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U.S. Olympic Freestyle/Bordic Combined Qualifying and U.S. Snowboard World Cup on NBC Sports This Weekend

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 3:51 PM, under , , , , ,

As listed in yesterday's post on the NBC Sports/Universal Sports broadcast schedule for this week, NBC will be airing taped coverage of the U.S. Olympic Freestyle/Nordic Combined Qualifying and U.S. Snowboard Cross World Cup (which took place from December 17-20) this weekend. Unlike last year's Visa Snowboard Cross World Cup televised by NBC, this is no indication in the NBC Press release of a title sponsor for this event. However, many websites do refer to the Visa sponsorship.


Here is more detail in a press release from NBC Sports.

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS AND U.S. SNOWBOARD CROSS WORLD CUP ON NBC SPORTS THIS WEEKEND

Nordic and Freestyle Skiing from Steamboat Springs, Colo. and Snowboard Cross From Telluride, Colo.

NEW YORK - Dec. 22, 2009- NBC Sports presents 90 minutes of taped coverage this weekend of the U.S. Olympic Trials for freestyle skiing and nordic combined from Steamboat Springs, Colo., with competitors vying for a spot at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Coverage on NBC Sports begins Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET. World Champions Todd Lodwick, of Steamboat Springs and former Steamboat resident Bill Demong take on the country’s best in the nordic combined, which combines cross country skiing and ski jumping.

The freestyle trials encompassed both moguls and aerials. Among those in the moguls competition are World Cup champion Hannah Kearney, Olympic silver medalist Shannon Bahrke and World Champion Patrick Deneen. World Champion Ryan St. Onge, World Cup winner and Olympian Jeret “Speedy” Peterson and World Cup winner Emily Cook lead the way in the aerials competition.

On Sunday, NBC Sports will present an hour of taped coverage of the U.S. Snowboard Cross World Cup from Telluride, Colo. Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott and Two-time World/ World Cup Champion Lindsey Jacobellis will compete against the best in snowboard cross in hopes to gain a spot on the U.S. Team in Vancouver. Coverage on NBC Sports begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

See details below on each event.

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO.:

ANNOUNCERS: Todd Harris, Jonny Moseley and Tina Dixon of NBC Sports Olympic freestyle skiing broadcast team will call the action.

COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC will broadcast coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials for freestyle and nordic combined, this Saturday, 2:30-4 p.m. ET.

U.S. SNOWBOARD CROSS CUP, TELLURIDE, COLO.:

ANNOUNCERS: NBC Sports Olympic snowboarding broadcast team of Pat Parnell, Tina Dixon and Todd Richards will call the action.

COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC will broadcast coverage of the U.S. Snowboard Cross Cup this Sunday, 1-2 p.m. ET.

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