Berlin (dpa) - Even today, Saturday of the third weekend in Advent, plenty of winter sports are on the program.
Here is an overview:
World Cup, Hochfilzen
Relay, women, 11.30 a.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
Persecution, men, 2:55 p.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
For the German biathletes, after the weak sprint performance in the relay, it is about reparation. "I see it as an opportunity that we can attack again," says Denise Herrmann, who is scheduled to be the second runner. In addition to the world champion, Karolin Horchler, Vanessa Hinz and Franziska Hildebrand run for Germany. At the opening in Östersund, the quartet was in fourth place behind Norway, Switzerland and Sweden.
The men in the sprint competition in Hochfilzen were not that weak. «There is a lot in it, but the ones in front are not bad either. One or two mistakes, you shouldn't allow yourself more if you still want to make up places, »said Benedikt Doll. The ex-world champion was the eleventh best German ski hunter. Since many things are possible in the hunting race, Philipp Horn (19th), Johannes Kühn (20th), Arnd Peiffer (24th) and Simon Schempp (26th) can still catch up. Former world champion Erik Lesser was unable to qualify for the race.
World Cup in St. Moritz (Switzerland)
Super-G, women, 10.30 a.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
World Cup in Val d'Isère (France)
1st round, 9.30 a.m. (ARD and Eurosport) 2nd round, 10.30 a.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
After her victory from Lake Louise, Viktoria Rebensburg also wants to attack the podium in the second Super-G of the season. The athlete from Tegernsee leads a six-member German team in St. Moritz. The men are in Val d'Isère, where the slalom has been brought forward by one day due to the weather forecast. Because it is snowing heavily in the French Alps these days, it was unclear whether the gate run - like the giant slalom on Sunday - could be carried out as planned. Linus Straßer is injured, Fritz Dopfer, Sebastian Holzmann, David Ketterer and Dominik Stehle are outsiders.
World Cup, Klingenthal
1st round 4 p.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
2nd round 5.10 p.m. (ARD and Eurosport)
For the team of national coach Stefan Horngacher, the second team jumping of the season is scheduled for Saturday. Since so far only Karl Geiger has jumped consistently to the highest level, the Germans are not among the top favorites for victory in front of their own audience. "We want to work our way forward step by step," said Horngacher. The Austrians won the first team competition of the season in Wisla, Poland, ahead of Norway and the hosts. The German world champion quartet with Richard Freitag, Markus Eisenbichler, Stephan Leyhe and Geiger had only taken a disappointing fifth place.
World Cup, Klingenthal
1st round 12.00 p.m.
2nd round 1:15 p.m. (ARD)
For the first time, women compete in a World Cup with men in Germany. For Katharina Althaus, Juliane Seyfarth and their teammates, Klingenthal is the second World Cup station of the winter. At the start in Lillehammer, Norway, the German women did not make it onto the podium yet. That should be different in front of our own audience.
World Cup, Davos (Switzerland)
Sprint, women and men
Qualification 11.30 a.m.
Finale 2.00 p.m. (Eurosport)
The German cross-country skiers traveled to Davos with a small team. "On the one hand because of the altitude on site and also because of training phases that will be pushed in regarding the upcoming World Cups and the Tour de Ski", explains national coach Peter Schlickenrieder. Laura Gimmler, Sofie Krehl and Sebastian Eisenlauer are expected to start in the sprint on Saturday. The Germans are not among the favorites. Davos is more than 1500 meters high.
World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy)
Parallel giant slalom, women and men
Qualification, 3 p.m. Finals, 7 p.m. (sportschau.de)
World Cup in Copper Mountain (USA)
Halfpipe, men, 8 p.m. / CET
The German alpine snowboarders are favorites in the Dolomites. Ramona Hofmeister recently won the first parallel giant slalom race in Russia, while Selina Jörg finished second in the slalom. After two solid top ten results, Stefan Baumeister wants to reach the podium for men. In Copper Mountain in the USA, snowboard freestylers are at the start in the half pipe. After his sensational third place in qualification, André Höflich contests his first World Cup final.
World Cup in Montafon / Austria
Ladies and Gentlemen, 11 a.m. (sportschau.de)
The ski crossers contest their second World Cup in the Montafon. For women, Heidi Zacher and Daniela Maier want to ride for the podium after missing the top ten in the first race in Val Thorens. For men, the hopes lie primarily on veteran Daniel Bohnacker and Florian Wilmsmann.
World Cup, Lake Placid (USA)
Four-man bobsleigh, 4:00 p.m. first run - (at 5:15 p.m. ARD livestream) Two-man bobsleigh women, 8:00 p.m. first run
The premier class is asking for the first show of strength in this World Cup season. After the double race in a two-man bobsleigh, where Johannes Lochner and Francesco Friedrich each won once, the big four-man bobsleigh is now on the difficult track of Lake Placid. «We are really looking forward to the foursome. On the whole, you have to be careful in the foursome because there is almost no scope in some passages, »said Lochner.
World Cup, Nagano (Japan)
8:05 a.m., 500 m men, 1000 and 3000 m women, team pursuit men
Over the long sprint distance, Nico Ihle and Joel Dufter want to further improve their best season finishes from the previous week in the Kazakh Nur-Sultan with fifth and seventh place. Claudia Pechstein is the only one to represent the German women in the A group over 3000 meters. A top ten placement at this distance would be a success for the 47-year-old from Berlin.
World Cup, Whistler
2150/2310: doubles, 1st and 2nd round (Eurosport 2) 0030/0115/0155 (Sunday): sprints
Last year the German doubles celebrated a triple triumph on the 2010 Olympic track. World champions Toni Eggert / Sascha Benecken won ahead of Winterberg duo Robin Geueke / David Gamm and Olympic gold medalists Tobias Wendl / Tobias Arlt. The victory should also lead to a German duo in Canada. The second sprint classification is also pending.