CBC’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: Programming highlights for Mon Feb 17

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by Simon Bassett

February 16, 2014 (ISN) – In Figure Skating, Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will look to repeat as Olympic Champions when they compete in the Ice Dance Free Program.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Women’s Ice Hockey team will be back in action on Monday in a semifinal match-up against Switzerland at 12 p.m. ET. Canada is once again on a collision course with the powerhouse American team that will also play a semifinal against Sweden at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Other medal events on Day 10 include Freestyle Skiing Men’s Aerials, Two Man Bobsleigh, Women’s 12.5km Mass Start Biathlon and Men’s Team Large Hill Ski Jumping. Tuesday morning from Sochi will feature the final of the Women’s 3,000m Relay Short Track Speed Skating.

*Schedule Change for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014:

Please note that the Biathlon – Men’s 15km Mass Start that was previously scheduled on Sportsnet at 10-11 a.m. ET today has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 1 a.m. ET due to poor weather in Sochi. Specific broadcast details will be available later today at cbc.ca/olympics.

Programming Highlights for Monday, Feb. 17 Include (All Times are ET)

Visit cbc.ca/olympics for full TV Schedule:

OLYMPIC MORNING:

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY:  USA VS. SWEDEN SEMI-FINAL (7:30 – 10:00 a.m. ET) on CBC

Team USA will look to return to the gold medal match with a victory over Sweden.

FREESTYLE SKIING: MEN’S AERIALS QUALIFICATION (8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet

Travis Gerrits was the silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships and will compete for Canada.  China should be the team to watch with Qi Guangpu who won gold at the 2013 Worlds and teammate Liu Zhongqing who won bronze at the Worlds in 2013 and at Vancouver 2010.

BOBSLEIGH: TWO MAN FINAL RUNS (9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet One

*CBC will join this event in progress at 10 a.m. ET

Germany is expected to lead the way having won gold and silver in 2010. Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton of the USA have won four of six races this year and should compete for a medal.  Canadian pilots Lyndon Rush, Chris Spring and Justin Kripps are expected to compete. Monday’s competition will feature the final two runs of the competition.

OLYMPIC DAYTIME:

FIGURE SKATING: ICE DANCE FREE PROGRAM – FINAL (10 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. ET) on TSN

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are defending Olympic Champions and will attempt to hold off their American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White who are the reigning World Champions. Canada’s other entry is the duo of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje.

BIATHLON: WOMEN’S 12.5KM MASS START FINAL (10 – 10:55 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet

*CBC will also have coverage of this event at 4 p.m.

Tora Berger of Norway hopes to add to her already impressive list of World and Olympic medals, having captured the Grand Slam in 2013 (five crystal globes in five events).  Megan Imrie, Zina Kocher and Rosanna Crawford are expected to compete for Canada.  Darya Domracheva of Belarus, the 2013 World Champion, is expected to be a strong contender.

WOMEN’S CURLING:  CANADA VS. SOUTH KOREA (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) on TSN 2

Canada looks to remain undefeated as they face off against South Korea.

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY: CANADA VS. SWITZERLAND SEMI-FINAL (12:30 – 2 p.m. ET) on CBC

Canada continues its quest for a fourth consecutive Olympic Championship as it takes on Switzerland with a berth in the gold medal game at stake.

· This game will also be broadcast on CBC Radio One, starting at 12 p.m. ET.

SKI JUMPING: MEN’S TEAM LARGE HILL FINAL (12 – 2:10 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet One

*CBC will also have coverage of this event at 3 p.m. ET

The teams to watch should include Austria, Germany, Poland and Norway. Austria won the 2013 World Championship as well as the gold at Vancouver 2010 where Germany took the silver and Norway won bronze. Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, Dusty Korek, Trevor Morrice and Matthew Rowley are expected to represent Canada.

FREESTYLE SKIING: MEN’S AERIAL FINALS (12:15– 1:35 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet

All eyes will be on Canada’s Travis Gerrits. As the country’s lone participant, all hopes to claim a medal rest on his shoulders.

OLYMPIC PRIMETIME:

OLYMPIC PRIMETIME hosted by Ron MacLean, CBC-TV and cbc.ca/olympics will be bringing Canadians context from the tenth day of Olympic Competition from Sochi. Check local listings for start times. The full broadcast schedule can be found here.

