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BBC Two Day 16: Men's Ice Hockey: Gold-Medal Match - Germany v OAR

06:00-11:00: Including women's cross-country 30km, and a recap of the conclusion of the four-man bobsleigh, women's curling gold-medal match and men's ice hockey gold-medal game.


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Good morning one very last time from

Jung Chang. We are almost at the end

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of this roller-coaster ride but not

yet. There are still a couple of

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medals up for grabs on this final

day and if you're watching on BBC

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One, you will know the Olympic

Athletes from Russia and Germany are

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battling for ice hockey gold so

let's get back to the Hockey Centre

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where your commentators will take

over.

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where your commentators will take

over. What a show this Olympic ice

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hockey tournament has been both in

the women's side and the men's side,

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so much drama along the way and now

it comes down to this. The Olympic

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Athletes from Russia, having lost

their first game, then they came

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back with four extremely impressive

wins against a German side who lost

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their first two. And then they went

on to be Sweden and Canada and now

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they are just above 13.5 minutes

away from matching the Russians

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through the course of three whole

periods. It has been a remarkable

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story, the Germans. Do they have

enough in the tank to give it one

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last kick? This puck goes into the

net, it'll be clear down the ice by

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the Germans. Do the Olympic Athletes

from Russia have more left in the

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tank? They have had some impressive

performances. But now, can they go

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up a gear? Have they still got it in

their system or are they done

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already?

You are in a gold medal

game in the Olympics, you've got to

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find that other gear, regardless of

how tired you are. Doesn't matter,

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that extra year has to be there,

it's that simple.

Big turn over in

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the

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the zone, and you can see them out

there.

It might be just the changing

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of the lines we saw, Kaprizov mixed

in with Kovalchuk.

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in with Kovalchuk.

At what point do

they fit that line?

They've got to

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switch up the matchups a little bit.

Well, Germany, they have closed the

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massive gulf in shock -- shots in

this game. At one point it was total

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domination by OAR. Since then, the

Germans have been so impressive. And

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they have shown just why they not

only deserve to be here but why

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they've been a really good team

throughout the course of this

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tournament. Aus den Birken very

calmly hangs onto it.

That is, and

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that is a great sign for Germany.

Head up, the netminder. He thought

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about playing it to his defender

then thought the better of it. You

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didn't notice any panic at all

there.

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Big moment in this game... Kaprizov

getting increased ice time here. He

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is playing with Kovalchuk and

Andronov. Germany come back into the

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zone. They are going to try to take

this one deep. High one goes in,

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easily cleared away by Kiselevich.

Doesn't get it out of the zone.

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Kaprizov is there. And the youngster

will hand it back and go for a

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change.

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They try to go up the middle but it

isn't going to help. The whistle

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will blow.

That is a great example

of how Germany has disrupted the

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attack of the OAR team, that is

where they pick up speed. Here is

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the shot right off the face off and

how about the block from Marcus

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Kink?

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Kink? Kovalchuk was ready in the

face-off and that was a big block

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from the German side.

Straight out

of play. That'll be another whistle.

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Face-off will go towards the

outside. Let's have a look at their

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history. Seven times the USSR, the

red Army team, won the gold. The

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unified team won called back in

1994. Since then, competing as

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Russia, one silver, won bronze,

fourth, sixth and fifth. For a

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country that loves hockey as much as

Russia does, it's been a lean spell

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as this shot is blocked again and

now the breakaway.

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In ice hockey, you can have a

delayed of side so if play goes over

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the blue

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the blue line, but the puck doesn't

play can continue. The official was

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signalling that to.

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Is there going to be a breakthrough

in the final ten minutes of this

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third period, this gold-medal game,

which so many predicted would go the

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way of the OAR. Germany are scrappy,

they have hung in, got the goal they

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needed to get back into the game.

But, now, what is it going to come

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down to in these final ten minutes?

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Germany with a second wave, they

can't do enough.

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It is in his skates.

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This Olympic final will be one for

the ages.

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the ages. If Germany are able to

produce the shop. -- the

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produce the shop. -- the shock.

We

are now under nine minutes.

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Good hustle from Russia. Small

turnover. A little shot on net from

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rebound, any of those things might

be just what you need to break the

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1-1 tie.

No penalties in period

number three so far. Have the

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officials put their whistles away? I

don't think they have. With the way

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this tournament has been refereed,

if you commit an infraction of then

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expect it to be called.

They may not

but nothing's happened here for

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there to be anything called which is

how Germany wants it. Think about

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the other Games in the tournament...

You come the OAR, can they create

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something? Not this time.

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Germany clear away. The ride up the

middle! Can they finish it off?

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Koshechkin is hammered into by his

own defender, and this looks like a

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really painful blow on the wrist.

That's Sergey Kalinin. I don't know

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if he caught an edge or what but he

almost went into his netminder, too.

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I don't think you went in there by a

German. Maybe the second German

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coming in there. What a bizarre

finish to this play.

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finish to this play. You could see

his shoulder. So, he was diving and

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he spun around, watchers right

shoulder as it falls into the post.

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Yes, that would hurt, a lot. You

could see the desperation there.

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could see the desperation there.

The

nets are held on by these rubber

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plugs, if you like, that go into

holes, so they should be able to

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move relatively easy but it is never

good when you fall in like that.

And

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the net, it is steel, it is heavy,

to be able to get your shoulder on

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there, you can get injured. The

crazy thing is, and I'd love to see

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one more free play, I don't think

the puck ever went in but if the

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netminder had made the save and he

got barrelled into the net by his

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own player, that would be a goal and

what an opportunity from Germany.

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They haven't engaged Russia at all.

They haven't stirred up the

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emotions.

Maybe now, though! The

opportunity to break into the zone.

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Great save again.

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Aus den Birken did a terrific job of

getting back.

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Oh, what a goal! What a fantastic

finish from Gusev! When the Olympic

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athletes from the needed one of

their superstars to weigh in with a

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goal, Gusev goes short side, is that

the golden goal? Is that the goal

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that takes gold back to Russia? Six

minutes to go, and OAR are back in

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the lead.

Well, there is your

turnover. Tenth point of the Games

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for Gusev and watch this shot. Short

side right over the shoulder, Offaly

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helmet of Danny aus den Birken.

Incredible play from the Russian

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forward. For Germany, they've got to

respond quickly. They had chances to

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get the puck up. You mentioned Pavel

Datsyuk, so crafty, never giving up.

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Wow, what a shot.

Big goals, big

times. They've got the equaliser!

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Amazing from Germany! They just will

not give up! Moments after they saw

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themselves conceived, it goes back

to the other end and Kahun with a

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chance, and he fires home, giving no

opportunity! What is an Olympic

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final verse is proving to be again!

How many times have we seen a goal

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scored right after one previous?

Terrific work! How about this shot

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from Kahun? Talk about executing

when you get the chance? Up over the

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glove of Koshechkin. It powers

through.

Ten seconds, two goals in

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ten seconds.

Germany will not go

away, therein amazing hockey club.

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-- they are an amazing hockey club.

It would've been so easy for them to

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have looked at and gone, you know

what, maybe we have scaled the last

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peak we were going to scale. But

they went back to the bench, and,

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for Teva reason, they just found

some more belief -- for whatever

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reason, they just found some more

belief. Who knows, could they go on

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to win it here?

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I shake my head. Just outstanding

team play from Germany! It is a Team

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Wiggins some superstars and here is

one of them, Pavel Datsyuk. Going

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too high. Five and a half minutes to

go in regulation time. Germany are

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going to go! They have

opportunities. Macek into the body.

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He didn't put it where he wanted to

but it goes to show that our

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openings in this Russian team in

this third period to allow 211 this

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late. Oh, my goodness and we will

get a couple of looks at the goals.

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Ten seconds apart. First of all,

Gusev, such an amazing talent, right

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off the helmet and into the back of

the net making it 2-1. And you saw

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in their eyes there might be gold in

the near future. That reaction

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lasted all of ten seconds as Germany

came down. Kahun put it high glove.

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Great play from Hager where he takes

the stick away. And makes the

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backhand pass. Look at the

celebration!

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He has had a great tournament, he

has been the superstar on this

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German team. It has been a team

effort but for me he has been the

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one in every game looks like he

could do everything.

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He is the difference maker, flight

in nature, but so dynamic. Two

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goals, three assists for his German

team.

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This has been remarkable.

Absolutely remarkable. The tenth

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seeds coming into this tournament.

There was shock in Sweden.

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Didn't quite manage that. There was

shock when they beat the Swedes.

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Canada were left stunned. Stunned by

their semifinal. And now the nation

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of Russia watchers on as its

superstars struggle with this German

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team who have played brilliantly.

They have stuck to their systems.

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They have played as a team and

created some great chances and

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stifled the majority of the Russian

work.

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Hit pretty hard there.

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Could they really go on to become

Olympic champions?

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One more breakthrough would be

enough.

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It feels dangerous to say it but now

it feels like we are in overtime.

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The next goal surely will win this

match.

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Normally you would think so,

normally you would.

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But in this tournament, on both the

men's and women's side, predictions

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are now out of the window.

That was a crazy play. The puck

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could so easily have gone in there.

A big faceoff win for Germany.

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A big faceoff win for Germany.

Some

help here from Boyle.

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We can see the flag bearer for

Germany, Christian Ehrhoff, but he

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has a little work to do first.

If Germany win this, let us hope he

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is in a state to be the flag bearer!

The closing ceremony is a little

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later on, no doubt celebrations

either way will be exciting for

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Germany.

Now they have another chance walking

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in here, and they have scored!

What a goal! Germany lead 3-2.

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This is a fairy tale. The tenth

seeds coming into this tournament.

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And now they are three minutes and

16 seconds away from gold, a first

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ever ice hockey gold medal. Marler,

the history maker potentially. What

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a finish. -- Muller.

Such a

beautiful goal, look at the

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patients, he waits and waits. The

Russian player goes down, Datsyuk

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one of the best defensive players in

the world. And he puts it right

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between the legs. Now, from a German

perspective, they had to calm

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themselves down. This is so

important.

Jonas Muller. He will be

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front page. He will be back page. He

will become a hero in Germany.

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will become a hero in Germany. If

they can get through the next three

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minutes of this game.

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What do the Russians have left? They

will give it everything over the

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next two and a half minutes. Can

they break the Germans down? Will it

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be heartbreak again? Russia had not

been able to celebrate a gold medal

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since 1992 in the sport that they

consider their own, in a sport that

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they once more than any other in the

world.

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The whistle will blow here, a

tripping call coming.

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Is this going against Russia?

Number

21, Laverty minutes, tripping.

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He was the player that got hurt.

With 2.11 left, the Olympic Athletes

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from Russia will be short-handed.

Germany will never ever have a

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better chance to win Olympic gold

than this. Russia will have to play

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five on four, short-handed. Let us

see this goal again, it is great to

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play.

I just love the poise. How about a

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pass from Ehliz, confident to drop

that puck right onto Muller. And

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then wait, six feet and seven

inches. The net minder goes down.

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When he opens up his legs, Muller

puts it right between.

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Germany will use this as a two

minute power kill if you like, they

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need to get through, keeping

possession for as much as they can.

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That is dangerous, you cannot take

shots, they will get blocked, it

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could come back and bite you.

You always need someone high. You

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have to make sure it gets through

that first forechecking.

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The Russians will gamble. Telegin

steps on the inside. Great defensive

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play.

The Russian net is empty.

Where will

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they go from here? Five on five, no

net minder. Now there is space out

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there. Kaprizov, puts it to the

middle. They are throwing themselves

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at it. He has lost his helmet. They

have scored against!, they have

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equalised! 55.5 seconds. It is that

man, Nikita Gusev, he steals the

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gold medal from around the German

net and he says, not yet! There is

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still time for more drama in this

tournament.

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Utter disbelief. The Germans are on

a power play. OAR brings it to a

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jaw. Gusev, the hero of this

tournament for the Olympic Athletes

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from Russia. Up and over the

blocker. Germany can't believe it.

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Look at this OAR side.

They lived to fight another day.

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Nikita Gusev.

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Nikita Gusev. He is off to the

locker room with a sore shoulder.

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This is absolutely astonishing.

What a final ten minutes of this

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game. Remember, let us set the table

here.

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If it stays like this, 20 minutes of

four on four overtime still to come.

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We wondered whether the drama of the

women's final on Thursday could be

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beaten, whether the drama of

Germany's victory over Canada could

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be beaten. These guys are giving it

a real go and Nikita Gusev, what a

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tournament.

It was a scramble in front of the

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net, watch the net minder. He goes,

just for a second, and because he

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did that, he loses his marking and

he comes off his post and Gusev

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chips it over his shoulder. Germany

were in perfect position on the

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power play, they just had to clear

the puck and they couldn't do it.

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They still have 45 seconds on the

man advantage.

What do you do? Do

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you stick or do you twist?

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Germany, has that been enough to

crush their spirit or do they have

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one more moment?

He can't hang onto that one and he

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gets hammered on the boards.

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gets hammered on the boards. The

final few seconds.

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final few seconds. A great stick in

there, brilliant job from Gavrikov

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to tip it away. Datsyuk, a penny for

his thoughts.

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his thoughts. You wouldn't want to

be a head coach here, your heart

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must be racing.

This is why sports are just so

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incredible. Nothing is scripted, two

teams giving it everything they can.

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Olympic gold medal on the line. And

now we are down to under ten

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seconds. Germany will have a chance

if Kahun can win this.

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They have been good on faceoff so

far. A bit of conversation. Datsyuk

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shrugging his shoulders. Kahun.

Versus Datsyuk. Datsyuk, Wiley,

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whence it. A chance, the Germans

going so hard. We are going to

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overtime! This Olympic ice hockey

tournament does not want to end yet.

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Gusev showed all the will and desire

to force this extra period, after it

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looked like Muller had given Germany

gold for the first time in their

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history.

Shaking his head, he will be

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frustrated. Gusev has given OAR

another life. 1992 was the last time

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the gold medal went to Russia,

following a Winter Olympics ice

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hockey tournament. And now we are in

a sudden-death scenario, the next

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goal wins. Four on four, loads of

space on the ice, 20 minutes. If

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after 20 minutes they are still

tied, like the women's final, we

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will go to game winning shots, a

shoot out between these two teams.

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Try to sum that up?

I will make it addiction, this game

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is not getting a penalty shoot out.

-- a prediction. A gold will happen

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will

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will stop -- goal. There will be

stories about this game, about the

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final ten minutes, hockey at its

finest. We still have more in store.

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We have over time coming,

sudden-death, what a third period

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and a tournament, the OAR and

Germany still tied at 3-3.

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STUDIO:

Incredible stuff, like the

women's, this is going all the way.

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It has been thrilling and we will be

back for that overtime.

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If you didn't believe we were in the

heart of the action, we have been

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watching a photo shoot of someone

who will play a big part in the

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closing ceremony. He won a medal in

the big error, Billy Morgan has been

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given the honour of carrying Great

Britain's flag at the closing

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ceremony.

There he is having a

practice in front of the cameras.

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Congratulations to Billy Morgan,

carrying the flag tonight at the

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closing ceremony.

The Cross-Country Centre was the

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venue for the first medal in

Pyeongchang way back at the start

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and today it is the venue for the

final medal of these Gaines, Marit

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Bjoergen made history on the first

day, her silver confirming her as

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the most decorated female winter

Olympian of all time. She has had an

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incredible Gaines, she won a medal

in all four of her events and has

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been confirmed as the most

successful winter Olympian of all

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time with her medals in Pyeongchang.

0:30:390:30:44

backhand pass. Look at the

celebration!

0:30:440:30:44

backhand pass. Look at the

celebration!

0:30:440:30:54

The woman who picked her to the

first gold was Charlotte Kalla. She

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could also make history by winning a

gold in the first and last event of

0:31:020:31:08

the Olympics. Let's join our

commentary team of Ollie Williams

0:31:080:31:14

and Rob Walker.

0:31:140:31:15

Good morning, everybody. If you are

just getting up, you have set the

0:31:200:31:24

alarm at the perfect time. Our final

individual event unfolding in these

0:31:240:31:30

beautiful tracks of PyeongChang, the

Alpensia Cross-Country Centre Centre

0:31:300:31:35

has witnessed some wonderful drama

over the last 16 days and the women

0:31:350:31:39

have the honour for only the second

time in Olympic Winter history of

0:31:390:31:45

providing the last individual

medallists. As you've heard

0:31:450:31:53

medallists. As you've heard from the

studio, can Marit Bjoergen round off

0:31:550:31:56

a glittering career in style? She's

the reigning world champion in this

0:31:560:32:06

30 kilometre event and the defending

Winter Olympic champion and no woman

0:32:060:32:10

has successfully defended this title

so there is a potentially fairy tale

0:32:100:32:14

finish years so that is why we watch

world-class sportsmen and women

0:32:140:32:21

because sometimes fairy tale endings

don't happen. There are some of the

0:32:210:32:29

Norwegians out there with a point to

prove and Ollie Williams and I are

0:32:290:32:33

very excited about the race to come

and whether Charlotte Kalla can

0:32:330:32:38

produce a great moment for Sweden

and a great moment for the Winter

0:32:380:32:43

Olympics trivia books.

I think it

would be fantastic of Charlotte

0:32:430:32:46

Kalla could become the first person

ever to win the first and last gold

0:32:460:32:53

medals. If she does that, she would

become one of Sweden's greatest

0:32:530:32:58

Olympians ever, the most decorated

Swedish athlete. Beyond that,

0:32:580:33:02

watching this race at the moment,

you've got the sprinters, you've got

0:33:020:33:12

Marit Bjoergen, keep an eye on the

Finns. They hope to do something in

0:33:120:33:22

this race. There are five, six,

seven athlete to have a realistic

0:33:220:33:29

claim today but very few people are

looking beyond Marit Bjoergen,

0:33:290:33:36

wearing eight, and Charlotte Kalla

wearing five who you can't quite see

0:33:360:33:39

right now but you will there as your

two favourites, too absolute titans

0:33:390:33:45

of cross-country skiing with medals

galore between them. We are looking

0:33:450:33:50

now back into the arena. This race

is so longer allowed to change your

0:33:500:33:55

skis and the conditions are tricky

today, it has been warmer today than

0:33:550:34:00

it has been. So the wax you need on

your skis, a district you to call

0:34:000:34:08

and understand and these athletes

and their teams will be reacting to

0:34:080:34:12

that. There is a whole lot going on

here.

. We saw a very well timed

0:34:120:34:19

change of skis yesterday in the

men's's 50 kilometres.

0:34:190:34:31

men's's 50 kilometres. He created

history for the Finns, the man who

0:34:310:34:34

changed his skis. There she is,

Bjoergen, and Charlotte Kalla. I

0:34:340:34:41

wonder if this will be the dual we

are hoping to unfold. It will take

0:34:410:34:46

around an hour and a half for the

last Winter Olympic champion to

0:34:460:34:51

cross the line and maybe we are

being greedy but we're looking

0:34:510:34:57

forward to the site of Bjoergen and

Kalla on that circuit. One thing to

0:34:570:35:06

point out, the men and women, their

technical ability is fantastic

0:35:060:35:13

because these skis are very narrow.

They are not going as fast as you

0:35:130:35:18

would see in a giant slalom or

downhill but they are very well

0:35:180:35:24

adept on their skis. It's not just

that you put the miles in when you

0:35:240:35:29

train but they have ability and

skill as well as stamina and speed.

0:35:290:35:34

Particularly on slopes like the

downhill Sweet where you have to be

0:35:340:35:41

so careful and very technical coming

down there. There is a big incline,

0:35:410:35:45

you have to pull yourself up, then,

round, and you are using every

0:35:450:35:50

muscle to get up that Hill and it is

difficult conditions like this where

0:35:500:35:57

things change all the time. There is

Jessica Diggins. Heidi Weng, the

0:35:570:36:05

World Cup leader.

She swept all

before her on the World Cup circuit

0:36:050:36:11

but she has been bitterly

disappointed with her campaign so

0:36:110:36:14

far. That is a sub plot going on.

That was Von Siebenthal, struggling

0:36:140:36:21

for pace. It will be interesting

whether Weng can get herself a

0:36:210:36:27

medal. Her compatriots have been

producing the goods time and time

0:36:270:36:31

again. Bjoergen has been on the

podium every time she has contested.

0:36:310:36:39

Weng is struggling. The other

significance, the reason why the

0:36:390:36:43

cameras are focusing on Jessica

Diggins, she took a tumble and she

0:36:430:36:50

is doing well to get back into the

mix, the American who produced the

0:36:500:36:55

gold in the team sprint, in one of

the most memorable finishes.

The USA

0:36:550:37:02

will be focusing now on Jessica

Diggins, finally the headlines she

0:37:020:37:06

wanted. All of Norway will be

watching Marit Bjoergen and all of

0:37:060:37:12

Norway will be watching Charlotte

Kalla.

0:37:120:37:21

Kalla. We saw Niskinen take the lead

very early on, and he beat the OAR

0:37:240:37:32

athlete at the end. You'd be looking

at a break at the ten kilometre

0:37:320:37:40

mark, if you transpose that to the

women's race. If anyone will do it,

0:37:400:37:47

that will be Marit Bjoergen. There

is a lot of caution from the other

0:37:470:37:51

athletes. Let's have a look at the

number six is, who has proved to be

0:37:510:37:58

so adept, Ragnhild Haga. You can see

Bjoergen is testing the pace of the

0:37:580:38:05

field. This is a more strong

outfield than in the men's race. The

0:38:050:38:12

Norwegian not allowing her to get

more than a metre ahead. There are

0:38:120:38:18

about ten athletes within eyesight

of the first three and that is a

0:38:180:38:23

much more strong outfield and I

think Marit Bjoergen has set the

0:38:230:38:27

pace in a way she hopes she can

break many of the contenders in this

0:38:270:38:31

before we get to the ten kilometre

mark.

I think this move tells us two

0:38:310:38:37

things about Marit Bjoergen. One

that she is feeling confident, there

0:38:370:38:40

she is on the left of your picture,

and there is a group of about seven

0:38:400:38:44

or eight within striking distance.

Heidi Weng is not among them so it

0:38:440:38:51

could be heard difficult Games

continue with the last event. The

0:38:510:38:55

other thing this tactic tells us is

that Bjoergen may not want this to

0:38:550:39:01

come down to a burn up in the

stadium. She is an amazing athlete,

0:39:010:39:05

the greatest of all time, but

perhaps as she heads towards 38, she

0:39:050:39:12

realises the out and out explosive

speed she maybe had ten years ago

0:39:120:39:16

and eight years ago when she became

the sprint champion in Vancouver, is

0:39:160:39:20

not quite there. I'm not saying

she's trying to break everyone and

0:39:200:39:24

it is great from the storyline point

of view that Niskanen,

0:39:240:39:34

of view that Niskanen, sister to

Ivo, who won yesterday, is in the

0:39:350:39:37

top three, but she doesn't want the

faster finishes in the last bit of

0:39:370:39:43

the race.

