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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Saturday 13 February – Day 2

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 13 February
12.00noon-1.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

There's another chance to see the spectacular start to the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver with highlights from the Opening Ceremony, which took place overnight.

Around £25m has been spent on the opening and closing ceremonies at these Games, so the huge global audience should be in for a treat.

Coverage from the Games begins at 7.30pm on BBC Two and BBC HD with live coverage of the Men's Downhill.

There is also a full range of sporting options for digital viewers via BBCi on the Red button and broadband, starting at 5.30pm.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 13 February
7.30-9.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

7.45pm Men's Downhill

The Olympic skiing gets under way in style with live coverage from Whistler of the Men's Downhill, one of the blue-riband events of the Games. Based on the current World Cup season, it looks to be one of the most open competitions in years.

Thirty-five-year-old Didier Cuche of Switzerland and 34-year-old Austrian Michael Walchhofer will be making strong claims for a first Olympic gold, while new sensation Carlo Janka of Switzerland showed his huge potential with a World Cup win at Beaver Creek, USA, earlier this season.

Canada's medal hopefuls have been rocked by injuries, but the home crowd could have plenty to cheer if Manuel Osborne-Paradis reproduces the form that brought him a World Cup victory in Italy just before Christmas.

There's also a round-up of other news on the first full day of competition including Ski Jumping – the Normal Hill Final.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 13 February
12.15-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympics from Vancouver, featuring:

1.00am Men's Luge First Run
1.50am Short Track Speed Skating
3.30am Women's Moguls Final
4.30am Men's Luge Second Run

Timings of events may alter.

Short Track
The men's 1,500m takes centre stage today and there could be a fascinating contest between five-times Olympic medallist Apolo Anton Ohno of the USA and Lee Ho-seok of Korea, who won the silver medal at the Turin Games in 2006. Ohno won gold in this event when it was first held in 2002 and he's bound to have a lot of support here, given that Vancouver is just three hours from his home town of Seattle.

Women's Moguls
Spectacular to watch, the moguls produce a mixture of high-speed racing and acrobatic aerial jumps. The 2006 women's final was won by Canada's Jennifer Heil and she could have the chance to win a first-ever home Olympic gold for Canada here – the Canadians having failed to win one at the 1976 Montreal Games or the 1988 Calgary Games.

Men's Luge
All eyes will be on Armin Zoeggeler as the Men's Luge gets under way. The Italian has won medals at the last four Winter Olympics, including gold at the last two. Leading the challengers will be 20-year-old German Felix Loch, who is the reigning world champion.

Speed Skating
Coverage of the men's 5,000m final sees American Chad Hedrick back to defend his crown. Hedrick's gold in Turin was one of three medals won at those Games by the 32-year-old, but he has been struggling to match that form this season. The favourite is Dutch world champion Sven Kramer, who has dominated this event since winning a silver medal behind Hedrick at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 14 February – Day 3

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Sunday 14 February
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from Vancouver, including the Men's 1,500m Short Track Speed Skating final and the Women's Freestyle Moguls, where speed and daring artistry are vital.

There's also action from the men's singles in the Luge, plus a round-up of the other main stories from the first full day of competition.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and BBC iPlayer.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Sunday 14 February
5.45-7.30pm BBC HD

Clare Balding with Graham Bell introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Vancouver, featuring:

6.00pm Women's Super Combined Downhill

Alpine Skiing
With 2002 and 2006 Olympic champion Janica Kostelic now retired, there should be a fascinating battle for gold in the Women's Super Combined Downhill. This most testing of events comprises one downhill run, followed by one slalom run, with the combined times deciding the winner.

Maria Riesch of Germany has the all-round talent to excel here, as does 2006 bronze medallist Anja Paerson of Sweden. Chemmy Alcott carries the flag for Britain, and she could make a strong impression early on in the downhill.

Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner provide the commentary.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Sunday 14 February
8.30-10.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Graham Bell for further live coverage from the Vancouver Games, featuring:

8.30pm Women's Super Combined Downhill
9.00pm Women's Super Combined Slalom
9.30pm Men's Luge Third Run

Timings of events may alter.

Alpine Skiing
Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner are the commentators for the Women's Super Combined, featuring the downhill followed by the slalom. The medals will be decided after both events are completed. You have to go back to 1948 to find the last time a non-European was on the podium in this event but Canada's downhill specialist Emily Brydon could bring that run to an end.

Luge
The third and penultimate run of the Men's Luge takes place on the super-quick track at the Whistler Sliding Centre. By this stage, the form of the leading contenders will be clearer, but with sliders hurtling down the course at speeds of more than 90mph, the slightest mistake could prove costly to the hopes of those in the hunt for medals. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce are in the commentary box.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Sunday 14 February
12.10-4.00am BBC TWO

Hazel Irvine introduces further live coverage from the Winter Olympics, including:

12.15am Men's Luge
1.00am Women's 3000m Speed Skating
1.30am Men's Moguls Final
2.30am Figure Skating Pairs

Timings of events may alter.

Figure Skating
The Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver is the setting for Figure Skating, one of the most popular of the Winter Olympic sports. It begins today with the pairs' free programme. Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo were decisive winners in the Grand Prix final at the end of last year, can the Chinese pair now upgrade their Olympic bronze of four years ago to gold in Canada? Sue Barker and Robin Cousins provide the commentary.

