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Thursday, February 6th, 2020
ALLYSON FELIX AT NYRR MILLROSE GAMES, FOUR CONTINENTS FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS HEADLINE OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS THIS WEEK
Six-Time Olympic Track and Field Gold Medalist Allyson Felix and Reigning World Champion Hurdler Grant Holloway Compete in 113th NYRR Millrose Games this Saturday, Feb. 8, Live at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
Japan’s Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Yuzuru Hanyu & Reigning National Champion Rika Kihira Star in Four Continents Figure Skating Championships with Exclusive Live Coverage on NBC Sports Gold and TV Coverage Beginning Today at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
U.S. Olympic Bronze Medalist Brittany Bowe Aims for Eighth Consecutive Speed Skating World Cup Victory; Live Coverage Begins Tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7 At 2:30 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Gold
All Olympic Sports Coverage Televised and Streamed Across NBC Sports Platforms is Presented by Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 6, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage continues this weekend with the 113th NYRR Millrose Games, the world’s longest-running indoor track & field competition. Live coverage will be presented from The Armory in New York City this Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. ET across NBC, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports Gold.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter and 13-time world champion Allyson Felix and 100m hurdles world record-holder Keni Harrison, headline the women’s field. Reigning world champions Grant Holloway (110m hurdles – competing in 60m hurdles at Millrose) and Donavan Brazier (800m), alongside world 400m hurdles silver medalist Rai Benjamin, are expected to lead the American men’s field.
Leigh Diffey will call the NYRR Millrose Games, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, distance analyst Craig Masback, and reporters Paul Swangard and Lewis Johnson.
Also this week, NBC Sports Gold presents exclusive live coverage of the 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. Television coverage begins today with the ladies’ short program at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and is highlighted by the ladies’ and men’s free skates this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, presents encore coverage of the entire competition beginning Monday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
Headlining the event in Seoul, South Korea, are two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, as well as reigning Japanese national champion Rika Kihira. The Americans are led by Olympians Bradie Tennell, Jason Brown and Karen Chen. Last month, Tennell earned the highest ladies’ short program score (78.96) ever awarded at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
For ladies’, men’s and pairs’ programs this week, 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will call the action on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, alongside Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and U.S. champion Johnny Weir.
Live coverage from Mokdong Ice Rink in Seoul, South Korea, continues tonight on NBC Sports Gold at 11:30 p.m. ET with the free dance, featuring the duos of Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, who finished 1-2 at last month’s U.S. Championships. White will also call the free dance and rhythm dance with former partner Ben Agosto. For more information and the complete schedule, click here.
The World Cup speed skating season continues this weekend in Calgary, Alberta. Both two-time Olympians, 2018 Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist Brittany Bowe and two-time mass start world champion Joey Mantia are expected to headline the American contingent.
Atop the World Cup rankings, Bowe has won three 1000m races on the World Cup circuit this season. Dating back to last season, the world record-holder has won seven straight World Cup 1000m races, plus a world championship. It’s the longest winning streak held by an American woman in this event. For the current season, Mantia has posted two top-three finishes on the World Cup circuit, including a win in the mass start in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.
NBC Sports Gold begins live coverage tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. ET and continues at the same time Saturday afternoon. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present two-day television coverage over the weekend, starting Friday at 11 p.m. ET. Jason Knapp and 2006 Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek will call the action.
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.
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Additional Olympic sports programming this week includes:
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – FALUN, SWEDEN
LIVE COVERAGE OF MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SPRINTS SATURDAY AT 8:15 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA & NBC SPORTS GOLD
The cross-country skiing World Cup season continues this weekend in Falun, Sweden. Two-time Olympian Sadie Maubet Bjornsen and 2018 Olympic team sprint gold medalist Jessie Diggins, who’s coming off a third-place finish, currently lead the U.S. women’s team. Diggins (fourth) and Maubet Bjornsen (seventh) are both currently ranked in the top-10 in the World Cup overall standings.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will open the event with live coverage of the men’s and women’s sprint on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. ET. Live coverage continues with the men’s 15km mass start (4 a.m. ET) and women’s 10km mass start (8:30 a.m. ET) Sunday on OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage of the women’s mass start simultaneously with the streaming coverage listed above. Click here for the full schedule.
ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES SATURDAY AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA & NBC SPORTS GOLD
The alpine skiing World Cup season continues this weekend with both men’s and women’s competitions. The men will compete in Chamonix, France, while women’s events will be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
PyeongChang Olympian Breezy Johnson, who is coming off a fifth-place downhill finish in Bansko, Bulgaria, headlines the American women in Germany. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will have live coverage of the downhill this Saturday at 5:20 a.m. ET and the Super-G events on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET. Steve Schlanger will call the action alongside former U.S. ski team racer Steve Porino.
In France, 23-year-old Luke Winters is expected to lead the American men in slalom. OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will present live coverage of the men’s slalom and parallel slalom each day this weekend starting Saturday at 3:30 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also provide live coverage of the second run of the slalom on Saturday at 7 a.m. ET, with parallel giant slalom Sunday at 7 a.m. ET
FREESTYLE SKIING WORLD CUP – DEER VALLEY RESORT (PARK CITY, UTAH)
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA & NBC SPORTS GOLD
The freestyle skiing World Cup continues this weekend with the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International event at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. 2018 Olympians Tess Johnson and Jaelin Kauf, who owns three top-ten finishes thus far this season, are expected to lead the American moguls contingent. Joining Johnson and Kauf is Hannah Soar, who posted her first career World Cup top-five finish earlier this season, and Bradley Wilson.
The aerials team is led by three-time Olympian Ashley Caldwell and brothers Chris Lillis and Jon Lillis, who both finished in the top-15 in the 2019 World Cup aerial standings.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage starting with moguls tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN, NBCSN.com and NBC Sports Gold will also provide live coverage of the aerials event this Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
NBC will present television coverage of moguls and aerials on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and dual moguls on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Trace Worthington calls the action alongside analyst and 1998 U.S. Olympic freestyle skiing gold medalist winner Jonny Moseley, and reporter Kelli Stavast.
WORLD CUP SHORT TRACK – DRESDEN, GERMANY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 7:15 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD
The short track World Cup season continues with its first event of the year in Dresden, Germany. NBC Sports Gold has live coverage beginning Saturday at 7:15 a.m. ET and concluding on Sunday at 7:10 a.m. ET.
Coming off a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter at the inaugural Four Continents Short Track Speed Skating Championships in January, PyeongChang Olympian Maame Biney headlines the American team. She will be joined by Kristen Santos, who earned her first individual World Cup podium finish earlier this season in the 1000m.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also present television coverage each night throughout the weekend, starting Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. Patrick Kinas and three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski will call the competition.
SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW AT NOON ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM & NBC SPORTS GOLD
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 Willingen, Germany, while women’s events will be held in Hinzenbach, Austria.
OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will open the weekend’s live coverage tomorrow in Willingen, Germany, with men’s qualifying starting at noon ET. Live from Hinzenbach, Austria, the women’s individual events will air each night this weekend at 8:30 a.m. ET, starting this Saturday on NBC Sports Gold.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also air encore presentations of the men’s individual rounds each night, beginning this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Bill Spaulding and three-time Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane will be on the call. Click here for the full schedule.
FENCING GRAND PRIX – TURIN, ITALY
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SUNDAY AT NOON ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM
The 2020 Fencing Grand Prix spans nine cities, with each discipline held in three different locations. The series continues this month with the first foil finals of the year to take place in Turin, Italy.
2016 Olympic team foil bronze medalists and reigning world champions Miles Chamley-Watson, Alexander Massialas, Gerek Meinhardt and Race Imboden headline the American contingent. OlympicChannel.com will have live coverage of the foil finals on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Noon ET.
INDOOR ARCHERY WORLD SERIES – LAS VEGAS, NEVEDA
OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE SATURDAY AT 11 P.M. ET
The Indoor Archery World Series concludes a seven-tournament international tour Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev. Currently ranked first in the men’s recurve World Cup rankings, three-time Olympic-medalist Brady Ellison leads the field after winning his first individual world title in outdoor archery last June.
For the first time ever, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and OlympicChannel.com will provide exclusive live coverage of the finals event on Saturday at 11 p.m. ET.