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Olympic Channel announces PyeongChang Olympic TV schedule

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The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air daily highlights, news shows and medal ceremonies during the PyeongChang Winter Games in February.

PyeongChang will mark the first Olympics since the channel was launched in July.

The bulk of Olympic Channel programming during the Winter Games will be news and highlights coverage — 20 hours daily — via the Olympic Channel News Service.

“Winter Olympics Daily,” a half-hour show hosted by Jimmy Roberts, will air from Feb. 10-23. It will include features, storytelling, commentary and highlights. Plus, a “Meet the Olympic Press” segment with journalists discussing daily news and storylines.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication. Select replays and highlights will be available on these digital platforms as well as TeamUSA.org.

More information here from NBC Sports PR.

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OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA DAILY SCHEDULE

Time (ET) Show
5 a.m. Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)
7 a.m. Olympic Channel News (OBS)
12 p.m. Winter Olympics Daily (Premiere)
12:30 p.m. Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)
1 p.m. Olympic Channel News (OBS)
6 p.m. Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)
6:30 p.m. Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)
7 p.m. Olympic Channel News (OBS)

Genzebe Dibaba, 1500m world record holder, to miss world championships

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Genzebe Dibaba, the 1500m world record holder, will miss the world track and field championships that start next week due to a right foot injury, according to her agency.

The Ethiopian Dibaba lowered the 1500m world record to 3:50.07 in 2015, then won the world title a month later. Kenyan Faith Kipyegon relegated her to silver at the Rio Olympics. Dibaba was last in the 12-woman final at the 2017 Worlds, then withdrew from the 5000m at that meet, citing illness.

Dibaba’s absence further opens the door for Americans Shelby Houlihan (second-fastest in the world last year) and Jenny Simpson, the Olympic bronze medalist and 2017 World silver medalist.

Ethiopian-born Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan is fastest in the world this year and broke the mile world record on July 12. Hassan has range from 800m through 10,000m, and it’s not guaranteed she will contest the 1500m in Doha starting with the first round Oct. 2.

The event is already lacking Caster Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800m champion who took bronze in her world 1500m debut in 2017. Semenya is excluded from races from 400m through the mile under the IAAF’s new rule capping testosterone in those events.

MORE: U.S. roster for track and field worlds

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How to watch, stream U.S. International Classic on NBC Sports Gold

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The U.S. International Figure Skating Classic gets underway in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend and NBC Sports Gold’s “Figure Skating Pass” will be live streaming all of the action.

The event is the third stop of the ISU’s Challenger Series and often serves as a warm-up for Grand Prix events for skaters, which start in October.

The men’s field is headlined by world bronze medalist and 2018 Olympian Vincent Zhou, joined by the 2019 world junior bronze medalist in the ladies’ event, Ting Cui. Reigning U.S. pairs champions Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc will make their season debut in Salt Lake. And in ice dance, Four Continents gold medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates are slated to compete.

Check out the schedule below (all times Eastern):

Friday, Sept. 19

8:30 p.m.: Pairs’ short program (LINK)

10 p.m.: Men’s short program (LINK)

Saturday, Sept. 20

4:30 p.m.: Rhythm dance (LINK)

6:15 p.m.: Ladies’ short program (LINK)

8:35 p.m.: Pairs’ short program (LINK)

10:30 p.m.: Men’s free skate (LINK)

Sunday, Sept. 21

6:25 p.m.: Free dance (LINK)

8:15 p.m.: Ladies’ free skate (LINK)

MORE: Vincent Zhou to attend Brown University, details new skating situation

As a reminder, you can watch the events from the 2019-20 figure skating season live and on-demand with the ‘Figure Skating Pass’ on NBC Sports Gold. Go to NBCsports.com/gold/figure-skating to sign up for access to every ISU Grand Prix and championship event, as well as domestic U.S. Figure Skating events throughout the season. NBC Sports Gold gives subscribers an unprecedented level of access on more platforms and devices than ever before.

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