The Winter Olympics 2018 continues this Sunday 11th February, with everything from alpine skiing to figure skating, speed skating to freestyle skiing taking place on Day 2.
Check out the must-watch events according to our roster of BBC pundits, and for a full schedule of all the events broadcast live on the BBC and Eurosport see the listings below. Remember, all these broadcast times are subject to change. The Winter Olympics definitely comes with a weather warning…
Live on BBC1 from 2am (repeated at 9pm on the BBC red button)
Former Olympic skier Graham Bell says: “The men’s downhill is the Olympic event I look forward to most. It kick-starts the alpine skiing events, and this year it’s probably the most open competition of the Games, with any one of ten skiers in with a chance of winning gold.
Two years ago I skied the course in Pyeongchang: it’s not the longest, and it’s not particularly steep either. However, the organisers have made up for it by making the course as challenging as they can, by adding more bumps and turns; it will be tough.
The favourites have to be the Swiss Beat Feuz (pictured) and Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. Svindal is an interesting character — he’s had almost two years out due to injury after busting his knee. He still can’t really train, but he can just about push it for the races; it’s amazing what he’s able to do based simply on muscle memory.”
Figure skating: team event
Live on BBC Red Button at 3am BBC Red Button and 4.15am BBC1 (replayed at 8pm on BBC Red Button)
Former British figure-skater Robin Cousins says: “The great thing about figure skating is that you don’t need to know a lot about it to enjoy it. Whether you’re watching people flying through the air with grace or enjoying the music and costumes, it’s very spectator-friendly. The team event features all four disciplines, so is a great introduction to what’s to come: men’s and women’s singles, pair skating and ice dancing will all be on show.”
Speed skating: men’s 5,000m
Live on BBC1 from 7am
BBC expert Wilf O’Reilly says: “The main difference between speed skating and short track speed skating is that in the former, rather than racing one another, it’s all about skating against the clock. Two skaters skate in their own lane round a 400m ice track. After each lap, racers switch from the inner to the outer lane to ensure they skate the same distance. The skater who clocks the fastest time wins Olympic gold.”
Freestyle skiing: women’s moguls
Live from 1.30am on BBC Red Button/BBC2
Graham Bell says: “It’s not all about speed in the moguls. Fifty per cent of the score is judged on the technique of the turns as the skiiers avoid the moguls, or mounds: watch out to see whether their skis and knees stay together.
Twenty-five per cent is judged on the two jumps they perform, and the final 25 per cent is based on the speed of the run. Each round is a fresh start: there’s no accumulation of scores, so every run counts.”
Event: men’s skiathlon, live from 6.15am BBC1/BBC red button
Musgrave, 27, was third in the 2017 World Cup — the best result yet for a GB cross country skier. He grew up near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, one of just two cross country skiing centres in Britain; now he lives in Norway, taking on the locals at their own game.
Winter Olympics Day 2 Gold medal events
Speed Skating: Men’s 5,000m
Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill
Cross Country Skiing: Men’s 30km Skiathlon
Biathlon: Men’s 10km Sprint
Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Moguls
Luge: Men’s Singles
How to watch the Winter Olympics 2018 live on TV
Both the BBC and Eurosport will have live coverage of the Games, but as host city Pyeongchang is nine hours ahead of the UK, some events will take place overnight. See RadioTimes.com listings for details of replays and highlights. There will also be a round-up show every evening on BBC and BBC4.
If you don’t have Eurosport, you can access all of their content online: subscribe to Eurosport Player here, or alternatively head over to Amazon Channels to watch all 18 Eurosport streams. Watch here.
Winter Olympics Day 2 full schedule
11.50pm—6.00am live on BBC1
12 midnightLIVE Curling: mixed doubles round-robin — Canada v Korea
1.00am LIVE Snowboarding: men’s slopestyle final — first run 1.00; second run 1.30; third run 2.00
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