First women’s Nordic combined World Cup among events on NBC, Peacock this week

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Nordic combined, the lone Summer or Winter Olympic sport without female participation or a women’s equivalent event, takes a historic step this week.

The first women’s Nordic combined World Cup is Friday in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria, streaming live on Peacock Premium as part of comprehensive winter sports event coverage among NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock.

American Tara Geraghty-Moats led the women’s standings the last two seasons in the international Continental Cup, which for the men has been a secondary circuit just below the World Cup. She’s among the entries for Friday’s competition.

“I don’t have any goals or predictions,” Geraghty-Moats, who last put a Nordic combined race bib on in March, posted on Instagram. “I just have a huge feeling of excitement to start in the first ever World Cup with a group of amazing women. I can’t wait to see where my level of competition is, I can’t wait to make history with my teammates.”

More on Geraghty-Moats’ personal story is here.

Women’s Nordic combined makes its debut at the world championships in February — one event, versus four for the men. But it was denied a place on the 2022 Winter Olympic program after a “long discussion,” IOC sports director Kit McConnell said in 2018.

“Nordic combined, and women’s in particular, still need to be developed further in terms of universality [the number of countries with Olympic-level athletes], in terms of the level of the athletes,” McConnell said then.

It could be added for the 2026 Winter Games in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

“The World Cup debut is important, but it should be seen in the context of a step towards Olympic inclusion on the 2026 program in Milan-Cortina,” USA Nordic Executive Director Billy Demong said in a press release. “The women have shown the depth and quality of athleticism in their sport and should be provided with that opportunity.”

Also this week, the U.S. men’s Alpine skiing team looks to notch a first World Cup speed podium in nearly four years with a super-G and downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, on Friday and Saturday.

There’s optimism after Travis Ganong, the last podium finisher, was fourth in a super-G last week, and Jared Golberg was first and fourth in training runs Wednesday and Thursday. The men then head to Alta Badia and Madonna di Campiglio for a giant slalom and slaloms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The women’s Alpine skiing World Cup stops in Val d’Isere, France, for two downhills and a super-G. Mikaela Shiffrin, who is focusing on technical events of slalom and giant slalom for the near future, returns next week. Alice McKennis Duran and Breezy Johnson were fastest in training runs Wednesday and Thursday.

Alpine Skiing World Cup — Val d’Isere, France (women) and Italy (men)

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Friday

4:30 a.m.

Women’s Downhill

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

5:45 a.m.

Men’s Super-G

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Saturday

4:30 a.m.

Women’s Downhill

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

5:45 a.m.

Men’s Downhill

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

5 p.m.*

Women’s Downhill

NBC | STREAM LINK

9:30 p.m.*

Women’s Downhill

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

10:30 p.m.*

Men’s Downhill

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Sunday

4 a.m.

Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

5 a.m.

Women’s Super-G

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

7 a.m.

Men’s Giant Slalom Run 2

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

9:30 p.m.*

Women’s Super-G

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

11 p.m.*

Men’s Giant Slalom

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Monday

4 a.m.

Men’s Slalom Run 1

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

7 a.m.

Men’s Slalom Run 2

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Tuesday

11:45 a.m.

Men’s Slalom Run 1

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

2:30 p.m.

Men’s Slalom Run 2

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

*Delayed broadcast

Bobsled/Skeleton World Cup — Igls, Austria

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Friday

9:30 a.m.

Men’s Skeleton

OlympicChannel.com

1:30 p.m.

Women’s Skeleton

OlympicChannel.com

6 p.m.*

Men’s Skeleton

Olympic Channel

7 p.m.*

Women’s Skeleton

Olympic Channel

Saturday

9:30 a.m.

Two-Woman Bobsled

OlympicChannel.com

1:30 p.m.

Two-Man Bobsled

OlympicChannel.com

6:30 p.m.*

Two-Woman Bobsled

Olympic Channel

7 p.m.*

Two-Man Bobsled

Olympic Channel

Sunday

10 a.m.

Two-Man Bobsled

OlympicChannel.com

6 p.m.*

Two-Man Bobsled

Olympic Channel

Luge World Cup — Winterberg, Germany

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Saturday

2:55 a.m.

Doubles

OlympicChannel.com

5:50 a.m.

Women’s Singles

OlympicChannel.com

Sunday

2:25 a.m.

Men’s Singles

OlympicChannel.com

6 a.m.

Doubles Sprint

OlympicChannel.com

6:45 a.m.

Women’s Sprint

OlympicChannel.com

7:25 a.m.

Men’s Sprint

OlympicChannel.com

Biathlon World Cup — Hochfilzen, Austria

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Thursday

8:15 a.m.

Men’s Sprint

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Friday

8:15 a.m.

Women’s Sprint

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Saturday

7 a.m.

Men’s Pursuit

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

9 a.m.

Women’s Pursuit

Olympic Channel | Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

10 a.m.*

Men’s Pursuit

Olympic Channel

8:30 p.m.*

Women’s Pursuit

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Sunday

6 a.m.

Men’s Mass Start

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

8:25 a.m.

Women’s Mass Start

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

8 p.m.*

Men’s Mass Start

Olympic Channel

9 p.m.*

Women’s Mass Start

Olympic Channel

*Delayed broadcast

Cross-Country Skiing World Cup — Dresden, Germany

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Saturday

7:25 a.m.

Men’s/Women’s Sprints

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

8 a.m.

Men’s/Women’s Sprints

Olympic Channel

Sunday

6:45 a.m.

Men’s/Women’s Team Sprints

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

5 p.m.

Men’s/Women’s Team Sprints

Olympic Channel

7 p.m.

Men’s/Women’s Team Sprints

NBCSN | STREAM LINK

Freestyle Skiing World Cup –Val Thorens, France

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Saturday

7 a.m.

Ski Cross

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Sunday

6 a.m.

Ski Cross

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Nordic Combined World Cup — Ramsau, Austria

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Friday

3:30 a.m.

Women’s Ski Jump

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

7:45 a.m.

Women’s Cross-Country 5km

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Saturday

4:30 a.m.

Men’s Ski Jump

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

8:15 a.m.

Men’s Cross-Country 10km

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Sunday

5 a.m.

Men’s Ski Jump

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

9:15 a.m.

Men’s Cross-Country 10km

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Ski Jumping World Cup — Ramsau, Austria and Engelberg, Switzerland

Day

Time (ET)

Event

Network

Friday

9:40 a.m.

Women

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Friday

12 p.m.

Men’s Qualifying

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Saturday

10 a.m.

Men

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

Sunday

10 a.m.

Men

Peacock Premium | STREAM LINK

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