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ROCK MUSIC

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Glorious slalom skiing from Marcel

Hirscher.

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Natalie Geisenberger has won gold.

A

phenomenal run from Chloe Kim. Wow.

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At last, Marcel Hirscher is an

Olympic champion.

Christie up the

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inside line. In her quest for gold,

Elise Christie ends up on the floor

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again.

Contrasting emotions of sport

at the highest level. The good news

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this morning is that Elise

Christie's tears have turned into

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motivation. As she said on social

media, onwards and upwards. She will

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be back on Saturday for the heats

and hopefully the final of the 1500

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metres.

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There is no elbowing -

we hope - in curling,

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but plenty of shouting and brushing.

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It's all about accuracy and tactics

and Britain have strong

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teams in both the men's

and the women's competitions.

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Let's glide into action.

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MUSIC: Albatross by Fleetwood Mac.

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I think you could be lulled into a

false sense of security with

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curling. It can seem so calming but

in fact it's incredibly intense.

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That's the arena -

or the "house" in curling terms -

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we are going to be spending a lot

of time there over

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the next 12 days or so.

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Back in 2002, 6 million people

stayed up until past midnight to see

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Rhona Martin skip GB to gold -

now Rhona Howie, the canny, calm,

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commander of curling,

is with us this morning.

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She delivered that Stone of destiny

to win great British gold in the

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curling. Good morning, and we have

the bubbling force of nature Chemmy

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Alcott alongside me.

You totally

inspired me. I was staying in Ogden

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for the Alpine events and you blew

me away with your focus and nerves

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of steel. I was so surprised you are

so nice because on that day you

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were, I have got this, I will bring

it home.

Let's live it again.

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It's on its way! So much depending

on 1's stone. It needs to be

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absolutely perfect. It needs to be

right in the centre of the house.

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It's looking good. She's done it!

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Its Olympic gold for Great Britain.

You will never see a better stone

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under greater pressure.

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Dougie Donnelly talking about the

pressure. What were you saying to

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yourself in that moment?

I'm glad I

couldn't hear him! You are so

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focused and have done all the

psychological training over the

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years so you are focused on the job

in hand you have to do and you don't

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know what the crowd is shouting. You

don't hear any of it. You are so

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focused. For me as a skip, all I

want is a shot to play to win. The

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team played the end perfectly to

give me the opportunity. If I hadn't

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done it then I would have been in

trouble from them. I had the

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opportunity, so I was happy.

What

age did you start curling? Eve

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Muirhead, the current skipper, she

was barely walking.

I wanted a hobby

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for the weekend when I left school.

It wasn't an Olympic medal sport

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when I started playing it.

It has

been in 1924, but then went out and

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didn't come back until 1998.

As soon

as it came back in, I thought, I

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want that.

And now you have the gold

medal. We will talk about plenty

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more later in the programme. We have

had a moment of history in South

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Korea

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had a moment of history in South

Korea with United Korean team in ice

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hockey doing this...

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A good chance of a goal, and they've

done it! Korea have scored their

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first ever goal in Olympic ice

hockey tournament. And this arena

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stands, they wave their flights.

Randy Griffin, what a moment it is.

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Griffin battled and battled. In the

end it slip through, not a thing of

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beauty, but a moment of history for

this combined Korean team. Whether

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you are from the north or south, you

will be on your feet cheering that

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goal.

STUDIO: Their last group game

against near neighbours Japan, and

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you can see the North Korean

cheerleaders are there in force. Can

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Korea score again? Let's rejoin Seth

and Kent. COMMENTATOR: They are

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giving it everything they can. They

have gone so close. It was North

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Korea who went the

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Korea who went the closest, they

have Japan rocking. -- it was a

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North Korean who went closest. They

are doing what they can to level

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things up, and are playing

brilliantly. They beat them 8-0 in

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their opening two games. Today they

have been electric, Kent.

They have

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been remarkable. The head coach

Sarah Murray has said to embrace the

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final 20 minutes and do whatever you

can to make it as memorable as

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possible and Korea is doing that in

the third period.

The Koreans

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wearing the blue shirts against

Japan. These two already missed out

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on a quarterfinal place. This is for

bragging rights in Asian ice hockey.

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Something the Koreans would love to

have. This would be a real step

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forward, as Griffin, the

goal-scorer, steps towards the zone.

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Just to put this in perspective,

Seth, if Korea could come back, and

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it looks like they will take a

penalty here, if they came back to

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win this game it would be the

equivalent of a gold medal for

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Korea. To win a game at these

Olympics would be massive. But they

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have some work ahead of them. They

will go to the penalty box. Randi

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Griffin is would

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Griffin is would wondering whether

she will be taking a penalty.

It's

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not a Korean name but it's a name

that will go down in Korean sporting

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history, Griffin. Just a couple of

weeks before the start of the

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tournament there was a political

deal done. You see the penalty on

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Griffin for interference. There was

a deal done politically that the

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North Korean and South Korean

women's teams would play together.

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And the IOC would allow the roster

to be extended to include 12 North

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Korean players. It was agreed three

of them would be North Korean in

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every game, at least three of them

would be. These teams are going in

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different directions in women's

hockey. The North Koreans have been

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up there but are on their way down.

The South Koreans have invested

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money in their programme and are

going in and upwards trajectory.

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They got promoted at the last World

Championship. Randi Griffin takes

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the penalty box.

It was an enormous

announcement. It sent waves

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throughout the sporting and

political worlds. And how the

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unified Korean team has unified

those waters has been exemplary.

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They are down to their final ten

minutes of these games.

Japan have

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possession again. The power play.

They escaped with five out skaters

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to four and they will try to use

that play advantage.

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Japan have it on the blue line. It's

put towards the net. A good blocking

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save from the net keeper, who has

stayed controlled on the rebound is.

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Korea trying to clear.

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Japan holding the zone. The captain

into the side of the net. Couldn't

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finish it off. Japan were leading

2-0 before Korea hit back. Trying

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again with another opportunity that

might put it to bed. A great block.

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The Koreans putting everything on

the line here. Brilliant from Park.

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Japan with 20 more seconds of a

player advantage. It goes all the

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way through and Japan have it. In

the power play.

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the power play. Not quite smashing

Korean hearts into smithereens, but

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certainly giving them a good shot

here. Japan should now be on their

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way towards a first ever victory in

a match at an Olympic Games. It

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could well now be out of reach of

the Koreans.

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the Koreans.

Wonderful puck movement

from team Japan. Two Japanese

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players in front of the net causing

havoc for the Korean netminder. It

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was a blast through everybody, right

through the ice, getting between the

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legs of the Korean goalie.

So what

do the Koreans have here? Can they

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go any more gung ho than they have

already done?

I think they have to

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go the exact same way. Getting three

goals in one game is a pretty tall

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order, but they have had their

chances. They will get a few more

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before this eight minutes is up.

Japan with Toko, almost with a

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chance to finish it off. Toko tries

again herself. It will be taken

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away.

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away. A good save download from

Shin, who has had a terrific game.

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Making some great saves in this one.

That's fired too high. Korea will

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try to force this over the line.

Kubo does enough.

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Kubo does enough. Griffin trying to

help it on its way.

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help it on its way.

You talk about

the differences between Japan and

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Korea, and it's the presence of a

heavy duty points shot.

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heavy duty points shot. The shot on

the third goal, careered Dulac that.

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-- Korea do lack that.

This arena

will not stop making any noise. The

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atmosphere has been so good. What a

pass and what a save. That was

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incredible.

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incredible. Hori picked out the pass

to the back door and somehow Shin

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Sojung spread herself out to make

the save.

It might be the save of

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the tournament, absolutely

remarkable from the Korean

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netminder. Down and out, and she

flings her blocker to keep the puck

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away.

Worked out of the zone by the

Koreans. And now they have to go

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back.

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It will be a penalty against Japan

with Kim Un Hyang taken down. A

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raised eyebrow.

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The coach tries to give his players

some experience playing in Olympic

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Games. You see Jun take a breather

as she gets a break.

This is the

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penalty. The

Pressure on the

backside and then the right skate up

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ending Kim. Here is the save. Just

got it with her shoulder. Would have

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been a question whether that was

going to go in or not. But it was a

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beautiful pass. Here is the long

shot right through everybody.

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Slipping under the pad of Shin and

the bow of respect after the goal.

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Good shot and it was through a lot

of legs. The save 37 of 40. Good

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stats that for the Korean net

minder. It has been a great game. If

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it stays like this for the remainder

it still has been a really good

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exhibition of women's ice hockey.

Maybe not had some of the skill of

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the other games we have seen, but

it's made up for it with everything

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else.

Both teams giving it

everything they have got. Especially

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Korea. Just playing with terrific

emotion as well.

Offside given as

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Park tried to cut all the way across

the blue line.

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the blue line.

Sarah Murray, you

wonder how hard and how fast her

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heart is beating right now. Looks

pretty calm on the inside. We will

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talk about the athletes, we talk

about their experience, but what a

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thrill for the coaching staff and

especially Sarah Murray, what she

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has had to navigate through over the

past month.

You feel like there is a

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film to be made in this somewhere

down the line. Korea still on that

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power play, but can't do enough with

it.

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65 seconds of one player advantage.

Six on five, five or four they skate

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to should I say. You only count the

out skaters. You don't worry about

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the goalies.

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The Koreans digging in. A big

deflection. It was taken out of the

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air, wouldn't have counted, it was

off a high stick of Im.

Much better

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job by the Koreans, winning that

battle. You see this puck gets

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deflected up. You can't touch the

puck with your stick above your

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shoulders. That was close, but the

referee had already called it a high

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stick. Anywhere around the chest is

fine. But above the shoulders is a

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no-no.

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It is outside the lines. Not able to

keep it in this time was Jun.

Japan

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cause problems for Korea when

they're so aggressive on the power

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play. They're overloading on the

puck side and it was too much. The

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puck came inches over the blue line,

but that's enough. To be called

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offside and a face-off to take place

outside of Japanese territory.

Good

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skating into the zone, back to full

strength, the penalty expires.

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You hear the decibels rise every

time there is an opportunity.

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time there is an opportunity. Japan

maybe looking for one more insurance

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marker. Korea will keep working and

now they will come forward with a

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bit of speed.

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Kubo should finish it. Misses the

net. What an opportunity that was.

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Taka went hard to the ice. That is a

long range effort that goes into the

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glove and gets a bit feisty as the

whistle blows. We're into the

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closing stages. She will be part of

a pub quiz question somewhere down

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the line as to who was beaten for

the first ever Korean ice hockey

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goal. Shin has had had a great game.

Yes, I love the passing from Team

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Japan. Taka tries to go high glove.

Just a little too excited and misses

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on the far side.

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on the far side. Jung taking a lock

on the big screen at her work. It

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has been a busy evening for her. She

has been really solid. Only three

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goals surrendered up until now.

Some

set plays being drawn out on the

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board. What they're looking for is

something from the face-off. If they

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can look at something here, they're

looking for a structure. There you

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go. You can see what they're trying

to explain here.

They want No 3, at

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the top at the blue line. We have

said that is the hardest shot. You

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saw him look up at the clock and I'm

sure they're going to pull the net

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minder when it gets down to a minute

and a half and he was directing

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where the sixth skater is going to

go once they come out on to the ice.

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There is Koike, one goal, one

assist. And they have already pulled

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the net minder. So six attackers

against five for Korea. It all

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starts with the face-off, you need

that puck possession and try to move

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it around from there.

Japan have the

opportunity if they get any puck

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possession to throw this at

ununguarded net. -- at ununguarded

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net.

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That goes wide and it will be an

icing call. This is like a game of

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jeopardy, if you are the Japanese

theme, you have that carrot of the

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empty net, but the stick of icing

the puck and giving away a face-off.

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The rule is if you're up by two,

you're not too worried about icing

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the puck, because you have that

cushion. But typically if it is just

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a one-goal lead, you do not want to

ice it. That stops the puck and

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allows the team to set up their

face-off play.

Japan try and

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overload and it is helped away.

Ukita with an empty net. You can

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stick this one in the books - Japan

are going to skate to victory over

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Korea. But it has been a way more

difficult game than they could have

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imagined. Ukita returns from

suspension and makes the most of the

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unguarded net.

Just taking too much

time to decide where to move that

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puck. Ukita is just a good skater.

Was able to take away her pass. And

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then skate on to the empty net.

You're right, Seth, I don't think

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going into this one Japan thought it

would take an empty net for them to

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have a huge sigh of relief. But with

a minute and 27 left, I think Japan

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can know they're skating to their

first Olympic victory.

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We knew this was going to be an

historic day, turns out we have had

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our cake and eaten it! Because the

Koreans have done so much. Can they

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get one more? That would have been a

cherry on top of this performance.

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They have worked ever so hard in

this game. Japan the better side,

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hands down. But the Koreans have

made it very difficult, as Japan

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come in. Here is Kubo. The final 30

seconds. Shin will grab hold of that

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gratefully.

Japan definitely the

better side, ranked No 9 in the

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world, Korea at No 22. You look at

Japan taking Sweden 2-1 and taking

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Switzerland 3-1. Both teams beating

the Korean side by 8-0 scores. We

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saw terrific effort from Korea.

Feeding off telephone crowd and off

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everyone else. And another offensive

zone face-off for the Koreans. Still

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fixtures to come for both of these

sides. You play for the minor

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placings in the Olympics.

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Japan know they're 10 seconds away.

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Can they score one more? Time will

run out. And it is game over.

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History-makers, Japan skate to a

first Olympic victory. Whilst Korea

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get their first ever goal. It was

played in a sensational atmosphere.

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Two teams that never gave up, never

gave in, never backed down and both

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in the end got their just rewards,

but it is the name of that girl

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Randy Griffin who will take the

applause. She is the history-maker

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for a Korean perspective and it

could have been so much closer.

A

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wonderful moment for hockey in

general, for this unified Korean

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team, as both clubs shake hands.

Korea getting the goal. Japan

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getting the victory in a hard-fought

game. Sensational goaltending from

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the Korean side and there is

Griffin, the goal scorer, the

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Harvard Grad. Putting the whole

nation of Korea on their feet.

She

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will be heading to Duke University

soon to go and continue her studies,

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but this was an opportunity she

didn't want to pass up. And goodness

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me, she won't over pass up an

opportunity like this again in her

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life. It was phenomenal for Randy

Griffin. That goal made it three.

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She finished that one off from

range. Still there was plenty of

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pressure on and the North Koreans,

they went close before Ukita sealed

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things for Japan. First Olympic

victory for them on a sensational

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day. Bows all around. As Japan

finish 4-1 victors here.

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STUDIO: Wonderful shots of Korean

teams thanking their fans and

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everybody who got the hottest ticket

in town. Everyone said they were

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trying to get a ticket to the ice

hockey, because they felt it was

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such an important moment. Great to

see them score their first goal as a

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united Korea team. Here what is is

coming up this morning.

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All new team had a tense match with

Switzerland. They're back on the ice

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soon. Eve Muir head is an old hand

at this now.

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at this now. At 31 Shaun White

attempts to win the title for the

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third time. And Wust aims for a six

gold in speed skating. Next all

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things curling.

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We will see whether Ireen Wust can

make a bit more history. And curling

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will continue over on BBC One,

starting on the red button, before

0:30:340:30:38

we pick it up on BBC One.

0:30:380:30:41

The schedule continues to be

disrupted and sadly alpine events

0:30:430:30:47

were cancelled again. The women's

slalom postponed until Friday and

0:30:470:30:51

the women's biathlon also offer. The

gang

0:30:510:31:01

gang Olympic Park had to be

evacuated for safety as well. That's

0:31:010:31:05

very unusual.

Those weather gods are

destroying the alpine so far. But

0:31:050:31:11

everybody has to keep their heads

up. It's the Olympics, we will run

0:31:110:31:15

the events. You rarely cancel an

event for good. We will squeeze it

0:31:150:31:19

in somewhere and we will have bumper

days on Thursday and Friday in

0:31:190:31:22

Alpine with men and women racing

both days. The forecast is looking

0:31:220:31:27

good, but it's brutal. The girls are

preparing every day, waking up and

0:31:270:31:31

getting ready for the event, and

then having to release and rest

0:31:310:31:35

again. It's so hard to have that

intensity and then back off.

We will

0:31:350:31:40

look at what the timetable is meant

to be now and it will mean doubling

0:31:400:31:44

up events on

0:31:440:31:44

to be now and it will mean doubling

up events on certain days. It's a

0:31:440:31:48

boost for TV viewers and spectators.

0:31:480:31:57

It's great sport.

Amazing.

What is

the weather forecast saying?

It

0:31:590:32:05

looks good. We thought the American

Michaela Shifrin might come away

0:32:050:32:12

with something, but the programme

for her will be stacked. She will

0:32:120:32:18

have giant slalom, then slalom and

then super-g within three days. It

0:32:180:32:25

takes a lot of adaptability to

change discipline like that. She is

0:32:250:32:32

adaptable, but she will have a lot

more challenges than we thought.

And

0:32:320:32:35

if she had any fall then she will

have no recovery time because there

0:32:350:32:39

are no days off any more.

The days

off where we don't see them racing

0:32:390:32:44

now our training runs on the hills,

so they can learn about the terrain

0:32:440:32:49

on the downhills and the airtime

they need.

Chemmy knows all things

0:32:490:32:55

about winter sports, so we will have

another question and answer session

0:32:550:33:02

with her. Use the hashtag AskChemmy.

Bronze medallists in Sochi, the

0:33:020:33:18

women's curling team, Eve Muirhead

is the skip. What did you make of

0:33:180:33:20

their match against OAR?

The first

game is great. The first game they

0:33:200:33:28

came out, they were nervous and you

could tell, it's their first game of

0:33:280:33:32

the Olympics, whether they have

0:33:320:33:33

could tell, it's their first game of

the Olympics, whether they have been

0:33:330:33:34

out or not, it's still

nerve-racking. But very clinical

0:33:340:33:37

performance, plain bread and butter

shots very well, putting pressure on

0:33:370:33:41

the athletes from Russia. They

really had a convincing win.

How

0:33:410:33:47

important is in your first game to

demolish the opposition?

To be

0:33:470:33:51

honest, I don't even think the

scoreline matters, it's the win or a

0:33:510:33:56

loss. In their head, a win's win. It

moves them up the scoreboard. It

0:33:560:34:04

doesn't matter if it is 10-9 or

10-2. They will have got used the

0:34:040:34:10

ice conditions, which are good. You

can tell the Olympic Athletes from

0:34:100:34:15

Russia struggled with the ice today

and were not making shots. They are

0:34:150:34:20

an experienced team, winning gold at

the European Championships, but they

0:34:200:34:23

have struggled with the ice. But the

great British girls were on it from

0:34:230:34:27

the word go bust up we can remind

you of the teams and how they line

0:34:270:34:31

up.

You will see a repetition of

certain surnames with the Muirhead

0:34:310:34:36

family strongly represented.

0:34:360:34:47

Good juniors, or making the Olympic

debuts. That's the men's team. The

0:34:490:34:58

women are very familiar. They took

bronze in Sochi, and won the

0:34:580:35:02

European title in 2017 and took

bronze at the World Championships.

0:35:020:35:06

They know each other,

0:35:060:35:07

bronze at the World Championships.

They know each other, so how

0:35:070:35:09

important is that, to be with people

you completely trust?

It's so

0:35:090:35:14

important. Team dynamic is a massive

part of success. You are spending

0:35:140:35:18

all day every day with these people.

You don't have to like each other.

0:35:180:35:27

But you have to have the same goal

and when you step on the ice you

0:35:270:35:31

have to work as a team. It's

important to work on the dynamic

0:35:310:35:34

because everyone is different and

everyone needs different attention

0:35:340:35:36

if they are not playing well or

playing well. It's not the same for

0:35:360:35:44

everyone. It's important for Eve

Muirhead as the skip, that she knows

0:35:440:35:49

how to speak to her players and her

players know how to speak to her

0:35:490:35:53

depending on how they are all

playing.