Men's Moguls
The Men's Moguls final could see Vancouver-born Dale Begg-Smith defend his Olympic title. Begg-Smith competed for Canada as a junior but was representing his adopted country of Australia when he won gold in the Turin Games four years ago. The fact that he skied on today's venue, Cypress Mountain, as a boy should count in his favour. Matt Chilton is the commentator.

Luge
Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary for the conclusion of the Men's Luge, in which Italian Armin Zoeggeler is aiming to emulate the achievement of German Georg Hackl who, in 2002, became the first Olympic athlete in any sport to earn a medal in the same individual event five times in a row.

Speed Skating
The women's 3,000m final could see the first of two gold medals for Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic. The 22-year-old is favourite in both this event and the 5,000m, but hugely successful veteran Anni Friesinger shouldn't be ruled out. The 33-year-old German plans to retire after these Games and is looking to add to the four Olympic medals already in her collection. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Monday 15 February – Day 4

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Monday 15 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from the Winter Olympics in Canada.

There are highlights from the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, where the Figure Skating got under way with the pairs' free programme. There's also action from the dramatic Men's Moguls final, the climax of the Men's Luge on the high-speed track at the Whistler Sliding Centre and a look back at the other stories making the news on the third day of the Games.

The reporters are Lizzie Greenwood Hughes and Matthew Pinsent.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Monday 15 February
9.30-11.00pm BBC THREE

Clare Balding and Graham Bell introduce further coverage from the Winter Olympics with the focus on the Men's Snowboard Cross Final at 10pm.

Snowboarding
With competitors racing against each other on a course featuring banked turns, jumps and tricky terrain, it's not difficult to see why Snowboard Cross was an instant hit with spectators when it made its debut at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Seth Wescott of the USA, winner of the inaugural competition four years ago, aims to defend his crown in Canada. Ed Leigh and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas provide the commentary.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Monday 15 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces continuing live coverage through the night from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Tonight's schedule includes:

11.20pm Men's Snowboard Cross Final
12.15am Women's Ice Hockey
12.55am Women's Luge
2.15am Men's 500m Speedskating
2.50am Figure Skating – Pairs Free
4.00am Women's Luge
4.20am Figure Skating – Pairs Free

Timings of events may alter.

Snowboarding
Tonight's programme starts with highlights of the Men's Snowboard Cross Final, a race which guarantees high drama. The Cypress Mountain course is a demanding one and requires not only great speed from the competitors, but considerable acrobatic skills too. Ed Leigh and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas are the commentators.

Figure Skating
The pairs competition reaches its conclusion at the Pacific Coliseum. Eight years ago in Salt Lake City, the judging of this event caused a massive scandal and led to an overhaul of the sport's scoring system. Reigning champions Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin have now retired, leaving the way open for a new couple to experience Olympic glory. Sue Barker and Robin Cousins are in the commentary box.

Speed Skating
Action from the Men's 500m sees three-times world champion and Olympic silver medallist Jeremy Wotherspoon carrying medal hopes for hosts Canada. South Korea's Kang-Seok Lee, who won the World Championships in Vancouver last year, is another to watch in a highly competitive field. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly provide the commentary.

Luge
The first two runs of the Women's Luge take place at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Current Olympic champion Sylke Otto has retired but German dominance of the event looks set to continue. Germany enjoyed a clean sweep on the podium in Turin four years ago and any one of their team has strong claims for gold once again. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce are the commentators.

Ice Hockey
Hosts Canada continue their bid for a fourth successive gold in the women's tournament with a group game against outsiders Switzerland. Bob Ballard and Brent Pope provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Tuesday 16 February – Day 5

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 16 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from the Winter Olympics, including the conclusion of the Figure Skating pairs and the opening rounds of the Women's Luge.

There's also a round-up of the day's other headlines, with gold medals decided in the Men's Snowboard Cross, Men's 500m Speed Skating and two gruelling Cross-Country skiing events.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 16 February
5.45-7.30pm BBC HD

Clare Balding with Kerrin Lee-Gartner present the Men's Super Combined Downhill from the Vancouver Olympics. The event is scheduled to start at 6pm.

Alpine Skiing
The downhill is the first part of the Men's Super Combined, with the slalom to come later tonight. America's Ted Ligety defends his Olympic title and will know not to read too much into the positions after this stage – he was in 32nd place after the downhill leg at the 2006 Games but an inspired performance in the slalom propelled him into the gold medal position. Matt Chilton and Graham Bell provide the commentary.

Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 16 February
8.00-10.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding with Kerrin Lee-Gartner introduce further coverage from Vancouver, featuring:

8.15pm Women's Snowboard Cross
8.55pm Men's Super Combined Downhill
9.30pm Men's Super Combined Slalom

Timings of events may alter.

Snowboarding
Britain's Zoe Gillings is hoping to show the form that has brought her several World Cup medals as she competes in the Women's Snowboard Cross. The competition is fierce, however, with home favourite Maelle Ricker, who finished fourth at the last Games, in great form. Most of the attention though will surely be on Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States, who blew her chances of a gold medal in spectacular fashion four years ago. Leading by 40 metres with the finish line in sight, she decided to show off to the crowd and crashed. Viewers can expect a slightly more conservative approach this time. Ed Leigh and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas provide the commentary.

