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Bobsled, luge, skeleton broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports will air more than 150 hours of the World Cup and World Championships in bobsled, luge and skeleton this season, from December through March.

Coverage will air on NBC, NBCSN and Universal HD and stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

USALuge.org will also live stream U.S.-based luge World Cups, while FIL-Luge.org will live stream luge World Cups outside the U.S., plus the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, in January.

Olympic medalists Steven HolcombElana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser (bobsled), Erin Hamlin (luge) and Matthew Antoine (skeleton) lead the U.S. teams.

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Date Time (ET) Competition Event Platform
12/2 5 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
12/2 6:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
12/2 9 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/2 10:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/3 1 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
12/3 2:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
12/3 5 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/3 3 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
12/3 4 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
12/3 6:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/3 9 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/3 9:30 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Luge NBCSN
12/3 10:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/3 10:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 NBCSN
12/4 4 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
12/4 5 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
12/11 4:30 p.m. World Cup Whistler: Luge NBCSN
12/16 8:45 a.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/16 10:15 a.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/16 12:30 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/16 2 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/16 3 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
12/16 4:30 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
12/16 8 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
12/16 9 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
12/16 10 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
12/17 9:30 a.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
12/17 11 a.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
12/17 1:30 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
12/17 3 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
12/17 3:30 p.m. World Cup Park City: Women’s Luge NBC
12/17 7 p.m. World Cup Park City: Luge NBCSN
12/17 7 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
12/17 8 p.m. World Cup Lake Placid: Four-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/6 4 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/6 5:30 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/6 8 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/6 9:30 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/6 8 p.m. World Cup Altenberg: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/6 9 p.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
1/7 3:30 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/7 5 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/7 7:30 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/7 9 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/7 6:30 p.m. World Cup Altenberg: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/7 7:30 p.m. World Cup Altenberg: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/8 4 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/8 5:30 a.m. World Cup Altenberg: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/8 5:30 p.m. World Cup Altenberg: Four-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/13 8:30 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/13 10 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/13 4:30 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
1/14 7:45 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/14 9:15 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/14 11:30 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/14 1 p.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/14 3:30 p.m. World Cup Winterberg: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/14 4:30 p.m. World Cup Winterberg: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/15 10 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/15 6:15 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/15 7:45 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/15 11:30 a.m. World Cup Winterberg: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/15 2 p.m. World Cup Winterberg: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/15 3p.m. World Cup Winterberg: Four-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/20 3:30 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/20 5 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/20 7 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/20 8:30 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/20 4 p.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/20 5 p.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/21 3 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/21 4:30 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/21 6:30 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/21 8 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/21 6 p.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
1/21 7 p.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/22 4:30 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/22 6 a.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/22 8 p.m. World Cup St. Moritz: Four-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/27 4 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/27 5:30 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/27 7:15 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/27 8:45 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/27 4 p.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
1/27 5 p.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/28 4:30 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
1/28 6 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
1/28 8:30 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/28 10 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/28 10 p.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
1/28 11 p.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
1/29 7 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
1/29 8:30 a.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
1/29 3:30 p.m. World Champs Innsbruck: Luge NBCSN
1/29 4:30 p.m. World Cup Koenigssee: Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN
2/3 4:30 a.m. World Cup Igls: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
2/3 6 a.m. World Cup Igls: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
2/3 8 a.m. World Cup Igls: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
2/3 9:30 a.m. World Cup Igls: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
2/3 6 p.m. World Cup Igls: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
2/3 7 p.m. World Cup Igls: Men’s Skeleton Universal HD
2/4 5:15 a.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/4 6:45 a.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/4 8:45 a.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/4 10:15 a.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/4 7 p.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
2/4 8 p.m. World Cup Igls: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
2/5 6 a.m. World Cup Igls: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/5 7:30 a.m. World Cup Igls: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/5 6 p.m. World Cup Igls: Four-Man Bobsled Universal HD
2/17 8:15 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/17 10 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/17 3 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1-2 Universal HD
2/18 4:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/18 6 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/18 9:15 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 3 Streaming
2/18 10:45 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 4 Streaming
2/18 4 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1-2 Universal HD
2/18 5 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 3-4 Universal HD
2/19 4:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 3 Streaming
2/19 6 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 4 Streaming
2/19 6:30 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Two-Man Bobsled Run 3-4 Universal HD
2/24 5 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
2/24 7 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
2/24 9 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
2/24 11 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
2/24 4 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 1-2 Universal HD
2/24 5 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 1-2 Universal HD
2/25 2:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 3 Streaming
2/25 4:30 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 4 Streaming
2/25 7:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
2/25 9:20 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
2/25 5 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Women’s Skeleton Run 3-4 Universal HD
2/25 6 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1-2 Universal HD
2/26 2:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 3 Streaming
2/26 4:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 4 Streaming
2/26 7:30 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 3 Streaming
2/26 9:20 a.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 4 Streaming
2/26 3:30 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Men’s Skeleton Run 3-4 NBCSN
2/26 4:30 p.m. World Champs Sochi: Four-Man Bobsled Run 3-4 NBCSN
3/17 1 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Women’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
3/17 2:30 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Women’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
3/17 5 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Men’s Skeleton Run 1 Streaming
3/17 6:30 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Men’s Skeleton Run 2 Streaming
3/17 11 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Women’s Skeleton Universal HD
3/17 Noon World Cup Pyeongchang: Men’s Skeleton NBCSN
3/18 1 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
3/18 2:30 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Woman Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
3/18 5 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
3/18 6:30 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
3/18 5 p.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Woman Bobsled Universal HD
3/18 6 p.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Two-Man Bobsled Universal HD
3/19 2:30 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Four-Man Bobsled Run 1 Streaming
3/19 4 a.m. World Cup Pyeongchang: Four-Man Bobsled Run 2 Streaming
3/19 Noon World Cup Pyeongchang: Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN

