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Monday, November 27th, 2017

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS LINDSEY VONN & MIKAELA SHIFFRIN HIGHLIGHT COVERAGE THIS WEEK ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

2010 Olympic Downhill Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn Highlights Saturday’s Live Alpine Skiing World Cup Coverage from Lake Louise at 2:30 p.m. ET

Alpine Skiing, Speed Skating, Cross-Country Skiing & Ski Jumping Among Featured Sports This Week On Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

2017 double-world champion Heather Bergsma and 1000m World Record Holder Brittany Bowe Highlight Friday’s ISU World Cup Speed Skating Coverage at 10 p.m. ET

Coverage Streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app

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Following are programming highlights from this week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA:

FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin are expected to highlight coverage of the first women’s speed events of the year this weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta. Vonn has won 18 career World Cup races in Lake Louise, 10 more than anyone else in history. She is expected to compete in both the downhill and Super-G.

The men’s alpine skiing season continues with the Birds of Prey from Beaver Creek, Colo. Men’s skiers will compete in both technical and speed events throughout the weekend, highlighted by two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, who is expected to compete in the Super-G and giant slalom. Travis Ganong, who finished fifth in downhill in Sochi, is expected to compete in the speed events (Super-G, downhill). The international field will be highlighted by Norwegians Aksel Lund Svindal, Alexander Aamodt Kilde and Kjetil Jansrud, who all finished in the top-six in both speed events in Lake Louise this weekend.

Dan Hicks will call the Birds of Prey from Beaver Creek, joined by analysts Bode Miller, the most decorated skier in U.S. Olympic history, former World Cup skier Steve Porino and reporter Carolyn Manno.

Steve Schlanger calls the action from Lake Louise, Alberta, alongside four-time Olympian A.J. Kitt.

Date Time (ET) Event
Fri., Dec. 1 12:30 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Men’s Super-G (LIVE on NBCSN)
  2:30 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Downhill (LIVE on NBCSN)
  6 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Downhill*
  8:30 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Men’s Super-G*
Sat., Dec. 2 1 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Men’s Downhill (LIVE)
  2:30 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Downhill (LIVE on NBCSN)
  4 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Downhill*
Sun., Dec. 3 1 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Women’s Super-G (LIVE)
  2:30 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup – Men’s Giant Slalom (LIVE)

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

ISU WORLD CUP SPEED SKATING
COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 10 P.M. ET

The World Cup speed skating season continues with the third stop of the circuit in Calgary as skaters gear up for the Olympics and attempt to earn quota spots for their countries.

Two-time Olympian and 2017 double-world champion Heather Bergsma, 1000m world record holder Brittany Bowe and 2017 mass start world champion Joey Mantia are expected to lead the Americans.

Jim Watson calls the event alongside three-time Olympic medalist Joey Cheek.

Date Time (ET) Event
Fri., Dec. 1 10 p.m. ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Day 1*
Sat., Dec. 2 9 p.m. ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Day 2*
Sun., Dec. 3 9 p.m. ISU World Cup Speed Skating – Day 3*

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

FIS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 5:30 A.M. ET

The cross-country skiing World Cup season continues in Lillehammer, Norway, as athletes build up to the Olympics, where the U.S. will be aiming to win its first ever Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing.

2014 Olympian Jessie Diggins, who won two medals at the 2017 World Championships, four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall, 2014 Olympian Sophie Caldwell and 2017 world bronze medalist Sadie Bjornsen are expected to lead the American women.

Bill Seward calls the event alongside analyst Johnny Spillane, a three-time Olympic silver medalist in Nordic Combined.

Date Time (ET)   Event
Sat., Dec. 2 5:30 a.m. FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup – Men’s & Women’s Sprint (LIVE)
Sun., Dec. 3 4 a.m. FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup – Women’s Skiathlon (LIVE)
  5:45 a.m. FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup – Men’s Skiathlon**

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

IBU BIATHLON WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 4 P.M. ET

The biathlon World Cup season is underway in Ostersund, Sweden. Lowell Bailey – who was the first American to qualify for the 2018 Olympic team – is the reigning world champion in the men’s individual 20km. Vermont native Susan Dunklee – the first American woman to qualify for the Pyeongchang Games and the first American woman to win an individual medal at a world championships – could be a medal contender in the women’s 7.5km sprint.

Bill Seward calls the event alongside analyst Johnny Spillane, a three-time Olympic silver medalist in Nordic Combined.

Date Time (ET) Event
Wed., Nov. 29 11:05 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Women’s Individual 15km**
Thurs., Nov. 30 11:05 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Men’s Individual 20km**
Fri., Dec. 1 11:45 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Women’s 7.5km Sprint**
  4 p.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Men’s 20km Individual*
  5 p.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Women’s 7.5km Sprint*
Sat., Dec. 2 8:45 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Men’s 10km Sprint**
Sun., Dec. 3 7:15 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Women’s 10km Pursuit**
  9:15 a.m. IBU Biathlon World Cup – Men’s 12.5km Pursuit**

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app


FIS FREESTYLE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 12 P.M. ET

Coverage of the FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding World Cup season continues this Friday in Monchengladbach, Germany, with the men’s and women’s big air competitions.

Date Time (ET) Event
Fri., Dec. 1 12 p.m. FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup – Big Air (LIVE)
Sat., Dec. 2 7 p.m. FIS Snowboarding World Cup – Big Air*

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app


FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. ET

World Cup ski jumping continues in Lillehammer with the first women’s individual and team competitions of the season. 2013 world champion and Sochi Olympian Sarah Hendrickson is expected to lead the American women. Russia hosts the third leg of the men’s season in Nizhny Tagil.

Bill Spaulding calls the event joined by 2014 Olympian and analyst Jessica Jerome.

Date Time (ET) Event
Fri. Dec. 1 9 a.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Men’s Individual Qualifying**
  7 p.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Women’s Individual*
Sat., Dec. 2 10:15 a.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Men’s Individual**
  5 p.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Women’s Individual*
Sun., Dec. 3 10 a.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Men’s Individual**
  7:30 p.m. FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Women’s Individual*

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS – NOV. 27 – DEC. 3

Date Time (ET) Event
Tues., Nov. 28 8:30 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
Wed., Nov. 29 7 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
Thurs., Nov. 30 7 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
  10 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
Fri., Dec. 1 7 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
Sat., Dec. 2 4:15 a.m. FIS Nordic Combined World Cup**
  7:45 a.m. FIS Nordic Combined World Cup – Team 4x5km**
  11:30 a.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
  7:30 p.m. ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships**
Sun., Dec. 3 3 a.m. FIS Nordic Combined World Cup**
  8 a.m. FIS Nordic Combined World Cup – Individual Gundersen 10km**
  4 p.m. UCI Track Cycling World Cup (LIVE)

*denotes same day delay/encore presentation
**Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app

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