How difficult is

0:35:530:35:57

qualification, was it always given

that Eve Muirhead's rink would be

0:35:570:36:01

the Olympic team?

In Britain we have

the election process where they

0:36:010:36:05

could have had a play-off, but

nobody had achieved at the European

0:36:050:36:11

and world level to challenge Eve

Muirhead,

0:36:110:36:20

Muirhead, so she was automatically

selected.

It's an all-new team for

0:36:200:36:24

the men this time. How did they get

to that?

Again, it was the same

0:36:240:36:29

selection process for the men as the

women.

0:36:290:36:36

women. Tom Brewster and David

Murdoch were in the running having

0:36:360:36:39

been at the world and European

Championships last year. If they had

0:36:390:36:42

won a medal then there could have

been a play-off, but Kyle Waddell's

0:36:420:36:46

team performed really well on the

world stage at the end of last

0:36:460:36:49

season. So they got automatic

selection from the panel. They could

0:36:490:36:53

have said, we will have a play-off,

three men's teams were in

0:36:530:36:57

contention.

Should they have had a

play-off?

Their arguments both ways.

0:36:570:37:05

This young team up and coming, they

finished last season really

0:37:050:37:10

strongly. David Murdoch's team and

Anton Brewster's team had

0:37:100:37:16

opportunities to win medals last

season, but because they didn't win

0:37:160:37:21

any then the selection team went the

way they did.

Canada, how big a deal

0:37:210:37:27

is it to get selected to go to the

Olympics? How hard is it to be the

0:37:270:37:33

top team in Canada?

It's a massive

win in Canada, to win the Olympic

0:37:330:37:38

trials. Every year they have the

tournament of hearts for the women

0:37:380:37:44

and the pariah for the men. That's

to get to the world. In the Olympics

0:37:440:37:49

they have an Olympic trial with ten

teams, and any of them could win.

0:37:490:37:54

It's so tough to come through the

trials. And it's in December time,

0:37:540:37:59

so it's the team on form. It's only

this past December where they have

0:37:590:38:05

the trials and that team is now at

the Olympics. It is not long to get

0:38:050:38:12

their heads around what they will

compete in, but they are playing

0:38:120:38:14

well, on form.

Did you look at the

mixed doubles that Canada won and

0:38:140:38:20

think, that looks good.

It's just

fun. I think it's great the women

0:38:200:38:28

are playing the last stones after

the men.

A lot of people ask why

0:38:280:38:32

Team GB didn't have a team in that.

Can you explain?

It's the first year

0:38:320:38:37

in the other Big Sam there are only

eight teams. You qualify by ranking

0:38:370:38:42

points from the World Championships.

We finished eighth after the last

0:38:420:38:48

two World Championships, but because

career hadn't -- because Korea

0:38:480:38:54

hadn't, and the host nation

automatically gets a spot.

So if it

0:38:540:39:00

had been Canada, we would have been

in.

We were so close to being there.

0:39:000:39:05

It would have been great to be part

of that, but next time, I think all

0:39:050:39:11

these nations will be looking at the

structure and process for the mixed

0:39:110:39:16

doubles.

Great Britain have had good

success in curling in the Winter

0:39:160:39:23

Olympics. Yourself in Salt Lake City

in 2002, and the British men won

0:39:230:39:28

gold in the 1920s. There has been a

silver and a bronze as well. We are

0:39:280:39:35

hopeful for a medal from both teams.

Vary.

Rhona is confident. We can

0:39:350:39:44

look at the men from this morning.

Two games today and we will see them

0:39:440:39:49

up

0:39:490:39:49

Two games today and we will see them

up against Canada later. But this

0:39:490:39:51

was a very tense match against

Switzerland, Rhona.

Yeah,

0:39:510:39:58

Switzerland had the last stone

advantage in the tenth end.

This was

0:39:580:40:03

Switzerland to bring it level.

Yeah,

and they were tapping it up for two,

0:40:030:40:09

and just rubbed the top guard, just

feathered off it. If they had got

0:40:090:40:13

past the guard they would have got

two and won the game.

That slight

0:40:130:40:19

mistake meant it went to an 11th and

extra end. We can join the

0:40:190:40:24

commentators Jackie Lockhart and

Steve Cram.

0:40:240:40:32

COMMENTATOR: Thomas Muirhead doing a

good job. What you don't want to do

0:40:320:40:40

is stick it. You don't want to hit

it on the nose and leave your own

0:40:400:40:45

stones sitting there.

And that's the

difference between the take out and

0:40:450:40:51

what they

0:40:510:40:57

what they call a peel, where you

peel your own stone away from the

0:40:570:41:01

playing area, as well as your own

stone that's away.

0:41:010:41:06

Here we go again. Up the centre,

playing lovely and open, exactly as

0:41:130:41:23

you would want if you were GB.

That's largely down to the terrific

0:41:230:41:29

two shots from Cammy Smith to start

the end. Those little ticked shots

0:41:290:41:36

to open things up.

0:41:360:41:39

Another nice shot from Thomas

Muirhead. His last three ends have

0:41:470:41:50

been very good.

0:41:500:41:56

So now Claudio Patz and Peter de

Cruz working out what to do with

0:42:050:42:12

their final end.

They will try to

put one in the centre line around a

0:42:120:42:19

similar distance to the bottom as

the one in the back. It's about

0:42:190:42:26

protecting the back red at the

moment.

0:42:260:42:33

moment.

You can see where he would

like it to finish up. The blowers

0:42:370:42:45

have come back on again!

0:42:450:42:54

I think Great Britain's cause has

been helped slightly by this sticky

0:42:550:43:01

patch that Benoit Schwarz went

through. It will be the last stone

0:43:010:43:10

of the tenth end, catching the guard

on the way through as well. Get this

0:43:100:43:17

across...

0:43:170:43:21

Just want to move that out of the

way. Trying to keep this nice and

0:43:290:43:34

clear. The skip for Great Britain

will have a shot at the end, we

0:43:340:43:38

assume here, to win the match.

0:43:380:43:49

It's gone very quiet in here. The

British contingent,

0:43:500:44:00

British contingent, including the

British dignitaries from the British

0:44:000:44:02

team, watching this.

0:44:020:44:10

Oops, not what they were looking

for, but I guess they get second

0:44:190:44:22

prize. All of a sudden, the

difficulty for Kyle Smith's final

0:44:220:44:28

end has gone up threefold.

Now he

has the chance to draw up behind

0:44:280:44:32

that and go close in.

0:44:320:44:39

that and go close in. Something for

Kyle Smith to have to work around.

0:44:390:44:41

Depends how good he goes here.

Working out exactly where they would

0:44:410:44:45

like to be.

0:44:450:44:55

It's never over, is it? You just

thought it was going nicely Great

0:44:560:45:04

Britain's way, just peel off, leave

the ice nice and clear and draw into

0:45:040:45:08

the four foot to win the match.

Still going to have a chance to win

0:45:080:45:12

it. It just might have to be a very

good shot. Let's see what Benoit

0:45:120:45:16

Schwarz can do here.

0:45:160:45:23

Schwarz has struggled with his

weight, but good players come good

0:45:230:45:28

when it matters.

Some are just

touching the edge of the button is

0:45:280:45:38

what he is looking for.

0:45:380:45:45

That line looks good, but they're

having to work this. It just catches

0:45:520:45:56

the guard again. It is not even in

the house. That is a real mistake

0:45:560:46:04

from Benoit Schwarz. That is a

cardinal error. He has come up, it

0:46:040:46:09

was a tight line, but it was short.

They were trying to sweep it in. At

0:46:090:46:15

least into the house would have

given Kyle Smith something to think

0:46:150:46:19

about. A straight forward shot now

to draw this to anywhere in the

0:46:190:46:27

house and Britain will win their

first match. Thomas Muirhead has

0:46:270:46:33

come good towards the end and Kyle

Smith has struggled with one or two

0:46:330:46:38

of his shots. But this is pretty

straight forward. The British skip

0:46:380:46:43

with the chance to draw in in this

extra end, the last stone.

0:46:430:46:50

I'm holding my breath as well, I

don't know why. It is such a

0:46:590:47:03

straight forward shot. It looks

fine. Well the hand shake comes in

0:47:030:47:08

the end. What a win for Great

Britain. It was a tight match all

0:47:080:47:16

the way through. Great Britain in

the final end holding Switzerland to

0:47:160:47:22

one. Great Britain with the hammer

and they played it brilliantly. One

0:47:220:47:30

or two mistakes from both teams

meant it was a bit of a nail-biter.

0:47:300:47:34

But what a great way for the men's

team to start. They have won their

0:47:340:47:38

first match with Switzerland.

0:47:380:47:41

Congratulations, what a way to start

the campaign?

Delighted to get off

0:47:470:47:50

with a win. Couldn't be a better

start. Very chuffed.

A tight affair.

0:47:500:47:56

How were the nerves?

You're always

going to get nervy playing our first

0:47:560:48:02

Olympics, but it is keeping them

under control and knowing the

0:48:020:48:05

processes to do it right.

It sounds

like a stock answer, but I bet the

0:48:050:48:12

nerves were jangling a bit.

There

was a few missed shots, but we

0:48:120:48:19

played them in the Europeans and it

makes for a good game. It was easier

0:48:190:48:26

than we expected. I It was a good

team shot.

You had a wobble in the

0:48:260:48:32

middle. How important was it that

the guys got around you?

Yes

0:48:320:48:37

struggled for a couple of ends and

lost my feel. The boys had some good

0:48:370:48:45

information to pass on. A team

effort and I think every little

0:48:450:48:50

helps.

You are all giving nice stock

answers, it was a tough first day,

0:48:500:48:58

Switzerland and Canada tonight, it

was an important win.

Yes they're

0:48:580:49:03

one of the teams you expect to be

near the podium, so pleased to get

0:49:030:49:07

off to our first Olympics in such a

good performance. We struggled a wee

0:49:070:49:11

bit. But we pulled it together and

pleased to get the win.

0:49:110:49:16

Congratulations and good luck

tonight.

0:49:160:49:21

Congratulations and good luck

tonight.

0:49:210:49:22

STUDIO: First appearance and first

win. They're funny in the

0:49:220:49:26

interviews.

Yes, as Steve said stock

answers. First Olympics and they

0:49:260:49:34

have got off to a win against a

strong team.

Up against Canada, what

0:49:340:49:42

would she expect?

It will be a tough

game. But they're playing well.

0:49:420:49:47

They're playing the shots well

against Switzerland. It is a strong

0:49:470:49:53

Canadian team. So they're a strong

team, there is no doubt. But no, I'm

0:49:530:49:58

looking forward to it. I think the

British boys have a good chance of

0:49:580:50:02

pushing.

Really?

If they can play

the way they can play they can push

0:50:020:50:07

Canada to the end.

That will be a

really good match. We will be live

0:50:070:50:11

with that. It will start on the red

button and then here on BBC twhun.

0:50:110:50:16

BBC1. Now to the speed skating to

see whether the Netherlands greatest

0:50:160:50:24

Olympician can add another gold to

her tally.

0:50:240:50:30

Olympician can add another gold to

her tally. COMMENTATOR: We are

0:50:300:50:35

across from the Ice Arena where the

short track drama took place. It is

0:50:350:50:42

the women's 1,000 metres.

0:50:420:50:47

the women's 1,000 metres.

It is two

and a half laps of track and the aim

0:50:480:50:54

is to get the maximum speed after

the first 200 metres.

It is a race

0:50:540:51:01

against the watch. Two and a half

laps.

0:51:010:51:12

The Italian ranked 7th in the World

Cup.

0:51:210:51:32

Let's concentrate on this 1,000

metres.

A super opening for

0:51:360:51:43

Tandiman. She will move to the outer

lane. The skaters have to exchange

0:51:430:51:49

every lap, change from the inner to

the outer lane.

Wondering, we have

0:51:490:51:54

said it is a sprint, is it flat out

all the way. Or do you need to

0:51:540:52:02

measure your effort?

It is a

measurured effort, Tandiman moves

0:52:020:52:09

from the outside. The outer skater

has the right of way. But it is a

0:52:090:52:13

sprint. It is a maximum effort the

first 200, 99% the second lap and

0:52:130:52:20

then the last lap 110%.

Tandiman on

the inside lane. . In theory is it

0:52:200:52:37

an advantage to be coming around on

the inside lane on the final lap or

0:52:370:52:41

the outside?

A lot of short track

skaters prefer the inner lane.

0:52:410:52:49

Because they're used to keeping a

tight line. Some of the,

0:52:490:52:55

particularly the men, the speeds are

up to 60 kilometres an hour, they

0:52:550:53:00

prefer to have the outer lane at the

last bend.

When you're here they fly

0:53:000:53:06

around this track. It is so

impressive. There is a camera

0:53:060:53:10

alongside the finishing straight.

Hopefully we will get some shots

0:53:100:53:13

from that to show you the speed.

Wust, second in the 3,000 and won

0:53:130:53:20

the other day as well. She is the

greatest Dutch winter sports

0:53:200:53:28

Olympician of all time.

0:53:280:53:34

An

0:53:380:53:38

Everybody in the stadium will be

rooting for Wust to add another

0:53:400:53:47

gold. But I think she will be lucky

to get on the podium.

She has only

0:53:470:53:56

ever been the world champion at this

distance once way back in 2007.

0:53:560:54:06

distance once way back in 2007. The

most successful speed skater in the

0:54:080:54:10

history of the Olympics and it is a

false start.

0:54:100:54:17

false start.

The skaters only

allowed one false start. If they had

0:54:180:54:23

another false start they would have

to leave the ice. The skater in the

0:54:230:54:29

white arm band was the skater with

the falls start and that was Wust.

0:54:290:54:35

Wow, all that experience and it

still happens to her. That shows you

0:54:350:54:41

how keen she is and how important

she knows it is to make a fast start

0:54:410:54:45

here.

0:54:450:54:51

here. This will be a split second

thing in terms of where the medals

0:54:510:54:57

go. She missed out by 0.03 in the

3,000. She can't afford to make a

0:54:570:55:08

mistake now. Away they go at the

second time of asking. You see this

0:55:080:55:15

mad dash to get up to speed. Wust on

the inside for the first lap.

Wust

0:55:150:55:24

trying to keep as close as possible

to the Italian skater and she is

0:55:240:55:28

doing well. Coming through the first

200 metres.

At this early stage,

0:55:280:55:39

both inside the previous fastest

time. Still early days. We have 16

0:55:390:55:46

pairs. This is only the fourth pair

out. But one of the biggest names in

0:55:460:55:53

Wust from the Netherlands as she

comes to take the bell.

The time

0:55:530:56:00

almost half a second in fronts. But

it is not about the time that has

0:56:000:56:04

been set, but it is about Wust

skating as fast as possible.

Down

0:56:040:56:12

the back straight. They're on the

track now. Half way down the back

0:56:120:56:15

straight. It is a big, long sprint

for the line. Will it be enough for

0:56:150:56:21

her to claim another gold medal?

Well she is going to have a long

0:56:210:56:24

time to find out. But I think she is

going to set a new fastest time and

0:56:240:56:28

she has. 1.15.32. By over a second

we have a new early leader and it is

0:56:280:56:37

the great Ireen Wust.

A great time.

I don't think it will be quick

0:56:370:56:42

enough to win the gold. They were

having some test races when I

0:56:420:56:46

arrived here a week ago and the time

from another athlete in a test race

0:56:460:56:57

was faster. The ice conditions here

are superb. I would expect a faster

0:56:570:57:02

time than this time of Wust.

It is

back-loaded, so you have got the

0:57:020:57:10

favourites going later on.

That's

correct. Because of of course this

0:57:100:57:16

isn't Ireen's favourite distance and

has not skated in many World Cups

0:57:160:57:21

so, she will skate earlier on.

0:57:210:57:29

so, she will skate earlier on.

Here

is pair five, Jing from China.

0:57:290:57:38

is pair five, Jing from China. World

silver medallist. Judith Dannhauer,

0:57:380:57:44

eighth in the World Championship a

couple of years ago. She has had a

0:57:440:57:49

couple of top ten finishes in the

World Cup. So we will see her later

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in the Olympics as well at the

shorter sprint.

0:57:530:57:58

Pair five of 16 away cleany. You can

hear the click-clacking of the

0:58:080:58:17

skates as the spring loads on the

skates open and close.

That was a

0:58:170:58:23

design invented by the University of

amster Stam and it is a -- Amsterdam

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and it gives more pressure for

longer. Yu, 25 hundredths of a

0:58:310:58:40

second quicker than Wust.

0:58:400:58:45

second quicker than Wust.

Dannhauer

the fastest at the first time check.

0:58:460:58:48

They will take the bell this time.

This will be the next time check

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over the line. See whether Wust's

time will be under threat. It is.

0:58:510:58:57

Have they timed and measured their

effort correctly? Have they got

0:58:570:59:01

plenty left in the tank to keep this

going? They have given themselves a

0:59:010:59:06

platform to set a new leading time.

Of course, Ireen, because she is

0:59:060:59:11

better at the longer distances, both

are Tiger up coming to that -- tying

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up.

You can sense the pain, the

lengths will be screaming. The

0:59:170:59:23

German skater as she comes up over

the line, 1.17.41. You can visibly

0:59:230:59:31

see she was almost slowing down. In

the end Yu Jing from China set the

0:59:310:59:37

second quickst time and Dannhauer of

Germany fourth fastest. But they

0:59:370:59:43

couldn't quite bring it home on that

last lap. That was the staying power

0:59:430:59:49

and the ability of Wust to keep on

going and going.

You can see the

0:59:490:59:56

Chinese skater, nice compact

position, trying to stay as close to

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the blue inner line, because that is

the shortest way around. But Wust

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still there after her 1,000 metres.

Two and a half laps of the track.

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She skated early in the 1,500 metre

and won. So she is in a similar

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situation.

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The Kazakhstan competitor competing

in her third Olympic Games.

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Away they go. Tian Ruining with a

very punchy style.

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very punchy style.

The right arm

swinging rapidly backwards and

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forwards. The left arm out the back,

very unusual for a 1000 metre

1:01:171:01:21

skater. They want to get maximum

speed.

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And Yekaterina Aydova of Kazakhstan,

going very well.

Moving round onto

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the inside now.

Yekaterina Aydova

preferred to skate a little weight.

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A little bit more relaxed. Both

skaters already outside the time of

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Ireen Wust.

Nine skaters have

already completed their races up

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until now. You can see it really

hurting. The Chinese skater, Tian

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Ruining, gritting her teeth as they

come round to the finishing

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straight. This is where it really

hurts, your legs screaming and

1:02:141:02:21

gasping for air. Tian Ruining from

China, fourth fastest so far and she

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looks pretty pleased so far. And

Aydova of as extant, fifth fastest.

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A personal record for Tian Ruining

of 1:15.3 six. All the training

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times they have put in over the last

two weeks, the skaters have been

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here since the 1st of February. The

times are really going well.

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Here we go with the seventh pairing.

There are 16 pairs but we have the

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equivalent of a half-time interval

after eight because they resurfaced

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the ice because it will get cut up

the longer more skaters have been on

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it. It doesn't take long to

resurface, but then they leave it

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for ten minutes or so too harden off

a little bit. Ida Njaatun of Norway

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came seventh the other day in the

1500 metres. In really good form.

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Her best Olympic performance, 16th

in the race four years ago.

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in the race four years ago. And the

23-year-old Kim Hyun-Yung of South

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Korea.

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Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has

set the time to beat. A slightly

1:03:581:04:01

delayed. Start. They looked like

they were up and away and running.

1:04:011:04:08

Interesting to see if it was a false

start or whether it was another

1:04:081:04:12

problem, the skater in the white

armband, the

white, indicating the

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skater with the white armband...

That was Kim of Korea.

-- the white

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armband. You can see the blades

almost moving as she goes into that

1:04:281:04:34

crouched, tucked position.

It's very

sensitive as a mechanism, isn't it?

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A deep breath, and you move just a

fraction, and it will set it off.

