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Thursday, January 21st, 2021
LINDSEY VONN JOINS NBC SPORTS’ ALPINE SKI COMMENTARY TEAM THIS WEEKEND
Vonn Joins Dan Hicks For a Pair of Alpine Skiing Telecasts This Saturday and Sunday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 21, 2021 – Lindsey Vonn, the winningest woman in alpine skiing World Cup history, will join NBC Sports’ alpine skiing telecasts this Saturday and Sunday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Vonn makes her on-air debut as an analyst with NBC Sports’ lead alpine skiing commentator Dan Hicks for the women’s downhill and Super-G events in Crans Montana, Switzerland.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of the women’s downhill Saturday at 4 a.m. ET with an encore presentation in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. On Sunday, Vonn and Hicks will call the women’s Super-G live at 6 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, with an encore presentation at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
“As one of the greatest skiers of all time and a superstar who has transcended her sport, we’re thrilled to have Lindsey join our team for her on-air debut this weekend,” said Molly Solomon, Executive Producer & President, NBC Olympics Production. “Known for her fearlessness, competitiveness and determination, we’re confident Lindsey will provide an unmatched perspective for our passionate ski racing audience.”
“It’s so special for me to be seeing ski racing through a different lens,” said Vonn. “I’m excited to be commentating for NBC Sports on Olympic Channel and use my expertise in the sport to add color to the stories of the incredible athletes, many of whom I competed against and know very well.”
Vonn is among the most decorated skiers of all time. Over the course of her career, she won 82 World Cup races, which is the most by a woman and second-most all time behind only Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden. Participating in four Olympic games (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018), Vonn amassed three Olympic medals, including gold in the downhill at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, where she became the first American woman to win Olympic downhill gold.
Vonn is one of only seven women to have won World Cup races in all five major disciplines of alpine skiing — downhill, Super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined. She is a four-time winner of the overall World Cup title and won a women’s record 16 career World Cup discipline titles. Vonn owns two career victories at the downhill World Cup stop in Crans Montana, Switzerland, as well as a Super-G podium finish.
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, JAN. 23 AND SUNDAY, JAN. 24
|Sat., January 23||Women’s Downhill – Crans Montana, Switzerland||4 a.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Women’s Downhill – Crans Montana, Switzerland*||4:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Sun., January 24||Women’s Super-G – Crans Montana, Switzerland||6 a.m.||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Women’s Super-G – Crans Montana, Switzerland*||6:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
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. Peacock Premium will also live-stream both events.
- Breezy Johnson: American Breezy Johnson is expected to compete in both the downhill and Super-G. She has finished on three consecutive downhill podiums and is one of only four American women to earn three alpine skiing podiums in a single season in the last 15 years alongside Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso.
- U-S-A, U-S-A: Team USA is off to their best start since the 2015-16 World Cup season, headlined by five American alpine skiers having a podium finish this season — Shiffrin, Johnson, Paula Moltzan, Tommy Ford and Ryan Cochran-Siegle.
Lindsey Vonn Photo Credit: Après Productions