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Watch full-event replays of Day -1 of Sochi Olympics

Feb 6, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

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Day -1 of the Sochi Olympics saw Bode Miller fly down the slopes, Hannah Kearney rip through the moguls and Torah Bright start her quest for triple gold. And that was just for starters.

But if you weren’t awake to watch all the events on NBC Sports Live Extra, don’t worry. You can watch the full-event replays starting at 3 pm ET today.

Also, don’t forget to tune in to NBC tonight for the first prime time show of the Games. Check your local listings here.

  1. maximf83 - Feb 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    is every day all the full event replays gonna be available only at 3pm et?

  2. venturahighway11 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Dear NBCOlympics,
    Three of the four videos posted above do not seem to have pause/play/rewind/fast-forward capabilities or the ability to skip through the video (the only one that seems to be working properly is the skiing training). Could you please fix the other videos to enhance their usefulness?

    • venturahighway11 - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:30 AM

      NBCOlympics,
      I am pleased that my requests were addressed overnight (though I’m not arrogant enough to believe that these changes came about on my account). My next request is that you please create a single access point to all the full-event replays that is not laced with spoilers (trying to dig through OlympicTalk to find replays without accidentally seeing spoilers is nigh impossible!) – you had something like this for the 2012 version (see below):

      http://www.2012.nbcolympics.com/online-listings/day=july-28/index.html

      Thank you for your consideration!

      • jitoct25 - Feb 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        I am still unable to forward, skip, etc. (the ice skating video). The way videos are organized this time (compared to the last summer Olympics) is very confusing.

  3. Kaitlin S - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    I have to say that I am very disappointed with the way that Live Extra is streaming the Olympics. I’m in college and unable to access a TV, so my computer is the only way I am able to watch the Olympics. I am unable to fast-forward, rewind, or pause the events and am interrupted with advertisementsI am also not pleased with the difficulty in finding the videos playing the actual events. Nbcolympics.com is not user friendly!

    • pablo222 - Feb 8, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      What did you expect! NBC partnered with the same idiots which helped create Obamacare and the experience with finding proper coverage of the events you want is like finding a needle in the haystack unless you are willing to stay up all night with 4 different computers each one tuned to the sport/ team you want to watch. The people that we need to bombard and complain to is the US Olympic committee who sold the rights to the Olympic coverage to the 7th rated sports broadcasting company (NBC) out of the top 10! Just for the record, the top 6 are 1. FOX Sports, 2. ESPN, 3. ABC Sports, 4. CBS Sports, 5. Raycom Sports and 6. Comcast Sports Broadcasting. Simply put, NBC has spent its time broadcasting Figure Skating which is why the coverage for that event is getting prime time extras where as many other popular sports with more fans get crappy almost zero coverage.

  4. Ruby Red - Feb 7, 2014 at 12:55 AM

    Agreed! I’ve had to dig around on OTHER WEBSITES to find the feeds for the competitions that I missed today. The television coverage of figure skating was scant compared to what actually occurred, but the live stream is FIVE HOURS LONG with no way to pause or rewind the player, which seems to just be stuck on “buffer” after playing me a subway ad for the THOUSANDTH time.

    This is why people pirate video. Because your video sucks. Why would I pay for your service via cable or some other TV network when the TV coverage is crap and the website functions are non existent? I load up the website and you give away all the scores and show all the photos of the crashes without letting me have a chance to ACTUALLY WATCH THE COMPETITION. WHAT GIVES?

  5. newrootsnaturopaths - Feb 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Where can you actually find access to the live events on stream.nbcolympics.com? I can’t find anything other than highlights anywhere on the website coverage? Veeeeeeeeery confusing to navigate this site.

  6. topcatrhino - Feb 7, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Will all of the events be available for online streaming or just a few? The site says we will but I’m unable to find a direct link to them. Will there be a listing of full event replays or will we have to hunt and peck around the site to get lucky and find one? Due to my work schedule, I will be unable to watch the events I’m interested in, at the time they are occurring, and would like to see more than a 1-2 minute replay. If anyone has some insight it would be much appreciated.

