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11 Feb 2018
Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
PyeongChang 2018

Today at PyeongChang 2018: Sunday 11 February

A total of six golds will be contested on day three in PyeongChang: in snowboard, cross-country skiing, speed skating, luge, freestyle skiing and biathlon.

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Snowboard, men's and women's slopestyle: 10:00 and 13:30 local time

The 12 competitors in the slopestyle finals will have two runs to impress the judges, with only their best score being counted to determine the final results. Snowboard slopestyle featured for the first time at Sochi 2014 and draws many parallels with the brand new big air discipline, so don't be surprised to see some of today's finalists back in action on Alpensia's big ramp on 23-24 February. The men are up first on the Bokwang Phoenix Park course in the morning, with the women starting their competition in the afternoon and contesting their final on 12 February.

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Cross-country skiing, men's 15km and 15km skiathlon: 15:15 local time

The men's event consists of four 3.84km laps in the classical style, a 'pit stop' to change skis as quickly as possible, then four laps of the 3.77km Alpensia cross-country skiing course using the freestyle or skating technique. The first course has an elevation of 138m, while the second rises to 151m, and the winner is expected to cross the line in approximately one hour 18 minutes.

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Speed skating, men's 5000m: 16:00 local time 

The skaters race this event in pairs, with the winners those who complete the 12.5 laps of the Gangneung Oval in the fastest time. 2014 saw a Dutch clean sweep, and gold medallist Sven Kramer has continued to dominate the distance in the build-up to PyeongChang 2018, going unbeaten throughout the 2017 World Cup season. However, his compatriots, along with Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen and the host nation's contingent will all be looking to take his crown.

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Men's luge, runs 3 and 4: 18:50 local time

With the first two runs completed yesterday, today will see the final two runs on the ice track at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Alpensia. Double Olympic gold medallist Felix Loch – champion in 2010 and 2014 – is favourite to win again and seal an extraordinary hat-trick.

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Freestyle skiing, ladies' moguls: 19:30 and 21:00 local time

The women's moguls final consists of three rounds. The top 10 initial qualifiers join a further 10 qualifiers from the extra round on 9 February to face off in the first round. The top 12 battle it out in the second run for one of six places in the 'super-final' and a place on the podium. The judges award marks based on the quality of turns, jumps and time taken. Canadian sisters Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe achieved a memorable one-two at Sochi 2014 and have remained at the top ever since.

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Biathlon, men's 10km sprint: 20:15 local time

The sprint is the shortest biathlon event, with two stops at the shooting lane (one prone, one standing), with each missed target incurring a 150m penalty. The sprint results will also determine the running order for the pursuit, in which the sprint winner will be the first to start. France's Martin Fourcade is the man to beat, with the Norwegians and Germans likely to mount the main challenge.

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Elsewhere at the Games...

The figure skating team event continues with the ice dance, pairs free skating and women's single skating short programmes. This competition began on 9 February and will conclude tomorrow, with the men's single, women's single and ice dance free programmes. There are two sessions today in the new mixed curling event – the seventh and final round robin matches where eight teams play for the last time, before the tie-breaker games that will split any teams level on points and determine the complete semi-final line-up. The women's ice hockey competition continues, with Finland v USA and Canada v Olympic Athletes from Russia in Group A of the preliminary round.

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