by Erin Richards
February 21, 2014 (ISN) – The final weekend of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be co-headlined by the Men’s Ice Hockey gold medal game and the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, February 23.
Prior to Sunday’s big events, it’s a full day of events on Saturday, Feb. 22 including the Men’s Ice Hockey bronze medal game, Alpine Skiing Men’s Slalom, the Men’s and Women’s Speed Skating 5,000m Team Pursuit events and Men’s Biathlon 4 x 7.5km Relay. Also scheduled for Saturday are the first two runs of Four Man Bobsleigh and the Figure Skating Gala Exhibition.
Before the puck drops on the Men’s Ice Hockey gold medal game on Sunday, CBC has coverage of the Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 50km Mass Start Free as well as the final two runs of the Four Man Bobsleigh. Coverage of Men’s Ice Hockey begins Sunday at 6 a.m. ET with a one-hour pre-show leading into the gold medal game at 7 a.m. ET.
The Closing Ceremony gets underway from Fisht Olympic Stadium at 11 a.m. ET on CBC and simulcast live on CBC News Network, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet One as well as streaming live at cbc.ca/olympics.
Programming Highlights for Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23 Include (All Times are ET)
Visit cbc.ca/olympics for full TV Schedule:
SATURDAY, FEB. 22
ALPINE SKIING: MEN’S SLALOM RUN 1 (7:45 – 8:30 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet and CBC
Last year’s World Champion Marcel Hirscher should lead a strong Austrian team in the competition while Germany’s Felix Neureuther and Ivica Kostelic are expected to be in in the medal hunt. Whistler’s Mike Janyk will represent Canada.
SPEED SKATING: MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TEAM PURSUIT FINALS (8:30 – 11 a.m. ET) on TSN and CBC
*CBC will also have coverage of this event at 3 p.m. ET
Women’s: Russia will go against Poland in the Semifinal 1, and Japan will face off against the gold medal favourite, the Netherlands. Winners will advance through to the final. Coverage includes both the semifinal and final.
Men’s: Denny Morrison, Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux will look to win a bronze medal by beating Poland in the Semifinal 2.
BIATHLON: MEN’S 4X7.5KM RELAY (9:15 – 11 a.m. ET) on Sportsnet
*CBC will also have coverage of this event at 4 p.m. ET
This medal event features the Canadian team of Jean-Philippe Le Guellec, Scott Gow, Scott Perras and Nathan Smith who finished eighth at the 2013 World Championships. Norway, France and Germany are considered favourites heading into the event.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: BRONZE MEDAL GAME – FINLAND VS. CAN/USA (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) on CBC
BOBSLEIGH: FOUR MAN RUNS 1&2 (11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET) on Sportsnet
In the first of four runs in this event, Canada will have three entries piloted Lyndon Rush, Chris Spring and Justin Kripps, respectively. Other teams to watch include Germany, Russia, the United States and Switzerland.
ALPINE SKIING: MEN’S SLALOM FINAL (11:15 a.m. ET) streaming live at cbc.ca/olympics
*CBC will also have coverage of this event at 2:15pm ET
FIGURE SKATING: GALA EXHIBITION (11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET) on TSN
This exhibition is the final chance to see the world’s best skaters perform at Sochi 2014.
BOBSLEIGH: FOUR MAN RUN 2 (1 – 2:15 p.m. ET) on CBC
Teams look to positions themselves well in the second run. The last two runs of the competition are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23.
OLYMPIC PRIMETIME hosted by Ron MacLean, CBC-TV and cbc.ca/olympics will be bringing Canadians context from the fifteenth day of Olympic Competition from Sochi at 7 p.m. ET. The full broadcast schedule can be found here.
SUNDAY, FEB. 23
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: MEN’S 50KM MASS START FREE (2 – 4:45 a.m. ET) on CBC
Canadians Ivan Babikov and Alex Harvey are expected to compete in this medal event. Johann Olsson of Sweden is the 2013 World Champion and is considered the man to beat. Dario Cologna of Switzerland and Russia’s Alexander Legkov should compete for the podium as well.
BOBSLEIGH: FOUR MAN RUNS 3&4 (4:30 – 7 a.m. ET) on TSN
*CBC will have coverage of this from 4:45 – 6:00 a.m.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: GOLD MEDAL PRE-SHOW (6 – 7 a.m. ET) on CBC
Elliotte Friedman, Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey and Glenn Healy will host a pre-show panel discussion in advance of the Gold Medal game.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: GOLD MEDAL GAME – SWEDEN VS. CAN/USA (Team TBD) (7 – 10 a.m. ET) on CBC
*CBC will also re-broadcast this game at 1:30 p.m. ET
CLOSING CEREMONY (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET) on CBC
*Also available live on CBC News Network, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet One
CBC’s Scott Russell and Diana Swain guide Canadians though the Closing Ceremony live from the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi as the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games come to a celebratory end. The Closing Ceremony on CBC-TV will be available with Described Video for our blind and low vision audience thanks to Descriptive Video Works.
CLOSING CEREMONY (RE-BROADCAST)
Note: Participant lists are subject to change. Visit cbc.ca/olympics for up-to-date event details.
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CBC.CA/OLYMPICS – Canada’s Olympic Network Website
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