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Mikaela Shiffrin takes lead into World Cup Finals; winter sports TV, live stream schedule


Third placed Mikaela Shiffrin of USA reacts after the women’s giant slalom event of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Are, Sweden, on March 11, 2022. - Sweden OUT (Photo by Pontus LUNDAHL / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo by PONTUS LUNDAHL/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

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Mikaela Shiffrin duels with rival Petra Vlhova for the biggest annual prize in ski racing, live on on Peacock this week.

Alpine skiing’s World Cup Finals headline the winter sports schedule as seasons wind down.

At the Finals in France, the men and women race once in each of the four disciplines -- downhill, super-G, giant slalom and slalom -- to close out the campaign.

Crystal globes are awarded to the top skier over the course of the season in each discipline, plus a larger crystal globe for the overall champions combining results from all 37 races dating to October.

Most of the crystal globes are already clinched -- men’s super-G (Aleksander Aamodt Kilde) and giant slalom (Marco Odermatt), women’s super-G (Federica Brignone) and slalom (Petra Vlhova) -- or nearly clinched -- men’s overall (Odermatt) and women’s downhill (Sofia Goggia).

The women’s overall is the most compelling storyline of the five-day finals. Shiffrin has a 56-point lead over Vlhova with four races left, meaning it could come down to the final race of the season on Sunday.

Race winners receive 100 points, with second place getting 80 and third getting 60 on a descending scale through 15th place at the Finals. Shiffrin will look to pad that cushion in the downhill and super-G, eyeing a fourth overall title to match Lindsey Vonn for second in women’s history.

The best route for Vlhova, who last year became the first Slovakian to win the overall, is to win the slalom on Saturday and giant slalom on Sunday and hope Shiffrin misses a podium or two in those technical events.

Elsewhere, the world women’s curling championship begins in Canada.

Both Scotland and the U.S. entered their reigning national champion teams, which means the field does not include Olympic champion Eve Muirhead‘s foursome, since the Scottish Championships began without Muirhead the day after the Olympics.

Nor does it include the U.S. Olympic team skipped by Tabitha Peterson, which last year won the nation’s first women’s world medal (bronze) in 15 years. Cory Christensen‘s team, runner-up at the Olympic Trials, won the most recent national championship in May 2021.

Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals — Courchevel/Meribel, France

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Wednesday5 a.m.Men’s DownhillPeacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m.Women’s DownhillPeacock | STREAM LINK
Thursday5 a.m.Women’s Super-GPeacock | STREAM LINK
6:30 a.m.Men’s Super-GPeacock | STREAM LINK
Friday7 a.m.Mixed Team ParallelPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday4 a.m.Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m.Women’s Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
7 a.m.Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m.Women’s Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday4 a.m.Women’s Giant Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m.Men’s Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
7 a.m.Women’s Giant Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m.Men’s Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK

Women’s Curling World Championship -- Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Saturday5 p.m.USA vs. Czech RepublicOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday10 p.m.USA vs. JapanOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup — Oslo, Norway

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Thursday10:35 a.m.Women’s SprintPeacock | STREAM LINK
Friday10:35 a.m.Men’s SprintPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday7:42 a.m.Women’s PursuitPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:50 a.m.Men’s PursuitPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday7:40 a.m.Women’s Mass StartPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:50 a.m.Men’s Mass StartPeacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Oberstdorf, Germany

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday12:15 p.m.Men QualifyingPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday11 a.m.MenPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday11 a.m.MenPeacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup — Megeve, France (Moguls) and Veysonnaz, Switzerland (Ski Cross)

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday1 p.m.MogulsPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday5 a.m.Ski CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK
10:40 a.m.Dual MogulsPeacock | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup — Rogla, Slovenia and Berchtesgaden, Germany (Alpine), Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic (Slopestyle) and Veysonnaz, Switzerland (Snowboard Cross)

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Wednesday8 a.m.Parallel Giant SlalomPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday7 a.m.SlopestylePeacock | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m.Parallel SlalomPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday6 a.m.Team Parallel SlalomPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.Snowboard CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK

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