Details of Rio digital programming on NBC Sports app, NBCOlympics.com

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The NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com will stream a record 4,500 hours of the Rio Games next month, again including comprehensive live streaming of every sport and, for the first time, streaming coverage of all nine NBCUniversal Olympic networks.

NBC broadcast network content, including the primetime show, will be streamed for the first time.

There will be TV simul-stream coverage of NBC, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC Universo and USA Network for authenticated pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere.

Two digital-only programs will also run throughout the Games — “Gold Zone” and “Daily Dismount.”

NBC Olympics offered 3,500 digital hours for the London 2012 Games, the first time that all competition was streamed live. For Rio, coverage expands from desktops, tablets and mobile devices to also include connected TVs for the first time.

“Our digital offering for Rio marries NBC Olympics’ renowned storytelling and live-event coverage with today’s advanced technology to deliver more content across more platforms than ever before,” said Rick Cordella, SVP and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “Whether you’re a core fan of one of the 34 Olympic sports or just want to watch Team USA, we’ll deliver the best digital viewing experiences on your TV, at your desk, or on the go. Our goal is to provide ready access to every second of every event through our digital platforms.”

If an event is not televised on one of the nine networks, it will again be streamed online through Olympic Broadcasting Services feeds, many of which have English and Spanish commentary.

Multiple streams will be offered for sports with multiple fields of play, such as field events for track and field, all gymnastics apparatuses and up to five tennis courts.

When streaming, a temporary pass will allow users to stream 30 minutes of coverage prior to authentication on their first visit, and the first five minutes per day after that.

The NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app will provide the latest coverage from the Games, including TV listings and extensive video highlights.

Of digital-only programs, “Gold Zone” will guide viewers to the best live action happening at a given moment. Andrew Siciliano, of “NFL Red Zone,” and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White will host.

“Daily Dismount” will provide live post-event gymnastics coverage, hosted by Olympic medalists Jonathan Horton and Courtney Kupets.

Julie Donaldson and Jenna Corrado will host a digital news desk, streaming Olympic update segments throughout the day.

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Mikaela Shiffrin heads to world championships with medal records in sight

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Before Mikaela Shiffrin can hold the World Cup wins record, she can become the most decorated Alpine skier in modern world championships history.

Shiffrin takes a respite from World Cup pursuits for the biennial world championships in France. She is expected to race at least four times, beginning with Monday’s combined.

Shiffrin has a tour-leading 11 World Cup victories in 23 starts this season, her best since her record 17-win 2018-19 campaign, but world championships do not count toward the World Cup.

Shiffrin remains one career victory behind Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s record 86 World Cup wins until at least her next World Cup start in March.

Shiffrin has been more successful at worlds than at the Olympics and even on the World Cup. She has 11 medals in 13 world championships races dating to her 2013 debut, including making the podium in each of her last 10 events.

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She enters worlds one shy of the modern, post-World War II individual records for total medals (Norway’s Kjetil Andre Aamodt won 12) and gold medals (Austrian Toni Sailer, Frenchwoman Marielle Goitschel and Swede Anja Pärson won seven).

Worlds take place exactly one year after Shiffrin missed the medals in all of her Olympic races, but that’s not motivating her.

“If I learned anything last year, it’s that these big events, they can go amazing, and they can go terrible, and you’re going to survive no matter what,” she said after her most recent World Cup last Sunday. “So I kind of don’t care.”

Shiffrin ranks No. 1 in the world this season in the giant slalom (Feb. 16 at worlds) and slalom (Feb. 18).

This year’s combined is one run of super-G coupled with one run of slalom (rather than one downhill and one slalom), which also plays to her strengths. She won that event, with that format, at the last worlds in 2021. The combined isn’t contested on the World Cup, so it’s harder to project favorites.

Shiffrin is also a medal contender in the super-G (Feb. 8), despite starting just two of five World Cup super-Gs this season (winning one of them).

She is not planning to race the downhill (Feb. 11), which she often skips on the World Cup and has never contested at a worlds. Nor is she expected for the individual parallel (Feb. 15), a discipline she hasn’t raced in three years in part due to the strain it puts on her back with the format being several runs for the medalists.

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Lucas Braathen, world’s top male slalom skier, in doubt for world championships

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Norway’s Lucas Braathen, the world’s top male slalom skier this season, is doubtful to compete in the world championships slalom on Feb. 19 after appendix surgery on Tuesday.

“It’s been a tough couple of days fighting after surprisingly finding out about quite an intense infection on my appendix,” Braathen, a 22-year-old soccer convert with a Brazilian mom, posted on social media. “I’ve been through surgery and I’m blessed that it went successfully.”

The Norway Alpine skiing team doctor said Braathen’s recovery will take a few weeks, but there is a small possibility he can make it back for the world championships slalom, which is on the final day of the two-week competition.

Braathen has two slalom wins and one giant slalom win this World Cup season. He will miss Saturday’s slalom in Chamonix, France, the last race before worlds. Countryman Henrik Kristoffersen and Swiss Daniel Yule can overtake him atop the World Cup slalom standings in Chamonix.

Braathen entered last year’s Olympics as the World Cup slalom leader and skied out in the first run at the Games.

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