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Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
U.S. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS CAELEB DRESSEL, JESSIE DIGGINS & TED LIGETY IN ACTION THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Seven-Time World Champion Caeleb Dressel Headlines Live Coverage of World Short Course Swimming Championships on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins Headlines FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Coverage from Davos, Switzerland
Olympians Ted Ligety & Steven Nyman Lead American Contingents in Val Gardena and Alta Badia, Italy
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 11, 2018 – U.S. Olympic gold medalists Caeleb Dressel, Ted Ligety and Jessie Diggins headline NBC Sports’ Olympic coverage this week across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Gold and the network’s various digital platforms.
Click here for a complete schedule of this week’s Olympic coverage across NBC Sports.
Events this week include:
- World Short Course Swimming Championships (Hangzhou, China)
- 2018 Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup (Val Gardena & Alta Badia)
- FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup (Davos, Switzerland)
- IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup (Winterberg, Germany)
- FIL Luge World Cup (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
- ISU Speed Skating World Cup (Heerenveen, Netherlands)
- FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup (Thaiwoo, China)
- UCI Track Cycling World Cup (London, England)
- IBU Biathlon World Cup (Hochfilzen, Austria)
- FIS Ski Jumping World Cup (Engelberg, Switzerland; Premanon, France)
WORLD SHORT COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
COVERAGE CONTINUES TODAY ON NBCSN & OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Seven-time world champion Caeleb Dressel, three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy, and 100m backstroke world record holder Kathleen Baker are expected to compete for the U.S. this week in the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China. NBC Sports’ coverage continues today on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Dressel won seven gold medals at last year’s World Championships, tying Michael Phelps for the most gold medals at a single World Championships. He is expected to compete in four individual events this week. Murphy will compete in all three backstroke events, while Baker will swim in a team-high five events, including the 100m backstroke, in which she currently holds the long-course world record.
Jason Knapp calls the action, joined by analyst and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines.
Click here for a complete schedule and additional details.
FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP – VAL GARDENA & ALTA BADIA, ITALY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 6 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA AND NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SNOW PASS”
NBC Sports’ coverage of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup season continues this week with men’s races in Italy. Olympians Steven Nyman and Travis Ganong are expected to headline the U.S. men’s speed team in Val Gardena, while two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety is expected to lead the Americans in giant slalom in Alta Badia. The women’s speed races originally scheduled for Val d’lsere, France, have been rescheduled for Dec. 18 – 19 in Val Gardena, Italy.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Steve Porino will call this weekend’s action.
FIS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA AND NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SNOW PASS”
The FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup circuit continues from Davos, Switzerland, as 2018 Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins leads the American women, along with two-time Olympians Sophie Caldwell and Sadie Bjornsen, who earned a podium finish in the first World Cup sprint of the year on November 30. Two-time Olympian Erik Bjornsen is expected to lead the American men.
Bill Doleman (play-by-play) and Chad Salmela will call this weekend’s cross-country skiing action.