Making its Olympic bow, the men’s ski slopestyle is sure to serve up plenty of thrills and spills at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Next on the day’s menu is cross-country skiing and the women’s 10km classic, followed by a double bill of women’s speed skating with the short track 500m taking place at the Iceberg Skating Palace and the 1,000m event at the Adler Arena. Next it’s biathlon and the men’s 20km individual at the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Centre, with the all-new mixed luge team relay bringing the day to an exciting close at the Sanki Sliding Centre.
Biathlon is a gruelling sport, often rewarding the stamina and endurance that come with experience. Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen first laid down a marker at the unusually young age of 20, with a sixth place finish in the mass start at Turin 2006. Now, with more experience and a number of World Cup wins under his belt, he returned to the Olympic arena as a strong contender for multiple medals.