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Thursday, February 13th, 2020

2018 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JESSIE DIGGINS COMPETES IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP ACTION THIS WEEKEND, HEADLINING OLYMPIC PROGRAMMING ACROSS NBC SPORTS

NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com Present Live Coverage of Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Skiing Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:10 a.m. ET

World Champion Christian Coleman Headlines NBC Sports’ Live Coverage of Toyota USA Track & Field Indoor Championships; Live Television Coverage Begins Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist Brittany Bowe Aims to Defend Her World Title at World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships this Weekend in Salt Lake City

Olympic Gold Medalists David Wise and Jamie Anderson Compete in Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding World Cup; Live Coverage Begins Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 13, 2020 – NBC Sports’ live coverage of the cross-country skiing World Cup continues this weekend with 2018 Olympic team sprint gold medalist Jessie Diggins headlining the women’s field in Ostersund, Sweden. This weekend’s World Cup marks the first stage of the inaugural “Ski Tour 2020,” a new FIS cross-country skiing event which begins in Sweden and ends Feb. 23 in Norway. The Ski Tour marks the first time that a cross-country World Cup event crosses international borders, when the racers will move from Sweden to Norway during the event’s fourth stage.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com, and NBC Sports Gold have live coverage of both men’s and women’s events throughout the weekend, beginning with the men’s 15km event this Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:10 a.m. ET.

Diggins is joined in the women’s field by two-time U.S. Olympian Sadie Maubet Bjornsen. On Saturday, the women’s 10km will be live on NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com at 7:15 a.m. ET (11:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA). The women’s 10km pursuit will be live Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold and OlympicChannel.com (1:30 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA).

OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will have live coverage of the men’s 15km pursuit on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. ET, while Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present the event at 12:30 p.m. ET.

This weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2018 Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist Brittany Bowe and two-time mass start world champion Joey Mantia are expected to headline the American contingent in the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships. Bowe, who has won seven of her past eight World Cup 1000m races dating back to last season, is seeking to defend her 2019 world championship.

NBC Sports Gold has live coverage throughout the weekend, while Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present coverage Friday night at 1 a.m. ET and Saturday night at 1:30 a.m. ET. Next Wednesday, Feb. 19, NBCSN will present the event at 11:30 p.m. ET.

The freestyle skiing and snowboarding World Cup continues this weekend with multiple Olympians in action in the halfpipe and slopestyle events in Calgary, Alberta, including two-time Olympic gold medalists David Wise in the halfpipe and Jamie Anderson in slopestyle.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold present live coverage of the halfpipe event Friday at 8 p.m. ET and the slopestyle event Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. NBCSN has coverage of the slopestyle event at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Moscow will also host a freestyle skiing World Cup aerials event this weekend. OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will have live coverage of the aerials Saturday at 10:50 a.m. ET, while Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air the event at 1 p.m. ET.

World champion Christian Coleman headlines NBC Sports’ live television coverage of the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships. Coleman will run the 60m this weekend, the event in which he set the world record the last time he ran at the U.S. Indoor Championships in 2018. The Championships, which also feature 2016 Rio Olympic medalists Ryan Crouser (shot put) and Sandi Morris (pole vault), will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Live TV coverage begins this Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports Gold has extensive live coverage beginning this Friday at 7 p.m. ET. For more information and the complete schedule, 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.

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Additional Olympic sports programming this week includes:

ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 10:10 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA, OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM & NBC SPORTS GOLD

The alpine skiing World Cup season continues this weekend with a men’s stop in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, and women’s events in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will have live coverage of the men’s Super-G Friday at 5 a.m. ET. NBCSN will present the Super-G at 6 p.m. ET on Friday.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold will also have live coverage of the women’s slalom and giant slalom events on Saturday and Sunday. NBCSN will air the giant slalom Saturday at 10 p.m. ET and slalom Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

WORLD LUGE CHAMPIONSHIPS – SOCHI, RUSSIA

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY, FEB. 14, AT 5:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM

The World Luge Championships take place this weekend in Sochi, Russia. Two-time Olympian Tucker West is expected to lead the American men, while 2019 world bronze medalist Emily Sweeney and Summer Britcher are the top U.S. women.

OlympicChannel.com has live coverage of every event, beginning this Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET with the doubles sprint. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present coverage on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET (doubles) and 2 p.m. ET (women’s singles), and on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET (men’s singles). NBCSN will present coverage of the event on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

WORLD BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – ANTHOLZ-ANTERSELVA, ITALY

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA FRIDAY AT 8:45 A.M. ET

The 2020 World Biathlon Championships begin this week in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy, and run through Sunday, Feb. 23.

This week’s live coverage begins Friday, Feb. 14, at 8:45 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, OlympicChannel.com, and NBC Sports Gold. For a complete schedule, click here.

BOBSLED & SKELETON WORLD CUP – SIGULDA, LATVIA

LIVE COVERAGE ON OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM BEGINS FRIDAY AT 11 A.M. ET

The bobsled & skeleton World Cup season continues with a stop in Sigulda, Latvia, this weekend. The U.S. will field three women’s and three men’s athletes in the skeleton events. USA Bobsled athletes will not be racing this weekend, opting instead to spend time in Altenberg, Germany to prepare for the upcoming 2020 World Championships.

Live coverage on OlympicChannel.com begins Friday at 11 a.m. ET with women’s bobsled. For a full schedule, click here.

SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – BAD MITTERNDORF, AUSTRIA

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY AT 7 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD

The ski jumping World Cup season continues this weekend with a men’s event in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.

NBC Sports Gold has live coverage this weekend with men’s qualifying Friday at 11:55 a.m. ET, and men’s individual at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.

WORLD CUP SHORT TRACK – DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS

NBC SPORTS GOLD PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 7 A.M. ET

The World Cup Short Track season continues this weekend in Dordrecht, Netherlands, where 2018 PyeongChang Olympian Maame Biney is expected to compete.

NBC Sports Gold presents live coverage of the event on Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. ET. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage at 12:30 a.m. ET on both days.

TRAMPOLINE GYMNASTICS WORLD CUP – BAKU, AZERBAIJAN

OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE SUNDAY AT 3:30 A.M. ET

OlympicChannel.com presents live coverage of the gymnastics World Cup with a trampoline event in Baku, Azerbaijan, this Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET. This is the penultimate event in the World Cup series that will determine multiple 2020 Olympic quota spots. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will have coverage of the event on Monday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. ET.

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