FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
LINDSEY VONN TO COMPETE IN FINAL RACE OF HISTORIC CAREER THIS SUNDAY ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Vonn to Conclude Career in Downhill at World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, at 6:25 a.m. ET Live on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, with Encore on NBC at 3 p.m. ET
Downhill Will Stream Live on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel App, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports App, and NBC Sports Gold
“One of America’s truly great champions.” – Mike Tirico
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 6, 2019 – Lindsey Vonn, the winningest woman in alpine skiing World Cup history, will compete in the final race of her career when she participates in the downhill at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden, on Sunday, Feb. 10, live at 6:25 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Streaming coverage will be available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. An encore will air later in the day on NBC at 3 p.m. ET and will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
The race will also stream live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass,” NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer subscription package that gives fans access to live and on-demand domestic and international competitions of seven Olympic winter sports through April 2019, including all events of the World Alpine Skiing Championships through Sunday, Feb. 17.
In preparation for Sunday’s race, Vonn will compete in the downhill portion of the super combined event on Friday at 4:55 a.m. ET, but is not expected to participate in the slalom. This event will be broadcast live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Vonn is among the world’s most decorated skiers of all time. Over the course of her career, she won 82 World Cup races, which is the most by a woman and second-most all time, behind only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden (86). Participating in four Olympic Winter Games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018), Vonn amassed three Olympic medals, including gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where she became the first American woman to win Olympic downhill gold. She is one of only seven women to have won World Cup races in all five major disciplines of alpine skiing – downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined. She is a four-time winner of the overall World Cup title and has won a women’s record 16 World Cup discipline titles in her career. She will look to add to her seven world championships medals in Sunday’s downhill.
Click here for a video tribute that will air this weekend across NBC Sports, narrated by Tim Layden.
Below are some thoughts and reflections on the illustrious career and legacy of Vonn from NBC Sports commentators and executives:
Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production & Programming: “Lindsey Vonn’s historic success as the greatest ski racer in American history speaks for itself, but her legacy means so much more. In all of our years covering the Olympic Games and Olympic sports, we have never encountered a tougher, more fearless competitor. She’s been an inspiration for so many young athletes, young women in particular, and it’s been our privilege to share her remarkable story over all these years, from teen sensation through this closing chapter at the World Championships.”
Mike Tirico, NBC Olympics Primetime Host: “True greatness in sports needs no qualifiers. Lindsey’s incredible record, achieved in the face of great adversity, forever cements her as one of America’s truly great champions.”
Dan Hicks, NBC Olympics Alpine Skiing Play-by-Play: “Of all the athletes I’ve had the privilege of covering, Lindsey Vonn is without a doubt the most fearless. In a sport which demands unwavering confidence, even in the wake of potential serious injury at every turn, no one has come back from the countless setbacks she’s endured with more determination only to climb back to the top of the podium time after time. She’s truly embodied the definition of a champion.”
Steve Porino, NBC Sports Alpine Skiing Analyst: “She took the sport of alpine skiing to a place it hadn’t been nor had it been imagined. At her peak, she was uncontestable in downhill and super-G, and her will is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. There is no question that Lindsey Vonn is the greatest female skier of all-time and she is the greatest speed skier of all-time.”
|Fri., Feb. 9||Super Combined – Downhill||4:55 a.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app & NBC Sports Gold|
|Super Combined – Downhill*||9 a.m.||NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app & NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Feb. 10||Downhill||6:25 a.m.||NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com, Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app & NBC Sports Gold|
|Downhill*||3 p.m.||NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app & NBC Sports Gold|
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