Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen highlight winter sports competition on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium this week.
Shiffrin races three times — a Tuesday slalom and Saturday and Sunday giant slaloms on the Alpine skiing World Cup.
Tuesday’s race in Flachau, streaming live on Peacock, is the final slalom before the world championships in February. Shiffrin last won a slalom, her trademark discipline, on Dec. 29, 2019, while Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova emerged as the world’s top slalom skier.
The men’s Alpine World Cup was to visit Wengen, Switzerland, for the classic Lauberhorn ski races, but they were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, two slaloms are scheduled for Kitzbühel, Austria.
In figure skating, Chen goes for a fifth straight national title at the U.S. Championships in Las Vegas that begin Thursday. It’s the last competition before the team for March’s world championships is announced.
Two-time U.S. champion Alysa Liu headlines the women’s field, though at 15 she is too young for the senior worlds.
Alpine Skiing World Cup — Flachau and Kranjska Gora (women), Kitzbühel (men)
U.S. Figure Skating Championships — Las Vegas
Biathlon World Cup — Oberhof, Germany
Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup — St. Moritz, Switzerland
Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Yaroslavl, Russia
Luge World Cup — Oberhof, Germany
Nordic Combined World Cup — Val di Fiemme, Italy
Ski Jumping World Cup — Zakopane, Poland
Snowboarding World Cup — Bad Gastein, Austria
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