Biathlon – This is what happens at the Winter Games on Saturday

Biathlon - This is what happens at the Winter Games on Saturday

stersund (dpa) – In stersund, German biathletes are looking for a podium place at the World Cup as a team for the first time this winter.

Before that, Franziska Preuss, Dennis Herrmann and Vanessa Voigt hope for a podium spot in the pursuit race. Bobsleigh-dominated Francesco Frederick meanwhile looks to continue his winning streak at Innsbruck/Igels.

Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden

1 pm: Pursuit 10 km, Women (ARD and Eurosport) 3.10 pm: Relay 4 x 7.5 km, Men (ARD and Eurosport)

Three German women start in the top ten in the first pursuit race of the Olympic Winter in stersund, Sweden. Franziska Preuss, who is 24 seconds behind in fifth, is chasing sprint winner Lisa Theresa Hauser of Austria with the best chances for a podium spot. Dennis Herrmann in ninth and Vanessa Voigt in tenth also have good chances of further strong results on their way to the 2019 World Cup. All three have already qualified for the Beijing Winter Games. Later, the men are looking for a good result in the first relay race of the season. Favorites are Norway and France.

World Cup in Ski Jumping, Wisla (Poland), Maine

4.30 pm: Team Competition, Big Hill (ARD and Eurosport)

For Karl Geiger, Marcus Eisenbichler and their teammates, winter’s first team competition is approaching. “I hope we can cut to a good figure because the team has been performing relatively well so far,” national coach Stefan Horngacher said. “we are looking forward.” On top of all that, the two Bavarians Geiger and Eisenbichler have presented themselves in top form so far this winter, with Geiger also traveling to Poland as World Cup overall leader. The main competitors for victory are likely to be Slovenia, Norway and Austria.

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World Cup in Ski Jumping, Lillehammer (Norway), Women

6.15 pm: Individual, normal hill (Eurosport)

A good start with fifth and third places for Katharina Althaus last weekend in Russia gives reason for confidence. The best German ski jumper traveled Norway confidently and with anticipation. “Now I’m really looking forward to Lillehammer – my favorite hill,” Althaus said. “In Norway too! I’m excited to see how it goes from here.” National coach Maximilian Mechler said: “We hope we can start from where we left off last week.”

World Cup in Alpine Skiing, Beaver Creek (USA), Maine

19.00: Departure (Eurosport 2 /

World Cup in Alpine Skiing, Lake Louise (Canada), Women

8.30am: Departures (Eurosport 2 /

After finishing fourth and tenth in the Super-G race, Andreas Sander also seeks to finish the first of the two downhill runs at Beaver Creek. His teammate Romade Baumann is out to make amends after two zero numbers in the first two days of racing in the United States. In the women’s section, Kira Weidl was not satisfied with her tenth place at the start of the season in Lake Louise on Friday. The Sternberg woman also wants to reform another lineage in Canada.

Nordic United, World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway)

season, main

9 a.m.: Ski Jumping from Normal Hill (Eurosport, partially ARD)

13.40: 4 x 5 km cross country (ARD, Eurosport)

After a successful start to the season the German coordinators are challenged to a team competition. Last weekend the team of national coach Hermann Weinbuch showed a team-like performance. On Saturday, Terence Webber won ahead of Erik Frenzel and Vinzenz Geiger. Webber also showed his current strong position at Lillehammer. With a jump of 95.5 metres, he won Friday’s PCR round ahead of exceptional Norwegian joint Jarl Magnus Riber.

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Nordic United, World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway)

single, female

11.25 a.m.: Ski Jumping from Normal Hill (ARD, Eurosport)

2:50 PM: 5 kilometer cross-country skiing (Eurosport)

German United athletes were unable to intervene in a podium fight in the race for the first World Cup of winter on Friday. Jenny Novak finished eighth as the best female athlete from the team of national coach Klaus Edelman. The big favorite is again on Saturday Norwegian world champion Gyda Vestvald Hansen, who won on Friday after a strong cross-country performance.

Cross-country skiing, World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway)

10.00 am: 15 km freestyle, men’s (Eurosport)

12 noon: 10 km freestyle, women’s (Eurosport)

After sprints on Friday, cross-country skiers are challenged in distance running on Saturday. However, the main focus this weekend is elsewhere. “The focus is on the relay races on Sundays,” said team owner Peter Schlickenreider, who expects top performance then. It is particularly difficult for the Germans in Lillehammer as the even stronger Norwegian is allowed to compete more than usual in their home World Cup.

Bob: World Cup in Altenberg

9 am: Monobob Women, 1st Round 10.30am: Monobob Women, 2nd Round (11 AM to ARD)

1.30 pm: Two-Man Bobsleigh Main, 1st run 3.00 pm: Two-man Bobsleigh Main, 2nd run (ARD from 2.50 pm)

After finishing third and second at Innsbruck/Igels, Laura Nolte is aiming for victory in the Monoboob. In the men’s two-man bobsled, Saxony’s Francesco Frederick aims for a third win in the third race of the season at his home track in Altenberg. This time Alexander Schuler is allowed to push him again. Johannes Lochner wants to attack the Dominator again after two seconds. He starts with pusher Christopher Weber.

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Tobogganing, World Cup Sochi

8.30 AM: Double-seater, Men, Round 1 9:50: Double-seater, Men, Round 2 (ARD, approx 10.20 AM) 11.45: Single-seater, Men, Round 1 1.20: Single-seater, Men, Round 2 (ARD, 2.30 pm)

World Cup Sochi, second: First look at the weather. Conditions were not good for the tobogganists even at the first race of the season in Sochi last weekend. It is very hot these days. No problem for Johannes Ludwig, who won the first two World Cup races of the season before Felix Loch. “Even if the weather isn’t going to be that great, I know from experience that the race can still go well in the end,” said the 35-year-old. “That’s why I respond to it in a positive and aggressive way,” Ludwig said.

Speed ​​Skating, World Cup in Salt Lake City

8.30 hrs: 500 m, Women 9.07 hrs: 1500 m, Men 9.56 hrs: 1000 m, Women 10.40 hrs: Mass start, Men 11.04 hrs: Team pursuit, Women

The German starters are hoping for more good results, following Patrick Beckert’s strong seventh over 5000m. The main objective is to narrow the gap to the best.

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