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Kim Hyun-Yung has a couple of team

sprint medals this season in World

1:04:461:04:51

Cup races. They went and a third

place.

1:04:511:04:58

place. Looking to improve on 28th

place over this distance in Sochi

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four years ago. She will have to get

this right. You're just one false

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start.

1:05:081:05:17

start. Cleanly away this time. We

will have the first time check over

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the finishing line.

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It is Kim of Korea who is currently

fastest in real time-out on the

1:05:341:05:39

track. But she has a long way to go.

Already the time is starting to slip

1:05:391:05:46

away. But Kim making a superb start

here.

She is, a former short form

1:05:461:05:53

skater, didn't make the Korean team,

and is now trying to put together a

1:05:531:05:57

good performance over 1000 metres.

A

big 400 metres coming up for Kim

1:05:571:06:04

Hyun-Yung. Still leading the way by

just less than four tenths of a

1:06:041:06:09

second. But Ida Njaatun is starting

to come back, the Norwegian. She has

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good staying power after performing

well at 1500 metres, the longer

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distance. Maybe she can start to

wind it up now.

An advantage for Kim

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on the inside lane, but she doesn't

have the legs.

She is really

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struggling. And Ida Njaatun's time

is good enough for second fastest.

1:06:311:06:36

Kim just faded on the last lap.

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Kim just faded on the last lap.

Ida

Njaatun of

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Njaatun of Norway does have the

faster time, but Ireen Wust is still

1:06:531:06:58

on top of the leaderboard and in the

gold medal position.

1:06:581:07:07

gold medal position.

Ida Njaatun of

Norway is currently in the silver

1:07:071:07:09

medal position.

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medal position. A fast start, but

ran out of puff on the final lap.

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The blue segment of the line

indicating whether coaches have to

1:07:251:07:29

stand where the skaters come along.

Kaylin Irvine from Canada, the

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27-year-old from Calgary. Her best

performance

in the World

1:07:361:07:40

Championships, 13th at this distance

in 2013.

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in 2013. And Angelina Golikova, from

the Olympic Athletes from Russia,

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from Moscow herself. Golikova, all

her best results in her career have

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come 500 metres. So maybe sustaining

the sprint might be difficult for

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her. Golikova in the blue.

I must

say that the starter is holding the

1:08:051:08:19

skaters for extremely long before

they start.

Irvine looking to

1:08:191:08:24

improve on 18th place in Sochi four

years ago. Both inside the fastest

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time. Getting off well. We expect

that from Golikova, she is really a

1:08:301:08:35

500 metres sprinter.

It's all about

sustaining the speed you have gained

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over the first 200 metres.

Going

round the bend and into the first

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finishing straight. Look at that

speed, 50 kph. Golikova, over half a

1:08:491:08:58

second up on the time of Ireen Wust,

with half a lap to go. This is when

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it hurts. This is when you have to

drive on and dig deep. Golikova is

1:09:041:09:09

in that zone now, where the lakes

want to tie up and stop, and you can

1:09:091:09:14

barely put 1's gate in front of the

other.

Golikova is struggling here

1:09:141:09:20

on the last bend. Irvine almost

creeping up the inside.

Kaylin

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Irvine is coming on strong at the

end, and it was closed between a

1:09:251:09:29

pair of them. Golikova was slightly

quicker, but again, couldn't hold

1:09:291:09:34

the speed having given herself the

platform. She has the pure speed,

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rather than the ability to keep it

going with a longer sprint.

We can

1:09:381:09:45

see Golikova trying to stay as close

as possible to the inner blue line.

1:09:451:09:51

Coming up to the line, it's the

skate that crosses the line. We have

1:09:511:09:56

the clap skate mechanism, where the

clap skate widens.

By the time they

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get to the final bend, they start to

look like they have heavy legs.

1:10:061:10:12

That's the difference between the

skaters who specialise in 500 metres

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and those who specialise in 1000

metres. There is Ireen Wust, she has

1:10:151:10:21

had her race and will go back to the

changing room to wait.

Ireen Wust is

1:10:211:10:26

the leader. We will take a break

while the ice is resurfaced, and

1:10:261:10:30

then we will come back for the final

eight pairs. STUDIO: It shows you

1:10:301:10:35

the effort, it look side she is on

oxygen. We now have a chance to

1:10:351:10:40

catch up on some other sports. To

remind you, 11:05am, the great

1:10:401:10:47

British male curlers are up against

Canada and that will start live on

1:10:471:10:50

the red button and we will join it

here at about 11:20am after the gold

1:10:501:10:55

medals in the speed skating. But

first... We are going snowboarding.

1:10:551:11:02

We will go to the half pipe, where

flying tomato Shaun White is trying

1:11:021:11:06

to win a third Olympic title. He

finished fourth in Sochi, quite

1:11:061:11:10

controversial, but has come back

into the Olympic programme,

1:11:101:11:14

representing the USA and he has a

great rivalries with Australian

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Scotty James. And the Japanese

competitor was the youngest

1:11:201:11:24

competitor to win a gold medal at

just 15 in Sochi. COMMENTATOR:

1:11:241:11:31

Scotty James, so much has been said

about this man. He looks relaxed. A

1:11:311:11:38

smile on his face. He's enjoying

every minute of this.

He has just

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seen one of his biggest rivals

crashed.

The classic run is 12 to

1:11:441:11:49

12. Frontside 1260. My goodness,

there it is. Backside 1260.

1:11:491:12:01

Back-to-back 12s. Backside nine,

frontside 900.

A huge crippler.

1:12:011:12:13

There it is, he's done it.

What they

run to lay down first.

That's

1:12:131:12:19

ridiculous.

1:12:191:12:24

ridiculous. Back-to-back 1260s.

92!

Scotty James moves into first place

1:12:241:12:38

and Shaun White knows the heat is on

already, and it's only the first

1:12:381:12:42

runs. Shaun White has had a little

nudge from Scotty James.

He has his

1:12:421:12:48

eyes closed, taking a few deep

breaths. A quick slap and clap with

1:12:481:12:53

JJ Thomas, his coach at the top.

This is where Shaun White comes into

1:12:531:12:59

his own. He is brilliant under

pressure.

1:12:591:13:08

pressure. 1440 to start. And that

was massive, into the switch 1080.

1:13:081:13:16

He skyhook, maybe lost a tiny bit of

speed in the flat bottom. How did he

1:13:161:13:25

hold onto that? Frontside 12. He has

two tucked in his head, it was like

1:13:251:13:29

he was landing in the barrel a wave.

He has just lost his helmet into the

1:13:291:13:33

crowd. He looks like he has been

electrocuted.

They are behaving like

1:13:331:13:41

it's the third run! I need that

back, he said! Yes you do, it's not

1:13:411:13:48

over yet.

We already know where this

run will improve, and it's there. If

1:13:481:13:54

he gets pushed, that will be 1440.

94.25! Shaun White is claiming it,

1:13:541:14:05

but this is not the third and final

runs.

1:14:051:14:12

runs. We are just finishing up the

first run.

1:14:121:14:22

We are into the three final riders,

and these are the men who are vying

1:14:291:14:33

for gold.

1:14:331:14:38

Stratospheric backside air from him.

Frontside 14. Does he have the speed

1:14:471:14:54

for the switch 14? Yes, he has.

Back-to-back 1440s and it's a

1:14:541:15:04

backside 1260! You knew he would

land it from the moment he took off.

1:15:041:15:09

The heat is on, it's on the street!

Shaun White, look at the Japanese

1:15:091:15:17

coaches. They deserve that, they

needed some good

1:15:171:15:27

needed some good news and Ayumu

Hirano has landed the biggest run in

1:15:271:15:30

half pipe snowboarding just now.

Enormous backside air. Five and a

1:15:301:15:35

half metres and into the front side.

1:15:351:15:41

The grabs are held forever, it helps

him keep tight and spin as fast as

1:15:411:15:47

he is.

Shaun White is in the biggest

fight of his Olympic career. He has

1:15:471:15:52

never been put under this pressure.

Back-to-back 1440s. He follows that

1:15:521:15:59

up with what looked like 900 and

then back-to-back 1260s.

He is going

1:15:591:16:07

so big, the spins aren't rushed.

The

final 1260 still has it. That is a

1:16:071:16:17

run that would give the scientists

at CERN a headache.

95.25. We have

1:16:171:16:27

talked long and hard about where the

judging had to go. Hirano moves into

1:16:271:16:33

first place.

I'm just going to rip

this script up.

That's gone.

We knew

1:16:331:16:42

it would happen.

We knew it would be

close. Shaun White has dominated

1:16:421:16:48

half pipe riding for the last 12

years since he won his first gold in

1:16:481:16:54

Turin. We have seen one drop. This

is the second, Scotty James, the

1:16:541:17:01

Australian, who wan so many of the

-- who won so many of the big

1:17:011:17:08

contests in 2017. He was furious

when he lost to Shaun White three

1:17:081:17:13

weeks ago. He landed the best run of

his life and Shaun White scored a

1:17:131:17:20

perfect 100 to steal his glory.

Front side at 1260.

It was massive.

1:17:201:17:26

That is the best one ehas ever done

of those.

Look enormous front side

1:17:261:17:33

1080. Wow!

1:17:331:17:42

1080. Wow! Switch backside 1260. He

tried to claim it at the end.

1:17:431:17:47

Massive.

The biggest trick in

snowboarding now. That is why, it is

1:17:471:17:53

hard, it is difficult. Tries to

claim it, but the hand drag was

1:17:531:17:56

there.

I would love to see that

score broken down trick by trick. I

1:17:561:18:03

think he was on target there. Shaun

White in very uncharted territory.

1:18:031:18:11

All change at the top. 95.25 for

Hirano. Shaun White in silver.

1:18:111:18:21

Scotty James in bronze. Shaun White

- the most successful half pipe

1:18:211:18:30

snowboarder of all time is about to

drop in and he is in unfamiliar

1:18:301:18:35

territory. Every time he has taken

the gold it has been with the luxury

1:18:351:18:40

of a victory lap. Now he is under

pressure and he needs 95.25 and the

1:18:401:18:46

run of his life.

Front side 1440.

Switch. Rvegts rvegts

The sky hook.

1:18:461:19:01

The fixture of every winning Shaun

White run. Can he?

Oh! He has landed

1:19:011:19:06

it. Oh, my goodness. It is no longer

about the snowboarding, it is about

1:19:061:19:13

the judges. Look at him, the first

time Shaun White has landed that run

1:19:131:19:17

in competition. Scotty James can't

believe that Shaun's found another

1:19:171:19:23

gear and I don't think Hirano can.

Shaun White might have done it.

1:19:231:19:29

Let's wait and see what the scores

are saying.

It was a backside air.

1:19:291:19:34

The difference between them is a

backside air and a frontside 440.

1:19:341:19:40

This could be history. Judges put

the world out of its misery.

We are

1:19:401:19:48

getting the replays first, Tim.

Look

at the direction of the... His head

1:19:481:19:55

is looking almost out out rotation.

He is using every ounce of his fibre

1:19:551:20:02

to get these tricks around. The

toe-grab there. Frowned upon in

1:20:021:20:08

snowboarding.

He is not requiring a

body grab to get that around. The

1:20:081:20:15

sky hook. The grab on that. This is

his trade mark signature manoeuvre

1:20:151:20:23

he unveiled in Vancouver.

The double

McTwist. Here is the other 1260. You

1:20:231:20:32

have got to say s Shaun went 1440.

He threw it first hit top of the

1:20:321:20:42

pipe.

He has put that big dangerous

trick in higher up the pipe. That is

1:20:421:20:47

more risk, more risk equals more

points.

1:20:471:20:55

points.

97.95, Shaun White is the

gold medallist in 2018. Say what you

1:20:551:20:59

want about him, think what you want

about him, Shaun White has won

1:20:591:21:03

today. That was an incredible

display of half pipe snowboarding

1:21:031:21:09

and no one can take that away from

him. Look what it means. He has

1:21:091:21:13

played it cool. It is a second

silver medal for Hirano, but I don't

1:21:131:21:21

think he can have any complaints, it

was not a difficult decision for the

1:21:211:21:25

judges. After a heated season, a

hand shake to congratulate the gold

1:21:251:21:36

medallist. Today was brilliant.

Simply brilliant. Shaun White, truly

1:21:361:21:44

the rested for the first time in --

tested for the first time in 12

1:21:441:21:49

years and he has delivered in some

style. He has put on a master class

1:21:491:21:57

here at Phoenix Park to take the

gold medal.

Well done. Just how hard

1:21:571:22:06

was that final?

It was tough. My

first run was great. I did the

1:22:061:22:11

biggest 14 of my life. That I think

I will ever do. That set the tone

1:22:111:22:18

for the rest of the competition. I

was hoping I would hold and skate

1:22:181:22:23

into the first. But he did an

amazing run and I had to step it up.

1:22:231:22:28

Second run was a wash. I came

through with that last run. The

1:22:281:22:32

pressure's on. I put it down, man it

was great.

1:22:321:22:37

pressure's on. I put it down, man it

was great.

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STUDIO: He is a big performance guy.

He had to do it.

I'm so impressed by

1:22:381:22:46

what that meant to him. He has

achieved so much. He had the fight

1:22:461:22:51

for that. It was so exciting. We all

thought it was going to be a battle

1:22:511:22:56

between him and Scotty James. But it

wasn't. The Japanese Hirano made

1:22:561:23:02

White lift his game. Look at the

height on these 1440s. That is what

1:23:021:23:08

is impressive to do it so high up in

the pipe and then he backs it up

1:23:081:23:13

with huge 1260s.

He knew he couldn't

put a hand down or have a wobble. He

1:23:131:23:18

needed to do this absolutely clean.

Like Tim said, he hasn't been pushed

1:23:181:23:24

that hard for so long. The first run

he thought the first run was good

1:23:241:23:27

enough. He show boated and threw his

helmet away and then it was far from

1:23:271:23:32

over. He got challenged not by the

person he thought he would be

1:23:321:23:37

challenged by. It was incredible

riding. Oh, my gosh, the heights and

1:23:371:23:43

he just, he stomped it. I know that

a is snowboard term.

You're allowed

1:23:431:23:50

to use it. A fourth gold for the

United States all in snowboarding.

1:23:501:23:56

What is different about him is he is

older. Two of the winners have been

1:23:561:24:02

teenagers, he is 31. He has come

peopled at four lives. He only

1:24:021:24:06

finished fourth in Sochi. He is the

come back guy and he is so

1:24:061:24:12

established.

He is still inspired.

He is huge in the celebrity world

1:24:121:24:17

and he has been in movies, you can

see his passion lies in the pipe. He

1:24:171:24:22

still wants to push himself.

What is

your take on the modern sports

1:24:221:24:29

coming in, the more showbiz element.

I I this it is -- I think it is

1:24:291:24:36

great. They're mad! It is the

younger and the dynamic part.

Before

1:24:361:24:44

we head back to the speed skating,

we have some questions, the ask

1:24:441:24:51

Chemmy section can be extended to

curling.

1:24:511:24:58

curling. The South Korean flag,

Pyeongchang, this is what it looks

1:24:591:25:01

like. The question is those four

symbols, what do they mean?

We know

1:25:011:25:09

about the centre, which is the oom

Yang, representing the red is the

1:25:091:25:15

positive and the Cosmic forces and

the blue is the negative. The

1:25:151:25:20

outside is interesting. On the left

left we have a sign meaning heaven

1:25:201:25:26

and then sun and moon and earth.

The

four elements.

The four seasons, the

1:25:261:25:33

four elements, they represent the

four virtues. The flag is so

1:25:331:25:47

symbolic.

Now curling, how do they

grip on the ice? How are those shoes

1:25:471:25:55

designed so they just don't fall.

One shoe is slidy and one gripy. If

1:25:551:26:02

you're right handed you wear the

Teflon on your left foot.

What is

1:26:021:26:10

the on grip?

Gripping material. It

is rubber.

You don't have...

A

1:26:101:26:18

trainer sole would grip.

Would it?

A

decent enough trainer. The

1:26:181:26:23

importance is the Teflon, the

thickness of the Teflon determines

1:26:231:26:30

how fast it is.

Do you test it

before the games?

Yes you will have

1:26:301:26:34

used ethem. A lot of them will

customise their trainers.

They

1:26:341:26:44

design themselves. You don't just go

to a shop for a pair of curling

1:26:441:26:48

shoes.

That what is they have done

for years. In the last couple of

1:26:481:26:52

years you will see certain people...

Using their own trainers.

A lot of

1:26:521:27:01

questions about relative speeds. At

the Olympics and Chemmy, down hill

1:27:011:27:07

skiers are going fast.

100mph is the

fastest. Faster than we can drive in

1:27:071:27:14

this country.

So the four-man bob?

That is around 93mph. But the world

1:27:141:27:25

record is 125mph. Can you imagine

what that feels like on your neck.

1:27:251:27:30

Do they not have to wear seat belts?

That is why they're jam packed.

That

1:27:301:27:38

is Britain's four-man bob. What

about the luge?

That is about 87mph.

1:27:381:27:46

In Vancouver the top speed was

96mph. That is huge.

We have been

1:27:461:27:52

watching the speed skating. How fast

are they going?

The most important

1:27:521:27:56

thing is the flats surface. It is

power generated by muscle. They

1:27:561:28:02

manage to skate at 35mph. That is

why the legs are substantial.

What

1:28:021:28:11

about a curling stone. How fast that

is?

A normal draw will take about 25

1:28:111:28:17

seconds to get from one end to the

other. But to play the fastest hit

1:28:171:28:21

you could, I don't know, 5 seconds

maybe. From one end to the other.

1:28:211:28:26

Curling started in Scotland with

people playing on frozen lochs, if

1:28:261:28:35

it wasn't an enclosed link that

stone would get up to quite a pace.

1:28:351:28:39

Yes you have to throw it hard on

frozen lochs. The current ice is

1:28:391:28:45

faster.

The world record, you in a

loch. Let's make that happen.

So we

1:28:451:28:54

were talking about speed skating and

how much power they can generate and

1:28:541:28:58

speed they get their on the ice. And

the Dutch have been dominant. But a

1:28:581:29:03

lot of questions, given we are

watching the thousand metres and

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Wilf will be answer to this, if

Ellise Christie were to switch to

1:29:071:29:13

long track, is the 1,000 metres

something she would be able to do or

1:29:131:29:19

is it completely different.

1:29:191:29:30

Simon and I about that Elise might

do good at taking a year doing long

1:29:301:29:37

track. The Koreans very, very

popular with changing from short

1:29:371:29:43

track to long track. I think she

would do well.

1:29:431:29:51

would do well.

COMMENTATOR: We saw

Park from Korea, that what is the

1:29:511:29:55

cheer was. She was a short track

1:29:551:30:00

Park from Korea, that what is the

cheer was. She was a short track

1:30:001:30:00

skater. A former world and Olympic

short track champion. In the 500

1:30:001:30:08

meters four years ago, when Elise

Christie collided with Fontana, Park

1:30:081:30:16

was also taken out and that is where

all the unpleasantness on social

1:30:161:30:23

media that came Elise's way came

from, from the Korean fans.

1:30:231:30:32

Looking at it now, we have a lot of

very good skaters still to come.

1:30:491:30:54

What chance Ireen Wust still staying

at the top of the leaderboard?

It

1:30:541:31:02

will be very difficult. Some of the

Japanese skaters at the very end,

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and they know what time Ireen Wust

has skated, so that'll be something

1:31:061:31:11

to aim for initially. The 1500 metre

champion from four years ago didn't

1:31:111:31:21

make the final squad this time, the

Dutch standards are so high, and

1:31:211:31:26

they had the trials over the

Christmas holiday, and Ireen Wust

1:31:261:31:33

didn't make it.

The bronze medal

here in the 1500 metres won by

1:31:331:31:42

Marrit Leenstra the other day. And

Heather Bergsma is the world record

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holder at 1500 metres. No doubt

about her staying power in terms of

1:31:491:31:54

the sprint.

