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Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
MIKAELA SHIFFRIN – WINNINGEST ALPINE SKIER OF ALL TIME – HEADLINES LIVE COVERAGE OF 2022-23 FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP FINALS THIS WEEK ON PEACOCK AND CNBC
Winningest Skier in FIS World Cup History Shiffrin Aims to Earn World Cup Medals in Super-G, Slalom, and Giant Slalom After Clinching Fifth Career Crystal Globe and Breaking Ingemar Stenmark’s Record for Career World Cup Victories
More Than 10 Hours of Live World Cup Finals Coverage from Soldeu, Andorra, to be Presented on Peacock, Beginning with the Women’s Downhill Tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. ET
Steve Schlanger and Former Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team Member Steve Porino to Call World Cup Finals
All Races Also Streaming Live and On Demand on SkiAndSnowboard.Live
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2023 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, the newly minted record holder for all-time FIS World Cup victories, headlines NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2022-23 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, presented by Stifel, from Soldeu, Andorra, this Wednesday-Sunday. NBC Sports’ live coverage, which totals 14 hours throughout the week and exclusively covers women’s races, begins tomorrow with the women’s downhill at 6:30 a.m. ET on Peacock. In addition to the downhill, coverage will include the women’s super-G, slalom, giant slalom, and team parallel.
Last week, Shiffrin tied and then surpassed two-time Olympic champion Ingemar Stenmark to become the all-time record holder for career FIS World Cup victories, winning her record-breaking 87th race in Are, Sweden, on March 11. Shiffrin currently has an insurmountable 1,003-point lead in the overall points standings over rival Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) and has already clinched her fifth career Crystal Globe, breaking a tie with Lindsey Vonn for most Crystal Globes won by an American skier. She has also clinched the World Cup season titles in slalom and giant slalom.
Shiffrin, who has 136 career World Cup podium finishes, is one podium finish away from tying Vonn’s all-time women’s record. With a victory on Sunday in the giant slalom, Shiffrin would also break the single-season and career records for most women’s giant slalom World Cup wins. She currently has six giant slalom World Cup wins this season (tied with Vreni Schneider and Sonja Nef for the most) and 20 in her career (tied with Schneider for the most).
Shiffrin will be joined by U.S. Ski teammate and 2023 team world champion Paula Moltzan in Soldeu. On the international side, 2022 Beijing Olympic super-G champion Lara Gut-Behrami (Switzerland), five-time Olympic medalist Wendy Holdener (Switzerland), and three-time Olympic medalist Federica Brignone (Italy) are all expected to compete.
Steve Schlanger will handle play-by-play alongside former Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team member Steve Porino. All races this weekend will also be streaming live and on demand on SkiAndSnowboard.Live.
Below is NBC Sports’ coverage schedule for the 2022-23 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals:
|Wed., March 15||Women’s Downhill||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||6:30 a.m.|
|Thurs., March 16||Women’s Super-G||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||5 a.m.|
|Fri., March 17||Team Parallel||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||7 a.m.|
|Sat., March 18||Women’s Slalom (Run 1)||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||5:30 a.m.|
|Women’s Slalom (Run 2)||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||8:30 a.m.|
|Sun., March 19||Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 1)||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||4 a.m.|
|Women’s Giant Slalom (Run 2)||Peacock, SkiAndSnowboard.Live||7 a.m.|