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NBCSN Salutes Team USA Top Sochi's Olympic, Paralympic Performers with Awards Program

'Best of U.S. Awards Show' Set for April 7 Debut 3/26/2014 4:57 PM Eastern

 

NBSCN next month is scheduled to air the inaugural Best of U.S. Awards Show, an event honoring Team USA’s performances during the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

During the ceremony, premiering on April 7 from 7 p.m.-8 p.m., awards will be granted to competitors in 10 categories, including Best Male Olympian, Best Female Olympian, Best Team and Best Moment. All categories will honor athletes from both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The nominees were selected by a group comprising members of the U.S. Olympic Committee, athletes and media representatives. 

Winners in each of the 10 categories were decided by fans through a voting platform hosted on the Facebook pages of the US Olympic and Paralympic teams.  

The event will tape at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 2. Coverage of the red carpet event, during which over 200 members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams are scheduled to arrive, will be hosted by figure skaters and 2014 Sochi commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. The main program will be helmed by NBC’s Willie Geist. 

A full list of categories and nominees is listed below:

Best Male Olympian

Joss Christensen, Freestyle Skiing

Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarding

Ted Ligety, Alpine Skiing

David Wise, Freestyle Skiing

Best Female Olympian

Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding

Maddie Bowman, Freestyle Skiing

Erin Hamlin, Luge

Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing

Best Team of the Olympic Games

Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Figure Skating

Men’s USA-1, Bobsled (Fogt/Holcomb/Langton/Tomasevicz)

Elana Meyers/Lauryn Williams, Bobsled

Best Moment of the Olympic Games

T.J. Oshie’s hockey shootout performance against Russia

Men’s slopestyle skiing podium sweep (Christensen/Kenworthy/Goepper)

Noelle Pikus-Pace’s medal celebration

Men’s short track 5,000m relay team earning the silver medal (Alvarez/Celski/Creveling/Malone)

Bode Miller becoming the oldest alpine skiing medalist

Best Male Paralympian

Mark Bathum, Alpine Skiing

Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey

Andy Soule, Nordic Skiing

Evan Strong, Snowboarding

Best Female Paralympian

Stephanie Jallen, Alpine Skiing

Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing

Tatyana McFadden, Nordic Skiing

Laurie Stephens, Alpine Skiing

Best Team of the Paralympic Games

U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team

U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team (Greely/Joseph/Lino/McDonald/Palmer)

U.S. Nordic Mixed Relay Team (Adicoff/McFadden)

Best Moment of the Paralympic Games

Men’s sled hockey win against Russia

Oksana Masters’ silver medal win in the women’s 12K sitting cross-country event

U.S. men’s medal sweep in the first-ever Paralympic snowboarding event

Stephanie Jallen winning her first Paralympic medal in her first Paralympic race

Andy Soule’s perfect shooting record in biathlon

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