Day 9, Part 2

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Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

Jonathan Edwards presents further live action from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Speedskating is one of the most popular sports in the Netherlands, and reigning 1,500m Olympic champion Ireen Wust is one of their biggest medal hopes in Sochi. The 27-year-old is heading to her third Olympic Games, and already has three medals to her name - including two golds. Her biggest rivals are likely to be Canada's Christine Nesbitt and another Dutchwoman, Marrit Leenstra.

Biathlon is one of the toughest winter sports, and requires incredible levels of strength, endurance and composure. Competitors have to be both excellent cross-country skiers and crack shots with the rifle - any missed targets at the shooting range will cost them time. The 15km mass start event was won by Russia's Evgeny Ustyugov at the last Olympic Games, and he will be hoping for a repeat performance on home soil in Sochi. However, in-form Frenchman Martin Fourcade, who claimed silver in Vancouver, will also be a name to watch out for.

12.30 Live men's ice hockey - Russia v Slovakia
15.00 Live speedskating - women's 1,500m final
15.40 Live biathlon - men's 15km mass start.


Jonathan Edwards
Kelly Faulkner
Stephen Lyle


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