FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST SHANI DAVIS & WORLD RECORD HOLDER HEATHER BERGSMA HIGHLIGHT ISU WORLD SINGLE DISTANCES SPEED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK ON NBCSN
Coverage Begins Tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Continues Throughout the Weekend, Culminating This Sunday at 5 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 9, 2017 – As a part of NBC Sports Group’s 100 coverage hours of 2018 Olympic test events from South Korea, NBCSN presents coverage of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, beginning today, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. ET. Coverage of the event continues throughout the weekend, culminating this Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Shani Davis, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1000m and a two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 1500m, and 2014 U.S. Olympian Joey Mantia, who had reached the World Cup podium seven times in the 1500m (six in the last two seasons), highlight the field in the men’s 1000m and 1500m.
Two-time U.S. Olympian Heather Bergsma, the world record-holder in the 1500m, will attempt to win her first world titles in her signature events — the 1000m and 1500m. Bergsma trains alongside her husband, Jorrit Bergsma, the 2014 Olympic gold medalist in the 10,000m who will also be competing in Gangneung, South Korea.
Steve Schlanger calls the action, joined by analyst and Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
Following is the schedule for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships:
|Thurs., Feb. 9||5 p.m.||ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships||NBCSN|
|Fri., Feb. 10||12 p.m.||ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships||NBCSN|
|Sat., Feb. 11||6:30 p.m.||ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 12||5 p.m.||ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships||NBCSN|