SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Pilot Steven Holcomb, Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton and Christopher Fogt of the United States team 1 make a run during the Men's Four Man Bobsleigh heats on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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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

IOC president wants life bans for Russian cheats

DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 16: IOC President Thomas Bach closing remarks during the fourth day of the 21st ANOC General Assembly at the Sheraton Grand Hotel on November 16, 2016 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images for ANOC)
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who are proven to have been part of a doping “manipulation system” should be banned for life from the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Bach gave his personal view one day before Canadian investigator Richard McLaren publishes a final report into alleged state-backed cheating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Proof of systematic doping would be “aggravated circumstances” to justify life bans, the IOC leader said at a news conference after a three-day executive board meeting.

“I would not like to see this person again at any Olympic Games in any function,” Bach said, noting that as an IOC disciplinary commission chairman he approved life bans for Austrian team members implicated in doping at the 2006 Turin Winter Games.

However, proving that individual athletes knew of systematic doping involving state agencies could be difficult.

McLaren, who was appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency in May, is expected to give more detail about cheating operations at the Sochi laboratory.

In his interim report in July, McLaren confirmed claims by former lab director Grigory Rodchenkov of a hole-in-the-wall swapping system aided by the FSB security agency to exchange athletes’ dirty urine samples for clean ones.

Earlier Thursday, the IOC member appointed to oversee disciplinary cases that arise from McLaren’s evidence acknowledged they could be tough to prove.

“Can you prove (athletes) were aware?” Denis Oswald, a Swiss lawyer, said on the sidelines of a sports law conference in Geneva.

“It is not that we would be scared to attack high level people in the Russian regime,” the Swiss lawyer said. “The question is more on the legal point of view. Can you punish athletes if they have done nothing and whether they were not aware of what was happening?”

Bach has also appointed a second IOC commission, headed by former Switzerland president Samuel Schmid, to evaluate if McLaren’s report and evidence proves a state-run doping system.

“And then based on that we will see if we can start cases against athletes,” Oswald said.

Meanwhile, United States lawmakers want Bach to attend a congressional committee hearing next Thursday to provide an update on sports’ fight against doping.

“Unfortunately I cannot attend there,” said Bach, adding that the IOC will “provide by other means all the information they may need.”

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IOC president doesn’t rule out awarding 2028 Olympic host in 2017

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23: The Olympic Flag waves as part of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says he wants to change the Olympic host city bidding procedure because it “produces too many losers.”

Bach’s comments came on the same day the IOC executive board cleared all three candidate cities for the 2024 Olympics — Paris, Los Angeles and Budapest, Hungary — to advance to the next stage of the race.

Bach did not categorically rule out the possibility of awarding the hosting rights for two games at once — 2024 and 2028 — when the IOC votes next September in Lima, Peru.

Bach said at a news conference “it is not the purpose of an Olympic candidature procedure to produce losers.”

He said the goal is “to produce the best possible host for an Olympic Games.”

Asked about speculation the IOC could award the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same time, he said: “Let us study this question, which is not an easy one.”

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