PyeongChang 2018: When to watch
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PyeongChang 2018: When to watch

06 February 2018 / 19:34

With just three days until the opening ceremony signals the start of PyeongChang 2018, Team GB is looking ahead to what they hope will be their most successful Olympic Winter Games to date.  

With not only medals but British bests the target in South Korea, we take a look at what Team GB fans should be keeping an eye out for over the next fortnight.

Saturday February 10

The first day proper of action involves five medal events, with Team GB in action across five disciplines, including luge and biathlon as well as the women’s short-track speed skating heats.

Cross-country skiing is on from 07:15-08:20 (all times in GMT), with medals up for grabs in the women’s 7.5km and the 7.5km skiathlon. Annika Taylor makes her Olympic debut for Team GB in the women’s 15km skiathlon with Norwegian world champion and ten-time Olympic medallist Marit Bjoergen the one to watch. 

Sunday February 11

With seven medal events, Team GB has athletes involved in snowboarding, cross-country skiing and luge.

Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls, 24, is one to watch in the men’s slopestyle event, on from 01:00-02:45, as he hopes to build on his sixth-place success at Sochi in 2014. Fellow Sochi rider Billy Morgan is also in action as Team GB hit the slopes for the first time.

This is 27-year-old Andrew Musgrave’s third Olympics competing in cross-country skiing and he arrives fresh from his third place finish at December’s World Cup, in Italy, to contest the men’s 15km skiathlon at 06:15. 

Monday February 12

Team GB’s women lead the podium prospects in a day of eight medal events.

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod, 20, is a contender to win Britain’s second ever Olympic medal on the snow in the women’s slopestyle at 02:00. Ormerod overcome a broken back to reach her first Games in PyeongChang and arrives having already won a slopestyle bronze at the 2017 X Games and a gold medal at World Cup level. 

Tuesday February 13

Eight golds are up for grabs across the day’s action, with British athletes taking part in short-track speed skating and cross-country skiing.

Triple world champion Elise Christie will look to use her memories of Sochi 2014, where she crashed out of the 500, 100 and 1,500m events and endured online death threats after colliding with a South Korean skater, to her advantage, in PyeongChang. These Games mark Christie’s third and today she will aim to bring home Team GB’s first short-track speed skating medal. Christie currently holds the 500m speed skating world record, and could be going for gold in today’s final at 12:00 alongside by teammates Charlotte Gilmartin and Kathryn Thomson. She faces stiff competition from a strong South Korean contingent, as she faces top-ranked Choi Min-jeong on the sport’s home soil.

Skier Andrew Young, winner of GB’s first sprint cross country World Cup medal in 2015, is competing in his third Olympics, with the sprint final on at 12:30.

Wednesday February 14

Team GB’s curling teams are in action today in the nation’s biggest day of the Games so far.

The men’s curling team, skippered by Kyle Smith, face Switzerland in their first match at 00:05-03:00. The European silver medalists will be going for gold after Dave Murdoch and his rink claimed silver at Sochi four years ago. Brothers Thomas and Glen Muirhead are in the team, with their sister Eve skipping the women’s rink.

Eve Muirhead leads the women’s curling once again, after winning bronze in Sochi. They go up against ‘Olympic athletes from Russia’ from 05:05-08:00.

Thursday February 15

The curling campaigns continue, while the men’s skeleton event begins.

Britain’s women’s curling team face the USA at 00:05 before meeting China at 11:05, while the men’s team face Japan at 05:05.

Friday February 16

Today’s medal hopes are pinned on Team GB’s veteran Olympians.

Sochi Olympian Dom Parsons will be looking for a high finish in the men’s skeleton final from 00:30-03:10 (TBC), as he looks to better his tenth-place four years ago.

Zoe Gillings-Brier, Team GB’s most experienced winter Olympian, attending her fourth games, could be going for a medal in the snowboard cross finals from 03:15-04:15. 

