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MIKAELA SHIFFRIN & CAELEB DRESSEL HEADLINE OLYMPIC SPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEK ACROSS NBC SPORTS

Shiffrin Looks to Break Single-Season World Cup Wins Record & Clinch First Career World Cup Giant Slalom Title

Live TV Coverage of Alpine Skiing World Cup Begins Fri., March 8 at 7:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Live TV Coverage of TYR Pro Swim Series Continues in Des Moines, Iowa, Beginning Thurs., March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

NBCSN Presents Coverage of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Starting This Sat., March 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 6, 2019 – U.S. Olympic gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Caeleb Dressel return to competition this week, headlining extensive Olympic sports programming across NBC Sports.

Shiffrin hits the slopes in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, for the final weekend of races before the alpine skiing World Cup Finals. The three-time Olympic medalist is currently tied with Vreni Schneider for the most single-season World Cup wins (14), and her next win will break the 30-year record. Shiffrin also aims to clinch her first career World Cup giant slalom title this weekend. She has already secured her third straight World Cup overall title and her sixth career World Cup slalom title.

Live coverage of the giant slalom begins Friday, March 8 at 4:30 a.m. ET OlympicChannel.com and NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” and continues at 7:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Shiffrin will also compete in a slalom race on Saturday, March 9, with live coverage on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET and continuing at 7:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

On the men’s side, two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety and two-time Olympian Tommy Ford are expected to lead the Americans in giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on Saturday, March 9. Live coverage begins at 3:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” and continues at 6:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

“Snow Pass” gives fans access to live and on-demand domestic and international competitions of seven Olympic winter sports through April 2019, including all events of the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

In addition, the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series continues in Des Moines, Iowa this week for the second of five stops across the country over the next several months. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Dressel, who won a record-tying seven gold medals at the 2017 World Championships, is expected to compete. Eight-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt and 100m backstroke world record holder Kathleen Baker are also scheduled to race in Des Moines.

Jason Knapp calls the action, joined by analyst and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines from the MidAmerican Energy Aquatic Center at the Wellmark YMCA.

Live TV coverage begins on Thursday, March 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and continues Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Live coverage on NBCSN is also available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All Olympic sports televised and streamed on NBC Sports platforms are presented by the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

USASwimming.org will also provide livestreaming of the event, starting with the 1500m freestyle tonight at 7 p.m. ET. The full streaming schedule is available here.

Click here for a full schedule of this weekend’s events.

Following are programming highlights from this week across NBC Sports:
 

TOYOTA U.S. GRAND PRIX – MAMMOTH, CA

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 8 AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SNOW PASS”

Several of the world’s top freestyle skiers and snowboarders head to Mammoth Mountain in California this week, where halfpipe and slopestyle events will be contested in the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, and Nick Goepper, who swept the 2014 Olympic ski slopestyle podium, are expected to lead a strong U.S. team. Two-time Olympic ski halfpipe gold medalist David Wise and Sochi halfpipe champion Maddie Bowman are also expected to compete.

TV coverage begins this Saturday, March 9 at 11:30 p.m. ET with the snowboarding slopestyle on NBCSN. All events on the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth are available to stream live on NBCSports.com.

Click here for the full schedule.

WORLD BOBSELD AND SKELETON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

TV COVERAGE CONTINUES TOMORROW, MARCH 7 AT NOON ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The bobsled and skeleton World Championships continue this weekend at the site of the 2010 Olympic sliding competitions in Whistler, British Columbia. PyeongChang Olympian Codie Bascue has had the best results for the U.S. men this season in bobsled. Meanwhile, 2018 Olympian Kendall Wesenberg ranks as the top American in women’s skeleton after earning the first World Cup medal for a U.S. skeleton athlete in more than two years at the World Cup event in Lake Placid.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents live coverage of men’s and women’s skeleton tomorrow starting at noon ET. Live coverage of the four-man bobsled begins on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and NBCSN presents live coverage of the second run at 9:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the final two runs of four-man bobsled begin Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

Live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is also available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Live coverage on NBCSN is also available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app

Click here for a full schedule.

SPEED SKATING WORLD CUP FINALS – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 2:20 PM ON NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SPEED SKATING PASS”

The speed skating World Cup season concludes this weekend with the World Cup Finals at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. PyeongChang Olympic team pursuit bronze medalist Brittany Bowe is expected to lead the Americans as she attempts to clinch the season-long titles in the 1000m and 1500m. Two-time mass start world champion Joey Mantia will likely lead the U.S. men.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 at 11 p.m. ET.

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WORLD SHORT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS – SOFIA, BULGARIA

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 8 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SPEED SKATING PASS”

PyeongChang Olympian Maame Biney is expected to headline the U.S. roster at the World Short Track Championships this weekend in Bulgaria. Biney recently defended her world junior title in the 500m and set a world junior record in the process. She will be joined by Kristen Santos and fellow Olympians Aaron Tran and Thomas Hong.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. ET.

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WORLD BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS – OSTERSUND, SWEDEN

LIVE TV COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW, MARCH 7, AT 10:15 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Two-time Olympian Susan Dunklee aims to win another medal at the World Biathlon Championships, two years after finishing second in the 12.5km mass start at 2017 Worlds. Dunklee is expected to be joined in Sweden by teammates Clare Egan, who is having the best season of her career, and two-time Olympians Leif Nordgren and Sean Doherty.

Live coverage begins tomorrow with the Mixed Relay on NBC Sports Gold’s “Snow Pass” at 10 a.m. ET and on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 10:15 a.m. ET. Live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is also available on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Click here for the full schedule.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP – OSLO, NORWAY

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 4 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The cross-country skiing World Cup continues this weekend with two distance races in Oslo, Norway. The men will race in a 50km mass start on Saturday and the women will compete in a 30km mass start on Sunday. Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins finished second in this race last season in the freestyle format (this year’s race will be a classical format). Erik Bjornsen is the top-ranked U.S. skier in the men’s World Cup distance rankings.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage of Sunday’s women’s race at 1 p.m. ET.

SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP – RAW AIR TOURNAMENT

LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 8 AT 11:30 A.M. ET ON NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “SNOW PASS”

The ski jumping World Cup season continues with the third annual Raw Air Tournament, which takes place in four different cities in Norway over the course of ten days. For the first time, women will compete in the tournament this year.

TV coverage begins this Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

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FENCING GRAND PRIX

TV COVERAGE BEGINS FRIDAY, MARCH 8 AT 9 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The 2019 Fencing Grand Prix spans nine cities, with each of the three disciplines (epee, sabre, foil) being held in three different locations. 2018 world medalists Anne-Elizabeth Stone and Eli Dershwitz were the top U.S. finishers.

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