Bode Miller rejoins NBC Sports Alpine team; winter sports weekend schedule

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Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier of all time with six medals, rejoins NBC Sports’ commentary team for World Cup Alpine skiing races this weekend.

Miller will be on the call for races in Val d’Isere, France, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, featuring Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Aksel Lund Svindal.

The women will be racing at Lake Louise, Alberta, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin in what’s expected to be her World Cup downhill debut.

That’s just part of the winter sports coverage that also includes bobsled, luge, skeleton, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and ski jumping.

MORE: Miller trains with U.S. Ski Team ahead of possible return

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 5 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men SG) STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
11 a.m. Ski Jumping: Lillehammer (Women) STREAM LINK
Noon Freestyle Skiing: Monchengladbach (Big Air) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Alpine Skiing: – Val d’Isere (Men SG)* NBCSN
2:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Women Run 1) STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Women Run 2) STREAM LINK
7:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH)* Universal HD
9 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Man Run 1) STREAM LINK
10:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Man Run 2) STREAM LINK
Saturday 3 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4:45 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men DH) STREAM LINK
6:50 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Ski Jumping: Lillehammer (Women) STREAM LINK
10:15 a.m. Ski Jumping: Klingenthal (Men) STREAM LINK
Noon Snowboard: Monchengladbach (Big Air) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Men Run 1) STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Skeleton: Whistler (Men Run 2) STREAM LINK
2:30 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men DH)* NBC
5 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Woman Run 1) STREAM LINK
6:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Two-Woman Run 2) STREAM LINK
8 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women DH)* NBCSN
9 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Four-Man Run 1) STREAM LINK
9:30 p.m. Luge World Cup: Lake Placid (Women)* NBCSN
10:30 p.m. Bobsled: Whistler (Four-Man Run 2) NBCSN
Sunday 3 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
4 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS) STREAM LINK
4:15 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Cross-Country: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS) STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Nordic Combined: Lillehammer STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Ski Jumping: Klingenthal (Men) STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women SG) STREAM LINK
5 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Val d’Isere (Men GS)* NBCSN
6 p.m. Alpine Skiing: Lake Louise (Women SG)* Universal HD

*Same-day delay coverage

Olympian Derrick Mein ends U.S. men’s trap drought at shotgun worlds

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Tokyo Olympian Derrick Mein became the first U.S. male shooter to win a world title in the trap event since 1966, prevailing at the world shotgun championships in Osijek, Croatia, on Wednesday.

Mein, who grew up on a small farm in Southeast Kansas, hunting deer and quail, nearly squandered a place in the final when he missed his last three shots in the semifinal round after hitting his first 22. He rallied in a sudden-death shoot-off for the last spot in the final by hitting all five of his targets.

He hit 33 of 34 targets in the final to win by two over Brit Nathan Hales with one round to spare.

The last U.S. man to win an Olympic trap title was Donald Haldeman in 1976.

Mein, 37, was 24th in his Olympic debut in Tokyo (and placed 13th with Kayle Browning in the mixed-gender team event).

The U.S. swept the Tokyo golds in the other shotgun event — skeet — with Vincent Hancock and Amber English. Browning took silver in women’s trap.

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Mo Farah withdraws before London Marathon

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British track legend Mo Farah withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon, citing a right hip injury before what would have been his first 26.2-mile race in nearly two years.

Farah, who swept the 2012 and 2016 Olympic track titles at 5000m and 10,000m, said he hoped “to be back out there” next April, when the London Marathon returns to its traditional month after COVID moved it to the fall for three consecutive years. Farah turns 40 on March 23.

“I’ve been training really hard over the past few months and I’d got myself back into good shape and was feeling pretty optimistic about being able to put in a good performance,” in London, Farah said in a press release. “However, over the past 10 days I’ve been feeling pain and tightness in my right hip. I’ve had extensive physio and treatment and done everything I can to be on the start line, but it hasn’t improved enough to compete on Sunday.”

Farah switched from the track to the marathon after the 2017 World Championships and won the 2018 Chicago Marathon in a then-European record time of 2:05:11. Belgium’s Bashir Abdi now holds the record at 2:03:36.

Farah returned to the track in a failed bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, then shifted back to the roads.

Sunday’s London Marathon men’s race is headlined by Ethiopians Kenenisa Bekele and Birhanu Legese, the second- and third-fastest marathoners in history.

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