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Olympic Channel to air classic Olympic figure skating marathon

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The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will air nine days’ worth of classic Olympic figure skating coverage leading up to the U.S. Championships.

The “Olympic Skating Spectacular” runs from Tuesday through Jan. 3.

It includes free skates from the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympics, featuring Sarah HughesYevgeny PlushenkoEvan LysacekYuna KimMeryl Davis and Charlie White.

There will be 30-plus hours of coverage from Tuesday through Jan. 2, then a marathon of women’s free skates Jan. 3.

More here from NBC Sports PR.

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MORE: Figure skating season broadcast schedule

Day Time (ET) Event
Tuesday, Dec. 26 7 p.m. Salt Lake City 2002: Pairs
9 p.m. Salt Lake City 2002: Men
Wednesday, Dec. 27 7 p.m. Salt Lake City 2002: Ice Dance
9 p.m. Salt Lake City 2002: Women
Thursday, Dec. 28 7 p.m. Torino 2006: Pairs
8:30 p.m. Torino 2006: Men
Friday, Dec. 29 7 p.m. Torino 2006: Ice Dance
9 p.m. Torino 2006: Women
Saturday, Dec. 30 7 p.m. Vancouver 2010: Pairs
9 p.m. Vancouver 2010: Men
Sunday, Dec. 31 7 p.m. Vancouver 2010: Ice Dance
9 p.m. Vancouver 2010: Women
Monday, Jan. 1 6 p.m. Sochi 2014: Team Event
9 p.m. Sochi 2014: Pairs
10 p.m. Sochi 2014: Men
Tuesday, Jan. 2 7 p.m. Sochi 2014: Ice Dance
8:30 p.m. Sochi 2014: Women
Wednesday, Jan. 3 2:30 p.m. Salt Lake City 2002: Women
4:30 p.m. Torino 2006: Women
7 p.m. Vancouver 2010: Women
9 p.m. Sochi 2014: Women

Mikaela Shiffrin returns with mantra, stuck to her helmet, to carry forever

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Look close at Mikaela Shiffrin as she steps into a race start gate for the first time in eight months on Oct. 17.

Shiffrin, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Cup overall champion, plans to wear a helmet with two special stickers on the back.

She’s donned the first decal for years — the initials ABFTTB, which stand for “Always Be Faster Than The Boys,” a personalized autograph motto from retired Olympic Alpine skier Heidi Voelker.

The new sticker reads, Be nice. Think first. Have fun.

Those lines came from Shiffrin’s father, Jeff — the mantra instilled in her and older brother Taylor, also a young ski racer at the time.

After Jeff died on Feb. 2, Shiffrin regularly remembered the question that Jeff posed years ago: “What are the golden rules?”

Be nice. Think first.

When the Shiffrin siblings were old enough, Jeff added the third rule.

“He felt like we could understand that having fun wasn’t just about going and doing whatever you want because it’s instantly gratifying,” Shiffrin told NBC Sports’ Alex Azzi in an On Her Turf interview. “Fun is doing something well and the satisfaction you get from sticking to something.”

She plans to race all season with the golden rules sticker on her helmet, right next to ABFTTB.

Shiffrin detailed more about her prep for a very different World Cup campaign, in conjunction with a new fund in honor of her late father, in this On Her Turf report.

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2020 Tour de France results

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2020 Tour de France results for the yellow jersey, green jersey, white jersey and polka-dot jersey …

Overall (Yellow Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:05
2. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — +:59
3. Richie Porte (AUS) — +3:30
4. Mikel Landa (ESP) — +5:58
5. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
6. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — +6:47
7. Tom Dumoulin (NED) — +7:48
8. Rigberto Uran (COL) — +8:02
9. Adam Yates (GBR) — +9:25
10. Damiano Caruso (ITA) — +14:03
13. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — +25:53
15. Sepp Kuss (USA) — +42:20
17. Nairo Quintana (COL) — +1:03:07
29. Thibaut Pinot (FRA) — +1:59:54
36. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) — +2:19:11
DNF. Egan Bernal (COL)

Sprinters (Green Jersey)
1. Sam Bennett (IRL) — 380 points
2. Peter Sagan (SVK) — 284
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA) — 260
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA) — 181
5. Wout van Aert (BEL) — 174

Climbers (Polka-Dot Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 82 points
2. Richard Carapaz (ECU) — 74
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO) — 67
4. Marc Hirschi (SUI) — 62
5. Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) — 51

Young Rider (White Jersey)
1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO) — 87:20:13
2. Enric Mas (ESP) — +6:07
3. Valentin Madouas (FRA) — +1:42:43
4. Dani Martinez (COL) — +1:55:12
5. Lennard Kamna (GER) — +2:15:39

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