FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
2014 ISU GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING SERIES CONTINUES WITH GRAND PRIX FRANCE THIS SUN. AT 4 PM ET ON NBC
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Steve Schlanger Host the Two-Hour Telecast
Analyst Tracy Wilson On-Site in Bordeaux, France
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 20, 2014 – NBC continues its coverage of the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series with Grand Prix France. Coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates begins this Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. ET.
Americans competing in Bordeaux include 2014 Olympic team bronze medalist Ashley Wagner and 2011 U.S. silver medalist Richard Dornbush, both making their second appearances during the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Wagner finished second at Skate Canada and Dornbush finished third at Grand Prix China.
Highlighting the international field are 2014 Olympic team gold medalist Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia, who finished second at 2014 Grand Prix China, 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America champion Elena Radionova of Russia, and 2014 World silver medalist and 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America champion Tatsuki Machida of Japan.
COMMENTATORS: Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger will host coverage. Analyst Tracy Wilson will report on-site from Meriadeck Ice Rink in Bordeaux, France.
The Grand Prix Series, now in its 20th season, consists of six international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Approximately 200 athletes from 25 countries are expected to participate in the series. The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the 2014 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, set for Dec. 11-14, in Barcelona, Spain.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets, will stream NBC’s coverage of Grand Prix France. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
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