The difficulty is

Charlotte Kalla, breaking her will

0:39:430:39:48

take a phenomenal amount of energy

to break her. And if she doesn't, if

0:39:480:39:57

Kalla can stay with her, and you

conceive that Weng is down, but if

0:39:570:40:06

Kalla stays with her, she has shown

she can turn it on against Marit

0:40:060:40:11

Bjoergen. She defeated Bjoergen in

the skiathlon, and if it came down

0:40:110:40:18

to it, I think your money would be

on Charlotte Kalla, as we look back,

0:40:180:40:23

and you can already see there are

some key contenders, Heidi Weng,

0:40:230:40:29

wearing number one, Andersson, they

are very far back for 25 minutes, in

0:40:290:40:36

an hour and a half's race.

This is

bold from Bjoergen. This is the last

0:40:360:40:42

time we will ever have the privilege

of watching her in the Winter

0:40:420:40:46

Olympics. That debut in the relay

back in 2002, taking the silver, her

0:40:460:40:53

first individual medal came in this

event in 2006 in two rain when she

0:40:530:40:58

got on the podium for a silver

medal. And this is a very confident

0:40:580:41:06

piece of skiing from Marit Bjoergen

and it has taken this field apart.

0:41:060:41:14

Stadlober, fifth in the standings,

world standings, but where we had

0:41:140:41:19

the eight within touching distance,

Bjoergen has moved further and

0:41:190:41:22

further away from even the likes of

Jessica Diggins. There she is, she

0:41:220:41:27

has the lead over Kalla. Our most

obvious question, and we will know

0:41:270:41:33

the answer at the end of the race,

this is bold and fast, is it going

0:41:330:41:38

to turn out that even this great

tactician and mistress of the great

0:41:380:41:45

occasion, has she gone too hard, too

early? We will have to wait and see.

0:41:450:41:55

STUDIO: We will be back to that 30

kilometre mass start in the cross

0:41:560:42:00

country but we have to head straight

back to the Hockey Centre because

0:42:000:42:05

this final is at a thrilling stage

of play. The Olympic Athletes from

0:42:050:42:10

Russia and Germany are locked at 3-3

at the end of normal time. They are

0:42:100:42:17

going into overtime so let's rejoin

our commentary team. Doesn't get

0:42:170:42:24

much better than this. An Olympic

final in overtime. It happened in

0:42:240:42:30

2010 in Vancouver. Sidney Crosby

stepped up to the plate scoring the

0:42:300:42:35

winner for Canada. 1994, Lili

Hammer, they went to overtime, it

0:42:350:42:40

was Sweden against Canada. They went

to a penalty shoot out, they got

0:42:400:42:45

through seven rounds. And that was

enough for Sweden to go on and take

0:42:450:42:54

victory. Will it be a shooter or

netminder who stars in overtime? It

0:42:540:43:01

is sudden death. Will it be the

tenth ranked Germans or the super

0:43:010:43:05

favourites going into this, the

Olympic Athletes from Russia, who

0:43:050:43:09

take gold? Next goal wins, simple as

that. Which way is it going to go,

0:43:090:43:16

Kent?

You've seen Nikita Gusev out

there already, two goals in the

0:43:160:43:24

third period and he is so dangerous

every time he is on the ice. Four on

0:43:240:43:30

format, lots of space for both

teams.

Good defensive play.

0:43:300:43:38

Seidenberg clears away for the.

Twice they've won bronze, never won

0:43:380:43:45

gold. This is their first ice hockey

final. Nobody anticipated they'd be

0:43:450:43:49

here. The men in red, though, no

doubt most people predicted they

0:43:490:43:56

would be here.

0:43:560:44:02

would be here.

Germany was 45 away

from gold, they had a power play,

0:44:020:44:04

they were leading 3-2, and they gave

up a short-handed goal at the last

0:44:040:44:13

minute, Gusev scoring the goal.

Gusev has had an amazing tournament,

0:44:130:44:20

he is a great player. The Russian

fans... Inside the Hockey Centre are

0:44:200:44:31

trying to do their bit to is heard

their players on. One mistake now,

0:44:310:44:38

one error, one moment of brilliance

would be enough. Easy start to this

0:44:380:44:48

period, Kaprizov goes in there.

Interesting, seven out there they

0:44:480:44:56

don't usually play together, the

Russian athletes, Telegin and

0:44:560:45:03

Kaprizov. What do they do here?

Well, four on format, you want to

0:45:030:45:09

maintain puck possession. If you

don't like what you see, you return

0:45:090:45:13

it. The Russians able to set up

behind their net, and it is about

0:45:130:45:19

beating your cheque. If you can get

past your cheque and have an open

0:45:190:45:26

lane to the net, UC 's scoring

chances.

Barabanov takes it wide but

0:45:260:45:33

that was good defensive play, very

strong by Seidenberg. Barabanov

0:45:330:45:39

still in possession.

0:45:390:45:44

They have to be careful not to take

a penalty. A big shot from just

0:45:470:45:52

inside the blue line, and sent

around. They are behind the back of

0:45:520:45:59

the net. It is sent towards the net,

it is sitting there. They can't

0:45:590:46:04

finish it off this time, agonisingly

for the Germans.

0:46:040:46:11

for the Germans.

A solid defence.

You get the sense right now Germany

0:46:120:46:17

is a little behind the eight ball.

Ehrhoff leading the rush. There is

0:46:170:46:29

lots of experience on this German

team, average H -- age of just above

0:46:290:46:37

29. Many of them winning

championships in their domestic

0:46:370:46:40

league.

They will take this one all the way

0:46:400:46:47

back into their own zone.

0:46:470:46:49

Ehrhoff wants his pass. Brooks

Macek, born in Winnipeg, the

0:46:550:47:04

Canadian presence in this final.

0:47:040:47:12

The whistle will blow here. A shrug

of the shoulders from the Russian

0:47:170:47:22

coaching staff.

A little bit tense for both teams.

0:47:220:47:31

Early on, four on four, no one

wanting to open it up to much. A lot

0:47:310:47:37

of times in regular plate if you get

four on four, you will get back and

0:47:370:47:43

forth. A little bit more

conservative.

0:47:430:47:50

Zub sending it behind his own goal.

Inevitably the defence will play a

0:47:500:47:55

big part in overtime, they have two

leaked into the play.

0:47:550:48:05

If two forechecking get caught deep

in the offensive territory and the

0:48:080:48:12

puck heads the other way, sometimes

the defence men can create a

0:48:120:48:19

harmless two on two into a three on

two on man rush.

0:48:190:48:26

This wasn't meant to be the last

gold medal of these Games but these

0:48:260:48:31

players are stretching it out as far

as they can.

0:48:310:48:36

You can see Ivan Telegin, he has a

little stone on his skate. Wanting

0:48:400:48:47

to let the referee no that he's not

trying to delay the game, he just

0:48:470:48:54

needs a quick break.

Zub in protection for OAR.

0:48:540:49:06

-- in possession. Which of them will

be thinking, penalty shots, that is

0:49:090:49:15

our best chance?

The OAR has the crafty players when

0:49:150:49:21

it comes to the one-on-one

situation. The German net minder is

0:49:210:49:31

pretty good as well.

0:49:310:49:37

pretty good as well.

Super

conservative play from both teams.

0:49:370:49:44

You get the sense no one wants to

make the big mistake. Because of

0:49:450:49:49

that no one is taking a big chance,

no one is jumping up into play. But

0:49:490:49:56

it will happen, the chances will

come. That is how four on four

0:49:560:50:02

works. The longer it goes, fatigue

sets in. That is when mistakes

0:50:020:50:06

happen. And when you get an

opportunity.

0:50:060:50:18

A great four checked by Gusev, he

goes towards the net, feeds it back.

0:50:290:50:35

This is what you were talking about,

the numbers flowing back. It takes a

0:50:350:50:40

big deflection. There may be space

to work a pass-through but great

0:50:400:50:47

defensive play by OAR.

Boyle will go all the way back.

0:50:470:50:57

Sergei Mozyakin has scored a goal

after goal in his career. I am not

0:51:070:51:11

sure how much ice time he will get

between now and penalty shots. He

0:51:110:51:16

may well get a penalty shot.

Four on

four doesn't set up so well as him

0:51:160:51:23

-- as well the him.

Saved by Aus Den

Berken!

0:51:230:51:30

What a remarkable save. He is down

and out, on his stomach. The only

0:51:300:51:37

thing between Coble Chock and a gold

medal is that left pad right there.

0:51:370:51:50

-- cobble Madison Chock.

0:51:500:51:55

-- cobble Madison Chock. --

Kovalchuk. What a save. One of the

0:51:570:52:06

best goal-scorers on the planet. An

unbelievable move. It couldn't get

0:52:060:52:10

through.

0:52:100:52:15

Gusev has been the provider so much

in this tournament. He is looking

0:52:220:52:27

for a hat-trick. It goes high and

over the top.

0:52:270:52:31

They have to be careful not to hang

onto the stick too long.

0:52:350:52:41

They are working that blue line.

Seidenberg has played so many

0:52:410:52:47

minutes in this game.

0:52:470:52:49

Trying to clear this one away.

You

can tell how tired these players are

0:52:550:53:01

on both sides. 32nd shifts, then

off, and any sustained pressure put

0:53:010:53:07

you over the edge.

Macek goes

underneath, he did a good job.

0:53:070:53:19

The big red machine has been in fine

form, looking very strong. But in

0:53:190:53:32

this Olympic final there have been

nerves.

0:53:320:53:35

It is flipped in by Voinov. Macek

wants to get in space. Good

0:53:350:53:44

defensive work but Macek keeps it

alive. Is there space for the

0:53:440:53:48

Germans, driving hard for the net

and we get a scrum here. Hager, more

0:53:480:53:55

good play from him.

You can see the game for Germany, it

0:53:550:54:05

has not engaged the Russians,

skating away. Hager trying to get

0:54:050:54:10

his rebound, one more look from

Kovalchuck. Aus Den Berken tried to

0:54:100:54:20

go, and it was just that left pad.

Great positioning.

0:54:200:54:28

What is he going to do? He passes to

the gates of the German. Every time

0:54:360:54:44

he has possession, he could win the

game. Here is that kind of player.

0:54:440:54:52

Kovalchuck again, how much energy

has he got? He manipulates

0:54:530:54:57

possession so well on that stick.

Datsyuk seems to caress the puck

0:54:570:55:04

around with short jabs.

0:55:040:55:12

I see a penalty coming.

Ouch.

So

slick with the puck. Penalty,

0:55:160:55:35

high-sticking. The stick rides up

and write off the chin of Datsyuk,

0:55:350:55:42

that is careless with your sticks,

one hand on it. It is tough to look

0:55:420:55:48

away from that if you are a referee.

And a tough one to give if you are

0:55:480:55:53

Patrik Rybar.

So experienced. He

scored that massive goal for, to

0:55:530:56:01

send them through. Send them through

to the semifinals. Now he is relying

0:56:010:56:08

on his team-mates to give him one

more shot to get back out there.

0:56:080:56:13

Four on three power play. This

Russian teen score about 25% of the

0:56:130:56:19

time.

One of the best penalty

killers.

This is with OAR, a chance

0:56:190:56:29

to take a gold medal back to Russia.

It is off the bar.

0:56:290:56:37

What a chance that was. What a

backhand from that Madison Chock.

0:56:370:56:42

Gusev again, a fake shot. They are

working it all over the place.

0:56:420:56:50

Voinov at the top. They score

exhibition at OAR have won it! A

0:56:500:56:55

powerplay goal.

0:56:550:57:01

powerplay goal. Gold will return to

Russia for the first time since

0:57:010:57:04

1992!

The Germans eventually beaten.

0:57:040:57:14

The penalty from Reimer came back to

Holborn, what a campaign from the

0:57:140:57:21

tenth. And finally, they deliver the

knockout blow -- came back to haunt

0:57:210:57:31

them.

The moment for Russia... And the

0:57:310:57:38

history will read OAR, but the

papers in Moscow will read a very

0:57:380:57:44

different story on Monday morning.

The gold they have wanted for so

0:57:440:57:50

long and it is the kid who scored

it, Kaprizov, Russian hockey's

0:57:500:57:55

golden boy.

Just too dangerous, too much. You

0:57:550:58:05

said at Voinov, Gusev, Datsyuk, and

Kaprizov, and they moved that puck

0:58:050:58:12

around to perfection. It was set up

so beautifully. A one-time shot.

0:58:120:58:16

There was no chance for the German

goal-tender. You can see defeat in

0:58:160:58:26

the German team's eyes. A

high-sticking penalty, and it was a

0:58:260:58:35

tough one to take. We have seen

calls like that being looked the

0:58:350:58:39

other way especially in overtime, it

makes you wonder.

0:58:390:58:44

Gusev. And what a shot from

Kaprizov. The golden goal.

0:58:440:58:56

A huge moment, Gusev again. The most

valuable player we think in this

0:58:560:59:02

tournament. Datsyuk who has won

everything there is to win in ice

0:59:020:59:06

hockey except an Olympic gold. The

man there on the edge of the crease.

0:59:060:59:14

Now he has the lot. 39 years of age,

the oldest man to win an Olympic

0:59:140:59:19

gold medal in the ice hockey

tournament. Kirill Kaprizov, one of

0:59:190:59:28

those names of legends, when you

leave through the hockey history

0:59:280:59:35

books that will cause so much

discussion. There may not be any NHL

0:59:350:59:43

players on the ice, but there have

been some star performer is, one of

0:59:430:59:47

the stars has been the German head

coach. That

0:59:470:59:55

coach. That man there, Aston buccan,

the net minder. -- Aus Den Birken.

0:59:551:00:04

This reinforces how proud he is, how

they have done such an unbelievable

1:00:041:00:08

job for their country, they done so

proud that they took this gold medal

1:00:081:00:15

game into overtime. 45 seconds away

from gold.

1:00:151:00:23

Once the sting wears off, they will

be proud club and they've earned the

1:00:231:00:29

respect of the hockey community and

especially these gold medal winners

1:00:291:00:33

from the Olympic Athletes from

Russia.

These are the great moments

1:00:331:00:35

when the two teams get a chance to

embrace, and get a chance to talk to

1:00:351:00:41

one another. What an Olympic ice

hockey tournament it has been. It

1:00:411:00:50

took penalty you shots in the

women's side and overtime in the

1:00:501:00:54

men's. Great pass from Gusev, he

found Kaprizov, and for the first

1:00:541:01:00

time since 1992, it is a team with

players from Russia which takes home

1:01:001:01:04

gold.

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STUDIO: Incredible stuff at the

Hockey Centre and like it has been

1:01:141:01:19

described, it has been its

insatiable tournament in both the

1:01:191:01:22

men's and women's tournament.

Olympic Athletes from Russia might

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take gold but the Germans are

celebrating a silver medal, their

1:01:281:01:31

best return from the Winter Olympics

in ice hockey. Absolutely brilliant

1:01:311:01:36

stuff. We are going to head straight

back to the cross centre because the

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30 kilometre women's mass start is

under way. Norway's Marit Bjoergen

1:01:411:01:46

aiming for her fifth medal here in

PyeongChang and looking to end on an

1:01:461:01:53

ultimate high with a gold. The

37-year-old, the Iron Lady, is in a

1:01:531:02:00

league of her own, can she end on a

high? Let's join Ollie Williams and

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Rob Walker.

COMMENTATOR: Thanks. Good morning

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once again, everybody. The Iron Lady

is putting herself in pole position

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to close a glorious career in style.

She is miles clear of the rest. She

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is heading towards the age of 38.

Coming into this race, we were

1:02:221:02:28

talking about the great Charlotte

Kalla, who is still in the mix along

1:02:281:02:33

with the Finns and the

1:02:331:02:39

with the Finns and the Austrian,

Stadlober. If you've just joined us,

1:02:391:02:43

Bjoergen was having a probe at the

front but there was nothing

1:02:431:02:47

definitive but there is now because

she isn't shy and she isn't far off

1:02:471:02:52

being a minute in front. She has

been relentless with her pace. There

1:02:521:02:56

is a long way to go, this is 30 K,

and they are approaching 17.5

1:02:561:03:01

kilometres. Nine is Niskanen, whose

brother won the skiing yesterday.

1:03:011:03:11

Then Parmakoski. Ollie Williams

alongside me. Charlotte Kalla went

1:03:111:03:19

in for a pit stop, which is allowed,

which is why she disappeared from

1:03:191:03:23

this group, and from the overall

story 's perspective, you'd want to

1:03:231:03:29

see Kalla closing the gap on the

three women who are second, third

1:03:291:03:35

and fourth.

We are talking about

Charlotte Kalla closing the gap, who

1:03:351:03:44

have -- has to join the pack that

have to close the gap. Kalla has

1:03:441:03:52

been caught to some extent. She is

struggling a little just to close

1:03:521:03:56

this gap. She has closed it a little

bit. The bigger story, Marit

1:03:561:04:02

Bjoergen has gone out from the

start, laid waste to the rest of the

1:04:021:04:06

field and looks to be doing exactly

what she did in a very similar race

1:04:061:04:11

in year ago where she went out, put

20 seconds into the rest of the

1:04:111:04:19

field after five kilometres and then

beat everybody by two minutes. When

1:04:191:04:23

you see her one minute and six

seconds ahead of everyone else,

1:04:231:04:27

which she is right now, that is not

the kind of breakaway when you look

1:04:271:04:31

at them and say, maybe they will get

reeled back in. When she does this,

1:04:311:04:36

she wins by a distance. There is

very little her opponents can do,

1:04:361:04:43

short of something miraculous right

now, I think.

When Niskanen did this

1:04:431:04:49

yesterday in the men's 50

kilometres, there was one skier that

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managed to go with him, and it

became a two-way dual for gold, it

1:04:541:04:59

was a fascinating race up here in

the hills of PyeongChang. At the

1:04:591:05:06

moment, this is a classic

frontrunning scenario. Marit

1:05:061:05:11

Bjoergen, less than 12 kilometres to

go. There is the Austrian,

1:05:111:05:16

Stadlober. Charlotte Kalla has

closed a couple of seconds, she is

1:05:161:05:23

in fifth but these three are working

well together and there is history

1:05:231:05:27

on the line for this trio, even if

they can't closed out Marit

1:05:271:05:31

Bjoergen. The Austrian has ever been

on the podium, no Finn has finished

1:05:311:05:38

higher than silver.

1:05:381:05:43

higher than silver. They are all

trailing in the wake of this woman.

1:05:431:05:47

What a story this would be if she

could finish this 16 year glittering

1:05:471:05:52

career in style, defending this

title.

Finish her career by having a

1:05:521:05:57

race of her own! Marit Bjoergen

started this race at the front, blew

1:05:571:06:02

everybody apart and has stayed at

the front. It is unbelievable.

1:06:021:06:10

the front. It is unbelievable. Here

is the 25-year-old, Stadlober. A

1:06:111:06:13

couple of top ten finishes, ninth in

the freestyle, she is searching for

1:06:131:06:19

her first major podium at Olympic

level as we cut back to see Marit

1:06:191:06:23

Bjoergen coming into the stadium.

Stadlober is fourth in the world

1:06:231:06:29

which is why she is wearing the four

on her bib Mac. We scour the

1:06:291:06:37

background to see when another skier

will appear on the picture. That is

1:06:371:06:43

the gap that Marit Bjoergen has. If

you're lucky, you might see the

1:06:431:06:47

skiers come down the hill. No. I

think Marit Bjoergen may get out of

1:06:471:06:53

the stadium before we even begin to

see anyone coming to chase. This is

1:06:531:07:00

now Teresa Stadlober, she is

inexperienced, but she has two Finns

1:07:001:07:04

who are very strong with her. The

other significance to Bjoergen

1:07:041:07:09

getting out of the stadium before

they come in is that is crushing for

1:07:091:07:14

them psychologically because they

will be having a look.

You can't see

1:07:141:07:18

their eyes because of their advisers

but they will look, a cursory look

1:07:181:07:23

out of the left-hand side, and they

will have been expecting to see

1:07:231:07:27

Marit Bjoergen, but she's already

out onto the tracks for another

1:07:271:07:32

circuit. Look at the plus figure

which shows you how far behind these

1:07:321:07:39

skiers are. The gap is growing and

growing and getting bigger and

1:07:391:07:43

bigger and the longer we go into

this race, the more it looks like

1:07:431:07:48

the 37-year-old from Norway has time

to this race to perfection. There is

1:07:481:07:55

a long way to go, just over six

miles, and something could go wrong,

1:07:551:08:00

but this is a massive, massive lead

for a woman who is looking to finish

1:08:001:08:05

with yet another piece of history.

Honestly, I'm thinking of things to

1:08:051:08:11

go wrong, and short of taking skis

off her or an alien invasion, I

1:08:111:08:17

don't know that there's much is

going to happen to make up part with

1:08:171:08:27

the gold medal. She has been making

a great gap all raced through. What

1:08:271:08:34

a great result for Jessica Diggins

when she won the sprint but Marit

1:08:341:08:40

Bjoergen now reasserting her

authority and reasserting her

1:08:401:08:44

position as the greatest

cross-country skier, the greatest

1:08:441:08:46

Winter Olympian of all time. If this

is the last time we see Marit

1:08:461:08:55

Bjoergen and the Winter Olympics,

she is going out in an unforgettable

1:08:551:08:59

style and Norway will celebrate this

until the end of days.

The Norwegian

1:08:591:09:06

coaches giving Marit Bjoergen all

the information she needs and she

1:09:061:09:09

will like hearing she is one-minute

and 16 seconds ahead of the

1:09:091:09:15

Austrian, Stadlober, in search of

their first medal, the Austrians.

1:09:151:09:27

Stadlober is pulling away. She comes

from a long dynasty of great

1:09:271:09:34

cross-country skiers. Her dad got a

gold and silver at the world

1:09:341:09:37

Championships in 99 and her mother

skied Alpine for Austria in the

1:09:371:09:42

Winter Olympic Games in 84 and 88.

There she is, Stadlober, slipping a

1:09:421:09:48

fraction around the corner. Then it

is Niskanen and Parmakoski. At the

1:09:481:09:55

moment, they are battling for silver

and bronze because you cannot see

1:09:551:09:59

this lead being eroded by Stadlober.

This needed to happen ten kilometres

1:09:591:10:05

ago. The reason it didn't, it was to

faster pace from Bjoergen. Finally,

1:10:051:10:16

we see Stadlober getting ahead. She

might get reeled back in. Meanwhile,

1:10:161:10:21

Kalla, who was going to be the big

rival for Marit Bjoergen, last seen

1:10:211:10:26

one minute and 30 back, 15 seconds

or so behind the chasing three and

1:10:261:10:32

that is it for Charlotte Kalla, I

think. I don't think she will get

1:10:321:10:35

back into the medals. It is going to

be a race for silver, there are

1:10:351:10:41

going to be probably these three

people in it, maybe Stina Nilsson

1:10:411:10:47

from Sweden, sitting in sixth place,

she might have the opportunity to

1:10:471:10:54

catch these three. But if it comes

down to it, I look at these three,

1:10:541:11:01

and I think Parmakoski is going to

be my leading contender for silver

1:11:011:11:06

because she has these sprint finish

and she should be the quickest up

1:11:061:11:10

the hill into the arena, if they

stay together.

