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Preview: Tuesday 18 February at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

February 17, 2014 20:47 pm

There are 11 Team GB athletes competing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday in four different sports.

CURLING, TIE-BREAKERS

Ice Cube Curling Centre

Team GB men v Norway 09.00-12.00 (local) 05.00-08.00 (UK)

Team GB’s men’s rink face a winner takes all clash with Norway to reach the semi-finals.


Skip David Murdoch and his rink of Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow and Greg Drummond finished equal fourth with Norway on five wins and four defeats from the round-robin stage.

The winner of the match will join Sweden, Canada and China in the last four.

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING, WOMEN’S 1000M AND MEN’S 500M

Iceberg Skating Palace

13.30-15.30 (local) 09.30-11.30 (UK)

Elise Christie returns to the ice for the last of her three events with the 1000m heats scheduled.  She is drawn in the outside lane in the seventh of eight heats.


Former Olympic finalist and Team GB flagbearer Jon Eley also gets going in his specialist 500m distance and will skate in heat five of eight with recently crowned Russian 1000m champion Victor An.


Team-mate Jack Whelbourne joins Eley in the 500m heats and has been drawn in heat four. 

The quarter-finals to finals of both the women’s 1000m and men’s 500m take place on Friday.

FREESTYLE SKIING, MEN’S HALFPIPE

Rosa Khutor Extreme Park

Qualification 17.45-19.25 (local) 13.45-15.25 (UK), Finals 21.30-22.30 (local) 17.30-18.30 (UK)

Murray Buchan and James Machon both make their Olympic debuts as Team GB compete in their penultimate freestyle skiing event.


Buchan finished 18th at the 2013 World Championships, while Machon has overcome a serious knee injury to qualify and compete.



BOBSLEIGH, WOMEN'S

Sanki Sliding Centre

Runs One and Two 19.15-21.10 (local) 15.15-17.10 (UK)

Following swiftly on from Lamin Deen and John Baines’ efforts in the two-man event, Paula Walker and Bex Wilson compete in the women's event.


Pilot Walker is making her second Olympic appearance alongside brakewoman Wilson, who took a season out of the sport last year to concentrate on making her Games debut.

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