Alpine Skiing
The Men's Super Combined has been trimmed to one downhill and one slalom run for 2010, which leaves the competition wide open. Today's gold medal contenders include defending champion Ted Ligety of the USA and his high-profile compatriot Bode Miller, who recorded the fastest downhill run in the 2006 competition but was then disqualified for straddling a gate in his first slalom run. Matt Chilton and Graham Bell are the commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Tuesday 16 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces further live coverage form the Winter Games in Vancouver, featuring:

11.25pm Women's Luge
12.10pm Men's Curling
1.00am Men's Figure Skating
1.35am Women's Speed Skating
1.55am Men's Figure Skating
3.10am Men's Ice Hockey
3.30am Men's Figure Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Curling
Great Britain's men begin their campaign against Sweden, who won the European Championship in Scotland two months ago. It's a tough start for David Murdoch's side, but they will be favourites in this opener, having won last year's World Championship. Steve Cram and Rhona Martin provide the commentary.

Figure Skating
The Men's Figure Skating gets under way with the short programme, in which the competitors have to complete a series of required steps, jumps, spins and combinations to music. Yevgeny Plushenko won a silver medal in Salt Lake City in 2002 and gold in Turin four years ago, but the Russian has been plagued by injury since then – although ominously for his rivals, his recent performances suggest he is skating his way back to his best. Sue Barker and Robin Cousins are in the commentary box.

Luge
The Women's Luge reaches its conclusion this evening. Germany have dominated the event and won all three medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics, so it will be a big surprise if one of their team does not clinch gold. But Erin Hamlin caused an upset to win the world championships in Lake Placid last year and is aiming to become the first American slider to win an Olympic singles luge medal. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
The gold medal in the Women's 500m has gone to Canada in two of the last three Winter Olympics, but the favourite for the top honour this time is Germany's Jenny Wolf, who improved on her own world record in a World Cup meeting in December. Hugh Porter & Wilf O'Reilly are the commentators.

Ice Hockey
Viewers can enjoy highlights of the eagerly anticipated opener for hosts Canada in the men's tournament. Cheered on by a capacity crowd of almost 20,000, they took on Norway. Bob Ballard and Brent Pope were in the commentary box.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Wednesday 17 February – Day 6

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Wednesday 17 February
2.00-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from Vancouver, including highlights of the Men's Figure Skating short programme featuring Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko, who won gold in imperious fashion four years ago.

There's also a chance to see how Great Britain's much-fancied men's curling team fared in their opening match against European Champions Sweden, and a round-up of the action from the Women's Luge.

News of some of the other big stories on Day 5 of the Games includes the start of the Men's Ice Hockey competition.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Wednesday 17 February
6.30-8.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Britain's Chemmy Alcott is looking to make a big impression in the Women's Downhill from Whistler Creekside. Clare Balding with Graham Bell introduce live coverage of the event from 7pm.

Alcott will have high hopes after her strong showing in Turin at the last Winter Olympics, but American star Lindsey Vonn is the one to beat. Vonn won the crystal globe for best competitor in this discipline last season and, despite injuring her left arm in a crash two months ago, has dominated again this year. Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner are the commentators.

There's also news of the Curling, where Britain's women are playing the first match of their campaign against China.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Wednesday 17 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces further coverage through the night of the Winter Olympic Games from Vancouver, featuring:

11.25pm Men's Curling
1.00am Speed Skating
1.30am Snowboarding
2.15am Short Track Speed Skating
3.15am Snowboarding
4.15am Luge Doubles

Timings of events may alter.

Curling
Steve Cram and Rhona Martin are the commentators for live coverage of Great Britain against France. David Murdoch's men continue their quest for a gold medal with a group game. Britain will be encouraged by the knowledge that Murdoch led Scotland to a 5-2 win over the French at the European Championships in December.

Snowboarding
American superstar Shaun White, aka "The Flying Tomato", returns to defend the Halfpipe title he won in Turin four years ago. First introduced to the Olympics in 1998, snowboarding has become a massive part of the Games and the remarkable skills of the snowboarders continue to wow the crowds. Ed Leigh and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas provide the commentary.

Short Track Speed Skating
Viewers can enjoy live coverage of a busy day of Short Track at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, including the Women's 500m final. But before that, Great Britain are in action in the Men's 5,000m relay. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly are the commentators.

Luge
It's the final day of competition in the Luge, the fastest sport on ice. The men's and women's individual medals have been decided and now it's the turn of the doubles. The gold looks destined for Germany or Italy, although veteran American pair Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin will be hoping to use their inside knowledge of the lightning-quick Whistler track to get among the medals. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
Shani Davis, the first African-American man to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, returns to defend the 1,000m title he won four years ago. Davis is the world record holder at this distance and won in style at the most recent World Cup meeting in Utah. Rob Walker provides the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Thursday 18 February – Day 7

WINTER OLYMPICS
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Thursday 18 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce a catch-up of the best of the overnight action as the Vancouver Winter Olympics continues.

Alongside news of the main stories making the headlines at the end of Day 6 of the Games, there's a look back at snowboarding sensation Shaun White defending his title in the Men's Halfpipe, Shani Davis going for gold in the Men's 1,000m Speed Skating, Great Britain taking on France in the Men's Curling, and all the drama from the Luge Doubles.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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WINTER OLYMPICS
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Thursday 18 February
11.20pm-6.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces further live coverage from Vancouver as the Winter Games continue. Tonight's schedule includes:

11.20pm Women's Curling
12.00midnight Women's Skeleton
12.40am Women's Curling
1.10am Women's Skeleton
2.00am Snowboarding
3.00am Men's Skeleton
3.25am Figure Skating
5.10am Men's Skeleton
5.35am Speed Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Skeleton
Skeleton produced Britain's only medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics and it will be a big disappointment if one of the GB sliders does not finish on the podium in Vancouver. Both the men's and the women's competitions start today with British hopes resting chiefly on Turin silver medallist Shelley Rudman and her off-ice partner Kristan Bromley, both of whom have a chance of taking gold in what could once again be Britain's most successful sport at the Games. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Figure Skating
Viewers can enjoy live coverage of the conclusion of the Men's Figure Skating competition. The free skate allows individual flair to come to the fore, so expect plenty of creative routines with some dazzling leaps and spins. Reigning champion Yevgeny Plushenko is the master of the quadruple jump, but the Russian is only just returning after an injury lay-off and his rivals are bound to have a few moves of their own with which to lay claim to gold. Sue Barker and Robin Cousins are in the commentary box.

