NBC Sports and Universal Sports have announced that they’ll be offering complete television coverage of the 2011 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from February 8-20. Naturally, the event will feature three-time FIS World Cup overall champ Lindsey Vonn.
UniversalSports.com will carry live and on-demand streaming of every race with same day coverage on their 24-hour TV network. NBC Sports’ weekend coverage will feature premier events like men's and women's downhill, women's slalom and men's giant slalom. Check the Universal Sports site for a complete schedule.
NBC Sports Broadcast Schedule (all times Eastern)
- Saturday, Feb. 12: 1-2 p.m. – men’s downhill, highlights of women’s super G and super combined
- Sunday, Feb. Feb. 13: 12-12:30 pm. – women's downhill
- Saturday, Feb. 19: 3-4 p.m. – women's slalom, highlights of men's giant slalom
"World Championships host nearly the same field as the Olympics, so it's going to be a great show," said Vonn. "I get notes from fans all season-long saying they saw my race on Universal Sports. It's cool to know that the outlets are there and that fans are tuning in."
Vonn is the defending World Champion in both downhill and super G, and currently tops both disciplines on the World Cup circuit, as well.
Racing begins Tuesday, Feb. 8 with women's super G and runs through Sunday, Feb. 20, concluding with men's slalom.