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How to watch 40 hours of World Cup ski events this weekend

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NBC Sports and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA combine to air more than 40 hours of World Cup action in Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined and ski jumping from Friday through Sunday, with more than 30 hours of live streaming on NBC Sports Gold.

The Alpine skiing World Cup makes its final stops in North America. Double Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin looks to build on her World Cup overall standings lead in two downhills and a super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta. Another two-time gold medalist, Ted Ligety, tackles the Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colo., where he will be one of the favorites in Sunday’s giant slalom, following Friday’s super-G and Saturday’s downhill.

PyeongChang Olympic champ Jessie Diggins leads the U.S. cross-country team to Lillehammer, Norway, for its second World Cup stop.

The Nordic combined World Cup also heads to Norway’s 1994 Olympic host village this weekend for the Lillehammer Tour. The stop features the first mass-start Nordic combined event on the World Cup in nearly a decade.

Finally, the men’s and women’s ski jumping circuits are split between Nizhny Tagil, Russia, and Lillehammer, respectively.

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ALPINE SKIING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 12:30 p.m. Men’s Downhill NBCSN NBC Sports
2:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
5:30 p.m. Women’s Downhill* NBCSN NBC Sports
Saturday 1 p.m.** Men’s Super-G NBCSN NBC Sports
2 p.m. Women’s Downhill NBCSN NBC Sports
5 p.m. Men’s Downhill* NBC
6 p.m. Men’s Downhill* Olympic Channel
10 p.m. Women’s Downhill* Olympic Channel
Sunday 11:45 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) NBC Sports
1 p.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
2:30 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) NBCSN NBC Sports
5 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom* NBC
6:30 p.m. Women’s Super-G* NBCSN
11:30 p.m. Men’s Giant Slalom* Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay

**Race start delayed to 2
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 6 a.m. Men’s, Women’s Sprints Olympic Channel Olympic Channel
Saturday 4:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Olympic Channel
6:15 a.m. Men’s 15km Olympic Channel
12 p.m. Women’s 10km* Olympic Channel
9:30 p.m. Women’s 10km* NBCSN NBC Sports
Sunday 4:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel
5:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Pursuit Olympic Channel
2:30 p.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit* Olympic Channel
3:30 p.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit* NBCSN NBC Sports

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

NORDIC COMBINED

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 5 a.m. Men’s HS98 Olympic Channel
8:30 a.m. Men’s 5km Gunderson Olympic Channel
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Men’s 10km Mass Start Olympic Channel
8:15 a.m. Men’s HS98 Olympic Channel
Sunday 4:35 a.m. Men’s HS140 Olympic Channel
8:05 a.m. Men’s 10km Gunderson Olympic Channel

All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

SKI JUMPING

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 9:45 a.m. Men’s HS134 (Qualifying) Olympic Channel
11:30 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
Saturday 9:45 a.m. Men’s Individual Olympic Channel
11:15 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Men’s Individual* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
Sunday 6:45 a.m. Women’s Individual Olympic Channel
10 a.m. Men’s Individual Olympic Channel
7 p.m. Women’s Individual* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Men’s Individual* Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
All races stream live on NBC Sports Gold for “Snow Pass” subscribers and will have a replay of the event. Click here for more info.

Weightlifting investigation finds doping cover-ups

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation has found doping cover-ups and millions of dollars in missing money, lead investigator Richard McLaren said Thursday.

McLaren said 40 positive doping tests were “hidden” in IWF records and that athletes whose cases were delayed or covered up went on to win medals at the world championships and other events. The cases will be referred to the World Anti-Doping Agency.

McLaren said former IWF president Tamas Ajan was “an autocratic leader” who kept the board in the dark about finances. Ajan received cash payments, some as much as $100,000, as doping fines from national federations or sponsors, McLaren said.

He said $10.4 million was unaccounted for.

“Everyone was kept in financial ignorance through the use of hidden bank accounts (and transfers),” McLaren said. “Some cash was accounted for, some was not.”

McLaren said Ajan “permitted the (federation) elections to be bought by vote brokers” as he kept the presidency and promoted favored officials. Large cash withdrawals were made ahead of federation congresses, McLaren said, adding that voters were bribed and had to take pictures of their ballots to show to brokers.

The 81-year-old Ajan stepped down in April, ending a 20-year reign as president and a total 44 years in federation posts. A month before that he also gave up his honorary membership of the International Olympic Committee.

McLaren’s investigation was sparked in January when German broadcaster ARD reported financial irregularities at the federation and apparent doping cover-ups.

McLaren, a Canadian law professor, was the World Anti-Doping Agency’s lead investigator for Russian doping and has judged cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Weightlifting’s reputation under Aján had already been hit by dozens of steroid doping cases revealed in retests of samples from the Olympics since 2008.

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Coco Gauff delivers speech, demands change, promises to use platform

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Coco Gauff, the 16-year-old tennis star, delivered a speech at a peaceful protest in her hometown on Wednesday, demanding change and promising to use her platform to spread vital information.

“I’ve been spending all week having tough conversations, trying to educate my non-black friends on how they can help the movement,” Gauff told a crowd, holding an affixed microphone atop a lectern in front of Delray Beach City Hall in Florida, after her grandmother spoke. “You need to use your voice, no matter how big or small your platform is. You need to use your voice. I saw a Dr. [Martin Luther] King quote that said, ‘The silence of the good people is worse than the brutality of the bad people.'”

Earlier this week, Gauff posted links on her social media accounts — with more than 800,000 combined followers — to register to vote and a petition for justice for the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, she shared video of her participating in a march, saying her hometown police chief was part of the group.

Click here for NBC News’ coverage of Floyd’s death and protests in Minneapolis and around the country.

Last summer, Gauff, then 15, became the youngest player to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. She followed that with third- and fourth-round runs at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open, sandwiched between her first WTA Tour title.

The full text of the beginning of her speech, which she shared on social media:

“Hello everyone. My name is Coco, and who just spoke was my grandma. I think it’s sad that I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago. So I’m here to tell you guys this: that we must, first, love each other no matter what. We must have the tough conversations with my friends. I’ve been spending all week having tough conversations, trying to educate my non-black friends on how they can help the movement. Second, we need to take action. Yes, we’re all out here protesting, and I’m not of age to vote, but it’s in your hands to vote for my future, for my brother’s future and for your future. So that’s one way to make change. Third, you need to use your voice, no matter how big or small your platform is. You need to use your voice. I saw a Dr. [Martin Luther] King quote that said, ‘The silence of the good people is worse than the brutality of the bad people.’ So, you need to not be silent, because if you are choosing silence, you’re choosing the side of the oppressor. So, I’ve heard many things this past week. One of the things I’ve heard is, well, it’s not my problem. This is why I have to tell you this. If you listen to black music. If you like black culture. If you have black friends. Then this is your fight, too. It’s not your job. It’s not your duty to open your mouth to say, ‘Lil Uzi Vert‘s my favorite artist, but I don’t care what happened to George Floyd.’ Now how does that make sense? So, I demand change now. It’s sad that it takes another black man’s life to be lost for all of this to happen, but we have to understand that this has been going on for years. This is not just about George Floyd. This is about Trayvon Martin. This is about Eric Garner. This is about Breonna Taylor. This is about stuff that’s been happening. I was 8 years old when Trayvon Martin was killed. So why am I here at 16 still demanding change? And it breaks my heart because I’m fighting for the future for my brothers. I’m fighting for the future for my future kids. I’m fighting for the future for my future grandchildren. So, we must change now, and I promise to always use my platform to spread vital information.”

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