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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN HEADLINES THIS WEEK’S OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Shiffrin Aims for First Victory of Season; With a Win Shiffrin Breaks Tie with Ingemar Stenmark for Most Career Slalom Victories
Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Gymnastics Apparatus World Cup, Speed Skating World Cup, Cyclo-Cross World Cup, Luge World Cup, European Curling Championships, and Ski Jumping World Cup
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 20, 2019 – Three-time Olympic medalist Mikaela Shiffrin headlines the alpine skiing World Cup, highlighting this week’s NBC Sports Olympic programming.
Shiffrin, who set a record with 17 World Cup wins last season, looks for her first victory of the 2019-20 season this weekend when men’s and women’s slalom races take place in Levi, Finland. Shiffrin has 40 career World Cup slalom wins, tied with Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark for the most all-time.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present live television coverage at 7 a.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday. NBC Sports Gold will present the races live on Saturday at 4 a.m. ET and 7 a.m. ET. The men’s slalom event takes place this Sunday, Nov. 24, at 4 a.m. ET and 7 a.m. ET live on NBC Sports Gold.
NBCSN presents coverage of the women’s slalom event this Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. ET.
All coverage on NBC and NBCSN will stream 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:
GRAND PRIX OF FIGURE SKATING – RUSSIA & JAPAN
LIVE COVERAGE OF GRAND PRIX JAPAN THIS THURSDAY-SATURDAY ON NBC SPORTS GOLD; NBC PRESENTS COVERAGE OF GRAND PRIX JAPAN ON SUNDAY
ENCORE OF GRAND PRIX RUSSIA CONTINUES ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
NBC Sports Gold presents live coverage of Grand Prix Japan beginning this Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET with the rhythm dance and short programs, which continue overnight until Friday at 6:40 a.m. ET. Live coverage on NBC Sports Gold continues from Friday night at 10:15 p.m. ET through Saturday morning ET with free dance and free skate programs.
NBC Sports presents coverage of Grand Prix Japan on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will call the action on NBC, alongside Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and U.S. champion Johnny Weir.
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and 2014 U.S. Olympian Jason Brown highlight the men’s field in Japan, while 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova takes on her 16-year-old training mate, Aliona Kostornaya, in the ladies’ event.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents encore coverage of Grand Prix Russia this week featuring every skater in every discipline. Coverage continues tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 20, with the ladies’ short program at 8 p.m. ET and tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 21, with the pairs’ short program at 8 p.m. ET and pair’s free skate at 9 p.m. ET. Andrea Joyce called the action, joined by 2014 Olympic ice dance gold medalist Charlie White.
GYMNASTICS APPARATUS WORLD CUP – COTTBUS, GERMANY
TV COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, NOV. 23, AT 8:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
The fifth of eight individual apparatus World Cups, which factor into Olympic qualification, will take place this weekend in Cottbus, Germany. At the end of the apparatus World Cup series in March, the athlete with the most points on each apparatus (four for women, six for men) will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. 2016 Olympic team alternate Donnell Whittenburg and 2018 world team member Colin Van Wicklen are expected to compete for the United States men in Cottbus.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage on Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 8:30 p.m. ET. OlympicChannel.com will present live coverage of the event at 8 a.m. ET on both days.
SPEED SKATING WORLD CUP – TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, POLAND
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS TV COVERAGE BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ET
The speed skating World Cup season continues this week in Poland as two-time Olympian and 2018 Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist Brittany Bowe and two-time Olympian and 2017 mass start world champion Joey Mantia are expected to headline the American contingent. Bowe, who won at last week’s World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus, is the current world champion and world record holder in the 1000m.
NBC Sports Gold presents live coverage this Friday at 10 a.m. ET and this Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents television coverage of the three-day event at 8:30 p.m. ET this Friday and at 10:30 p.m. ET this Saturday and Sunday.
CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP – KOKSIJDE, BELGIUM
LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL.COM AND NBC SPORTS GOLD THIS SUNDAY BEGINNING AT 7:30 A.M. ET
The Cyclo-Cross World Cup season continues with the fifth stop of the series this weekend in Koksijde, Belgium. Cyclo-cross, a non-Olympic discipline, combines cycling, steeplechase and NASCAR all into one, with athletes racing around a circuit course with steep hills, difficult descents, mud, grass, sand and dirt. The United States is currently ranked third in the overall nation standings on both the men’s and women’s sides. American Kaitie Keough is the top-ranked American in the individual standings this season.
OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage this Sunday, Nov. 24, with the Women’s Elite at 7:30 a.m. ET and the Men’s Elite at 9 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents television coverage on Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.
LUGE WORLD CUP – INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
NBCSN PRESENTS COVERAGE OF WOMEN’S SINGLES EVENT THIS SUNDAY AT 4:30 P.M. ET
The luge World Cup season kicks off this weekend in Innsbruck, Austria. 2018 Olympic silver medalist Chris Mazdzer is expected to compete in both singles and doubles this season, with two-time Olympian Jayson Terdiman as his doubles teammate. Two-time Olympian Summer Britcher, who has the most World Cup singles victories (five) all-time in USA Luge history, is expected to headline the American women.
NBCSN presents coverage of the women’s singles event this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents television coverage at 5:30 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET, while OlympicChannel.com will live stream events. For a full schedule, click here.
EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN
LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA CONCLUDES WITH MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLD MEDAL GAMES THIS SATURDAY
The 2019 European Curling Championships, which will be used as a qualification event for the 2020 World Championships, conclude this weekend in Helsingborg, Sweden. Seven men’s teams (excluding Worlds host Scotland) and six women’s teams will earn berths to next year’s World Championships. Led by 2018 Olympic gold medalist Anna Hasselborg, Sweden’s women’s team won the European title last season, while Scotland won the men’s tournament.
Live coverage continues this week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and culminates on Saturday, Nov. 23, with the men’s and women’s gold medal games on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. For a full schedule, click here.
SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – WISLA, POLAND
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS TELEVISION COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 7 P.M. ET
The ski jumping World Cup season continues with men’s team and individual competitions in Wisla, Poland, this weekend. 2018 Olympian Kevin Bickner, who was the top finisher for the U.S. men at the 2019 World Championships, is expected to lead the American men this season.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage this Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. ET on both days. NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com will also provide live coverage this weekend, beginning Friday, Nov. 22, at 11:55 a.m. ET.
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