How to watch Sochi Olympics online, TV schedule and more

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

There is plenty of men's ice hockey on the Thursday schedule, and plenty of ways for Americans to catch the games live, presuming you're willing to wake up early.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

Day 8 of the Winter Olympics promises plenty of exciting hockey action, along with the continuation of curling and the ever-popular figure skating. Here's the television rundown for American audiences.

For most Americans, the obvious draw is the US men's ice hockey team, which makes its Sochi debut early on Wednesday. They face Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET, and that game can be seen live on NBCSN. Before that game starts, viewers will be treated to a match between Finland and Austria, which begins at 3 a.m. ET. Canada, a heavy medal favorite, also starts their 2014 run when they face Norway at 12 p.m. That game can be seen on USA Network.

Hockey is the main event for Thursday, but there are some other things going on. Curling keeps chugging along, although only one round robin match can be seen live when the US men face Great Britain. Biathlon and cross country have one medal event each, and figure skating features the men's short program.

Here's the complete television schedule. All events online can be caught at NBCOlympics.com if you have a cable or satellite subscription. Times are listed in ET. As always, NBC's primetime replay begins at 8 p.m. ET.

Ice hockey

Men's qualification

3 a.m. - Finland vs. Austria, NBCSN

7:30 a.m. - USA vs. Slovakia, NBCSN

7:30 a.m. - Russia vs. Slovenia, MSNBC

12 p.m. - Canada vs. Norway, USA Network

Women's qualification

12 p.m. - Sweden vs. Russia, MSNBC

Curling

Men's round robin

5 a.m. - USA vs. Great Britain, USA Network

10 a.m. - Norway vs. Sweden, MSNBC (tape delayed)

Women's round robin

5 p.m. - USA vs. Japan, CNBC (tape delayed)

Figure skating

10 a.m. - Men's short program, NBCSN

Cross country skiing

5 a.m. - Women's 10km classic, NBCSN

Biathlon

6 p.m. - Men's 20km individual, NBC (tape delayed)

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SB Nation's Winter Olympics medal tracker | Meet Team USA

Shaun White fails to capture gold | Women make halfpipe podium

What you need to know about curling | Bobsled, luge and skeleton

Miracle Put on Ice: 1984 US hockey team never had a chance

Hockey: Men’s schedule | All 12 men’s rosters | USA roster analysis

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