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OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS SHAUN WHITE, JAMIE ANDERSON, MIKAELA SHIFFRIN & LINDSEY VONN HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ WINTER SPORTS COVERAGE THIS WEEK

White and 17-Year-Old Phenom Chloe Kim Compete in U.S. Grand Prix From Snowmass, Colo., This Weekend on NBC

Shiffrin, Vonn and Ted Ligety Highlight This Week’s Alpine Skiing World Cup Coverage Continuing Today at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

IBSF Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup Season Continues Friday at 5 a.m. ET, Live from St. Moritz, Switzerland, Headlined by Two-Time Olympic Bobsled Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor and 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jamie Greubel Poser

2017 World Bronze Medalist Sadie Bjornsen is Expected to Lead American Women at Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Germany With Coverage Starting This Saturday at Noon ET

2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin Highlights FIL Luge World Cup Season Coverage from Oberhof, Germany This Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 9, 2018 – With less than one month to go until the start of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, NBC Sports Group will present more than 90 hours of Olympic winter sports coverage this week across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and the Olympic Channel app, highlighted by U.S. Ski & Snowboard Toyota U.S. Grand Prix coverage from Snowmass, Colo., and U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Skiing from Deer Valley, Utah.

Top U.S. athletes and PyeongChang Winter Olympic hopefuls slated to be featured this weekend throughout NBC Sports’ Olympic winter sports coverage include:

  • Two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White
  • 2014 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Jamie Anderson
  • 17-year-old snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim
  • 2014 Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy
  • 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin
  • 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn
  • Two-time Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist Ted Ligety
  • Olympic bobsled medalists Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser
  • Olympic luge bronze medalist Erin Hamlin

This week’s coverage also features alpine skiing from Flachau and Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria., and Wengen, Switzerland; bobsled and skeleton from St. Moritz, Switzerland; luge from Oberhof, Germany; cross-country skiing from Dresden, Germany; biathlon from Ruhpolding, Germany; and ski jumping from Tauplitz/Bad Mitterndorf, Austria and Sapporo, Japan.

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TOYOTA U.S. GRAND PRIX
COVERAGE BEGINS THIS FRIDAY AT 9:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports travels to Snowmass, Colo., for the U.S. Grand Prix this weekend, as two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White and 2014 freestyle skiing silver medalist Gus Kenworthy look to secure their spots in PyeongChang.

Coverage begins this Friday with snowboarding slopestyle and freestyle skiing halfpipe at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with coverage of snowboarding halfpipe on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. NBCSN will present freestyle skiing slopestyle on Monday at 1:30 a.m. ET.

Competitors are expected to include 17-year-old phenom Chloe Kim and 2014 slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson, who both qualified for the Olympics at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo., last month.

Todd Harris calls the action alongside analyst Todd Richards and reporter Tina Dixon for snowboarding coverage. Analyst Luke Van Valin joins Harris and Dixon for freestyle skiing coverage.

Following is this weekend’s snowboarding and freestyle skiing coverage schedule from Snowmass:

DateTime (ET)CoverageNetwork
Fri., Jan. 1211:15 a.m.Snowboarding Slopestyle (LIVE)Streaming
Fri., Jan. 122:45 p.m.Freestyle Skiing (LIVE)Streaming
Fri., Jan. 129:30 p.m.Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe*NBCSN
Fri., Jan. 1211 p.m.Snowboarding Slopestyle*NBCSN
Sat., Jan. 132:45 p.m.Snowboarding Halfpipe (LIVE)Streaming
Sat., Jan. 1311:15 p.m.Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle (LIVE)Streaming
Sun., Jan. 143 p.m.Snowboarding Halfpipe**NBC
Sun., Jan. 143 p.m.Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle (LIVE)Streaming
Mon., Jan. 151:30 a.m.Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle*NBCSN
Mon., Jan. 1511 p.m.Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle**NBCSN
Tues., Jan. 16MidnightFreestyle Skiing Slopestyle**NBCSN

