Winter Olympics 2014: What to Watch Today, 16 February

Figure skating, two-man bobsleigh and snowboarding on the agenda today at Sochi 2014

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Winter Olympics 2014: What to Watch Today, 16 February
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Alpine Skiing: Men's Super-G, 6:45am BBC2 

After the women's event yesterday, now it's the turn of the men to perform in the mountains of Rosa Khutor. The Super-G includes both downhill and giant slalom elements. American Ted Ligety has dominated the giant slalom and Super-G over the past couple of seasons. He's a triple world champion and won gold in the combined at the 2006 Olympics, so he's an experienced and brilliant all-rounder. Graham Bell


Snowboarding: Women's Cross, 9:00am BBC2 

There's no substitute for experience when you're sharing the course with three other determined competitors. It's the BMX of the Winter Olympics. America's Lindsey Jacobellis missed out on gold in Turin in 2006 when she fell over while showboating in the home straight. She had been cruising to victory. This will be her last chance to make amends for that dreadful mistake. Ed Leigh


Figure skating: Ice Dance, Short Dance 5:15pm BBC2

When Canadian couple Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won Olympic gold at Vancouver 2010, I said their performance was the first that made people forget there had been a Bolero. Virtue and Moir had taken ice dancing to a new level. 

Since then, however, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White have won the world championships and beaten Virtue and Moir. For some reason, these gold-medal challengers have an incredibly friendly rivalry. They train together, they have the same coach, the same choreographer. It works to each pair's advantage. 

Ice dance has moved on so far since Torvill and Dean in terms of the required elements - the lifts and carries, spins and detailing. Thirty years on, the competition is still great. Robin Cousins


Bobsleigh: Two-man competition 4:15pm, BBC2 

The Jamaicans are back! Twenty-six years after the island nation first entered the Winter Olympics, Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon have qualified for the two-man event in Sochi. Cool Runnings comparisons are unavoidable, but the stakes are real: Watts has invested £100,000 of his own money to be here. James Gill


Medals today

Speed Skating: Women's 1500m; Snowboarding: Women's Cross; Biathlon: Men's 15km Mass Start; Cross Country Skiing: Men's Relay; Alpine Skiing: Men's Super-G

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