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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MIKAELA SHIFFRIN CONTINUES RECORD-SETTING RUN IN START OF 2019 ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Live Coverage of the Alpine Skiing World Cup Continues Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass”
Shiffrin is Three Wins Shy of Tying for Sixth-Most Career World Cup Wins Ever
Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins Headlines the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup’s 13th Annual Tour de Ski
Additional Events Include: Ski Jumping World Cup (Four Hills Tournament), Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup & Luge World Cup
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 2, 2019 – Three-time Olympic medalist Mikaela Shiffrin continues her record-setting alpine skiing World Cup season on Saturday, Jan. 5, from Zagreb, Croatia, highlighting NBC Sports’ Olympic coverage this week.
After her slalom victory in Semmering, Austria last weekend, Shiffrin now has the most career World Cup slalom wins by a woman (36) and the most World Cup wins in a calendar year (15). The 23-year-old is the youngest skier to reach 50 World Cup wins and is currently three wins shy of tying Hermann Maier (54) for the sixth-most career World Cup wins ever.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” presents live coverage from Zagreb, Croatia, starting with the women’s slalom on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7 a.m. ET and the men’s slalom on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6:15 a.m. ET. Live TV coverage begins on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET with the women’s slalom races and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET with the men’s slalom races.
Coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
Additional events this week across NBC Sports include:
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – TOUR DE SKI
COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW FROM OBERSTDORF, GERMANYAT 7A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA & NBC SPORTS GOLD
The cross-country skiing World Cup season continues with the 13th annual Tour de Ski, a multi-stage World Cup event modeled after cycling’s Tour de France. The Tour de Ski will continue this week from Oberstdorf, Germany and conclude this weekend in Val di Fiemme, Italy. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins, who became the first American to finish on the Tour de Ski podium when she placed third last season, is currently in fourth place in the competition standings after finishing third in the sprint yesterday. Two-time Olympian Sadie Bjornsen joins Diggins in the women’s competition.
SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – INNSBRUCK & BISCHOFSHOFEN, AUSTRIA
COVERAGE BEGINS THURSDAY AT 8 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
The ski jumping World Cup season continues with the Four Hills Tournament, which consists of four competitions in Germany and Austria in a cumulative point-scoring format. Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi currently leads the tournament standings after the first two events in Germany. 2018 Olympian Kevin Bickner is the only American in the field. This weekend’s live coverage begins from Austria tomorrow at 8 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.
BOBSLED AND SKELETON WORLD CUP – ALTENBERG, GERMANY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The third event of the bobsled and skeleton World Cup will feature three-time Olympic bobsled medalist Elana Meyers Taylor and Brittany Reinbolt, the top Americans in the current women’s standings. On the men’s side, two-time Olympic gold medalist Francesco Friedrich of Germany currently leads the two-man and four-man bobsled rankings.
LUGE WORLD CUP – KOENIGSSEE, GERMANY
COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer will compete in men’s singles and men’s doubles with two-time Olympian Jayson Terdiman, who was his junior doubles partner. Mazdzer and Terdiman currently sit fifth in the overall doubles standings after finishing second in the Lake Placid sprint in December. Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher, currently third in the overall World Cup rankings, leads the American women.