Thursday's Olympic schedule

What to watch: Figure skating gets underway with the team competition, which provides an early look at the performers and routines that will be on display in the individual competitions. First up are men's and pairs short programs. Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu dethroned Evgeni Plushenko of Russia four years ago and is back to defend his gold medal against challengers such as his good friend Javier Fernandez of Spain. Three Olympic rookies -- Nathan Chen (18), Vincent Zhou (17) and Adam Rippon (28) -- represent the United States.

TV schedule (All times EST):


8-11:30 p.m. Team figure skating, men's and pairs short programs (LIVE); men's and women's freestyle skiing moguls, qualifying


2-6 a.m. Mixed doubles curling, Canada-Norway, China-Switzerland

6-10 a.m. Mixed doubles curling, U.S.- Canada (LIVE), China-South Korea; men's ski jumping8-11:35 p.m. Mixed doubles curling, U.S.-Switzerland; men's downhill training (LIVE), men's luge training

11:35 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Mixed doubles curling, U.S.-South Korea (LIVE)