And Parmakoski on the

1:11:101:11:15

right of your picture, wearing bib

seven, she has won five podium

1:11:151:11:24

appearances. She's been in the top

ten of all her races so far. You can

1:11:241:11:29

see that gap back to Nilsson and

Oestberg. They've now managed to

1:11:291:11:39

drop Niskanen, wearing April nine.

-- wearing bib nine. So, yet again,

1:11:391:11:51

since the last checkpoint, the lead

has increased for Marit Bjoergen

1:11:511:11:57

till one minute 21. Niskanen

beginning to struggle, unlike her

1:11:571:12:04

brother in the men's 50. What a

wonderful moment for Finland. She's

1:12:041:12:09

currently in fourth but there is no

doubt who is in the lead. What a

1:12:091:12:13

career this has been. Her first

medal in the relay as a teenager in

1:12:131:12:19

Salt Lake City. 16 years later,

still going strong. She has won a

1:12:191:12:24

medal in every event she has entered

so far here at the age of 37. In a

1:12:241:12:31

sport as physically punishing as

this, that is extraordinary. She

1:12:311:12:36

anchored the Norwegians to the gold

in the relay, she had a silver in

1:12:361:12:42

the biathlon, she tied for bronze in

the 10K. It is an unbelievable

1:12:421:12:49

career, and Hollywood would almost

laugh if you made this up and you

1:12:491:12:56

put Marit Bjoergen in this position

at the moment, with the age and lead

1:12:561:13:00

she has got with a field containing

world-class women some of whom are

1:13:001:13:04

10-15 years her junior.

Use saw

Teresa Stadlober look around to see

1:13:041:13:10

where everybody was, and I am doing

the same. Why is she out on her own?

1:13:101:13:16

Let's see where Parmakoski is. Marit

Bjoergen, if this was anyone else,

1:13:161:13:20

I'd be worried about them being out

on that own skiing for an hour on

1:13:201:13:27

that end. So, here is Teresa

Stadlober, who has a smile on her

1:13:271:13:31

face. She is going to come through

here now, so Teresa Stadlober still

1:13:311:13:38

coming through... Where on earth is

Parmakoski, who has evaporated from

1:13:381:13:47

the scene? So, Teresa Stadlober has

managed to end up out all on her

1:13:471:13:53

own. We will take a look here.

Did

one of them go the wrong way?

That

1:13:531:14:02

looks like that happened.

That could

be an absolute disaster for

1:14:021:14:08

Stadlober. She's gone the wrong way.

That is why she's out on her own!

1:14:081:14:15

That is a disaster! An absolute

disaster for Teresa Stadlober. She

1:14:151:14:22

has read the course is wrong, guided

by somebody? She looked like she was

1:14:221:14:28

talking to someone, whether it was

her coach or Marshall. And now

1:14:281:14:33

Parmakoski is out on her own. Marit

Bjoergen is so far down the road, it

1:14:331:14:38

is on thinkable but she has lost

Teresa Stadlober because she has

1:14:381:14:42

been taken down the wrong road and

for that to happen after 20

1:14:421:14:49

kilometres in the most gruelling

race of the Olympics, what a

1:14:491:14:54

disaster!

That is an absolute

nightmare for Teresa Stadlober, as

1:14:541:14:58

we watch Stina Nilsson, 19, and

Oestberg they've moved up a place. A

1:14:581:15:09

disaster for Stadlober. She was on

her way and looking comfortable in

1:15:091:15:12

second place, and a silver would

have been by far the best moment of

1:15:121:15:16

her career so far. She has gone off

course. It is a course with a lots

1:15:161:15:23

of twists and turns but it is the

first time in this last event we

1:15:231:15:28

have seen anybody going the wrong

way. Parmakoski is in the silver

1:15:281:15:33

medal position and Teresa Stadlober

two minutes 36 seconds adrift after

1:15:331:15:40

misreading the course. Even worse if

she was instructed mistakenly by a

1:15:401:15:46

coach to go a different way. It is

memories of Kramer, just on the

1:15:461:15:54

verge when he was breaking the

10,000 metre record and taking the

1:15:541:15:59

gold. An absolute nightmare for the

Austrian. And you take the silver

1:15:591:16:03

medallist out of the equation, she's

having to go some. She is out of the

1:16:031:16:09

shots at the moment. She has to go

some to close the gap. It means

1:16:091:16:15

Bjoergen is even further in front.

The only woman who has started to a

1:16:151:16:20

road that leads has gone the wrong

way.

1:16:201:16:26

I feel for Teresa Stadlober. In my

last university exam, I missed an

1:16:261:16:32

entire section and failed eye exam.

Now I have cold sweats watching

1:16:321:16:37

Stadlober, this is the Olympic

equivalent. Can you imagine that

1:16:371:16:43

when you have already done 20

kilometres in your last Olympic

1:16:431:16:47

event, you have been working at it

for years, never once in the

1:16:471:16:51

Olympics or World Championships, and

you go the wrong way. Parmakoski,

1:16:511:16:58

one minute and a half behind.

Nelson closing that gap a little.

1:16:581:17:06

There may be a chance to track down

Parmakoski.

1:17:061:17:14

Niskanen is gradually being caught

up.

1:17:141:17:20

Nilsson would not have been your

choice of Swedish contender, he

1:17:201:17:25

would have been looking at Charlotte

Kalla, she is two minutes and six

1:17:251:17:30

seconds back.

Marit Bjoergen is far off in the

1:17:301:17:36

distance.

Krista Parmakoski is now in silver

1:17:361:17:43

medal position. Teresa Stadlober

from Austria, I think her

1:17:431:17:55

aspirations have gone. It will

require an immense finish from her.

1:17:551:18:01

Parmakoski in seconds, no fin has

never finished higher than third,

1:18:011:18:04

what a story this will be for her,

seeking a hat-trick after two bronze

1:18:041:18:11

medals. More good news for the

Norwegians as Krista Parmakoski

1:18:111:18:18

comes in for a change of skis, Marit

Bjoergen has already changed skis. A

1:18:181:18:25

lead of 1.5 minutes will get even

bigger for Marit Bjoergen. The Finn

1:18:251:18:30

anxiously takes a look over.

1:18:301:18:41

Niskanen coming in for a pit stop.

Charlotte Kalla is in sixth.

1:18:451:18:57

Marit Bjoergen needs.

1:18:571:19:03

Marit Bjoergen needs.

Nelson and

Niskanen have been gifted an

1:19:031:19:05

opportunity.

1:19:051:19:11

opportunity. They hadn't been in

contention until Stadlober went the

1:19:111:19:15

wrong way.

We watch Teresa Stadlober eventually

1:19:151:19:23

coming through the stadium. My heart

goes out to her. Ingvild Flugstad

1:19:231:19:33

Oesberg is interesting for Norway,

she has been flying under the radar.

1:19:331:19:38

The headlines have been about Marit

Bjoergen. She is in a race of her

1:19:381:19:45

own. And the headlines about Heidi

Weng, the world number one, this was

1:19:451:19:54

her last chance. No one was talking

about Ingvild Flugstad Oesberg who

1:19:541:19:59

is already an Olympic champion from

the relay. And already a gold and

1:19:591:20:07

silver from Sochi. She may be in

with a chance of sneaking onto the

1:20:071:20:11

podium when ten minutes ago it

looked like she wouldn't get

1:20:111:20:15

anything. Wouldn't it be amazing if

Niskanen for Finland could get on

1:20:151:20:22

the podium alongside her team-mate,

Kuske.

1:20:221:20:29

-- Niskanen. If Stina Nilsson can

get onto the podium that would be

1:20:421:20:51

great.

There are some great stories waiting

1:20:511:20:54

to unfold as the last few kilometres

agonisingly tick down. They will be

1:20:541:21:01

feeling it, these women, they are

incredibly fit, the ultimate test of

1:21:011:21:06

upper body and leg strength,

especially when they are skiing in

1:21:061:21:11

classic style as opposed to free

skates. We are looking at an effort

1:21:111:21:16

of an hour and a half at the end of

what has been for many a brutal

1:21:161:21:22

selection of long distance and

sprint races. Watching the clock to

1:21:221:21:26

see how big this league is for Marit

Bjoergen. There is Parmakoski, twice

1:21:261:21:33

a bronze medallist already in

Pyeongchang. It is now a minute and

1:21:331:21:41

49. It is getting bigger. The

Norwegian coaches will be delighted

1:21:411:21:47

with what Bjoergen is doing at the

front and will be pleased to see

1:21:471:21:53

Oestberg and Nelson behind. I agree,

Nelson was a fabulous winner of the

1:21:531:21:58

sprint title, and she is in the mix

here in an event where we wouldn't

1:21:581:22:06

normally have expected her to

feature. The Swedish woman has

1:22:061:22:11

obviously taken great confidence

from that sprint victory and having

1:22:111:22:14

the likes of Kalla on the team who

has had a fine Games with four

1:22:141:22:19

medals.

1:22:191:22:24

medals.

We now just have Oestberg

and Nilsson in that shot. Kerttu

1:22:291:22:38

Niskanen macro is around 15 seconds

back. If you are unfamiliar, a medal

1:22:381:22:45

recap of Marit Bjoergen, seven gold

medals, four silver medals, three

1:22:451:22:53

bronze medals. That is the most

medals ever won by anyone at the

1:22:531:22:56

Winter Olympics.

1:22:561:23:06

Now it Bergen will be unquestionably

the best athlete you have ever seen

1:23:131:23:17

at the Winter Olympics.

And could be for quite some time. An

1:23:171:23:22

extraordinary record. Of longevity,

design and hunger and even more

1:23:221:23:27

amazing when you think that she's on

her way barring a technical disaster

1:23:271:23:32

the skis as we watched that battle

for bronze, it even more impressive

1:23:321:23:39

when you bear in mind Marit Bjoergen

is on her way to a fifth medal here

1:23:391:23:43

in Pyeongchang three years after

giving birth to her son. She has

1:23:431:23:49

come back after maternity leave and

arguably delivered the greatest

1:23:491:23:53

Games of her life. Five medals in

2010. This would be even more

1:23:531:23:59

spectacular at the age of 37.

Bjoergen is away and clear in gold

1:23:591:24:04

medal position at the moment. What a

performance so far from Krista

1:24:041:24:11

Parmakoski benefiting from the

disastrous mistake made by Tereza

1:24:111:24:15

Stadlober from Austria who was clear

in second place but went the wrong

1:24:151:24:20

way, she is miles back, three

minutes away. She could potentially

1:24:201:24:25

get disqualified forgetting -- for

going the wrong way.

1:24:251:24:31

Norway am a gold, Finland in silver,

and a battle between Sweden and

1:24:311:24:37

Norway for once.

Let us look at the deficit.

1:24:371:24:44

Parmakoski in silver medal position.

The gap was 1.40 nine. The other two

1:24:441:24:51

in battling for the bronze looks to

me as if they are reeling Parmakoski

1:24:511:24:56

in who has a slip. This gets very

interesting because three into two

1:24:561:25:05

doesn't go and maybe Parmakoski

macro will be dragged into a massive

1:25:051:25:08

battle by these women.

The view is deceptive, they are 14

1:25:081:25:14

seconds back.

We mentioned potentially some sort

1:25:141:25:26

of technical disaster with the skis,

I am not sure Bjoergen will switch

1:25:261:25:32

her skis.

This is absolutely the greatest

1:25:321:25:40

cross country skiing performance you

can ever imagine. Over a race this

1:25:401:25:46

distance, 30 kilometres, to start in

the lead, stay in the lead and race

1:25:461:25:50

the whole thing on your own with the

confidence and grim determination

1:25:501:25:54

you see on her face, is a talent

that virtually only one person

1:25:541:26:02

possesses. Norway hope in the men's

side this is what they will see on

1:26:021:26:08

Sunday.

1:26:081:26:13

Sunday. Marit Bjoergen has something

slightly different. She has none of

1:26:151:26:21

the showmanship all desire of drama

and she just has an ability to

1:26:211:26:27

punish her opponents and she is

showing every last ounce of it here.

1:26:271:26:31

There is Nielsen -- Nielsen. This is

the gap Parmakoski has over the two

1:26:311:26:42

behind her.

1:26:421:26:48

behind her.

Bjoergen has been

relentlessly hungry for success in

1:26:511:26:54

her career but with a degree of

humility. Cross-country skiing may

1:26:541:26:59

not be the biggest sport in Britain

but is by far and away the biggest

1:26:591:27:03

sport in Norway, they are massive

stars, with huge contracts, great

1:27:031:27:11

sponsorship opportunities laid at

their feet. They are worshipped

1:27:111:27:14

wherever they go. For Bjoergen to

have remained as grounded and humble

1:27:141:27:20

as she has speaks volumes about the

kind of person she is as well as

1:27:201:27:23

athlete she is.

Parmakoski holding

that 15 second gap with Oestberg and

1:27:231:27:33

Nilsson behind. They are running out

of time and kilometres.

1:27:331:27:42

of time and kilometres. We have

mentioned Marit Bjoergen last year

1:27:421:27:48

went out big and won by 22 macro

minutes. She may exceed that gap the

1:27:481:27:53

rate she is going -- and she won by

two minutes.

1:27:531:28:04

Krista Parmakoski map -- Is all on

her own. After that unfortunate

1:28:041:28:11

error with the course by Stadlober.

It will be tight if only because

1:28:111:28:18

Stina Nilsson, if she can turn it on

in the final kilometres she might be

1:28:181:28:26

able to catch up. I wonder whether

that is asking quite a lot of

1:28:261:28:33

Oestberg and Nilsson to catch up

with Krista Parmakoski as she heads

1:28:331:28:36

in for silver.

She is more than two minutes behind.

1:28:361:28:45

Stena Nilsson just behind. No Swede

has ever won a medal in this event.

1:28:451:28:50

What an honour for these women as

they close an unbelievable 16 days

1:28:501:28:57

of sporting drama here.

1:28:571:29:03

of sporting drama here. Their medals

will be awarded in the closing

1:29:031:29:06

ceremony, agreement entered to a

sensational games -- a brilliant end

1:29:061:29:13

to a sensational Games.

They are trying to move towards

1:29:131:29:24

Parmakoski who has had a wonderful

Games. There are two different

1:29:241:29:30

races, Marit Bjoergen has been

dynamite. They're in mind she is the

1:29:301:29:37

defending champion, yet another

accolade for her collection, no one

1:29:371:29:40

has ever won this title twice -- no

woman. We look at Parmakoski

1:29:401:29:48

continuing this drive away from

Oestberg. When Bjoergen one this

1:29:481:29:56

before, the margin was 2.6 seconds.

When she lost in Vancouver, the

1:29:561:30:04

margin was 0.3 of a second. These

races are usually very, very close.

1:30:041:30:12

Two minutes is a ridiculous margin

to hold over the rest of the field

1:30:121:30:16

and it is not as if this is a weak

field, it is one of the greatest

1:30:161:30:22

distance skiing fields we have ever

seen and she has taken them apart at

1:30:221:30:27

the age of 37, extraordinary.

1:30:271:30:32

And when she crosses the line, her

son went to be far away. She had to

1:30:321:30:39

make special arrangements to come

back. If you are male, you can have

1:30:391:30:44

a child and come back but if you're

trying to be a mother at the same

1:30:441:30:48

time, the ski Federation set up warm

rooms for caretakers of children and

1:30:481:30:54

their kids is to hang out while

Marit Bjoergen was competing, a

1:30:541:30:57

couple of others as well, they've

had to make adjustments to make sure

1:30:571:31:04

that parents to return to the

circuit get the support they need in

1:31:041:31:07

order to compete at the top end of

this board. As well as being a

1:31:071:31:13

mother to a young kid at the same

time and the way Marit Bjoergen has

1:31:131:31:16

been able to come back, have a child

in December 2015 and will again the

1:31:161:31:22

moment she comeback... That is

Teresa Stadlober, getting horribly

1:31:221:31:27

confused. Oh, this is going to be

one to forget for her. Returning to

1:31:271:31:33

Marit Bjoergen, the way she's been

able to be dominant at the Olympics

1:31:331:31:37

for more than a decade and be

allowed by her sport, facilitating

1:31:371:31:44

it, making it easy, and to come back

in this style, it is mind blowing

1:31:441:31:49

and such a tribute to her as an

individual.

1:31:491:31:56

Oestberg and Nilsson, nothing to

separate them in this battle for

1:31:571:32:00

bronze. Parmakoski has had a hand on

a

1:32:001:32:09

a medal. A great moment of history

awaits her. How the Finnish flags

1:32:091:32:14

will wave at the ceremony because

Niskanen will be getting his medal

1:32:141:32:20

tonight. Nilsson is the sprint

specialist. Oestberg has had a

1:32:201:32:28

disappointing Games, by her own

standards. Gold in the relay, this

1:32:281:32:35

would be her first individual medal

but there is a question over whether

1:32:351:32:39

it will be Norway or Sweden. The

cameras focusing in on the women in

1:32:391:32:48

second, third and fourth because

this is our long term leader. 30

1:32:481:32:54

kilometres. It isn't far off an hour

and a half of extreme physical

1:32:541:32:59

exertion and underlines just how

confident and classy Marit Bjoergen

1:32:591:33:05

is that she went so hard so early in

this race, determined to write this

1:33:051:33:09

final chapter with the Sunni fitting

end to this amazing career you'd

1:33:091:33:17

wish to see. And it is, barring a

mishap with her skis or a sudden

1:33:171:33:23

injury, it is going to finish with

gold, and gold number eight.

There

1:33:231:33:29

are only 15 women in this race

within five minutes of Marit

1:33:291:33:33

Bjoergen right now. Which is...

Nonsense! It is such a testament. I

1:33:331:33:41

know we are harping on about it but

the reason we are doing this is

1:33:411:33:46

because Marit Bjoergen was already

deserving of so many tributes coming

1:33:461:33:49

into this race and is now winning

what we assume to be her final

1:33:491:33:57

Olympic race in such... Unbelievable

fashion! You can't help but just

1:33:571:34:02

keep admiring it. She is doing get

looking comfortable. Every time we

1:34:021:34:06

look at the clock and say, how does

it look now? There is another few

1:34:061:34:12

seconds. Parmakoski, two minutes and

three seconds behind. She was hoping

1:34:121:34:16

to keep it close to the end. She is

two minutes away! One of the race

1:34:161:34:21

favourites! That is the kind of gap

we are talking about. Marit Bjoergen

1:34:211:34:26

is going out on top, it is very rare

you get to say that but she is doing

1:34:261:34:32

this.

Enjoy these images. If you are

not an expert in cross-country

1:34:321:34:37

skiing, it doesn't matter. We can

all surely appreciate what we are

1:34:371:34:42

witnessing some of the greatest of

all time, a once in a generation

1:34:421:34:48

athlete, as we watch Parmakoski

tried to edge ever closer to the

1:34:481:34:51

silver medal. Bjoergen is a once in

a generation woman who has destroyed

1:34:511:34:59

this field in her final sendoff.

Nilsson and Oestberg, toad slipping

1:34:591:35:09

there, the sprinter for Sweden,

trying to come home with what would

1:35:091:35:12

be her country's first medal in this

event. They are all miles behind a

1:35:121:35:18

woman we may wait decades to see

again in terms of quality. It is an

1:35:181:35:26

extraordinary record. She will go up

to 15 Winter Olympic medals.

1:35:261:35:31

Amazing. And a reminder she is doing

get in conditions that are not the

1:35:311:35:36

best. It is warm out there, but it

changes the snow hardpacked. It has

1:35:361:35:42

been warm for a couple of days. It

isn't the easiest to know what the

1:35:421:35:47

snow is going to do because the

weather hasn't been consistent.

1:35:471:35:51

Marit Bjoergen didn't care, made no

difference, still two minutes ahead,

1:35:511:35:56

and we are left for a procession for

Marit Bjoergen, Parmakoski coming in

1:35:561:36:00

for silver and a wonderful sprint

for bronze.

There will be great

1:36:001:36:05

drama in the stadium, and they will

form a guard of honour for this

1:36:051:36:10

woman. We're watching someone who

has transcended the boundaries of

1:36:101:36:17

her sport. For 16 years, she has

been at the top. She has done it

1:36:171:36:24

with humility, with a relentless

hunger for success that only the

1:36:241:36:29

greatest in the sport can ever know.

She is smiling now as she soaks up

1:36:291:36:34

the applause of a Winter Olympic

crown for the very last time. It is

1:36:341:36:38

an amazing moment, in a gruelling

sport in which many only survive at

1:36:381:36:46

the top for a couple of years. She's

been there for 16! She has rewritten

1:36:461:36:52

history. Even more importantly, she

has rewritten the boundaries of what

1:36:521:36:56

many thought was possible and all we

can do is watch in awe and wonder as

1:36:561:37:05

the greatest Winter Olympian of all

time signs off in her own inimitable

1:37:051:37:09

style. She will never forget these

moments and her achievements will go

1:37:091:37:17

down in the annals of time. This is

a very, very special moment for all

1:37:171:37:23

of us to witness. Eight gold medals,

15 in total, and now the tears, now

1:37:231:37:32

the celebration, now the realisation

that this 16 year journey is over

1:37:321:37:37

and it has finished in style.

Parmakoski, can she produce the best

1:37:371:37:45

medal in Finland have ever received

in this most brutal of events?

1:37:451:37:51

Oestberg pulling away from Nilsson,

who is trying to hang on, this

1:37:511:37:56

desperate battle for bronze.

Parmakoski looks good for silver.

1:37:561:38:00

Parmakoski easily away for the

silver. The battle is between these

1:38:001:38:03

two. Nilsson is a sprinter, she has

a sprint finish but does she have

1:38:031:38:12

any fuel left? Right now, Oestberg

has that tiny, little edge as we

1:38:121:38:17

come into this downhill, where you

see Krista Parmakoski right now,

1:38:171:38:22

never anywhere near Marit Bjoergen

but cruising towards a silver medal

1:38:221:38:25

and it looks like Oestberg has a

narrow advantage but don't count out

1:38:251:38:30

Nilsson because she has the

acceleration somewhat in her, as

1:38:301:38:33

long as she has enough to power her.

Cameras focusing on the battle for

1:38:331:38:40

bronze. Krista Parmakoski not too

far away from the finish line and

1:38:401:38:43

it'll be the best performance by a

thin in Winter Olympic history.

1:38:431:38:50

Twice Finnish women have taken the

bronze but there has never been a

1:38:501:38:54

gold or 's over. It looks like

Nilsson has pulled away from

1:38:541:39:02

Oestberg. Parmakoski is going to

take silver. It'll be three medals

1:39:021:39:08

at these Games for this superb

competitor. She can afford to ease

1:39:081:39:13

up and celebrate. Twice she has

finished third, now she takes the

1:39:131:39:18

second spot. Superb celebrations for

Finland. Look at this from Nilsson!

