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Olympic Alpine Skiing Schedule 2018: Live Stream, TV Coverage for Men's Downhill

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2018

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud looks on after the Men's Downhill 2nd training at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 9, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The men's downhill alpine skiing takes place on Sunday, as the medals are decided at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

After three days of training at Pyeongchang 2018, the vital race is scheduled to run in the early hours in Europe, with the event taking place Saturday evening for viewers in the United States.

However, the program has been threatened by bad weather, and it could be delayed due to high winds and safety concerns.

Matt Majendie of the London Evening Standard reported a postponement cannot be ruled out as the start of the race approaches.

Here is the latest medal table from the Games:

Here is how you can watch the action:

                              

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11

Time: 2 a.m. (GMT)/9 p.m. (ET) Saturday night

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

StreamNBC OlympicsBBC iPlayer

              

Preview

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 08: Kjetil Jansrud of Norway makes a run during the Men's Downhill Alpine Skiing training at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The men's downhill is one of the Winter Olympics' blue-riband events, as the high speeds display the precarious nature of the dangerous discipline.

The Nordic threat is real, with Scandinavia set to once again reaffirm their grip on the prestigious skiing race.

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway has been magnificent in training for Sunday's showpiece, and he will expect to medal again after winning bronze at Sochi 2014.

The 32-year-old is a versatile athlete, and he's been a master of the snow in multiple events during his career.

Jansrud also collected the gold in the super-G race four years ago and understands what is needed to become Olympic champion on the day.

A picture taken with a robotic camera shows Austria's gold medalist Matthias Mayer posing with his medal on the podium during the Men's Alpine Skiing Downhill Medal Ceremony at the Sochi medals plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.
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Austrian star Matthias Mayer is the reigning champion, and the 27-year-old has multiple career podiums to his name across different skiiing events and competitions.

However, Beat Feuz could produce his best to affect the top-three places, with the 2017 world champion one of the quickest on show in South Korea.

The United States' chances remain slim, as Bryce Bennett is not expected to medal at the Games.

The 25-year-old has the potential to puncture the top-10 standings, but he does not have the ability to compete with the very best.

Norwegian veteran Aksel Lund Svindal is also present, and the 35-year-old is considered his country's greatest skier in history.

Svindal has three Olympic medals to his name, including a gold in the super-G in 2010, and as a five-time world champion, his pedigree is undeniable despite his advancing years.

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