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Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

MIKAELA SHIFFRIN & SIMONE MANUEL HEADLINE THIS WEEK’S OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS

Shiffrin Looks to Continue Historic Alpine Skiing World Cup Success with Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom Events in Italy; Men Compete in Super Combined, Downhill & Slalom in Switzerland

Simone Manuel Expected to Headline TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville, Tenn. Live on NBCSN Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET

Youth Olympic Games Daily Coverage Continues on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA; Closing Ceremony Airs on Jan. 22

Additional Olympic Sports Programming this Week Includes Cross-Country Skiing World Cup, Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup, Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding World Cup, FINA Champions Swim Series, Biathlon World Cup, Ski Jumping World Cup, Luge World Cup & Cyclo-Cross World Cup

All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 15, 2020 – This week’s Olympic sports programming across NBC Sports is highlighted by the winningest slalom skier in World Cup history Mikaela Shiffrin, and four-time Olympic swimming medalist Simone Manuel.

Shiffrin is expected to headline the field competing in this weekend’s alpine skiing World Cup with women’s giant slalom and parallel slalom events in Sestriere, Italy. A 2018 giant slalom Olympic gold medalist, Shiffrin is expected to compete in Saturday’s giant slalom at 8 a.m. ET live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. The first run of the giant slalom will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold beginning at 5 a.m. ET. NBC will present coverage later in the day at 5 p.m. ET, and NBCSN will air coverage at 9 p.m. ET.

Sunday’s parallel slalom event will be shown live at 5:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold. The event will air later in the day at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The men’s World Cup will be held this weekend in Wengen, Switzerland, where three-time Olympian Steven Nyman and PyeongChang Olympian Ryan Cochran-Siegle are expected to lead the American men. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold will present live coverage this Saturday, beginning at 6:25 a.m. ET. NBCSN will have coverage later in the day at 8 p.m. ET. NBC will also air downhill coverage from Wengen the following day, Sunday, January 19, at 5 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, 22-year-old Luke Winters is expected to lead the American men in slalom, beginning live at 4:15 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present live coverage of the slalom’s second run at 7 a.m. ET. Later in the evening, NBCSN will air coverage of the event at 9 p.m. ET.

The first TYR Swim Series meet of 2020 will take place in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday and Saturday, and is expected to feature Manuel in the 50m and 200m freestyles. Live coverage on both days will begin on NBCSN at 6:30 p.m. ET.

The 2020 Youth Olympic Games from Lausanne, Switzerland, continue this week with daily coverage exclusively on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. The U.S. men’s ice hockey team, the defending gold medalists, headline the week’s action. The Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, January 22, will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 10 p.m. ET.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2020 Youth Olympic Games, click here.

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:

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – NOVE MESTO, CZECH REPUBLIC

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 3:45 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD

The cross-country skiing World Cup season continues this weekend in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Two-time Olympian Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, who recently placed seventh overall in the Tour de Ski, and 2018 Olympic team sprint gold medalist Jessie Diggins currently lead the U.S. women’s team.

Live coverage of the women’s 10km begins Saturday at 3:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and continues at 5:15 a.m. ET with the men’s 15km. Sunday’s live coverage begins at 5 a.m. ET with the women’s 10km pursuit, and is followed by the men’s 15km pursuit at 7 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. ET.

BOBSLED & SKELETON WORLD CUP – INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

LIVE STREAMING COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 4 A.M. ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM

The bobsled & skeleton World Cup season continues with a stop in Innsbruck, Austria. The women’s team is expected to be led by Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic gold medalist for Canada who switched to compete for the U.S. team during the 2019 offseason. Humphries is currently atop the women’s standings.

Live streaming coverage on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app begins Friday at 4 a.m. ET. Coverage of the event will air later in the morning at 11 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live television coverage of the four-man bobsled at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday. For a full schedule, click here.

FREESTYLE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING WORLD CUP

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 6 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA AND NBC SPORTS GOLD

The Snowboarding World Cup is back in action this weekend with coverage of multiple events from Laax, Switzerland (slopestyle and halfpipe), and Rogla, Slovenia (parallel giant slalom). 2018 Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard is expected to headline the Americans in the slopestyle event.

Live coverage of the slopestyle begins Friday at 6 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold. NBCSN will show the event later in the day at 8 p.m. ET. Saturday’s live coverage of the halfpipe will be shown on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBC Sports Gold at 11:30 a.m.

The Freestyle Skiing World Cup continues with a slopestyle competition on Saturday in Seiser Alm, Italy, where the United States is expected to be led by two-time Olympic medalist Nick Goepper. OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage on Saturday at 5:20 a.m. ET and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will show the event later in the morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.

FINA CHAMPIONS SWIM SERIES – BEIJING, CHINA

LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA BEGINS SATURDAY AT 3 A.M. ET

The FINA Champions Swim Series continues this Saturday at 3 a.m. ET with live coverage from Beijing, China, on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy is expected to headline the American contingent. Live coverage will continue on Sunday at 1 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

BIATHLON WORLD CUP – RUHPOLDING, GERMANY

COVERAGE ON NBCSN BEGINS TONIGHT AT 12 A.M. ET

The Biathlon World Cup continues this week in Ruhpolding, Germany. The U.S. women’s team is 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.

The week’s live coverage continues with the men’s 10km sprint tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. For a complete schedule, click here.

CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP – NOMMAY PAYS DE MONTBELIARD, FRANCE

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD

The cyclo-cross World Cup season continues with a stop in Nommay Pays de Montbeliard, France. 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.

OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage beginning with the women’s elite event on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET and live coverage of the men’s elite event on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will show the women’s elite event later in the day at 2:30 p.m. ET and the men’s elite at 3:30 p.m. ET.

SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP

LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM AND NBC SPORTS GOLD TOMORROW AT 11:55 A.M. ET

The ski jumping World Cup season continues this weekend with both men’s and women’s competitions. The men’s competition will take place in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, while women’s events will be held in Zao, Japan.

This weekend’s live coverage begins Friday with men’s qualifying beginning at 11:55 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold. For a complete schedule, click here.

LUGE WORLD CUP – LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 3:50 A.M. ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM

The luge World Cup season continues in Europe with an event in Lillehammer, Norway. Two-time Olympian Tucker West is the top American in the men’s singles standings so far this season, while Emily Sweeney is the top U.S. woman.

This week’s live coverage continues Saturday at 3:50 a.m. ET on OlympicChannel.com. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present coverage on Saturday and Sunday, and the women’s singles event will be shown Sunday on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET. For a full schedule, click here.

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