1:39:181:39:25

Usually a sprint specialist, she put

Sweden on the podium in this event

1:39:251:39:31

for the first time and how special

will the presentation be in the

1:39:311:39:37

stadium tonight? What an honour for

Nilsson and Parmakoski to say they

1:39:371:39:41

were in the same race and they will

be on the same podium as the woman

1:39:411:39:46

whose talent we will never see

again?

Looking at Nilsson, did she

1:39:461:39:51

almost even know she was in the

battle for bronze? She wasn't aware

1:39:511:39:58

what happened to Stadlober up ahead

of her. Kalla, lasting three minutes

1:39:581:40:08

behind Marit Bjoergen. This was the

Swede be expected on the podium.

1:40:081:40:14

Nilsson. There. Charlotte Kalla, one

of the pre-race favourites, she did

1:40:141:40:19

not have an answer to Marit Bjoergen

and she will finally come home in

1:40:191:40:24

fifth place. She is smiling, she is

pointing at the medal, she is giving

1:40:241:40:31

Nilsson a hug.

1:40:311:40:36

Nilsson a hug. We watched Niskanen

come in, she won't join her brother

1:40:371:40:41

but it has been a fantastic Olympics

for this family. We see Marit

1:40:411:40:47

Bjoergen smiling away.

What a

special, special race for us to

1:40:471:40:51

witness. It has been a privilege to

sit in the commentary box. Eight

1:40:511:40:56

gold medals Marit Bjoergen has won,

15 medals in total, but it isn't so

1:40:561:41:01

much what she's done, it is how

she's Dunnett, with humility, a

1:41:011:41:08

smile on her face, a very, very

special woman. And we will never see

1:41:081:41:13

her like again.

STUDIO: What an incredible

1:41:131:41:22

competitor Marit Bjoergen is. She

ends her Winter Olympic career here

1:41:221:41:25

in PyeongChang with individual gold.

It is a 15th Winter Olympic medal

1:41:251:41:35

ending an incredible career. The

37-year-old mother of one with five

1:41:351:41:38

Winter Olympic medals here in

PyeongChang along to the -- alone.

1:41:381:41:46

It has been a printer Olympics here,

to, for the Dutch speed skater who

1:41:461:41:54

has taken a gold and two silvers,

she will carry the flag for the

1:41:541:41:59

Netherlands tonight in what is her

final Winter Olympics. We are at the

1:41:591:42:02

end of the road as far as the medals

are concerned. The competition is

1:42:021:42:09

officially over, the party can start

now and what a party it will be for

1:42:091:42:13

Norway who topped the medal

standings and have made history with

1:42:131:42:15

39 medals in PyeongChang, a Winter

Olympic record. Germany finish in

1:42:151:42:22

second place. It has been a

wonderful Games for the home nation,

1:42:221:42:26

too. The TeamGB, it has been a ever

Winter Olympics. Five medals from

1:42:261:42:33

Lizzy Yarnold, Laura Deas, Dom

Parsons, Lizzy Atkin and Billy

1:42:331:42:37

Morgan. Disappointment for the USA,

their biggest ever team at a Winter

1:42:371:42:43

Games but 23 medals is well below

their target of 37, their worst

1:42:431:42:46

return in 20 years.

1:42:461:42:50

No more medals can be won here in

PyeongChang, this is the final day,

1:42:501:42:55

and good morning if you are just

joining us. We might not have any

1:42:551:42:59

medals left to win but we did have

one this morning. Here are the

1:42:591:43:03

headlines. Billy Morgan has been

named as Great Britain's flag bearer

1:43:031:43:11

for the 2018 closing ceremony. He

won the Big Air bronze to make sure

1:43:111:43:17

Great Britain and these Games with a

record tally of five. The South

1:43:171:43:23

Korean women's curling team saw

their Bedford gold fall at the final

1:43:231:43:29

hurdle as Sweden claimed their third

Olympic title. The garlic girls have

1:43:291:43:35

captured the nation's imagination

but the Swedes have clearly not read

1:43:351:43:38

the script. The Russian team will

not march behind their own flag at

1:43:381:43:46

the PyeongChang 2018 closing

ceremony after the IOC decided

1:43:461:43:50

against lifting the suspension. The

committee did say the suspension

1:43:501:43:54

could be lifted at a later date if

no further positive drugs test came

1:43:541:43:59

out of these Games. Two Russians

tested positive for doping at

1:43:591:44:04

PyeongChang. There was

disappointment yesterday for Team GB

1:44:041:44:10

up at the Sliding Centre. There was

real hope one of their two four-man

1:44:101:44:15

bob teams could challenge near the

top but, instead, after yesterday's

1:44:151:44:20

first two runs, they were sitting

17th and 18th with medal hopes

1:44:201:44:25

dashed. It was Germany leading the

way after the first two runs leading

1:44:251:44:29

into the first two runs earlier this

morning. Real interest, two from

1:44:291:44:34

South Korea, sitting in second place

heading into the final two runs, and

1:44:341:44:38

they could become the first Asian

bobsleigh team to win an Olympic

1:44:381:44:43

medal. Let's catch up with the

action from earlier today with John

1:44:431:44:46

Hunt and Joe Jackson.

1:44:461:44:52

Hunt and Joe Jackson. A warm welcome

back to the Sliding Centre for the

1:44:521:44:55

Hunt and Joe Jackson. A warm welcome

back to the Sliding Centre for the

1:44:551:44:55

final day of action, the culmination

of the men's four-man bob. A

1:44:551:45:03

brilliant team here and the goals,

even with two runs to go is within

1:45:031:45:06

their grasp. It is and they've got

the freshest ice so it wouldn't

1:45:061:45:11

surprise me if they got another

record here. Going first in the

1:45:111:45:16

race, the ice is the freshest it can

be and this track really dropped off

1:45:161:45:23

after the seventh sled. So, the

Germans lead.

1:45:231:45:31

Germans lead. Friedrich pushes away

for his third run.

1:45:321:45:39

Another perfect consistent start.

He

has got through the crucial part at

1:45:401:45:47

the top, sounding smooth already,

and starting his charge. You can't

1:45:471:45:54

necessarily win it on this one but

you can throw it away with mistakes

1:45:541:45:58

which will allow the Korean and the

other German behind him to close up.

1:45:581:46:03

He needs to drive consistently

through. If he puts in a decent run

1:46:031:46:10

he will be hard to catch.

1:46:101:46:19

he will be hard to catch.

The time

under 49 seconds. My word.

1:46:191:46:28

A little mistake from the number

two, he should step on with the

1:46:281:46:36

outside foot, a mistake from the

Germans you wouldn't necessarily

1:46:361:46:41

see, not great from him.

Korea are currently in silver medal

1:46:411:46:45

position. One young John and his

team, what a story

1:46:451:46:57

team, what a story this is -- Won

Yunjong. He can close the gap

1:47:001:47:07

between him and Friedrich to make it

interesting on the final bond to

1:47:071:47:11

come later this morning. They have

been fantastic over achievers, talk

1:47:111:47:15

about targeting your home Games.

They have had more runs on this

1:47:151:47:20

track which is why they are doing so

well, they are driving well, the

1:47:201:47:26

team start well. It is working for

them. It shows having your home

1:47:261:47:31

Games and having more runs where

everyone else is on the mid 50s at

1:47:311:47:39

best, he knows the track better than

anybody. Already he is sounding a

1:47:391:47:45

lot quieter than Francesco

Friedrich. Will this run close it?

1:47:451:47:55

They weren't as quick outs of the

blocks as the Germans.

1:47:551:47:59

A slightly better straight.

1:47:591:48:04

A slightly better straight. He won't

make big inroads, the Germans

1:48:051:48:07

currently leading.

They desperately need to close.

1:48:071:48:18

They desperately need to close. They

remain four tents behind, they

1:48:181:48:21

didn't make any inroads at all on

Friedrich. -- tenths.

1:48:211:48:30

Still pretty slick, but Francesco

Friedrich has just had a wonderful

1:48:301:48:36

five minutes.

He has. This was a great run, a

1:48:361:48:45

similar gap as yesterday, keeping

themselves in the mix.

1:48:451:48:51

World-class team next to go from

Germany, Nick Walter, the pilot.

1:48:511:48:59

Kevin Kuske is part of his team.

Alexander Roediger was a medallist

1:48:591:49:06

in Vancouver and Eric Franke

completes the line-up for Germany.

1:49:061:49:10

They went 48.74 in their first.

This is probably the most

1:49:101:49:20

experienced team. A lot of it -- A

lot of Olympic experience. He starts

1:49:201:49:29

to build speed. There is nothing

between these top pilots.

1:49:291:49:41

This is the best line we have seen

through there. Has he got enough to

1:49:411:49:46

close in. Just dropping off a little

bit.

1:49:461:49:50

It will be tight.

1:49:501:49:57

It will be tight.

Friedrich sitting

on the sidelines.

1:49:571:50:00

He is half a second behind

Friedrich.

1:50:001:50:11

Friedrich.

One mistake can cost you

easily on this track.

What a moment

1:50:111:50:18

for Friedrich. His gap was 0.29, now

it is 0.40 two.

1:50:181:50:24

Canada and Justin Kripps. Two man's

gold medallist shared with

1:50:241:50:30

Friedrich. Jesse Lumsden, Alexander

Kopacz and Oluseyi Smith, that is

1:50:301:50:40

the team in fourth place currently.

Justin Kripps is talked about his

1:50:401:50:47

all in attitude. It has two B now.

49 seconds won't cut it, they need

1:50:471:50:52

to be under to give themselves a

chance of a medal.

1:50:521:50:56

They had been really quick at the

top of the track, the best starters

1:50:561:51:01

of the competition. We saw a little

bit of ice spit up as he drove a

1:51:011:51:04

little bit too hard as his sled came

in at the wrong angle.

1:51:041:51:13

It could be the way they are driving

this big corner. It is cutting speed

1:51:131:51:17

off. That is a perfect line again.

But the Canadians don't have the

1:51:171:51:26

speed of everyone else. It should be

costing him the time. This is the

1:51:261:51:31

run Canadians need.

He has dropped behind. You just fear

1:51:311:51:42

it won't be enough.

That do or die attitude, they have

1:51:421:51:47

won gold already in the two man. He

will be wanting everyone in the team

1:51:471:51:53

to go home with a medal. I don't

think it is going to happen for him.

1:51:531:51:58

Next to go, the really likeable

Swiss team.

1:51:581:52:07

Swiss team. They sit in fifth place,

the Swiss. Traditionally they have a

1:52:101:52:15

great record in this event. It is

not often they fail to get a medal.

1:52:151:52:22

He will have to pull out a rabbit

from the hat to apply pressure. We

1:52:221:52:29

know he can be fast on his day.

1:52:291:52:35

know he can be fast on his day. A

good start is essential. He needs a

1:52:371:52:43

good drive. The next two behind him

are tied at the same time.

1:52:431:52:52

are tied at the same time. He really

needs to focus on trying to move

1:52:541:52:58

forwards towards the Canadians.

1:52:581:53:06

forwards towards the Canadians. He

almost got away with that.

1:53:061:53:13

almost got away with that. That will

cost him speed, this is not the one

1:53:131:53:15

he needs to move forward towards the

medals.

1:53:151:53:21

He is just behind Kripps. But

finding a little bit of speed to nip

1:53:211:53:28

ahead of Kripps. They are run

exactly the same time. Sharing

1:53:281:53:32

fourth place.

If he didn't have that mistake into

1:53:321:53:38

12, it was that mistake, the sled

almost touching the roof just

1:53:381:53:43

because he came into the corner so

late. That trade-off between doing

1:53:431:53:48

too much and not enough on the

steering.

1:53:481:53:54

The champion in Sochi. Finishing in

silver medal position but subject to

1:53:541:54:02

ratification he should be given that

gold medal. A bronze in the two man

1:54:021:54:06

as well.

1:54:061:54:13

as well. A medal seems a remote hope

for him as he starts. This team is

1:54:131:54:22

so experienced.

1:54:221:54:30

One of the teams that should be

starting or quickly for such an

1:54:301:54:33

experienced team. They were tied

with the Swiss. A good run here

1:54:331:54:41

could move them up into fourth

place. You can see this section of

1:54:411:54:52

the track is really tight,

compressed. He makes a similar

1:54:521:54:56

mistake but not as badly into 12. He

is ahead at the moment.

1:54:561:55:03

It will be tight at the line again.

Will he keep that narrow advantage?

1:55:031:55:12

And he drops in now behind the Swiss

team but only just.

1:55:121:55:20

This is from a little mistake he had

at the bottom of the track, exit 13

1:55:201:55:26

into 14, these small errors are just

what are costing the differences

1:55:261:55:30

between these teams at the moment.

Francesco Friedrich on the edge of

1:55:301:55:36

greatness, in a place where this man

wanted to be. A brilliant World Cup

1:55:361:55:44

year, four victories on the circuit

this winter. He must have been full

1:55:441:55:48

of hope, faith in the two man, it

looks like it medal will slip him

1:55:481:55:52

by.

1:55:521:55:57

by. That starts at as his best at

this Olympic Games.

Realistically

1:56:021:56:09

they are battling for fourth place.

It was all about pride, to finish as

1:56:091:56:15

high as you can. He is tied with the

Canadians here and the Swiss. How

1:56:151:56:22

much will he drop off? He is

starting to drop away. Just a little

1:56:221:56:30

mistake. He will be sat in the

position as he comes down.

1:56:301:56:38

Lochner macro, a Games he won't look

back on with great relish. A second

1:56:381:56:42

off Friedrich.

He comes over the top of the driver

1:56:421:56:51

to keep his errant -- Aerodynamic

shape. This is the biggest mistake

1:56:511:56:59

we have seen from the top ten

pilots.

What a success story gets

1:56:591:57:11

day for Maier. Leapfrogging to

eighth possession -- Eighth

1:57:151:57:22

position. He may have a storming run

and may close down on Melbardis. He

1:57:221:57:30

can't afford to be anymore than a

second behind Friedrich if he is to

1:57:301:57:39

leapfrog Lochner.

These guys have been quick in

1:57:391:57:42

training. If they have a good run,

it is about doing it in the race,

1:57:421:57:47

and he could move in front of the

German. Lochner needs to be careful.

1:57:471:57:58

They have really upped their game. A

nice flat line. He has been driving

1:57:581:58:08

well. It will be closed between him

and Lochner.

1:58:081:58:16

Will it be seventh? It is eighth.

Just over a second behind Friedrich.

1:58:161:58:24

That allows Lochner to cling on

narrowly.

1:58:241:58:31

They are in eighth place. The

quickest run of his three so far.

1:58:311:58:39

Next to go for Great Britain will be

Lamin Deen and his team with Ben

1:58:391:58:44

Simons, Andrew Matthews and Toby

Olubi on this team.

1:58:441:58:49

Toby, to try to raise funds if you

years ago went on all sorts of

1:58:491:58:53

different game shows. He now has a

conundrum to work out because world

1:58:531:59:04

ranked number 11, the team haven't

been firing. An ageing, experienced

1:59:041:59:10

team but lacking a dash at the

moment.

There starts yesterday were

1:59:101:59:15

20th and 15th in the field. At the

beginning of the season they were

1:59:151:59:22

pushing second, fifth, sixth fastest

in the world, with the best. I don't

1:59:221:59:26

know what is wrong. Straightaway

with the initial hit. Toby has run

1:59:261:59:35

far too long, they would have great

velocity. Some of these guys before

1:59:351:59:39

them have gone 57. Lamin Deen has

made a mistake costing him time.

1:59:391:59:53

This is why they had been so far

back in the field. If he gets the

1:59:531:59:57

rest of the run tidy he might move

forward towards the Russian sled. It

1:59:572:00:03

is breaking into a skid, it is not

happening at this Olympic Games. A

2:00:032:00:08

guy with this experience who is

underperforming and should not be

2:00:082:00:12

this far back in the rankings.

He

finishes up hill and I don't think

2:00:122:00:17

he will improve his position,

staying at 17. He couldn't get past

2:00:172:00:21

the Russian. More frustration for

Lamin Deen at what will surely be

2:00:212:00:28

his final Olympic Games.

2:00:282:00:34

That all came from the top. Ben

follows in, Toby takes too long to

2:00:342:00:40

get in and this team don't carry

velocity at the top, I don't know

2:00:402:00:44

by. There are far too many mistakes

from Deen at the top and bottom of

2:00:442:00:51

the track and hopefully they can

stay in the top 20 because only the

2:00:512:00:55

final 20 get to go on the final run.

It doesn't look like a good vibe at

2:00:552:01:00

all.

Can Hall cheer everyone up,

with Cackett, Fearon, and Gleeson,

2:01:002:01:11

they are ranked 12, third at Park

city in the opening World Cup race

2:01:112:01:18

of the year, promised so much from

there on. But they have had

2:01:182:01:22

frustrations so far, just like Deen,

so they need to improve as well,

2:01:222:01:29

currently 18th place, a little bit

too close to comfort for that magic

2:01:292:01:32

20 figure. Was that a little bit of

a skid?

Yeah, and these guys usually

2:01:322:01:40

carry velocity but Brad made the

same mistake as Deen. He got there

2:01:402:01:46

clean on the first from but the

second one it cost him. A little

2:01:462:01:50

mistake at the top of the track

which is why the British are so far

2:01:502:01:54

back, because they are making

mistakes at the top. Brad is more

2:01:542:01:59

inexperienced than Deen, so... It is

still not where this programme

2:01:592:02:06

should be at the moment. They look

like they will be struggling to make

2:02:062:02:10

any inroads into the top 15.

Brad

Hall might jump ahead of Deen but no

2:02:102:02:18

further progress. He can't even do

that. Deen ahead of Hall by two

2:02:182:02:24

hundredths of a second.

That is the

mistake that cost him the run. On

2:02:242:02:28

the first run, he got a clean. On

his second and third run, it has

2:02:282:02:35

cost him four tenths of a second, so

it doesn't look like it'll be a

2:02:352:02:39

great day for Great Britain, as we

thought they'd move towards the top

2:02:392:02:45

15.

Here is how we stand. Friedrich

ahead of the Koreans, and Walther in

2:02:452:02:54

third.

2:02:542:03:01

Number one in the world, come's,

only seventh. Austria have had a

2:03:022:03:11

great Games. Three Americans in the

final run. Bascue is in ninth place.

2:03:112:03:19

The full order down to 20 will see

Deen go 17th and Brad Hall in 18th,

2:03:192:03:27

so the final run in reverse order.

Friedrich in fantastic position to

2:03:272:03:34

win gold and I feel it would take

something remarkable if he was to be

2:03:342:03:39

overhauled now.

It would take a very

big mistake from the German team. It

2:03:392:03:45

is theirs to lose, ultimately, and

the scrap is for second and third. I

2:03:452:03:50

think fourth place is too far away

to jump up into that fight.

And we

2:03:502:03:56

get started in reverse order, 20

down to one. Brad Hall and Deen

2:03:562:04:02

looking pretty unlikely to improve

their 18th and 17th places as we

2:04:022:04:07

come into this final run. The

expectation before the Games was

2:04:072:04:14

that they could be top five. They

have fallen an awful long way short

2:04:142:04:20

of that. Is it easy to put your

finger on what's gone wrong? Have

2:04:202:04:27

they not performed as a team?

It is

difficult because Brad is not as

2:04:272:04:34

experienced as Deen as a pilot. For

him to be top 18 at an Olympic

2:04:342:04:41

Games, you expect that. I know we've

had medals... He gets through their

2:04:412:04:46

clean, one of his better lines

although not perfect. This is what

2:04:462:04:50

he did on his first run, a lot

cleaner runs so he could be moving

2:04:502:04:56

up one or two spots. He needs to get

this next section right. To be

2:04:562:05:02

knocking around the high teens for

Brad Hall, that is acceptable,

2:05:022:05:06

although that isn't where he will

want to finish. In his development,

2:05:062:05:11

a massive learning curve will stop

just losing some speed at the bottom

2:05:112:05:15

but this is a better brand than he

has had.

It looks much cleaner.

2:05:152:05:21

Final curve for Brad Hall's team for

Great Britain, 49.69.

This team have

2:05:212:05:31

pushed well together, a lot better

drive than he has had. As a whole,

2:05:312:05:38

he should be relatively happy with

that run and the way he has

2:05:382:05:41

performed, and he will learn a lot

from this leading into the next four

2:05:412:05:45

years.

2:05:452:05:51

So, Deen, what may well be his final

run at an Olympic Games, with Ben

2:05:512:06:00

Simons, Olubi, and Simons, Deen who

started so promisingly with four top

2:06:002:06:10

ten finishes before Christmas, he

was second at Whistler. The second

2:06:102:06:16

half of his World Cup campaign has

gone wrong and at the Olympic Games

2:06:162:06:18

he has never looked like being

competitive so best of luck to Deen.

2:06:182:06:26

He needs a comfortable soft five

second start. Can he hold his place?

2:06:262:06:31

That is not the start they wanted.

What a horrible skid.

Toby stayed

2:06:312:06:38

too long. Another mistake. He has

done that all four runs. He is there

2:06:382:06:44

because he makes so many mistakes.

He will drop down the field. It is

2:06:442:06:52

whether he can stay in front of the

American sleds or whether he can

2:06:522:06:58

catch back up... Again, he might

just stay behind Brad Hall. This is

2:06:582:07:06

a fast sled, one of the fastest on

the circuit, clocking up 97 miles an

2:07:062:07:14

hour earlier in the year, so nothing

wrong with the equipment.

Untidy,

2:07:142:07:20

uncomfortable, and he has dropped

behind Brad Hall. Disappointment to

2:07:202:07:25

end his Games.

Toby takes too many

steps. It is a heavy load which is

2:07:252:07:30

why they are going into the first

corner, that is the sort of mistake,

2:07:302:07:36

if they hadn't made it, they could

have come away with moving up. They

2:07:362:07:44

had that mistake, this mistake, lots

of errors and hard times ahead for

2:07:442:07:47

these teams.

Big success story at

these Games, the Austrian pilot

2:07:472:07:53

Maier.

2:07:532:07:58

Maier. He gets married straight

after these Olympic

2:07:592:08:06

after these Olympic Games to one of

the Canadian athletes. Eighth place.

2:08:062:08:10

Given to what has just happened, it

would be a horror run for Maier to

2:08:102:08:19

lose the advantage. It should put

pressure on the Germans ahead of

2:08:192:08:25

them.

The run they need is don't do

anything different, do everything

2:08:252:08:29

the same. He gets through there is

so well because you can hardly hear

2:08:292:08:33

the sled. These big sleds are so

difficult to control through these

2:08:332:08:39

technical corners. He is going to

put pressure on Lochner. These sleds

2:08:392:08:47

are fighting for hundreds us. They

are trying to find a hundred at the

2:08:472:08:54

top, and sometimes it is too far.

