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Host makes history, Pikus-Pace competes for gold in skeleton final

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Noelle Pikus-Pace (left) and Katie Uhlaender (right) Noelle Pikus-Pace (left) and Katie Uhlaender (right)
Jason Brown Jason Brown
Bode Miller Bode Miller
Ted Ligety Ted Ligety

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Meredith Vieira enters the history books tonight as she becomes the first woman to anchor Primetime Olympic coverage in the United States. Vieira will take her place in the host seat as she fills in for Matt Lauer, who has been filling in for Bob Costas.

When our coverage starts at 8 p.m., Utah mother Noelle Pikus-Pace will compete in the women's skeleton final. She's coming back from a shattered leg which shattered her previous Olympic dreams. Joining Pikus-Pace in the event for Team USA is Katie Uhlaender, the daughter of late Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Uhlaender.

[SPOILER ALERT: Skeleton final results]

In men's figure skating, Jeremy Abbott, the four-time U.S. Champion, and Jason Brown of Illinois take to the ice to try and skate their way to the medal podium.

[SPOILER ALERT: Figure skating men's free skate results]

Ted Ligety, the reigning world champion and 2006 gold medal winner, returns to compete in Alpine skiing men's super-combined Also competing in the event is Bode Miller, the 2010 gold medal winner. Miller missed last season due to a knee injury.

[SPOILER ALERT: Men's super-combined results]

As winter weather fit for the Olympics bears down again on WAVE Country, be sure to join us for WAVE 3 News at 11:30 p.m.

For complete coverage of the Olympic Games, click here. To see a full schedule of Friday's events, click here.

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