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.

MORE: Alpine skiing season broadcast schedule

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.

Joel Embiid gains U.S. citizenship, mum on Olympic nationality

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Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid said he is now a U.S. citizen and it’s way too early to think about what nation he would represent at the Olympics.

“I just want to be healthy and win a championship and go from there,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

Embiid, 28, was born in Cameroon and has never competed in a major international tournament. In July, he gained French nationality, a step toward being able to represent that nation at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

In the spring, French media reported that Embiid started the process to become eligible to represent France in international basketball, quoting national team general manager Boris Diaw.

Embiid was second in NBA MVP voting this season behind Serbian Nikola Jokic. He was the All-NBA second team center.

What nation Embiid represents could have a major impact on the Paris Games.

In Tokyo, a French team led by another center, Rudy Gobert, handed the U.S. its first Olympic defeat since 2004. That was in group play. The Americans then beat the French in the gold-medal game 87-82.

That France team had five NBA players to the U.S.’ 12: Nicolas BatumEvan FournierTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotFrank Ntilikina and Gobert.

Anthony Davis, who skipped the Tokyo Olympics, is the lone U.S. center to make an All-NBA team in the last five seasons. In that time, Embiid made four All-NBA second teams and Gobert made three All-NBA third teams.

No Olympic team other than the U.S. has ever had two reigning All-NBA players on its roster.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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LA 2028, Delta unveil first-of-its-kind emblems for Olympics, Paralympics

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Emblems for the 2028 Los Angeles Games that include logos of Delta Air Lines is the first integration of its kind in Olympic and Paralympic history.

Organizers released the latest set of emblems for the LA 2028 Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday, each with a Delta symbol occupying the “A” spot in LA 28.

Two years ago, the LA 2028 logo concept was unveiled with an ever-changing “A” that allowed for infinite possibilities. Many athletes already created their own logos, as has NBC.

“You can make your own,” LA28 chairperson Casey Wasserman said in 2020. “There’s not one way to represent Los Angeles, and there is strength in our diverse cultures. We have to represent the creativity and imagination of Los Angeles, the diversity of our community and the big dreams the Olympic and Paralympic Games provide.”

Also in 2020, Delta was announced as LA 2028’s inaugural founding partner. Becoming the first partner to have an integrated LA 2028 emblem was “extremely important for us,” said Emmakate Young, Delta’s managing director, brand marketing and sponsorships.

“It is a symbol of our partnership with LA, our commitment to the people there, as well as those who come through LA, and a commitment to the Olympics,” she said.

The ever-changing emblem succeeds an angelic bid logo unveiled in February 2016 when the city was going for the 2024 Games, along with the slogan, “Follow the Sun.” In July 2017, the IOC made a historic double awarding of the Olympics and Paralympics — to Paris for 2024 and Los Angeles for 2028.

The U.S. will host its first Olympics and Paralympics since 2002 (and first Summer Games since 1996), ending its longest drought between hosting the Games since the 28-year gap between 1932 and 1960.

Delta began an eight-year Olympic partnership in 2021, becoming the official airline of Team USA and the 2028 Los Angeles Games.

Athletes flew to this year’s Winter Games in Beijing on chartered Delta flights and will do so for every Games through at least 2028.

Previously, Delta sponsored the last two Olympics held in the U.S. — the 1996 Atlanta Games and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

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