U.S. Olympic Trials broadcast schedule

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NBC Sports will air a record 51.5 hours of U.S. Winter Olympic Trials coverage beginning with live coverage of curling trials in two weeks.

The coverage, which includes more than 42 live hours, marks nearly 20 more total hours than for Sochi 2014 trials.

The Olympic Trials broadcasts will be for curling, hockey, ski jumping, short track and speed skating.

Other sports, such as Alpine skiing and figure skating, do not have direct trials competition, though NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA have comprehensive coverage of their competitions in the fall and winter.

Figure skating TV schedule | Alpine skiing TV schedule

All NBC and NBCSN coverage will also stream on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

There will also be digital-only live streaming of 30-plus early-round curling trials games from Nov. 11-15 on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app. Plus, supplemental digital-only coverage of the short track and speed skating trials.

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Date Sport Coverage Network Time
Nov. 16 Curling Men’s, Women’s Finals NBCSN 7 p.m. (LIVE)
10 p.m.
Nov. 17 Curling Men’s, Women’s Finals NBCSN 7:30 p.m. (LIVE)
10:30 p.m.
Nov. 18 Curling Men’s, Women’s Finals (if nec.) NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 Ice Hockey U.S. Women vs. Canada NBCSN 4 p.m. (LIVE)
Dec. 14 Curling Mixed Doubles – Round Robin NBCSN 7 p.m. (LIVE)
Dec. 15 Curling Mixed Doubles – Round Robin NBCSN 4 p.m. (LIVE)
Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1500m NBCSN 8:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Ice Hockey U.S. Women vs. Canada NBCSN 10 p.m. (LIVE)
Dec. 16 Short Track Men’s & Women’s 500m NBC 2:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Curling Mixed Doubles – Semifinal NBCSN 10 p.m. (LIVE)
Dec. 17 Curling Mixed Doubles – Final NBCSN 4 p.m. (LIVE)
Short Track Men’s & Women’s 1000m NBC 1 p.m. (LIVE)
Dec. 31 Ski Jumping Ski Jumping NBC 1 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 2 Speed Skating Women’s 300m; Men’s 5000m NBCSN 5:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 3 Speed Skating Men’s, Women’s 1000m NBCSN 6 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 4 Speed Skating Women’s 5000m/Men’s 10,000m NBCSN 6:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 5 Speed Skating Men’s, Women’s 500m NBCSN 6:30 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 6 Speed Skating Men’s, Women’s 1500m NBCSN 6 p.m. (LIVE)
Jan. 7 Speed Skating Men’s, Women’s Mass Start NBCSN 6 p.m. (LIVE)

South Korea’s first gold medalist of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to compete for China

Lim Hyo-Jun

Lim Hyo-Jun, a short track speed skater who won South Korea’s first gold medal of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, has been cleared to skate for China and was reportedly named to the national team Monday.

Lim, who won the 1500m on the first day of medal competition at the PyeongChang Games, began the process of switching to China after a June 2019 incident where he pulled down a teammate’s trousers, leaving him standing, exposed, in front of female teammates.

Lim, the 2019 World overall champion, was banned from the team for a year and later found guilty of sexual harassment before the verdict was overturned on appeal.

It was reported in March 2021 that Lim was in the process of trying to gain Chinese nationality to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but Lim was not cleared to switch by the International Skating Union until this July. His Chinese name is Lin Xiaojun.

Another star South Korean skater, triple 2006 Olympic gold medalist Ahn Hyun-Soo, switched to Russia after not making the 2010 Olympic team. He then won three golds for the host nation as Viktor Ahn at the 2014 Sochi Games.

China’s national team for the upcoming season reportedly does not include veterans Wu Dajing, the nation’s lone gold medalist across all sports at the 2018 Olympics, and Fan Kexin, a three-time Olympic medalist.

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Brigid Kosgei, world record holder, to miss London Marathon

Brigid Kosgei

World record holder Brigid Kosgei withdrew before Sunday’s London Marathon due to a right hamstring injury that has bothered her for the last month.

“My training has been up and down and not the way I would like to prepare to be in top condition,” was posted on Kosgei’s social media. “We’ve decided it’s best I withdraw from this year’s race and get further treatment on my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”

Kosgei, a 28-year-old Kenyan mother of twins, shattered the world record by 81 seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. She clocked 2:14:04 to smash Brit Paula Radcliffe‘s record from 2003.

Since, Kosgei won the 2020 London Marathon, took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, placed fourth at the 2021 London Marathon and won this past March’s Tokyo Marathon in what was then the third-fastest time in history (2:16:02).

Ethiopian Tigist Assefa moved into the top three by winning the Berlin Marathon last Sunday in 2:15:37.

The London Marathon women’s field includes Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei, a winner in New York City (2019) and London (2021), and Yalemzerf Yehualaw, who was the Ethiopian record holder until Assefa won in Berlin.

The men’s field is headlined by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest male marathoner in history, and Brit Mo Farah, a four-time Olympic champion on the track.

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