The skaters are waiting

for the ice to harden up after the

1:31:541:31:59

resurfacing. The top surface of the

ice is slightly softer, so to try to

1:31:591:32:04

give all athletes the same

advantage, the referees await for

1:32:041:32:10

the ice to harden up.

Does that mean

that for example, the first pair to

1:32:101:32:16

go now in effectively the second

half of the competition, Park

1:32:161:32:24

Seun-Hi and, would they be at a

slight disadvantage?

The ice

1:32:261:32:34

temperatures in the Oval have been

at around -10 degrees. They want to

1:32:341:32:41

ascertain that temperature for the

second group, wait until that is

1:32:411:32:48

achieved. -- Park Seun-Hi and

Hirschbichler.

Park Seun-Hi, a seven

1:32:481:32:59

time

1:32:591:33:04

time world champion. Gabriele

Hirschbichler from Germany, best

1:33:041:33:12

Olympic finish so far for her is

12th in the 1500 metres here. Away

1:33:121:33:18

at the first time of asking. It's

two and a half laps of the track.

1:33:181:33:25

And it's a wild, flat-out sprint

over the first 100 metres or so to

1:33:251:33:30

really get up to speed. As they come

through the finishing line for the

1:33:301:33:33

first time, this is when we will get

the first time check. It's green,

1:33:331:33:39

meaning Park is set the fastest time

at this point. She is the leader on

1:33:391:33:43

the track but has a long way to go.

She will try to catch up with

1:33:431:33:49

Hirschbichler.

1:33:491:33:54

Hirschbichler. Park movie to the

inside in the blue. She will have

1:33:541:33:57

the benefit of the inside lane,

given her short track background.

1:33:571:34:03

Hirschbichler at 34 has bags of

experience, but the skater with the

1:34:031:34:06

speed in her legs, you would think

would be Park Seun-Hi, with the

1:34:061:34:13

crowd roaring themselves hoarse. She

has not had a great season, maybe

1:34:131:34:17

saving the best until last. Maybe

it's starting to slip away from Park

1:34:171:34:24

Seun-Hi. Ireen Wust will be looking

on anxiously. They would break her

1:34:241:34:34

time. Third and fourth quickest.

Park Seun-Hi faded a little on the

1:34:341:34:38

last lap. But Hirschbichler came on

strong at the end, timing her effort

1:34:381:34:45

well. Third fastest so far, and the

German skater goes into the bronze

1:34:451:34:49

medal position. Look at the effort

as they go round the bend and into

1:34:491:34:54

the finishing straight.

Hirschbichler of Germany really

1:34:541:34:59

working at last bend. You can see

her left arm. Normally skaters try

1:34:591:35:06

to stay nice and tucked and compact,

and Hirschbichler was almost all

1:35:061:35:08

over the place. The speeds up to

almost 50 kph.

We talked about

1:35:081:35:15

aerodynamics the other day, as we

look at Nao Kodaira, one of the

1:35:151:35:23

favourites in the warm area in the

centre of the track. We talk about

1:35:231:35:27

the aerodynamics and materials for

the skin suits. What about the

1:35:271:35:30

blades themselves?

They are probably

about one millimetre thick.

1:35:301:35:35

Generally speaking they are 40 to 50

centimetres long, depending on how

1:35:351:35:45

tall the skaters are, as we move

onto the next pair.

Heather Mclean

1:35:451:35:53

turns 25 last month, fifth last year

in the World Championships over the

1:35:531:35:57

shorter distance of 500 metres. A

last chance to compose herself.

1:35:571:36:06

Arisa Go from Japan, 12th in last

year's World Championships held here

1:36:061:36:09

in this Oval on the coast. Just a

couple of kilometres away from the

1:36:091:36:17

beach in

1:36:171:36:23

beach in Kwandong. They didn't even

get to the point of the gun going

1:36:231:36:30

off there. Both of these competitors

have good success over 500 metres.

1:36:301:36:36

Arisa Go of Japan ranked seventh in

the World Cup this season, but 520th

1:36:361:36:42

at this distance.

It was Arisa Go to

make a false start.

1:36:421:36:56

They get away at the second time of

asking. Powerful punching of the

1:37:071:37:13

arms, building up the rhythm from

Heather Maclean. Arisa Go of Japan

1:37:131:37:18

is furthest from the camera. Down

the finishing straight, look at

1:37:181:37:22

speed. Both of them making a fast

start. Almost half a second inside

1:37:221:37:32

the quickest times so far.

Arisa Go

of Japan moving to the outer lane.

1:37:321:37:37

Has almost 1.5 seconds better

personal time than Heather Mclean of

1:37:371:37:44

Canada on the inner lane. The

Japanese skater on paper is way, way

1:37:441:37:48

better.

The blue line is the time of

Ireen Wust. At the moment, Arisa Go

1:37:481:37:58

is skating extremely well, and the

leader on the ice. Can she keep it

1:37:581:38:02

going?

Arisa Go needs to get onto

the back of Heather Maclean and try

1:38:021:38:08

to streamline her, pulling her

towards the last 200 metres.

The key

1:38:081:38:14

moment around the bend. Can they

keep the speed going with the legs

1:38:141:38:19

tying up and the lungs are bursting.

Arisa Go with a decent sprint, but

1:38:191:38:24

only good enough for the third

fastest time.

1:38:241:38:31

fastest time. 1:15.84, just over

half a second slower than Ireen Wust

1:38:311:38:35

of the Netherlands. Arisa Go nudges

Gabriele Hirschbichler out of the

1:38:351:38:43

bronze medal position.

It's just

goes to show you that the time Ireen

1:38:431:38:50

Wust has set in the first grouping,

how good that time is. 1:15.32. We

1:38:501:39:00

can see Arisa Go of Japan was tucked

tightly onto the inner line. Another

1:39:001:39:11

Dutchman is the coach of the

Japanese.

How many nations are not

1:39:111:39:16

coached by the Dutch?

In Holland

they have 14 of these 400 metre

1:39:161:39:23

tracks spread around the country, so

they have the facilities and

1:39:231:39:27

infrastructure in place.

We will go

ahead with the 11th pair shortly. A

1:39:271:39:35

two-time World Championship

medallist in the team pursuit,

1:39:351:39:37

Natalia Czerwonka. She has been

training with the short skaters in

1:39:371:39:42

this season to improve her

technique. And the defending Olympic

1:39:421:39:48

champion, the Chinese Zhang Hong.

The first-ever Olympic speed skating

1:39:481:39:58

medallist from China.

1:39:581:40:04

medallist from China. 1:15.32 is the

time to beat.

1:40:061:40:16

Three shots, just to make sure

everybody knows it's a false start.

1:40:171:40:21

That's right. Indicating the white

flag, showing the White armband

1:40:211:40:28

making a false start. So it was

Czerwonka of Poland at the inside.

1:40:281:40:35

She had a top ten finish here in the

1500 metres. You think the starter

1:40:351:40:39

has been holding them for quite

awhile.

Absolutely. And now both

1:40:391:40:45

skaters have to wait, which at end,

we saw in the 5000 metres, two

1:40:451:40:56

thousandths of a second was the

distance.

Every fraction of a second

1:40:561:41:00

counts in a distance like this.

1:41:001:41:04

The defending champion underway in

the predominantly black skin suit on

1:41:091:41:12

the left-hand side of your screen.

A

very canny style, the Chinese skater

1:41:121:41:22

on the outside. The upper body, if

she can retain that and just keep it

1:41:221:41:27

a little more still, she would get

so much more power into the ice.

1:41:271:41:33

Zhang Hong, just slightly in front

of Ireen Wust's time at the first

1:41:331:41:40

check. Down the back straight for

the first time, switching lanes.

1:41:401:41:47

It's important to stay as tight on

the turn. She did that very well

1:41:471:41:51

indeed. The green indicating almost

half a second inside the time of

1:41:511:42:00

Ireen Wust.

That time under threat

from Zhang Hong, the defending

1:42:001:42:06

Olympic champion in the 1000 metres.

Down the back straight, and she

1:42:061:42:10

stumbled, almost face planted onto

the ice. She has kept going but it

1:42:101:42:16

will cost her time. She lost a bit

of her rhythm, moving to the

1:42:161:42:21

outside. I think that has ruined her

chances. It did. And Zhang Hong sees

1:42:211:42:29

her Olympic crown disappear.

Czerwonka did well as well, bringing

1:42:291:42:37

hers up to fourth place at the

moment. But what happened here?

You

1:42:371:42:42

can see she just becomes very tired

and leans a bit too far forward. And

1:42:421:42:47

then the point of the skate just

ground into the ice.

You can see

1:42:471:42:52

coming down the finishing straight,

it looked like she could barely lift

1:42:521:42:55

one leg in front of the other.

The

lactate that builds up into the

1:42:551:43:00

legs. It's an elongated sprint, this

1000 metres.

Ireen Wust is hanging

1:43:001:43:08

in at the top of the leaderboard.

1:43:081:43:14

We are getting to the business end

of this competition. The women's

1:43:191:43:24

1000 metres here at the very

impressive Oval. We have not seen a

1:43:241:43:33

400 metre long track. It's a very

impressive sight. The Gangneung

1:43:331:43:38

Oval.

1:43:381:43:43

Oval. In the long track, this form

of the sport, a double Olympic

1:43:441:43:47

champion in 2014 in the 1500 and

team pursuit, and Brittany Bowe as

1:43:471:43:55

well, the 2015 world champion. Ter

Mors, the 2016 world champion.

1:43:551:44:07

Mors, the 2016 world champion. This

is a real heavyweight clash in terms

1:44:071:44:09

of skating ability at this distance.

1:44:091:44:13

This is going to be absolutely

fascinating, to see who has the

1:44:171:44:21

speed and staying power between

these two. Both of them former world

1:44:211:44:27

champions at this distance. Ter Mors

eight double Olympic champion in

1:44:271:44:31

Sochi four years ago. -- Ter Mors, a

double Olympic champion.

Brittany

1:44:311:44:38

Bowe on the outside for America, in

the blue and white, storming away.

1:44:381:44:42

Almost half a second already. Ter

Mors, the former 1500 metre world

1:44:421:44:49

champion. It will be all about the

last lap. That's where Ireen Wust

1:44:491:44:54

did the damage to the rest of the

group.

Brittany Bowe was fifth here

1:44:541:44:58

in the 1500 metres over a slightly

longer distance. Quite a big

1:44:581:45:03

advantage over the time of Ireen

Wust. That's time under real

1:45:031:45:06

pressure here. Brittany Bowe just

has to keep it going. We will see

1:45:061:45:12

whether Ter Mors has the strength to

close in and put pressure on.

1:45:121:45:16

It looks like the lead will go.

The

short track experience coming down

1:45:201:45:27

the the line.

Ter Mors will set a

new fastest time and the Olympic

1:45:271:45:34

record has gone what a skate. A

superb last lap from Ter Mors -

1:45:341:45:42

two-time gold medallist in Sochi

four years ago and she was all

1:45:421:45:47

business there. Bowe took the fight

to her, but Ter Mors has had the

1:45:471:45:55

staying power and the form in her

legs. This was sensational skating

1:45:551:46:00

from the Dutch woman.

A superb piece

of skating from Ter Mors. The Dutch

1:46:001:46:08

have been dominating this event, the

long track speed skating.

1:46:081:46:15

STUDIO:

1:46:151:46:15

long track speed skating.

STUDIO: Stewed Four more pairs to

1:46:151:46:18

come. On the red button, you can see

live coverage of Canada against

1:46:181:46:25

Britain in men's curling. We will be

ginning that live at around --

1:46:251:46:30

joining that at around 20 past 11.

Now back to the speed skating.

1:46:301:46:34

joining that at around 20 past 11.

Now back to the speed skating.

1:46:341:46:37

COMMENTATOR: We are not done yet. We

have get some really good skaters to

1:46:371:46:41

come. There is Ireen Wust, who was

in the gold medal position. She has

1:46:411:46:51

been bumped down to bronze now.

Bokko ready to go and Tu-Ting, the

1:46:511:47:12

first female athlete from her

country to compete in this event.

1:47:121:47:18

She fell in the 1,500 metres the

other day, finishing in 26th place.

1:47:181:47:28

Skaters cleanly away and the

Norwegian on the right-hand side in

1:47:311:47:34

the blue.

1:47:341:47:43

the blue.

Really throwing down the

gauntlet to the rest of the field.

1:47:431:47:49

Bokko of Norway almost one tenth of

a second already inside of it. That

1:47:491:47:53

will be an interesting, you know,

the skaters know this ice is capable

1:47:531:47:57

of those sorts of times.

1:47:571:48:03

They come to take the bell. Bokko

and Tu-Ting both outside the fastest

1:48:101:48:19

time. Bokko not too far away. Has

Huang a big final 200 metres as they

1:48:191:48:29

change over?

Bokko moving to the

inner side. You can see these

1:48:291:48:36

skaters are tying up and are not

used to the longer distances.

Bokko

1:48:361:48:44

will lead them home and her time is

good enough for fifth place. Two and

1:48:441:48:50

a half seconds down. Huang 14th

fastest. It has been all about the

1:48:501:48:59

Dutch here, as it so often is in the

long track speed skating. Going into

1:48:591:49:04

today, the Dutch had one all four

gold medals on offer. A couple of

1:49:041:49:09

bronze and silver as well. No other

country has managed more than one up

1:49:091:49:13

to now.

And we still have another

Dutch skater to come. Ter Mors will

1:49:131:49:23

be very happy with that performance.

We have six skaters still to come.

1:49:231:49:32

Including the current world

champion.

1:49:321:49:38

champion. Ireen Wust wondering if

she will add to her medals.

1:49:431:49:53

she will add to her medals. That

lane on the inside where the writing

1:49:581:50:02

is is used as the warm up lane. It

is the outside two lanes that are

1:50:021:50:07

used for the racing. Takagi won the

silver medal in the 1,500 metres.

1:50:071:50:14

This is her last event of the games.

The over all World Cup champion this

1:50:141:50:18

winter.

1:50:181:50:23

winter. And Erbanova, fifth here

last year in the World Championship.

1:50:251:50:34

Erbanova from the Czech Republic and

based in the Netherlands.

1:50:341:50:41

Takagi, sixth in the World

Championships here last year.

1:50:521:51:02

Erbanova fifth.

Takagi has a

personal best of more than a second

1:51:021:51:10

quicker than Erbanova.

Both have

started well, but we have seen that

1:51:101:51:14

before.

They need to start hard to

get the speed and cruise this first

1:51:141:51:19

complete lap.

1:51:191:51:27

complete lap.

Erbanova with the red

sleeves, Takagi in the black and

1:51:271:51:31

white as they come around to take

the bell. Have they given themselves

1:51:311:51:36

a shot at this. It is close.

Erbanova is skating well. She has

1:51:361:51:43

given herself a chance. Takagi

finding it tough.

Erbanova needs to

1:51:431:51:50

stay technically good to take that

time. Both skaters tying up.

Has

1:51:501:51:59

Takagi found a second wind? As they

come to the line, the clock ticks

1:51:591:52:05

away and second fastest time for

Takagi. 1.13.98.

1:52:051:52:15

Takagi. 1.13.98. Well, Ter Mors'

Olympic record time, the leading

1:52:161:52:19

time, came under pressure from

Takagi. That was a superb skate,

1:52:191:52:24

putting her into second place. Bowe

stays third. Erbanova is fourth

1:52:241:52:29

fastest. Wust now down to fifth.

As

we said for Wust, it is not her best

1:52:291:52:37

distance. As I said, she has thrown

the gauntlet down to the rest of the

1:52:371:52:45

field. She has skated the time, Ter

Mors and has no more pressure. Those

1:52:451:52:52

are the skater that need to still

perform.

We have got two pairs to

1:52:521:52:57

come. Skaters in those pairs who are

more than capable still of winning

1:52:571:53:03

this title. Not least Kodaira, the

1,000 metre world record holder. And

1:53:031:53:15

we have the current world champion.

1:53:151:53:26

Vanessa Herzog from Austria. Her

World Cup ranking at this distance

1:53:271:53:31

this winter is third. And Nao

Kodaira from Japan at her third

1:53:311:53:39

Olympic Games. Second in the World

Cup rankings this winter. No 1 at

1:53:391:53:48

500 metres and she is the 1,000

metre world record holder. That was

1:53:481:53:55

set in December 2017.

1:53:551:54:05

Beautifully timed from Kodaira.

Lovely, smooth, flowing the style as

1:54:141:54:19

she gets up to speed.

She makes it

look very easy. This is is the medal

1:54:191:54:25

that the Japanese are lacking for.

-- Looking for.

A strong start from

1:54:251:54:33

Herzog, who has had an excellent

season. Literally neck and neck. 0.4

1:54:331:54:41

ahead of the fastest time.

Both have

opened very fast and it might be

1:54:411:54:45

even a bit too much.

Kodaira at the

moment is going faster and faster.

1:54:451:54:53

Just reached seven tenths of a

second. Coming back slightly now.

1:54:531:54:57

Half a second the advantage with one

lap to go here for Kodaira. It is a

1:54:571:55:02

case of whether she has got the

staying power here. It is coming

1:55:021:55:07

down the advantage bit by bit. As

you can see at the bottom right of

1:55:071:55:13

screen. She is almost level and it

may be slipping away. Kodaira has

1:55:131:55:18

got to dig deep now. Into the

finishing straight. This is where it

1:55:181:55:22

hurts. You have got to empty the

tank here now. Up to the line and it

1:55:221:55:26

is good enough for second place.

Kodaira couldn't quite bring it

1:55:261:55:31

home. He did give herself a platform

for victory and there is a very

1:55:311:55:37

relieved smile on the face of Jorien

Ter Mors. Kodaira now in second

1:55:371:55:47

place and Takagi also from Japan in

third. Bowe of the United States

1:55:471:55:52

nudged off the podium.

Well that is

a very big surprise here at the

1:55:521:56:00

Olympic Games. Kodaira has dominated

all season and again like the 15

1:56:001:56:09

hundred metres, that the Japanese

ladies have not performed.

Kodaira

1:56:091:56:13

the world champ yn at 500 and the

world No 1 at 500 couldn't quite get

1:56:131:56:21

the second 500 rigt there. -- right

there. The last pair will be on the

1:56:211:56:29

ice shortly. Ready to go. Ter Mors

there, her anxious wait will last

1:56:291:56:39

another couple of minutes and then

she will know and we will all know

1:56:391:56:46

who is the champion. It might be one

of her own team mates who makes life

1:56:461:56:56

uncomfortable. Lenstra already has a

bronze in the 1,500 here. And the

1:56:561:57:04

current world champion at both 1,000

and 1,500 metres and the 1,500 metre

1:57:041:57:18

world record holder, Heather

Bergsma.

1:57:181:57:27

Bergsma. The only two who can

possibly deny Ter Mors. An

1:57:271:57:34

interesting and unique start from

Heather Bergsma in terms of style.

1:57:341:57:43

Bergsma crouched down almost like a

sprint athlete to start.

She has

1:57:431:57:49

come from in-line skating, that is

the way they start. Both know what

1:57:491:57:53

time they need to beat.

What a

couple of laps we have before us

1:57:531:57:56

now. First time time check coming

up. And both are inside the fastest

1:57:561:58:02

time.

That is good for Lenstra. She

will be saving a bit in the tank for

1:58:021:58:12

the last lap.

Bergsma getting the

opportunity to slip stream behind

1:58:121:58:19

the Dutch woman. Neck and neck into

the finishing straight and as you

1:58:191:58:22

can see s it is bang on and it is

going to be very close. There is

1:58:221:58:26

nothing in it. Maybe Ter Mors' time

ahead of Bergsma at the moment.

1:58:261:58:34

Bergsma having the last outer lane,

that will make it tougher for her.

1:58:341:58:39

The coaches urging them on. The

skaters on the left-hand side of the

1:58:391:58:42

screen. I think Ter Mors will get

the gold here.

Around the bend for

1:58:421:58:48

the final time into the finishing

straight, the crowd on their feet.

1:58:481:58:54

Are they tying up? They go up to the

line, no, and Ter Mors from the

1:58:541:59:01

Netherlands is the Olympic champion.

