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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
NATHAN CHEN HEADLINES NBC SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF GRAND PRIX FRANCE, HIGHLIGHTING OLYMPIC SPORTS PROGRAMMING THIS WEEK
Live Coverage of Grand Prix France Begins Friday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes World Cup Short Track, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding World Cup, FISE Action Sports, Pacific-Asia Curling Championships, and UCI Track Cycling World Cup
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 30, 2019 – Two-time reigning men’s figure skating world champion Nathan Chen headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of Grand Prix France this week, beginning with the men’s short program on Friday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass.” NBC Sports will present coverage of the event on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
Grand Prix France is the third event of the 2019 Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, which comprises six events where skaters earn points toward qualifying for the Grand Prix Final in December.
Chen headlines the men’s field, as he looks to qualify for his fourth straight Grand Prix Final after a resounding win at Skate America earlier this month. Chen faces 2018 Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno from Japan. 2018 Olympic champion Alina Zagitova highlights the ladies’ event, and will compete against top American and two-time U.S. bronze medalist Mariah Bell.
Live coverage begins this Friday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. ET and continues Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8:15 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Television coverage airs Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. Terry Gannon handles play-by-play Sunday on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir. Click here for the full schedule.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present encore coverage of Grand Prix France next week featuring every skater. Encore coverage begins Monday, Nov. 4 through Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White calls the action, joined by 2014 Olympic team event bronze medalist Ashley Wagner and Ben Agosto for ice dance.
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Coverage on NBC will livestream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will stream on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app, in addition to NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Coverage of Olympic Sports on NBC Sports Group platforms is a presentation of Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Additional Olympic sports programming this week includes:
ISU World Cup Short Track: NBC Sports’ coverage of the ISU World Cup Short Track season kicks off this weekend in Salt Lake City. Olympians Maame Biney and Ryan Pivirotto will lead Team USA at the fall World Cup events. TV coverage begins on Saturday night at midnight on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBCSN also presents coverage on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
FIS Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding World Cup: The Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding World Cup season continues this weekend with a big air competition in Modena, Italy. NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Snowboarding World Cup this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET, and live coverage of the Freestyle Skiing World Cup this Sunday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold.
FISE Action Sports: TV coverage of FISE Action Sports begins this Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. ET and continues Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Top U.S. contender Justin Dowell won the 2018 UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships and currently sits in first in this year’s rankings.
Pacific-Asia Curling Championships: The Pacific-Asia Curling Championships for women’s and men’s teams from the World Curling Federation’s Pacific-Asia zone serve as a qualifier for the World Curling Championships and World Qualification Event. NBC Sports’ coverage of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships kicks off this weekend, with live TV coverage beginning Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
UCI Track Cycling World Cup: The first round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup kicks off this weekend from Minsk, Belarus. TV coverage begins this Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
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