Shaun White begins Olympic season; winter sports broadcast schedule

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Shaun White begins his build-up to a potential fifth Olympics (and fourth gold medal) headlining the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colorado, live this week on NBC Sports and Peacock.

White, 35, competes for the first time this season at Copper Mountain, one of the Olympic selection events for ski and snowboard halfpipe. He must advance through qualifying to reach Saturday’s final (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN and Peacock).

White is favored to make the Olympic team of up to four men later in December or January, given he was the top American in the first of four Olympic qualifiers last March. He finished fourth overall, behind two Japanese riders and a German, at a contest in Aspen, Colorado.

That was his first competition since taking his third Olympic title in PyeongChang.

The top two U.S. men and women in the world halfpipe rankings on Dec. 22 qualify for Beijing, if they’re in the top six. No American men are currently in the top six. White is ranked 70th in large part because of his lack of competitions.

After world rankings, the riders with the best single podium result among the four Olympic selection events make the team until it reaches three men and three women. A fourth rider per gender can be added via discretionary selection.

This week’s field includes four Olympic medal contenders from Japan, led by two-time silver medalist Ayumu Hirano and last season’s top rider, Yuto Totsuka.

Other Americans entered include 2014 Olympian Taylor Gold and 2018 Olympian Chase Josey.

Headliners in ski halfpipe at Copper: two-time Olympic champion David Wise, 2018 Olympic silver medalist Alex Ferreira and 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Brita Sigourney.

Top U.S. female halfpipe snowboarders Chloe Kim and Maddie Mastro are not entered, but do not need to compete to be Olympic eligible. They are ranked Nos. 4 and 5 in the world.

Elsewhere in winter sports, Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to race a pair of super-Gs in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Shiffrin is working on her speed events as she eyes racing all five individual Alpine skiing events at the Olympics for the first time.

U.S. Grand Prix — Copper Mountain, Colorado

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 2:30 p.m. Ski Halfpipe Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 p.m.* Ski Halfpipe NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Saturday 2 p.m. Snowboard Halfpipe NBCSN | Peacock | STREAM LINK
5 p.m.* Ski Halfpipe NBC | STREAM LINK
Sunday 1 p.m.* Snowboard Halfpipe NBC | STREAM LINK

Alpine Skiing World Cup — Val d’Isere, France (Men) and St. Moritz, Switzerland (Women)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel | Peacock
7 a.m. Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2 Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:30 p.m.* Women’s Super-G NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:30 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m. Women’s Super-G Olympic Channel | Peacock
7 a.m. Men’s Slalom Run 2 Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 p.m.* Women’s Super-G NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup — Winterberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 4 a.m. Men’s Skeleton Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:30 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 4 a.m. Four-Man Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m. Women’s Monobob Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.* Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Women’s Monobob Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3 a.m. Two-Woman Bobsled Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
7:30 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

Luge World Cup — Altenberg, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Doubles Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
6:10 a.m. Women Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
Sunday 3:15 a.m. Men Olympics.com | STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Team Relay Olympics.com | STREAM LINK

Speed Skating World Cup — Calgary, Canada

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 2:30 p.m. Day 1 Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 2:30 p.m. Day 2 Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 2:30 p.m. Day 3 Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 p.m.* Highlights NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup — Hochfilzen, Austria

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 5:25 a.m. Men’s 10km Sprint Olympic Channel | Peacock
8:15 a.m. Women’s 7.5km Sprint Olympic Channel | Peacock
Saturday 6:15 a.m. Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:15 a.m. Women’s Relay Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 a.m.* Men’s 12.5km Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10 a.m.* Women’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.* Men’s 10km Sprint NBCSN | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.* Men’s 12.5km Pursuit NBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday 5:45 a.m. Men’s Relay Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m. Women’s 10km Pursuit Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 a.m.* Men’s Relay Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m.* Women’s 10km Pursuit Olympic Channel | STREAM LINK
5:30 p.m.* Men’s Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.* Women’s 10km Pursuit NBCSN | STREAM LINK
8 p.m.* Women’s 7.5km Sprint NBCSN | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.* Women’s Relay NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup — Davos, Switzerland

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 8:15 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Sprints Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 5:40 a.m. Men’s 15km Peacock | STREAM LINK
8 a.m. Women’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Klingenthal, Germany

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 9 a.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK
1:15 p.m. Men Qualifying Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 4:30 a.m. Women Peacock | STREAM LINK
10 a.m. Men Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 10 a.m. Men Peacock | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup — Otepaa, Estonia

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Saturday 3:30 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
5 a.m. Women’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Women’s 5km Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 6:30 a.m. Women’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m. Men’s Ski Jump Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Men’s 10km Peacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m. Women’s 5km Peacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Val Thorens, France (Ski Cross), Ruka, Finland (Aerials), Idre Fjall, Sweden (Moguls)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 3:45 a.m. Ski Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3:40 a.m. Women’s Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m. Ski Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
6:15 a.m. Men’s Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
7 a.m. Moguls Peacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m. Team Aerials Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 7 a.m. Dual Moguls Peacock | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Montafon, Austria (Snowboard Cross) and Bannoye, Russia (Alpine)

Day Time (ET) Event Platform
Friday 7 a.m. Snowboard Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday 3 a.m. Parallel Giant Slalom Peacock | STREAM LINK
5 a.m. Team Snowboard Cross Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday 2:30 a.m. Parallel Slalom Peacock | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

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