OLYMPIC OVERNIGHT (TUESDAY, FEB. 18)

CURLING: MEN’S OR WOMEN’S – TIE BREAKER #1 (12 -1:45 a.m. ET) on CBC

*If necessary

ALPINE SKIING:  WOMEN’S GIANT SLALOM (1:55 – 4 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet and CBC

Tina Maze of Slovenia is a Giant Slalom specialist who was the 2013 World Championship silver medallist and is expected to be a force in this event.  Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Erin Mielzynski and Marie-Pier Préfontaine should be racing for Canada. This is the first of two runs in the competition with the final run scheduled for 5:30 a.m. ET.

ICE HOCKEY: MEN’S QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF TEAMS TBD (3-5:30 a.m. ET) on CBC

NORDIC COMBINED: MEN’S INDIVIDUAL LARGE HILL JUMPING PORTION (4:25 – 5:30 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet

Defending Nordic Combined Olympic champion, Bill Demong of the U.S. is a medal favourite along with Eric Frenzel of Germany won the 2013 Nordic Combined Title.   Bernhard Gruber of Austria and Jason Lamy-Chappuis of France should also be medal contenders.

SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING: WOMEN’S 1,000M, MEN’S 500M, AND WOMEN’S 3,000M RELAY (4:25 – 6:30 a.m. ET) on TSN

*CBC will join this event in progress at 5:30 a.m.

WOMEN’S 1,000M: With defending gold medal Olympic winner and World 1,000 m Champion Meng Wang out of the running, Canada’s Valérie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais and Marie-Ève Drolet are on the medal hunt. Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands is also a medal contender.

MEN’S 500M: Charles Hamelin is set to defend his title of Olympic Champion at 500m and will be joined by young Charle Conurnoyer and Olivier Jean. Other medal contenders are Viktor Ahn (known has Ahn Hyun-soo) from Russia who received a bronze medal in the men’s 1500m.

WOMEN’S 3,000M RELAY FINAL: Canada’s women’s relay team, Marianne St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais, Marie-Ève Drolet, Jessica Hewitt and Jessica Gregg will defend the Olympic silver medal and try to beat team China who are without Meng Wang. Canada won the silver medal at the 2013 Worlds behind team China who were led by Wang.

CURLING: MEN’S OR WOMEN’S CURLING – TIE BREAKER #2 (5 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET) on TSN 2

*If necessary

ALPINE SKIING: WOMEN’S GIANT SLALOM FINAL (5:30 – 7 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet

*CBC will join this event in progress at 6:30 a.m. ET

Note: Participant lists are subject to change. Visit cbc.ca/olympics for up-to-date event details.

CBC NEWS:

CBC News Network is live from Sochi every weekday throughout the Olympic Games beginning at 5 a.m. ET with Heather Hiscox and continuing throughout the day. Each weeknight, Ian Hanomansing gives viewers a preview of the day ahead. Weekend coverage begins at 6 a.m. ET.

The National is available during the Olympic Winter Games on CBC-TV and CBC News Network as well as live streaming and on-demand at cbcnews.ca/thenational. For news any time, visit CBCNews.ca or download the CBC News app.

CBC Radio keeps listeners connected to the action from Sochi 2014 on World Report with David Common every weekday morning and Olympics Today – a highlights and results recap – 7 days a week at :25 minutes after the hour.

CBC.CA/OLYMPICS – Canada’s Olympic Network Website
During the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, cbc.ca/olympics will offer Canadians a number of commentated, multilateral feeds — a Canadian first. A continuously updated version of the daily schedule across all networks is available at cbc.ca/olympics. The website will also feature the latest news, sports and videos from Sochi 2014. This will be the first Olympic Winter Games in which Canadians will be able to livestream all events directly to their smartphones or tablets.

CBC/Radio-Canada is the place to be as we count down to Sochi 2014. With coverage across all platforms — including TV, radio, online and mobile — Canadians can connect with the biggest stories and the latest content whenever and wherever they want. In addition to world-class storytelling and the best performance coverage available through CBC/Radio-Canada, Canadians can engage with the broadcasts throughout the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games online in English at cbc.ca/olympics as well as on Twitter @cbcolympics (#cbcolympics) and at facebook.com/cbcolympics and in French at olympiques.radio-canada.ca/ and on Twitter at @RC_Sports (#RColympiques) and on Facebook at facebook.com/radiocanada.sports

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