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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
2018 PYEONGCHANG QUALIFIERS CHLOE KIM AND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JAMIE ANDERSON HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ WINTER SPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEKEND
NBC to Present Live U.S. Olympic Ski Jumping Trials This Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
2014 Olympic Slalom Gold Medalist and Reigning Overall World Cup Champion Mikaela Shiffrin Highlights This Week’s Live Alpine Skiing World Cup Coverage Starting Thursday at 5:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
2017 World Bronze Medalist Sadie Bjornsen is Expected to Lead American Women at Tour de Ski in Switzerland With Live Coverage Starting This Saturday at 7 a.m. ET
Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 27, 2017 – NBC Sports Group will present more than 25 hours of Olympic winter sports coverage this weekend across NBC, NBCSN, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Coverage will also be available on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app, featuring highlights from the 2017 Dew Tour’s team event and the snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle competitions from Breckenridge, Colo., as well as live coverage of the U.S. Olympic ski jumping trials on NBC.
Top U.S. athletes and PyeongChang Winter Olympic hopefuls slated to be featured this weekend throughout NBC Sports’ Olympic winter sports coverage include:
- 17-year-old phenom snowboarder Chloe Kim
- 2014 Olympic snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson
- Three-time Olympic snowboard halfpipe medalist Kelly Clark
- 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin
- 2017 world cross-country skiing bronze medalist Sadie Bjornsen
- Four-time cross-country skiing Olympian Kikkan Randall
This week’s coverage also features alpine skiing from Lienz, Austria, and Bormio, Italy; cross-country skiing from Lenzerheide, Switzerland; and the Four Hills ski jumping tournament from Oberstdorf, Germany.
In addition, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will continue its presentation of the “Olympic Skating Spectacular,” featuring more than 30 hours of figure skating action from four different Olympic Winter Games. “Olympic Skating Spectacular” programming highlights many iconic Olympic moments, including nine medals (three gold) won by U.S. figure skaters across the four Olympics, every free skate from the past four Games, and the final night of competition from the team event at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. For more information, click here.
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DEW TOUR BRECKENRIDGE 2017
COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2017 Dew Tour from Breckenridge continues this weekend, with encore coverage of the team event on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, and snowboarding halfpipe and slopestyle events on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The competition serves as one of the U.S. Olympic team qualifying events for snowboarding and freestyle skiing.
Competitors include 17-year-old phenom Chloe Kim, who secured her spot at the Olympics with her second win of the season; three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark, who finished second behind Kim; 2014 slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson, who qualified for her second Olympics with a second-place finish; and newcomer Jake Pates, who won his first major event by landing a backside double McTwist 1260 with a tail grab.
Todd Harris hosts coverage on NBC from Breckenridge Ski Resort. Harris will be joined by analyst Todd Richards and reporter Tina Dixon. Analyst Luke Van Valin joins Sunday’s coverage.
U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – SKI JUMPING
LIVE COVERAGE THIS SUNDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials continues with live ski jumping this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. The male and female athletes that finish first in Sunday’s competition will be named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic ski jumping team, while the remaining spots will be determined in January.
Nita Englund, who is the top American woman heading into trials, and 2013 world champion and 2014 Olympian Sarah Hendrickson are expected to headline the women’s competition. The men’s event features a tight competition between 2015 U.S. silver medalist Kevin Bickner, 2015 U.S. champion Mike Glasder and William Rhoads.
Paul Burmeister calls the action from Park City, Utah, joined by three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane and Abby Chin.
FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
This week’s coverage of the FIS alpine skiing World Cup season kicks off tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and features the men’s downhill from Bormio, Italy, followed by the women’s slalom from Lienz, Austria, at 7 a.m. ET.
2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist and reigning overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to highlight coverage of the women’s alpine skiing slalom and giant slalom competitions this week from Lienz, Austria, on Olympic Channel Home of Team USA. Coverage begins tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET, as Shiffrin goes head-to-head with rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia in the slalom. Then on Friday, she faces reigning world champion Tessa Worley of France and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany in the giant slalom at 7 a.m. ET.
Coverage of the men’s alpine skiing season on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA continues tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. ET from Bormio, Italy, with live coverage of the men’s downhill. 2014 Olympian Travis Ganong highlights the men’s American downhill field, while Jared Goldberg and Bryce Bennett are expected to highlight Friday’s live coverage of the men’s combined at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and 2010 Olympian Will Brandenburg (analyst) will handle the call for both events.
|Thurs., Dec. 28||4:30 a.m.||Women’s Slalom – Lienz, Austria (Run 1)||Streaming*|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||5:30 a.m.||Men’s Downhill – Bormio, Italy (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||7 a.m.||Women’s Giant Slalom – Lienz, Austria (Run 2 – LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||Noon||Men’s Downhill – Bormio, Italy**||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Dec. 28||1 p.m.||Women’s Slalom – Lienz, Austria**||NBCSN|
|Fri., Dec. 29||4:30 a.m.||Women’s Giant Slalom – Lienz, Austria (Run 1)||Streaming*|
|Fri., Dec. 29||5:30 a.m.||Men’s Combined – Bormio, Italy (Run 1)||Streaming*|
|Fri., Dec. 29||7 a.m.||Women’s Giant Slalom – Lienz, Austria (Run 2 – LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Dec. 29||8:30 a.m.||Men’s Combined – Bormio, Italy (Run 2 – LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., Dec. 29||Noon||Women’s Giant Slalom – Lienz, Austria**||NBCSN|
*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same day delayed
FIS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – TOUR DE SKI
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 7 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Coverage of the cross-country skiing World Cup season continues this weekend with the first stages of the Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. This year’s iteration of the annual Tour de Ski will last seven stages over three venues across nine days.
Expected to lead the American women are: 2017 world bronze medalist Sadie Bjornsen, who has two podium finishes so far this season; 2014 Olympian Jessie Diggins, who won two medals at the 2017 World Championships and is currently sixth in the World Cup rankings; four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall; and 2014 Olympian Sophie Caldwell.
Bill Seward calls the event alongside former U.S. Biathlon team member and analyst Chad Salmela.
|Sat., Dec. 30||7 a.m.||Men’s & Women’s Sprint (LIVE)|
|Sun., Dec. 31||4:30 a.m.||Men’s 15km Mass Start|
|Sun., Dec. 31||9 a.m.||Women’s 10km|
|Mon., Jan. 1||5 a.m.||Women’s 10km Pursuit|
|Mon., Jan. 1||7 a.m.||Men’s 15km Pursuit|
FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – FOUR HILLS TOURNAMENT
COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The World Cup ski jumping season continues from Oberstdorf, Germany, for the first stop of the annual Four Hills Tournament, which takes place at four different hills throughout Germany and Austria over the course of eight days. Reigning world champion Stefan Kraft of Austria and last year’s tournament winner, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland, are expected to compete.
Bill Spaulding calls the event joined by 2014 Olympian and analyst Jessica Jerome.
|Sat., Dec. 30||10:30 a.m.||Men’s HS 137 – Qualification*|
|Sat., Dec. 30||5:30 p.m.||Men’s HS 137**|
|Sun., Dec. 31||8 a.m.||Men’s HS 142 – Qualification*|
|Mon., Jan. 1||3 p.m.||Men’s HS 142**|
*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same day delayed
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s 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.
ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
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