Winter Olympics Daily Schedule on Wednesday: Mikaela Shiffrin's shot at history finally begins
Events, times, highlights and British prospects on day five at the 23rd Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
WEDNESDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS (all times GMT)
Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom
- 1:10 & 4:45
- British hopes: Alex Tilley, Charlie Guest
Curling - Men & Women Round Robin
- 00:05, 05:05 and 11:05
- British hopes: Team Smith and Team Muirhead
THE MAIN EVENT
It is a bit difficult to be a multiple gold medallist in any sport, but opportunity knocks for Mikaela Shiffrin at the age of 22.
The teenage Shiffrin won gold in slalom in Sochi to become the youngest slalom champion in the history of the Games. She said then she hoped to win five golds at PyeongChang 2018.
But at least three would seem possible. She starts as favourite in the slalom, giant slalom and alpine combined. She could also win the downhill and super-G if she decides five is a possibility.
Her bid to create history begins early on Wednesday morning following weather delays over the weekend. You wouldn't want to miss it.
POSSIBLE HEADLINE MAKER
In the halfpipe final all eyes will be on Shaun White, who was in blistering form during the qualifying on Tuesday. White, who landed a perfect 100 score earlier in the season, is returning to form at the perfect time and will be looking to secure gold in Wednesday's final.
However it's going to be an intensely fought final. Scotty James of Australian and Japan's Ayumu Hirano both topped the qualifying leaderboard at one stage and they will both believe they can challenge White.
Eve Muirhead and Kyle Smith will lead their teams into the action as the women's and men's round robin matches get underway in the curling. Team Smith face Switzerland first and end the day against Canada. Team Muirhead faces the Olympic Athletes from Russia in the middle session of the day.
Amanda Lightfoot is also in action as during the 15km in the biathlon.
WEDNESDAY'S SCHEDULE - Day 5, Wednesday February 14
Alpine Skiing — Ladies' Slalom
- British hopes: Alex Tilley and Charlie Guest
Biathlon - Women's 15km Individual
- British hopes: Amanda Lightfoot
Curling — Women and Men's Round Robin
- Men Session 1 - 00:05
- Women Session 1 - 05:05
- Men Session 2 - 11:05
- British hopes: Team Smith & Team Muirhead
Figure Skating - Pair's Short Program
Ice Hockey - Women's Group B matches & Men's Group B matches
- Women Group B - 03:10 & 07:40
- Men Group B - 12:10
Luge - Doubles
- Run 1 - 11:20
- Run 2 - 12:30
Nordic Combined - Individual Gundersen NH/10km
- Ski Jumping Trial Round - 04:45
- Ski Jumping Competition Round - 06:00
- Cross-Country - 08:45
Snowboarding - Men's Halfpipe
- Final Run 1 - 01:30
- Final Run 2 - 02:00
- Final Run 3 - 02:30
Speed Skating - Ladies' 1,000m