hockey

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NBC's Julia Mancuso sits down with Shaun White to discuss what motivated him to return to snowboarding after an underwhelming performance in Sochi. The two also battle it out in an intense game of air hockey.

White is competing Tuesday in the halfpipe as he seeks his third Olympic gold medal.


KOAA 5 is your home for coverage of the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

Here is a list of the events for Tuesday, February 13th:

1:00 p.m.

·  Speed Skating - The men’s 1500m features American Joey Mantia and 35-year-old compatriot Shani Davis, who took silver at this distance in 2006 and       2010. T

·  Luge - USA’s Erin Hamlin, bronze medalist in 2014, looks to again disrupt the German hegemony in women’s Luge.

·  Cross-Country (men’s and women’s individual sprint events).
 

6:00 p.m.

·  Alpine Skiing - Multi-medal threat Mikaela Shiffrin, who in 2014 became the youngest-ever Olympic slalom champion, begins her title defense as the heavy favorite (run 1 of 2).

·  Snowboarding - Fellow American Shaun White targets a third Olympic halfpipe gold against a field that also features Oregon’s Ben Ferguson and Australia’s Scotty James.

·  Figure Skating - Coverage includes the Pairs’ short program, where Team USA is represented by the husband-and-wife duo of Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim.
 

10:05 p.m. 

·  Alpine coverage includes U.S. sensation Mikaela Shiffrin’s attempt to become the first back-to-back Olympic champion in women’s slalom (run 2 of 2).

·  Short Track - Crazed South Korea could celebrate gold in the women’s 500m, where Choi Min-Jeong and Shim Suk-Hee are among the favorites, with 18-year-old upstart Maame Biney of Virginia an outside contender. Short Track action also includes qualifying in the men’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay.

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