Daily planner

Here's a look at the main events Monday and early Tuesday morning.

WHILE WE SLEPT

There were two major overnight events: The women's Super Combined (downhill and slalom) and the men's 1,500-meter short track speed skating featuring Monterey native J.R. Celski. Additionally, the U.S. women's hockey team faced Switzerland with a spot in the semifinals in the balance. For results, check www.mercurynews.com.

NEED FOR SPEED

The men's 500-meter speed skating competition begins before dawn Monday, but the medal round is scheduled to start at approximately 7 a.m. (and will be shown live on NBCSN). The overwhelming favorite is South Korea's Mo Tae-Bum. The American contingent includes two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis (below), but this is not his signature event. That's the 1,000, which comes Wednesday.

FASHION STATEMENT

Monday is packed with curling, a popular niche sport that has generated mainstream Olympic appeal as much for the outfits as the sport itself. And lucky us: The American men face either the most fashionably or egregiously dressed team in the world (depending on your taste in pants) -- the Norwegian men, with their funky-colored knickers, knee-high socks and flat caps. If reports are accurate, they will wear nine different outfits during the round-robin stage alone. Think of them as the curling equivalent of the Oregon football team. (2 p.m., CNBC)

BUMPS ALONG THE WAY

Freestyle skiing takes center stage at 10 a.m., with the final round of the punishing men's moguls. The top American hope is Patrick Deenen, who crashed in Vancouver but ranks third in the world. The U.S. has medaled in this event in four consecutive Olympics. The moguls will be shown on tape delay Monday night.

PRIME-TIME LINEUP

If the focus of your Olympic viewing is the NBC prime-time broadcast, here's what you'll see Monday night: Skiing, speed skating, and more skiing. The mother ship will show the women's Super Combined, the men's short track 1,500 meters (think: Celski) and the men's moguls. The results of the Super Combined will have been official for 18 hours, but if an American wins -- maybe 18-year-old phenom Mikaela Shiffrin (shown), perhaps decorated vet Julia Mancuso or Stacey Cook, both from Tahoe -- then the Super will make for gripping viewing nonetheless.

FOR YOU NIGHT OWLS

The women's slopestyle skiing finals begin at 1 a.m. (no live TV) without 15-year-old Maggie Voisin. The youngest member of Team USA withdrew because of an ankle injury suffered in training. Keri Herman, a former ice hockey player, is the top American medal hope ... The other major overnight/early morning event is the women's cross country sprint, where Kikkan Randall is attempting to become the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport. The competition starts at approximately 5:30 a.m. (Tuesday) and will be shown live by NBCSN.

WANT IT LIVE? GET THE APP

NBC and its family of networks will provide 1,539 hours of coverage, but the only place you can watch everything live is online.

The choice events will be shown on TV only on a delayed basis as part of NBC's prepackaged prime-time broadcast. The only way to have access to everything live is on your digital devices through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

It's free to download, but you'll need to be a cable or satellite subscriber in order to log in. For more information, go to: http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/help.