  7. dbiowa - Feb 8, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    What a ridiculous website, it’s impossible to find the full replays. Nowhere is their a listing of what to watch, it’s almost as if NBC feel forced to put everything online, then make it impossible to find anything.

  8. disappointed1 - Feb 8, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    I can’t manage to watch the team ice skating event! After the GE ad plays, it freezes every time at the end of the ad before I even get playback controls at all. Please help! This is so frustrating!

  9. Asharah - Feb 8, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Thank you for providing us with online coverage, but PLEASE add Pause/Play/Skip to the videos! I really don’t want to watch (nor do I have time) to watch 5 hours of ANY event! Today’s team figure skating coverage has none of these functions, and it’s a HUGE oversight. Thank you!

    • deniseeliza - Feb 9, 2014 at 1:53 AM

      Same here! Love that I can watch every single skater, but hate that I can’t pause it once I’ve started.

    • Asharah - Feb 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Thank you, tech people, for fixing it! And I love the markers for the US skaters! http://stream.nbcolympics.com/figure-skating/winter/13484/

      • wvj100 - Feb 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

        Can you also please add pause and Fast Forward to the men’s downhill?
        TIA

  10. theashyleague - Feb 9, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Reading the above comments and still the same issues. Not having the ability to pause/stop/rewind the videos or to even have jumpable breaks built in is unacceptable. Sunday afternoon and the only broadcast coverage is this endless ice dancing and women’s hockey. I would love to watch the other events, but I don’t want to dedicate 3 hours to each event. Thanks NBC

  11. trotski99 - Feb 10, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    Horrible online streaming experience…

    I’m trying to watch the Men’s Alpine Skiing stream. Here’s my experience after 14 minutes of viewing:

    1) Audio is so low that I have to crank up the sound.
    2) Ads come in at random times — usually when the commentator is in the middle of a sentence.
    3) Ad audio is 10x LOUDER than the stream audio.
    4) In 14 minutes of coverage, I have had to watch 8 minutes of advertisements.
    5) Even though I am watching this video over a fiber optic connection, the video of the event is jerky and dropping frames all over the place. After 10 years of Youtube showing how video streaming should be done, why can’t these broadcast companies learn how to buffer online video?

    Now this is bad enough, but it is only made worse by the fact that it was almost impossible to find the full stream of the event on the web site in the first place. Of course, by the time I managed to find the full stream I had already had to sift through all of the summary videos of the event with labels that state the results. Talk about spoilers!

    A word about ads…

    Why do you think I need to see the same ad over and over again? Don’t you realize that this form of advertising antagonism is more likely to turn me off the product being advertised?

  12. pepemcgraw - Feb 11, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    For the love of all that is sacred and holy, please enable the fast-forward/rewind/pause feature on all of the replays or state an explanation for your refusal to do so.

  13. Mike Miller - Feb 12, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    The DVR controls aren’t added until the event airs in primetime. If it’s not showing after that (for instance, anything listed here), please include a link in this comments field and I’ll get it addressed.

    • philipmurphy2014 - Feb 15, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Mike,
      “The DVR controls aren’t added until the event airs in primetime.”
      Why? If I’m trying to watch full replays now its because I’ve already given up on that horror show that is NBC’s prime time efforts.

      Right now I’m trying to watch “Short track: Women’s 1500m (final), Men’s 1000m (final) – I was ok/resigned to the ads/action divide for the first hour, but then it started 30 mins straight of ads …. the same ones I could now recite from memory. I decided it must be a bug, so reloaded the video … and discovered there is no fast forward. I’m now 45 mins through re-watching the same content+ads, not knowing when I get to the hour whether I’ll have any better luck with the ad swamp.

