Preview: Wednesday 19 February at the Sochi 2014 Olympics

18 February 2014 / 19:55

It’s a big day for Team GB as 13 members of the 56-strong squad compete across four sports, with both curling rinks looking to guarantee a medal in semi-final matches.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING, MEN’S TEAM SPRINT
Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Centre
Semi-Final 14.05-15.00 (local) 10.05-11.00 (UK), Final 15.45-17.00 (local) 11.45-13.00 (UK)

After an historic performance in the individual sprint, where he reached the quarter-finals after placing 27th in the prologue, Andrew Musgrave will join forces with Andrew Young in the men's team sprint.

Musgrave and Young are the only two of the four-strong British cross-country skiing team to have competed at the last Games in Vancouver.

In their last outing in Sochi, in the 15km classic, Young was the best British performer, placing 37th while Musgrave came home in 44th.

CURLING, MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SEMI-FINALS
Ice Cube Curling Centre
Team GB women v Canada 14.00-17.00 (local) 10.00-13.00 (UK), Team GB men v Sweden 19.00-22.00 (local) 15.00-18.00 (UK)

Both Team GB rinks are in semi-final action with the women playing unbeaten Canada and the men taking on world champions Sweden.

The women’s rink of skip Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton finished fourth in the round-robin stage.

Meanwhile the men’s rink of skip David Murdoch, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow needed a dramatic win in a tiebreaker with Norway to reach the last four.

FIGURE SKATING, WOMEN'S
Iceberg Skating Palace
Short Program 19.00-23.30 (local) 15.00-19.30 (UK)

Jenna McCorkell is the last of the Team GB figure skaters to compete individually as she begins her campaign with a short programme.

McCorkell made her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, placing 29th, and will skate in the first of five groups.

BOBSLEIGH, TWO-WOMAN
Sanki Sliding Centre
Runs Three and Four 20.15-22.20 (local) 16.15-18.20 (UK)

Pilot Paula Walker, who made her Olympic debut at Vancouver 2010, and brakewoman Bex Wilson complete their campaign with the third and fourth runs.

Walker and Wilson are ranked 12th after the first two runs and are looking to push into the top ten.

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