Curling
Great Britain's Women's team, led by 19-year-old Eve Muirhead, face Russia in their latest group game. Muirhead was just 11 when Great Britain won gold in Salt Lake City, but she is being tipped to lead the current team to more glory in Vancouver. Steve Cram and Rhona Martin provide the commentary.

Snowboarding
The Women's Halfpipe Final comes live from Cypress Mountain. The last two Olympic champions, USA team-mates Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter, are strong contenders once again. But Torah Bright of Australia could spoil the American party, having won gold at last year's Winter X Games. Ed Leigh and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
The final of the Women's 1,000m could bring a welcome home gold for Canada. Christine Nesbitt won the most recent World Cup meeting in Utah last month, her fourth World Cup victory of the season at this distance. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly are the commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the red button and broadband.

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Friday 19 February

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Friday 19 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action, including the start of Shelley Rudman's bid for another medal in the Skeleton. There's also the conclusion of the Men's Figure Skating competition, spectacular snowboarding action in the Women's Halfpipe and the latest match for Great Britain's women in the Curling competition.

There's also other news from the seventh day of the Games.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Friday 19 February
7.00-9.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Kerrin Lee-Gartner for coverage of the Men's Super G, which begins at 7.30pm.

Combining the speed of the downhill and the technical skills of the giant slalom, the Men's Super G is decided on a single, dramatic run. World Champion Bode Miller was favourite four years ago but failed to finish. Can the American put that right this time?

Matt Chilton and Graham Bell provide the commentary.

Tonight's programme also has the latest news of British interest in the Curling competitions.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Friday 19 February
11.40pm-4.45am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding introduce the latest action from the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Tonight's timetable is as follows:

11.45pm Women's Skeleton
12.25am Women's Curling
12.55am Women's Skeleton
1.35am Figure Skating
2.20am Men's Skeleton
3.20am Figure Skating
3.50am Men's Skeleton
4.20am Figure Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Skeleton
The Skeleton competition concludes with the final two runs in the men's and the women's events. With the leaders going in reverse order, it promises to be a high-tension affair, especially as Great Britain have several medal hopes. Can Shelley Rudman upgrade the silver she won in Turin to gold in Vancouver? And can her partner, Kristan Bromley, make amends for the last Winter Olympics when he came fifth after being one of the favourites for victory?

Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Figure Skating
The Ice Dancing competition gets under way at the Pacific Coliseum and all British eyes will be on Scottish siblings Sinead and John Kerr, who are aiming to become Britain's first Olympic Figure Skating medallists since Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean 16 years ago.

Sue Barker and Robin Cousins provide the commentary.

Curling
Great Britain's women face a tough test against European champions Germany in their latest group game. The Germans are led by remarkable 44-year-old skip Andrea Schöpp, whose recent European gold was the seventh of her career.

Steve Cram and Rhona Martin provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Saturday 20 February – Day 9

WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Interactive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 20 February
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Sue Barker introduce highlights from the overnight action in Vancouver, including Britain's Shelley Rudman and Kristan Bromley going for gold in the Men's and Women's Skeleton. Great Britain's women curlers face European champions Germany in their latest group game and British figure skaters Sinead and John Kerr target a medal in the Ice Dancing.

The team also round up the other main stories dominating day eight of the Games.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 20 February
5.45-7.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Graham Bell for live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Vancouver, featuring:

6.00pm Women's Super G

Alpine Skiing
British hopes rest with Chemmy Alcott in this most demanding of disciplines. Lindsey Vonn of the USA has dominated the Super G on the World Cup circuit this season and could well become the first American to win gold in this event since Picabo Street in Nagano 12 years ago. Commentary comes from Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 20 February
7.30-9.15pm BBC HD

Clare Balding is joined by Graham Bell for further live coverage from the Vancouver Games, featuring:

7.30pm Ski Jumping Large Hill

Ski Jumping's spectacular Large Hill competition comes live from Whistler Olympic Park, where Thomas Morgenstern of Austria attempts to defend the title he won in Turin at the age of just 19.

Morgenstern faces stiff competition from several team-mates, including last season's World Cup winner Gregor Schlierenzauer. Simon Ammann of Switzerland, the 2002 Olympic champion, could spoil the Austrian party, having shone in this season's World Cup.

Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2010
Winter Olympics

Live event/outside broadcastInteractive TVHigh Definition programme
Saturday 20 February
12.00midnight-4.30am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Vancouver, featuring:

12.00midnight Ski Jumping
12.15am Curling
1.00am Bobsleigh
1.45am Short Track Live
2.15am Speed Skating
2.35am Bobsleigh
3.20am Short Track Speed Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Women's Curling
One of the highlights of tonight's coverage should be the live action from Great Britain's latest group game against the USA. Eve Muirhead's team will have to be on form against an experienced USA team who are desperate to make up for a poor showing at the 2006 Games. Commentary comes from Steve Cram and Rhona Martin, curling gold medallist at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Bobsleigh
The Bobsleigh competition gets under way at the Whistler Sliding Centre with the first two runs in the two-man bob. Germany's Andre Lange, who won the two-man and four-man titles in Turin, is back for more and few would bet against him adding to his incredible haul of 17 career world and Olympic medals. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Short Track
Skating action comes with live coverage of the Women's 1,500m and Men's 1,000m finals. In 2002, Australia's Stephen Bradbury memorably won the Men's 1,000m by taking advantage of a four-man crash on the final turn to move from last to first. The man who won silver on that occasion, Apolo Anton Ohno, is gunning for gold this time. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly are the commentators.

Ski Jumping
Ski Jumping is one of the most visually spectacular winter sports and the Games are in Canada for the first time since 1988, when Britain's Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards made headlines in the event. The medals in the Large Hill competition will be decided today and Austria's Thomas Morgenstern will be back to defend his title, although his young compatriot Gregor Schlierenzauer is the sport's rising star. Look out also for Simon Ammann, a Harry Potter lookalike who is back eight years after winning two Olympic golds in Salt Lake City. Paul Dickenson is the commentator.

Speed Skating
The Men's 1,500m final looks to be a two-way tussle between great American rivals Shani Davis, the world record holder at this distance, and Chad Hedrick. However, the same was said four years ago – only for Italian Enrico Fabris to come through and take a surprise gold in front of his home crowd. Commentary comes from Rob Walker.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel, and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 21 February – Day 10

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Sunday 21 February
1.00-3.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from the Vancouver Games, including the Women's 1,500m and Men's 1,000m finals in Short Track Speed Skating which have produced dramatic climaxes in the past. There's equally fast and furious action from the Whistler Sliding Centre with the heats of the Two-Man Bob; and there's Curling action as Great Britain's women take on the USA in their latest group game.

There is also news of all the other key events making the headlines from day nine.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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Sunday 21 February
5.45-7.30pm BBC HD

Clare Balding with Kerrin Lee-Gartner and Alain Baxter introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, featuring:

6.00pm Men's Giant Slalom

Alpine Skiing
Live coverage of the first run of the Men's Giant Slalom sees Switzerland's exciting world champion, Carlo Janka, looking to continue his fine form. Bode Miller, the 2002 silver medallist, has been near his brilliant best in recent weeks and should also feature strongly. The commentators are Matt Chilton and Graham Bell.

Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 21 February
8.00-10.15pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding with Kerrin Lee-Gartner and Alain Baxter introduces more live action from the Vancouver Games, featuring:

8.15pm Men's Ski Cross Final
9.30pm Men's Giant Slalom

Ski Cross
The first-ever Olympic Ski Cross final should be one to savour. Head-to-head racing on a Cypress mountain course with turns, bumps, jumps and rolls – all the ingredients are there to wow the large crowds. Commentary comes from Ed Leigh and Graham Bell.

Alpine Skiing
The Men's Giant Slalom boasts some great recent winners: Alberto Tomba of Italy won this event twice, and the remarkable Hermann Maier clinched gold in 1998 just days after a spectacular crash in the Downhill. Who will join them in the record books today? Matt Chilton is on hand to provide the answers.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 21 February
11.05pm-4.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the Olympic action in Vancouver, featuring:

11.05pm Bobsleigh
11.50pm Curling
1.00am Figure Skating
1.25am Speed Skating
1.45am Figure Skating
2.55am Ice Hockey
3.15am Figure Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Figure Skating
It's the Original Dance phase of the Ice Dancing competition, where couples perform to a prescribed rhythm, which in Vancouver will be folk/country dance. Watch out for British siblings Sinead and John Kerr, who have chosen a cowboy theme for their routine, which they dance to a Johnny Cash song. The commentators are Sue Barker and Robin Cousins.

Bobsleigh
The super-fast track at the Whistler Sliding Centre is the setting for the Two-Man Bobsleigh competition, which reaches its climax today. All eyes will be on German driver Andre Lange, who won both the two-man and four-man events in Turin and is looking for his fourth Olympic gold medal. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Curling
Tonight features coverage of Great Britain versus USA in the men's competition. The Americans won bronze at the 2006 Winter Olympics, their first-ever Olympic medal and their first in a major competition since 1978. Can David Murdoch's British team dent America's chances of more success in Vancouver? Steve Cram and Rhona Martin are the commentary team on hand to find out.

Ice Hockey
Tickets for Canada versus USA in the Men's Ice Hockey – one of the biggest events of the Games if you're Canadian – sold out months ago and, because it's the final group game, there could be a lot more than national pride at stake. Commentary comes from Bob Ballard and Brent Pope.

Speed Skating
Skating action features live coverage of the Women's 1,500m final. Four-time Olympic medallist Anni Friesinger is the reigning world champion and won this event in 2002. Now, at the age of 33, she's hoping to end her glittering career with another Olympic gold. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly commentate on the action.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Monday 22 February – Day 11

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Monday 22 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from the Vancouver Games, including Britain's Sinead and John Kerr skating in the Original Dance phase of the Ice Dancing competition. The Two-Man Bobsleigh competition reaches its climax at the Whistler Sliding Centre and the GB men's Curling team take on the 2006 bronze medallists, USA.

