Preview: Saturday 22 February at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

21 February 2014 / 20:51

It’s the penultimate day of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and nine British athletes will be in action all in the mountains across two sports.

Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre
Run One 16.45-18.15 (local) 12.45-14.15 (UK), Run Two 20.15-21.50 (local) 16.15-17.50 (UK)

It’s time for Dave Ryding to finally make his second appearance at the Winter Olympics in the men’s slalom.

He has been busy competing while the Games have been taking place, skiing in Europa Cup races in Germany and Bulgaria last week.

Ryding, who is sharing a house with Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold in the athletes' village, finished 27th in the slalom at Vancouver 2010.

Sanki Sliding Centre
Runs One and Two 20.30-23.05 (local) 16.30-19.05 (UK)

Team GB will have two sleds in the four-man bobsleigh event with GBR1 pilot John Jackson making his second appearance at the Winter Olympics.

Jackson will pilot a crew of Joel Fearon, Bruce Tasker and Stuart Benson that has won World Cup and European Championship silvers this season.

They were also fifth at the test event in Sochi last season and 0.07 seconds off a medal at the 2013 World Championships. They will be joined by a second British sled piloted by Lamin Deen.

Deen made his Olympic debut in the two-man event with John Baines, an 11th hour replacement for the injured Craig Pickering, finishing in 23rd place.

The GBR2 sled is completed by Ben Simons and Andrew Matthews, the latter the replacement for Pickering who was due to push in both the two and four-man events.