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How to watch winter sports on NBC Sports this weekend

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Chloe KimNathan Chen and Mikaela Shiffrin headline action across more than a dozen winter sports with coverage on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and streaming on NBC Sports Gold this weekend.

Kim competes for the first time this season at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colo., against a field including Olympic bronze medalist Arielle Gold. Also dropping in at Copper are Olympic champion halfpipe skiers David Wise and Maddie Bowman and medalists Alex Ferreira and Brita Sigourney.

Chen is the favorite at Vancouver’s Grand Prix Final, the second-biggest international figure skating competition this season after March’s world championships. The world champion will face Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno, while Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova and world silver medalists Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue lead the women’s and ice dance events.

Shiffrin, fresh off her first World Cup super-G win, can move into sole position of fourth place on the women’s career wins list in St. Moritz, Switzerland with a victory in either Saturday’s super-G or Sunday’s parallel slalom. The men race a giant slalom and slalom in Val d’Isere, France, featuring Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Marcel Hirscher.

U.S. Olympians are also in action in bobsled, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, freestyle skiing, luge, short track, skeleton and speed skating World Cups.

GRAND PRIX FINAL PREVIEWS: Men | Women

FIGURE SKATING GRAND PRIX FINAL

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Thursday 10:45 p.m. Men’s Short NBC Sports Gold
Friday 12 a.m. Women’s Short NBC Sports Gold
10 p.m. Rhythm Dance NBC Sports Gold
11:15 p.m. Pairs’ Short NBCSN
Saturday 12:30 a.m. Men’s Free NBCSN
4:45 p.m. Women’s Free NBC Sports Gold
10 p.m. Free Dance NBC Sports Gold
11:15 p.m. Pairs’ Free NBC Sports Gold
11:30 p.m.* Women’s Free Skate NBCSN
Sunday 4 p.m.* Men’s, Women’s Free Skates NBC

*Delayed broadcast

ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 3:45 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) Olympic Channel
4 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) NBC Sports Gold
5 a.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel
7 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) Olympic Channel
Sunday 12:30 a.m.* Women’s Super-G NBCSN
3:15 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 1) Olympic Channel
3:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 1) NBC Sports Gold
6:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom (Run 2) Olympic Channel
7:30 a.m. Women’s Parallel Slalom Olympic Channel
5 p.m.* Women’s Parallel Slalom NBCSN

*Delayed broadcast
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.

FREESTYLE SKIING/SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 1 p.m. Ski Halfpipe NBCSN
3 p.m.* Moguls Olympic Channel
Saturday 1 p.m. Snowboard Halfpipe NBC Sports
4:30 p.m.* Ski Halfpipe NBCSN
Sunday 12:30 p.m.* Ski Halfpipe NBCSN

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

BIATHLON WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Live stream
Friday 12 p.m.* Women’s 15km Individual NBCSN
11 p.m.* Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel
Saturday 8:05 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel
10 a.m.* Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel
Sunday 5:35 p.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel
8 p.m.* Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel
8:35 p.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel
9 p.m.* Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast
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.

BOBSLED/SKELETON WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 4 p.m.* Women’s Bobsled Olympic Channel
Saturday 1:30 a.m.* Women’s Bobsled NBCSN
2:30 a.m. Men’s skeleton Run 1 Olympic Channel
4:15 a.m. Men’s skeleton Run 2 Olympic Channel
6 a.m. Two-man bobsled run 1 Olympic Channel
7:30 a.m. Two-man bobsled run 2 Olympic Channel
2:30 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
3:30 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled (1) Olympic Channel
Sunday 2:30 a.m. Women’s Skeleton run 1 Olympic Channel
4 a.m. Women’s Skeleton run 2 Olympic Channel
6 a.m. Two-man bobsled run 1 Olympic Channel
7:30 a.m. Two-man bobsled run 2 Olympic Channel
11:30 a.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
10 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled (2) Olympic Channel
11 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled (2) NBCSN

*Delayed broadcast

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 3:20 a.m. Women’s 15km Interval Olympic Channel
6:05 a.m. Men’s 30km Interval Olympic Channel
8:30 a.m.* Women’s 15km Olympic Channel
Sunday 4:20 am Women’s Relay Olympic Channel
7:20 a.m. Men’s Relay Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Women’s Relay 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.