With the French, they nearly

2:08:542:08:58

crashed. A nice consistent run from

Benny will give him a good chance.

2:08:582:09:05

He is only 23, Maier, but he holds

the opposition at bay. They have had

2:09:052:09:14

a good sliding events, haven't they?

It is about you against the track

2:09:142:09:18

and he has had a good run down, he

has been consistent. His drive was

2:09:182:09:23

as clean as any other driver.

Now,

Lochner, we talked about the

2:09:232:09:33

Canadians having a disappointing

Games but this man must be setting

2:09:332:09:36

out with a heavy heart. World number

one. This team was the joint world

2:09:362:09:43

champions last year. Alongside

Friedrich. Lochner, what a

2:09:432:09:52

disappointing Games, only seventh

and if you wasn't go better than

2:09:522:09:57

Maier, it could get worse.

You don't

usually see those types of mistakes

2:09:572:10:02

from the Germans. They are ice cool

at the top of the track and it shows

2:10:022:10:08

everybody is under pressure. There

is that 13 hundredths different

2:10:082:10:11

there. Is there enough track left to

overhauled the Austrian sled? Benny

2:10:112:10:17

has had a very good run so I don't

know if he has got the track and

2:10:172:10:22

equipment left to be faster. This

isn't going the way he wants.

The

2:10:222:10:29

world number one dropping back here

into seventh place at the Olympic

2:10:292:10:35

Games. And into eighth place. And

Maier will improve to seven, the

2:10:352:10:46

Austrian having a fantastic Games.

But it doesn't sound bad, does it,

2:10:462:10:51

eighth place at an Olympic Games,

but for Lochner that will really,

2:10:512:10:57

really hard.

And it shows the

strength of the German programme.

2:10:572:11:02

Three sleds in the top eight in the

world and the pilot that is eighth

2:11:022:11:05

is unhappy with that.

2:11:052:11:10

The next one up is the Latvian team,

Melbardis. He is effectively

2:11:102:11:20

champion, give or take some dotting

of Nosek ISand crossing of Nosek Ts.

2:11:202:11:31

He is now 30. He was world champion.

So, Melbardis, he has got eyes on

2:11:312:11:45

the guys ahead of him. Maybe fourth

is the best of these Games for him.

2:11:452:11:49

These next three sledss, including

the Latvian, they are separated by

2:11:492:11:56

four hundredths of a second. Whoever

finches first wins. He will not be

2:11:562:12:03

thinking about the Austrians. He

just needs to make sure he gets this

2:12:032:12:07

right to give him the best chance to

apply pressure to the pilots

2:12:072:12:11

following him and staying in

contention for at least a fourth.

2:12:112:12:14

The medals are out of the way, I

think. Good line out of chicane,

2:12:142:12:19

coming into eight late but

everything is clean, he is just

2:12:192:12:24

moving in front of the Austrian

which is what he needs to do.

He

2:12:242:12:27

might hope he can be three tenths

ahead of the Austrian. Not quite.

2:12:272:12:38

Melbardis, a pretty solid run in

49.53.

These are some of the most

2:12:382:12:47

consistent teams on the circuit and

they haven't changed in the last

2:12:472:12:50

four years. It has been the same

quad that has won the Olympic Games

2:12:502:12:54

from Sochi. That is what you need.

Consistency. You'll always do well

2:12:542:13:01

at major championships.

Ready to go,

then, the Switzerland, who have such

2:13:012:13:06

a great record in this event. Peter,

he very nearly won the World Cup

2:13:062:13:14

race last year. He is worth -- he is

with Amrhein. He starts off this

2:13:142:13:29

final run 400 ahead of Melbardis so

can he hold him at bay?

It is all

2:13:292:13:42

about a single run so depending on

the velocity, we might seem a little

2:13:422:13:47

bit of red or green. They lost some

velocity from the Latvian is being

2:13:472:13:53

higher but this sled has been so

fast at the bottom of the track.

2:13:532:13:57

When he gets it right, he's one of

the fastest pilots on the circuit.

2:13:572:14:01

He is hit and miss. He has been good

through there. Has he got enough

2:14:012:14:08

track left to start pulling back?

Will he carry the speed into the

2:14:082:14:11

bottom of the track? He is pulling

away but there are still options to

2:14:112:14:16

make mistakes.

If he can hold it

together, this is for a potential

2:14:162:14:21

fifth place at the Olympic Games and

he has done it, quicker than

2:14:212:14:27

Melbardis. Peter has been around for

years, improving on Sochi.

Watch the

2:14:272:14:35

start, you can see the sled moves

before the pilot gets on. As a

2:14:352:14:39

pilot, you want the sled to move

before you get there so you don't

2:14:392:14:44

break your wrist. That was one of

the best lines down the street which

2:14:442:14:52

is why he is in this position and

the Canadians have to be spot on.

2:14:522:15:01

So, Canada, Kripps, joint gold

medallist in the two-man, now a

2:15:032:15:08

direct fight with Peter.

New start

record, the fastest we have seen in

2:15:082:15:15

the whole competition, and they mean

business. They want fourth place.

2:15:152:15:20

They want the chance.

2:15:202:15:25

This lead has been losing so much

speed. Already, as he comes through

2:15:272:15:32

the big corners, losing from this

point onwards now, I think the Swiss

2:15:322:15:36

are going to reign them in. It is

down to 0.04, but Rico Peter is

2:15:362:15:43

pulling away there, that is a

mistake that will cost him, but he

2:15:432:15:48

had already gone through corner

eight.

Great start, but as we have

2:15:482:15:52

seen before, they slow up at the

bottom of hill, and Peter for

2:15:522:15:58

Switzerland into fourth place at the

Games.

2:15:582:16:05

Games. Great

load, but you can see

how much work he does on corner

2:16:082:16:12

nine, and I think that is the way he

is driving all the way down, doing

2:16:122:16:16

too much work, as he gives up on the

steering a little bit too early,

2:16:162:16:20

which is why he runs along. You

can't afford to be do that, you have

2:16:202:16:24

got to be perfect. One two minor

errors cost them for.

Now the run

2:16:242:16:29

for medals in the final event here

at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, the

2:16:292:16:33

four man bobsleigh, Nico Walther is

in

2:16:332:16:42

in clear third, with a great team

behind him, including a former

2:16:432:16:48

Olympic medallist from Vancouver,

strong experience behind this

2:16:482:16:50

talented young pilot. Walther, you

will see him start with a big lead

2:16:502:16:57

over Rico Peter. But he will have

his own silver medal, the Korean to

2:16:572:17:01

come is just in front of him, so he

needs the run of his life.

So four

2:17:012:17:08

gold medals, one silver medal, what

colour with the add, if he will add

2:17:082:17:15

anything do this, a fantastic run

for him in his fifth and last

2:17:152:17:19

Olympic Games, Nico Walther is one

of the best pilots on the circuit. I

2:17:192:17:24

cannot to see them throwing this

away with 0.30 over the Swiss at the

2:17:242:17:30

moment, but he has got to get

through this point here. Almost

2:17:302:17:35

perfect, definitely going to keep

his advantage, whether it is the rub

2:17:352:17:40

.30 or 0.01, so this will be a medal

for Germany.

Yes, for Walther, who

2:17:402:17:47

missed out in the two man, this will

be sweet. They finish 0.2 ahead of

2:17:472:17:53

the Swiss team in 49.58. Well done,

Nico

2:17:532:18:03

the Swiss team in 49.58. Well done,

Nico, it must have been painful in

2:18:032:18:05

the two man with so much

expectation. A medal is now

2:18:052:18:08

guaranteed for him.

You can see what

it meant to Kevin Kuske, who got out

2:18:082:18:13

first, he lent over the pilot and

was hugging him. This is what it

2:18:132:18:16

means to them. Nico Walther's first

Olympic medal, Kevin Kuske's sixth.

2:18:162:18:25

Everyone of them means exactly the

same to all these athletes. This run

2:18:252:18:28

was almost perfect, just came into

this corner a little bit late, but,

2:18:282:18:35

again, it is so hard to read these

slaves through there. We can see the

2:18:352:18:40

difference in the lines, how much

they are closing and at that point.

2:18:402:18:43

What a Games this has been for

Germany so far.

An amazing story has

2:18:432:18:52

materialised here, because in silver

medal position is the team from

2:18:522:18:56

career, just to put this in context,

they have only been at the games

2:18:562:19:01

twice before, they were 19th in

Vancouver, and 20th in the four-man

2:19:012:19:08

in Sochi. And here they are at their

own Games, now with a chance of a

2:19:082:19:12

silver medal. You would have thought

it will be bronze at least. It is a

2:19:122:19:17

straight scrap, you would have

thought, between Won and Walther,

2:19:172:19:21

you will get a direct comparison

between them as they set off on

2:19:212:19:26

their way, perfectly good start.

Only 0.07 between them at the end of

2:19:262:19:31

the last run, it is now down to

0.02, so this may go red down to

2:19:312:19:36

start with, all to do with the start

and the velocity at the top. From

2:19:362:19:41

this point on, can he pull it back?

At the bottom of the track, he has

2:19:412:19:47

been quick, but he needs to be

perfect. Any level error and it will

2:19:472:19:51

be bronze rather than silver. That

is perfect, he has pulled 0.02 back,

2:19:512:19:57

but has he made a little mistake?

Could they tie? It will go either

2:19:572:20:01

way as we get to the line.

What a

scrap for silver and bronze, will it

2:20:012:20:06

be Korea? Will it be Walther? It is

a tie! It is a tie. For silver

2:20:062:20:17

between Walther and Won. Silver for

Korea, can you believe it?! It is an

2:20:172:20:24

extraordinary success story.

We have

seen some racing in these events. I

2:20:242:20:28

have never seen two events

back-to-back where we have tied for

2:20:282:20:33

medals, gold in the two-man event

with the Germans and the Canadians,

2:20:332:20:37

and now for silver medal with the

Koreans and the Germans. We cannot

2:20:372:20:49

separate these teams after four

miles of racing by anything.

2:20:492:20:51

Extraordinary drama.

2:20:512:20:58

Extraordinary drama. This, then, the

golden run, also it seems for

2:20:582:21:02

Friedrich, bidding to join Andrei

Langer as the only man in the last

2:21:022:21:07

30 years, his fellow German, to win

both the two and four-man. He has

2:21:072:21:12

made a terrific start, very big

lead, is this a victory procession

2:21:122:21:17

down his final run. Unless he makes

any major mistakes around that

2:21:172:21:21

corner nine area, I think this is,

like you say, a victory lap, just

2:21:212:21:29

getting the sled down nice and

steady, this is where it is.

2:21:292:21:32

Absolutely thrilled that. This is

gold and silver for Germany and a

2:21:322:21:39

silver for the Koreans macro. What a

moment for Friedrich, who was

2:21:392:21:45

crestfallen after Sochi, where he

underperformed, Mr medals in both

2:21:452:21:48

events. Two

2:21:482:21:55

events. Two golds for Friedrich, and

he joins Andre Lange as the only man

2:21:552:21:58

in the last 30 years to win both the

two and four-man! What a Games for

2:21:582:22:03

Francesco Friedrich!

And also, with

this, Moston markers is the only

2:22:032:22:10

person, along with Kevin

2:22:102:22:16

person, along with Kevin Kuske, to

have done this as a brakeman. They

2:22:162:22:23

achieve nothing in Sochi, from their

high standards, and look at them

2:22:232:22:27

now, absolutely dominating by

winning every event.

Just to recap,

2:22:272:22:33

the women's event won by Germany, a

tie in the two-man for gold between

2:22:332:22:41

Friedrich and Justin Kripps, and now

Friedrich has won the four-man event

2:22:412:22:44

by a massive margin. And for Jeremy,

Nico Walther with his silver medal

2:22:442:22:51

as well, alongside the Korean team.

-- and Germany. What an event it has

2:22:512:22:57

been, Germany now showing themselves

to be the powerhouse that they once

2:22:572:23:02

were, very much on top of the world

once again. That Korean result

2:23:022:23:09

absolutely astonishing, my word, did

they get things right! Gold for

2:23:092:23:13

Friedrich, joint silver for the

Koreans, with their pilots Won, and

2:23:132:23:17

the German Nico Walther. And Great

Britain, their men's bobsleigh in

2:23:172:23:25

turmoil, Brad Hall 17th, Lamin Deen

18.

2:23:252:23:33

How was the performance today?

Two

really good starts, so top five

2:23:332:23:40

starts, most likely in both heats,

and I'm really happy with both of

2:23:402:23:43

the drives. A couple of little

mistakes, but nothing major. But

2:23:432:23:48

yeah, things have not worked out

this weekend, that I'm happy with my

2:23:482:23:52

personal performance and these guys

as well, we have all done a really

2:23:522:23:55

good job and should be proud.

You

operate in a high-performance

2:23:552:24:00

environment, the next couple of

weeks and months will not be

2:24:002:24:02

pleasant.

Well, I don't know, I

don't think any of us are really

2:24:022:24:08

thinking about that. This team, look

at these crews, we are a family, we

2:24:082:24:14

have come through so much this

summer, so many horrible headlines

2:24:142:24:18

which has nothing to do with us, we

don't care about that, but we all

2:24:182:24:24

did the best we could, and we hope

our country can be proud of that.

2:24:242:24:28

Going forward, we will look at

ourselves, look at everything, we

2:24:282:24:32

are happy with the management, the

guise of done a sensational job.

2:24:322:24:36

Thank you, everyone at home, as

well.

I will leave you with the last

2:24:362:24:39

word, Lamin

2:24:392:24:41

well.

I will leave you with the last

word, Lamin, what do want to say?

2:24:412:24:43

Well, again, I will mirror what Brad

and Greg and the other guys said.

2:24:432:24:49

You know, we have been through a

very tough summer, very tough, you

2:24:492:24:55

know? And these guys at home who are

not here, who have helped us get

2:24:552:25:01

here, they have done extremely well,

because it was so difficult. And on

2:25:012:25:04

top of that, to qualify two sleds

for an Olympics, people don't

2:25:042:25:10

understand how difficult that is. We

had a really bad day yesterday, but

2:25:102:25:13

we all got about six o'clock in the

morning, went to the top of the

2:25:132:25:18

track and gave 100%, that is all you

ask for. I hope this is a message to

2:25:182:25:23

the young people out there, never to

give up, never to give up. Even if

2:25:232:25:29

you fail ten times, don't give up,

keep going. I'm just a normal bloke

2:25:292:25:34

from Manchester, I have been to two

Olympics.

2:25:342:25:38

It was Germany that took gold in the

bobsleigh four-man earlier today,

2:25:382:25:43

history for South Korea, the first

Asian bobsleigh team to win an

2:25:432:25:46

Olympic medal, and South Korea were

making history in the Curling Centre

2:25:462:25:51

as well today, the first Asian team

through to a curling gold medal

2:25:512:25:56

match. The women have been

absolutely embraced here in their

2:25:562:26:01

home nation, they are superstars now

in South Korea, and they could win

2:26:012:26:05

gold on the final day of their home

Olympics. They faced a Sweden side

2:26:052:26:10

who had been in the gold medal match

in each of the last four Winter

2:26:102:26:14

Olympics, including this one. They

have won two out of the previous

2:26:142:26:18

three, silver in Sochi, they were

aiming to claim back their title.

2:26:182:26:22

They knew they would have to be at

their best to silence a strong home

2:26:222:26:26

crowd. We join the gold medal match

at the start of the seventh end,

2:26:262:26:30

with Sweden leading the South

Koreans 4-2, so at the Curling

2:26:302:26:35

Centre was Jackie Lockhart, Logan

and Steve Cram. -- Logan Gray.

2:26:352:26:45

So Korea taking that one into the

house, and I think they really

2:27:122:27:16

needed to be playing that short.

Yeah, their lead has done that a

2:27:162:27:21

couple of times.

Playing into the

hands of Sweden, they would be happy

2:27:212:27:24

if something is in the house, they

will hit everything.

2:27:242:27:32

So she is going to try to put the

centre guard on again.

2:27:402:27:51

It looks like we are going to get a

guard this time. Korea really need

2:27:592:28:06

to get their stealing boots on at

the moment.

Might have just been a

2:28:062:28:12

little bit disappointed in the

atmosphere as well, partly because

2:28:122:28:16

Korea haven't got anything going on

the ice, not much for the crowd to

2:28:162:28:20

cheer about.

2:28:202:28:26

cheer about.

I think Sweden have

called a very similar game to GB

2:28:262:28:30

last night, and this is how GB hoped

it was going to pan out and they

2:28:302:28:34

would get some easy misses from

their opposition. But they didn't

2:28:342:28:38

come last night and they have today.

I also think that we now played a

2:28:382:28:48

much more accurate game. You can

play that game, but you have to make

2:28:482:28:51

your shots very, very accurate as

well. Just kept missing little

2:28:512:28:59

things. Family times did we hear,

that is fine? -- how many times. Try

2:28:592:29:07

to keep each other encouraged, but

knowing deep down that they weren't

2:29:072:29:10

making the shots. I'm sure, had they

done, they could have kept control

2:29:102:29:15

of that match. But even when they

had their noses in front, it still

2:29:152:29:24

looked pretty good in the last

couple of ends.

2:29:242:29:34

So credit to Korea here. I don't

know whether she should have put a

2:29:392:29:45

corner on there - she should have

put they centre on.

I think they are

2:29:452:29:49

thinking that if they put a centre

on, it was a good chance for a

2:29:492:29:54

double take-out by Sweden, so it

will be difficult for them to steal

2:29:542:29:58

with the guards where they are now.

2:29:582:30:01

So Knochenhauer, straightforward

take-out for her, and it is all easy

2:30:212:30:26

business for Sweden.

2:30:262:30:32

She Was Just Attempting To Put That

Back In Place, And Has Made A

2:30:472:30:50

Reasonable Effort At It. She wants

to be a little bit closer.

2:30:502:30:56

Well, she hasn't changed her

expression at all, the Korean skip.

2:31:112:31:16

They must know that something is to

go their way pretty quickly. We are

2:31:162:31:19

in the seventh end, Sweden have got

complete control of this match at

2:31:192:31:25

the moment. They have the hammer

here. They've got two in the house.

2:31:252:31:37

So, just a change up now. Try to

draw in.

2:31:582:32:11

Skip coming to help. A good try, but

it is still very visible, that

2:32:152:32:25

stone.

Yeah, that didn't finish as

much as the girls thought it was

2:32:252:32:31

going to finish, so Sweden will be

able to see most of this, and will

2:32:312:32:36

be hoping just to get a hit across

to the other side.

2:32:362:32:44

to the other side.

You almost feel

Sara McManus could do this with her

2:32:442:32:46

eyes shut at the moment.

2:32:462:32:57

That's just going to roll out.

It's

OK, though. They won't be too

2:32:582:33:03

worried by that. They didn't want to

sit where it was, because it will

2:33:032:33:11

give a better opportunity for Korea.

Goc need to be careful, there are

2:33:112:33:25

reds lying around. If they don't

make it, then they are going to lose

2:33:252:33:29

a three and essentially the game.

For me, if they really wanted to

2:33:292:33:34

force the issue, they should throw a

centre guard, like you said, Jackie.

2:33:342:33:41

She is better covering the one foot

rather than the outer ring. The

2:33:412:33:49

Swedish girls are hitting it so

perfectly. This is going to be

2:33:492:33:52

short, catching the guard.

Yeah,

nothing going right for Korea at the

2:33:522:33:57

moment. Kim Kyeongae, none of them

have been at their best. They

2:33:572:34:06

started OK, some fairly

straightforward, simple shots, but

2:34:062:34:09

the errors have been gradually

creeping in. It has been Sweden that

2:34:092:34:12

has been on top of their game here.

They have not been asked to do

2:34:122:34:17

anything spectacular, they haven't

been asked to, or needed to.

2:34:172:34:24

Another fairly easy shot here for

Sara McManus, this time she will

2:34:272:34:30

want to stick in there.

2:34:302:34:40

Just a little role, not much.

2:34:452:34:51

Yeah, play is getting closer to the

centre line, but now Korea are

2:34:542:34:59

starting to panic, thinking, we are

not ready to finish this final quite

2:34:592:35:02

yet.

Yeah, the crowd are trying to

lift the Korean team. They sense it

2:35:022:35:13

is not going their way. Kim Eunjung

with her eyes on the target of those

2:35:132:35:22

two reds.

2:35:222:35:27

So, can she move these two?

2:35:352:35:42

The raw builds as the stone comes

down. That will give them something

2:35:432:35:48

to cheer about. It just improves the

situation slightly. Sweden still

2:35:482:35:54

have a chance to score here. -- the

roar builds.

2:35:542:36:04

Yes, now a great chance to score two

for Sweden.

2:36:042:36:15

for Sweden.

Yeah, so she's just

going to draw across to the other

2:36:152:36:19

side of the house. If she can get

this level on the opposite side of

2:36:192:36:25

the rings...

2:36:252:36:33

So, today's game and Anna Hasselborg

is drawing and hitting equally among

2:36:452:36:51

94% in both of her drawers and

takeouts. -- heard

2:36:512:37:02

-- her draws and takeouts.

She

2:37:082:37:18

the sweepers take control. Part of

their

2:37:182:37:25

their role is to help.

Nicely

placed.

2:37:252:37:33

Ever so slightly coming behind the

tee line, so Korea will try to sit

2:37:332:37:41

on top of that.

She needs to make a

really good shot at some point very

2:37:412:37:50

soon. This would be an opportune

moment.

2:37:502:37:57

moment.

The only failing there was

drifting

2:37:572:38:05

drifting past the T-line. They are

putting the game on the line, but to

2:38:052:38:08

have any chance to get back into

this, they need to make this shot

2:38:082:38:13

well.

If she gets this horribly

wrong, there's a chance of 3 for

2:38:132:38:25

Sweden. Just wants to come and sit

right on top of that red. Look at

2:38:252:38:31

that accuracy, only 50% on draw

shots. She has been so good all

2:38:312:38:37

week.

It looks high at the moment.

It has to cross a long way over that

2:38:372:38:41

line to get on top of it.

Trying

hard. It's just going to miss.

The

2:38:412:38:48

perfect weight, but just the wrong

line there.

Almost no curl up the

2:38:482:38:52

middle, it is doing nothing up there

at the moment.

So, a real

2:38:522:39:00

opportunity now for Anna Hasselborg

to get this on the nose, play a

2:39:002:39:03

comfortable weight and pick up a

three here.

Pretty much grab the

2:39:032:39:09

gold medal here with a good shot for

Sweden. If they got three, they

2:39:092:39:18

would be five ahead. With just three

ands left, we have seen those sorts

2:39:182:39:25

of scores overturned, but the way

this match is going and the two

2:39:252:39:29

teams up playing, you can see,

hanging her head. The lead and the

2:39:292:39:39

second there watching on. As

Hasselborg has a chance. A huge

2:39:392:39:46

opportunity here for the Swedish

skip. And she knows it. Needs to

2:39:462:39:54

come down here with a little bit of

weight, catch this Korean yellow

2:39:542:40:01

pretty much on the nose, sit with

the shooter. Has she got it? Yes,

2:40:012:40:09

she has.