*Same-day delay
**Next-day delay

U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD: FREESTYLE SKIING
COVERAGE BEGINS THIS THURSDAY AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports presents coverage of the penultimate U.S. Olympic team qualifier for freestyle skiing moguls and aerials from Deer Valley, Utah, beginning with moguls competition on NBCSN this Thursday at 8 p.m. ET and Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET. NBC will present coverage of the aerials competition on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Moguls competitors include 21-year-old Jaelin Kauf, who has all but secured her spot on the Olympic team, and Troy Murphy, who can clinch his spot this weekend with a podium finish. On the aerials side, 2017 world champion Ashley Caldwell can secure her ticket to PyeongChang with a podium finish, while 2015 World Cup champion Kiley McKinnon has all but qualified for the 2018 Olympics. 2015 World Cup champion Mac Bohonnon is expected to lead the American men.

Trace Worthington (play-by-play), Jonny Moseley (analyst), and Kelli Stavast (reporter) will call this weekend’s action.

DateTime (ET)CoverageNetwork
Wed., Jan. 108:45 p.m.Moguls (LIVE)Streaming
Thurs., Jan. 118 p.m.Moguls**NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 118:45 p.m.Moguls (LIVE)Streaming
Fri., Jan. 128:30 p.m.Moguls*NBCSN
Fri., Jan. 129:45 p.m.Aerials (LIVE)Streaming
Sat., Jan. 132:30 p.m.Aerials**NBC

*Same-day delay
**Next-day delay

FIS ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS TODAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

This week’s coverage of the FIS alpine skiing World Cup season continues today at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as 2014 Olympic slalom gold medalist and reigning overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin completed her first come-from-behind win of the season in the women’s alpine skiing slalom competition from Austria. Shiffrin picked up her fifth consecutive win to start 2018.

Live coverage from Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, begins this Saturday at 4:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, as 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist Lindsey Vonn attempts to capture her first downhill win in nearly a year. On Sunday at 5 a.m. ET, Vonn aims to win her second-straight super-G.

Coverage of the men’s alpine skiing season on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA continues this Friday at 7:30 a.m. ET from Wengen, Switzerland, with live coverage of the men’s super combined race. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, who qualified for his fourth Olympic Games last weekend, is expected to compete in the super combined, while Jared Goldberg and Bryce Bennettare are expected to highlight Saturday’s live downhill coverage at 6:30 a.m. ET.

Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and A.J. Kitt (analyst) will handle the call for Tuesday’s event. Schlanger will be joined by former World Cup skier and analyst Steve Porino will handle the call for this weekend’s events.

DateTime (ET)CoverageNetwork
Tues., Jan. 95:30 p.m.Women’s Slalom – Flachau, Austria**NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 116:30 a.m.Men’s Downhill Training – Wengen, Switzerland (LIVE)Streaming*
Fri., Jan. 124:30 a.m.Men’s Super Combined – Wengen, Switzerland (Downhill – LIVE)Streaming*
Fri., Jan. 127:30 a.m.Men’s Super Combined – Wengen, Switzerland (LIVE)Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 134:30 a.m.Women’s Downhill – Bad Kleinkirchheim (LIVE)Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 136:30 a.m.Men’s Downhill – Wengen, Switzerland (LIVE)Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 1310 p.m.Women’s Downhill – Bad Kleinkirchheim **NBCSN
Sat., Jan. 1311 p.m.Men’s Downhill – Wengen, Switzerland**NBCSN
Sun., Jan. 144:15 a.m.Men’s Slalom – Wengen, Switzerland (Run 1 – LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 145 a.m.Women’s Super-G – Bad Kleinkirchheim (LIVE)Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 147 a.m.Men’s Slalom – Wengen, Switzerland (LIVE)Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay

IBSF BOBSLED & SKELETON WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS THIS FRIDAY AT 5 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents coverage of the final bobsled and skeleton World Cup event of the Olympic qualifying period this weekend from St. Moritz, Switzerland, as Brittany Reinbolt fights to secure a spot to PyeongChang alongside 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Greubel Poser and two-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor, who are second and third, respectively, in the World Cup bobsled rankings. Two-time Olympian Nick Cunningham and 23-year-old Codie Bascue are expected to lead the men’s bobsled team, while the U.S. skeleton team features 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine and three-time Olympian Katie Uhlaender.