Lenstra and Bergsma gave themselves

1:59:011:59:07

a chance, but they couldn't keep it

going quickly enough on that final

1:59:071:59:13

lap and Ter Mors with two gold

medals in Sochi now has one here as

1:59:131:59:18

well in Pyeongchang. That was a

superb skate from the Dutch woman,

1:59:181:59:23

setting a new Olympic record time as

well.

Yes, it was nice to see the

1:59:231:59:29

actual national short track coach

for Holland there in the middle of

1:59:291:59:36

the rink congratulating Ter Mors.

Lenstra coming around that last

1:59:361:59:42

inner lane.

Lenstra finished sixth

four years ago. Finishes in the same

1:59:421:59:49

position this time. Kodaira and

Takagi celebrate medals for Japan.

1:59:492:00:00

SIMON BROTHERTON: So, celebrations

start for Jorien Ter Mors.

And the

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winner of the ladies 1000m is from

the Netherlands, Jorien Ter Mors.

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CLARE BALDING: The Netherlands

continue to dominate the speed

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skating, and in snowboarding it is

the USA who are open and double

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having won all four of the old

medals, most recently thanks to

2:00:402:00:45

Shaun White, who won the halfpipe

with the most stunning final run and

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said afterwards he really had to

bring his A-game. How thrilled he is

2:00:502:00:55

to regain that title he won twice in

a row and ended not even make the

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podium in Sochi four years ago. He

now becomes the first snowboarder to

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win three Olympic title Steph let's

have a look at what that does to the

2:01:052:01:08

table... And Germany have had a very

good sport trust so far.

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good sport trust so far. -- a very

good Games so far.

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Meanwhile, Rhona Howie and Chemmy

Alcott alongside me and Rona has

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been keeping her eye on the curling.

This has been on the red button, but

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we're just at the closing stages of

the first end, Hannah Dale against

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Great Britain - what has been

happening?

Canada have got last

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stone advantage on the first end so

they're going up to the corner

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guards trying to score two and

looking in a good position to do

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just that. This is Kyle Smith's last

stone for Britain at the first end.

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He is looking to put pressure on

Canada, but Canada have set this end

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up well.

Great Britain had a very

tense but good win in their opening

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game, all of this team, first-time

Olympians. They went to an extra end

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and beat Switzerland but Canada are

a very, very tough challenge. Really

2:02:162:02:20

early stages here. It is one assumes

ten ends but if the scores are tied

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it goes to an 11th. The women opened

their campaign this morning with a

2:02:282:02:33

very impressive victory over the

Olympic athletes of Russia. Rona,

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you the skip who won the gold - what

do you do if your Canada and what

2:02:372:02:41

can they do here? Are they looking

for two?

Yep, that's what they want

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to do, and Canada are very good at

this, scoring multiples when they

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have last stone, they're very good

at forcing that. Here he has got an

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open nose hit for two at first end.

Which is a dream position to start

2:02:592:03:08

the game at the first end, if you

can get that two. He certainly

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doesn't want to hit and roll out

here. No, he's made it perfectly.

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So, Canada take me from that first

end and we're going to be picking it

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up live after we show you this guide

to curling.

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Curling originated in 16th century

Scotland and appeared in the very

2:03:322:03:36

first winter Olympic Games of 1924,

when Great Britain won gold. The aim

2:03:362:03:41

of curling is to get more stones

closer to the centre of the scoring

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area, known as the house, than your

opponent. Sweeping is a key part and

2:03:452:03:50

it affects the distance and

direction that the stone travels in.

2:03:502:03:54

Tactics are crucial, especially

retaining the last stone advantage,

2:03:542:03:58

known as the hammer. In the men's

and women's there are four players

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in each team, known as a rink, who

curl two stones each end. Only one

2:04:022:04:08

team can score each end. Matches are

over ten end is. This year sees the

2:04:082:04:13

addition of mixed doubles, a

shorter, more dynamic event played

2:04:132:04:18

over eight ends instead of ten.

CLARE BALDING: And that new mixed

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doubles event was won by Canada,

they are Dominic nation in curling,

2:04:242:04:28

it is the sport of Canada and that

is why they are so tough to beat.

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So, Great Britain in their second

game in action against Canada,

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second game just on the way, Logan

Gray, Jackie Lockhart and Steve Cram

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are our commentators.

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STEVE CRAM: Thank you, Claire, and

Great Britain will be hoping to

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respond in the second end here. It

was a great start to the competition

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with that victory over Switzerland

and they came out looking fairly

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relaxed, full of smiles, and

everybody knows when you play Canada

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it is going to be tough. If you do

manage to get a win against them,

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that's a bit of a bonus in the round

robin. I think what they will be

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looking for is a good performance

here, whether they win or lose, try

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and make sure that they give Canada

a good match. So, very early stages.

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They didn't do too much wrong,

perhaps a couple of missed

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opportunities to play slightly

better shots but not too much wrong.

2:05:282:05:31

Logan and Jackie Long with me.

2:05:312:05:41

Logan and Jackie Long with me. Play

aggressive against Canada and try

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and score shots, is that the best

policy, do you think, try and be

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really positive?

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, I think as I

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said at the beginning of the end,

they have really got to be on there

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again if they want to beat Canada

and stone placement is key. That

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shot I think is way too high, it

needed to be much closer to the

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house to make it harder for Canada

to catch their stone.

2:06:072:06:14

LOGAN GRAY: I totally agree. The

other thing is that if they make any

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kind of slight mistakes, you know

the Canadians are going to punish

2:06:192:06:22

them for eight, and that is exactly

what happened in the first end. They

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didn't do too much wrong. They made

one or 2/2 shots, and Canada, just

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clinical. -- they made one or two

half shots.

If this is your four

2:06:312:06:41

yearly stint of watching curling,

talking about the four stones, they

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can't be

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can't be moved, but you can keep

placing the guards in place. Cammy

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Smith, his brother Kyle is the skip,

just trying to come around that.

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Just explain, Logan, when you have

the hammer, what you're trying to

2:07:032:07:08

set up to try and score derby OK,

so, the outcome that you're trying

2:07:082:07:13

to achieve is to score multiple

points. It is as simple as that. You

2:07:132:07:18

want to score two or more.

And

basically you will play quite

2:07:182:07:23

offensively. If it's not really

working out then a blanket end is a

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good option because then you can

roll the hammer, the last stone

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advantage, over to the next end to

try again, really. But generally, in

2:07:312:07:36

the context of the areas where the

two teams play, you will expect to

2:07:362:07:41

see the team with the last stone

platelet out of the wings, try and

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keep the centre open. Whereas the

team with the last stone, Canada in

2:07:452:07:50

this instance, will try to keep the

play in the middle, to choke up the

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middle and try and put some pressure

on the team with the last stone to

2:07:542:07:57

be able to score.

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be able to score.

Kyle Smith, the

skip for Britain. He missed one or

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two opportunities in the match

against Switzerland I think

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generally, called the game well. And

you made the point, Logan, about

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managing the scoreboard, and they

did that pretty well also, blanked a

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couple of pence early on. Carrying

that hammer, if you can, to the

2:08:222:08:31

eighth and the tenth is always a

help. And just getting almost

2:08:312:08:35

blooming success there, certainly

removing one, the other one going to

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the back of the house. So, Kyle

Smith just needs to lead his team

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well. This is Kyle Waddell playing

second.

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second.

Although GB are losing two

in the first end they don't need to

2:08:512:08:55

go crazy here.

That was kind of my

point when I was saying about what

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kind of game do you play? The more

risky you are the more likely you

2:09:002:09:04

are to make mistakes, so do you kind

of, if you're playing Manchester

2:09:042:09:10

City, park the bus for a while and

hang on and see if you can get into

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the latter stages still close?

Absolutely. They are trailing by two

2:09:142:09:20

at the moment and as the game goes

on and they continue to trail, they

2:09:202:09:24

will start to move through the gears

and take more risk. But at the

2:09:242:09:28

moment still a long way to go, still

nine ends to come, they don't have

2:09:282:09:32

to go crazy, and it's all about

hanging on to the Canadians early on

2:09:322:09:39

and give themselves a chance down

the stretch against Kevin Koe's

2:09:392:09:42

team.

Yeah, I think they don't want

to be too aggressive too early

2:09:422:09:47

because they want to play some

simple shots, played well wow, get

2:09:472:09:51

their confidence. And then after

that that's when in the latter

2:09:512:09:55

stages you can start putting the

pressure on.

And the thing about

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playing more risky curling is that

generally the difficulty of the

2:10:002:10:03

shots goes up, so a I think that's a

really good point. We saw earlier on

2:10:032:10:07

today that they did struggle with

some of those more technical shots,

2:10:072:10:11

possibly just learning the new

playing conditions, and also the

2:10:112:10:14

bright lights of the big show here

at the Olympic said. So, a few

2:10:142:10:21

simple shots might not be a bad

thing for this young British team.

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So, Marc

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So, Marc Kennedy, Olympic gold

medallist from Vancouver. Really low

2:10:372:10:39

delivery from Kennedy.

2:10:392:10:44

delivery from Kennedy. The ask here

was to hit and roll across behind

2:10:452:10:50

the red sitting at the top of the

house, but he's caught that really

2:10:502:10:53

thin.

2:10:532:10:58

thin. So, a small error there from

team Canada. Yeah, and this is when

2:10:592:11:10

you start to Bergsma that you don't

have your car guard -- corner guard

2:11:102:11:17

in a good position.

Yeah, the GB

corner guard is really high.

So high

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that it is almost not on the screen!

The coach for the GB men's team.

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Because they don't have a good

corner guard, it is easy to remove

2:11:452:11:49

any stone behind it and is now

having to play down the centre,

2:11:492:11:52

which isn't ideal for the team with

the last stone. And this is just

2:11:522:11:57

drifting a bit too far - but it IS

hidden behind the guard.

That's the

2:11:572:12:03

shot that Thomas Bjorn head was just

struggling with a little bit this

2:12:032:12:06

morning. Anything with a bit of

weight he was fine.

Yeah, it's

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funny, if there is a shot that you

feel like you are maybe a bit weaker

2:12:142:12:18

at, that's the first one to go as

soon as the pressure comes on.

2:12:182:12:27

So, Kennedy, then, looking to just

apply a bit of pressure here. The

2:12:342:12:45

last three stones for Great Britain,

at some point you have to decide

2:12:452:12:51

whether or not you can do anything

about blanking an end but Canada

2:12:512:12:57

just starting to turn the screw a

little bit. That's a nice shot. He

2:12:572:13:04

just wants him to come in on top of

that, stay above that tee line. Just

2:13:042:13:12

needs to find his touch here.

Earlier we were talking about these

2:13:122:13:23

draws and the importance of the

sweeper, when he's just about to

2:13:232:13:26

throw it. Just saying to Tom there,

just take a second, throw it soft

2:13:262:13:34

and let us sweep it down there.

Because as soon as he throws it too

2:13:342:13:40

hard, then there's no sweeping it.

That's not bad. Pretty good effort

2:13:402:13:49

from Thomas Muirhead.

Yeah, it's a

really good shot, they be if hit at

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being a stone shorter then it would

have been absolutely perfect. The

2:13:572:14:01

difficulty here is that if Kevin

comes down and freezes on that

2:14:012:14:07

yellow, it's going to be a total

nightmare for GB to score.

Oddly

2:14:072:14:17

enough, I saw Kevin Koe deliver a

couple of draws like this this

2:14:172:14:23

morning, without the sort of

accuracy you might expect from him,

2:14:232:14:25

against Italy. Just wonder whether

he's found his form early in this

2:14:252:14:31

match this evening.

2:14:312:14:35

They seem to like this one,

unfortunately.

Yeah, they're working

2:14:402:14:43

it hard.

That's a lovely stone.

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I think the guard needs to go back

up now. Try and pick it out of

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there.

2:15:032:15:04

up now. Try and pick it out of

there.

2:15:042:15:05

Just the difference in that one shot

by Thomas Muirhead. Don't get me

2:15:112:15:14

wrong it was a great shot it shows

you the difference in the inches. If

2:15:142:15:21

it had been a few inches up towards

us it would have been a different

2:15:212:15:26

thing for Kevin Koe to face.

That

underlines the point about you made

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about playing Canada. If you are not

spot on every chance they are going

2:15:312:15:35

to respond with a perfect shot, so,

Kyle Smith, trying to run this red

2:15:352:15:43

back, against the other red.

Partial success but obviously that

2:15:432:15:55

is making things difficult. One

stone left is best, they are going

2:15:552:15:59

to get one here.

At least he has

moved them all behind the back half

2:15:592:16:04

of the circle, and that shouldn't be

a problem to him when he has last

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stone here.

It looks like a bad shot in that

2:16:082:16:12

they have lost their stone from the

house and are lying four against,

2:16:122:16:15

but in the context of the final

score of the en, they have a better

2:16:152:16:19

chance to score one here.

These are the chats I love.

They are

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out loud telling Kyle Smith which

shot he is not very good at. Which

2:16:312:16:34

shot he is not happy with.

They are

very much open in their

2:16:342:16:38

communication and happy to, but I

guess that is one of the strategies

2:16:382:16:43

of the game, is making sure you are

making your opposition play the shot

2:16:432:16:48

they least like or they are not

having a good day with. Make it as

2:16:482:16:53

difficult as possible for your

opposition.

Correct me if I am

2:16:532:17:00

wrong, one of options there was to

high the tee line there, meaning it

2:17:002:17:06

wasn't not possible for Kyle Smith

just to take it out, because they

2:17:062:17:09

have two stones inside the white

circle, it wouldn't be close enough

2:17:092:17:13

to count, to force him to draw for

the one?

You would make a good skip

2:17:132:17:22

one day Crammy. Somewhere nooking

into the circle there in front. With

2:17:222:17:26

them being up there, not only do

they want to put in a position where

2:17:262:17:31

Kyle can't hit it to score one, but

they want to put it on a line that

2:17:312:17:34

is a nuisance for the draw.

Let us see how close he is.

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Not going to be far away is it

They

want it to finish where Kennedy has

2:17:432:17:48

his boom.

Coming in a bit more. --

Cammy.

2:17:482:17:55

If he hit that... He can take the

one at the back out as well? He

2:17:552:18:01

might lie shot then? Just going to

have a look at it. See if he hits

2:18:012:18:05

that right on, just off the left as

we look at it, left of the nose as

2:18:052:18:09

it were.

It is going to be rally

close, if they nose it would be

2:18:092:18:16

enough, it would outcount that back

red. I am going to say they took it

2:18:162:18:21

an inch too far. Just a tad. That is

where, that is where these games are

2:18:212:18:25

going to be won and lost, stone

placement.

2:18:252:18:30

Well you heard there, probably, if

you did hopefully you here, they

2:18:332:18:37

think nose is good enough, going to

be close enough to count. It looks

2:18:372:18:41

as though that would be correct.

Never and easy shot. He is playing

2:18:412:18:47

against five stones in the house. As

a skip you maybe have to go up the

2:18:472:18:51

other end and think there is only

one shot in the house, you don't

2:18:512:18:54

want it playing on your mind there

five other stones there.

Anything

2:18:542:18:58

other than right on the nose and

sits... It is not going to be good

2:18:582:19:05

enough. Kyle Smith asking them to

sweep this, try and get the line

2:19:052:19:09

right.

That might just be good enough.

I

2:19:092:19:16

think it is.

For the one.

That is agreed by Marc Kennedy. A

2:19:162:19:23

bit of a pressure shot there, not

two, but one, better than giving up

2:19:232:19:28

a steal.

So Canada after two ends lead this

2:19:282:19:34

2-1. Kevin Koe looking cool, calm

and collected, isn't he.

2:19:342:19:43

I wonder if the sweepers might get a

slap on wrist from Kevin Koe, the

2:19:432:19:48

Canadian skip. There is, Kyle Smith

should not have had that option,

2:19:482:19:53

they carried that stone too far.

Just slid a little but in the right

2:19:532:20:01

direction. You can see how much that

was meaning to him, he was shouting

2:20:012:20:06

at them to try and hold the line.

That will give them a bit of

2:20:062:20:12

confidence. It was a bit of get out

of jail, but they may sure they

2:20:122:20:17

capitalised on it. A slight mistakes

from Canada but Kyle Smith delivered

2:20:172:20:22

a Goodstone.

The fact they have

scored there is good but I think

2:20:222:20:26

probably in the back of your mind

you have to be thinking OK, I was

2:20:262:20:30

facing five, so I don't have the

hammer in this next end so we will

2:20:302:20:34

have to step it up.

I think one of the things I would be

2:20:342:20:39

discussing with my team after that

is OK, we're on the score board here

2:20:392:20:43

but we need doe a better job of the

set up. Because we didn't have a

2:20:432:20:48

chance in that last ten because we

didn't get the first couple of

2:20:482:20:52

stones in the right spot.

Exactly.

You guys said at the beginning

2:20:522:20:56

making life difficult for themselves

with Cammy Smith who sent this stone

2:20:562:20:59

down. Coming up a bit short last

time. So trying to place the guard

2:20:592:21:04

here. Again, it is going to be a

long way off the house but right on

2:21:042:21:10

the center line.

I think... So they just, you might

2:21:102:21:17

be able to hear the British players

trying to work out what is going on

2:21:172:21:20

with that stone. They are trying to

determine whether it is human error

2:21:202:21:24

or whether that is a bit slower than

the rest.

2:21:242:21:30

Getting pretty busy in here, good

good atmosphere, buzzing a little

2:21:422:21:46

bit. Korea are play, they are

already two down. Two ends against

2:21:462:21:51

Sweden.

They are considered a threat for

2:21:512:22:01

Canada and of course, Great Britain

and everybody else. On the next

2:22:012:22:05

sheet. Switzerland and Italy. Italy

scored one in the first end. It is

2:22:052:22:11

tied between Norway and Japan one

all.

2:22:112:22:22

Better effort from Cammy Smith.

2:22:262:22:32

It is locked on that red, so that

making it a bit harder for Dan to do

2:22:322:22:39

anything with it.

-- Canada to do anything with it. So

2:22:392:22:44

they are going to play a back eight

weight, which is heavier and they

2:22:442:22:48

will try and catch it and move the

stones around.

2:22:482:22:52

Push the red to the back.

2:22:522:22:54

It he is looking very tanned Benoit

Schwarz, whether he has been on

2:23:032:23:08

holiday or the sun beds.

If he has

been on the sun beds, I wouldn't

2:23:082:23:13

blame him. You could have almost

done sunbathing this afternoon.

2:23:132:23:19

Afternoon. Kevin Koe disappointed

with that shot. All he has done is

2:23:192:23:26

pushed the yellow in behind goodbye

yellow guard.

2:23:262:23:32

A couple of indifferent shots there

from backbench Benoit Schwarz. So

2:23:322:23:36

Kyle Waddell playing second for

Great Britain.

2:23:362:23:41

-- Ben Hebert.

2:23:412:23:48

Skip watching this.

2:23:582:24:03

Well played.

Doesn't stick the shooter though.

I

2:24:062:24:15

was going to say a little unlucky.

Just spins out the house.

2:24:152:24:24

In the previous end I talked about

guards being too long. The Canadians

2:24:362:24:40

are saying that guard is not even in

play, so, although it is in line of

2:24:402:24:45

sight, they know that the stones

will curl round it and they make

2:24:452:24:49

take outs where ever the stones are.

Just as you said that, that is a

2:24:492:24:58

commentators curse. Well done Logan.

Well done.

Come on!

Well... It may

2:24:582:25:05

have been right out there, but he

still caught the guard on the way

2:25:052:25:11

in, just enough. Just a little nick,

sends it wide. Cammy Smith is having

2:25:112:25:21

a chuckle to himself, perhaps.

2:25:212:25:28

Really nice situation for GB all of

a suddenful

I was about to say you

2:25:332:25:39

talked about capitalise on any

mistakes Canada make, they won't

2:25:392:25:43

make many but when they do...

