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Thursday, January 19th, 2017
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS MEN’S WORLD CUP EVENT IN KITZBUEHEL, AUSTRIA, AND WOMEN’S EVENT IN GERMANY FEATURING LINDSEY VONN THIS WEEKEND
Universal HD and NBCSN Combine to Televise Men’s World Cup Event in Kitzbuehel, Austria Beginning Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET
Universal HD Presents Women’s Downhill from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday at 3 p.m. ET; Super-G Coverage Airs Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET
NBC Showcases Men’s and Women’s U.S. Grand Prix Snowboard-cross Event from Utah Sunday at 3 p.m. ET
Curling Night in America Returns Tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; NBC Sports Group Presents 30 Hours of U.S. Figure Skating Championships This Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s FIS World Cup alpine skiing coverage features the men’s event in Kitzbuehel, Austria, known as one of the world’s most legendary and treacherous ski races, on Universal HD and NBCSN. On the women’s World Cup circuit, Lindsey Vonn is slated to compete in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, marking in her second event since returning from injury last weekend.
NBC Sports Group’s Olympic winter sports action also includes the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix snowboard-cross event from Solitude, Utah, this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, the return of Curling Night in America tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and 30 hours of U.S. Figure Skating Championships coverage.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of this weekend’s events.
Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of the Olympic Channel, Home of Team USA.
MEN’S WORLD CUP IN KITZBUEHEL – COVERAGE ON UNIVERSAL HD AND NBCSN
The U.S. efforts at the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel this weekend will be led by two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht, who finished second in the Kitzbuehel super-G last year. Three-time Olympian Steven Nyman is currently ranked seventh in the World Cup downhill standings, and posted the fastest time in Wednesday’s training for the Hahnenkamm downhill, known as the most electrifying downhill in the world. Four-time Olympian Daron Rahlves was the last American man to win the downhill in 2003. Three-time Olympian Peter Fill (Italy) won the downhill last year.
Same-day delay coverage of the super-G airs tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET on Universal HD. NBCSN televises the downhill on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the slalom on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app presents streaming coverage of the super-G tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. ET, the downhill on Saturday at 5:30 a.m. ET, and the slalom on Sunday at 4:30 a.m. ET.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and former World Cup ski racer Steve Porino (analyst) call this weekend event in Kitzbuehel.
LINDSEY VONN COMPETES AT WOMEN’S WORLD CUP EVENT IN GERMANY
Lindsey Vonn will compete in her second event since returning from injury last weekend in Austria, where she finished 13th in the downhill. Vonn won the downhill and finished third in the super-G last year in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last year.
Universal HD will televise the downhill on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and presents coverage of the super-G on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
NBCSports.com and the NBCSports app will live-stream the downhill Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET, and the super-G on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET.
TOYOTA U.S. GRAND PRIX SNOWBOARD-CROSS – SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBC
This weekend’s Toyota U.S. Grand Prix event in Solitude, Utah, on NBC marks the first snowboard-cross World Cup event in the states since 2012. The U.S. will be led by two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott, 2006 Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Alex Deibold.
Todd Harris (play-by-play) calls the action from Solitude alongside Todd Richards (analyst) and Tina Dixon (reporter).
CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA RETURNS FOR THIRD SEASON ON NBCSN TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET
Curling Night in America returns for a third consecutive season tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event delivers the stone on more than 150 hours of curling coverage that will air on NBCSN, Universal HD, and NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, highlighted by the World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships in March and April. Click here for more information.
NBC SPORTS GROUP PRESENTS 30 HOURS OF U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND
Olympians Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold highlight NBC Sports Group’s 30 hours of coverage of the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Coverage begins today live in primetime at 5:30 p.m. ET with the pairs’ short program on NBCSN followed by the ladies’ short program at 9:30 p.m. ET. NBC hosts live coverage throughout the weekend, beginning this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. ET with the pairs’ free and free dance programs, continuing in primetime at 8 p.m. ET with the ladies’ free skate. Click here for more information.
Following is NBC Sports Group’s FIS World Cup coverage this weekend:
|Fri., January 20||Ski Jumping Women’s Normal Hill – Zao||Streaming*||3 a.m.|
|Men’s Super-G – Kitzbuehel||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Snowboarding Slopestyle – Laax||Streaming*||7:30 a.m.|
|Men’s Super-G – Kitzbuehel**||Universal HD||2:30 p.m.|
|Sat., January 21||Ski Jumping Women’s Normal Hill – Zao||Streaming*||3 a.m.|
|Women’s Downhill – Garmisch||Streaming&||4:15 a.m.|
|Women’s Cross-Country 10km Classical – Ulricehamn||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Men’s Downhill – Kitzbuehel||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Nordic Combined Indiv. Large Hill – Chaux-Neuve||Streaming*||7:30 a.m.|
|Snowboarding Halfpipe – Laax||Streaming*||7:30 a.m.|
|Men’s Cross-Country 15km Classical – Ulricehamn||Streaming*||8 a.m.|
|Nordic Combined 10 km||Streaming*||9:30 a.m.|
|Ski Jumping Men’s Team – Zakopane||Streaming*||10 a.m.|
|Freestyle Skiing Moguls – Val Saint-Come||Streaming*||1:30 p.m.|
|Women’s Downhill – Garmisch**||Universal HD||3 p.m.|
|Men’s Downhill – Kitzbuehel**||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sun., January 22||Men’s Slalom First Run – Kitzbuehel||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Cross-Country Women’s Relay – Ulricehamn||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Nordic Combined Indiv. Large Hill – Chaux-Neuve||Streaming*||6 a.m.|
|Women’s Super-G – Garmisch||Streaming*||6 a.m.|
|Cross-Country Men’s Relay – Ulricehamn||Streaming*||7 a.m.|
|Men’s Slalom Second Run – Kitzbuehel||Streaming*||7:30 a.m.|
|Nordic Combined 10 km – Chaux-Neuve||Streaming*||8:30 a.m.|
|Freestyle Skiing Men’s Large Hill – Zakopane||Streaming*||10 a.m.|
|U.S. Grand Prix Snowboard Cross – Solitude, Utah**||NBC||3 p.m.|
|Men’s Slalom – Kitzbuehel**||NBCSN||4 p.m.|
|Women’s Super-G**||Universal HD||6:30 p.m.|
*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
FIS WORLD CUP SKIING ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2016-17 FIS World Cup skiing season 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.
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