From left, United States' Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso pose after an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

World Alpine Skiing Championships broadcast schedule

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Every event of the World Alpine Skiing Championships will stream live on and the NBC Sports app, starting with Lindsey Vonn in the super-G on Tuesday.

The biggest competition outside of the Olympics is slated in St. Moritz, Switzerland, from Feb. 7-19. This year’s worlds will prove a key indicator of 2018 Olympic prospects.

Recall that four years ago, Mikaela Shiffrin won her first world title in slalom, while Vonn crashed in the worlds super-G.

Shiffrin went on to become the youngest Olympic slalom champion. Vonn missed the Sochi Winter Games due to knee injuries.

This year, Vonn and Shiffrin headline the U.S. team in St. Moritz.

International stars include World Cup overall champions Marcel Hirscher of Austria and Lara Gut of Switzerland.

In addition to live streaming coverage, NBCSN will air live early morning coverage of most events, while NBC will air weekend afternoon coverage of key races — men’s and women’s downhills and the women’s slalom.

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Date Time (ET) Network Event
Tuesday, Feb. 7 6 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Super-G
Wednesday, Feb. 8 6 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Super-G
Friday, Feb. 10 4 a.m. Women’s Combined Downhill
Friday, Feb. 10 6:30 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Combined Slalom
Sunday, Feb. 12 5:15 a.m. Women’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 7:30 a.m. Men’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 12:30 p.m.* NBC Women’s Downhill
Sunday, Feb. 12 2 p.m.* NBCSN Men’s Downhill
Monday, Feb. 13 4 a.m. Men’s Combined-Downhill
Monday, Feb. 13 6:30 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Combined-Slalom
Tuesday, Feb. 14 6 a.m. NBCSN Team Event
Thursday, Feb. 16 3:45 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1
Thursday, Feb. 16 7 a.m. NBCSN Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2
Friday, Feb. 17 3:45 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1
Friday, Feb. 17 7 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2
Saturday, Feb. 18 3:45 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1
Saturday, Feb. 18 7 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2
Saturday, Feb. 18 12:30 p.m.* NBC Women’s Slalom
Sunday, Feb. 19 3:45 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1
Sunday, Feb. 19 7 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Slalom Run 2

* Denotes same-day delay.

Germany, with tie for gold, sweeps four-man bobsled medals to close worlds

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Francesco Friedrich, Candy Bauer, Martin Grothkopp and Thorsten Margis of Germany compete during the final run of the 4-man Bobsleigh BMW IBSF World Cup at Olympiabobbahn Igls on February 5, 2017 in Innsbruck, Austria.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images For IBSF)
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With a tie for four-man gold, Germany notched the first-ever men’s bobsled medal sweep at an Olympics or world championships on Sunday.

Francesco Friedrich and Johannes Lochner tied for the four-man world title with identical times after four runs of 3:14.10 in Koenigssee, Germany. Countryman Nico Walther took bronze, .16 behind.

The top American was 2010 Olympic champion Steven Holcomb in fifth. Holcomb was .01 out of bronze going into the fourth and final run but ended up. 18 behind Walther.

“This is really hard to swallow for these guys,” U.S. coach Brian Shimer said, according to U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton. “Holcomb’s team is starting to show signs of greatness, and they’ve come a long way for such a young push crew, and Holcomb continues to get back to his old self after a couple of years of injuries. I know he’s got to be really disappointed, but this race showed we’re taking a big step in the right direction.”

Germany completed a dominant world bobsled and skeleton championships by taking eight of the 15 medals in Olympic-program events. Last weekend, Friedrich earned his fourth straight world title in two-man bobsled.

Earlier Sunday, Latvian Martins Dukurs won his fifth skeleton world title in the last six editions. Dukurs, who settled for silver at the 2010 and 2014 Olympics, beat German Axel Jungk by .37 after four runs in Koenigssee.

“I was really lucky, especially my fourth run was awful,” said Dukurs, who held on despite having the fourth-fastest third and fourth runs. “But that’s the past, luckily for me also the other guys made mistakes.”

Russian Olympian Nikita Tregybov took bronze. Olympic bronze medalist Matthew Antoine was the top American in seventh.

“I’m disappointed, seventh isn’t what I came here to achieve,” Antoine said, according to U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton. “I don’t think I slid all that poorly, but I didn’t push very well, and on a track like this, you can’t give up that much at the start and expect to have a good result. The reality is that I’m an Olympic medalist and results like this don’t mean anything to me.”

The race lacked one of the PyeongChang Olympic favorites, South Korean Yun Sung-bin, who skipped worlds to get more training time in South Korea.

The rest of the top bobsledders and skeleton sliders will join Yun in South Korea in March for training and the final World Cup stop at the 2018 Olympic venue.

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Mo Farah says he’s ‘done nothing wrong’ after report of drug misuse

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Sir Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning the Men’s 5000 metres final during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix 2017 at Barclaycard Arena on February 18, 2017 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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LONDON (AP) — Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with “allegations of drug misuse.”

The British distance runner’s statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American coach’s use of medicines, based on information obtained by the hacking group known as Fancy Bears. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is investigating coach Alberto Salazar, who has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project.

In a statement, Farah said it was “deeply frustrating” to be forced to respond when he has “done nothing wrong.”

“I am a clean athlete who has never broken the rules in regards to substances, methods or dosages and it is upsetting that some parts of the media, despite the clear facts, continue to try to associate me with allegations of drug misuse,” said Farah, who won the Olympic 5000m and 10,000m in 2012 and 2016.

Farah questioned the motivations of those publishing information suggesting any wrongdoing.

“As I’ve said many times before we all should do everything we can to have a clean sport and it is entirely right that anyone who breaks the rules should be punished,” Farah said. “However, this should be done through proper process and if USADA or any other anti-doping body has evidence of wrongdoing they should publish it and take action rather than allow the media to be judge and jury.”

USADA said it appeared that a draft of a report it was compiling was obtained by Fancy Bears.

“USADA can confirm that it has prepared a report in response to a subpoena from a state medical licensing body regarding care given by a physician to athletes associated with the Nike Oregon Project,” USADA spokesman Ryan Madden wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

“We understand that the licensing body is still deciding its case and as we continue to investigate whether anti-doping rules were broken, no further comment will be made at this time,” Madden added.

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