Kitzbühel (dpa) - On a winter sports weekend full of pick-packs, the focus is on the downhill ski aces in Kitzbühel and the biathlon in Antholz.

But Nordic skiers, snowboarders, speed skaters and skid cracks in the ice channel are also in action.


World Cup in Kitzbühel, Austria


11.30 a.m .: Departure of the men (ZDF and Eurosport)

World Cup in Crans-Montana, Switzerland

10.00 a.m .: Departure of the women (ZDF and Eurosport)


The German speed aces want to attack again on the notorious Streif after a strong first day and this time also target the podium.

After two serious falls on Friday, the track could be defused in nuances.

In addition, according to the weather report, it could rain or snow.

The women are at the start in Crans-Montana for a second time.

After Kira Weidle braved the strong winds on Friday, she wants to finish in the top five again.


World Cup in Antholz, Italy


1:10 p.m .: mass start of the women, 12.5 km (ZDF and Eurosport), women 3:05 p.m .: relay of the men, 4 x 7.5 km, (ZDF and Eurosport)

Vice world champion Vanessa Hinz has fought for a chance to win the World Cup ticket with twelfth place in the individual - she has to make it into the top 15 in the mass start.

This also applies to Marion Deigentesch. National coach Mark Kirchner nominated for the men's relay on Friday Erik Lesser, Roman Rees, Olympic champions Arnd Peiffer and Benedikt Doll.

Four years ago there was the last relay win for the German ski hunters in the South Tyrol Arena.


World Cup in Lahti, Finland

4.15 p.m.: Team jumping men (ARD and Eurosport)

One week after the poor sixth place in the team competition in Zakopane, the German ski jumpers have the chance to do better as a team.

The strongest aviator quartet will also be sought in Lahti on Saturday.

"The hill just suits me," said Markus Eisenbichler about the competition site in Finland.

Regarding his program after the competitions in Poland, the Bavarian said: "After Zakopane I regenerated and trained, was also cross-country skiing and am now looking forward to the competitions in Lahti."



World Cup in Lahti, Finland

Team sprint, men

11.30 a.m .: Ski jumping from the large hill (Eurosport 2)

3.20 p.m .: 2 x 7.5 kilometers cross-country skiing (Eurosport 2)

The German combiners want to prove their recent strong form in Finland.

With a view to the victory in the team sprint of Eric Frenzel and Fabian Rießle as well as places two and three in the individual last weekend, national coach Hermann Weinbuch said: "As a team, we acted very closely, and you can feel the potential for development in all the athletes."

It will be interesting to see whether his athletes in Finland can keep up with ski jumping on the large hill as well as on the normal hill in Italy.

Cross-country skiing

World Cup in Lahti, Finland

10.30 a.m .: Skiathlon 2 x 7.5 kilometers women (Eurosport 2)


1 p.m .: Skiathlon 2 x 15 kilometers men (Eurosport 2)

After strong performances and eighth place overall at the Tour de Ski, Germany's best cross-country skier, Katharina Hennig, is looking forward to the competitions in Finland.

«The races at the Tour de Ski have given me a lot of motivation.

Above all, it was important for me to see that my plan worked again and that I was in shape after Christmas, ”said the 24-year-old.

"Now the goal is to maintain and develop this form until the World Cup."

After skipping the Tour de Ski, many of the strong Norwegians want to be there again in Lahti.


World Cup in Ljubno, Slovenia

2.00 p.m .: Team competition women

After a five-week break, there is something like a second start to the season for the ski jumpers.

The competitions in Ljubno, Slovenia are only the second World Cup station this winter.

"I am optimistic and happy that we can now jump back in the World Cup," said Katharina Althaus before the team competition on Saturday.

With regular competitions up to the home World Cup in Oberstdorf, the team of national coach Andreas Bauer wants to find its form for the season highlight.



World Cup in Heerenenveen, Netherlands 1415: 1500 m, women 1501: 1500 m, men 1550: 500 m, women 1620: 500 m, men 1702: mass start, women 1721: mass start, men

After the sobering appearance of the German teams in the pursuit, on the second day the hopes rest mainly on the German ice sprinters Joel Dufter - a week ago EM third in the sprint four-way fight - and Nico Ihle.

Claudia Pechstein has an outsider chance in the mass start race.


World Cup at Koenigssee, Germany

12.15 p.m .: two-man bobsleigh men, 1st run 1.45 p.m .: two-man bobsleigh men, 1st run (ZDF approx. 2.10 p.m.)

World Series:

4.00 p.m .: Women's Monobob, 1st run 5.30 p.m .: Women's Monobob, 2nd run

In the men's two-man bobsleigh, there seems to be more tension.

For record world champion Francesco Friedrich, the railway on the Königssee is not one of the favorite routes by his own admission.

And what's more: "Hansi knows every inch here, it will be a close race," said Friedrich, looking at Johannes Lochner, who wants to stop the Dominator's winning streak again on his home track.

In the world series Monobob, the German women want to clinch their first victory on the home track.


World Cup in Innsbruck

09.05 a.m .: doubles, 1st run 10.25am: doubles, 2nd run 11.45am: singles, men, 1st run 1.20pm: singles men, 2nd run (ZDF from approx. 11 a.m., Eurosport 2 from 9 a.m.)

World championship dress rehearsal for the German luge riders at the second World Cup in Innsbruck-Igls: One week before the start of the world championship at Königssee, Felix Loch can continue his impressive series of seven victories from seven starts this winter and his role as a favorite for the world championship title underline.

“For me, every week is an immediate preparation for the World Cup.

Especially in training, ”said Loch.

In the two-seaters category, the Austrians Thomas Steu / Lorenz Koller have so far been ahead of the German duos.

The brothers Andris and Juris Sics are also fighting for the podium.


European Championship in Gdansk, Poland

1351: 1500 meters, women 1405: 1500 meters, men 1549: 500 meters, women 1559: 500 meters, men

Anna Seidel has created a good starting position for the all-around for the second day of the European Championship and is still in the race on all three individual distances.

The Dresden woman will be in the semifinals over 1500 meters on Saturday and the quarter-finals over 500 meters.

The 1000 meters and the relay races will not be decided until Sunday.


World Cup in Idre Fjäll, Sweden

1.00 p.m .: Men's and women's ski cross

The German ski crossers want to attack the podium again on the slopes in central Sweden and at the same time gain more experience on the track where the World Championships will take place in February.

Because the women’s top driver Daniela Maier is missing after a cruciate ligament tear, the hopes of the DSV rest on the men.


World Cup in Laax, Switzerland

5.45 p.m.: Men's and women's halfpipe finals

World Cup in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy

2.00 p.m .: Men's and women's snowboard cross

The German freestyle aces André Höflich and Leilani Ettel convinced in the qualification at the most important snowboard event in Europe and are now attacking in the halfpipe finals.

In the top-class starting fields, top positions or even a podium would be a huge success for the athletes from Bavaria.

In the Italian Chiesa in Valmalenco, the snowboard crossers are finally in line with their first World Cup after many Corona cancellations.

This will also be the only event in the discipline before the World Championships moved to Sweden in February.

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