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Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN AND JESSIE DIGGINS HEADLINE THIS WEEK’S OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS
After Last Week’s Victory, Shiffrin Has Most Career Slalom Victories (41) in World Cup History
Women’s Slalom & Giant Slalom at Killington, Vermont, This Week; Only U.S. Alpine Event on Women’s Circuit This Season
2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins Highlights Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Ruka, Finland
Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes Grand Prix of Figure Skating, Short Track World Cup, Luge World Cup, Biathlon World Cup, Track Cycling World Cup, Ski Jumping World Cup, and World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 26, 2019 – Mikaela Shiffrin, the winningest slalom skier in World Cup history, headlines the alpine skiing World Cup in Killington, Vermont, highlighting this week’s NBC Sports Olympic programming.
Shiffrin, who set a single-season record with 17 World Cup wins last season, is fresh off her victory last week in Levi, Finland, which broke her tie with Ingemar Stenmark for the most career slalom wins (41) in World Cup competition. Shiffrin has won the slalom at Killington all three years in which the event has been contested.
The men’s alpine skiing World Cup takes place this weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta, as the U.S. men’s speed team is expected to be led by Bryce Bennett, who was the Americans’ top downhill skier last season.
This Saturday, Nov. 30, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the women’s giant slalom at 9:40 a.m. ET from Killington, while NBCSN has live coverage of the event at 12:30 p.m. ET. This is the only U.S. event on the women’s circuit this year.
On Sunday, NBC presents live coverage of the women’s slalom at 12:30 p.m. ET and the men’s Super G at 2 p.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA also presents live coverage of the women’s event Sunday at 9:40 a.m. ET.
Over the course of the weekend, NBC will present 4.5 hours of alpine skiing television coverage.
The cross-country skiing World Cup season begins this weekend in Ruka, Finland. 2018 Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins, who finished on five World Cup podiums last season, is expected to headline the American team.
NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com present live coverage of the event beginning this Friday, Nov. 29, at 6:20 a.m. ET, and Saturday at 3:35 a.m. ET and 5:20 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents men’s and women’s event coverage this Friday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday at 11 a.m. ET, and concludes on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBCSN features coverage of the women’s 10km on Saturday at 10 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 – SAPPORO, JAPAN
ENCORE OF GRAND PRIX JAPAN CONTINUES THIS WEEK ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu highlighted the men’s field in Japan, while 2018 Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova competed against her 16-year-old training mate, Aliona Kostornaya, in the ladies’ event.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents encore coverage of Grand Prix Japan this week featuring every skater in every discipline. Coverage continues tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 26, with the pairs’ short program at 8 p.m. ET and pairs’ free program at 9 p.m. ET. Tomorrow’s presentation features the ladies’ short program at 8 p.m. ET, with the men’s short program at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Andrea Joyce called the action, joined by three-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner.
WORLD TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING CHAMPIONSHIPS – TOKYO, JAPAN
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS TV COVERAGE BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY AT 4 P.M. ET
The World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships mark the first chance for countries to earn Olympic quota places for the 2020 Games in the trampoline discipline. Leading the U.S. contingent on trampoline will be 2016 Olympian Nicole Ahsinger on the women’s side and six-time U.S. champion Jeffrey Gluckstein for the men. Coverage will also include several non-Olympic disciplines, including synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double-mini trampoline.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents television coverage this Friday at 4 p.m. ET and on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. OlympicChannel.com will live stream events at 3 a.m. ET on both Friday and Saturday.
SHORT TRACK WORLD CUP – NAGOYA, JAPAN
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS TV COVERAGE SATURDAY AT 11:30 P.M. ET
The short track World Cup season makes its third stop this weekend with an event in Nagoya, Japan. The U.S. women’s team is expected to be highlighted by 2018 Olympian and 2019 world junior 500m champion Maame Biney as well as Kristen Santos, who finished fifth in the 1000m at the season opener in early November.
NBC Sports Gold presents live coverage this Friday at 12 a.m. ET, while Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents television coverage at 11:30 p.m. ET this Saturday, and at 7 p.m. ET this Sunday.
BIATHLON WORLD CUP – OESTERSUND, SWEDEN
LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM AND NBC SPORTS GOLD BEGINS SATURDAY AT 7 A.M. ET
The first stop of the Biathlon World Cup will take place in Oestersund, Sweden, this weekend. The U.S. team will feature 2018 Olympians Sean Doherty and Leif Nordgren for the men, while the women are expected to be led by two-time Olympian Susan Dunklee, and Clare Egan, who was the top American finisher in the World Cup standings last season.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage this Saturday with the single mixed relay at 7 a.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold continues live coverage Saturday at 8:50 a.m. ET, while an encore presentation will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 1 p.m. ET.
LUGE WORLD CUP – LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK
NBC BROADCASTS LIVE COVERAGE OF WOMEN’S SINGLES EVENT THIS SATURDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET
The luge World Cup season continues stateside this week in Lake Placid, New York. 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 finished second last week at the first World Cup race of the season, is expected to headline the American women.
NBC airs live coverage of the women’s singles event this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET, while OlympicChannel.com presents live coverage throughout the day on Sunday. For a full schedule, click here.
TRACK CYCLING WORLD CUP – HONG KONG
LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA BEGINS THIS SUNDAY AT 3 A.M. ET
The third stop of the track cycling World Cup season is this weekend in Hong Kong. 2019 world omnium bronze medalist Jennifer Valente and 2018 Pan American individual pursuit champion Ashton Lambie are leading the U.S. team this season. Valente, a 2016 Olympic silver medalist, won the omnium race at the first World Cup of the season in November, while Lambie is currently first in the men’s 4km pursuit rankings.
Four hours of live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins on Sunday at 3 a.m. ET.
SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – RUKA, FINLAND
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 individual competitions in Ruka, Finland, 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 at 10 p.m. ET and Sunday at 12 a.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com will also provide live coverage this weekend, beginning Friday at 11:55 a.m. ET.