Plus there is a comprehensive round-up of the other headlines on day 10 of the Games.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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Monday 22 February
5.45-7.45pm BBC HD

Clare Balding with Graham Bell introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games, featuring:

6.00pm Ski Jumping LH Team

Ski Jumping
Austria's four-man team are strongly fancied to retain their Olympic title. At the prestigious Four Hills tournament held recently, Austria's ski jumpers took four of the top six positions and came close to claiming all three podium places. Paul Dickenson is the commentator.

Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Monday 22 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage from Vancouver of the Winter Olympics, featuring:

11.25pm Ski Jumping
12.00midnight Curling
12.50am Figure Skating
2.10am Ice Hockey
2.30am Figure Skating
3.55am Ice Hockey
4.15am Figure Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Figure Skating
BBC Two and BBC HD have live coverage as the Ice Dancing competition reaches its conclusion. It's now more than 25 years since the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo when Torvill and Dean wowed the world with their Bolero routine, which remains an iconic moment in British sport. Scottish brother and sister John and Sinead Kerr carry Team GB's hopes this year – a medal would be an amazing achievement but by no means impossible in what looks to be an open competition. Sue Barker and Robin Cousins provide the commentary.

Ski Jumping
The Ski Jumping at the Whistler Olympic Park concludes with the team event. Each team consists of four men who take it in turns to jump, with each counting towards his nation's final score. Austria are the defending champions and favourites to retain their title, with Finland their most likely challengers. Paul Dickenson is the commentator.

Curling
Denmark are the opposition for Great Britain's women in their latest Curling group game. Eve Muirhead's team can't afford any slip-ups against the Danes, who were silver medallists in the inaugural women's competition 12 years ago. Commentary comes from Steve Cram and Rhona Martin.

Ice Hockey
Coverage of the women's semi-finals features the formidable Canadians, who are going for a hat-trick of golds having won in Turin and Salt Lake City. Can the hosts keep their bid on track tonight? Bob Ballard and Brent Pope describe the action.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Tuesday 23 February – Day 12

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Tuesday 23 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action, including the conclusion of Figure Skating's Ice Dancing competition, with Scottish siblings Sinead and John Kerr hoping to get on the podium.

There are also highlights of Great Britain's women's Curling team's latest group game against Denmark and action from the Women's Ice Hockey semi-finals.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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Tuesday 23 February
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games from Vancouver, featuring:

7.00pm Curling

Great Britain's women face much-fancied hosts Canada in their final round-robin game. Britain beat Canada in the 2002 semi-final on their way to gold, but Eve Muirhead's team are the underdogs here. Steve Cram and Rhona Martin are the commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Tuesday 23 February
9.00-10.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding with Graham Bell introduces more live coverage of the Vancouver Games, featuring:

9.00pm Freestyle Skiing

There's skiing action with live coverage of the Women's Ski Cross final, which could bring hosts Canada a gold medal. World champion Ashleigh McIvor is a Whistler native and her local knowledge could prove decisive in what is bound to be a frenetic final. Commentary comes from Ed Leigh.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Tuesday 23 February
11.20pm-6.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces a night of live action from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver , featuring:

11.25pm Curling
1.00am Bobsleigh
1.45am Speed Skating
2.10am Bobsleigh
3.00am Figure Skating
5.00am Curling

Timings of events may alter.

Bobsleigh
It's off to the Whistler Sliding Centre where the first of the two days of the Women's Bobsleigh is taking place. Day One involves two runs and British fans will be anxious to see how Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke fare. The pair caused an upset when winning the 2009 world title and will be looking to prove that was no fluke. But up against them will be the German crew led by Sandra Kiriasis, who is the defending champion and one of the sport's dominant forces. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce are the commentators.

Curling
There is Curling action from the final day of the round-robin stages, with David Murdoch's British men's team facing 2002 gold medallists Norway. The top four teams advance to the semi-finals and Great Britain, the current world champions, will expect to be there. Commentary comes from Steve Cram and Rhona Martin.

Figure Skating
Elegance and athleticism go hand in hand in the Women's Figure Skating, which gets under way at the Pacific Coliseum today with the short programme. South Korea's Kim Yu-Na will start as favourite and the 19-year-old is sure to have extra support as she lives in Canada. Fellow teenager Mao Asada of Japan is back in form and could prove to be Kim's biggest obstacle to gold. Sue Barker and Robin Cousins provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
The Men's 10,000m final comes live from the Richmond Olympic Oval. World champion Sven Kramer is the strong gold medal favourite; the 23-year-old Dutch star is already a celebrity in Holland and looks set to create more headlines here. Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly are the commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Wednesday 24 February – Day 13

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Wednesday 24 February
2.00-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action from Vancouver, including Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke's opening runs in the Women's Bobsleigh.

It's also the start of the Ladies' Figure Skating and there's the latest from the GB men's Curling team's bid for gold – David Murdoch's World champions were playing Norway in their final group match.

Viewers can also catch up on news of the other stories making the headlines at the end of day 12 of the Games.

Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes and Matthew Pinsent provide the reports.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Wednesday 24 February
5.45-7.30pm BBC HD

Clare Balding introduces live coverage of the first run of the women's giant slalom, in Whistler, with Alain Baxter and Graham Bell, from 6pm.

The two Kathrins – Hoelzl, of Germany, and Zettel of Austria – have led the way in the World Cup this season. Can they make their mark on the biggest stage of all?

Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner are on hand to provide the commentary.

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Wednesday 24 February
9.00-10.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Clare Balding brings viewers further live action of the 14th Winter Olympic Games, from Vancouver, with Alain Baxter and Graham Bell.

