Olympic Alpine Skiing Schedule 2018: Live Stream, TV Info for Women's Slalom Run

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2018

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the U.S.A., celebrates her gold medal in the women's slalom at the alpine skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
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The women's slalom is set to take place at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, but adverse weather has affected the alpine skiing program from the Pyeongchang Games.

If the winds die down, the gold medal is set to be decided at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre, with reigning champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States hotly tipped to prevail.

The 22-year-old has dominated the World Cup program this year but has dramatically lost form in the recent buildup to the Games.

The slalom runs take place Tuesday evening in the U.S., and in the early hours of the morning in the UK and Europe on Wednesday—with the start scheduled for 10:15 a.m. local time.

Here is how you can watch the event:

             

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13

Time: 8:15 p.m. ET/ 1:15 a.m. GMT (Wednesday)

TVNBC Universal (U.S.), BBC and Eurosport (UK)

StreamNBC OlympicsBBC iPlayer

                 

Tuesday Schedule

Ladies Slalom Run 1—8:15 p.m. ET/ 1:15 a.m. GMT (Wednesday)

Ladies Slalom Run 2 (Medal Run)—11:35 p.m. ET/ 4:45 a.m. GMT (Wednesday)

                                  

Preview

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Rya
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Shiffrin has developed into one of her sport's most recognisable figures, catapulted to stardom at Sochi 2014 as she snatched the gold medal as an 18-year-old.

The American was sensational four years ago and has largely had no equal during the recent World Cup schedule.

Shiffrin won six World Cup races consecutively but faltered at the last challenge in Switzerland.

The Colorado-born talent is set to also ski in the giant slalom on Thursday after the event was postponed due to high winds, and there is a chance the rescheduling could affect her preparations and performance.

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press

As superstar compatriot Lindsey Vonn goes for gold in the women's super-G event, American skiing fans will be expecting a big performance from Shiffrin to supplement the nation's medal haul.

However, high winds have wreaked havoc at the Games, and the pecking order could be severely affected as athletes attempt to deal with the challenges presented.

Shiffrin also harbours ambitions of success in the giant slalom and finished fifth at the Olympics four years ago.

However, she grabbed the silver in the event at the 2017 World Championships, and she can be optimistic of scoring two gold medals if she finds her strongest form.

Sweden's Frida Hansdotter clears a gate during the first run of the women's slalom race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AF
FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images

Frida Hansdotter will offer the reigning champion her biggest test, with the Swede capable of wrestling away the gold if she produces her best.

The 32-year-old is vastly experienced but does not have the explosive talent of Shiffrin. However, if the American has a bad day at the office, her rival will step forward to punish her.

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