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The Vancouver Games on the BBC: top 10 Winter Olympic moments

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1. Men's Curling Final: Team GB are current World Champions and as such are among the favourites to strike gold in Vancouver. Tune in to BBC Two and BBC HD from 11.55pm on the Saturday 27 February to see how the team get on. Alternatively, watch it live on BBC Red Button or BBC Sport Online.

2. Women's Skeleton: Having taken silver in Turin four years ago, Shelley Rudman is in the hunt for gold at this year's Winter Games. This time she could have company on the podium in the form of team mate Amy Williams. Tune in from 11.45pm on Friday 19 February. Coverage will be available on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

3. Women's Bobsleigh: Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke were crowned world champions at Lake Placid in 2009 and are hot favourites to carry that form over to be amongst the medals at the Winter Olympics. They go for gold in the fourth run at 2.10am, so you can log on to BBC iPlayer to see whether they managed to fulfil their potential.

4. The Kerrs: Siblings Sinead and John Kerr took bronze at the 2009 European Championships and, if they deliver the performance of a lifetime, could provide a challenge to the podium favourites in the Ice Dance. Robin Cousins will be on hand to see how the Kerrs fare, with live coverage on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

5. Women's Downhill: The Downhill remains the blue riband event for the Winter Games. The traditional powerhouses are expected to dominate once again, but Britain's Chemmy Alcott has been putting in some good performances of late and will be striving to make an impact. The climax of the competition is on Wednesday 17 February with live coverage from 7.00pm on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online. If you miss the action you can recap on BBC iPlayer.

6. Snowboard Cross: Britain's Zoe Gillings is currently ranked fifth in the world and has had several podium finishes in World Cup races, which means she has a chance of a medal at Vancouver 2010. Snowboard Cross is fast, furious and fun-packed, making it a must-see event. Tune in to see whether Zoe fulfils her own ambition at 8.15pm on Tuesday 16 February. Live coverage on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

7. Men's Downhill: The 'King of Races' in the men's Winter Olympics schedule with the podium places decided on Saturday 13 February. Austria's Michael Walchhofer, this year's downhill World Cup champion, will feature but will face stiff competition from a strong Swiss and Norwegian contingent. The final run starts around 7.45pm, with the action live on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

8. Men's Skeleton: In what seems to have become a strong event for Team GB, now it's the turn of Britain's men. Both Kristan Bromley and Adam Pengilly have had strong showings in recent world championships and both will be hoping to win a medal when the final run begins at 11.45pm on Friday 19 February. Follow their fortunes on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

9. Men's Ski Cross: A new event for the 2010 Winter Games, Ski Cross has been described as "the ultimate downhill race with the biggest adrenaline rush". With lots of potential for incidents and drama this promises to be a popular viewing experience. The final of the men's version starts at 8.15am on Sunday 21 February. Tune into BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online to see the action live or catch up on the highlights from around 1.30pm on BBC Two and BBC HD.

10. Women's Curling Final: Curling has been a happy hunting ground for Team GB in recent Winter Games with the women's team taking gold eight years ago in Salt Lake. This year sees 19-year-old Eve Muirhead as skip of a team that could well sneak into the final. The first stone is scheduled to be pushed at around 11.00pm on Friday 26 February with the action live on BBC Two, BBC HD, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport Online.

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