Sochi, Russia,July 23: American skier Mikaela Shiffrin's bid to win slalom gold at the Sochi Olympics should be decided in daytime hours back home.
Exactly 200 days from the Winter Games opening on Feb. 7, Russian organizers published the full competition schedule Monday.
Shiffrin, who won titles at the world championships and World Cup last season, competes at night Feb. 21 in the Rosa Khutor resort. Slalom medals should be decided about 9 p.m. local time, or 10 a.m. in the 18-year-old Shiffrin's hometown of Vail, Colorado.
However, the Feb. 19 men's giant slalom should finish before 4 p.m. That's 5 a.m. in Park City, Utah, where likely favorite Ted Ligety lives.
Men's and women's downhill contenders should start toward midday, or 3 a.m. in New York, on Feb. 9 and 12, respectively.