Universal Sports details Alpine World Cup coverage


Coming off impressive Olympic Winter Games results, stars of the U.S. Ski Team return to Europe to compete for World Cup titles and the coveted Crystal Globes, as the 2010 FIS Alpine World Cup season resumes on Universal Sports. The  three-day coverage of these races will feature Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso—who collectively racked up seven medals in Vancouver—from March 5-7 when the World Cup circuit arrives in Crans Montana, Switzerland (women’s), and Kvitfjell, Norway (men’s).

Having just concluded 17 days of Olympic news and updates with its Universal Sports at the Vancouver Games studio programming, the network’s presentation of the upcoming alpine events will be co-anchored by Olympian and current commentator Doug Lewis, along with former U.S. Ski Team member and current skiing analyst/commentator Steve Porino.

The Crans Montana races are of particular importance to Olympic Downhill Gold Medalist Vonn, who holds a 137-point lead in the season’s overall World Cup standings. She also leads points in the downhill, super-G and combined races. Among the men, super combined Olympic champion Miller stands 15th on the overall World Cup list, fifth in combined. American Ted Ligety, who did not secure a medal in Vancouver, is seventh in overall World Cup points.

Universal Sports will present same-day coverage, as well as re-airs, of all of the weekend’s events. Additionally, live online coverage is available at UniversalSports.com, complete with full-length video, highlights, photos and recaps.

Universal Sports FIS Alpine World Cup Coverage:

Friday, March 5
10:00am – 11:30am ET:  Women’s Super Combined Downhill (with various re-airs)
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET:  Women’s Super Combined Slalom (with various re-airs)

Saturday, March 6
10:00am – 11:30am ET:  Women’s Downhill (with various re-airs)
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET:  Men’s Downhill (with various re-airs)

Sunday, March 7
10:00am – 11:30am ET: Women’s Super-G (with various re-airs)
12:30pm – 2:00pm ET:  Men’s Super-G (with various re-airs)