NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week: What to watch on Monday

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NBCSN’s Olympic Games Week, featuring more than 100 hours of Olympic programming through April 26, kicks off Monday with a Return to Rio slate of two-hour specials.

Coverage starts with a Best of Team USA show at 7 p.m. ET, also streaming on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

The U.S. topped the total- and gold-medal standings for a second straight Olympics, tallying 121 and 46, respectively. It marked the most medals earned by a U.S. Olympic team at a Games held outside the USA.

The biggest hauls came in swimming (33 medals), track and field (32) and gymnastics (12).

The women’s gymnastics team is featured Monday in specials at 9 p.m. (team final) and 11 p.m. (all-around final).

LIVE STREAM: NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Monday, 7 p.m.-3 a.m. ET

In the team final, Simone BilesGabby DouglasAly RaismanLaurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian authored the biggest rout in Olympic history under the current scoring system — winning by 8.209 points. The margin was larger than that which separated silver medalist Russia from last place in the eight-team final.

Afterward, the group revealed its nickname, the “Final Five,” in reference to it being the last Olympics for national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and a rule change that would cut Olympic team-event roster sizes to four for 2020. (The team event will go back to five in 2024, but that wasn’t known at the time.)

Biles and Raisman returned two nights later for the all-around final.

For Biles, it would be a coronation to mark one of the most dominant Olympic cycles for any athlete. She prevailed by 2.1 points, the largest margin in event history.

For Raisman, it was redemption. The team captain was fourth in the all-around in 2012 and came back in part to make the podium that she missed in London on a tiebreak. Raisman ensured her medal in Rio, distancing bronze medalist Aliya Mustafina by 1.433 points.

Monday night’s coverage concludes at 1 a.m. ET with women’s road cycling highlights of the road race and time trial. In the road race, Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten was alone in the lead with seven miles left when she flipped over into a ditch, suffering three small spine fractures and a concussion. She was hospitalized in intensive care.

Van Vleuten came back to win world titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in either the road race or time trial.

In the Rio Olympic time trial, American Kristin Armstrong came back from her second retirement to win a third straight gold medal. Armstrong, a 42-year-old mom, became the oldest individual U.S. Olympic champion since 1968.

MORE: Full Olympic Games Week TV, live stream schedule

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NBCSN Olympic Games Week — Monday, April 13

Time (ET) Program Events Live Stream
7 p.m. Return to Rio Best of Team USA STREAM LINK
9 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics Team Final STREAM LINK
11 p.m. Return to Rio Women’s Gymnastics All-Around STREAM LINK
1 a.m. Return to Rio Women’s Road Cycling STREAM LINK

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde sweeps Beaver Creek World Cup races

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Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde held off Swiss Marco Odermatt for a second consecutive day to sweep World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this weekend.

Kilde won Sunday’s super-G by two tenths of a second over Odermatt, one day after edging Odermatt by six hundredths. France’s Alexis Pinturault took third as the podium was made up of the last three men to win the World Cup overall title, the biggest annual prize in ski racing.

This season’s overall figures to be a two-man battle between Kilde, the 2019-20 champion, and Odermatt, the reigning champion, and could come down to March’s World Cup Finals. They’ve combined to win the first five of 38 scheduled races.

The top American Sunday was River Radamus, who finished an impressive 16th given his start number was 57. Radamus’ best event is the giant slalom.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, the Olympic super-G silver medalist, and Travis Ganong, who was third in Beaver Creek last year, both skied out.

The men’s World Cup heads next weekend to Val d’Isere, France, for a giant slalom and slalom.

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Alpine skiing TV, live stream schedule for 2022-23 World Cup season

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NBC Sports and Peacock combine to air live coverage of the 2022-23 Alpine skiing season, including races on the World Cup, which starts this weekend.

Coverage begins with the traditional season-opening giant slaloms in Soelden, Austria, this Saturday and Sunday, streaming live on Peacock.

The first of four stops in the U.S. — the most in 26 years — is Thanksgiving weekend with a women’s giant slalom and slalom in Killington, Vermont. The men’s tour visits Beaver Creek, Colorado the following week, as well as Palisades Tahoe, California, and Aspen, Colorado after worlds in Courchevel and Meribel, France.

NBC Sports platforms will broadcast all four U.S. stops in the Alpine World Cup season, plus four more World Cups in other ski and snowboard disciplines. All Alpine World Cups in Austria will stream live on Peacock.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who last year won her fourth World Cup overall title, is the headliner. Shiffrin, who has 74 career World Cup race victories, will try to close the gap on the only Alpine skiers with more: Lindsey Vonn (82) and Ingemar Stenmark (86). Shiffrin won an average of five times per season the last three years and is hopeful of racing more often this season.

On the men’s side, 25-year-old Swiss Marco Odermatt returns after becoming the youngest man to win the overall, the biggest annual prize in ski racing, since Marcel Hirscher won the second of his record eight in a row in 2013.

2022-23 Alpine Skiing World Cup Broadcast Schedule
Schedule will be added to as the season progresses. All NBC Sports TV coverage also streams live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Date Coverage Network/Platform Time (ET)
Sat., Oct. 22 Women’s GS (Run 1) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden (PPD) Peacock 7:05 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 23 Men’s GS (Run 1) — Soelden Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) – Soelden Peacock 7 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 Women’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 6 a.m.
Women’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 12 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 Men’s Parallel (Qualifying) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 4 a.m.
Men’s Parallel (Finals) — Lech (PPD) Peacock 10 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 19 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 20 Women’s SL (Run 1) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 4:15 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) — Levi Skiandsnowboard.live 7:15 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 25 Men’s DH — Lake Louise (PPD) Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 26 Women’s GS (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 27 Women’s SL (Run 2) — Killington NBC, Peacock 12:30 p.m.
Men’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:15 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 2 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3 Women’s DH — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 2:30 p.m.
Men’s DH — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 4 Women’s SG — Lake Louise Skiandsnowboard.live 1 p.m.
Men’s SG — Beaver Creek NBC, Peacock 5 p.m.*
Sat., Dec. 10 Men’s GS (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s GS (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s GS (Run 2) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 11 Men’s SL (Run 1) – Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 3:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 1) – Sestriere Skiandsnowboard.live 4:30 a.m.
Men’s SL (Run 2) — Val d’Isere Skiandsnowboard.live 6:30 a.m.
Women’s SL (Run 2) – Sestiere Skiandsnowboard.live 7:30 a.m.

*Delayed broadcast.

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