This

is going to overcurl, which is a bit

2:25:432:25:48

of a shame. It was a nice weight but

it's just on the wrong side of the

2:25:482:25:52

line.

You can see that.

2:25:522:25:58

So, pity there.

If they manage to get that guard in

2:25:582:26:04

line they are in greater shape.

Canada have to start peeling the

2:26:042:26:08

high guards off and it turns into a

chance to steal here.

2:26:082:26:17

He needs to make a compensation for

that previous throw.

2:26:172:26:26

Happy to try and take it grey the

centre Canada with the hammer, so

2:26:362:26:41

they are looking for some shots away

from the forefoot at the moment.

I

2:26:412:26:47

was going to say, whether Thomas

Muirhead can just hit and roll in

2:26:472:26:53

behind the two yellow stones.

He has the same delivery as his

2:26:532:27:00

sister, with he tongue out.

Concentration, I know.

2:27:002:27:06

Family trait.

Unlucky. Good try.

Now Canada, see if they can play

2:27:062:27:19

that shot better. Marc Kennedy.

A bit of frustration there from

2:27:192:27:26

Thomas Muirhead.

Just saw him tapping hiss hip there,

2:27:262:27:35

that is an indication of the weight.

When you tap the hip, is that

2:27:352:27:41

bumper?

Yes, it is half way. Bumper,

I'm impressed.

2:27:412:27:49

I do read the odd thing now and

then.

2:27:492:27:53

The crazy thing about the weights is

all the teams call it different

2:27:532:27:59

thing, different ways, there is not

a generally accept terminology but

2:27:592:28:04

we try our best.

A soft weight, bump

weight.

If you went, as I understand

2:28:042:28:10

it the lower down if you tap your

foot, so coming all the way up it

2:28:102:28:15

has more weight.

Over your head is a

peel weight.

If you are tapping your

2:28:152:28:20

hip or backside. Half weight.

A half

weight, yes.

I'll go with that.

2:28:202:28:30

They want to make sure they hold on

to the shooter here.

2:28:302:28:33

That is coming out the other side.

They were hoping for it to stop

2:28:332:28:38

somewhere where in the middle so the

two yellow cards, you can only see

2:28:382:28:41

one at the moment, they will be

using that as protective cover.

So

2:28:412:28:45

he played two shots there and he

wanted something on either occasion

2:28:452:28:49

that was somewhere in between the

two.

2:28:492:28:54

Again, this idea of OK, but not

quite 100%.

The problem they have

2:28:542:29:01

though, is that the Canadians are

tactically astute, and they know

2:29:012:29:05

that that yell however there in the

side of the house, although it is in

2:29:052:29:09

a scoring position isn't really

doing anything, so they are going to

2:29:092:29:13

completely ignore it, draw one round

and try and create another score of

2:29:132:29:17

two to open up the game by four

shots to one.

This is their

2:29:172:29:22

offensive tactic here. Great Britain

haven't made it in behind these two

2:29:222:29:28

guards, so Canada is going to make

sure they are there first. Might

2:29:282:29:34

have come out a fraction too far. He

has been right on the tee line.

2:29:342:29:43

It is in a similar position to

Thomas's draw in the previous end,

2:29:432:29:47

actually. So a very similar

situation.

2:29:472:29:55

So Kyle just showing Thomas Muirhead

where to hold the brush, where he

2:29:552:30:00

wants how much ice he wants to take

for this.

2:30:002:30:12

Somebody there, not sure who it was

saying what you said, Logan, same

2:30:122:30:16

adds Tom.

2:30:162:30:22

These are the shots that, if they're

going to stay in this game, they've

2:30:282:30:31

got to start laying without any

error.

2:30:312:30:40

Thinks it's a bit tight...

Hard

line! Hard line!

Looks short as

2:30:442:30:55

well.

2:30:552:31:01

well.

Well, he said as soon as he

threw it he knew it was tight for

2:31:012:31:05

line, and maybe a bit under throne

as well. So, not a good effort from

2:31:052:31:10

Kyle Smith.

2:31:102:31:18

He's just making the point that one

thing it has done is perhaps... He's

2:31:202:31:30

only got one stone left, Kyle Smith,

so Kevin Koe...

2:31:302:31:35

What are you thinking?

You might

make it easier this way, this isn't

2:31:392:31:42

the way he wants to draw.

STEVE CRAM: Again, telling Kyle

2:31:422:31:47

Smith what he's going to play next!

He's got a couple of options here,

2:31:472:31:57

he could probably hit the yellow and

come onto the inside of it, it is

2:31:572:32:01

just how far he hits his own red

across. Or he could come from the

2:32:012:32:06

left-hand side into the centre. But

you heard him say he is worried if

2:32:062:32:09

he brings it in there is a raise on

the yellow, and that's the kind of

2:32:092:32:14

shot that Kyle Smith likes, so he's

trying to make it as difficult as

2:32:142:32:17

possible. And they will go through

every scenario before they decide

2:32:172:32:21

which one they want to go for.

2:32:212:32:25

I think there are initial

inclination was to come down the

2:32:432:32:46

right-hand side and draw another one

around, but I think they're worried

2:32:462:32:50

about either Kyle playing the freeze

down the left-hand side onto the one

2:32:502:32:52

which is already there, or even

setting up some sort of run back

2:32:522:32:56

double possibility. I think they

sense a real chance to score

2:32:562:33:02

potentially as many as three here,

so they want to maximise their

2:33:022:33:05

chances. Of course something like a

3-wood give them a huge advantage in

2:33:052:33:11

this game and make them almost

certain winners. Even at this early

2:33:112:33:18

stage in the game, a great chance if

Canada.

2:33:182:33:25

Canada. -- chance for Canada.

JACKIE LOCKHART: They haven't been

2:33:252:33:32

playing down this side as much for

the drawing game. Can just hear him

2:33:322:33:36

checking the ice that he has been

given by his vice skipper at the

2:33:362:33:40

other end just to check it is the

right ice.

2:33:402:33:49

That is a great view of the sweeping

action from these two.

Keep going!

2:33:542:34:03

Oh, and they've just made it - I

think!

I'm not sure.

2:34:032:34:09

LOGAN GRAY: Ben kind of left that

one a bit early.

2:34:092:34:18

Jackie, I don't know if you saw the

shot that Jacques Kevin Koe through

2:34:252:34:31

to win in Manitoba, but it looked

short all the way down and those

2:34:312:34:35

guys just went to town on it! -- the

shot that Kevin Koe played. It

2:34:352:34:42

demonstrates the importance of the

gym work and the trading that they

2:34:422:34:45

have had to do for the sweeping.

Because that commitment made the

2:34:452:34:50

difference between getting them to

the Olympic Games and not getting

2:34:502:34:54

done there.

Yeah, they can

definitely take that stone five or

2:34:542:34:59

six feet more...

May be even more.

Maybe even more than that, when you

2:34:592:35:05

see the power that they're putting

into it.

And I think as a skip it

2:35:052:35:10

gives you so much confidence to know

that if you just drop it down there,

2:35:102:35:13

your sweepers can put it too much

wherever you want it to be.

2:35:132:35:23

wherever you want it to be.

He keeps

going back to the draw. I think the

2:35:232:35:29

worry, firstly, I think he might be

worried he gets the weight of wrong

2:35:292:35:35

on the draw, and then they've got

to...

Yeah, there's a possibility

2:35:352:35:40

that he is just going to jam that

red into...

Yeah, he's gone back.

2:35:402:35:46

He's going down the other and, he

doesn't like that at all, he is now

2:35:462:35:50

saying he prefers the draw.

That is

the skip's preference, because once

2:35:502:35:57

you get down the other end sometimes

the stones look completely

2:35:572:35:59

different.

2:35:592:36:04

different.

I don't know about you,

Jackie, but this potentially says to

2:36:062:36:09

me that Canada may be our only lying

one.

That's what I think if it is

2:36:092:36:15

very, very close. Well, you see what

we see. The yellow of Great Britain

2:36:152:36:25

we think is lying second shot. Very

close. It would definitely go to a

2:36:252:36:32

measure.

2:36:322:36:38

measure. Just asking for a little

more ice. He's going to try and draw

2:36:382:36:45

an come around and get to the back

of the button if he can.

2:36:452:36:53

of the button if he can.

This is a

really important shot here.

2:36:532:37:02

really important shot here.

So, Kyle

Smith, then, he's a sort of had one

2:37:022:37:05

good one, one bad one and one

average one if you like - this needs

2:37:052:37:08

to be brilliant here. It's got a

chance, got to keep sweeping, bring

2:37:082:37:14

it in... Further than that... Well

short!

This is going to be an easy

2:37:142:37:23

hit for a three, I think.

He didn't

want to be tight there, either. And

2:37:232:37:31

I think taking that little bit more

ice further out to the outside, and

2:37:312:37:34

he just hasn't given it enough.

It's

fairly straightforward, you can see

2:37:342:37:40

that British stone. That's the

target for Kevin Koe. And then just

2:37:402:37:50

to sit in and count three. And if he

is successful with this, then Great

2:37:502:37:55

Britain would have amounted to climb

against Canada. -- would have a

2:37:552:38:01

mountain to climb.

2:38:012:38:06

mountain to climb. Even if he got

this horribly wrong they would still

2:38:072:38:09

pick up two.

2:38:092:38:14

Stay closer!

2:38:172:38:27

That's not going to go... Two. Well,

they got away with one there. That

2:38:282:38:36

British stone just spun away, the

one sitting at the top of the...

2:38:362:38:40

Well, they had just got inside the

8ft, so it's not as bad as it might

2:38:402:38:47

have been, but it still means that

Great Britain are trailing by three.

2:38:472:38:51

That's after three and, and just not

quite capitalising on any

2:38:512:38:55

opportunities they get. And in some

ways they've been slightly fortunate

2:38:552:39:00

that Canada on occasion as well have

not quite delivered the stones,

2:39:002:39:04

either. Kevin Koe perhaps the one

who hasn't been quite 100% on form.

2:39:042:39:12

So, Great Britain will have the

hammer in the next, but either this

2:39:122:39:17

end or certainly pretty soon, they

need to have something dramatic

2:39:172:39:19

happens. It's been a fairly blowy,

blustery day but I'm pleased to say

2:39:192:39:26

the winds have abated somewhat. You

can see the media centre on your

2:39:262:39:31

left, and those other tents and

marquees, a lot of which were taken

2:39:312:39:40

down, and for a lot of people on the

part it was a little bit of run for

2:39:402:39:45

cover this afternoon! Thankfully

things have calmed down. We didn't

2:39:452:39:48

have a clue in here, it was all

calm!

2:39:482:39:57

calm! So, Great Britain, then, with

the hammer in the fourth, trailing

2:39:572:40:00

by three.

2:40:002:40:08

Yeah, it was a little bit of a

disappointing outcome on the third

2:40:092:40:13

end, because really for the first

time in the game they had the chance

2:40:132:40:16

to take the upper hand and maybe

could even have gone on to steal it

2:40:162:40:21

if they had strong a few shots

together. But if you can fall three

2:40:212:40:26

behind you might as well do it at

the start of the game and give

2:40:262:40:29

yourself plenty of time to get that

into it.

2:40:292:40:39

How often do you see Canada give up

a 4-1 lead? This is the first time,

2:40:392:40:47

right?

Let's not talk about it!

Corner guard from Cammy Smith.

2:40:472:40:54

They're still discussing that stone

there.

It's getting gradually

2:40:542:41:02

further away, from one end to the

next!

2:41:022:41:08

I think part of the problem that

Kyle Smith's team has been having

2:41:212:41:27

with Cammy's stones is that they

can't actually work out if they are

2:41:272:41:31

different or not, because Cammy has

been releasing them different each

2:41:312:41:33

time. So, when you throw multiple

factors into the equation, it's

2:41:332:41:38

difficult to pinpoint exactly what

the issue is.

2:41:382:41:43

He's just hoping this can curl

enough to get behind that guard.

Is

2:41:522:41:58

very important for Team GB that the

next score in this game is a score

2:41:582:42:02

of two. If they get the last stone

advantage for anything less then it

2:42:022:42:09

will be almost an insurmountable

task for them.

2:42:092:42:15

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, we spoke

about it earlier when we watched the

2:42:152:42:18

girls' game, the stone placement is

key if you want the rest of the end

2:42:182:42:25

to be successful, the placement of

that lead stone. So, the guard taken

2:42:252:42:31

off.

2:42:312:42:36

STEVE CRAM: I said earlier on, a

defeat to Canada is by no means

2:42:462:42:49

unexpected, but it is how you play.

You want to just play well, make

2:42:492:42:53

your shots. If you walk off and

Canada have played better than you,

2:42:532:42:59

great. That's not a problem, you're

in the Olympic Thames, there are

2:42:592:43:04

going to be teams that might be

better than you on the day, but you

2:43:042:43:07

want to find your form, coming back

tomorrow, if you haven't played

2:43:072:43:14

well, you've suffered a heavy

defeat, carry that through to

2:43:142:43:16

tomorrow...

2:43:162:43:26

So, quite clearly, Canada have

switched to a more kind of defensive

2:43:262:43:29

mindset. When you're defending a

lead a new play a lot more takeouts,

2:43:292:43:36

just removing the opposition stones

to limit the amount that they can

2:43:362:43:39

score in the end. Another mistake

here for Brent Laing.

Yeah, he's

2:43:392:43:45

just left that

2:43:452:43:50

just left that there. Yeah, I guess

any traffic out front helps the

2:43:512:43:55

British cause.

2:43:552:44:05

The green lights come on the top of

the handle to signify a clean

2:44:142:44:17

release before the line.

Just trying

to hit and roll behind that guard

2:44:172:44:24

which has been left out there

inadvertently, but not able to do

2:44:242:44:27

so. A little shake of the head from

Kyle.

That is a good shot, they're

2:44:272:44:35

still very much in a setup phase, so

what they need to do is to try and

2:44:352:44:40

build something up and get a few

yellow stones kicking around.

2:44:402:44:45

That is a serious haircut isn't it?

2:44:552:45:03

You make the point Logan, you can't

just let this drift along, you have

2:45:142:45:18

to try and force the issue a bit. If

they do let it drift along Canada

2:45:182:45:23

are capable of making the shots they

need to keep it safe.

2:45:232:45:28

They won't mind giving away one

here.

2:45:282:45:39

here.

I like the split.

2:45:392:45:50

So what they want to do here is move

their own yellow stone out the way

2:45:512:45:56

while getting another one into the

house, so the problem at the moment

2:45:562:46:00

for them is yellow stone is directly

in front the one closest to the

2:46:002:46:03

button, they want to remove that at

some point, sos... It looks like

2:46:032:46:10

they may have changed it up. They

are still trying to achieve the same

2:46:102:46:14

thing but they are going to play a

raised take out instead. Which may

2:46:142:46:19

suit Thomas Muirhead.

Has he got

this right in

Miles inside.

I think

2:46:192:46:26

they had more options with the

lighter weight, with the split. You

2:46:262:46:31

still, two two shots are going to be

remain manager the house. I think

2:46:312:46:36

they are calling long shots at the

moment.

You are hearing the cheers

2:46:362:46:40

go up. Four matches are being played

in this session.

2:46:402:46:44

Every team plays each other in the

round-robin.

2:46:442:46:47

You play nine matches in all.

And then the top four teams go

2:46:472:46:52

through to the semifinals, the team

that will finishes top plays the

2:46:522:46:58

team who finishes fourth, and second

and third play each other, the

2:46:582:47:01

winners of that go into the gold

medal match, and the losers in the

2:47:012:47:06

semifinals go into the bronze medal

match. So although a defeat to

2:47:062:47:10

Canada would be obviously

disappointing, this evening, in the

2:47:102:47:14

grand scheme of things, as far as

the week is concerned, I think

2:47:142:47:18

Britain are going to be more

bothered about the other teams the

2:47:182:47:22

Koreas and the Italies and the

Norways an Japans, you want to

2:47:222:47:26

really try and win five, if you win

five, you have a pretty good chance

2:47:262:47:31

of qualifying, certainly at least

being into a tie-break situation, if

2:47:312:47:35

there are ties then the round-robin

results in terms of who beat who

2:47:352:47:39

comes into play.

But there is is a lot of curling to

2:47:392:47:47

happen before we start looking at

the different permutations.

2:47:472:47:50

That is better.

It is a better shot.

It it is the

2:47:502:47:56

opportunity has gone though.

I am

reeling a bit from it to be honest.

2:47:562:48:02

The shot call was fine but you have

to make it or the whole end is over.

2:48:022:48:10

You have the opportunity of blanking

an end.

2:48:112:48:13

Keep the hammer.

Try and build a better opportunity,

2:48:132:48:17

there is still time.

It is not as though we are eighth

2:48:172:48:22

ninth end.

2:48:222:48:27

Think we are going to see this end

run through.

2:48:322:48:36

If you were watching mixed doubles,

that was a feature that one of the

2:48:362:48:42

rules that are different, one man,

one woman and eight end but no

2:48:422:48:46

blanked ends so you don't carry the

ham e you don't carry it through to

2:48:462:48:52

the next end. It is different in

this format.

If you blank an end you

2:48:522:48:57

roll your end over into the next end

and continue to have the hammer.

2:48:572:49:07

The guys need to settle a bit. It

tends to have been one accident

2:49:152:49:20

shot, then not so good. Kyle Smith,

like all of them, has struggled to

2:49:202:49:26

find consistency in this match.

2:49:262:49:32

That is an OK shot. But he has just

not been confident with how he is

2:49:362:49:42

playing the shot, you can see it in

his face, his demeanour.

2:49:422:49:49

It may be he needs goat really good

shot and it raises his little tail

2:49:492:49:55

and kneels more confident, but he is

not looking as confident as he

2:49:552:49:59

should be at the minute.

2:49:592:50:05

So just play the stones out,

hopefully.

2:50:092:50:14

If you didn't see any of the mixed

doubles Canada won the gold medal

2:50:182:50:23

and Switzerland took the silver.

OAR took the bronze.

2:50:232:50:33

I was saying at the beginning of

this match, let us see this stone

2:50:332:50:39

here from Kyle Smith.

2:50:392:50:46

I was saying the two players in this

Canadian team, Ben Hebert and Marc

2:50:462:50:53

Kennedy have a gold medal from

Vancouver in 2010. They were beat on

2:50:532:50:59

the accolade of having two gold

medals by Kaitlyn Lawes and John

2:50:592:51:03

morery who won the mixed doubles

goal. The two of them previous mixed

2:51:032:51:10

doubles players. So, Canada then,

still 4-1 after four ends, it there

2:51:102:51:16

will be a break after five, of a few

minutes and that break Great Britain

2:51:162:51:22

would want certainly, would really

want to be within touching distance,

2:51:222:51:24

pick up a couple if they can. They

have carried the hammer over into

2:51:242:51:29

the fifth end.

They don't quite need to force the

2:51:292:51:36

issue yet, but maybe round the sixth

end they will need to make sure they

2:51:362:51:39

get a couple of points of between

board.

You both have talked about

2:51:392:51:43

having the hammer in the -- even

ends and in the second half of the

2:51:432:51:48

match, 6, 8, 10.

So I guess if they do score on the

2:51:482:51:55

fifth, that is, advantage is going

to be given back to Dan.

That kind

2:51:552:52:00

of ideology is only really

appropriate when it is a very close

2:52:002:52:05

game. They need to score and they

need to make full use of every end

2:52:052:52:10

they have left in this game. There

is no point in deliberately blanking

2:52:102:52:15

to stay three shots down because you

are wasting an opportunity to put

2:52:152:52:19

more points on the board.

I think it becomes key when you get

2:52:192:52:25

to maybe the sixth and seventh end,

thinking who do I want to score? You

2:52:252:52:29

definitely want to be having the

hammer in the eighth and trying to

2:52:292:52:33

score so you can force in the ninth

and have the hammer going down the

2:52:332:52:36

tenth.

Just about time and it is waiting

2:52:362:52:42

for the appropriate time to...

