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Thursday, January 26th, 2017
LINDSEY VONN AND MIKAELA SHIFFRIN COMPETE IN FIS WOMEN’S WORLD CUP EVENT IN ITALY THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN
Vonn Aims to Build Off Last Weekend’s Win in Germany; NBCSN’s Coverage from Cortina D’Ampezzo Begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET
Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong Compete in Men’s World Cup Event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on NBCSN Beginning Saturday
Friday Night is Curling Night in America – Coverage Airs Tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Last Week’s Season Debut Averages Nearly 150,000 Viewers
FIL Luge World Championships – Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Followed by Four-Man Bobsled World Cup at 4:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 26, 2017 – NBC Sports Group’s Olympic Winter Sports coverage this weekend is highlighted by coverage of the FIS Women’s World Cup downhill event in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as Lindsey Vonn looks to build off of her 77th career World Cup victory last weekend in the downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to compete in Sunday’s super-G event in Italy at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
On the men’s side, Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong headline the U.S. contingent in Garmisch-Partenkirchen this weekend, with live coverage beginning Saturday at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
This weekend’s Olympic sports coverage on NBCSN also includes the second episode of Curling Night in America on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET, and the 2017 FIL World Luge Championships from Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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.
WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ALPINE SKIING IN ITALY – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON NBCSN
Lindsey Vonn won the downhill last weekend in Germany for her 77th career World Cup victory, nine shy of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark, who holds the all-time World Cup record with 86 race wins on the men’s circuit. Vonn has 11 career wins at Cortina, and swept both races there last season. Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to compete in Sunday’s super-G event, and still leads Lara Gut in the World Cup overall standings (1,053 to 923).
NBCSN’s coverage of the downhill from Cortina will air Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by the super-G on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream Saturday’s downhill at 4:30 a.m. ET, as well as Sunday’s super-G on Sunday at 5:30 a.m. ET.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and former World Cup ski racer Steve Porino (analyst) call this weekend event in Italy.
MEN’S WORLD CUP ALPINE SKIING IN GERMANY – LIVE ON NBCSN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
NBCSN presents live coverage of this weekend’s men’s World Cup alpine event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, as the season moves towards the World Championships next month in St. Moritz, Swizterland. Three-time Olympian Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong, who finished fifth in the downhill at the 2014 Sochi Games, are both expected to compete in the downhill.
Universal HD televises the first run of the downhill tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET, followed by live coverage of the second run on Saturday at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and live coverage of the giant slalom on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN.
Schlanger (play-by-play) and Porino (analyst) will provide commentary for this weekend’s event.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS CURLING NIGHT IN AMERICA – COVERAGE AIRS TOMORROW AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN’s Curling Night in America coverage continues tomorrow night at 7 p.m. ET, when 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Joe Polo and Tabitha Peterson represent Team USA in a mixed doubles match against China. The third consecutive season of Curling Night began last Thursday, as John Shuster and Team USA fell to China in the opening match of the event on the men’s side.
Last Thursday’s season premiere of Curling Night in America on NBSCN averaged nearly 150,000 viewers (148,000; 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET), and is the second most-watched Curling Night telecast to date (157,000; 2/12/16).
Jason Knapp (play-by-play), 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Pete Fenson (analyst), and Tanith White (reporter) provide commentary for all Curling Night in America telecasts. The event took place at the Duluth Curling Club, in Duluth, Minn., from Dec. 1-3. Click here for more information.
FIL LUGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & FOUR-MAN BOBSLED WORLD CUP – COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET
2014 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin seeks her first world title since 2009 at the FIL Luge World Championships on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Tucker West leads the U.S. men in Innsbruck this weekend, while the U.S. doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman, which is currently ranked third in the world, looks to build off a second-place finish in December’s World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y.
IBSF World Cup four-man bobsled action from Koenigssee, Germany, follows the FIL Luge World Championships on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, featuring three-time Olympic medalist Steven Holcomb.
Bill Doleman (play-by-play) calls the Luge World Championships with Olympian Kate Hansen (analyst), while John Morgan (play-by-play) handles commentary for this weekend’s bobsled coverage with Martin Haven (analyst).
Following is NBC Sports Group’s Olympic Winter Sports coverage this weekend:
|Fri., January 27||Two-Woman Bobsled – Koenigssee||Streaming*||4 a.m.|
|Women’s & Men’s Snowboarding Slopestyle – Seiser Alm||Streaming*||6 a.m.|
|Men’s Downhill – Garmisch||Streaming*||7 a.m.|
|Women’s Skeleton – Koenigssee||Streaming*||7:15 a.m.|
|Two-Woman Bobsled/ Women’s Skeleton – Koenigssee**||Universal HD||5 p.m.|
|Men’s Downhill – Garmisch**||Universal HD||7 p.m.|
|Curling Night in America – Team USA v. China||NBCSN||7 p.m.|
|Sat., January 28||Women’s Downhill – Cortina D’Ampezzo||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Men’s Skeleton – Koenigssee||Streaming*||4:30 a.m.|
|Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle – Seiser Alm||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Ski Jumping Women’s Normal Hill – Rasnov||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Men’s Downhill – Garmisch||NBCSN||6 a.m.|
|Women’s Downhill – Cortina D’Ampezzo**||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|Cross-Country Freestyle Sprint – Falun||Streaming*||7:30 a.m.|
|Two-Man Bobsled – Koenigssee||Streaming*||8:30 a.m.|
|Ski Jumping Men’s Team – Willingen||Streaming*||10 a.m.|
|U.S. Grand Prix Snowboard Cross (Encore)||NBC||1 p.m.|
|Freestyle Skiing Moguls – Calgary||Streaming*||3:30 p.m.|
|Men’s Skeleton/Two-Man Bobsled – Koenigssee**||Universal HD||10 p.m.|
|Sun., January 29||Curling Night in America (Encore)||NBCSN||1 a.m.|
|Men’s Giant Slalom – Garmisch||Streaming*||4:15 a.m.|
|Cross-Country Mass Start – Falun||Streaming*||5:15 a.m.|
|Women’s Super-G – Cortina D’Ampezzo||Streaming*||5:30 a.m.|
|Ski Jumping Women’s Normal Hill – Rasnov||Streaming*||6:30 a.m.|
|Four-Man Bobsled – Koenigssee||Streaming*||7 a.m.|
|Men’s Giant Slalom – Garmisch||NBCSN||7:30 a.m.|
|Ski Jumping Men’s Indiv. Large Hill – Willingen||Streaming*||9 a.m.|
|FIL Luge World Championships – Innsbruck**||NBCSN||3:30 p.m.|
|Four-Man Bobsled – Koenigssee**||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|
|Women’s Super-G – Cortina D’Ampezzo**||NBCSN||5:30 p.m.|
*NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
FIS WORLD CUP SKIING ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
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