MEDIA ADVISORY: Making Team USA Teleconference Series Features Alpine Skiers Ted Ligety and Steven Nyman To Preview Birds of Prey Race Week
 
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will host another Making Team USA Teleconference Series on Monday, November 30 at 3:30 p.m. EASTERN (1:30 p.m. MOUNTAIN), and will feature alpine skiers Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) and Steven Nyman (Sundance, Utah) as they get set for Audi Birds of Prey Race Week in Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 4-6.
 
Billed as one of the most exhilarating tracks in all of alpine ski racing, fans will flood the Red Tail finish area as reigning Olympic combined gold medalist Ligety and two-time World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Franconia, N.H.) cross the line to a pulsating roar from the crowd.
 
Birds opens with super combined on Friday, Nov. 4 followed by the famed downhill on Saturday before wrapping with Ligety's bread and butter, the GS on Sunday.
 
The downhill will air Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC with replay Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. ET on Versus followed by super combined at 5 p.m. ET. Versus will also air GS on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. ET. Additionally Universal Sports will stream the super combined and GS live at www.UniversalSports.com.
 
A men's World Cup stop for 13 years, the U.S. Ski Team has a storied record of success in Beaver Creek with 15 podiums, including five wins since 2003. Miller accounts for three of those victories, plus an additional two more top three finishes, while Ligety, Nyman and alpine veteran turned ski cross ace Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, Calif.) are also Birds podium staples.
 
For a Ted Ligety bio, click here: http://usskiteam.com/alpine/athletes/athlete?athleteId=1033
 
For a Steven Nyman bio, click here: http://usskiteam.com/alpine/athletes/athlete?athleteId=1027
 
2009 Audi Birds of Prey Schedule (all times local)
 
Thursday, Dec. 3 5:30 p.m. MT: Public Bib Presentation and U.S. Ski Team autograph signing
 
Friday, Dec, 4 11 a.m. MT: super combined - downhill 2:30 p.m. men's super combined - slalom
 
Saturday, Dec. 5 11 a.m. MT: downhill
 
Sunday, Dec. 6 9:45 a.m. MT: GS run one 12:45 p.m. GS run two
 
For complete information on the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week, check out www.bcworldcup.com.
 
WHO: Alpine Skiers Ted Ligety, Steven Nyman
 
WHAT: Making Team USA Teleconference Series (Birds of Prey Preview)
 
WHEN: November 30 -- 3:30 - 4:00 ET/1:30 - 2:00 p.m. MT
 
HOW: 1-800-311-9410 Passcode: TEAMUSA
 
For more information, please contact Kevin Neuendorf of the USOC Communications Division at (719) 866-4786.