World Indoor Track and Field Championships broadcast schedule; athletes to watch

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The U.S. will host its second-ever World Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Portland, Ore., from Thursday through Sunday, with live daily coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Here’s the competition schedule.

Here’s the broadcast schedule (all times Eastern):

Thursday
10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra 

Friday
1:30-5:45 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra
8 p.m.-12 a.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra

Saturday
12:30-2 a.m. — NBCSN (tape)
2-5 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra
8-11 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra
9:30-11 p.m. — NBCSN (live)

Sunday:
3:30-6 p.m. — NBC Sports Live Extra
4-6 p.m. — NBCSN (live)

Here are five athletes to watch (all times Eastern):

Jenn Suhr (Pole Vault, Thursday, 10:05 p.m.): The Olympic champion is trying to rebound after missing the World Outdoor Championships podium in August. She’s well on her way, having broken her 2013 indoor world record with a 5.03-meter clearance on Jan. 30.

Ashton Eaton (Heptathlon, Friday and Saturday): The Olympic and World champion and world-record holder in the decathlon is also the World champion in the indoor heptathlon. Eaton owns the four highest point totals in the event’s history, led by his world record 6,645 from the 2012 World Indoors. He came 13 points shy of that mark in his last heptathlon at the 2014 World Indoors. Last Friday, Eaton needed six stitches in his forehead after a pole-vault bar fell on him.

Trayvon Bromell (60m, final Friday 8:40 p.m.): The 20-year-old shared 100m bronze at last summer’s World Championships. He’s the only man from that podium competing in Portland, with Usain BoltJustin Gatlin and Andre De Grasse absent. His primary competition in the 60m will come from veterans Asafa Powell, 33, and Kim Collins, 39, and countrymen Marvin Bracy and Mike Rodgers.

Vashti Cunningham (high jump, Sunday, 1 p.m.): The high school senior broke the world junior record en route to winning the U.S. indoor title with the highest clearance in the world this year last Saturday. The daughter of NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham could become the youngest U.S. Olympic track and field competitor since 1976 this summer. But first, she’ll make her global championship debut in Portland.

Genzebe Dibaba (3000m, Sunday, 1:45 p.m.): Dibaba is the greatest distance runner in the world today and arguably the greatest track and field athlete, too. The Ethiopian owns world records outdoors (1500m) and indoors (1500m, mile, 3000m and 5000m). Her indoor 3000m world record, which she may try to break Sunday, is 7.12 seconds faster than any other woman in history. The No. 2 woman all time, countrywoman Meseret Defar, is also entered in the 3000m in Portland.

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Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sweeps Beaver Creek World Cup races

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Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde held off Swiss Marco Odermatt for a second consecutive day to sweep World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this weekend.

Kilde won Sunday’s super-G by two tenths of a second over Odermatt, one day after edging Odermatt by six hundredths. France’s Alexis Pinturault took third as the podium was made up of the last three men to win the World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing.

This season’s overall figures to be a two-man battle between Kilde, the 2019-20 champion, and Odermatt, the reigning champion, and could come down to March’s World Cup Finals. They’ve combined to win the first five of 38 scheduled races.

The top American Sunday was River Radamus, who finished an impressive 16th given his start number was 57. Radamus’ best event is the giant slalom.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, the Olympic super-G silver medalist, and Travis Ganong, who was third in Beaver Creek last year, both skied out.

The men’s World Cup heads next weekend to Val d’Isere, France, for a giant slalom and slalom.

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Alpine skiing TV, live stream schedule for 2022-23 World Cup season

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NBC Sports and Peacock combine to air live coverage of the 2022-23 Alpine skiing season, including races on the World Cup, which starts this weekend.

Coverage begins with the traditional season-opening giant slaloms in Soelden, Austria, this Saturday and Sunday, streaming live on Peacock.

The first of four stops in the U.S. — the most in 26 years — is Thanksgiving weekend with a women’s giant slalom and slalom in Killington, Vermont. The men’s tour visits Beaver Creek, Colorado the following week, as well as Palisades Tahoe, California, and Aspen, Colorado after worlds in Courchevel and Meribel, France.

NBC Sports platforms will broadcast all four U.S. stops in the Alpine World Cup season, plus four more World Cups in other ski and snowboard disciplines. All Alpine World Cups in Austria will stream live on Peacock.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who last year won her fourth World Cup overall title, is the headliner. Shiffrin, who has 74 career World Cup race victories, will try to close the gap on the only Alpine skiers with more: Lindsey Vonn (82) and Ingemar Stenmark (86). Shiffrin won an average of five times per season the last three years and is hopeful of racing more often this season.

On the men’s side, 25-year-old Swiss Marco Odermatt returns after becoming the youngest man to win the overall, the biggest annual prize in ski racing, since Marcel Hirscher won the second of his record eight in a row in 2013.

2022-23 Alpine Skiing World Cup Broadcast Schedule
Schedule will be added to as the season progresses. All NBC Sports TV coverage also streams live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
Sat., Oct. 22 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 7:05 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 23 Men’s GS (Run 1) — Soelden Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden Peacock 7 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 Women’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 6 a.m.
Women’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 12 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 Men’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 10 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 19 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 20 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4:15 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7:15 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 25 Men’s DH — Lake Louise (PPD) Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 26 Women’s GS (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 27 Women’s SL (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:15 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 2 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 4 Women’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 1 p.m.
Men’s SG — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sat., Dec. 10 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 11 Men’s SL (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Sestiere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.

*Delayed broadcast.

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