Olympic sports on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel this weekend

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Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Jessie Diggins headline winter sports action this weekend with coverage on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, and streaming on NBC Sports Gold.

Ligety, a 2006 and 2014 gold medalist, eyes his first World Cup win in three years in a giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy, on Sunday. That follows a super-G and downhill on Friday and Saturday in Val Gardena.

Diggins, who earned team sprint gold in PyeongChang, moves with the cross-country skiing World Cup to Davos, Switzerland, for sprint and 10km races.

U.S. Olympians are also in action in biathlon, bobsled, freestyle skiing, luge, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding and speed skating World Cups, plus the world short-course swimming championships.

ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP — Val Gardena and Alta Badia, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 6 a.m. Men’s Super-G Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Saturday 5:30 a.m. Men’s Downhill Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
8 p.m.* NBCSN
Sunday 4 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 1) Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom (Run 2) Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
6 p.m.* Men’s Giant Slalom NBCSN

*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.

BIATHLON WORLD CUP — Hochfilzen, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event TV Live stream
Thursday 8:05 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
Friday 8:05 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9:30 a.m.* Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* NBCSN
Saturday 5:20 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
8:40 a.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
2 p.m.* Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel
3 p.m.* Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel
Sunday 5:10 a.m. Women’s 4x6km Relay Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7:50 a.m. Men’s 4×7.5km Relay Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
3 p.m.* Women’s 4x6km Relay Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Men’s 4×7.5km 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.

BOBSLED/SKELETON WORLD CUP — Winterberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 4:15 a.m. Men’s Skeleton (Run 1) Olympic Channel
6 a.m. Men’s Skeleton (Run 2) Olympic Channel
8 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (Run 1) Olympic Channel
9:30 a.m. Women’s Skeleton (Run 2) Olympic Channel
3 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel
Saturday 5:15 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
6:45 a.m. Women’s Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
9 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
10:30 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Women’s Bobsled Olympic Channel
5 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel
7 p.m.* Women’s Bobsled NBCSN
Sunday 5:30 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 1) Olympic Channel
7 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled (Run 2) Olympic Channel
2 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel
7 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN

*Same-day delay

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING WORLD CUP — Davos, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 7:30 a.m. Men’s, Women’s Sprints Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 3:15 a.m. Women’s 10km Interval Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
5:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Interval Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9 a.m.* Women’s 10km Interval 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.

FREESTYLE SKIING WORLD CUP — Thaiwoo, China

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 12:30 a.m. Moguls Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 12:30 a.m. Dual Moguls Olympic Channel NBC Sports Gold

*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.

LUGE WORLD CUP — Lake Placid, N.Y.

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 9 a.m. Men’s Singles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
10:45 a.m. Men’s Singles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
12:15 p.m. Doubles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
1:35 p.m. Doubles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
9 p.m.* Men’s Singles Olympic Channel
10 p.m.* Doubles Olympic Channel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Women Singles (Run 1) Olympic Channel
9:50 a.m. Women Singles (Run 2) Olympic Channel
12 p.m. Men’s Sprint Olympic Channel
12:45 p.m. Doubles Sprint Olympic Channel
1:20 p.m. Women’s Sprint Olympic Channel
4 p.m.* Men’s Singles/Doubles NBCSN
10 p.m.* Women’s Singles Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP — Engelberg, Switzerland and Premanon, France

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Friday 11:50 a.m. Men’s Qualifying Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
Saturday 4:50 a.m. Women Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
9:50 a.m. Men Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
6 p.m.* Women Olympic Channel
7:30 p.m.* Men Olympic Channel
Sunday 4:50 a.m. Women Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
8:05 a.m. Men Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
7 p.m.* Women Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m.* Men Olympic Channel

*Same-day delay
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.

SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP — Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 10:50 a.m. Parallel Slalom Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold
11 a.m. Parallel Giant Slalom Olympic Channel | NBC Sports Gold

*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.

SPEED SKATING WORLD CUP — Heerenveen, Netherlands

Day Time (ET) Event TV Stream
Saturday 8:45 a.m. Day 1 NBC Sports Gold
Sunday 8 a.m. Day 2 NBC Sports Gold
10:30 p.m.* Highlights Olympic Channel
Sunday 11 p.m.* Highlights Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast
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.

SWIMMING SHORT-COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS — Hangzhou, China

Day Time (ET) Event TV Live stream
Thursday 6 a.m. Day 3 Finals Olympic Channel
5 p.m.* NBCSN
8:30 p.m. Day 4 Heats Olympic Channel
Friday 6 a.m. Day 4 Finals Olympic Channel
10:30 a.m.* Olympic Channel
1 p.m.* NBCSN
8:30 p.m. Day 5 Heats Olympic Channel
Saturday 6 a.m. Day 5 Finals Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
8:30 p.m. Day 6 Heats Olympic Channel
9 p.m. Day 5 Finals NBCSN
Sunday 5 a.m. Day 6 Finals Olympic Channel
12 p.m.* Olympic Channel
11 p.m.* NBCSN

*Same-day delay

Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier win U.S. figure skating pairs’ title in possible final nationals

Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier
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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier haven’t decided if they’ll compete beyond this season, so Saturday may have been their farewell to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

If so, they went out as dominant winners, the first pair in their 30s to win nationals in more than 50 years.

Knierim, 31, and Frazier, 30, took their second U.S. title together, totaling 227.97 points to prevail by 31.11 over Emily Chan and Spencer Howe. They led by a gaping 15.1 points after Thursday’s short.

Knierim and Frazier were solid after errors on their opening jumping combination in Saturday’s free skate. They broke their own pairs’ margin of victory record from the 2021 U.S. Championships under a scoring system implemented in 2006. Knierim appeared to wipe away tears backstage.