Well, the sticks are raised from the

2:40:092:40:16

brushes go loft, and Sweden know

that was a huge shot, and applauded

2:40:162:40:21

by the two time Olympic old

medallists, Annette Norberg am in

2:40:212:40:27

the stands. 7-2 in favour of Sweden.

2:40:272:40:34

We are going to jump into end nine,

Sweden with the gold-medal in their

2:40:362:40:42

grasp, leading 7-3. Both have four

stone is left to play, but Sweden

2:40:422:40:46

have the all-important hammer. --

four stones.

2:40:462:40:54

COMMENTATOR: Four more to come from

Sweden, Korea still trying as hard

2:41:042:41:07

as they can.

2:41:072:41:18

And that's all they can do. Well,

they're not quite putting the stones

2:41:232:41:27

where they want, but they will keep

trying.

2:41:272:41:35

trying. Sara McManus has been

absolutely superb. We've enjoyed

2:41:352:41:42

watching her play, no matter what

shot she has been asked to play,

2:41:422:41:46

she's been very accurate.

Sara McManus has been

2:41:462:41:57

Sara McManus has been asked to, I

think, run the top yellow onto the

2:41:572:41:59

back ones. Oh, no, she's come past

aside. Great shot.

Out they go.

2:41:592:42:09

Yeah, they really are... I mean,

their whole demeanour, they've just

2:42:092:42:18

got that comfortable lead of four

stones, and they can relax and play

2:42:182:42:25

some really, really impressive

curling.

So, Sara McManus with a

2:42:252:42:34

superb shot there, taking both of

those Korean stones, and now Korea

2:42:342:42:40

will keep trying again. Trying to

use the God that's up there, the

2:42:402:42:46

corner

2:42:462:42:51

corner guard, working.

2:42:512:42:57

Still just plugging away, another

nice draw around the guard from

2:42:592:43:03

T-line.

That is all you can do, and

somehow hope that Sweden get a

2:43:032:43:08

little bit overconfident, but they

are running out of stones and

2:43:082:43:11

running out of opportunities.

So, that is in behind the corner.

2:43:112:43:23

That's like one of those things you

see at the start of four of them

2:43:232:43:28

coming to play, know what I mean?

They all walked up to the camera and

2:43:282:43:36

look, and end up in a line, the four

of them have been sensational all

2:43:362:43:44

week. And they've found their best

form at the right time, beating

2:43:442:43:47

Great Britain in the semifinal,

played well on that occasion. And

2:43:472:43:58

they've been relentless in this

final.

So what's the decision? Going

2:43:582:44:06

to take away the high corner. She's

looking to just skinny that and come

2:44:062:44:15

across. I don't think, it's way as

well -- too hi.

You wouldn't put

2:44:152:44:28

anything past McManus at the moment,

would you.

2:44:282:44:40

Oh, what's that Britain? They can't

hear me down there, can they?

2:44:432:44:51

Well done. If they are concerned at

all that you are going to struggle

2:44:512:44:54

with coming off the curling over the

last two weeks and getting some kind

2:44:542:45:00

of post-condition blues, is going to

be some more bonus coverage, if you

2:45:002:45:06

like, to help you come off it

slowly. We've got a challenge event

2:45:062:45:13

tween the two British Olympic teams

come the men's and women's against

2:45:132:45:17

the reigning Scottish champions,

crowd in the last couple of weeks,

2:45:172:45:20

Hannah Fleming, the women's

champion, best-of-3 games in Perth

2:45:202:45:26

at the Dewars Centre. You can catch

the coverage on BBC sport on the

2:45:262:45:32

website, you can find details of

that and the juniors are coming up

2:45:322:45:36

in Aberdeen at the start of March,

too. So plenty of curling to feast

2:45:362:45:41

your eyes on.

2:45:412:45:52

That may beat -- maybe sums it up,

that exclamation - it is not moving

2:45:542:46:06

at all, straight the way down

almost, and although it is in there,

2:46:062:46:09

it didn't turn, hardly curling.

2:46:092:46:24

it didn't turn, hardly curling.

So

this is a dilemma, these stones are

2:46:242:46:26

pretty much just biting the 8-foot,

do you just raw to take the one, or

2:46:262:46:34

do hit and stick or roll and lose

one? I think that is where the

2:46:342:46:38

strategy of the game and the tactics

of the game come into play, you

2:46:382:46:42

really have to play the shot you are

most comfortable with, and as long

2:46:422:46:46

as you call the shot and make it, it

is the right shot, I think.

2:46:462:46:51

So Sweden do, of course, have the

hammer in this ninth end, and they

2:47:062:47:11

could well wrap it up here. Korea,

though, could keep it going with a

2:47:112:47:21

steal. Sweden now

2:47:212:47:26

steal. Sweden now lie Schult. They

will use the red, tried to tuck in

2:47:282:47:34

behind the red at the top of the

house. Still trying, Korea, hoping

2:47:342:47:39

that if a mistake appears from

nowhere... It would have to be a

2:47:392:47:48

massive error from hassle

Hasselborg, which we do not expect

2:47:482:47:57

to see based on the play she has

produced so far today.

2:47:572:48:09

So Kim EunJung doing her best to

keep her team hanging on here. She

2:48:102:48:14

has not been at her best today, that

is for sure, hasn't really been

2:48:142:48:20

allowed to play, hasn't been allowed

to get it team into this match at

2:48:202:48:24

all. The crowd just cheering that

one, but the opportunity of a gold

2:48:242:48:35

medal as pretty much disappeared.

The silver medal, as we said

2:48:352:48:41

earlier, was something which I'm not

sure any of them would have dreamt

2:48:412:48:45

about, thought about before these

Olympic Games started. They have

2:48:452:48:49

been the stars of the show for much

of the week, but they have to play

2:48:492:48:56

second fiddle to Sweden today. I

just wonder, if she gets the one

2:48:562:49:01

here, whether we will see a

handshake. It will be 8-3, so Anna

2:49:012:49:08

Hasselborg, Sara McManus watching

on, the Swedish team have been by

2:49:082:49:14

far the best in this final, and this

could well be the end of the match

2:49:142:49:19

here. She just wants to get one.

Which she does. Sweden lead 8-3.

2:49:192:49:31

Now, what is going to happen here?

The Korean team have a chat with

2:49:312:49:35

each other, Sweden know the gold

medal is there's. There is no way

2:49:352:49:39

they are going to give up five in

the last end. Is it worth going on?

2:49:392:49:46

I really expected to see these girls

handshake.

Here we go, then, it is

2:49:462:49:51

Sweden's gold medal. A clinical

performance from Sweden, controlled

2:49:512:50:00

the match from the early stages,

never allowed Korea to get the crowd

2:50:002:50:05

going, get them excited, and they

are jumping for joy. And Korea have

2:50:052:50:10

got so much to be proud of, not the

gold medal that they and their

2:50:102:50:15

country hoped for, that goes to

Sweden, the third time that Sweden

2:50:152:50:19

have won the women's gold medal in

the last four Olympic Games, and it

2:50:192:50:23

was still the last time. They have

been getting better and better all

2:50:232:50:26

the way through the competition, the

victors over Great Britain in the

2:50:262:50:31

semifinals, and now they have beaten

Korea in the final.

2:50:312:50:38

So celebrations for Sweden, but also

for South Korea, their best ever

2:50:382:50:43

finish in the curling competition

with a silver medal.

2:50:432:50:46

The Games officially come to a close

today, we have been treated to 16

2:50:462:50:52

days of the absolute highest level

of winter sports. Some of the sports

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have been pushed to ultimate levels,

and it makes sense a viewing for all

2:50:572:51:01

of us at home. As every Olympic

Games, we have had athletes who have

2:51:012:51:06

defied the odds to be here and

inspire us with their determination

2:51:062:51:11

and passion. We have been welcomed

here with open arms by the South

2:51:112:51:15

Koreans, and they have certainly put

on a Games to remember. We will all

2:51:152:51:20

have our favourite moments that we

have celebrated, and here are a few

2:51:202:51:24

of my best bits from Pyeongchang

2018.

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Ask any athlete as they arrived in

Pyeongchang what they wanted most.

2:51:322:51:36

The answer - to win a medal. Very

few who arrived here would actually

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achieve it, though, so imagine

competing in two different sports

2:51:422:51:45

and winning gold in both of them. My

first big moment has to be Ester

2:51:452:51:50

Ledecka, her face after winning the

super-G title was just brilliant.

2:51:502:51:55

And then to back it up on the

snowboard with another gold, well,

2:51:552:52:00

that is just something special.

It

has never been done before!

When you

2:52:002:52:04

are watching the best, you want the

best to deliver, be at the top of

2:52:042:52:09

their game, and Shaun White and

Chloe Kim did exactly that, living

2:52:092:52:12

up to every inch of their staff

potential. Very different stories

2:52:122:52:18

coming in, Chloe the new kid on the

back, Shaun looking for Olympic

2:52:182:52:23

redemption, but whatever their

motivation, they are to -- utterly

2:52:232:52:28

blew away the field, sensational to

watch.

Incredible display of

2:52:282:52:34

halfpipe snowboarding!

For others,

the Olympics is a destination,

2:52:342:52:38

something that has been a point on

the horizon, something to keep

2:52:382:52:42

fighting for. When you smash your

knee into eight pieces and told your

2:52:422:52:45

career may be over, the Olympics

must seem very far away. But

2:52:452:52:54

must seem very far away. But Penny

and Nick danced in Pyeongchang and

2:52:542:52:56

superbly. But when your life is

turned upside down by an injury that

2:52:562:53:00

you cannot even see, from concussion

in Sochi to pipe final in

2:53:002:53:06

Pyeongchang, Rowan Cheshire Fenley

wearing really big rings. I could go

2:53:062:53:09

on, but ultimately it is not only

medals at these games that inspire.

2:53:092:53:14

-- finally wearing the Olympic

rings. The Team GB did manage a few,

2:53:142:53:18

and I am picking number five, the

one that reached the target to make

2:53:182:53:22

it, as it stands, Britain's most

successful Winter Olympics. But also

2:53:222:53:27

just because it was utterly awesome

to watch, Billy Morgan, that took

2:53:272:53:31

guts and it made him cry.

Billy

Morgan, yes

oh, yes! I'm crying! He

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has got a bronze medal!

For some

athletes, as much as they want to

2:53:392:53:43

win medals, the Olympic is about

something else, about living the

2:53:432:53:46

dream. We all have them, and for

these guys it was to become an

2:53:462:53:51

Olympian. In Pyeongchang, they made

their dreams reality, and for me

2:53:512:53:55

that is as big as a medal. You only

get one chance in this life, you

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might as well reach for the stars.

Who knows? It might actually happen.

2:53:582:54:05

It has been a brilliant few weeks,

and I couldn't fit everything else

2:54:052:54:08

in, I just want to give a quick

mention to Marit Bjoergen, because

2:54:082:54:13

at 37 years old, winning gold in

your final ever raise in your final

2:54:132:54:17

Winter Olympics is pretty

incredible. She's the greatest

2:54:172:54:20

winter Olympian of all time. Clare

Balding will be bringing you a full

2:54:202:54:25

round-up from these games ahead of

the closing ceremony so you can

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relive all your favourite moments,

but there was one other golden

2:54:312:54:35

moment earlier today that we should

have a quick look back at before I

2:54:352:54:39

say goodbye, because it is well

worth revisiting. It came in the ice

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hockey, the Olympic Athletes from

Russia were the favourites, looking

2:54:432:54:46

for a ninth gold medal in the men's

competition. They were coming up

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against a German side who were in

the final for the first time, but

2:54:512:54:54

they had already beaten Sweden and

Canada on their way to this final,

2:54:542:54:58

so you couldn't count them out. Here

is the best of all the action, and

2:54:582:55:02

there was a lot of it in this one.

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This is the men's Olympic hockey

gold medal game, will it be going

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back to Russia, will it be going

back to Germany? The next two and a

2:55:152:55:19

half hours will tell.

2:55:192:55:24

half hours will tell.

Well, no-one

predicted Germany to be here ought

2:55:252:55:28

to win this game, except the 22

players dressed in yellow who think

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otherwise. They have got past

Switzerland, they have got past

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Sweden, they have got past Canada,

who is to say they can't beat these

2:55:372:55:41

Olympic Athletes from Russia?

Heavy

snapshot goes just wide, the red

2:55:412:55:48

shirts of the Russians, they will be

happy to take on the mantle of the

2:55:482:55:53

big red machine. Tripping call early

on, we would get our first power

2:55:532:56:00

play of the game. Germany are going

to get an early power play, just to

2:56:002:56:08

calm the nerves.

It is amazing, both

teams are in the locker room before

2:56:082:56:12

the game, they set out their game

plan. One thing you never plan for

2:56:122:56:16

is being short-handed 15 seconds

into the game, a huge break for

2:56:162:56:22

Germany to go to the one-man

advantage, and what an opportunity

2:56:222:56:25

to set the tone and put this OAR

team on their heels early on.

2:56:252:56:35

Clean faceoff when by OAR. -- win.

We just saw Germany ice the puck,

2:56:352:56:47

they are OK with doing that.

Disrupting the flow of the OAR team,

2:56:472:56:53

able to send it down, get a whistle,

that is what they would like to do.

2:56:532:57:01

High off the glass, tries to hold

him with his hand. Now Germany will

2:57:012:57:05

come back into the zone at the other

end, a short pass, though, allowing

2:57:052:57:10

them to get in there.

2:57:102:57:17

them to get in there. Antonov under

pressure from Kahun. Now Germany do

2:57:172:57:22

have it back.

2:57:222:57:26

Now Germany have some speed moving

forward, he stepped to the middle,

2:57:312:57:36

nearly battered that one out of the

air, just wide.

2:57:362:57:47

Well, good opportunity for the

Germans, and now they have got to be

2:57:482:57:51

careful.

2:57:512:58:00

Oh, Germany concede possession too

could easily come back to the blue

2:58:032:58:08

line, OAR looking for a way through

here. The whistle will blow, a

2:58:082:58:23

hooking call, and some real danger

as he heads to the penalty box.

Just

2:58:232:58:28

took a little example, a little

example here of what the OAR team

2:58:282:58:36

can do once they get the puck in the

offensive zone. They are very good

2:58:362:58:40

at shielding the puck with their

body. You can see him trying to get

2:58:402:58:45

away with it here, and he just gets

his stick up in the hands and the

2:58:452:58:50

midsection area there. That is a

hooking. And Germany has had an

2:58:502:58:56

amazing start to the game, they

really have, but they just cannot

2:58:562:58:59

afford to take undisciplined

penalties.

2:58:592:59:08

penalties.

Did pretty well but good

read by the Germans to get in there

2:59:082:59:12

and send it down the ice.

2:59:122:59:21

He finds Kaprizov. Gusev, with a

wobble on the head, goes into the

2:59:222:59:31

zone. Deflected in by Kaprizov,

dealt with well. Germany on red

2:59:312:59:37

alert right now.

2:59:372:59:44

alert right now. Good stick in

there, he holds at the blue. Gusev

2:59:442:59:50

looking for the one-timer, he can't

quite get there. Germany have caused

2:59:502:59:55

themselves a problem.

2:59:552:59:58

They will slow things down again

here. He has to throw himself at the

3:00:033:00:08

puck to move it forward, Germany

with good pressure.

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Fortunate not to take another

penalty there, as Gusev steps in,

3:00:163:00:21

good rebound, saved again! Denied

Kaprizov, doing his best for his

3:00:213:00:28

team. Germany will just play this

one down the ice, they would get a

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line change, under 30 seconds to go

on the power play.

What a remarkable

3:00:373:00:43

save, point-blank opportunity for

Kaprizov, a one-time shot, and he

3:00:433:00:48

takes out.

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Mr rove in trouble in his own zone.

Second power play unit, not really

3:00:523:00:57

any time to do anything here.

3:00:573:01:02

He spreads it back towards the blue

line, Voynov will hold him. Back to

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five on five hockey as that one is

blocked in front. Voynov races

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across to keep in.

3:01:133:01:24

Germany just can't get out of their

own zone. Now they have the chance

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and they will do just that, really

good play defensively by the

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Germans. They were pushed and they

bent, but they didn't break,

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crucially, and that's why it is

still OAR 0-0 Germany.

A strong

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penalty kill great job. Limiting the

shots, and your most important

3:01:503:02:00

penalty kill is your goal-tender,

and sometimes you need him to make a

3:02:003:02:03

save.

3:02:033:02:06

Germany find some space, and now

we'll bring it clear. Here's

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Seidenberg. The attempt goes in on

goal. It comes back to Seidenberg,

3:02:193:02:23

couldn't get enough on that. Now

there might be space in behind, good

3:02:233:02:28

defensive play from Germany to get

back. They are working so hard in

3:02:283:02:33

this game right now.

3:02:333:02:43

Now, Germany can get a touch to get

it neutralised. They will go for a

3:02:433:02:47

change.

3:02:473:02:52

Goodspeed into that offensive zone.

3:03:023:03:08

Tight angle shot, easy for the

netminder.

3:03:083:03:19

Prokhorkin with the turn.

3:03:213:03:27

Gavrikov sends it in deep. Now,

trying to work this one down low.

3:03:283:03:33

Prokhorkin will collect again, just

avoids the official.

3:03:333:03:42

Now, Germany finally get in and hang

on again.

Doing a wonderful job, we

3:03:443:03:52

have seen this OAR team established

a bit of control, but Germany is

3:03:523:03:57

doing a great job position early,

taking the pucks away and retreating

3:03:573:04:03

back. This is right within the

Germany game plan, just to slow it

3:04:033:04:08

down a little bit.

3:04:083:04:17

down a little bit.

Good from Wolf.

Tim to won't win it first time, the

3:04:173:04:22

Russians are able to clear away.

Daryl Boyle to get to centre ice.

3:04:223:04:29

Chipped in by Wolf. Now, Germany get

to the side of the net. Wolf had

3:04:293:04:35

half a chance. This is where Germany

have to be super careful. Quick shot

3:04:353:04:42

from Gusev, but saved.

3:04:423:04:47

from Gusev, but saved. Germany come

back the other way. When they get

3:04:483:04:51

involved, when it goes backwards and

forwards like this, it is super

3:04:513:04:56

dangerous. Playing with fire a

little.

3:04:563:05:06

little.

This OAR team has no problem

trading blows. You want to go back

3:05:063:05:10

and

3:05:103:05:15

and forth, the OAR know they have

the ability to trade blows like

3:05:163:05:23

that.

A quick outlook pass from

Gathercole. OAR will break with

3:05:233:05:31

speedier. Good defensive play,

though. Given away. Telegin, good

3:05:313:05:38

block out in front. That one would

have been a stinger. It really is

3:05:383:05:48

tough stuff in there for the

Germans, they are having to battle

3:05:483:05:53

for their lives here.

It's really

and all hands on deck scenario. Once

3:05:533:06:02

the OAR star forward start picking

up the pace, everyone for Germany

3:06:023:06:07

has a role to do. They have done

well collapsing deep and supporting

3:06:073:06:11

each other.

Ripped in by Ehrhoff.

3:06:113:06:18

Round the boards it goes. A high

arcing one, taken out of the air by

3:06:223:06:25

Baba Amr enough. Another whistle.

So, goalless and it's been a tight

3:06:253:06:34

and tense first period.

3:06:343:06:41

The icing call, a bit of

indiscipline there, late in the

3:06:493:06:53

period. You've got to make sure you

get over that red line before you

3:06:533:06:56

dump it deep into the zone.

And you

can see the coach of the OAR, sees

3:06:563:07:05

this as an opportunity, so he sends

out the big ones, Datsyuk.

3:07:053:07:19

Go in, reassess, take a breath,

Germany. For OAR, this is a great

3:07:193:07:25

chance to get red on the board.

Tipped just wide by Kaprizov.

3:07:253:07:38

Remember, the Russians lost their

first game of this tournament,

3:07:383:07:42

incredibly, and a huge giveaway by

Germany. A chance out in front. 14

3:07:423:07:46

seconds to go. Gusev... Tipped by

Kaprizov, it is still alive.

3:07:463:07:54

Datsyuk...

Germany are in trouble. Void and of

3:07:543:08:01

scores! Less than half a second to

go in the first period of this

3:08:013:08:06

Olympic final, and they are that

good, the Olympic athlete of Russia,

3:08:063:08:11

in the nick of time score the first

goal, and this game, what a blast

3:08:113:08:20

from Voinov.

Germany had the chance

to clear their own zone, they don't

3:08:203:08:26

do it. When Voinov is down Main

Street, 25 feet at, he is not going

3:08:263:08:31

to miss. What a shot, 0.5 of a

second left in this first period.

3:08:313:08:45

Period two is underway, then. The

Russian red machine leading, can

3:08:453:08:53

they extend the lead? That is what

they will look to be, exert their

3:08:533:08:57

dominance, break German hearts as

this game goes on. As for Germany,

3:08:573:09:03

well, they've got to get back to

what they did so well for 59, all

3:09:033:09:11

but half a second of that first

period, and they have done so well

3:09:113:09:14

throughout the whole of this

tournament. But it is the Russians

3:09:143:09:18

who are very much in control of this

one right now. High shot, they have

3:09:183:09:24

come out and jumped, the Russians,

there is the coach, who will have

3:09:243:09:32

made his team talk easier with the

late goal.

And head coach Marco

3:09:323:09:37

Sturm, he has been in situations

like this before, so he will be

3:09:373:09:41

lying on his experience in between

periods there to calm his players

3:09:413:09:45

down a little bit.

Mullah finds

Seidenberg. Wolf goes after it.

3:09:453:09:53

Kiselevich gets a touch. And now,

the Olympic Avenue to Russia do

3:09:533:10:01

clear, but only as far as

Seidenberg. Quick stick in there,

3:10:013:10:05

and now Kaprizov into the zone. Good

defensive work by the Germans

3:10:053:10:11

through Moritz Muller.

3:10:113:10:19

through Moritz Muller. Eventually,

kicked out to the top now, it could

3:10:193:10:23

be an opportunity to work something

here. Quick hands from Gusev. The

3:10:233:10:29

shop will rim around the boards.

Away by Rymer. Wolf adopted. Zuber

3:10:293:10:35

falls. Can Germany get something

going?

3:10:353:10:44

Kahun... Can the Germans finished? A

big scramble here. Something

3:10:453:10:48

completely out of nothing. Cassette

skin was all over them.

3:10:483:11:02

This OAR, Voinov, the goal-scorer

keeps it in, past the stick of

3:11:073:11:10

Prokhorkin, and into the glove of

Oslo and burqa.

3:11:103:11:14

There have been a few instances,

where he has left you wondering.

3:11:173:11:26

where he has left you wondering. --

aus den Birken

3:11:273:11:31

where he has left you wondering. --

aus den Birken.