Change over the happened hammer or

2:52:422:52:46

try and force the hammer.

2:52:462:52:55

So Ben Hebert the lead for Canada,

just sent one in to the centre of

2:52:552:53:01

the house and Cammy Smith is trying

to set a guard and it is still quite

2:53:012:53:04

long.

He has per veered with that stone.

2:53:042:53:10

-- persevered with that stone.

Just

the guys are really having to work

2:53:102:53:16

that stone there.

2:53:162:53:19

Just explain Logan, the stones, the

how they choose the stones they want

2:53:192:53:25

to play with, I know the question,

do the players bring their stones

2:53:252:53:30

out. The stones have been here a

year, explain how that works and why

2:53:302:53:35

they are different.

Yes, all the

stones are supplied by the royal

2:53:352:53:41

curling federation, the

international governing body for

2:53:412:53:43

curling, they transport them out

here to whatever international event

2:53:432:53:47

it is, and they all come from, they

are all stored at Greenacres ice

2:53:472:53:55

rink just outside Paisley in

Scotland. They are made of granite

2:53:552:53:58

so they are a natural material and

they are all different. So what the

2:53:582:54:04

process is, is that once they are

turned into curling stones they are

2:54:042:54:09

matched into pairs, where they are

reasonably similar, and then still,

2:54:092:54:12

when they get out to the

competitions you may find some of

2:54:122:54:16

them are slightly different to each

other, some might go a bit faster,

2:54:162:54:22

or go further than other one, some

might curl more, some might run

2:54:222:54:27

straighter. There is an art of game,

trying to pick them out and using

2:54:272:54:33

them effectively.

2:54:332:54:37

Brent Laing playing second for

Canada, maybe not playing as well as

2:54:452:54:48

one or two of his team-mate,

particularly with the draw.

2:54:482:54:54

#12

Brent is down in the '70s. He is

75% in comparison with the 93 and 88

2:54:542:54:59

and the 91.

As I said by comparison, not saying

2:54:592:55:04

he's, you know... A shocking day.

Past the guard. Yeah.

2:55:042:55:19

His team-mates setting high standard

and again, if this is all a bit new

2:55:192:55:22

to you, and each player is actually,

each shot, the, the shot that has

2:55:222:55:29

been called, it is the statisticians

are giving them marks out of four.

2:55:292:55:34

You can get zero but one, two, three

or four.

2:55:342:55:45

or four.

If we are looking for a

positive in this fifth end it is

2:55:482:55:52

that Canada aren't just skitling the

stones off, they are leaving a few

2:55:522:55:56

kicking round, that is always good

for the team chasing game. The more

2:55:562:56:00

stones in play, then the more

opportunity there is to make

2:56:002:56:05

something happen.

As you say that,

this guard is going to be removed.

2:56:052:56:15

He is quite quiet for a skip, Kevin

Koe.

We are usually a boisterous

2:56:152:56:23

bunch aren't we Jackie?

Yes, he is

very quiet. He doesn't say very much

2:56:232:56:28

at all.

2:56:282:56:37

I think both teams are... Well they

are both questioning some of the

2:56:392:56:44

stones. And the thing is, both teams

have nine minutes practise before

2:56:442:56:48

they come on to play this game, to

throw their stones and make sure

2:56:482:56:52

they are happy with them. Run of the

roles of the alternate with them,

2:56:522:56:58

that his go on at night and practise

on the sheet they are going to play

2:56:582:57:02

in and help match the stones so the

fifth man's role is important to be

2:57:022:57:05

looking at the stones, not that you

can, you can't remove a rogue stone,

2:57:052:57:10

if will is is a rogue stone on the

sheet you have to learn to adapt to

2:57:102:57:14

it and play withel.

By a role stone I mean may curl too

2:57:142:57:19

feet more than the others, in that

instance the skip has to give you a

2:57:192:57:24

bit more ice.

2:57:242:57:29

This is Cammy's rock.

There you see,

Cammy, who is playing one and two,

2:57:362:57:42

he is given a stone to Kyle to play

at the second player, rather than

2:57:422:57:47

playing it himself.

I think they just wanted Cammy to

2:57:472:57:56

make it curl more, that is what they

are doing.

My apology,

They have now

2:57:562:58:03

shuffled them round, as far as I

know.

That is the understanding I

2:58:032:58:06

had. When you said that, I was

starting to think...

My apologies.

2:58:062:58:10

You are right. Because remember when

that first guard that Cammy did

2:58:102:58:16

play, it still was a bit a question

mark, it did get a bit further down

2:58:162:58:21

the ice.

They can make the stones run a bit

2:58:212:58:27

straighter or curl more depend long

is sweeping and in what position.

I

2:58:272:58:35

remember Kaitlyn Lawes, John Morris

switched one of her stones for one

2:58:352:58:38

of his. A miss. Taken one out.

What do we reckon? Three may be

2:58:382:58:53

somebody in

Three I think.

Goodbye

are going to have to start moving

2:58:532:58:57

some red stones.

On the nose, it is pretty good.

2:58:572:59:07

So they think this hit this on the

nose, it hits the rebehind, comes

2:59:072:59:14

across... Past the tee line and

across the button.

2:59:142:59:23

On the face of it, that sort of

looks OK, but it wasn't the shot

2:59:342:59:38

they wanted.

It is not exactly what they called

2:59:382:59:43

but it is not diss a through, it is

not a formality of a double takeout.

2:59:432:59:50

-- disastrous.

2:59:502:59:56

I like the one I just threw. It

curled a little bit.

2:59:563:00:09

STEVE CRAM: I'm trying to think who

reminds me of, it is nagging me.

3:00:213:00:31

Great shot by Marc Kennedy.

Yeah,

great shot.

3:01:053:01:13

LOGAN GRAY: Absolutely deadly with

those big weight takeouts.

3:01:133:01:26

STEVE CRAM: Yeah, he got everything

right there.

3:01:283:01:34

Well, betwixt and between again.

Don't forget, Great Britain with the

3:01:543:02:02

hammer here, this is the fifth end,

trailing by three, they really

3:02:023:02:07

wanted to score at least two here.

The end is not building in their

3:02:073:02:12

favour. Canada lie-in shot at the

moment. They've also got two others,

3:02:123:02:22

that single British yellow... That

can easily be moved as well. And

3:02:223:02:29

that's what is going to happen.

Again, pretty easy to spray this one

3:02:293:02:38

out there.

Yeah, it just sat up

nicely with that gap there for the

3:02:383:02:47

Canadian skip.

The difficulty here

for GB is that they're getting the

3:02:473:02:52

odd stone in the house, but they're

not making it difficult for Canada

3:02:523:02:56

at all, it's really just like a

firing range at the moment.

And

3:02:563:03:01

they've got their eye in. Kevin Koe,

hands in pockets. The epitome of a

3:03:013:03:08

man enjoying his work. And relaxed

at it as well.

3:03:083:03:18

at it as well. Easy day at the

office so far for the Canadian skip.

3:03:183:03:24

Well, there's no opportunity here

for GB to blank, way too many red

3:03:243:03:28

stones kicking around the house. So,

they're going to try something a

3:03:283:03:34

little bit more creative, on that

red stone closest to the button.

3:03:343:03:44

It's been a difficult match so far

for Great Britain's skip Kyle Smith.

3:03:573:04:04

Needs to start making something

happen - and quickly. Just trying to

3:04:043:04:11

come right up against this Canadian

stone, they've got to work it,

3:04:113:04:15

though. Got to keep going, bring it

right in...

3:04:153:04:22

right in... It's not for the want of

sweeping.

This might look a little

3:04:233:04:30

bit scary in a minute for GB, they

needed to get down at least onto

3:04:303:04:34

that red stone. Couldn't afford to

be short and block the way in to the

3:04:343:04:41

button.

3:04:413:04:49

What does he do with the yellow?

He's just going to hit it for one.

3:04:493:04:53

Where's Wally?

3:04:533:05:02

Where? What do you think is easier,

the hit or the drop?

3:05:033:05:11

STEVE CRAM: I love this chat! I'm

sure they don't need to do this,

3:05:113:05:20

they've called a time-out. Kyle

Smith is 32% on a drawers at the

3:05:203:05:25

moment, it not going well for him.

And surely that's what they want him

3:05:253:05:29

to have another go at. I mean, 4-1

up, calling a time-out? Is it

3:05:293:05:35

necessary?

JACKIE LOCKHART: I think if they

3:05:353:05:41

want to talk about it it saves their

actual thinking time.

3:05:413:05:50

actual thinking time. Coach Scott

Pfeifer will come out.

Scott Pfeifer

3:05:503:05:57

is a four-time world champion, not a

bad guy to call out!

3:05:573:06:04

bad guy to call out!

I think the

easiest shot is the draw for the...

3:06:063:06:09

If he plans it, we score... If not,

it's a two score, maybe one...

3:06:093:06:17

STEVE CRAM: You see, Marc Kennedy

does the whole thing, if he misses

3:06:173:06:23

it... Putting the thought into Kyle

Smith's head!

3:06:233:06:36

Smith's head!

It's just it's not the

easiest line.

I know.

Even then it's

3:06:363:06:41

for one.

3:06:413:06:48

I'm trying to think of any other

sport where you get the time to

3:06:483:06:52

really think and strategically

decide just before... A sport like

3:06:523:06:59

golf or something, you've got to

work out your shot, have a bit of a

3:06:593:07:03

discussion with your caddie, pick

your club...

I can only really think

3:07:033:07:10

of a couple and it would be North

American sports like basketball or

3:07:103:07:14

the NFL or something like that -

they can call time-out and they can

3:07:143:07:19

draw up the plate and then they go

and do it.

I get that, a kind of

3:07:193:07:25

time-out in a... But this constant

chatter during the match, the

3:07:253:07:28

constant discussion all the time

about strategy and indeed within

3:07:283:07:33

earshot of your opponents as well. I

think it's fascinating.

3:07:333:07:39

LOGAN GRAY: Saw a really nice

picture on social media earlier in

3:07:393:07:44

the week, and Scott Pfeifer is just

leaving the playing area, him and

3:07:443:07:51

Marcel voc, who's the national coach

for the Chinese team, we saw a

3:07:513:07:54

picture of them together. And of

course they were the legend of a

3:07:543:07:58

sweeping compilation, the huffed and

puffed sweeping combination of the

3:07:583:08:02

famous four who won four world

titles between 2001 and 2005 I think

3:08:023:08:11

it was. It was a great picture.

JACKIE LOCKHART: So, a lot of chat

3:08:113:08:20

about what they're going to play.

Yeah, what was the decision in the

3:08:203:08:23

end?!

No idea! Was too busy trying

to answer your question, Steve!

3:08:233:08:34

So, Kevin Koe... I think the idea

was just to tap theirs back...?

I

3:08:403:08:50

think they're just going to try and

put a guard on the other side?

3:08:503:08:57

put a guard on the other side?

Scott

Pfeifer felt that the cold straw was

3:08:573:08:59

the easiest way for Kyle to score,

so they're kind of taking that one

3:08:593:09:05

away, or definitely making it a bit

more difficult by putting one over

3:09:053:09:08

there.

Yeah, it was all open on that

side, so just trying to close it out

3:09:083:09:14

a little bit. Suppertime for Great

Britain to do a bit of thinking

3:09:143:09:17

here. You will have seen the clock

which keeps coming up. Each team has

3:09:173:09:21

38 minutes total time during the

match between shots, doesn't matter

3:09:213:09:25

how it is spread, if you like. If

you get stuck in your thinking, then

3:09:253:09:32

as we've just seen with Canada, you

can use a time-out, but you only get

3:09:323:09:37

one to use in the match with an

extra one if it goes to an extra

3:09:373:09:42

end. That's why you will see that

clock ticking, it stops when you

3:09:423:09:47

start to push off.

3:09:473:09:53

start to push off. So, Kyle Smith

here, how risky is this...? Well, he

3:09:533:10:02

did well to get the one there, just

accepted that one was better than

3:10:023:10:08

nothing. Nice double takeout, any

other time that would be a pretty

3:10:083:10:14

good shot, and I gas under the sort

of pressure he's been under, not

3:10:143:10:18

playing particularly well, that was

well executed. So, we reach the

3:10:183:10:23

halfway point, Great Britain have

been in a bit of a struggle against

3:10:233:10:30

Canada, are still very much in

3:10:303:10:34

been in a bit of a struggle against

Canada, are still very much in

3:10:343:10:34

control.

TED LERNER: And we will be back for

3:10:343:10:39

the conclusion of that much. --

CLARE BALDING: And we will be back

3:10:393:10:46

for the conclusion of that match.

3:10:463:10:52

His name is Dominic Parsons, and boy

can he run?!

3:10:583:11:10

- Yarnold is the Olympic champion!

And later tonight, Dom Parsons will

3:11:113:11:24

start, early hours of the morning,

his first run, and then he will

3:11:243:11:27

follow up 24 hours later. The

skeleton, that is on in our

3:11:273:11:35

programme, so you're going to see

all of these on BBC One. But

3:11:353:11:38

essentially you will not have to

stay up late or set your alarm early

3:11:383:11:42

for those. But here's what has been

interesting in the last week, all

3:11:423:11:46

three of them have at one stage or

another finish to top of the

3:11:463:11:50

leaderboard in the training runs,

and that has come as something of a

3:11:503:11:54

surprise, because Laura and - have

not had a great season, finishing

3:11:543:11:59

third in World Cup races but no

higher than that, and Dom Parsons is

3:11:593:12:04

ranked 12th in the world but it is

amazing shock, because he has hardly

3:12:043:12:08

been in the top ten, only twice all

season. So for him to be top of the

3:12:083:12:12

leaderboard, write a shop, and it is

causing waves of discontent amongst

3:12:123:12:16

the skeleton fraternity. We sent

Mappin sent to the Alpensia Sliding

3:12:163:12:21

Center to find out more.

3:12:213:12:23

The sport skeleton has a proud

recent history for Team GB, number

3:12:273:12:32

also than - Yarnold's fantastic gold

medal in Sochi four years ago.

3:12:323:12:40

It has to be said, though, in the

past couple of years, - and Laura

3:12:483:12:53

Deas and Dom are leading skeleton

riders have been a bit hit and miss.

3:12:533:12:58

However, on arrival here the Brits

have gone from outside contenders to

3:12:583:13:04

the ones to beat, topping times in

training, and it has left some of

3:13:043:13:09

the other nations wondering what on

earth is going on.

I was notified

3:13:093:13:12

this morning about the speed suits

and I'm curious to know if it is

3:13:123:13:17

legal. It has nothing to do with the

athletes at all. Amy is one of my

3:13:173:13:23

best friends and her helmet in 2010

was in question. I just think it

3:13:233:13:27

seems to be a recurring thing and I

would rather address it before we

3:13:273:13:31

start racing.

We are always thinking

outside the box, where can we find

3:13:313:13:36

these 1% differences, where can we

improve our equipment, our helmets,

3:13:363:13:40

our race suits, everything. But

there is a very strict rule book,

3:13:403:13:48

and everything gets checked by a

jury, the same jury that checks

3:13:483:13:50

every single nation. So I have no

worries whatsoever, I would just

3:13:503:13:53

say, people just don't want you

winning, do they?

You know that the

3:13:533:13:58

British are going to bring out some

new developments on race day,

3:13:583:14:02

everybody does, whether it is Sled,

helmet, racer suit, a different

3:14:023:14:07

start technique! There are many,

many different combinations that you

3:14:073:14:11

can bolt on, as long as you don't go

into territory which is illegal,

3:14:113:14:13

then...

Is this a track that suits

them? They don't really know it that

3:14:133:14:19

well compared to the European

tracks, do they?

Sometimes you just

3:14:193:14:25

get here and start sliding and you

just get a feel for it and it bonds

3:14:253:14:29

with the way that you slide and your

equipment and everything. Some of

3:14:293:14:34

the people who have come here are

not getting on with the track at

3:14:343:14:37

all.

There has been some chat about

these British suits in the papers -

3:14:373:14:42

is that a factor in what is making

them quick?

I don't think so. There

3:14:423:14:47

may be something in the way they

have designed the suits, but they

3:14:473:14:50

put a vest over the top of it so

that would negate any aerodynamics

3:14:503:14:54

they're potentially getting from the

material. Similar to British

3:14:543:14:59

Cycling, they could just mention it

and it is a little bit of smoke and

3:14:593:15:02

mirrors that they have actually

worked on another element of their

3:15:023:15:05

equipment and it is putting people

off the scent.

There has been a lot

3:15:053:15:08

of chat about the suit, how is it?

As a British team of course we push

3:15:083:15:16

the Olympic Games, no-one sleeps,

every nation will be getting the

3:15:163:15:18

best kit that they can, and we're a

exactly the same.

Have you cleared

3:15:183:15:24

it before racing?

Yeah, all

equipment is cleared and agreed and

3:15:243:15:27

checked and everything, absolutely.

3:15:273:15:34

Very similar in fact to the

campaigns in 2010, and 2014. If the

3:15:343:15:41

results are anything like these two

Olympics we will be in for a very

3:15:413:15:45

good weekend.

And I am used to this from cycling,

3:15:453:15:50

it is the same people who have made

the suits so the technology, the

3:15:503:15:54

work goes in, and at the last minute

they make it available. The rule is

3:15:543:15:58

the suits have to be available to

everybody but I doesn't matter if

3:15:583:16:02

you make them available the day

before competition starts

The

3:16:023:16:06

technology is there for everyone to

push the boundaries on within the

3:16:063:16:09

rights of the legal book, because we

are at the forefront of that, we saw

3:16:093:16:13

the investment we have put into

skeleton, a lot of that has gone

3:16:133:16:18

into aerodynamic, you saw with Amy's

melt, for me I think the competitors

3:16:183:16:24

are getting worried and that started

this ripple, I am being

3:16:243:16:28

controversial, this ripple of play

to play into our Fleetwood threes

3:16:283:16:32

heads, because they are fast, and

they are having to defend

3:16:323:16:37

themselves.

Yizy is never like that.

She speaks calmly, and I am hoping

3:16:373:16:42

they are not letting this panic in,

make it is a psychological thing, I

3:16:423:16:47

hope not but this is the Olympics,

everyone wants to win, we are the

3:16:473:16:51

Biggs threat in skeleton right now

and they are trying to, you know,

3:16:513:16:55

displace us.

Now they have to settle

down, believe in the times and put

3:16:553:17:02

it in action, so Dom Parsons will

set off for his first and second

3:17:023:17:06

runs and tomorrow night he will have

the third and fourth, tomorrow, no,

3:17:063:17:10

the morning, Friday morning, what is

tomorrow? Friday morning our time,

3:17:103:17:13

we will have the women for their

first two runs and Saturday morning

3:17:133:17:18

the medals will be decided. Right,

Rhona.

3:17:183:17:23

After all that controversy. His

first and second runs and tomorrow

3:17:233:17:25

night he will have the third and

fourth, tomorrow, no, the morning,

3:17:253:17:28

Friday morning, what is tomorrow?

Friday morning our time, we will

3:17:283:17:30

have the women for their first two

runs and Saturday morning the medals

3:17:303:17:33

will be decided. Right, Rhona.

After all that controversy. Chemmy

3:17:333:17:35

is going "I am going to be

controversial". The only thing

3:17:353:17:37

controversial is the Norwegian men

teems and we will get a good sight

3:17:373:17:39

of their outfits, they are in pink.

I think it is their Valentine's Day

3:17:393:17:42

outfit. How do you think the Great

Britain men are performing against

3:17:423:17:45

Canada? They have the advantage but

it is not over yet.

It is not. There

3:17:453:17:49

is five ends to go. They are only

half way through the game. They are

3:17:493:17:53

two down without the hammer. Canada

got off to a good start. Great

3:17:533:17:57

Britain have had to try with the

hammer to score, big and it has led

3:17:573:18:04

to them forced to take one at the

end and blank an end. They don't

3:18:043:18:08

have that draw weight in their back

pocket today. They are about 20%

3:18:083:18:13

behind Canada in their draw success

rate. So you know, Great Britain

3:18:133:18:17

will have to get the shots in play

if they want to built up their two

3:18:173:18:22

and last stone advantage.

