Team GB’s curlers get underway on Day 5 of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with both the men’s and women’s team gunning for a Pyeongchang podium finish.
The men’s halfpipe snowboarding competition comes to a climax, plus there’s the women’s slalom, which sees the first performance of US star Mikaela Shiffrin after her original opening event was postponed.
Men’s teams from midnight on BBC1, women’s teams from 5.30am on BBC1
“This year our women’s curling team will be on the podium,” predicts former British curling skip Jackie Lockhart. The team, led by Eve Muirhead (top) won bronze in 2014. Their opening match is against the “Olympic Athletes from Russia”.
But it’s not just the women to watch out for: 22-year-old Kyle Smith leads a highly rated young British men’s team. Kyle’s younger brother Cammy is alongside him, as is Thomas Muirhead, brother of female skip Eve. Their second match today is against world champions Canada. It’s a real family affair on the rink — will those bonds bring gold?
Snowboarding: men’s halfpipe final
1.30am BBC1, 2.15am Eurosport 1
BBC expert Jenny Jones says: The 22ft-high halfpipe may look intimidating, but these athletes have dropped into it hundreds if not thousands of times. Train hard, fight easy, as they say. Riders have to be so accurate with their take-offs and make sure they come back down right at the top of the pipe in order to carry the momentum into the next jump.
American halfpipe legend Shaun White has been a bit off the radar by his standards recently, but returned in January with a perfect 100 score during an Olympic qualifier in Colorado. Australian Scotty James looks set to be his closest rival.
4am Eurosport 1, 6am BBC red button
Nordic combined features a ski jumping competition followed by a cross country race, with points from the jump converted into a time bonus for the race. Part of the Games since the first one in 1924, it’s the only Olympic event where women still cannot compete.
Medal events today
Speed Skating: Women’s 1000m
Alpine Skiing: Women’s Slalom
Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual 10km
Biathlon: Women’s 15km Individual
Snowboarding: Men’s Halfpipe
Luge: Men’s Doubles
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 5 full BBC schedule
12.05am – 6am BBC1
12 midnightLIVE Curling: men’s round-robin — Switzerland v Great Britain
1.30amLIVE Snowboarding: coverage of the men’s halfpipe final
3.15 Alpine Skiing: women’s slalom — first run
4.00LIVE Figure Skating: featuring the pairs short programme
4.45LIVE Alpine Skiing: women’s slalom — second run
5.30LIVE Curling: women’s — Olympic Athletes from Russia v Great Britain
6am – 9.15am BBC2
6.00LIVE Curling: women’s — OAR v Great Britain (continues)
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