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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U.S. men’s gymnastics team named for world championships

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Asher Hong, Colt Walker and world pommel horse champion Stephen Nedoroscik were named to the last three spots on the U.S. men’s gymnastics team for the world championships that start in three weeks.

Brody Malone and Donnell Whittenburg earned the first spots on the team by placing first and second in the all-around at August’s U.S. Championships.

Hong, Walker and Nedoroscik were chosen by a committee after two days of selection camp competition in Colorado Springs this week. Malone and Whittenburg did not compete at the camp.

Hong, 18, will become the youngest U.S. man to compete at worlds since Danell Leyva in 2009. He nearly earned a spot on the team at the U.S. Championships, but erred on his 12th and final routine of that meet to drop from second to third in the all-around. At this week’s camp, Hong had the lowest all-around total of the four men competing on all six apparatuses, but selectors still chose him over Tokyo Olympians Yul Moldauer and Shane Wiskus.

Walker, a Stanford junior, will make his world championships debut. He would have placed second at nationals in August if a bonus system for attempting difficult skills wasn’t in place. With that bonus system not in place at the selection camp, he had the highest all-around total. The bonus system is not used at international meets such as world championships.

Nedoroscik rebounded from missing the Tokyo Olympic team to become the first American to win a world title on pommel horse last fall. Though he is the lone active U.S. male gymnast with a global gold medal, he was in danger of missing this five-man team because of struggles on the horse at the U.S. Championships. Nedoroscik, who does not compete on the other five apparatuses, put up his best horse routine of the season on the last day of the selection camp Wednesday.

Moldauer, who tweeted that he was sick all last week, was named the traveling alternate for worlds in Liverpool, Great Britain. It would be the first time that Moldauer, who was fourth in the all-around at last fall’s worlds, does not compete at worlds since 2015.

Though the U.S. has not made the team podium at an Olympics or worlds since 2014, it is boosted this year by the absence of Olympic champion Russia, whose athletes are banned indefinitely due to the war in Ukraine. In recent years, the U.S. has been among the nations in the second tier behind China, Japan and Russia, including in Tokyo, where the Americans were fifth.

The U.S. women’s world team of five will be announced after a selection camp in two weeks. Tokyo Olympians Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles are in contention.

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Paris 2024 Olympic marathon route unveiled

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The 2024 Olympic marathon route will take runners from Paris to Versailles and back.

The route announcement was made on the 233rd anniversary of one of the early, significant events of the French Revolution: the Women’s March on Versailles — “to pay tribute to the thousands of women who started their march at city hall to Versailles to take up their grievances to the king and ask for bread,” Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet said.

Last December, organizers announced the marathons will start at Hôtel de Ville (city hall, opposite Notre-Dame off the Seine River) and end at Les Invalides, a complex of museums and monuments one mile southeast of the Eiffel Tower.

On Wednesday, the rest of the route was unveiled — traversing the banks of the Seine west to the Palace of Versailles and then back east, passing the Eiffel Tower before the finish.

The men’s and women’s marathons will be on the last two days of the Games at 8 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET). It will be the first time that the women’s marathon is held on the last day of the Games after the men’s marathon traditionally occupied that slot.

A mass public marathon will also be held on the Olympic marathon route. The date has not been announced.

The full list of highlights among the marathon course:

• Hôtel de ville de Paris (start)
• Bourse de commerce
• Palais Brongniart
• Opéra Garnier
• Place Vendôme
• Jardin des Tuileries
• The Louvre
• Place de la Concorde
• The bridges of Paris
(Pont de l’Alma; Alexandre III;
Iéna; and more)
• Grand Palais
• Palais de Tokyo
• Jardins du Trocadéro
• Maison de la Radio
• Manufacture et Musées
nationaux de Sèvres
• Forêt domaniale
des Fausses-Reposes
• Monuments Pershing –
Lafayette
• Château de Versailles
• Forêt domaniale de Meudon
• Parc André Citroën
• Eiffel Tower
• Musée Rodin
• Esplanade des Invalides (finish)

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