Seven medals will be on the line on Tuesday, Day 11 of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, including Women’s Short-Track Speed Skating 3,000m Relay; Men’s 10,000m Speed Skating; Women’s Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom; Men’s Nordic Combined Individual Large Hill, Men’s Freestyle Skiing Ski Halfpipe, Men’s 15KM Mass Star Biathlon (rescheduled from Monday), and Men’s Snowboard Cross (rescheduled from Monday). Additionally, the Men’s hockey tournament kicks in to high gear with qualification for the playoffs while the curling competitions hurry hard to the final playoff rounds.
Programming Highlights for Tuesday, Feb. 18 Include (All Times are ET)
Visit cbc.ca/olympics for full TV Schedule:
*Schedule Change: Please note that the Biathlon – Men’s 15km Mass Start has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 18 at 5:30 a.m. ET on Sportsnet One due to poor weather in Sochi.
*Schedule Change: Please note that the Snowboard Cross – Men’s Final has been rescheduled for Tuesday Feb. 18 at 1:30 a.m. ET on CBC due to poor weather in Sochi.
CURLING: MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TIE-BREAKER (12:00 a.m. – 3 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet One
Norway will go up against Great Britain to see who will advance on to play Sweden in the Semi-Finals.
NORDIC COMBINED: MEN’S INDIVIDUAL 10KM FINAL (7 – 7:45 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
Defending Nordic Combined Olympic champion, Bill Demong of the U.S. is a medal favourite along with Eric Frenzel of Germany won the 2013 Nordic Combined Title. Bernhard Gruber of Austria and Jason Lamy-Chappuis of France should also be medal contenders.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: RUSSIA VS. NORWAY, QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF (7:30 – 10 a.m. ET) on CBC
Russia will face-off against Norway, as the remaining eight teams attempt to make it through to the quarter finals.
SPEED SKATING: MEN’S 10,000M FINAL (8:00-11 a.m. ET) on TSN
This event has been contested at the World Championship since 1996 and the Netherlands have never failed to produce a winner. Dutch skater Sven Kramer is a three-time World Champion but was disqualified at Vancovuer 2010 after skating into the wrong lane.
FREESTYLE SKIING: MEN’S SKI HALFPIPE QUALIFICATION (8:30 – 10:25 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
Canada is expected to compete for a medal in this event with Mike Riddle and Justin Dorey leading the way. The American skiers should put up a tough challenge with David Wise and Torin Yater Wallace who came first and second, respectively, at the 2013 World Championship. France’s Thomas Krief is also a medal threat.
BOBSLEIGH: WOMEN’S RUNS 1 AND 2 (10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will join this event in progress from 10:15 – 11 a.m. ET
The Canadian team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse are defending Olympic Champions and will be looking to be the first to repeat as Olympic Champions. Jenny Ciochetti will pilot Canada 2. Elana Meyers of the USA and Sandra Kiriasis of Germany are expected to pose the biggest challenge to Humphries.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: CZECH REPUBLIC VS. SLOVAKIA, QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF (12 – 2:30 p.m. ET) on CBC
Czech Republic and Slovakia will go head to head for a chance to appear in the Quarter Finals.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: SWITZERLAND VS. LATVIA, QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF (12 – 2:30 p.m. ET) stream only at cbc.ca/olympics
Switzerland and Latvia will be competing against each other in the Qualification round.
FREESTYLE SKIING: MEN’S SKI HALFPIPE FINAL (12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET) on TSN
Canada’s Mike Riddle and Justin Dorey hope to be in the hunt for the podium.
OLYMPIC PRIMETIME hosted by Ron MacLean, CBC-TV and cbc.ca/olympics will be bringing Canadians context from the eleventh day of Olympic Competition from Sochi. Check local listings for start times. The full broadcast schedule can be found here.
OLYMPIC OVERNIGHT (WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19):
SNOWBOARD: WOMEN’S AND MEN’S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM QUALIFICATION (12:15 – 2 a.m. ET) on CBC
The top 16 athletes after two runs will advance to the final in this event. On the women’s side, Isabella Labock and Amelie Kober of Germany and Austria’s Julia Dujmovits are considered favourites. Caroline Calvé, Arianne Lavigne and Marianne Leeson are expected to represent Canada. On the men’s side of the competition, Canada’s Jasey-Jay Anderson is the defending Olympic Champion and is expected to be joined by Michael Lambert and Matthew Morison. Benjamin Karl of Austria and Vic Wild, representing Russia, should also pose threats to reach the podium.
ALPINE SKIING: MEN’S GIANT SLALOM FIRST RUN (2 – 4 a.m. ET) on CBC
The USA’s Ted Ligety, the defending World Champion and a four-time World Cup Champion, is expected to move on to the final and compete for a medal. Other skiers to watch should include Marcel Hirscher of Austria and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: QUARTER-FINAL (3 – 5:30 a.m. ET) on TSN
SNOWBOARD: WOMEN’S AND MEN’S PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM FINAL (5:00 – 6:05 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*TSN will have coverage of this event at 5:30 a.m. ET
Caroline Calvé, Arianne Lavigne and Marianne Leeson of Canada hope to compete for medals on the women’s side, while Jasey-Jay Anderson, Michael Lambert and Matthew Morison hope to be in the mix in the men’s competition.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC SEMIFINALS (4 – 6 a.m. ET) on TSN2
Canada’s Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw won the World Championship in 2011 and finished fourth in 2013. They are expected to compete strongly for a medal if they can advance through the semifinal. On the women’s side, Perianne Jones and Daria Gaiazova will represent Canada however the teams from Sweden and the USA are projected as the ones to beat.
CURLING: WOMEN’S SEMIFINAL (5:00 – 8 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet One
*CBC will have coverage of this event from 5 – 7:30 a.m. ET
Women’s Semifinal 1 will see Great Britain compete against Team Canada.
Women’s Semifinal 2 will have Sweden against Switzerland.
ALPINE SKIING: MEN’S GIANT SLALOM FINALS (5:30 – 7:10 a.m. ET) on TSN
Note: Participant lists are subject to change. Visit cbc.ca/olympics for up-to-date event details.
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