Only three teams

3:11:313:11:31

that make up this OAR team, CSKA

Moscow, the likes of Kaprizov,

3:11:313:11:40

Nesterov, Telegin and Angelov from

that team. Then another team

3:11:403:11:58

that team. Then another team s

provide the other players.

3:11:583:12:03

Telegin brings this one in. OAR

leading by 1-0. This is the Olympic

3:12:033:12:09

final, the gold medal is at stake.

For the first time, the Germans are

3:12:093:12:13

trying to win it. What an historic

event that would be. What a

3:12:133:12:18

performance it would be for them to

come from behind to beat this team

3:12:183:12:24

of Russian athletes, which is just

so very, very good. Super skilled.

3:12:243:12:31

Now, Ilya Kovalchuk will try to do

something special. Can he make his

3:12:313:12:37

Mark on this game? Kiselevich sends

it high and over the top.

3:12:373:12:45

It feels like Kovalcik is looking to

create something now. He has that

3:12:453:12:54

spring in his step. He is an

absolute beast of a man, the OAR 71.

3:12:543:13:02

And so skilled, great shot, skates

well. This time, though, he waves

3:13:023:13:07

possession and sends it back down

the ice.

A Ramis committee and from

3:13:073:13:14

the OAR team there. Kovalcik Oti had

a play on the point. He vacated a

3:13:143:13:18

spot.

3:13:183:13:26

Breaking out of the zone, they go

again. Gusev looking for a lane to

3:13:263:13:33

make a pass. Big hit on the boards,

Gavrikov was in. Seidenberg came

3:13:333:13:41

with him. WHISTLE

Seidenberg and Kaprizov have a push

3:13:413:13:48

and shove.

You get the sense that

when the OAR team has it down low on

3:13:483:14:00

the offensive quarter, when the

likes of Kovalchuk start winding

3:14:003:14:05

things are, it falls back to the

front of the net and they brace. He

3:14:053:14:11

has had moment in this tournament,

where he has a glint in his eye and

3:14:113:14:15

a job in his step, and like you

mentioned, it is like something

3:14:153:14:19

special is going to happen.

He was

part of that team four years ago in

3:14:193:14:25

Sochi, who were ridiculed and

disgraced in the Russian media.

3:14:253:14:30

President Putin attended many of

their games, but they were all over

3:14:303:14:38

the place. They were not a good team

in Sochi. They didn't get close to a

3:14:383:14:43

medal, and that was pre-tournament

exactly what the president of Russia

3:14:433:14:46

talked about, Putin you may have

seen him on the ice, he certainly

3:14:463:14:51

isn't a great hockey player, but he

is someone who is a big ice oche

3:14:513:14:55

fan. And he was desperate that there

was a golden ice hockey medal on

3:14:553:15:02

home soil, and that just didn't

happen. They were so far from being

3:15:023:15:13

good -- a big ice hockey fan.

You

bring these players together, maybe

3:15:133:15:18

there is not a lot of chemistry, and

the weight of the entire country on

3:15:183:15:22

them, and they couldn't get it done.

Compare that to a team at this, no

3:15:223:15:27

NHL players, but they seem to be

playing the team concept much better

3:15:273:15:32

than any other Russian team in

recent memory. And you've made the

3:15:323:15:37

analogy several times, it is a

throwback to the old red Army days.

3:15:373:15:40

Red Army, those guys ate together,

slept together, trained together,

3:15:403:15:46

they were always together.

A chance

out in front, too five.

3:15:463:15:49

...

This fourth unit for the

Russians has done a great job. Now

3:15:553:15:59

the Germans go forward as well, oh,

and they have scored! How did that

3:15:593:16:04

go through?! The shot came flying

in, and it was a tame backhand

3:16:043:16:11

effort, he can't believe it. But

maybe now, maybe now that gives the

3:16:113:16:18

Germans a chance, playing in their

first-ever Olympic final, they have

3:16:183:16:24

levelled this up at the midway point

the game. And could they do

3:16:243:16:30

something special once again?

Well,

we have said a few times before that

3:16:303:16:39

he has been multiple in this

tournament, but there are a few

3:16:393:16:43

times when he has led you to believe

that maybe there is a chink in the

3:16:433:16:48

armour, and how does this one go in,

who knows? There is a German player

3:16:483:16:54

standing in the blue paint.

Yeah,

here we go.

We have a video review

3:16:543:17:02

of a possible kicking action.

Possible kicking action? A couple of

3:17:023:17:08

things at play here, I don't think

he does kick it in, but a player

3:17:083:17:13

does go into the crease prior to the

puck's entry.

There is no chance

3:17:133:17:22

this puck should go in the net, six

seven netminder, he just shovels

3:17:223:17:27

there is on with a backhand. My

question would be if someone was in

3:17:273:17:35

the crease. I mean, you are not

allowed to be in the crease if the

3:17:353:17:42

puck is not there yet, and the

German player certainly does

3:17:423:17:46

skating. There is no kicking

whatsoever, that is not the call. It

3:17:463:17:51

looks like the referees have made

their decision.

Big moments in this

3:17:513:17:55

game for at the Germans, what is it

going to be?

After video review,

3:17:553:18:00

there is no kicking action, it is a

good call.

We are tied at 1-1 in

3:18:003:18:06

this Olympic final, the Germans on

the way back, huge error from the

3:18:063:18:12

netminder, Koschechkin. Should never

have been a goal. In the end, he

3:18:123:18:15

punches it in with his own blocker.

3:18:153:18:25

OAR just need to re-establish

themselves in this game. They have

3:18:293:18:32

had a few shifts when they have not

been able to do that since the goal,

3:18:323:18:37

including the power play, when they

didn't create too many great

3:18:373:18:40

chances.

3:18:403:18:47

The whistle blows here, seven

minutes to go, high-sticking call.

3:18:473:18:54

This could be four minutes, Daryl

Boyle.

Taking one for the team, he

3:18:543:19:01

is bleeding. That is the rule, so

you would get a two minute penalty

3:19:013:19:06

for a high-sticking infraction. If

you draw blood, the minimum is two

3:19:063:19:12

plus two, so doubled to four

minutes.

It is one of the quirky

3:19:123:19:16

rules when it comes to hockey, it is

his own player. Wow, this is a huge

3:19:163:19:26

break for Germany. Because it was

Number Ten, Ehrhoff's stick, and you

3:19:263:19:35

can see the coach going, look at the

replay!

They can't do that. He will

3:19:353:19:39

get some attention for this on the

bench. The red machine reloaded,

3:19:393:19:45

nice take. That was the nickname for

the Soviet team.

They need to find

3:19:453:19:54

some ammo and reload again, because

they are not firing on all cylinders

3:19:543:19:58

right now. This German team has just

come out and played an unbelievable

3:19:583:20:03

system. We talked about kind of

lulling the OAR to sleep, and I'm

3:20:033:20:09

not saying they have done that, but

they have taken away the creativity

3:20:093:20:15

from the Olympic Athletes from

Russia, taken away the speed, the

3:20:153:20:18

size, the strength. They just have

not allow the Russian players to do

3:20:183:20:22

any of that.

And where they have

been very, very good, this German

3:20:223:20:27

team, is they have not engaged in

any extracurricular activities. The

3:20:273:20:32

rebound comes out again, cleared

away, opened up there, very nearly

3:20:323:20:39

the chance that Germany needed.

Kahun is an exceptional player. What

3:20:393:20:52

have they got here?

3:20:523:21:00

have they got here? Well, Germany

pressing as hard as they can, they

3:21:003:21:02

put this across the crease, it is

going to be cleared away. The

3:21:023:21:09

Germans will get a stake in there.

They have got to make sure they get

3:21:093:21:13

all the way through. Schutz will

send this one in. It was his shots

3:21:133:21:23

that levelled the game up. Big tip,

great save! That was a massive,

3:21:233:21:30

massive stop by Aus den Birken. He

is keeping his side in with a chance

3:21:303:21:36

in this game.

3:21:363:21:41

in this game. Well, can the Russians

go again in the final few seconds of

3:21:453:21:48

the period? Big battle here, got to

be strong defensively, and it is out

3:21:483:21:59

of the zone. Wolf will find it.

Sending this one all the way around.

3:21:593:22:12

Cleared away by the OAR. And that

sound is music to the ears of the

3:22:123:22:22

head coach of this German team,

Voinov gave the Russians the lead,

3:22:223:22:39

then a deflection into the net mean

Germany will head down to the locker

3:22:393:22:42

room corridor with potentially 20

minutes to go in this game tied at

3:22:423:22:48

one.

3:22:483:22:53

one.

What an opportunity from

Germany. They have not stirred up

3:22:563:23:00

the emotions.

Maybe now this is the

opportunity to break into the zone,

3:23:003:23:07

really big chance, back door, great

save again! He wanted to find

3:23:073:23:15

Kovalchuk. And Aus den Birken did a

terrific job of getting back.

3:23:153:23:25

Datsyuk gives it away, a very rare

mistake by him. Now Guzev, what a

3:23:433:23:54

goal, what a fantastic finish from

Guzev! Just when the Olympic

3:23:543:23:59

Athletes from Russia needed one of

their superstars to weigh in with a

3:23:593:24:04

goal, Guzev goes short side, and

that the golden goal that takes gold

3:24:043:24:08

back to Russia?

3:24:083:24:19

6:39 to go, and Russia are back in

the lead.

Watch this short, short

3:24:213:24:26

side, right over the shoulder, off

the helmet of Aus den Birken and

3:24:263:24:33

into the back of the net. An

incredible play from the Russian

3:24:333:24:39

forward, and for Germany, they have

got to respond quickly. They had

3:24:393:24:44

chances to get the puck out, you

mentioned Datsyuk, never giving up,

3:24:443:24:51

great at that turnover, ended up on

the stick of 97. Wow, what a shot.

3:24:513:25:01

Big goal at big times, they have got

the equaliser! Amazing from Germany!

3:25:013:25:06

They just will not give up!

3:25:063:25:12

They just will not give up! Moments

after they saw themselves concede,

3:25:143:25:16

it goes back to the other end, Kahun

with a chance, and either by is

3:25:163:25:24

home, giving no opportunity, what an

Olympic final this is proving to be

3:25:243:25:29

again! -- and he fires home.

How

many times have we seen a goal

3:25:293:25:35

scored right after one previous?!

Terrific work, how about this shot

3:25:353:25:39

from Kahun! Talk about executing

when you get the chance, up over the

3:25:393:25:47

globe of Koschechkin, it goes off

the top of his glove, it powers

3:25:473:25:52

through.

Ten seconds, two goals in

ten seconds.

Germany will not go

3:25:523:25:59

away, they are amazing, amazing

hockey club!

It would have been so

3:25:593:26:07

easy for them just to have luck that

this and gone, you know what? Maybe

3:26:073:26:12

we have just scaled the last thing

we are going to scale. But they went

3:26:123:26:15

back to the bench and, for whatever

reason, they just found some more

3:26:153:26:23

belief to create another

opportunity, which they are taken.

3:26:233:26:26

And who knows? Can they even go on

to win it here?

3:26:263:26:35

I shake my head... Just outstanding

team play from Germany. It is a team

3:26:353:26:46

against some superstars, and here is

one of them, Datsyuk going to hire.

3:26:463:26:57

-- too high. Five minutes left in

regulation time, and Germany have

3:26:573:27:01

got opportunities, Macek into the

body.

You didn't put that where he

3:27:013:27:09

wanted to, but it just goes to show,

there are openings in this Russian

3:27:093:27:13

team here in the third period, two

on one this late. Oh, my goodness,

3:27:133:27:21

we are going to get a couple of

looks at the goals, ten seconds

3:27:213:27:25

apart. First of all, it was Guzev,

such an amazing talent, right off

3:27:253:27:31

the helmet and into the back of the

net. That made it 2-1. And you saw

3:27:313:27:36

in their eyes that there might be

gold in the near future. But that

3:27:363:27:42

reaction lasted all of ten seconds

as Germany came down, Kahun centred

3:27:423:27:51

it right to Kahun, and he put it

high glove.

Great play,

3:27:513:28:01

high glove.

Great play, just takes

the stick away, then a great

3:28:013:28:04

celebration. A great tool and, he

has been the superstar on this

3:28:043:28:09

German team, very much a team

effort, but for me he has been the

3:28:093:28:13

one who has looked like he will do

something.

He is the difference

3:28:133:28:18

maker, he is slight in stature, but

he can fly, he is shifty, so

3:28:183:28:24

dynamic, two goals, three assists

for his German team.

3:28:243:28:31

for his German team.

Well, this has

been remarkable, absolutely

3:28:323:28:34

remarkable. The tenth seed is coming

into this tournament. There was shot

3:28:343:28:41

in Sweden, they look for another one

here, Macek tries to walk through,

3:28:413:28:47

doesn't quite manage it. And OAR

will send this. There was shock when

3:28:473:28:53

they beat the Swedes, Canada were

left stunned. And now the nation of

3:28:533:29:01

Russia watcher is an as its

superstars struggle. -- watches on.

3:29:013:29:09

This German team have played

brilliantly, stuck to their systems,

3:29:093:29:12

played as a team and created some

great chances and stifled the

3:29:123:29:17

majority of the Russian work.

3:29:173:29:23

majority of the Russian work. Hit

pretty hard there. Could they really

3:29:243:29:31

go on to become Olympic champions?

One more breakthrough would be

3:29:313:29:39

enough. It feels dangerous to say

it, but now it feels like we are in

3:29:393:29:46

overtime. Next goal surely will win

this match.

Normally, you'd think

3:29:463:29:52

so, Seth Arma normally you would.

But in this tournament, on the men's

3:29:523:30:02

and women's side, predictions are

out of the window. Going hard into

3:30:023:30:08

the net, that was a crazy play.

It

could so easily have gone in there.

3:30:083:30:17

Ehrhoff in his own zone. Some help

here with Boyle. Back to Ehrhoff

3:30:173:30:21

again. He has got a busy few hours

ahead of him.

He's going to be the

3:30:213:30:29

flag bearer for Germany in the

closing ceremony, an amazing honour

3:30:293:30:32

for Christian Ehrhoff am but he has

a lot of work to do first.

If

3:30:323:30:39

Germany win this, let's hope he's in

a state to be the flag bearer!

3:30:393:30:46

Closing ceremony a little later on,

no doubt the celebrations either

3:30:463:30:50

way. It will be exciting for

Germany. They have another chance,

3:30:503:30:56

walking in, they've scored! What a

goal! Germany lead 3-2! This is a

3:30:563:31:06

fairy tale! The tenth seed coming

into this tournament, and now

3:31:063:31:15

they're three minutes and 16 seconds

away from gold! A first ever Ice

3:31:153:31:22

Hockey Challenge medal, Muller, the

history maker, potentially, what a

3:31:223:31:32

finish.

This is such a beautiful

goal, look at the patients from

3:31:323:31:37

Muller, he waits, he waits, the

Russian player goes down, that

3:31:373:31:42

that's yet, one of the best

defensive players in the world, and

3:31:423:31:44

then he opens up, the netminder

Koshechkin, and put it right between

3:31:443:31:51

the legs. From a German perspective,

they have got to calm themselves

3:31:513:31:55

down. This is so important.

Jonas

Muller will be front page. He will

3:31:553:32:07

be back page. He will become a hero

in Germany if they get through the

3:32:073:32:13

next three minutes of this game.

3:32:133:32:19

What do the Russians have left in

the tank? They're going to give it

3:32:263:32:29

everything over the next two and a

half minutes. Can they break the

3:32:293:32:36

Germans down? Will it be heartbreak

again for the nation of Russia?

3:32:363:32:42

They've not been able to celebrate a

gold medal since 1992 in the sport

3:32:423:32:48

that they consider their own, in the

sport that they want more than any

3:32:483:32:53

other in the world.

3:32:533:33:00

The whistle will blow here, tripping

call coming.

Is this going against

3:33:013:33:09

Russia?

REFEREE:

Them to do one, two

3:33:093:33:13

minutes, tripping.

Kalinin was the

player that got hurt will stop and

3:33:133:33:20

with two minutes and 11 seconds

left, the Olympic Athletes from

3:33:203:33:23

Russia are going to be short-handed.

Germany will never, ever have a

3:33:233:33:30

better chance to win Olympic gold

than this. Russia are going to have

3:33:303:33:36

to play five on four short-handed.

Let's see the goal again. Great

3:33:363:33:40

play.

I just love the poise there

not what about the past, remarkable,

3:33:403:33:48

the confidence to drop the puck on

Muller. He waits, Kuwait, waits,

3:33:483:33:58

6'7", the netminder goes down, and

when he opens up his legs, Muller

3:33:583:34:02

puts it right between.

Germany will

use this as a two-minute power kill,

3:34:023:34:11

if you like. They need to get

through the next two minutes,

3:34:113:34:14

keeping possession for as much of it

as they can. Seidenberg, Kahun put

3:34:143:34:19

it to the middle. Dangerous, you

can't take shots that are going to

3:34:193:34:24

get blocked, because that can come

back and bite you.

You always need

3:34:243:34:28

someone high. That is the key. If a

defenceman is taking a shot, you

3:34:283:34:33

have do make sure it gets through

the first player.

The Russians will

3:34:333:34:39

gamble. They come in with Telegin,

stepping to the outside, tries to

3:34:393:34:43

put it in on goal.

Great defensive

play. And the Russian net is empty.

3:34:433:34:52

So where will they go from here?

Five on five they skate, no

3:34:523:34:58

netminder to the right side of the

screen, as now there is space out

3:34:583:35:02

there. Kaprizov spins away from his

man. Can he get towards the net?

3:35:023:35:06

Into the middle, throwing themselves

at it, the Germans. He has to get

3:35:063:35:10

off the ice, oh! They have scored

again! They have equalised! 55 and a

3:35:103:35:16

half seconds and it is that Manny

Keady do -- that man Nikita Gusev!

3:35:163:35:28

He says, not yet, not yet! There is

still time for more drama in this

3:35:283:35:33

tournament!

Utter disbelief. The

Germans are on a power play. The OAR

3:35:333:35:43

pulls their goalie to draw even.

There is Gusev, the hero of this

3:35:433:35:53

tournament for the OAR, he shovels

the backhand up over the blocker of

3:35:533:35:58

aus den Birken. Germany can't

believe it. Look at this OAR side.

3:35:583:36:03

They live to fight another day.

Nikita Gusev. Kalinin will head to

3:36:033:36:11

the locker room with that sore

shoulder.

He was the guy in the

3:36:113:36:15

penalty box, was he not?

They must

have replaced him.

This is

3:36:153:36:19

absolutely astonishing, astonishing.

What a final ten minutes of this

3:36:193:36:26

game. Remember, let's set the table

here, if it stays like this, 20

3:36:263:36:31

minutes of four on four overtime

still to come. We wondered whether

3:36:313:36:36

the drama of the women's final on

Thursday could be beaten. We

3:36:363:36:43

wondered whether the drama of

Germany's victory over Canada could

3:36:433:36:47

be beaten. Well, these guys are

giving it a real go. And Nikita

3:36:473:36:51

Gusev, what a tournament.

It was

just a scramble in front of the net.

3:36:513:36:57

Watch the netminder. He goes like he

is going to poke, and because he

3:36:573:37:04

does that, he loses his marking and

comes off his post, and Gusev chips

3:37:043:37:08

it up over the shoulder. Germany was

in the perfect position on the power

3:37:083:37:14

play. They just had to clear the

puck out of the front of the net,

3:37:143:37:18

and they couldn't do it. Remember,

they still have 45 seconds on the

3:37:183:37:23

man advantage.

What do you do, do

you stick or twist? Just grab hold.

3:37:233:37:29

The ride has been a good one so far,

let's see where it is going to take

3:37:293:37:33

us. Germany, has that been enough to

crush their spirit, or do they have

3:37:333:37:42

one more moment?

3:37:423:37:47

Hager can't hold onto that one. He

gets hammered as well on the boards.

3:37:493:37:59

Final few seconds. It goes to the

middle, great stick in there.

3:37:593:38:07

Brilliant job from mothers love

Gavrikov to just tip it away --

3:38:073:38:13

Wladyslaw Gavrikov. A penny for his

thoughts, Marco Sturm, you wouldn't

3:38:133:38:22

want to be a head coach here, would

you? Your heart must be racing.

3:38:223:38:30

This is why sports are so

incredible. Nothing scripted, two

3:38:303:38:36

teams giving it everything they can,

Olympic gold medal on the line. And

3:38:363:38:41

now we're down to under ten seconds.

Germany and have a chance if Kahun

3:38:413:38:48

wins this.

They have been good on

face-offs so far. A bit of

3:38:483:38:55

conversation. Datsyuk shrugging his

shoulders, hey, what is going on?

3:38:553:39:00

Kahun versus Datsyuk. Le Tissier,

Wiley, WinZip. A chance, the Germans

3:39:003:39:07

goes so hard.

This is going to do

it.

We are going to go to overtime.

3:39:073:39:17

This Olympic ice hockey tournament

does not want to end yet. Gusev

3:39:173:39:22

showed all the will and desire to

force this extra period after it

3:39:223:39:28

looked like Muller had given Germany

gold for the first time in their

3:39:283:39:32

history.

3:39:323:39:39

history. Aus den Birken shakes his

head. He'll be frustrated. But Gusev

3:39:393:39:44

has given the Olympic Athletes from

Russia another life. Remember, 1992,

3:39:443:39:48

the last time a gold medal has gone

back to Russia following a winter

3:39:483:39:55

Olympic ice hockey tournament. And

now we're in the sudden death

3:39:553:39:58

scenario. Next goal wins. It is

sudden death, will it be the tenth

3:39:583:40:05

ranked Germans? Will it be the super

favourites going into this, the

3:40:053:40:09

Olympic Athletes from Russia? The

next goal wins, simple as that.

3:40:093:40:14

Which way is it going to go, Kent?

Nikita Gusev out there already, he

3:40:143:40:22

has been the hero for this OAR team,

two goals in the third period, and

3:40:223:40:28

he is so dangerous every time he is

on the eyes, four on four, lots of

3:40:283:40:32

space for both teams.

Datsyuk tried

to get on the outside of his man.

3:40:323:40:39

Good defensive play. Seidenberg Will

Claye way for -- clear away for the

3:40:393:40:46

Germans. This is their first ever

ice hockey Olympic final. Nobody and

3:40:463:40:52

is updated they would be here. The

men in red, though, no doubt that

3:40:523:40:58

most people predicted they would be

here.

And Germany was 45 seconds

3:40:583:41:04

away from goal, they had a power

play and were leading 3-2, and they

3:41:043:41:09

gave up a short-handed goal in the

final minute, Nikita Gusev tied it

3:41:093:41:14

to send us to overtime.

Gusev has

had an amazing tournament, just an

3:41:143:41:20

incredible player. This is sent in

again. The Russian fans inside the

3:41:203:41:31

Hockey Centre are trying to do their

bit to spur their players on, one

3:41:313:41:41

mistake now, one error, one moment

of brilliance would be enough. Easy

3:41:413:41:47

start to this period as Kaprizov

goes in there. Aus den Birken, good

3:41:473:41:50

stick.

