FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN AND LINDSEY VONN HEADLINE 40 HOURS OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OVER NEXT TWO WEEKS ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA Showcases Shiffrin’s Record-Setting 2018-19 Season With 25 Hours of Programming, Starting Mon., April 8
“Lindsey Vonn: A Legendary Career” Series Begins Tues., April 16 with 15 Hours of Archival Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 3, 2019 – Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will celebrate two of the most distinguished U.S. winter Olympic athletes of all time — Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn — with 40 hours of alpine skiing programming from April 8-19 that highlight Shiffrin’s record-setting 2018-19 season and Vonn’s historic 15-year career.
Beginning on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET and continuing through April 12, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will commemorate Shiffrin’s historic 2018-19 alpine skiing season with 25 hours of primetime programming. Coverage of Shiffrin’s record-setting 2018-19 season includes 20 races, including her 17 alpine skiing World Cup wins and three medal-winning performances at the FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden.
Shiffrin, only 24 years old, has amassed two Olympic gold medals, 60 World Cup victories, and is the three-time reigning overall World Cup champion. Her 2018-19 season includes World Cup titles in the slalom, giant slalom, super-G and the overall title. Her 17 World Cup victories in a single season broke Vreni Schneider’s 30-year record.
The following week, starting on Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present a new series, “Lindsey Vonn: A Legendary Career.” The series spans 15 seasons, showcasing15 hours of archival coverage and 12 of her most notable races. The extensive coverage spans from her first World Cup victory in 2004 at Lake Louise to her final race at the 2019 World Championships, where she earned bronze in the downhill. In her momentous career, Vonn won a total of 82 World Cup races – the most by a woman and second-most all time – and earned three Olympic medals (a gold and two bronze).
All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app.
Click here for the full schedule of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’s coverage of Mikaela Shiffrin’s record-breaking 2018-19 season.
Click here for the full schedule of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’s coverage of Lindsey Vonn’s remarkable career.
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