CURLING WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Mixed Doubles: USA-NOR Olympic Channel
10 p.m. Men: USA-CHN Olympic Channel
Thursday 9:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles: USA-CHN Olympic Channel
1 p.m. Women: USA-RUS Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Men: USA-CAN Olympic Channel
Friday 9:30 a.m. Women: USA-CAN Olympic Channel
5 p.m. Women: USA-KOR Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Mixed Doubles: USA-CHN Olympic Channel
Saturday 5 p.m. Men: USA-CAN Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Women: USA-CAN NBC Sports
9:30 p.m. Women: USA-CAN NBCSN
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mixed Doubles: Final Olympic Channel
1 p.m. Women: Final Olympic Channel
5 p.m. Men: Final Olympic Channel
8 p.m. Highlights NBCSN

LUGE WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday Noon Doubles Run No. 1 Olympic Channel
1:20 p.m. Doubles Run No. 2 Olympic Channel
2:40 p.m. Men’s singles No. 1 Olympic Channel
4:15 p.m. Men’s singles No. 1 Olympic Channel
9:30 p.m.* Doubles Olympic Channel
10 p.m.* Men Olympic Channel
Saturday 11:40 a.m. Women Singles No. 1 Olympic Channel
1:05 p.m. Women Singles No. 2 Olympic Channel
3 p.m. Team Relay Olympic Channel
11:30 p.m.* Women Olympic Channel
Sunday 6 p.m. Highlights NBCSN

*Delayed broadcast

SPEED SKATING WORLD CUP

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 8 p.m.* Long Track Highlights Olympic Channel
8 p.m.* Long Track Highlights Olympic Channel
Monday 6 p.m. Long Track Highlights Olympic Channel
SHORT TRACK
Saturday 11:30 a.m.* Short Track Highlights Olympic Channel
Monday 4 p.m. Short Track Highlights Olympic Channel

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

Finland, without its NHL stars, tops Canada for hockey world title

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Finland’s roster for the world men’s hockey championship included zero players who finished the 2018-19 season on an NHL team. Didn’t matter, the Finns knocked out the last three nations to win world titles en route to their first gold since 2011.

Finland beat Canada 3-1 in Sunday’s final in Bratislava, Slovakia, getting two goals from captain Marko Anttila, a 2004 Chicago Blackhawks draft pick who plays in the KHL (and has never played in the NHL). Anttila also scored the lone goal in Saturday’s semifinal with Russia.

The most notable name on Finland’s roster may be its youngest. Forward Kaapo Kakko, 18, could be the No. 2 pick in the NHL Draft behind American Jack Hughes.

Finland became the first nation to win a world title without a player who finished the season on an NHL roster since at least 1993, not counting the 1995 and 2005 lockout years. The NHL didn’t participate in the Olympics until 1998.

Canada’s roster was headlined by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris as captain and Philadelphia Flyers veteran forward Sean Couturier. But it lacked the superstars of recent years like Connor McDavid (2018), Claude Giroux (2017), Brad Marchand (2016) and Sidney Crosby (2015).

The Russians had stalwarts Alex OvechkinEvgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk but were blanked by Finland in the semifinals and ended up with bronze over the Czech Republic. They eliminated the Patrick Kane-captained Americans in the quarterfinals.

MORE: Great Britain gets first win at hockey worlds in 57 years

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U.S. diving roster for world championships finalized at nationals

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Collegians David Dinsmore and Brandon Loschiavo beat out Olympian Steele Johnson for the two U.S. men’s platform spots at July’s world championships.

Dinsmore, a rising Miami senior, had the highest cumulative score at the U.S. Championships in Indianapolis, while Loschiavo, a rising Purdue senior, was second while earning the national title with the top tally in Sunday’s final.

Johnson, coming back from two foot surgeries in the last eight months, ended up third, 41.95 points behind Loschiavo.

Johnson is still going to worlds in South Korea with former Purdue teammate Ben Bramley in the synchronized platform. Johnson is an Olympic silver medalist in that event with David Boudia, who left the platform for the springboard and won the national title on that event Saturday.

Also Sunday, Brooke Schultz and Sarah Bacon earned world spots in the women’s springboard, the one event this weekend without an Olympian in the field. Schultz won the previous world championships trials in 2017 and placed 25th at those worlds. Bacon, a rising Minnesota senior, is going to her first worlds.

Divers will compete at worlds for themselves but also to earn Olympic quota spots for the U.S.

U.S. roster for World Diving Championships
Women
Synchronized Springboard — Alison Gibson/Krysta Palmer
Synchronized Platform — Murphy Bromberg/Katrina Young (Olympian)
1m Springboard (Not an Olympic event) — Sarah Bacon, Maria Coburn
3m Springboard — Brooke Schultz, Sarah Bacon
Platform — Amy Cozad Magana (Olympian), Delaney Schnell

Men
Synchronized Springboard — Andrew Capobianco/MIchael Hixon (Olympian)
Synchronized Platform — Ben Bramley/Steele Johnson (Olympian)
1m Springboard (Not an Olympic event) — Briadam Herrera, Michael Hixon (Olympian)
3m Springboard — Michael Hixon (Olympian), David Boudia (Olympian)
Platform — David Dinsmore, Brandon Loschiavo

Mixed (Not Olympic events)
Synchronized Springboard — Briadam Herrera/Lauren Reedy
Synchronized Platform — Zach Cooper/Olivia Rosendahl

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