In cross-country skiing, Andrew Musgrave will try and secure Britain’s maiden medal in the 15km free event at 06:00.

Meanwhile, the men’s curling team take on European champions Sweden at 11:05, their first meeting since the Swedes defeated Scotland in the European Championship final, last year.

Saturday February 17

Nine medal events see Team GB’s women bidding for Olympic glory in the skeleton and short-track speed skating events. Britain has never won more than two medals on a single day at the Winter Games – could today be the day that record is broken?

After a rollercoaster ride following her Sochi success, Lizzy Yarnold looks to become the first British athlete to successfully defend a Winter Olympic title, as she goes for gold in the skeleton final at 11:20 (TBC). She arrives in PyeongChang having finished fourth at January’s World Cup in Koenigssee. Team GB has never failed to win a women’s skeleton medal since the sport’s introduction to the Olympics in 2002.

Elise Christie could be in the 1,500m short-track speed skating final at 10:00 alongside teammates Charlotte Gilmartin and Kathryn Thomson.

The women’s ski slopestyle event sees world bronze medalist Izzy Atkin and Sochi Olympian Katie Summerhayes go for gold from 04:00-05:35.

And curling continues, as GB’s women face Denmark at 00:05 and hosts South Korea at 11:05. The men's team face the hosts at 05:05.

Sunday February 18

At 04:15, the men’s ski slopestyle finals see James Woods, who finished fifth at Sochi, aim for his first Olympic medal after overcoming injuries to compete.

Team GB’s curling campaigns continue, as the women face Sweden at 05:05 and then the men take on Italy at 11:05.

Monday February 19

The two-man bobsleigh final heats start at 11:15 (TBC), with Team GB’s pilots looking to gain valuable experience on the track ahead of the four-man competition.

In curling, the men face Denmark at 05:05 before the women play Switzerland at 11:05.

Tuesday February 20

Figure skating duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland compete in the ice dance free dance at 01:00. Just grateful to be there after Coomes smashed her knee in a training accident in 2016, can they add to Team GB’s 15 figure skating medals to date?

The men’s curling team face Norway at 00:05, while the women take on Japan at 05:05.

Wednesday February 21

Two of the Andrews, Musgrave and Young, and Callum Smith, return for the cross-country skiing men’s team sprint at 10:00-11:20.

Defending champions Canada take on GB’s women’s curling team at 00:05, while the men’s team face the USA at 05:05.

Thursday February 22

Dave ‘The Rocket’ Ryding is hoping for an historic British medal in alpine skiing as he competes in the men’s slalom at 04:45. Lancashire native Ryding hopes to make history by challenging for a place on the podium.

Elise Christie, Charlotte Gilmartin and Kathryn Thomson return to the ice for their final chance for medal glory, in the 1,000m short-track speed skating final at 11:30.

Friday February 23

Katie Ormerod and Sochi Olympian Aimee Fuller are expected to appear in their second finals of the Games, in the big air event at 00:30. Ormerod, 20, secured gold in the discipline at a World Cup last January and will be hoping to step onto the medal podium at the end of competition.

Saturday February 24

Billy Morgan and Jamie Nicholls will take part in the big air finals at 01:00-02:45. In 2015, Morgan became the first athlete to land the hardest trick performed to date: a backside 1800 quadruple cork.

In cross-country skiingAndrew Musgrave will be going for a medal in the gruelling men’s 50km mass start classic at 05:00.

The men’s curling final is at 06:35. Team GB will be hoping to return for their second successive final.

Sunday February 25

GB’s four-man bobsleigh team will be hoping to secure the first Olympic medal in the discipline since Nagano 1998, led by pilots Brad Hall and Lamin Deen in the final heats, from 00:30-03:30 (TBC).

The final of the women’s curling competition is at 00:05. If GB make it this far, it will be an improvement on their bronze in 2014.

And finally, the closing ceremony draws the curtain on the Games from 11:00-13:00- but who will be the name on everyone’s lips by that time? We’ll have to wait and see.

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