2022 Paralympic Winter Games: Day-by-day viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Paralympics

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The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games take place on Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 13 in Beijing, China. NBC Universal will provide over 230 hours of Paralympic programming across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, Olympic Channel, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports App. See below for a day-by-day viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Paralympics.

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The 2022 Winter Paralympics will feature approximately 564 athletes competing across six sports (78 total medal events). Here are just a few of the U.S. stars to watch by sport. In Alpine Skiing, Laurie Stephens (Wenham, MA) is the second most decorated winter sport athlete on the team with seven Paralympic medals in alpine skiing: two golds, two silvers and three bronzes. Two-time Paralympic medalist Andrew Kurka (Palmer, AK) also returns to competition. Kurka became the first Alaskan Paralympic medalist when he won a gold medal in downhill and a silver medal in super-G in 2018. Five-time Paralympian and 10-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters (Louisville, KY)–the most decorated athlete on the U.S. roster–returns to compete in cross-country skiing and biathlon. For Masters, it’s been just six months since she competed at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, taking home road cycling gold medals in time trial and road race.

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Mike Schultz (St. Cloud, MN), Noah Elliott (St. Charles, MO), Brittani Coury (Durango, CO) will represent the U.S. in snowboarding. Coury previously won a Paralympic silver medal in banked slalom back in 2018. In Sled Hockey, Rico Roman (Portland, OR), Josh Pauls (Greenbrook, NJ), and Declan Farmer (Tampa, FL) begin their quest to help the U.S. win a fourth straight gold in Beijing.

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Lastly, Matthew Thums (Weston, WI), Steve Emt (Hebron, CT), David Samsa (Suamico, WI), and Bat-OyunOyunaUranchimeg (Burnsville, MN) are some of the names that will represent Team USA in wheelchair curling.

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Day-by-day TV viewing guide to the Beijing Winter Paralympics

(All times are listed as ET and are subject to change)

Friday, March 4

  • Paralympic Preview Show – 6:30 a.m. -7:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • The Opening Ceremony – 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey, Biathlon – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m.-4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Saturday, March 5

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Snowboarding, Sled Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Sunday, March 6

  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock

Monday, March 7

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Snowboarding*, Sled Hockey*, Cross-Country Skiing* – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Biathlon, Alpine Skiing* – 8:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Tuesday, March 8

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing*, Sled Hockey*, and Biathlon – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Cross-Country Skiing Semifinals and Final, Wheelchair Curling – 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Wednesday, March 9

  • Wheelchair Curling – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Cross-Country Skiing* – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Curling – 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Thursday, March 10

  • Alpine Skiing* – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Semifinal, Alpine Skiing*, Biathlon – 11:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling Semifinals – 1:30 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Friday, March 11

  • Wheelchair Curling Bronze Medal Game – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Bronze Medal Game, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing – 11:00 p.m. – 9:30 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Game – 1:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. on Olympic Channel and Peacock

Saturday, March 12

  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Alpine Skiing*, Snowboarding*, Cross-Country Skiing – 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Primetime Paralympics Show – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Final, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing – 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock

Sunday, March 13

  • Closing Ceremony – 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on USA Network and Peacock
  • Daytime Paralympics Show – 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. on NBC and Peacock
  • Sled Hockey Final – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on USA Network and Peacock

*indicates an encore presentation

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Aksel Lund Svindal, Olympic Alpine champ, has testicular cancer, ‘prognosis good’

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Aksel Lund Svindal, a retired Olympic Alpine skiing champion from Norway, said he underwent surgery for testicular cancer and the prognosis “looked very good.”

“Tests, scans and surgery all happened very quickly,” Svindal, 39, wrote on social media. “And already after the first week I knew the prognoses looked very good. All thanks to that first decision to go see a doctor as soon as I suspected something was off.”

Svindal retired in 2019 after winning the Olympic super-G in 2010 and downhill in 2018. He also won five world titles among the downhill, combined and giant slalom and two World Cup overall titles.

Svindal said he felt a change in his body that prompted him to see a doctor.

“The last few weeks have been different,” he wrote. “But I’m able to say weeks and not months because of great medical help, a little luck and a good decision.

“I wasn’t sure what it was, or if it was anything at all. … [I] was quickly transferred to the hospital where they confirmed what the doctor suspected. Testicle cancer.”

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup schedule, results

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The U.S. goes for its fourth consecutive title at the FIBA World Cup in Sydney — and eighth global gold in a row overall when including the Olympics.

A’ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA MVP, and Breanna Stewart, the Tokyo Olympic MVP, headline a U.S. roster that, for the first time since 2000, includes neither Sue Bird (retired) nor Diana Taurasi (injured).

The new-look team includes nobody over the age of 30 for the first time since 1994, before the U.S. began its dynasty at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The Americans have won 52 consecutive games between worlds and the Olympics dating to the 2006 Worlds bronze-medal game.

The field also includes host Australia, the U.S.’ former primary rival, and Olympic silver medalist Japan.

Nigeria, which played the U.S. the closest of any foe in Tokyo (losing by nine points), isn’t present after its federation withdrew the team over governance issues. Spain, ranked second in the world, failed to qualify.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Round
Wed., Sept. 21 8:30 p.m. Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 Group A
9:30 p.m. USA 87, Belgium 72 Group A
11 p.m. Canada 67, Serbia 60 Group B
Thurs., Sept. 22 12 a.m. Japan 89, Mali 56 Group B
3:30 a.m. China 107, South Korea 44 Group A
6:30 a.m. France 70, Australia 57 Group B
8:30 p.m. USA 106, Puerto Rico 42 Group A
10 p.m. Serbia 69, Japan 64 Group B
11 p.m. Belgium 84, South Korea 61 Group A
Fri., Sept. 23 12:30 a.m. China 98, Bosnia and Herzegovina 51 Group A
4 a.m. Canada 59, France 45 Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia 118, Mali 58 Group B
Sat., Sept. 24 12:30 a.m. USA 77, China 63 Group A
4 a.m. South Korea 99, Bosnia and Herzegovina 66 Group A
6:30 a.m. Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65 Group A
Sun., Sept. 25 12:30 a.m. France vs. Mali Group B
4 a.m. Australia vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Canada vs. Japan Group B
9:30 p.m. Belgium vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
11:30 p.m. Mali vs. Serbia Group B
Mon., Sept. 26 12 a.m. USA vs. South Korea Group A
2 a.m. France vs. Japan Group B
3:30 a.m. China vs. Puerto Rico Group A
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Canada Group B
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. South Korea Group A
11:30 p.m. Belgium vs. China Group A
Tues., Sept. 27 12 a.m. USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
2 a.m. Canada vs. Mali Group B
3:30 a.m. France vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Japan Group B
Wed., Sept. 28 10 p.m. Quarterfinal
Thurs., Sept. 29 12:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
4 a.m. Quarterfinal
6:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
Fri., Sept. 30 3 .m. Semifinal
5:30 a.m. Semifinal
11 p.m. Third-Place Game
Sat., Oct. 1 2 a.m. Final