There's live coverage of the alpine skiing and the second and final run of the women's giant slalom in Whistler. Defending champion Julia Mancuso has been struggling for form recently but would be a popular winner if she can reproduce her Turin form here. Matt Chilton and Kerrin Lee-Gartner are on hand to provide commentary.

Viewers can also catch up on news of the men's 4x10km relay in the cross country – an event won narrowly by Italy in front of their home fans four years ago. Commentary comes from Rob Walker.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Wednesday 24 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine brings viewers the latest action from the 14th Winter Olympic Games, in Vancouver, including ice hockey, bobsleigh, skating and skiing.

11.25pm – Ice hockey
12.15am – Speed skating
1.00am – Bobsleigh
1.45am – Short track speed skating
2.10am – Bobsleigh
3.00am – Short track speed skating
3.25am – Freestyle skiing
4.35am – Ice hockey

Timings of events may alter.

Bobsleigh
The Women's Bobsleigh competition reaches its final stages at the Whistler Sliding Centre. Britain's Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke are looking to add the Olympic title to the world crown they won last year, which would make them Britain's first Olympic bobsleigh champions since Anthony Nash and Robin Dixon struck gold in Innsbruck in 1964. But up against them is the mighty German Sandra Kiriasis, who has dominated the sport for much of the past decade.

The commentators are Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce.

Short Track
Live coverage of the women's 3,000m relay finals sees South Korea aiming for a fifth consecutive gold. The only other country to have won this event at the Olympics is Canada and they should push the mighty Koreans all the way in the Pacific Coliseum.

Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly provide the commentary.

Freestyle Skiing
Ed Leigh provides live commentary of the Women's Aerials finals, in which competitors perform spectacular, acrobatic jumps. Given their gymnastic prowess, it's no surprise that China have dominated this sport in recent years. Li Nina, the three-time reigning world champion, could well improve on the silver medal she won in 2006.

Ice Hockey
Viewers can watch live coverage of the men's quarter-finals, with top seeds Canada carrying the hopes of an expectant nation. Today's winners advance to Friday's semi-finals.

Bob Ballard and Brent Pope provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
The women's 5,000m final should feature the remarkable Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic. The 22-year-old just missed out on an Olympic medal when finishing fourth in Turin but she has dominated this distance since, winning three consecutive world titles.

Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly are on hand to provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Thursday 25 February – Day 14

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Thursday 25 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action, with Britain's Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke hoping to be on the podium in the Women's Bobsleigh. There's also spectacular freestyle skiing action with the Women's Aerials competition, the final of the Women's 3,000m relays in Short Track and highlights from the Men's Ice Hockey quarter-finals.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Thursday 25 February
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the women's semi-finals in the Curling competition. BBC commentator and Olympic gold medallist Rhona Martin knows exactly what's needed at this stage – she led Great Britain to victory over Canada in the 2002 Winter Olympics semi-finals.

Steve Cram and Rhona are tonight's commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Thursday 25 February
11.20pm-5.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding introduce all the overnight action in the Winter Olympics.

Tonight's timetable is expected to be as follows:

11.25pm Curling
1.00am Ice Hockey
2.00am Freestyle Skiing
3.00am Figure Skating

Timings of events may alter.

Curling
There's live coverage of the men's semi-finals in the Curling competition. At the start of the tournament, Great Britain were hopeful of a medal. Who will the finalists be after today's matches?

Commentators are Steve Cram and Rhona Martin.

Ice Hockey
There's also live coverage of the women's final in the Ice Hockey competition. This is one of the hottest tickets at Vancouver 2010, with the Canadians strongly backed to retain their Olympic title.

Commentators are Bob Ballard and Brent Pope.

Freestyle Skiing
China's dominance in the Men's Aerials looks set to continue with Han Xiaopeng, who became an instant celebrity in China after winning gold four years ago, back to defend his Olympic crown.

Ed Leigh provides the commentary.

Figure Skating
Tonight's programme also sees live coverage as the medals are decided in the Women's Figure Skating. Teenager Kim Yu-Na is hoping to become the first South Korean to win an Olympic Figure Skating medal – but will the pre-Games favourite be denied by Japanese rival Mao Asada, who is aiming to emulate compatriot Shizuka Arakawa, who won gold in Turin?

Sue Barker and Robin Cousins provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Friday 26 February – Day 15

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Friday 26 February
1.45-3.45pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker introduce the best of the overnight action, including a feast for Figure Skating fans as the medals are decided in the ladies' competition. No less dramatic are the Men's Aerials finals in Freestyle Skiing, and there's huge Canadian interest in the women's Ice Hockey final – one of the hottest tickets in town.

With news of the Men's Curling semi-finals too, it really was an action-packed night of Olympic action.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband and iPlayer.

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Friday 26 February
7.00-8.00 BBC TWO and BBC HD

Hazel Irvine introduces live coverage of the women's bronze play-off in the Curling competition. With an Olympic medal at stake, both teams will have to put the disappointment of their semi-final defeats behind them, as Canada did four years ago to win the bronze in Turin.

Steve Cram and Rhona Martin provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Friday 26 February
8.30-10.00pm BBC THREE

Clare Balding is joined by Graham Bell for live coverage of the Snowboarding competition.

There's live coverage of the Women's Parallel Giant Slalom Final, as the two finalists go head to head down the Cypress Mountain course. The Swiss claimed gold in both the women's and men's finals four years ago, with Daniela Meuli winning the women's prize.

Ed Leigh provides the commentary.

