Olympics 2018: When is USA Curling’s gold medal match, and what TV channel is it on?
United States’ team jubilates after defeating Canada during the men’s curling semi-final match at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. United States won. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Thanks to two wins over Canada, both upsets, the U.S. men’s curling team is heading to the gold medal match on Saturday opposite Sweden.
Skip John Shuster and his team upset the four-time defending champions in the event 5-3 in Thursday’s semifinal. Before this installment of the Games, the U.S. men had never beaten Canada in curling. Now, they’ve done so twice, which ensures that they will medal in the event for the first time since 2006.
Sweden earned its spot by beating Switzerland.
“They’re a fantastic curling team,” Shuster said of Sweden to ABC News. “We’re going to have some fun and put on a show, and may the best team win.”
The gold medal match will start at 1:35 a.m. ET on Saturday and will be streaming live on the NBC Sports App. The station’s website also shows that NBCSN will show the match on Saturday at 3 a.m. (presumably tape-delayed) and also again at 4 p.m. the same day.
Check back for updates, as the stunning U.S. participation in the gold medal event could change television listings.