U.S. ski team rolls into 2021; winter sports broadcast schedule

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The U.S. Alpine skiing team looks to extend turn-back-the-clock success this week with races airing on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium.

The men’s World Cup has four races — starting with a slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday — all live on Olympic Channel and streaming on Peacock Premium.

Americans Ted Ligety and Tommy Ford are among the contenders for giant slaloms on Friday and Saturday in Adelboden, Switzerland. Another slalom in Adelboden is scheduled for Sunday.

The women have two races, a downhill and super-G in St. Anton, Austria, on Saturday and Sunday, live on Peacock Premium. Mikaela Shiffrin is not expected to enter those races as she focuses on her best events of slalom and giant slalom for at least the near future.

Five Americans have reached a World Cup podium so far this season, and three more posted career-best finishes in the top 10. Two Americans made a podium all of last season (Shiffrin and Ford). One did so the year before that (Shiffrin).

Also this weekend, U.S. bobsledders compete for the first time this World Cup season in Winterberg, Germany. Americans sat out November and December World Cups in Europe due to coronavirus pandemic-related travel measures.

The Americans are led by double Olympic champion Kaillie Humphries, who won the world title last season after switching from Canada to the U.S. And triple Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor, returning from childbirth.

Cross-country skiing and ski jumping wrap up major annual competitions — the Tour de Ski and the Four Hills Tournament, respectively.

Jessie Diggins and Rosie Brennan are one and two in the women’s Tour de Ski standings through three of eight stages, looking to become the first American to win an overall title. The dominant Norwegians have sat out races amid the pandemic.

Alpine Skiing World Cup  — Zagreb, Croatia and Adelboden, Switzerland (Men), St. Anton, Austria (Women)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Wednesday 6:15 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Friday 4:15 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:15 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
5:45 a.m. Women’s Downhill Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8 p.m.* Men’s Giant Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m. Women’s Super-G Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
2 p.m.* Men’s Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

Biathlon World Cup — Oberhof, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 5:30 a.m. Women’s Sprint Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:15 a.m. Men’s Sprint Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 6:45 a.m. Women’s Pursuit Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:45 a.m. Men’s Pursuit Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 5:30 a.m. 4×6 Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:40 a.m. Single Mixed Relay Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
12 p.m.* 4×6 Mixed Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK
1 p.m.* Single Mixed Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup  — Winterberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 4 a.m. Men’s Skeleton OlympicChannel.com
8:30 a.m. Women’s Skeleton OlympicChannel.com
5 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Two-Woman Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
8 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
5 p.m.* Two-Woman Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
9 p.m.* Two-Woman Bobsled NBCSN | STREAM LINK
10 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled OlympicChannel.com
2 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
3 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup  — Tour de Ski, Toblach and Val di Fiemme, Italy

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Tuesday 7 a.m. Women’s 10km Freestyle Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:45 a.m. Men’s 15km Freestyle Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
8:40 a.m. Men’s 15km Pursuit Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Friday 7:15 a.m. Men’s 15km Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
9:35 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 7:05 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Sprint Finals Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 6:45 a.m. Women’s 10km Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
9:35 a.m. Men’s 10km Mass Start Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Kreischberg, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 12 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Ski Big Air Finals Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Luge World Cup  — Sigulda, Latvia

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 4:30 a.m. Men’s Singles OlympicChannel.com
8:10 a.m. Doubles OlympicChannel.com
Sunday 3:30 a.m. Women’s Singles OlympicChannel.com
6:50 a.m. Team Relay OlympicChannel.com
6:50 a.m. Team Relay OlympicChannel.com

Ski Jumping World Cup — Bischofshofen, Austria and Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Men’s Qualifying Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Wednesday 10:45 a.m. Men’s Individual Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Friday 10:15 a.m. Men’s Qualifying Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Saturday 10 a.m. Men’s Individual Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Men’s Individual Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Scuol, Switzerland and Kreischberg, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 8:15 a.m. Parallel Giant Slalom Finals Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK
12 p.m. Big Air Finals Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

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Ukraine Olympic champion auctions gold medals to support his country

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Sprint canoeist Yuriy Cheban, Ukraine’s most decorated male Olympian, is auctioning his two gold medals and one bronze medal to support his country’s defense and recovery efforts amid the war with Russia.

“It was one of the best moments of my life that can be compared only with the birth of my child,” Cheban posted specifically about his repeat 200m gold at his last Olympics in Rio in 2016. “This Olympic finish left a great memory forever in the world history and in the hearts of Ukraine.

“Time to move on, I would like these medals to benefit Ukrainians once again.”

Cheban, a 36-year-old who coached Ukraine canoeists at the Tokyo Games, took 500m bronze in 2008 before his 200m golds in 2012 and 2016, all in individual races.

He and boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko are the only men to win two Olympic gold medals for Ukraine, which began competing independently in 1994. Cheban is the only man to win three total Olympic medals for Ukraine, according to Olympedia.org.

Swimmer Yana Klochkova won the most medals for Ukraine — four golds and five total.

All proceeds from the sales will go to Ukraine’s Olympic Circle charity, according to SCP Auctions.

Olympic Circle was created by sportsmen to help Mykolaiv, a city in southern Ukraine, fight Russian occupants, according to SCP.

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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 CNBC, Peacock 4 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.*

*Delayed broadcast.

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