Salt Lake City forms committee to weigh Olympic bid

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has formed an exploratory committee to decide if the city will bid to host the Winter Olympics in either 2026 or 2030 — taking a key step toward trying to become a rare two-time host city.

The group made up of elected officials, business leaders and one key member of the organizing committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City said Monday that it plans to make a recommendation to state leaders by Feb. 1.

The announcement comes after the U.S. Olympic Committee board said Friday that it was moving forward with discussions about bringing the Winter Games to America for either 2026 or 2030.

Because Los Angeles was recently awarded the 2028 Summer Games, a bid for 2030 would make more sense, chairman Larry Probst said Friday.

The USOC has until next March to pick a city; those expressing interest include Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno, Nevada.

Innsbruck, Austria, said Sunday it wouldn’t bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, taking one more city out of the running. The hosting rights are set to be awarded in July 2019.

The same country hasn’t hosted back-to-back Olympics since before World War II, though when the International Olympic Committee scrapped its traditional rules and awarded 2024 (Paris) and 2028 (LA) at the same time, it indicated it was certainly open to new ideas.

Since 2012, Salt Lake City has been letting Olympic officials know the city was ready and willing to host again with a plan based on renovating and upgrading venues that have been in use since the Games ended.

The city had previously estimated it could put on a Winter Olympics for about $2 billion, but the committee will come up with a new cost estimate, said Jeff Robbins, the president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.

Robbins is one of three co-chairs on the committee along with Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Fraser Bullock, a key player in Salt Lake City’s 2002 Olympics.

Robbins said he thinks the city has a great shot at winning a bid based on the relatively low cost and because it has demonstrated it knows how to maintain venues and keep them in use, putting the city in line with Agenda 2020, the blueprint that IOC President Thomas Bach created for future Olympics calling for less spending on new venues and infrastructure.

There’s an eight-lane interstate running from the Salt Lake airport, which was upgraded for the Olympics, to Park City, which is the home of U.S. Ski and Snowboard. Park City is the host for key U.S. training centers for freestyle skiing, speedskating and cross country skiing.

Overall, the area has hosted about 75 World Cup and world-championship events in winter sports since the Olympic cauldron was extinguished more than 15 years ago.

He said an expanded light rail train line grid around Salt Lake City and a $3 billion airport renovation already underway are two examples of how Salt Lake City is even better prepared now to host than in 2002.

But he and other organizers will also have to answer questions about a bidding scandal that marred the 2002 Games and resulted in several International Olympic Committee members losing their positions for taking bribes.

“You can’t control the past,” Robbins said. “The results of what happened I think would certainly speak volumes. While there was some challenges, we hosted arguably one of the best Olympics ever hosted.”

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Simone Biles announces new coach

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When Simone Biles begins her comeback in earnest next month, she’ll be training under a new coach — Laurent Landi — who coached one of her Olympic teammates, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Landi, a 39-year-old former French gymnast, guided Rio uneven bars silver medalist Madison Kocian at the Dallas-area gym WOGA, along with wife Cecile.

“[Landi] was in Dallas, which is not far away, and had recently left WOGA, and I had worked with alongside him and know how he is with athletes,” Biles said, according to the newspaper. “He does a good job not letting pressure get to the athletes. You can see some coaches get stressed but he doesn’t.”

Biles’ previous coach since she was 7, Aimee Boorman, left their Houston-area gym for a gymnastics job in Florida after the Rio Games.

Biles said last week she plans to return to full-time training Nov. 1 and return to competition next summer.

Kocian is now at UCLA and uncertain to return to elite gymnastics.

Two other Final Five members — Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez — have said they plan to return to training for a Tokyo 2020 run. But neither has announced a return to the gym like Biles.

The last member — 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas — has not said whether she will come back.

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