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Thursday, January 7th, 2016

NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MORE THAN 35 HOURS OF OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND

Lindsey Vonn Headlines FIS World Cup Skiing Coverage on NBCSN, Universal HD and NBC Sports Live Extra

Curling Night In America Returns Tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Two-Time Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Kaillie Humphries Leads All-Female Four-Man Bobsled Team Against Men For First Time in History in Lake Placid on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 7, 2016 – NBCSN, Universal HD, and NBC Sports Live Extra will present more than 35 hours of Olympic winter sports coverage this weekend spanning alpine skiing, bobsled and skeleton, curling, ski jumping, cross country skiing, and Nordic combined. Coverage is highlighted by U.S. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn in FIS World Cup alpine skiing action, Canadian two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries making history by piloting the first-ever all-female four-man bobsled against men in IBSF World Cup bobsled and skeleton action in Lake Placid, and the return of Curling Night In America tomorrow night at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

FIS WORLD CUP ALPINE SKIING – COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group’s live men’s and women’s FIS World Cup skiing coverage on NBCSN begins Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. ET with the women’s downhill at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in Austria, as Lindsey Vonn looks to move atop the downhill standings. Coverage continues at 7 a.m. ET with men’s giant slalom action from Adelboden, Switzerland. Sunday’s alpine skiing coverage on NBCSN begins at 5:30 a.m. ET with the super-G, and continues at 7 a.m. ET with the men’s slalom. Steve Porino (play-by-play) and two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson (analyst) will call the women’s events, while Porino and two-time Olympian Doug Lewis (analyst) will call the men’s races.


CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA –
TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Curling Night In America makes its return to NBCSN for the first of eight telecasts tomorrow night at 10 p.m. ET. The event features Team USA, as well as China, Japan, and Scotland, and includes one men’s, women’s and mixed doubles team from each nation. The Team USA roster includes 2006 Olympic bronze medalist and three-time Olympian John Shuster. Jason Knapp (play-by-play), 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson (analyst), and Tanith White (reporter) will provide commentary from Curl Mesabi in Eveleth, Minn.


IBSF WORLD CUP BOBSLED AND SKELETON – COVERAGE ON NBCSN BEGINS TOMORROW AT 2 P.M. ET

IBSF World Cup bobsled and skeleton coverage from Lake Placid on NBCSN begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET with women’s skeleton, followed by women’s bobsled at 3 p.m. ET and two-man bobsled at 4 p.m. ET. Two-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries will lead an all-female sled against the men for the first time in history in the four-man bobsled event, which will stream live on Live Extra on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET, and will air that night on Universal HD at 8 p.m. ET. John Morgan will provide commentary from Lake Placid.

NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream all content airing on NBCSN and Universal HD, and will also provide exclusive cross country, ski jumping and Nordic combined streaming coverage.

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Following is NBC Sports Group’s Olympic winter sports coverage on NBCSN, Universal HD and NBC Sports Live Extra:

Date Coverage Network Time
Fri., January 8 FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski – Toblach NBC Sports Live Extra 6 a.m.
IBSF World Cup – Women’s Skeleton NBC Sports Live Extra 10 a.m.
IBSF World Cup – Women’s Skeleton* NBCSN 2 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Women’s Bobsled NBC Sports Live Extra 2 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Women’s Bobsled* NBCSN 3 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Two-Man Bobsled NBC Sports Live Extra 3:15 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Two-Man Bobsled* NBCSN 4 p.m.
FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski – Toblach* Universal HD 5 p.m.
Curling Night In America NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., January 9 FIS World Cup – Women’s Downhill NBC Sports Live Extra 3:30 a.m.
FIS World Cup – Women’s Downhill NBCSN 5:30 a.m.
FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski: Val Di Fiemme NBC Sports Live Extra 6:30 a.m.
FIS World Cup – Men’s Giant Slalom NBCSN 7 a.m.
IBSF World Cup – Four-Man Bobsled NBC Sports Live Extra 10:30 a.m.
FIS Ski Jumping – Willingen NBC Sports Live Extra Noon
IBSF World Cup – Men’s Skeleton NBC Sports Live Extra 3 p.m.
FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski – Val Di Fiemme* Universal HD 7 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Four-Man Bobsled* Universal HD 8 p.m.
IBSF World Cup – Men’s Skeleton* Universal HD 9 p.m.
Sun., January 10 FIS Nordic Combined – Schonach NBC Sports Live Extra 5 a.m.
FIS World Cup – Women’s Super-G NBCSN 5:30 a.m.
FIS World Cup – Men’s Slalom NBCSN 7 a.m.
FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski – Val Di Fiemme NBC Sports Live Extra 8 a.m.
FIS Cross Country Tour de Ski – Val Di Fiemme* Universal HD 7 p.m.

*denotes same-day delay coverage

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s Olympic winter sports coverage  via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.

-NBC SPORTS GROUP-