Mikaela Shiffrin races at home; winter sports TV, stream schedule

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Mikaela Shiffrin races in the U.S. for the first time in two years, live on NBC Sports and Peacock this weekend.

Shiffrin headlines an Alpine skiing World Cup stop in Killington, Vermont, near where she honed her skills at Burke Mountain Academy as a teenager. Her best events — giant slalom and slalom — are Saturday and Sunday, live on Peacock and airing on NBC and NBCSN.

They mark the only domestic races this season for Shiffrin, who won Olympic gold in the slalom in 2014 and in the giant slalom in 2018.

Elsewhere in winter sports, the figure skating Grand Prix Series stops in Sochi, Russia, for the last of the six competitions that determine who qualifies for December’s Grand Prix Final, the biggest international competition before the Olympics.

Key skaters in Sochi include Olympic favorite Kamila Valiyeva and reigning world champions in pairs (Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov) and ice dance (Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov). The headline American is Mariah Bell.

World Cup seasons also start for cross-country skiing and biathlon.

Figure Skating Grand Prix — Sochi, Russia

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 5:30 a.m. Men’s Short Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Rhythm Dance Peacock | STREAM LINK
10 a.m. Pairs’ Short Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:25 a.m. Women’s Short Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 5:30 a.m. Men’s Free Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:40 a.m. Free Dance Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Pairs’ Free Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:10 a.m. Women’s Free Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3 p.m. Highlights NBC | STREAM LINK

Alpine Skiing World Cup — Lake Louise, Canada (Men) and Killington, Vermont (Women)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 2 p.m. Men’s Downhill Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 10 a.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
1 p.m. Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Peacock | STREAM LINK
2:15 p.m. Men’s Downhill Peacock | STREAM LINK
3 p.m.* Women’s Giant Slalom NBC | STREAM LINK
Sunday 9:45 a.m. Women’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:30 p.m. Women’s Slalom Run 2 NBC | Peacock | STREAM LINK
2:15 p.m. Men’s Super-G Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 p.m.* Women’s Slalom NBCSN | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

Short Track Speed Skating World Cup — Dordrecht, Netherlands

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 7:15 a.m. Day 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 7:20 a.m. Day 2 Peacock | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup — Igls, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 3:55 a.m. Men’s Skeleton Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Women’s Skeleton Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Men’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Women’s Skeleton Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:55 a.m. Women’s Monobob Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Two-Man Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Women’s Monobob Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Two-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:20 a.m. Two-Woman Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:25 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Two-Woman Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

Biathlon World Cup — Oestersund, Sweden

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 6 a.m. Women’s 15km Individual Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
9 a.m. Men’s 20km Individual Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 5 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup — Ruka, Finland

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 6:30 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Sprints Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4:15 a.m. Men’s 15km Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 4:20 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m. Men’s 15km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Nizhny Tagil, Russia (Women) and Ruka, Finland (Men)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 9:30 a.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK
11:10 a.m. Men (Qualifying) Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 6 a.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Men Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 10:15 a.m. Men Peacock | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup — Ruka, Finland

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 5 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:10 a.m. Men’s 5km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:10 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:10 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:05 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Secret Garden, China

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 1:30 a.m. Ski Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Secret Garden, China

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Sunday 1:30 a.m. Snowboard Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK

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12-year-old skateboarders earn medals at world championships

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At the world skateboarding championships, 12-year-olds Chloe Covell from Australia and Onodera Ginwoo from Japan earned silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Sunday’s street finals.

In the women’s event, Covell took silver behind Brazilian 15-year-old Rayssa Leal, who was a silver medalist herself at the Tokyo Games.

Frenchman Aurélien Giraud, a 25-year-old who was sixth in skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo, won the men’s final in the United Arab Emirates. Ginwoo was third behind Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro.

The top Americans were Olympic men’s bronze medalist Jagger Eaton in sixth and 15-year-old Paige Heyn in seventh in the women’s event.

Nyjah Huston, a six-time world champion who placed seventh in Tokyo, missed worlds after August surgery for an ACL tear.

Up to three men and three women per nation can qualify per event (street and park) for the 2024 Paris Games. World rankings come June 2024 determine which Americans qualify.

In Tokyo, four of the 12 skateboarding medalists were ages 12 or 13.

Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, then 12, won silver in women’s park to become the youngest Olympic medalist since 1936, according to Olympedia.org. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, then 13, won women’s street and became the youngest gold medalist in an individual event since 1936.

Worlds conclude this week with the men’s and women’s park events. The finals are Saturday.

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Francesco Friedrich, most decorated bobsledder in history, rebounds for 12th world title

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A week after his first major championships defeat in seven years, German Francesco Friedrich returned to his winning ways to close the world bobsled championships on Sunday.

Friedrich’s four-man sled won the world title by 69 hundredths of a second over British and Latvian sleds that tied for silver, combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It marked Great Britain’s first world championships men’s bobsled medal since 1966.

Geoff Gadbois drove the lone U.S. sled in the field, finishing 18th.

Friedrich, the most decorated bobsledder in history, extended his records with a fifth consecutive world four-man title and 12th world championship between two- and four-man events.

Germany swept all four titles at bobsled worlds with four different drivers taking gold.

Friedrich had won 12 consecutive Olympic or world titles before taking two-man silver at worlds last week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was dethroned in that event by countryman Johannes Lochner.

Friedrich has been hampered recently by a muscle injury from sprint training in late December. Going into worlds, Lochner had won four consecutive World Cup two-man races, while Hall won the last two World Cups in four-man.

Friedrich, 32, said before this season that he plans to make the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games his final competition. Friedrich and push athlete Thorsten Margis can break the record of four career Olympic bobsled gold medals that they currently share with retired Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

The World Cup season concludes with stops in Igls, Austria, and Sigulda, Latvia, the next two weekends.

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