      So here is where the lack of basic DVR controls leaves me at this moment:
      1. Furious I had to waste 30 mins just finding where I could watch this full rerun
      2. Irritated with all your ad providers after hearing their ads for the 20th time: Coke, Chery, GE, . …. imagine what it will be like when I’ve rewatched them all AGAIN
      3. I’ve never paid for premium cabel TV before, and never imagined having done so, I’d be watching more ads per hour of programming than I did on broadcast TV. I will be canceling after this olympics are over. (Note – I’ve been watching Hulu.com for free and have found their management of ads tolerable.)
      4. I’ll be advising anyone who asks ( 3 so far) that no, do not spend money or time watching nbc’s coverage of the olympics, they either do not understand technology, or worse do, but do not care for their viewer’s enjoyment of their content, which is worse
      5. I’ll only watch olympics on CBC with my kids, as watching NBC now infuriates me so

      Please feel free to forward these fine results to whoeer dreamed up this “no DVR controls until primetime stupidity….”.

      Thanks,
      Philip, Seattle)

  14. johnnygoods - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    @mike miller – refreshing to have some context for why things do or do not have dvr controls, thank you. However, the men’s short figure skating was yesterday, so I would think it should have controls, no? http://stream.nbcolympics.com/figure-skating/winter/13987

    I must pick a serious bone with NBC’s denying regular playback controls based on broadcast schedule. Not only is it an annoying abuse of power that is not going to get any positive results, what happens when a technical snaffu like a crashed flash player disrupts playback?

    I just gamely watched THREE HOURS of an event hoping to see the end, but my flash player crashed. The only option was to refresh the page, which brought me back to the beginning! That is pretty much the worst experience I can imagine.

    • Mike Miller - Feb 14, 2014 at 5:17 AM

      The controls are on there now. They are unavailable until the event airs in primetime on both coasts.

      • johnnygoods - Feb 14, 2014 at 7:52 AM

        Thanks again for at least explaining. It would probably soothe a lot of customer anger if that were explained more clearly on the site itself.

        Again, however, I must emphasize just how wrong-headed this whole command-and-control idea is. I’ve been working in technology for over a decade, and companies who try to place false technological constraints on their customers to protect the company’s strategic interests always lose on both fronts: they alienate their customers and the inevitable march of technical change forces them to cede the control anyway.

      • Dress, Dine & Sparkle - Feb 14, 2014 at 6:23 PM

        Please add controls (stop/rewind/forward) to Figure Skating: Men’s Free Skate (http://stream.nbcolympics.com/figure-skating/winter/14119/%C3%B8cid=yahoo) as the streaming just crashed halfway and I do not want to sit through and watch all of it again….

        Thank you!

      • Mike Miller - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:05 AM

        The controls are on there now. Again, they are not available until the event airs in prime time on both coasts.

      • quiteanaporia - Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        Hi Mike. Thanks for taking a look at this.
        Now that ice dancing is over and the universe knows who medaled, could you please, for the love of god, enable the search function on the video playback?

  15. stacey1121 - Feb 17, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    NBC – PLEASE FIX – ICE DANCING – SHORT PROGRAM!! It has no controls and it shuts down somewhere in the 2nd group and kicks you back to the beginning – and since there are no controls to FF or RW you have to let it play to the same spot where it kicks you out again. Its a SHAME. I have had nothing but problems with your website.

    Also – finding replays on the site is so difficult I have had to resort to google to try to find them – especially since your site has NO SEARCH OPTION.

    Lastly – the Olympics games only occur every two years. I would have imagined that the sponsoring US network would have planned their website better. Its not only frustrating but embarrassing. PLEASE plan better for the summer Olympics in 2016 if you are going to be the network sponsor.

    • dwardeiner - Feb 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      Ice dancing long program needs to be fixed too! I was watching it on prime time, but the fire alarm went off in my building right before Meryl and Charlie skated! I just want to watch them!

  16. stacey1121 - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    PLEASE FIX THE LADIES SHORT PROGRAM! There are no controls ONCE AGAIN!

    OMG – REALLY?
    OMG – REALLY?
    OMG – REALLY?

    • Mike Miller - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:44 AM

      They are on there now.

      Again, the controls appear after the event has aired in primetime on both coasts.

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