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Friday 26 February
11.35pm-5.00am BBC TWO and HD

Hazel Irvine and Alain Baxter introduce all the latest action from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Tonight's timetable includes:

11.35pm Bobsleigh/Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding
12.15am Ice Hockey
12.45am Curling
2.00am Short Track Speed Skating
2.30am Ice Hockey
2.45am Short Track Speed Skating
3.00am Ice Hockey
3.15am Short Track Speed Skating
3.35am Ice Hockey
3.50am Short Track Speed Skating
4.15am Ice Hockey

Timings of events may alter.

Bobsleigh/Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding
There's coverage of the Women's Slalom from Whistler, with Swedish star Anja Paerson defending her Olympic crown. The 28-year-old plans to retire at the end of the season and would love to sign off with a third Olympic slalom medal.

There's also action from the Women's PGS Snowboarding final and the first two runs of the Four-Man Bobsleigh.

Curling
There's also live coverage of the Women's Curling Final which, given the sport's popularity in Canada, has been sold out for months. The Canadian team won the gold medal when curling made its Olympic debut in 1998. Who will be crowned champions tonight?

Commentators for this event are Steve Cram and Rhona Martin.

Ice Hockey
Coverage of the men's Ice Hockey semi-finals comes from the Canada Hockey Place. With a capacity of just under 20,000, it should be an atmosphere to savour, especially if the Canadian hockey team can deliver on the big stage.

Bob Ballard and Brent Pope provide the commentary.

Short Track
The final day of Short Track features the Men's 500m, Women's 1,000m and Men's 5,000m Relay finals. Apolo Anton Ohno is back to defend his 500m title, having set an Olympic record to win in style four years ago.

Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly provide the commentary.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel and digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Saturday 27 February – Day 16

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Saturday 27 February
12.00noon-1.30pm BBC TWO and BBC HD
11.30am-1.00pm BBC HD only

Hazel Irvine and Sue Barker offer viewers a chance to catch up with the best of the overnight action, including the Women's Curling final, three gold medal races from the final day of the Short Track Speed Skating and the Men's Ice Hockey semi-finals. Team GB get their Four-Man Bobsleigh campaign under way at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. Digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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Saturday 27 February
7.00pm-2.00am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker and Clare Balding are joined by Kerrin Lee Gartner and Alain Baxter for further coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Tonight's timetable is expected to be as follows:

7.00pm Curling
8.00pm Alpine Skiing
8.30pm Snowboarding
9.50pm Alpine Skiing
10.15pm Bobsleigh
11.25pm Speed Skating
11.55pm Curling

Timings of events may alter.

Curling
The medals are decided in the Men's Curling tournament. David Murdoch's Great Britain won the World Championship last year but who will come away with the Olympic title?

Commentary comes from Steve Cram and Rhona Martin.

Alpine Skiing
The Men's Slalom is an event to savour but it also has unhappy memories for British fans. Scotland's Alain Baxter thought he had won bronze in 2002, only to be stripped of the medal for failing a drugs test. The offending item was an illegal nasal spray and the man promoted into third place, Benjamin Raich, is the favourite for gold today in Vancouver.

Matt Chilton and Graham Bell provide the commentary.

Snowboarding
There's live coverage of the Men's PGS final, with Switzerland's Philipp Schoch going for a third successive gold in this event. Four years ago he beat his brother, Simon, in the final.

Ed Leigh provides the commentary.

Bobsleigh
Whistler Sliding Centre is the venue for the Four-Man Bobsleigh, which is entering its second and final day. German driver Andre Lange will be aiming to win his third consecutive four-man Olympic title, having struck gold in both Salt Lake City and Turin.

Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce provide the commentary.

Speed Skating
The Men's and Women's Team Pursuit finals are set to bring the Speed Skating to a dramatic conclusion. Canada won silver in both finals four years ago – can they give the home crowd a gold this time?

Commentatary comes from Hugh Porter and Wilf O'Reilly.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Saturday 27 February
2.45-5.30am BBC HD

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the men's bronze medal match from Canada Hockey Place. With an Olympic medal at stake, the teams will have to put their semi-final defeats behind them quickly.

Bob Ballard and Brent Pope provide the commentary.

Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 28 February – Day 17

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Sunday 28 February
12.00noon-2.00pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker introduces the best of the overnight action, including a pulsating end to the Four-Man Bobsleigh, highlights of the Men's Curling final and the Men's Ice Hockey bronze medal match, ahead of today's big final.

The programme also features all the other main stories on the penultimate day of the games.

Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes and Matthew Pinsent are the reporters/commentators.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. Digital viewers can access more coverage of today's events via BBCi on the Red button, broadband and iPlayer.

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Sunday 28 February
8.00-10.55pm BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker introduces coverage as the last of the 86 gold medals is decided with the final of the men's Ice Hockey. It's 30 years since the hosts won the men's hockey gold but whether or not Canada are involved tonight, it is guaranteed to be a massive occasion.

Commentary comes from Bob Ballard and Brent Pope.

This programme is also available on the BBC HD channel. Digital viewers can access more live coverage of events via BBCi on the Red button and broadband.

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Sunday 28 February
1.00-3.45am BBC TWO and BBC HD

Sue Barker introduces live coverage of the Closing Ceremony from the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, which promises to bring the 17 days of Olympic action to a memorable conclusion.

As the Olympic flame is extinguished, the Olympic flag is passed on to the Russian city of Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Games.

Hazel Irvine and Kerrin Lee-Gartner provide the commentary.

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