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Schmuck: Olympic fans looking for U.S. gold may have to look beyond big-ratings events

Schmuck: Olympic fans looking for U.S. gold may have to look beyond big-ratings events

If you want to fully enjoy the 17-day Winter Olympics that will begin in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, you might have to broaden your horizons.

The United States team will lack some of the star power that American fans have come to expect from the major Winter Olympic events, but there will be plenty of medal hopefuls and interesting storylines for those who want to dig deeper into the wide, evolving array of sports that will be on display for — literally — nearly 2,000 hours on NBC’s various television, internet and social media outlets.

What there won’t be are the elite hockey players who have previously taken a break from the NHL season to play for their home...

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