Alpine skiing World Cup Finals dot winter sports TV, live stream schedule

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Mikaela Shiffrin goes for a seventh slalom season title at the Alpine skiing World Cup Finals on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium this week.

Shiffrin, the most successful slalom skier in history with 45 World Cup wins (among 69 total victories), trails in the standings by an erasable 37 points going into this week’s finale in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Crystal globes for season champions in every discipline, plus the overall (ski racing’s biggest annual prize) are awarded at the World Cup Finals. The last race for each major discipline per gender — downhill, super-G, giant slalom and slalom — is scheduled from Wednesday through Sunday.

Shiffrin’s key race is Saturday’s slalom. Even with a win, she would need help to move from third place to first in the final standings, accumulating results from all nine slaloms this season. If rival Petra Vlhova finishes first or second, she takes the crystal globe.

Vlhova also owns a 96-point lead in the overall standings, looking to be the first Slovakian to win an overall title. A race winner gets 100 points, followed by 80 points for second, 60 for third and 50 for fourth on a scale that continues to descend. Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami can put pressure on Vlhova by performing well in the opening downhill on Wednesday and super-G on Thursday.

The men’s overall race is tighter between Frenchman Alexis Pinturault, the most successful male World Cup skier in history without an overall title, and 23-year-old Swiss phenom Marco Odermatt. Pinturault leads by 31 points going into the last four races. Both men are strongest in giant slalom.

In other sports, Shaun White is on the entry list for the U.S. Grand Prix at Aspen, Colorado, which would mark his first snowboard contest since the 2018 Olympics. White previously entered two contests in January this season but did not compete, withdrawing from one due to travel concerns to Europe and the other due to a knee injury.

The U.S. Grand Prix is the first of several U.S. Olympic qualifiers for snowboarding and freeskiing, with the rest coming next season. An absence does not take an athlete out of the running for Olympic spots.

The first Americans to qualify for the 2022 Olympics will be confirmed in biathlon. At the conclusion of that World Cup season on Sunday, at least two with the best results this season will qualify. Currently, Susan Dunklee and Clare Egan are in qualifying position.

World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships  — Aspen, Colorado

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Tuesday 12 p.m. Ski Big Air NBCSN | Peacock | STREAM LINK
3:30 p.m. Snowboard Big Air NBCSN | Peacock | STREAM LINK

Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals  — Lenzerheide, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Wednesday 7:15 a.m. Men’s Downhill Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:45 a.m. Women’s Downhill Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:30 p.m.* Downhills NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Thursday 4:30 a.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
6 a.m. Men’s Super-G Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Friday 1 a.m.* Super-Gs NBCSN | STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Team Event Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 p.m.* Team Event NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 1:30 a.m.* Women’s Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK
4 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:45 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
1:30 p.m.* Highlights NBC | STREAM LINK
Monday 12 a.m.* Women’s Giant Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK
1 a.m.* Men’s Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup  — Ostersund, Sweden

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 7:30 a.m. Women’s Sprint Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.* Women’s Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Men’s Sprint Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 p.m.* Women’s Sprint NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Saturday 7:15 a.m. Women’s Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:15 a.m. Men’s Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 8 a.m. Women’s Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Men’s Mass Start Peacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup  — Aspen, Colorado (Halfpipe/Slopestyle) and Veysonnaz, Switzerland (Ski Cross)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 11:30 a.m. Slopestyle Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 9:15 a.m. Ski Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:30 a.m. Halfpipe Peacock | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup  — Klingenthal, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 6 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:45 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 6 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:45 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup  — Nizhny Tagil, Russia

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Friday 8 a.m. Women’s Qualifying Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 8 a.m. Women’s Normal Hill Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 8 a.m. Women’s Normal Hill Peacock | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup  — Aspen, Colorado (Big Air/Slopestyle), Veysonnaz, Switzerland (Snowboard Cross) and Berchtesgaden, Germany (Alpine)

Day Time (ET) Event Network
Saturday 8:30 a.m. Parallel Slalom Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:15 a.m. Snowboard Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 p.m. Slopestyle Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:30 a.m. Team Parallel Slalom Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 p.m. Halfpipe Olympic Channel | Peacock | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

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Max Parrot the latest snowboard star to take competition break

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Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot, who came back from 12 rounds of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma to win slopestyle gold and big air bronze at February’s Olympics, will not compete this season but will keep training.

“After ten years of sacrifice and continuous efforts to win, I’m allowing myself to take a break to recharge my batteries during this first year of the Olympic cycle,” Parrot, 28, said in a press release.

Parrot, after earning his first Olympic medal in 2018 (slopestyle silver), was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Dec. 21 of that year. Thirteen months later, he came back to win the X Games Aspen big air title.

In the Beijing slopestyle final, Parrot won with a 90.96-point second run of three. He called it the best run of his career with a triple cork 1620, a triple cork 1440 and a triple cork 1620.

“Three years ago, I was laying down on a hospital bed going through cancer,” he said after taking gold. “It was never an option for cancer to beat me, but for sure I was scared a lot of time.

“I just try to smile all day long now, and the results comes with that as well.”

In May, Parrot and his fiancée, Kayla, welcomed their first child.

“With the arrival of my son, the desire to be present for my family is stronger than going to perform in competitions,” said Parrot, the most decorated Canadian Olympic snowboarder with a medal of every color.

Previously, two-time Olympic halfpipe champion Chloe Kim and 2018 Olympic big air gold medalist Sébastien Toutant announced they are taking the post-Olympic season off.

The snowboard season includes X Games Aspen in late January and the world championships in Georgia (the country, not the state) in February and March.

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Diamond League scheduled to have most meets ever in 2023

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The Diamond League, track and field’s premier international circuit, is scheduled to have 15 meets in 2023, the most in the series’ 14 seasons.

The season begins as usual in Doha in early May and ends, for the first time, in the U.S. with Oregon’s Prefontaine Classic designated the Diamond League Final on Sept. 16-17.

A meet in Silesia, Poland, was added as a full-time stop to the usual 14-meet lineup. Last year, Silesia was a late addition to replace two Chinese events that were, for a third consecutive year, canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The meets in Shanghai (July 29) and Shenzhen (Aug. 3) are back on the calendar in 2023.

The Diamond League wraps around August’s world championships in Budapest.

2023 Diamond League/Track and Field Schedule
May 5: Doha
May 28: Rabat
June 2: Rome
June 9: Paris
June 15: Oslo
June 30: Lausanne
July 2: Stockholm
July 6-9: USATF Outdoor Championships
July 16: Silesia
July 21: Monaco
July 23: London
July 29: Shanghai
Aug. 3: Shenzhen
Aug. 19-27: World Championships
Aug. 31: Zurich
Sept. 8: Brussels
Sept. 16-17: Eugene (Prefontaine Classic/Diamond League Final)

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