Live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins this Friday at 5 a.m. ET with women’s skeleton, followed by men’s skeleton at 9 a.m. ET. Live coverage continues on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET with two-man bobsled, followed by women’s bobsled at 9:30 a.m. ET. This weekend’s coverage concludes Sunday with four-man bobsled at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Martin Haven calls the action, joined by analyst John Morgan.

DateTime (ET)Coverage
Fri., Jan. 123:34 a.m.Women’s Skeleton – Heat 1 (LIVE)*
Fri., Jan. 125 a.m.Women’s Skeleton – Heat 2 (LIVE)
Fri., Jan. 127:04 a.m.Men’s Skeleton – Heat 1 (LIVE)
Fri., Jan. 129 a.m.Men’s Skeleton**
Sat., Jan. 133:34 a.m.Women’s Bobsled – Heat 1 (LIVE)*
Sat., Jan. 135:04 a.m.Women’s Bobsled – Heat 2 (LIVE)*
Sat., Jan. 137:04 a.m.Two-Man Bobsled – Heat 1 (LIVE)*
Sat., Jan. 138:30 a.m.Two-Man Bobsled (LIVE)
Sat., Jan. 139:30 a.m.Women’s Bobsled**
Sun., Jan. 145:49 a.m.Four-Man Bobsled – Heat 1 (LIVE)*
Sun., Jan. 147:19 a.m.Four-Man Bobsled – Heat 2 (LIVE)*
Sun., Jan. 149:30 a.m.Four-Man Bobsled**

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay

FIL LUGE WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 10:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’s coverage of the luge World Cup season continues this weekend from Oberhof, Germany, and serves as a tune-up event for the U.S. Olympic team. 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Erin Hamlin, Sochi Olympian Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney will represent the American women, while 2014 Olympian Tucker West and two-time Olympian Chris Mazdzer are expected to lead the U.S. men. Sochi Olympians Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman are the top U.S. doubles team.

Coverage of the luge World Cup on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA begins Saturday with doubles at 10:30 a.m. ET, immediately followed by women’s singles at 11 a.m. ET. NBCSN will air an encore presentation of women’s singles Sunday at 2 a.m. ET. Sunday’s coverage continues on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with men’s singles at 10:30 a.m. ET.

DateTime (ET)CoverageNetwork
Sat., Jan. 134:10 a.m.Doubles – Run 1 (LIVE)Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 135:30 a.m.Doubles – Run 2 (LIVE)Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 137 a.m.Women’s Singles – Run 1 (LIVE)Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 138:20 a.m.Women’s Singles – Run 2 (LIVE) Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 1310:30 a.m.Doubles**Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Jan. 1311 a.m.Women’s Singles**Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Jan. 142 a.m.Women’s Singles**NBCSN
Sun., Jan. 14 3:30 a.m.Men’s Singles – Run 1 (LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 145:05 a.m.Men’s Singles – Run 2 (LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 147:10 a.m.Men’s Team Relay (LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 1410:30 a.m. Men’s Singles**Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay

FIS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS THIS SATURDAY AT NOON ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’s coverage of the cross-country skiing World Cup season continues this weekend from Dresden, Germany, beginning with the men’s and women’s sprint this Saturday at Noon ET. Coverage continues on Sunday with the men’s and women’s sprint and women’s team sprint at Noon ET.

