When to Watch Texans in the Winter Olympics

Justin Olsen (San Antonio)

  • 2-man bobsled: Feb. 18 (NBC, 6 p.m.), Feb. 19 (NBC, 7 p.m.)
  • 4-man bobsled: Feb. 24 (NBC 7 p.m.), Feb. 25 (NBC 7 p.m.)

Olsen, 30, is a three-time Olympian who won a gold medal in the bobsled event in Vancouver in 2010. This year, he'll have an unexpected hurdle: On Monday, he underwent an emergency appendectomy, just two days before the start of training in Pyeongchang. 

Official on-ice training for two-man doesn't start until Feb. 15, with the competition on Feb. 18 and 19. The four-man competition is on Feb. 24 and 25, the final two days of the Olympics.  The U.S. has said it is keeping its options open, but for now the belief is that Olsen will race.

Sam McGuffie (Cypress)

  • 2-man bobsled: Feb. 18 (NBC, 6 p.m.), Feb. 19 (NBC, 7 p.m.)
  • 4-man bobsled: Feb. 24 (NBC 7 p.m.), Feb. 25 (NBC 7 p.m.)

McGuffie, 28, a former football and track athlete at Rice, is a "push athlete" who helps push the bobsled off the starting line, according to KHOU. He'll also be the brakeman in the two-man bobsled with driver Codie Bascue.

Jonathan Garcia (Katy)

  • Speed skating 500M: Feb. 19 (NBC 2 p.m.)
  • Speed skating 1000M: Feb. 23 (NBC 7 p.m.)
  • Speed skating team pursuit: Feb. 19 (quarterfinals, NBC 2 p.m.), Feb. 21 (semifinals/finals, NBC 2 p.m.)

Garcia, 31, grew up in Katy, west of Houston, and graduated from Taylor High School. He now lives and trains in Salt Lake City. Garcia competed in the Sochi games in 2014, finishing 28th in the 1000-meter race.

(WFAA)

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