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Gold medal events headline Sunday's primetime Olympics coverage on 13 WREX

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -

Primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics continues at 6 p.m. on 13 WREX, featuring the conclusion of the figure skating team event.

Sochi slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to contend for a medal in women’s giant slalom, while 2014 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Jamie Anderson looks to defend her title in slopestyle. She’ll be joined by two first-time Olympians, Julia Marino and Hailey Langland, who could also challenge for podium spots.

Coverage also includes the gold medal final in women’s moguls as Americans Jaelin Kauf and Morgan Schild are expected to contend for podium spots.

Men’s luge will award medals after the final two runs; Chris Mazdzer is in contention for a medal after a fourth-place result after his first two runs.

Then join Taylor Utzig, Meteorologist Viki Knapp and Sports Reporter Dan Cohen for 13 News Weekend directly following primetime coverage.

Live “Primetime Plus” coverage begins at 10:35 p.m. with the second run of women’s alpine skiing, followed by women’s halfpipe.

Snowboarding phenom 17-year-old Chloe Kim of the U.S. headlines the women’s halfpipe competition. Her U.S. teammate, five-time Olympian Kelly Clark, is also expected to contend for a medal. They will likely be challenged by two-time reigning world champion Cai Xuetong of China.
 

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