Universal Sports Network: 2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Live Stream

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By Catherine Philbin, Universal Sports Network, Contributor | SportingAlert.com
Published on Oct. 25, 2013 7:09 a.m. CST . 0 comment

English: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup in Cran...

English: Lindsey Vonn wins a World Cup in Crans Montana, Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOS ANGELES – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at universalsports.com.

Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET of the women’s giant slalom.

Live coverage continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7:30 AM ET with the men’s giant slalom. In total, the network will showcase more than 60 international alpine competitions and more than 100 hours of exclusive television coverage throughout the upcoming season, including the World Cup finals. In addition, all events will be live streamed on universalsports.com for authenticated users.

This season, all eyes will be on Lindsey Vonn, who looks to return from a right knee injury she suffered in a brutal crash on February 5 at the world championships in Schladming, Austria, in her quest to defend her Olympic gold medal in the downhill. Two-time overall World Cup champion Bode Miller, one of U.S. skiing’s most popular yet polarizing figures, also hopes to return from a knee injury that sidelined him most of last season.

More U.S. skiing stars who will compete this season include Ted Ligety, who last year won all but two giant slalom races to win the fourth World Cup GS title of his career, and 18-year old Mikaela Shiffrin, who last year became the youngest world slalom champion since 1974.

The network’s broadcast team will feature veteran play-by-play announcer Steve Porino and analyst Doug Lewis, a two-time Olympic team member, bronze medalist in the downhill at the 1985 World Championships and five-year veteran on the Ski World Cup circuit.

“This season might be the pinnacle of U.S. Skiing to date, at least in my lifetime,” Porino commented. “There is quite a mix of great veterans and very talented juniors.

“Lindsey Vonn is, without question, the biggest story ever in USA Skiing; last year Ted Ligety made history by becoming the first man in 45 years to win three gold medals at one world championship; and Mikaela Shiffrin is the best young skier in at least three decades.”

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, with men’s and women’s skiers competing in the slalom, giant slalom, Super G, downhill and combined, a combination of downhill and slalom. This year’s events will take place in Austria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, German, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Universal Sports Network is now available on Time Warner Cable, Cox, Verizon FiOS, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.

Universal Sports Network 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Broadcast Schedule

Subject to change, All Times ET – Log on to UniversalSports.com for updates.

 

WOMEN’S EVENTS
Sat., Oct. 26 6:30 AM ET LIVE Giant Slalom Soelden, Austria

Sat., Nov 16 11 AM ET Slalom
Levi, Finland

Fri., Dec. 6 2:30 PM ET LIVE Downhill Lake
Louise, Canada
Sat., Dec. 7 2:30 PM ET LIVE Downhill Lake
Louise, Canada
Sun., Dec. 8 1 PM ET LIVE Super G Lake
Louise, Canada

Sat., Dec. 14 TBD Super G
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Sun., Dec. 15 TBD Giant Slalom St.
Moritz, Switzerland

Tue., Dec. 17 TBD Slalom
Courchevel, France

Sat., Dec. 21 TBD Downhill
Val d’Isere, France
Sun., Dec. 22 TBD Giant Slalom Val
d’Isere, France

Sat., Dec. 28 TBD Giant Slalom
Lienz, Austria
Sun., Dec. 29 TBD Slalom
Lienz, Austria

Wed., Jan. 1 TBD City Event
Munich, Germany

Sat., Jan. 4 TBD Slalom
Zagreb, Croatia

Sat., Jan. 11 TBD Downhill
Altenmarkt/Zauchensee, Austria
Sun., Jan. 12 TBD Super Combined
Altenmarkt/Zauchensee, Austria

Tues., Jan. 14 TBD Slalom
Flachau, Austria

Sat., Jan. 18 TBD Downhill
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
Sun., Jan. 19 TBD Super G
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Sat., Jan. 25 TBD Downhill
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Sun., Jan. 26 TBD Super G
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Sat., Feb. 1 TBD Giant Slalom
Maribor, Slovenia
Sun., Feb. 2 TBD Slalom
Maribor, Slovenia

Tue., Feb. 4 TBD City Event
Innsbruck, Austria

Sat., Mar. 1 TBD Downhill
Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Sun., Mar. 2 TBD Super Combined
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Fri., Mar. 7 TBD Giant Slalom
Are, Sweden
Sat., Mar. 8 TBD Slalom
Are, Sweden

Wed., Mar. 12 TBD Downhill
Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Thu., Mar. 13 TBD Super G
Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Sat., Mar. 15 TBD Slalom
Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Sun., Mar. 16 TBD Giant Slalom
Lenzerheide, Switzerland

MEN’S EVENTS
Sun., Oct. 27 7:30 AM ET LIVE Giant Slalom Soelden, Austria

Sun., Nov 17 11 AM ET Slalom
Levi, Finland

Sat., Nov. 30 2 PM ET LIVE Downhill Lake
Louise, Canada
Sun., Dec. 1 1 PM ET LIVE Super G Lake
Louise, Canada

Sat., Dec. 14 TBD Giant Slalom
Val d’Isere, France
Sun., Dec. 15 TBD Slalom
Val d’Isere, France

Fri., Dec. 20 TBD Super G
Val Gardena-Groden, Italy
Sat., Dec. 21 TBD Downhill
Val Gardena-Groden, Italy

Sun., Dec. 22 TBD Giant Slalom
Alta Badia, Italy

Sat., Dec. 29 TBD Downhill
Bormio, Italy

Wed., Jan. 1 TBD City Event
Munich, Germany

Sun., Jan. 6 TBD Slalom
Zagreb, Croatia

Sat., Jan. 11 TBD Giant Slalom
Adelboden, Switzerland
Sun. Jan. 12 TBD Slalom
Adelboden, Switzerland

Fri., Jan. 17 TBD Super Combined
Wengen, Switzerland
Sat., Jan. 18 TBD Downhill
Wengen, Switzerland
Sun., Jan. 19 TBD Slalom
Wengen, Switzerland

Fri., Jan. 24 TBD Super Combined
Kitzbühel, Austria
Sat., Jan. 25 TBD Downhill
Kitzbühel, Austria
Sun., Jan. 26 TBD Slalom
Kitzbühel, Austria

Tue., Jan. 28 TBD Slalom
Schladming, Austria

Sat., Feb. 1 TBD Downhill
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Sun., Feb. 2 TBD Giant Slalom
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Tue., Feb. 4 TBD City Event
Innsbruck, Austria

Sat., Mar. 1 TBD Downhill
Kvitfjell, Norway
Sun., Mar. 2 TBD Super G
Kvitfjell, Norway

Sat., Mar. 8 TBD Giant Slalom
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Sun., Mar. 9 TBD Slalom
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Wed., Mar. 12 TBD Downhill
Lenzerheide, Switzerland-World Cup Final
Thur., Mar. 13 TBD Super G
Lenzerheide, Switzerland-World Cup Final
Sat., Mar. 15 TBD Giant Slalom
Lenzerheide, Switzerland-World Cup Final
Sun., Mar. 16 TBD Slalom
Lenzerheide, Switzerland-World Cup Final

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