2014 Olympic Winter Games – Programming Highlights for Wednesday, February 12th
Day 5 at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is headlined by a marquee match-up in Womenâ€™s Ice Hockey featuring Canada taking on the United States. Medal eventsÂ on WednesdayÂ include Menâ€™s 1,000m Speed Skating, Doubles Luge, Ladiesâ€™ Snowboard Halfpipe and Pairs Figure Skating.
Programming Highlights forÂ Wednesday, Feb. 12Â Include (All Times are ET)
VisitÂ cbc.ca/olympicsÂ for full TV Schedule:
WOMENâ€™S ICE HOCKEY: CANADA VS. USA (7:30 â€“ 10 a.m. ET) on CBC
In a match-up of Womenâ€™s Ice Hockey superpowers, Canada takes on the arch-rival Americans in the most anticipated game of the preliminary round. USA is the reigning World Champion while Canada is the defending Olympic Champion.
SPEED SKATING: MENâ€™S 1,000M (8:55 â€“ 10:40 a.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will also have live coverage of this event fromÂ 10 â€“ 10:30 a.m. ET
American Shani Davis is the two-time defending Olympic Champion as well as the world record holder in this event and is expected to be in the running for a third gold medal. Denny Morrison, Vincent de Haitine, William Dutton and Muncef Ouardi will skate for Canada.
LUGE: DOUBLES (9 â€“ 11:35 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*CBC will also have coverage of this event fromÂ 3 â€“ 4 p.m. ET
Canadians Justin Snith and Tristan Walker won their first World Cup medal this season and are legitimate medal contenders in this event. They will face stiff competition from a strong German contingent including Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt as well as Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken who won gold and silver, respectively, at the 2013 World Championship.
SNOWBOARD: LADIESâ€™ HALFPIPE SEMIFINAL (9:45 â€“ 11 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet 1
*CBC will also have live coverage of this event fromÂ 10:30 â€“ 11:45 a.m. ET
Canadians Mercedes Nicoll, Alexandra Duckworth and Katie Tsuyuki go up against an impressive field of seasoned international competitors. Australiaâ€™s Torah Bright is the defending Olympic gold medallist, Arielle Gold of the United States is the reigning World Champion while teammate Kelly Clark â€“ a two-time Olympic medallist and 2013 X Games champion â€“ notched her 60thÂ career halfpipe win in 2013.
MENâ€™S CURLING: RUSSIA VS. CANADA (10 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. ET) on TSN2
FIGURE SKATING: PAIRS FREE PROGRAM (10:45 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will also have live coverage of this event fromÂ 12:15 â€“ 1:45 p.m. ET
Canadian duos of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch hope to be in the medal hunt following Tuesdayâ€™s short program.Â
MENâ€™S ICE HOCKEY: CZECH REPUBLIC VS. SWEDEN (12 â€“ 2:30 p.m. ET) on SportsnetÂ ONE
The Menâ€™s Ice Hockey tournament gets underway with Czech Republic vs. Sweden.
SNOWBOARD: LADIESâ€™ HALFPIPE FINAL (12:15 â€“ 1:35 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*CBC will also have coverage of this event fromÂ 1:45 â€“ 2:45 p.m. ET
TODAY ON CBC RadioÂ QÂ (10 a.m. ETÂ /Â 10:30Â NT) on CBC Radio One: Jian will talk toÂ the president of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, about the controversies over LCBT rights, corruption and security, and how Sochi compares to the Vancouver games.Â He will also speak toÂ Don Cherry, about the start of men’s and women’s hockey, going to Russia for the first time, and his opinion of the Russian players.
OLYMPIC PRIMETIMEÂ hosted by Ron MacLean, on CBC-TV andÂ cbc.ca/olympicsÂ will be bringing Canadians context from the fifth day of Olympic Competition from Sochi. Check local listings for start times.
OLYMPIC OVERNIGHT (THURSDAY, FEB. 13):
WOMENâ€™S CURLING: CANADA VS. DENMARK (12 â€“ 3 a.m. ET) on CBC
Canadaâ€™s womenâ€™s curling teams takes on their Danish counterparts on Day 6. The women take to the ice in what is expected to be a competitive match.
SKELETON: WOMENâ€™S (2:25 â€“ 4:20 a.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will also have live coverage of this event fromÂ 2:30 â€“ 4:15 a.m. ET
Sarah Reid and Mellisa Hollingsworth lead the way for Canada. Reid is having a breakout season and Hollingsworth hopes to improve on her fifth-place finish at Vancouver 2010.
MENâ€™S CURLING: CANADA VS. DENMARK (5 â€“ 8 a.m. ET) on TSN2
CBC NewsÂ NetworkÂ is live from Sochi every weekday throughout the Olympic Games beginning atÂ 5 a.m. ETÂ with Heather Hiscox and continuing throughout the day. Each weeknight, Ian Hanomansing gives viewers a preview of the day ahead.
The National is available during the Olympic Winter Games on CBC-TV and CBC News Network as well as live and on-demand online atÂ cbcnews.ca/thenational. For news any time, visitÂ CBCNews.caÂ or download the CBC News app.
CBC RadioÂ keeps listeners connected to the action from Sochi 2014 onÂ World ReportÂ with David Common every weekday morning andÂ Olympics TodayÂ -Â a highlights and results recap – 7 days a week at :25 minutes after the hour.
CBC.CA/OLYMPICSÂ â€“ Canadaâ€™s Olympic Network Website
During the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games,Â cbc.ca/olympicsÂ will offer Canadians a number ofÂ commentated, multilateralÂ feeds â€” a Canadian first. A continuously updated version of the daily schedule across all networks is available atÂ cbc.ca/olympics.Â The website will also feature the latest news, sports and videos from Sochi 2014. This will be the first Olympic Winter Games in which Canadians will be able to livestream all events directly to their smartphones or tablets.