Expected to lead the American women are: 2014 Olympian Jessie Diggins, who currently ranks third in the World Cup rankings, 2017 world bronze medalist Sadie Bjornsen, who has three podium finishes so far this season; four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall, who qualified for her fifth Olympic Games last weekend; and 2014 Olympian Sophie Caldwell. 2014 Olympian Erik Bjornsen, who qualified for his second Games last weekend in Italy, is expected to lead the American men.

Bill Seward calls the event alongside former U.S. Biathlon team member and analyst Chad Salmela.

DateTime (ET)Coverage
Sat., Jan. 136:20 a.m.Men’s & Women’s Sprint (LIVE)*
Sat., Jan. 13NoonMen’s & Women’s Sprint**
Sun., Jan. 145:15 a.m.Men’s & Women’s Sprint & Women’s Team Sprint (LIVE)*
Sun., Jan. 14NoonMen’s & Women’s Sprint & Women’s Team Sprint**

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay

IBU BIATHLON WORLD CUP
COVERAGE BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY AT NOON ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

Coverage of the biathlon World Cup continues tomorrow at Noon ET from Ruhpolding, Germany, as reigning 20km individual world champion Lowell Bailey, who became the first American to qualify for the 2018 Olympic team, is expected to lead the American men in the men’s 20km individual. NBCSN will present an encore presentation of the race on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.

Susan Dunklee, who was the first American woman to qualify for the PyeongChang Games, is expected to highlight coverage of the women’s 15km individual on Thursday at Noon ET, with an encore presentation on NBCSN at 9 p.m. ET.

Bill Seward calls the event alongside former U.S. Biathlon team member and analyst Chad Salmela.

DateTime (ET)CoverageNetwork
Wed., Jan. 108:20 a.m.Men’s 20km Individual (LIVE)Streaming*
Wed., Jan. 10NoonMen’s 20km Individual**Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Jan. 105 p.m.Men’s 20km Individual**NBCSN
Thurs., Jan. 118:20 a.m.Women’s 15km Individual (LIVE)Streaming*
Thurs., Jan. 11NoonWomen’s 15km Individual**Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Jan. 119 p.m.Women’s 15km Individual**NBCSN
Fri., Jan. 128:30 a.m.Men’s 4x7.5km Relay (LIVE)Streaming*
Sat., Jan. 138:30 a.m.Women’s 4.6km Relay (LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 146:15 a.m.Men’s 15km Mass Start (LIVE)Streaming*
Sun., Jan. 148:40 a.m.Women’s 12.5 km Mass Start (LIVE)Streaming*

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay

FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP
LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS THIS FRIDAY AT 9 P.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

The World Cup ski jumping season continues this weekend with the women’s ski jumping event in Sapporo, Japan, while the men travel to Tauplitz – Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, for a ski flying event. 2013 world champion Sarah Hendrickson, who made her second Olympic team at Trials in December, and Nita Englund, who is searching for an Olympic berth, highlight the live women’s individual normal hill coverage this Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

Mike Glasder, who won the U.S. Olympic Trials in December and was named to the 2018 Olympic Team, is expected to lead the U.S. men in Austria alongside Will Rhoads and Kevin Bickner, who are still attempting to secure their Olympic spots, this Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Bill Spaulding calls the event joined by three-time Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane.

DateTime (ET)Coverage
Fri., Jan. 126 a.m.Men’s HS 225 Qualification (LIVE)*
Fri., Jan. 129 p.m.Women’s Individual Normal Hill (LIVE)
Sat., Jan. 138:15 a.m.Men’s Individual Ski Flying (LIVE)*
Sat., Jan. 134 p.m.Men’s Individual Ski Flying**
Sat., Jan. 139 p.m.Women’s Individual Normal Hill (LIVE)
Sun., Jan. 148:15 a.m.Men’s Individual Ski Flying (LIVE)*
Sun., Jan. 144 p.m.Men’s Individual Ski Flying**

*Streaming on OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app
**Same-day delay


NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream this weekend’s coverage. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.


ABOUT OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA

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