nbc sports, olympic channel: home of team usa. uu. and Peacock combine to deliver live coverage of the Alpine Ski World Cup season, which is interspersed with the Winter Olympics in February.
Three-time overall champion
mikaela shiffrin is expected to return to her usual roster of races: all slaloms and giant slaloms, plus a selection of downhills and super-gis. she dropped last season, returning from Feb. 2, 2020, death of her father and back injury to run exclusively technical events in the world cup.
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With the calendar changed to increase the percentage of sprinters for an even split with technology, Switzerland’s lara gut-behrami could be well positioned to win the overall, the biggest annual prize in ski racing. shiffrin will likely face off in slaloms and giant slaloms with current overall champion petra vlhova and slalom world champion katharina liensberger from austria.
Frenchman alexis pinturault is the defending men’s absolute champion. His biggest rivals include Norway’s aleksander aamodt kilde, shiffrin’s boyfriend who narrowly won the 2019-20 overall and then had last season cut short by a knee injury.
2021-22 Alpine Ski World Cup broadcast schedule will be added as the season progresses. all coverage from nbc, nbcsn and the olympic channels is also live on nbcsports.com and the nbc sports app.
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