NBC Sports Group will present an unprecedented 100 hours of coverage of test events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, across NBC, NBCSN, Universal HD, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app from November through March 2017.
NBC Sports Group’s test-event coverage spans 12 sports — alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, nordic combined, short track, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating — and is its most-ever for Olympic Winter Games test events.
Coverage begins this Saturday, November 26, with live streaming at 11 p.m. ET of the big air event at the FIS Snowboard World Cup on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The FIS Snowboard World Cup will be held at Alpensia Ski Resort, home of the 2018 Olympic ski jumping events and snowboard big air.
“We’re proud to continue our commitment to the Olympic Games, Olympic sports and Olympic athletes, many of whom will gather to compete in PyeongChang next winter,” said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. “Our unprecedented coverage of these events will provide fans with more quality Olympic-sport programming than ever before.”
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.