2022 USATF Indoor Championships TV, live stream schedule

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The USATF Indoor Championships, where athletes vie for world indoor championships spots, air live on CNBC, NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app and Peacock on Saturday and Sunday from Spokane, Washington.

In most cases, the top two finishers per event are in line to make the world team, provided they have met the international qualifying standard time or mark. World indoors are in Belgrade, Serbia, from March 18-20.

Meet headliners include individual Olympic gold medalists Ryan Crouser (Tokyo shot put), Katie Nageotte (Tokyo pole vault) and Jeff Henderson (Rio long jump).

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Christian Coleman competes at his first national-level meet since his 18-month suspension for missing three drug tests in an 18-month span ended in November. Coleman, the world’s fastest 100m sprinter in the last Olympic cycle, holds the world record in the indoor 60m, 6.34 seconds set at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships.

That 60m is one of the most anticipated events of the meet. Coleman faces Ronnie Baker, the third-fastest 60m sprinter in history who was also fifth in the Olympic 100m. Fellow Olympians Marvin Bracy and Mike Rodgers are also entered.

The men’s 60m hurdles includes all three Tokyo Olympians in the 110m hurdles — Grant HollowayDevon Allen and Daniel Roberts.

Olympian Elle Purrier St. Pierre, the U.S. indoor mile record holder, is entered in both the 1500m and the 3000m. The 1500m field includes the rest of the Olympic 1500m team — Cory McGee and Heather MacLean.

2022 USATF Indoor Championships broadcast schedule

Day Time (ET) Network
Saturday 5-7 p.m. CNBC | Stream Link | Peacock
Sunday 5-7 p.m. CNBC | Stream Link | Peacock

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Mikaela Shiffrin heads to world championships with medal records in sight


Before Mikaela Shiffrin can hold the World Cup wins record, she can become the most decorated Alpine skier in modern world championships history.

Shiffrin takes a respite from World Cup pursuits for the biennial world championships in France. She is expected to race at least four times, beginning with Monday’s combined.

Shiffrin has a tour-leading 11 World Cup victories in 23 starts this season, her best since her record 17-win 2018-19 campaign, but world championships do not count toward the World Cup.

Shiffrin remains one career victory behind Swede Ingemar Stenmark‘s record 86 World Cup wins until at least her next World Cup start in March.

Shiffrin has been more successful at worlds than at the Olympics and even on the World Cup. She has 11 medals in 13 world championships races dating to her 2013 debut, including making the podium in each of her last 10 events.

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She enters worlds one shy of the modern, post-World War II individual records for total medals (Norway’s Kjetil Andre Aamodt won 12) and gold medals (Austrian Toni Sailer, Frenchwoman Marielle Goitschel and Swede Anja Pärson won seven).

Worlds take place exactly one year after Shiffrin missed the medals in all of her Olympic races, but that’s not motivating her.

“If I learned anything last year, it’s that these big events, they can go amazing, and they can go terrible, and you’re going to survive no matter what,” she said after her most recent World Cup last Sunday. “So I kind of don’t care.”

Shiffrin ranks No. 1 in the world this season in the giant slalom (Feb. 16 at worlds) and slalom (Feb. 18).

This year’s combined is one run of super-G coupled with one run of slalom (rather than one downhill and one slalom), which also plays to her strengths. She won that event, with that format, at the last worlds in 2021. The combined isn’t contested on the World Cup, so it’s harder to project favorites.

Shiffrin is also a medal contender in the super-G (Feb. 8), despite starting just two of five World Cup super-Gs this season (winning one of them).

She is not planning to race the downhill (Feb. 11), which she often skips on the World Cup and has never contested at a worlds. Nor is she expected for the individual parallel (Feb. 15), a discipline she hasn’t raced in three years in part due to the strain it puts on her back with the format being several runs for the medalists.

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Lucas Braathen, world’s top male slalom skier, in doubt for world championships

Lucas Braathen

Norway’s Lucas Braathen, the world’s top male slalom skier this season, is doubtful to compete in the world championships slalom on Feb. 19 after appendix surgery on Tuesday.

“It’s been a tough couple of days fighting after surprisingly finding out about quite an intense infection on my appendix,” Braathen, a 22-year-old soccer convert with a Brazilian mom, posted on social media. “I’ve been through surgery and I’m blessed that it went successfully.”

The Norway Alpine skiing team doctor said Braathen’s recovery will take a few weeks, but there is a small possibility he can make it back for the world championships slalom, which is on the final day of the two-week competition.

Braathen has two slalom wins and one giant slalom win this World Cup season. He will miss Saturday’s slalom in Chamonix, France, the last race before worlds. Countryman Henrik Kristoffersen and Swiss Daniel Yule can overtake him atop the World Cup slalom standings in Chamonix.

Braathen entered last year’s Olympics as the World Cup slalom leader and skied out in the first run at the Games.

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