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Shaun White begins Olympic season; winter sports broadcast schedule

Shaun White

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White #2 of the United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe competition at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

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Shaun White begins his build-up to a potential fifth Olympics (and fourth gold medal) headlining the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Colorado, live this week on NBC Sports and Peacock.

White, 35, competes for the first time this season at Copper Mountain, one of the Olympic selection events for ski and snowboard halfpipe. He must advance through qualifying to reach Saturday’s final (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN and Peacock).

White is favored to make the Olympic team of up to four men later in December or January, given he was the top American in the first of four Olympic qualifiers last March. He finished fourth overall, behind two Japanese riders and a German, at a contest in Aspen, Colorado.

That was his first competition since taking his third Olympic title in PyeongChang.

The top two U.S. men and women in the world halfpipe rankings on Dec. 22 qualify for Beijing, if they’re in the top six. No American men are currently in the top six. White is ranked 70th in large part because of his lack of competitions.

After world rankings, the riders with the best single podium result among the four Olympic selection events make the team until it reaches three men and three women. A fourth rider per gender can be added via discretionary selection.

This week’s field includes four Olympic medal contenders from Japan, led by two-time silver medalist Ayumu Hirano and last season’s top rider, Yuto Totsuka.

Other Americans entered include 2014 Olympian Taylor Gold and 2018 Olympian Chase Josey.

Headliners in ski halfpipe at Copper: two-time Olympic champion David Wise, 2018 Olympic silver medalist Alex Ferreira and 2018 Olympic bronze medalist Brita Sigourney.

Top U.S. female halfpipe snowboarders Chloe Kim and Maddie Mastro are not entered, but do not need to compete to be Olympic eligible. They are ranked Nos. 4 and 5 in the world.

Elsewhere in winter sports, Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to race a pair of super-Gs in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Shiffrin is working on her speed events as she eyes racing all five individual Alpine skiing events at the Olympics for the first time.

U.S. Grand Prix -- Copper Mountain, Colorado

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday2:30 p.m.Ski HalfpipePeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 p.m.*Ski HalfpipeNBCSN | STREAM LINK
Saturday2 p.m.Snowboard HalfpipeNBCSN | Peacock | STREAM LINK
5 p.m.*Ski HalfpipeNBC | STREAM LINK
Sunday1 p.m.*Snowboard HalfpipeNBC | STREAM LINK

Alpine Skiing World Cup -- Val d’Isere, France (Men) and St. Moritz, Switzerland (Women)

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Saturday3:30 a.m.Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m.Women’s Super-GOlympic Channel | Peacock
7 a.m.Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
12:30 p.m.*Women’s Super-GNBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday3:30 a.m.Men’s Slalom Run 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 a.m.Women’s Super-GOlympic Channel | Peacock
7 a.m.Men’s Slalom Run 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
4:30 p.m.*Women’s Super-GNBCSN | STREAM LINK

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup -- Winterberg, Germany

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday4 a.m.Men’s | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m.Women’s | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.*Men’s SkeletonOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.*Women’s SkeletonOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Saturday4 a.m.Four-Man | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m.Women’s | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.*Four-Man BobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.*Women’s MonobobOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
Sunday3 a.m.Two-Woman | STREAM LINK
7:30 a.m.Four-Man | STREAM LINK
6 p.m.*Two-Woman BobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.*Four-Man BobsledOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK

Luge World Cup -- Altenberg, Germany

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Saturday3:30 | STREAM LINK
Sunday3:15 | STREAM LINK
7 a.m.Team | STREAM LINK

Speed Skating World Cup — Calgary, Canada

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday2:30 p.m.Day 1Peacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday2:30 p.m.Day 2Peacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday2:30 p.m.Day 3Peacock | STREAM LINK
9 p.m.*HighlightsNBCSN | STREAM LINK

Biathlon World Cup -- Hochfilzen, Austria

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday5:25 a.m.Men’s 10km SprintOlympic Channel | Peacock
8:15 a.m.Women’s 7.5km SprintOlympic Channel | Peacock
Saturday6:15 a.m.Men’s 12.5km PursuitPeacock | STREAM LINK
8:15 a.m.Women’s RelayPeacock | STREAM LINK
9 a.m.*Men’s 12.5km PursuitOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10 a.m.*Women’s RelayOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
4 p.m.*Men’s 10km SprintNBCSN | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.*Men’s 12.5km PursuitNBCSN | STREAM LINK
Sunday5:45 a.m.Men’s RelayPeacock | STREAM LINK
8:30 a.m.Women’s 10km PursuitPeacock | STREAM LINK
9 a.m.*Men’s RelayOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m.*Women’s 10km PursuitOlympic Channel | STREAM LINK
5:30 p.m.*Men’s RelayNBCSN | STREAM LINK
7 p.m.*Women’s 10km PursuitNBCSN | STREAM LINK
8 p.m.*Women’s 7.5km SprintNBCSN | STREAM LINK
11 p.m.*Women’s RelayNBCSN | STREAM LINK

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup -- Davos, Switzerland

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Saturday8:15 a.m.Men’s/Women’s SprintsPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday5:40 a.m.Men’s 15kmPeacock | STREAM LINK
8 a.m.Women’s 10kmPeacock | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup -- Klingenthal, Germany

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday9 a.m.WomenPeacock | STREAM LINK
1:15 p.m.Men QualifyingPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday4:30 a.m.WomenPeacock | STREAM LINK
10 a.m.MenPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday10 a.m.MenPeacock | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup -- Otepaa, Estonia

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Saturday3:30 a.m.Men’s Ski JumpPeacock | STREAM LINK
5 a.m.Women’s Ski JumpPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.Men’s 10kmPeacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m.Women’s 5kmPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday6:30 a.m.Women’s Ski JumpPeacock | STREAM LINK
7:45 a.m.Men’s Ski JumpPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.Men’s 10kmPeacock | STREAM LINK
10:30 a.m.Women’s 5kmPeacock | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup -- Val Thorens, France (Ski Cross), Ruka, Finland (Aerials), Idre Fjall, Sweden (Moguls)

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday3:45 a.m.Ski CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.AerialsPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday3:40 a.m.Women’s AerialsPeacock | STREAM LINK
5:30 a.m.Ski CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK
6:15 a.m.Men’s AerialsPeacock | STREAM LINK
7 a.m.MogulsPeacock | STREAM LINK
9:30 a.m.Team AerialsPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday7 a.m.Dual MogulsPeacock | STREAM LINK

Snowboarding World Cup -- Montafon, Austria (Snowboard Cross) and Bannoye, Russia (Alpine)

DayTime (ET)EventPlatform
Friday7 a.m.Snowboard CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK
Saturday3 a.m.Parallel Giant SlalomPeacock | STREAM LINK
5 a.m.Team Snowboard CrossPeacock | STREAM LINK
Sunday2:30 a.m.Parallel SlalomPeacock | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

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