It is not

the end of testify world if they

3:18:223:18:26

lose this, one would expect Canada

to beat everybody but it would be

3:18:263:18:30

important to stay away from Canada

in the semifinals.

Yes, to be honest

3:18:303:18:35

nobody wants to play da in a

semifinal of an Olympic Games but if

3:18:353:18:41

it gets you in the top four that is

your priority, you have to make sure

3:18:413:18:46

you yourself are qualifying for that

top four place. It is not the end of

3:18:463:18:51

the world, oh... Well... Misseses

are...

3:18:513:18:55

LAUGHTER

. That was timing!

A lot loss is not

3:18:553:19:01

the end of the world. You never know

what can happen, but you know there

3:19:013:19:06

is nine games to go, it is a long

week, you have to focus on the here

3:19:063:19:10

and now.

They have got a win on the

board having beaten Switzerland in

3:19:103:19:15

an extra end earlier today, this is

the second game of the day. First

3:19:153:19:19

experience of Olympic action for

this rink, let us get to know them

3:19:193:19:23

better and see the action develop as

we rejoin Logan Gray, Jackie

3:19:233:19:30

Lockhart and Steve Cram. Thank you

Claire.

3:19:303:19:33

I think we should talk pants.

3:19:333:19:35

Claire.

I think we should talk pants.

3:19:353:19:36

One or two shots of that nature, but

the Norwegian pants were mentioned.

3:19:363:19:42

We were having a closer look, full

of hearts but the colour is a bit

3:19:423:19:47

shocking, never mind! Yes, you saw,

you were watching that shot from

3:19:473:19:53

Kyle Waddell going through.

That almost epitomises the way

3:19:533:20:00

things are going. Going. It has been

the third and fourth players who

3:20:003:20:05

have been lagging in terms of

performance against their Canadian

3:20:053:20:09

counterparts. That was a bit of a

shocker.

3:20:093:20:16

So Canada with the hammer here with

this two shot lead. Trying to draw

3:20:173:20:21

in, they have three in the house

already, if you were, want to have a

3:20:213:20:26

good view of that. A bit of a target

for Kyle, that is a much better

3:20:263:20:29

shot. Great shot. Well done,

freezing right up against that

3:20:293:20:33

Canadian stone. A bit of a sigh of

relief after that previous one.

3:20:333:20:44

With the stones being quite close

proximity, in there, then, there is

3:20:443:20:48

maybe a chance to play another

freeze on there. Canada is going to

3:20:483:20:53

peel the guard.

Come on you two. It's, let us be

3:20:533:21:00

positive about this, keep the body

language good up here, it was

3:21:003:21:06

mentioned in the studio, this is

Canada they are playing, and, wile a

3:21:063:21:12

defeat here is certainly nothing to

be embarrassed about, just want them

3:21:123:21:16

to raise their game, play a bit

better here, a better second half.

3:21:163:21:22

Take it through to the tenth end. If

Canada win, fine, find your shot

3:21:223:21:28

hearse

Find your draw weight. Thomas

Muirhead, maybe getting the chance

3:21:283:21:31

to play a couple of take outs.

As Rhona said in her commentary,

3:21:313:21:37

there is five ends to go. Keep

yourself in the game here.

3:21:373:21:42

The score is only 4-2. I may feel

like more than that but it is only

3:21:423:21:47

two shots of a difference.

They need to get their stealing

3:21:473:22:00

boots on so they don't have the last

advantage and when you score against

3:22:003:22:05

the hammer, we call that steal. We

really need to get a couple of steep

3:22:053:22:11

steals going to give us a chance. --

steals.

3:22:113:22:14

It is not bad there, just that

coming just the top of the house.

3:22:143:22:20

Things could be, you could be

Switzerland, they lost to Great

3:22:203:22:24

Britain. In this very tight game,

went to the extra end and they are

3:22:243:22:31

down 3-1 against Italy. Switzerland

one of the fancied teams. Norway are

3:22:313:22:37

trailing Japan. Japan with the

hammer, going into their sixth end.

3:22:373:22:43

Sweden. They are moving Serb

presently on at the moment --

3:22:433:22:48

serenely on at the moment against

the home nation Korea.

3:22:483:22:53

If they spend a huge amount of time

on the discussions they will run out

3:22:533:22:58

of time.

They have used their time

out.

3:22:583:23:05

When we are playing with two teams

where there is a British team and a

3:23:163:23:22

team speaking a language which maybe

the three of us can't quite, we are

3:23:223:23:25

chatting about what they might do,

we have the Canadian four, here,

3:23:253:23:31

where all three enthralled to listen

to the discussion going on.

3:23:313:23:38

They are kind of doing our job for

us out there.

Even the best curlers

3:23:383:23:45

in the world like to listen in to

discussion other teams have. There

3:23:453:23:50

is an opportunity for learning.

In

Kevin Koe's team you have one of the

3:23:503:23:55

best teams in the world at the top

of their game. They very much sell

3:23:553:24:02

the trends for various techniques or

strategies and that sort of thing,

3:24:023:24:06

so every team wants to keep on top

of what the best are doing.

So after

3:24:063:24:10

all that discussion, they are going

to peel the top one, they are hoping

3:24:103:24:14

to take it through between the

yellow and the red on the left-hand

3:24:143:24:17

side of the screen as we were

looking.

Which seemed like the

3:24:173:24:20

obvious call.

Yes, the first obvious

call, yes, but...

He he has done it.

3:24:203:24:27

Exactly what they wanted.

3:24:273:24:34

A shrug from Marc Kennedy as if to

say what did you think? Of course I

3:24:373:24:42

was going to do that.

I would rather we were a foot short

3:24:423:24:48

than a foot heavy.

Freeze here is is

a really good call.

Yes, sorry a

3:24:483:24:54

nice communication from Kyle, he is

very clear about where they could

3:24:543:24:57

and couldn't be here, he would

rather it was short of that freezes

3:24:573:25:01

rather than heavy and bumping them

off.

That comes back to your point

3:25:013:25:05

about a message to Thomas, if they

need be they can sweep it in. Be

3:25:053:25:09

short not heavy.

It is important as the thrower to

3:25:093:25:14

have that clarity about what is a

good shot and what is not.

3:25:143:25:18

Because they can just be very small

margins away from the perfect

3:25:183:25:21

result.

They are having to work it hard.

3:25:213:25:27

Want to bring it right in the they

can.

3:25:273:25:31

Yes. Just thought that was going to

slow up a bit but it kept going.

3:25:313:25:40

They are happy to leave it high. It

was losing its line.

3:25:403:25:47

I think he was afraid there, because

he didn't want to hit his yellow and

3:25:473:25:51

push some space between the yellow

and the red. That makes it easier

3:25:513:25:57

for the Canadians to throw big

weight at it and spring everything

3:25:573:25:59

out of the house.

When those two

stone, explain are sitting straight

3:25:593:26:04

like that, so close, it is difficult

to move that yellow. Certainly from

3:26:043:26:08

face on.

3:26:083:26:18

Freeze might be better yes.

He is

going to make this...

What about

3:26:203:26:28

your shot, into this?

I think the

Canadians have to try and touch the

3:26:283:26:33

yellow on to the red and move the

red themselves, to give themselves

3:26:333:26:37

at least an opportunitiment the way

it is sitting right now is in favour

3:26:373:26:41

of the GB team.

I am glad you said that because I am

3:26:413:26:46

thinking why leave it like this?

What, they are leading?

They don't

3:26:463:26:51

make a play on it it might be too

late. It seems crazy that Canada

3:26:513:26:56

would do that.

They do like to make things

3:26:563:27:05

complicated at times would be my

only criticism of the Canadians but

3:27:053:27:09

generally they spend a lot of time

discussing the calls and it is not

3:27:093:27:14

like it affecting the execution,

they still make it, so let us see

3:27:143:27:18

how this one works out for Marc.

Look how hard they are working this.

3:27:183:27:28

Starting to turn.

It is over, over curling.

Hello.

3:27:283:27:38

That could have worked out better

for us.

It has split the two stones.

3:27:383:27:45

It wasn't a good shot from Kennedy,

but... Hasn't done too much damage.

3:27:453:27:55

Is he looking to tap that back again

a little?

I am thinking any kind of

3:27:553:28:05

tap in here he has his own to use?

Is that any good? As good as we make

3:28:053:28:11

it.

We have heard that a bit this

week, it's good if you make it.

3:28:113:28:16

Yes.

Positivity off the scale!

3:28:163:28:25

It makes it tough. We can call a

tie.

Maybe a time out coming here, a

3:28:253:28:32

bit of discussion, time out called.

Get Viktor down, see what he thinks.

3:28:323:28:40

We have to throw weight. That means

it is either this shot...

And I was

3:28:403:28:47

thinking about a guard, a really

close guard. Canada is only sitting

3:28:473:28:50

one at moment but you can come off

the up side one.

3:28:503:28:58

Whatever they decide to do, they

have worked hard in this end to

3:28:583:29:02

create a situation at the very

least, which they haven't had too

3:29:023:29:07

many, the one the two times they

have had a situation building they

3:29:073:29:12

have to capitalised.

3:29:123:29:22

have to capitalised. I like Viktor,

he doesn't say what he is thinking,

3:29:223:29:26

he asks them then one of them

answers he says yes.

3:29:263:29:36

Might slash it that way.

That is

true.

You could tap it.

I think you

3:29:393:29:50

have done a bit of coaching

yourself, you are wear of different

3:29:503:29:53

coaching style, I am sure his

coaching style would fall into the

3:29:533:29:59

less away fair category.

In a coaching scenario with people

3:29:593:30:05

in the game and you are able to

input, I think what you want to do

3:30:053:30:11

is to allow the individual to feel

as though they have made up their

3:30:113:30:15

own mind and comfortable with what

they have chosen, to always kind of

3:30:153:30:20

come in and go, no, you are wrong,

this is what I think you should do,

3:30:203:30:24

to me is not, I don't know, you guys

have played this, within reason, not

3:30:243:30:32

anywhere what youry they should be

doing, if you can coax someone round

3:30:323:30:37

to a way of thinking that they think

they were going do in the first

3:30:373:30:41

place, that is the way to go.

3:30:413:30:49

JACKIE LOCKHART: I am a firm

believer, as a skip when you're down

3:30:493:30:54

there, generally, your first thought

is the one to go with.

3:30:543:31:01

STEVE CRAM: Sorry, what did they

decide?!

It looks like they have

3:31:023:31:06

called a tap.

Isn't that what we

said right at the beginning?

3:31:063:31:11

LOGAN GRAY: I think there are just

calling a freeze. I have been

3:31:113:31:17

pointing my Chapstick at the screen!

Very annoyingly!

Just put it in that

3:31:173:31:24

pocket between the yellow stone is,

and that makes it extremely awkward

3:31:243:31:28

for Canada! Because it kind of locks

all the yellow stones up. Let's see

3:31:283:31:38

how it works here, they need to get

to the nose of that yellow stone,

3:31:383:31:43

that's the key here...

It's not far

away, is it? Not far away. Lovely.

3:31:433:31:49

That's an excellent shot.

3:31:493:31:56

That's an excellent shot. Good

weight. And you can see how happy he

3:31:573:32:00

is, that's the first time I've

really seen him smile, a little

3:32:003:32:04

comment. I think he was pretty

pleased with himself there. Well,

3:32:043:32:09

you can see Kevin Koe thinking, I'm

coming in here, I'm going to shift

3:32:093:32:14

of these around a little bit. But

for the first time, Great Britain

3:32:143:32:20

able to make him think a little.

3:32:203:32:26

I can tell you, this one is not

going to be hanging around.

No, to

3:32:313:32:39

move that many rocks, that close

together, you've got to do it with a

3:32:393:32:43

fair bit of weight.

Drive it back

into the cluster of yellows and see

3:32:433:32:47

what happens...

And the

determination on the face of the

3:32:473:32:52

Canadian skip as he watches his

stone try and run that back in...

3:32:523:33:01

So, Great Britain still lying two

after that. Well, he's opened them

3:33:013:33:07

up, though.

3:33:073:33:12

up, though. Even he couldn't know

where they were going to end up

3:33:133:33:16

there. I'm not saying it was hit and

hope, but for him it was a case of,

3:33:163:33:22

this situation, I've got to change

it. So, at least he has done that.

3:33:223:33:26

I'll say it was a hit-and-hope!

OK,

good! Because that's what it looked

3:33:263:33:32

like!

It is so difficult when you're

moving so many stones to understand

3:33:323:33:39

where they're all going to go. When

you're talking about five or six

3:33:393:33:45

stones, then it's impossible to

know. So, for the first time,

3:33:453:33:52

really, in the whole match, GB are

actually in strong shape here.

But

3:33:523:33:55

again, you have to capitalise.

You've got to keep that pressure on

3:33:553:34:03

Kevin Koe, ask him to make a big

shot, fine, if he makes it, great,

3:34:033:34:08

but don't give him an easy option

here.

So, you heard the guys saying,

3:34:083:34:15

they just want to finish somewhere

in the 8ft, which is the white heart

3:34:153:34:22

of the circle, the house, that you

see. -- the white part.

3:34:223:34:35

see. -- the white part. I think they

have to be careful. I would be maybe

3:34:353:34:38

wanting to bring it in a little bit

further, because he still has an

3:34:383:34:43

angle on the yellow. To lift the

two, depending on how high this

3:34:433:34:48

stone is.

3:34:483:34:54

stone is. OK, so this one is going

to come right in.

3:34:553:35:01

Over curling!

3:35:013:35:07

They keep changing their mind on

whether to sweep this or not.

3:35:073:35:19

Well, that might just have given a

chance here to Kevin Koe. Double

3:35:203:35:26

takeout, is he going to be able to

see it if he plays that? They're

3:35:263:35:30

already lying one anywhere.

I don't

think he has to rely with his

3:35:303:35:37

shooter, because if he takes these

two yellows out, his chief rates are

3:35:373:35:41

counting two shots.

If he removes

both those yellow stone is, they're

3:35:413:35:47

going to lose both the shooter and

the one next to it. They just need

3:35:473:35:51

to score one here. They've got to

pick the shot to give them the best

3:35:513:35:57

chance of doing that.

So, Kevin Koe

looking to take out both of these

3:35:573:36:06

British yellows. Oh, just the one!

And that is a steal for Great

3:36:063:36:11

Britain! And after a bit of pressure

applied, the Canadian skip doesn't

3:36:113:36:17

come up with the goods this time.

Well, that was well played, and at

3:36:173:36:26

the end, yes, he had the chance to

make the shot and save the

3:36:263:36:29

situation, but for once, it's Canada

who will be doing that missed

3:36:293:36:33

opportunity, because it has given a

steal to Great Britain netted that

3:36:333:36:38

means that they close to 4-3 after

six ends. It will mean task that

3:36:383:36:46

Canada became the hammer into the

seventh end, but again we were

3:36:463:36:51

talking about even ends, and that

was just much better. Better

3:36:513:36:55

shotmaking, and better

decision-making as well. What was

3:36:553:37:04

interesting during that end, you can

both comment on this, was just a

3:37:043:37:07

little bit of indecision with

Canada, a lot of chat, they've been

3:37:073:37:11

running the clock down as well,

they've used two minutes more

3:37:113:37:15

thinking time than Great Britain -

is that going to become an issue

3:37:153:37:19

comment we've got four ends to go...

LOGAN GRAY: Yeah, the Canadian team,

3:37:193:37:26

they're kind of running things

through pretty quickly now. They're

3:37:263:37:29

leading in the game, and generally,

you would be quite happy leaving

3:37:293:37:32

about three minutes per end thinking

time. But when you get down to the

3:37:323:37:38

business and you want to have a

little bit of extra time in the bank

3:37:383:37:43

in case you have a lorry especially

interesting situation to face!

Quick

3:37:433:37:48

update on the other scores, it is

all square between Norway and Japan

3:37:483:37:53

now at 3-3. Sweden look well in

control against our hosts, Korea, at

3:37:533:37:59

5-1. And Switzerland, well, they are

really up against it, another steel

3:37:593:38:05

for Italy, who now lead 4-1 in that

match.

3:38:053:38:10

Maybe we should have seen that one

coming, Italy played very well

3:38:153:38:20

against Canada this morning. Similar

to this, they kind of stayed close

3:38:203:38:23

enough all the way through to the

tenth end, Canada running out

3:38:233:38:29

winners 5-3 in the end. A little

short there?

3:38:293:38:36

So, all to play for.

Yeah,

right-back in it, only a one shot

3:38:403:38:46

game all of a sudden. And it worked

out well in the end, for them to

3:38:463:38:50

force that mistake from Canada. It

kind of goes back to those lead

3:38:503:38:58

stones, Jackie, the importance of

the setup, and they actually did a

3:38:583:39:01

better job?

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, it is key as

3:39:013:39:04

we have said before, where a place

their lead stones sets up the end.

3:39:043:39:14

Still seem to be struggling managing

these stones of Cammy Smith's.

3:39:273:39:43

these stones of Cammy Smith's.

So,

Ben Hebert leading for Canada.

3:39:433:39:48

Not quite getting that one as far in

as he wanted, and a chance here for

3:39:593:40:07

Great Britain to come round those

guards. Kyle Waddell.

The nice thing

3:40:073:40:15

about playing against Kevin Koe is

that actually, a lot of time he is

3:40:153:40:20

looking to kind of kill the game.

And in doing so, they're leaving

3:40:203:40:24

stones around. And that kind of

worked in Great Britain's favour in

3:40:243:40:29

the previous end, and it looks like

it will be the same again in this

3:40:293:40:32

one.

3:40:323:40:34

Sits down! That's even better, good

shot!

3:40:373:40:41

Well, it has ended up in not a bad

place, really. It is well covered

3:40:453:40:49

but it is not the shot he intended

to play.

3:40:493:40:57

LOGAN GRAY: Another interesting call

here.

Kevin Koe definitely playing a

3:41:023:41:07

very offensive game here, he has the

chance to open the house up but he

3:41:073:41:12

has chosen to play very aggressive.

He's betting himself almost against

3:41:123:41:22

Kyle Smith, isn't he?

3:41:223:41:30

Kyle Smith, isn't he? Marc Kennedy

has been playing well, but Thomas

3:41:303:41:35

Muirhead and Kyle Smith certainly

got it together in the previous end.

3:41:353:41:40

Again, a little opportunity.

3:41:403:41:46

Can we throw back line and join

those?

I think we might have to give

3:41:463:41:52

RGB boys a little bit more credit,

they had some slack shots at the

3:41:523:41:56

beginning but now into the seventh

end, they're settled in and we have

3:41:563:42:00

seen a lot better performances after

the fifth end break.

I think we were

3:42:003:42:06

saying that they were just not quite

getting there shots and Canada were

3:42:063:42:10

capitalising. Maybe the pendulum has

just swung the other way, where

3:42:103:42:14

Canada are not quite making their

shots now and Great Britain have

3:42:143:42:21

been able to execute better.

The

longer the game goes on, and GB

3:42:213:42:28

manage to stay in it rather in their

mixed performance so far, they're

3:42:283:42:33

going to believe that they can still

win this one.

I keep coming back to

3:42:333:42:37

the point, I think winning would be

brilliant, if you get beat, OK, but

3:42:373:42:41

play well. Play well against Canada.

I'll take the point about Italy this

3:42:413:42:50

morning, they've played well against

them, and they've carried that

3:42:503:42:55

into... Just watching their match in

front of us, against Switzerland.

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They will have

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They will have walked off the ice

this morning thinking, we've gave

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Canada a good game, win nearly won

it.

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it. Still two left up there.

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CLARE BALDING: This game is poised

on a knife edge, we're going to

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conclude it on BBC Two, because

we're heading to the news on BBC

3:43:393:43:43

One. So, curling will continue on

BBC Two and we will also have

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women's and men's ice hockey and

something you don't want to miss,

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the extraordinary sport of double

luge.

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