“As I get older, the longer I’m in this sport, the more gratitude I have for it,” Knierim, the oldest woman to win a U.S. figure skating title since 1995 (Renée Roca), said on USA Network. “After that music ended, I’m just thankful that Brandon’s by my side and I’m able to do what I love.”

Ellie Kam and Danny O’Shea bagged bronze to likely round out the three-pair team for March’s world championships.

FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: Full Scores | Broadcast Schedule

Knierim and Frazier considered retiring after last season, after they missed nationals due to Frazier’s COVID-19, petitioned onto the Olympic team and posted the best Olympic finish for a U.S. pair (sixth) in 20 years.

They then became the first U.S. pair to win a world title since 1979, beating a field that didn’t include any of the top five from the Olympics.

They returned in part to compete as world champions and rank second in the world this season (during which the top Olympic pairs also haven’t competed). They will likely go into March’s worlds in Japan as underdogs to Japan’s Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara, who won their lone head-to-head this past fall at the Grand Prix Final.

Back in October, Knierim said this will probably be their last season competing together, though the pair also thought they were done last spring. They don’t expect to make a final decision until after a Stars on Ice tour this spring.

“This U.S. Championships for us was extra special because you’re just reflecting on the journey, and you know that there’s a good chance that this will be your last one,” Frazier said.

Knierim won her fifth U.S. title, tying the record for a pairs’ skater since World War II, joining Kyoka InaTai BabiloniaRandy GardnerKarol Kennedy and Peter Kennedy. Knierim’s first three titles, and her first Olympics in 2018, were with husband Chris, who retired in 2020.

Silver medalists Chan and Howe continued their recent surge. After placing fourth at last season’s nationals, they rank sixth in the world this season. That’s despite summer injuries that left them unable to practice lifts (his shoulder) and throws (her foot) for a while.

Kam, 18, and O’Shea, 31, made the podium four months after becoming a pair and less than two months after a car Kim was riding in was hit by a drunk driver while crossing an intersection. The car was totaled, but Kim and O’Shea still competed days later in Croatia.

O’Shea won the 2016 U.S. title with Tarah Kayne, retired after they split in late 2020, then came back in 2021 with Chelsea Liu. They ranked sixth in the U.S. going into 2022 Nationals, but withdrew beforehand due to concussions both suffered in a November competition fall, according to Figure Skaters Online.

NBC Sports’ Sarah Hughes (not the figure skater) contributed to this report.

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2023 U.S. Figure Skating Championships scores, results

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Full scores and results from the 2023 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose …

Women
Gold: Isabeau Levito — 223.33
Silver: Bradie Tennell — 213.12
Bronze: Amber Glenn — 207.44
4. Starr Andrews — 188.24
5. Josephine Lee — 187.68
6. Lindsay Thorngren — 187.19
7. Clare Seo — 175.60
8. Gracie Gold — 173.98
9. Ava Ziegler — 167.70
10. Sonja Hilmer — 166.49
11. Gabriella Izzo — 166.40
12. Ting Cui — 161.27
13. Audrey Shin — 161.12
14. Lindsay Wang — 154.91
15. Michelle Lee — 145.28
16. Elsa Cheng — 138.13
17. Alexa Gasparotto — 129.41
WD. Hanna Harrell

Men’s Short Program
1. Ilia Malinin — 110.36
2. Jason Brown — 100.25
3. Tomoki Hiwatashi — 85.43
4. Liam Kapeikis — 82.27
5. Andrew Torgashev — 78.78
6. Maxim Naumov — 77.71
7. Jimmy Ma — 73.88
8. Goku Endo — 73.45
9. Samuel Mindra — 71.36
10. Yaroslav Paniot — 70.87
11. Camden Pulkinen — 69.47
12. Matthew Nielsen — 67.98
13. Joonsoo Kim — 67.45
14. Daniel Martynov — 64.04
15. Will Annis — 63.46
16. Dinh Tran — 60.63
17. Mitchell Friess — 59.14
18. Joseph Klein — 58.38

Pairs
Gold: Alexa Knierim/Brandon Frazier — 227.97
Silver: Emily Chan/Spencer Howe — 196.86

Bronze: Ellie Kam/Danny O’Shea — 184.01
4. Sonia Baram/Danil Tioumentsev —- 179.08
5. Valentina Plazas/Maximiliano Fernandez — 176.34
6. Katie McBeath/Nathan Bartholomay —- 172.74
7. Maria Mokhova/Ivan Mokhov —- 148.84
8. Nica Digerness/Mark Sadusky — 137.98
9. Grace Hanns / Danny Neudecker — 135.30
10. Nina Ouellette/Rique Newby-Estrella — 132.07
11. Linzy Fitzpatrick/Keyton Bearinger — 129.80

Ice Dance
Gold: Madison Chock/Evan Bates — 229.75
Silver: Caroline Green/Michael Parsons — 207.46
Bronze: Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko — 198.45
4. Emilea Zingas/Vadym Kolesnik — 198.13
5. Emily Bratti/Ian Somerville — 189.84
6. Lorraine McNamara/Anton Spiridonov — 189.15
7. Katarina Wolfkostin/Jeffrey Chen — 183.05
8. Eva Pate/Logan Bye — 182.61
9. Oona Brown/Gage Brown — 181.89
10. Isabella Flores/Ivan Desyatov — 177.31
11. Angela Ling/Caleb Wein — 167.87
12. Leah Krauskopf/YuanShi Jin — 133.93
13. Cara Murphy/Joshua Levitt — 129.85
14. Caroline Depietri/TJ Carey — 123.40
WD. Raffaella Koncius/Alexey Shchepetov

FIGURE SKATING NATIONALS: Broadcast Schedule | New Era for U.S.

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