2014 Olympic Winter Games – Programming Highlights for Wednesday, February 19th
WednesdayÂ is a big day for Ice Hockey with menâ€™s quarter-finals kicking off, revealing the teams that will face-off against each other in the semifinals. Medal events to watch include the Womenâ€™s Speed Skating 5,000m Final, Biathlon Mixed Relay Final, Womenâ€™s Bobsleigh Final and Menâ€™s Ski-Cross Final. The day will also showcase the Menâ€™s Curling Semifinal and the Womenâ€™s Curling Bronze Medal match.
Programming Highlights forÂ Wednesday, Feb. 19Â Include (All Times are ET)
VisitÂ cbc.ca/olympicsÂ for full TV Schedule:
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: MENâ€™S AND WOMENâ€™S TEAM SPRINT CLASSIC (6:45 â€“ 8 a.m. ET) on TSN2
Canadians Perianne Jones, Daria Gaiazova, Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw will be competing in this event. Alex Harvey and Kershaw just missed the podium at the 2013 World Championship, so they will be looking to climb the podium.
MENâ€™S ICE HOCKEY: QUARTER-FINAL â€“ FINLAND VS. RUSSIA (7:30 â€“ 10 a.m. ET) on CBC
Finland qualified for the final automatic berth in the quarter-final and will take on the host Russians for the right to move on to the semifinal round.
SPEED SKATING: WOMENâ€™S 5000M FINAL (8:30 â€“ 10:30 a.m. ET) on TSN2
Canadian Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa will be competing against the defending Vancouver 2010 Olympic gold medallist, Martina Sablikova of Czech Republic.
BIATHON: MIXED RELAY FINAL (9:30 â€“ 11 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet One
Rosanna Crawford, Megan Heincke, Scott Perras and Jean-Phillippe Le Guellec will be competing for Canada in this event. Norway, France, Czech-Republic and Italy all have extremely strong contenders for a medal, and the Russians recently finished the World’s in sixth place.
CURLING: MENâ€™S SEMIFINAL – CANADA VS. CHINA (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet
Canadian Brad Jacobs (7-2) defeated China in round robin play for his sixth straight win. Heâ€™ll be looking to duplicate the result and move on to the gold medal match.
SemiFinal #2 â€“ Sweden vs Great Britain â€“Â 10am â€“ 1pm ETÂ (online stream only)
Winner moves on to Gold medal match. Of these four teams, only Canada has been this far in the tournament (as compared to the others)
FIGURE SKATING: WOMENâ€™S SHORT PROGRAM (10 a.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will air portions of this event at 3 p.m. ET
Canadian favourite Kaetlyn Osmond (2014 Canadian national champion) of Marystown, Newfoundland will be participating in this event alongside 16-year-old teammate Gabrielle Daleman. They will be up against Yuna Kim of South Korea who is the defending Olympic Ladies champion. After taking three years off, Kim successfully won the World Title recently in London, Ontario.
BOBSLEIGH: WOMENâ€™S FINAL (11 â€“ 1:20 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet One
Kaillie Humphries, Canada 1 pilot, with Heather Moyse, look to defend their Olympic Gold Medal. Â Jenny Chiochetti will pilot Canada 2. Humphries will be looking to defend her title against Elena Meyers who will pilot the USA 1 ride while the Germans will counter with Sandra Kiriasis. Kiriasis has 45 career victories has dominated women’s bobsleigh from 2003-2011.
MENâ€™S ICE HOCKEY: QUARTER-FINAL â€“ CANADA VS. SWITZERLAND/LATVIA (12â€“ 2:30 p.m. ET) on CBC
Team Canada will play the winner of the Switzerland vs. Latvia qualification game with a berth in the semifinal round hanging in the balance.
MENâ€™S ICE HOCKEY: QUARTER-FINAL â€“ USA VS. CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA (12 â€“ 2:30 p.m. ET) on TSN2
The second-ranked Americans will face the winner of the qualification match between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The winner will move on to the semifinal to meet the winner of Canadaâ€™s quarter-final match-up.
Olympic PrimetimeÂ hosted by Ron MacLean, CBC-TV andÂ cbc.ca/olympicsÂ will be bringing Canadians context from the twelfth day of Olympic Competition from Sochi. Check local listings for start times. The full broadcast schedule can be foundÂ here. As part of Fresh Tracks,Â powerhouse singer and Star Academie finalistÂ AndeeÂ (@andeeofficial)Â premieres her trackÂ We Are GoldÂ duringOlympic Primetime.
OLYMPIC OVERNIGHT (THURSDAY, FEB. 20):
FREESTYLE SKIING: MENâ€™S SKI CROSS QUALIFICATION & Round of 16 (2:45 â€“ 6 a.m. ET) on CBC
Canadians Christopher del Bosco, Brady Leman and David Duncan will be competing in this event, against the most recent World champion, Jean-FrĂ©dĂ©ric Chapuis of France. Del Bosco has landed on the World Cup Podium 20 times since 2009, and came just short of a medal in Vancouver 2010. David Duncan began the season with back-to-back victories in Innichen/San Candido, Italy.
NORDIC COMBINED: MENâ€™S TEAM LARGE HILL (3 â€“ 3:50 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*CBC will join this event in progress at 3:30 a.m.
CURLING: WOMENâ€™S BRONZE MEDAL MATCH (3:30 â€“ 6:30 a.m. ET) on TSN
Canada/Great Britain vs. Sweden/Switzerland
FREESTYLE SKIING: MENâ€™S SKI CROSS SEMIFINAL & FINAL (4:30 â€“ 6 a.m. ET) on CBC
Canadaâ€™s Christopher del Bosco hopes to be in the hunt for a medal following the qualification round.
NORDIC COMBINED: MENâ€™S TEAM 4x5KM (5:45 â€“ 7:15 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*CBC will join this event in progress at 6 a.m.
The Germans, led by Eric Frenzel are the Overall World Cup champions, who will have some stiff competition from France and Japan.
Note: Participant lists are subject to change. VisitÂ cbc.ca/olympicsÂ for up-to-date event details.
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