3:41:503:41:56

stick. Interesting, Telegin and

Kaprizov don't usually played

3:41:563:41:58

together, but Telegin has great

wheels, he will help Kaprizov.

3:41:583:42:06

Tactically, or do they do here?

Four

on four, you want to maintain puck

3:42:063:42:11

possession. If you don't like what

you see, you turn it back. The

3:42:113:42:14

Russians able to set up behind their

net, and a lot of times, it is about

3:42:143:42:22

beating your check. It might come

down to man on man in the defensive

3:42:223:42:25

zone. If you can pass your check and

have an open lane to the net, that

3:42:253:42:29

is when you start to see scoring

chances.

Taken white, good defence.

3:42:293:42:37

Really strong by Seidenberg.

3:42:373:42:44

Really strong by Seidenberg. Babb

Romanov -- Barabanov. Sent round by

3:42:443:42:55

Gavrikov. Now, they're trying to

bang behind the back of the net.

3:42:553:43:01

Send towards the net, can they

finish this one of? They can't this

3:43:013:43:08

time. Agonisingly for the Germans,

they couldn't get a stick on it for

3:43:083:43:12

the longest time. Real solid defence

there. You do get the sense right

3:43:123:43:16

now though that Germany is a little

bit behind the eight ball. The OAR

3:43:163:43:22

looking strong four on four.

Ehrhoff leading the rush. There is

3:43:223:43:32

lots of experience on this German

team, average age of just above 29.

3:43:323:43:37

So these players have been and seen,

and done it before, many of them

3:43:373:43:41

winning championships in their

domestic league. They will take this

3:43:413:43:48

one all the way back into their own

zone. Aus den Birken to Ehrhoff. He

3:43:483:44:00

wants a pass, and get a pass. Macek,

born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is

3:44:003:44:08

the Canadian presence in this final.

3:44:083:44:12

WHISTLE

The whistle will blow here. A shrug

3:44:183:44:22

of the shoulders from the Russian

coaching staff.

A little bit tense,

3:44:223:44:32

I think, from both teams here early

on, four on four, nobody wanting to

3:44:323:44:35

open up to much. Often in rigours is

play, you get back and forth, a

3:44:353:44:47

little bit more conservative both

teams early on.

Zub will send it

3:44:473:44:51

behind his own goal. Will it be one

of the defenceman? Inevitably,

3:44:513:44:56

defenceman play a big part in the

attacking side of things in

3:44:563:45:01

overtime. They have to leap into

play, the good skaters, Voinov and

3:45:013:45:06

Zub.

What happens is that if 24

checkers get deep in the offensive

3:45:063:45:14

territory, the puck heads the other

way and the defenceman can get a

3:45:143:45:18

step on those four checkers and

create a harmless two on two, into a

3:45:183:45:23

three on two on man rush.

This

wasn't meant to be the last gold

3:45:233:45:30

medal of this games, but these

players are doing their very best to

3:45:303:45:33

stretch this out as far as they can.

3:45:333:45:37

You can see Telegin needs a little

stone on his state, just wanting to

3:45:433:45:52

lead the

REFEREE:

... -- just wanting to let

3:45:523:45:58

the referee no he needed that,

helps

everyone catch their breath.

Zub in

3:45:583:46:12

possession for OAR. Which of these

teams would be looking at the option

3:46:123:46:15

of penalty shots and think, this is

our best chance?

The OAR definitely

3:46:153:46:21

has the more crafty players when it

comes to the one-on-one situation.

3:46:213:46:27

But the German netminder, Long, is

pretty good.

3:46:273:46:39

pretty good.

-- Aus den Birken.

You

just get the sense that no-one wants

3:46:393:46:54

to make a mistake, so no one is

jumping up at the play, but it is

3:46:543:47:00

going to happen, the chances will

come, it is just that simple, that

3:47:003:47:04

is how four on four works. The

longer it goes on, but sets in, and

3:47:043:47:10

that is when you get opportunity.

3:47:103:47:17

that is when you get opportunity. --

fatigue sets in.

OAR have it,

3:47:173:47:25

Gavrkiov sends it around, Guzev on a

hat-trick. Great Jack by Guzev, he

3:47:253:47:35

wins possession. -- great check.

This is what you are talking about,

3:47:353:47:41

numbers flowing back, that takes a

big deflection, needed the save.

3:47:413:47:46

Maybe space to work the

pass-through, good defensive play by

3:47:463:47:50

OAR, and then lace macro can't get

there first. Boyle will go all the

3:47:503:47:57

way back. -- Ehrhoff can't get there

first.

3:47:573:48:03

He has scored goal after goal at the

goal in his career, I am not sure

3:48:103:48:14

how much ice time he is going to get

between now and potentially penalty

3:48:143:48:18

shots. He may well get a penalty

shot.

Four on four does not set up

3:48:183:48:25

so well for him.

3:48:253:48:34

so well for him. Kovalchuk to win

it, saved by Aus den Birken! He is

3:48:343:48:37

down and out, on his stomach. The

only thing between Kovalchuk and a

3:48:373:48:46

gold medal is that left pad right

there, and Aus den Birken was able

3:48:463:48:51

to stretch as far as he possibly

can, what a move by Kovalchuk! It

3:48:513:48:56

was there, unbelievable! What a

save!

The whole net to go at.

3:48:563:49:07

Kovalchuk, one of the best fewer

goal-scorers on the planet, made an

3:49:073:49:14

unbelievable move and couldn't get

it through.

Zub, Russia are rolling

3:49:143:49:18

right now, it is with Guzev to Zub,

Guzev has been the providers so

3:49:183:49:26

often in this tournament, and in the

final he has stepped up and is

3:49:263:49:30

looking for a hat-trick goal, but he

goes over the top. They build and

3:49:303:49:35

they built. Has to be careful not to

hang on to the stake for too long.

3:49:353:49:46

-- stick. Working that blue line,

Seidenberg has played so many

3:49:463:49:51

minutes in this game.

3:49:513:49:57

minutes in this game. He will try to

clear this one away.

You can just

3:49:573:50:00

tell how tired of these players are

on both sides. 32nd shifts and then

3:50:003:50:06

off, and if you get sustained

pressure, that put you over the

3:50:063:50:10

edge. --

3:50:103:50:19

edge. -- 30 second shifts.

Now away

they go again, the big red

3:50:193:50:27

they go again, the big red machine

has spotted at times, it has been in

3:50:293:50:32

fine form, looking very, very

strong. But in this Olympic final,

3:50:323:50:37

there have been nervous, but now

this could be a noble as moment,

3:50:373:50:40

whipped in by Voinov. Macek goes the

other way, good defensive work, but

3:50:403:50:49

he keeps it alive. Space for the

Germans, they drive hard to the net,

3:50:493:50:55

and we will get a scrum here. More

good play from that man.

You can see

3:50:553:51:03

the game plan for Germany all

throughout the entire 60 minutes and

3:51:033:51:07

now in overtime, do not engage the

Russians, stayed -- skate away.

3:51:073:51:24

Kovalchuk got around that checked,

it was just that left pad.

Great

3:51:243:51:29

positioning. Huge chance in this

game, that man Kovalchuk, who good

3:51:293:51:38

go past everybody. What is he going

to do, Kovalchuk? He passes it back,

3:51:383:51:44

but every time he has possession, he

could win the game. Just that kind

3:51:443:51:49

of player. Here is Kovalchuk again,

how much energy has he got? Minute

3:51:493:52:01

relates possession so well on that

-- manipulates possession so well on

3:52:013:52:12

that stick.

Penalty coming,

high-sticking.

3:52:123:52:26

high-sticking.

Ouch!

Datsyuk got it,

so nifty with

3:52:273:52:41

so nifty with the puck, the stick up

and off his chin, tough to look away

3:52:413:52:52

from that if you are a referee, and

a tough one to give away.

So

3:52:523:52:58

experienced, 35 years of age, scored

that massive goal to send them

3:52:583:53:03

through.

3:53:033:53:08

through. To the semifinals. And now

he is relying on his team-mates to

3:53:083:53:12

give him one more shot to get back

out there. Four on three power play

3:53:123:53:18

against this Russians side to score

about 20% of the time.

3:53:183:53:29

about 20% of the time. Faceoff when,

now this is with OAR, a chance to

3:53:293:53:33

take gold back to Russia, off the

bar! What a chance that was!

What a

3:53:333:53:45

backhand from Datsyuk.

Guzev again,

two goals to his name. Great shot,

3:53:453:53:51

working it all over the place. Now a

one time, and a score! OAR have won

3:53:513:54:00

it, a power play goal! Gold will

return to Russia for the first time

3:54:003:54:09

since 1992. The Germans eventually

beaten.

3:54:093:54:18

beaten. The penalty came back to

haunt them, but what a campaign from

3:54:183:54:23

the ten -- ten seeds! The golden

moment for Russia.

3:54:233:54:40

moment for Russia. And the history

books will read OAR, but the papers

3:54:413:54:46

in Moscow will read a very different

story on Monday morning. The gold

3:54:463:54:52

they have wandered for so long, and

it is the kid who scored it,

3:54:523:54:58

Kaprizov, Russian hockey's golden

boy.

Just too dangerous, too much,

3:54:583:55:08

Guzev, Datsyuk, then the

20-year-old, Kaprizov, they move it

3:55:083:55:15

around to absolute perfection, set

up just beautifully, and a one-time

3:55:153:55:19

shot, and there was no chance for

Aus den Birken, the German

3:55:193:55:26

goal-tender. You can see the defeat

in the eyes, they thought they had a

3:55:263:55:30

gold medal within their grasp league

in regulation, and then a

3:55:303:55:36

high-sticking penalty, and it was a

tough one to take. We have seen

3:55:363:55:39

goals like that go the other way,

especially in overtime. It makes you

3:55:393:55:44

wonder. But look at this, Guzev just

creates the scene, and what a shot

3:55:443:55:51

from Kirill Kaprizov, the golden

goal.

3:55:513:56:00

goal.

Huge moment, Guzev again, as

you have mentioned, the most

3:56:003:56:03

valuable player, we think, in this

tournament. And Datsyuk, who was won

3:56:033:56:09

everything there is to win in ice at

the except for Olympic gold, got the

3:56:093:56:13

best view of it all, the man right

on the edge

3:56:133:56:19

best view of it all, the man right

on the edge, 39 years of age, the

3:56:193:56:21

oldest man to win an Olympic gold

medal in the ice hockey tournament.

3:56:213:56:27

And Carol captors of will become one

of those names of legend. -- Kirill

3:56:273:56:35

Kaprizov. When you go through the

history books, a name that will

3:56:353:56:40

cause so much talk and discussion.

Make no mistake about it, this is a

3:56:403:56:50

Russian gold medal won by a team of

proud Russian players, and this will

3:56:503:56:54

be celebrated as that nationwide.

3:56:543:57:00

The picture will be splashed across

the papers in Russia,

3:57:003:57:10

the papers in Russia, superstars and

young guns saw Russia win gold for

3:57:113:57:14

the first time in a long time. 1992,

those gold medals. Now firmly around

3:57:143:57:22

their necks. Fully deserved. The new

Olympic champions, the Olympic

3:57:223:57:29

Athletes from Russia.

So gold goes to the Olympic Athletes

3:57:293:57:34

from Russia, what a final that was,

and there will be huge celebrations

3:57:343:57:40

in Germany too, because that silver

medal is their best finish in an ice

3:57:403:57:43

cube and at the Winter Olympics.

Well, that is pretty much it from

3:57:433:57:47

me, just one thing left is eight,

thank you for joining us so early in

3:57:473:57:55

the modest. Clare Balding will take

you through the rest of the morning

3:57:553:57:58

and into the closing ceremony, so

from me, goodbye, and to

3:57:583:58:03

Pyeongchang, thanks for the

memories.

3:58:033:58:11

MUSIC PLAYS

3:58:293:58:34

MUSIC PLAYS

3:58:553:59:03

We build them as the fearless, and

the fearless five halve set a new

3:59:123:59:17

record for Team GB. Over the next

hour, before we go live to the

3:59:173:59:22

closing ceremony, we have a chance

to reflect on the glories and

3:59:223:59:26

stories of the Games. For the first

time, more than 100 gold medals

3:59:263:59:30

awarded. In sports as varied as big

air and cross-country skiing,

3:59:303:59:34

curling and I sadly, world record

set, epic matches, outstanding

3:59:343:59:41

individual performances, 2.5 billion

people have enjoyed the mixture of

3:59:413:59:45

ice and snow sports, and for one

last day we get to revel in the

3:59:453:59:49

events that we just don't see at any

other time. And I am delighted to

3:59:493:59:53

say that joining me in the studio,

3:59:534:00:04

Woodsy and Chemmy Alcott, what was

it like?

4:00:084:00:13

I didn't integrate in Russia, so,

yeah, it is exciting.

4:00:134:00:20

Amy, you went for the sliding

events.

There was good crowds for

4:00:234:00:30

the race and, because everywhere

else was no man's land, nobody was

4:00:304:00:34

wandering around, and it felt empty.

But for us, the track was full.

What

4:00:344:00:44

will you of the games for?

They were

an emotional roller-coaster for us

4:00:444:00:48

Brits. We had massive successes, but

also heartbreak and disappointment.

4:00:484:00:53

We had athlete prepared to show the

vulnerability of not delivering, and

4:00:534:00:57

that is important, because that is a

must with life. In life, you have to

4:00:574:01:02

pick yourself up when you get

knocked down, and that is the

4:01:024:01:05

Olympics.

That will make up a lot of

our conversations as we reflect in

4:01:054:01:10

next hour. News this morning that

Billy Morgan will carry the flag at

4:01:104:01:14

the closing ceremony, and you are

excited about that.

Is wicked to

4:01:144:01:16

have Billy as such... as a front

man, because it is great, that

4:01:164:01:24

mentality that he carries. We saw

his scooter video the other day, he

4:01:244:01:28

is always having a good time. It is

good to see him heading of all this

4:01:284:01:33

stuff.

Having won his first medal at

big air at certainly his last

4:01:334:01:38

Olympic Games, Billy Morgan will get

the honour of carrying that flag in

4:01:384:01:42

the closing ceremony. The closing

ceremony coming up at 11 o'clock, we

4:01:424:01:45

will be live there for that. Let's

give you an idea of what is going up

4:01:454:01:51

in the next hour.

She's won her place in the history

4:01:514:01:58

books as the first British athlete

to win two gold medals at the Winter

4:01:584:02:02

Olympics, Lizzy Yarnold is the

greatest.

4:02:024:02:04

We also reflect on the Bronze

brigade that took Team GB onto the

4:02:044:02:08

podium four more times.

There are great individual

4:02:084:02:16

performances, and then there are

individuals that perform again and

4:02:164:02:18

again. It is eat, sleep, repeat for

the record breakers.

4:02:184:02:23

Matthew Pinsent will reflect on a

games that we feared would be

4:02:234:02:27

overshadowed by politics, did sport

help unite a divided career.

4:02:274:02:33

Sometimes you need a bit of life --

Korea.

4:02:334:02:42

Crikey as they say in Australia.

He

is from Canada, Ed.

We will have

4:02:424:02:48

some things that went wrong at all,

but I want to take this opportunity

4:02:484:02:51

to say thank you to the team out in

Pyeongchang, they have worked

4:02:514:02:55

incredibly long hours and done a lot

to bring us the pictures that we

4:02:554:02:58

have got to enjoy.

And as I mentioned, you went out and

4:02:584:03:03

saw how hard it is. As a competitor,

have you been struck by the

4:03:034:03:10

enthusiasm for the Olympics? Is it

different, I know you compete at big

4:03:104:03:15

events all the time, are the

Olympics different and has your

4:03:154:03:18

attitude to them changed?

I think

definitely my attitude has changed,

4:03:184:03:22

or it is developing, coming and

coming, this is also new for me and

4:03:224:03:27

everyone in my sport. And what we

do. The whole mentality is slightly

4:03:274:03:33

different, I feel like, and we're

definitely getting more and more

4:03:334:03:37

involved in the Olympic buzz. For me

perfectly, as I said before, this

4:03:374:03:43

Olympics in Korea was such a

different event for me, because I

4:03:434:03:46

wasn't busted up. So yeah, I got to

enjoy it more and see the ins and

4:03:464:03:52

outs of how it all worked on and

what everyone is on about.

I know

4:03:524:03:57

you are a free spirit and it is

about performance, but did you feel

4:03:574:04:01

different? You are wearing a Team GB

shirt, you have your kit on when you

4:04:014:04:05

are competing, did you feel like you

were doing it for other people?

4:04:054:04:09

That's what I get from the Olympics.

I have always said this, and it is

4:04:094:04:14

the same answer every time I am

asked it, the Olympics is a really

4:04:144:04:18

good opportunity for me to take off

my regular prima donna head and put

4:04:184:04:26

on my national, proud, represent the

country. It's such a different thing

4:04:264:04:30

for me to do that.

It's so

different. Do you feel more nervous

4:04:304:04:36

having your Team GB and Olympic

rings are new and competing at the

4:04:364:04:39

Olympics, compared with your other

major competitions? Did you have

4:04:394:04:43

more nerves because it was just the

pics?

Same old, to be completely

4:04:434:04:47

honest with you. I always want to

perform my best and portray what I

4:04:474:04:54

do -- just the Olympics.

I have always said, in my opinion,

4:04:544:05:02

it is an art and I want to bang a

shirt on.

And it does bring a show.

4:05:024:05:07

Whether it is the freestyle skiing,

whether it is big air, whether it is

4:05:074:05:11

moguls and aerials that have been

there for longer. It means the

4:05:114:05:15

Olympics is so different to anything

else. So different to the summer

4:05:154:05:18

games, to be honest. It does feel

younger, more daring, more

4:05:184:05:22

risk-taking. And for Team GB, who

sent out their largest number of

4:05:224:05:26

competitors, it has been the most

successful. But the backbone, if you

4:05:264:05:30

like, has been the skeleton team.

Did you see what I did there? Brad

4:05:304:05:36

Pitt is the only nation that has won

back-to-back medals. Angus Cooper,

4:05:364:05:46

Shelley Rudman, Amy Williams here,

and Lizzy Yarnold. The success of

4:05:464:05:50

the skeleton team is that it is now

not just about one person, but the

4:05:504:05:55

person at the top is very, very

good. And it was skeleton that

4:05:554:05:58

formed a major part of the best 36

hours in British Winter Olympic

4:05:584:06:02

history.

4:06:024:06:04

Medals decided in the next couple of

hours on what problems is to be a

4:06:054:06:09

vital morning for great British

sport.

4:06:094:06:12

Dom Parsons next. The equation is

simple, if his time goes green, he

4:06:124:06:19

is in good shape.

Is this the run that is going to get

4:06:194:06:22

Great Britain their first Olympic

medal of these Winter Olympics?

Off

4:06:224:06:27

Bend 16, is this to be? No!

Dom Parsons may be just about to

4:06:274:06:35

agonisingly missed out. Now, if he

makes a mistake, who knows, Parsons

4:06:354:06:41

might just be back in the medal

race.

4:06:414:06:47

Oh! That was a mistake, a mistake he

has never made before. Starting to

4:06:474:06:54

drop off.

He is in the red, how far will the

4:06:544:06:57

drop of?

Parsons to the second last term,

4:06:574:07:03

yes! Parsons, unbelievably, has his

medal!

Yes!

4:07:034:07:09

This is the biggest day so far of

these games for the British team...

4:07:124:07:15

we hand over to our commentary

duo...

4:07:154:07:22

Isabel Atkin, what has she got in

her run?

The biggest run of her life

4:07:254:07:32

starts now.

Come on, Izzy Atkin, final jump.

4:07:324:07:39

Must try and remain impartial here.

Its third-place!

4:07:434:07:48

Ladies and gentlemen, Britain's Izzy

Atkin takes bronze.

4:07:494:07:54

You are at Julie a history maker.

I

am just proud.

4:07:544:08:04

Today, it is all about skeleton...

A warm welcome to the Sliding Centre

4:08:064:08:10

ahead of round three of the women's

skeleton.

4:08:104:08:15

Yarnold is 200s off the lead.

Yarnold, Laura Deas, not separated

4:08:154:08:22

by much. Laura stays in fourth

place.

4:08:224:08:25

Now, we've come to the potential

medallists.

4:08:274:08:30

Hold it together.

... Laura Deas

goes next for Great Britain.

4:08:304:08:37

Lizzy Yarnold next, the Olympic

champion, can she make history and

4:08:414:08:45

win it again?

She's got the little

tap.

4:08:454:08:47

Look at the gap.

This could be silver for Lizzy

4:08:474:08:51

Yarnold. She goes to the front!

Back

with a gold medal winning run, I am

4:08:514:08:55

sure of it.

Janine Flock to come needs a run of

4:08:554:09:00

her 28 years to tip out Lizzy

Yarnold.

4:09:004:09:04

Time is dropping away.

Looks like Lizzy Yarnold is going to

4:09:044:09:09

win gold again.

As Laura Deas got a medal in her?

4:09:094:09:14

Flock goes Forth, Yarnold wins gold

again!

Yes!

4:09:144:09:19

Laura Deas has won bronze as well!

A great day for Great Britain at the

4:09:194:09:23

Winter Olympics.

4:09:234:09:27

Is it still real?

4:09:404:09:45

Thank you.

4:09:454:09:50

As each minute passes, it becomes

more of a reality. It's just a

4:09:514:09:55

relief that it did all go to plan.

I can barely look at the screen, I

4:09:554:09:59

was so nervous.

I had one eye on the bottom left

4:09:594:10:01

corner where the number was coming

in.

4:10:014:10:03

When I had the middle in my hand,

then it was absolutely real.

4:10:034:10:12

I just saw the number one.

4:10:224:10:26

Thank you.

4:10:264:10:34

One minute...

4:10:364:10:43

CLARE BALDING: All of that meant

that for the first time there were

4:10:444:10:49

two British athletes on the podium

at the same event, and it meant that

4:10:494:10:51

Lizzy Yarnold for the second time

could belt out the national anthem

4:10:514:10:55

as she stood there with the heaviest

gold medals that have ever been made

4:10:554:10:58

around her neck.

4:10:584:11:01

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN PLAYS

4:11:344:11:42

And you can see all of the friends

and family out there supporting

4:11:514:11:55

Lizzy. She paid tribute to everybody

that helped her get back on track,

4:11:554:12:02

winning her first race since 2015.

It was a remarkable outcome, a

4:12:024:12:08

remarkable competition. And Lizzy

Yarnold joins us now on the phone.

4:12:084:12:12

You have come back early, first of

all, are you OK, how are you

4:12:124:12:15

feeling?

I am feeling much better,

thank you. I needed a couple of days

4:12:154:12:21

of complete rest, and being at home.

But thank you, I am feeling so much

4:12:214:12:25

better. I was so exhausted after the

race.

We have seen a shot of your

4:12:254:12:30

parents, are they looking after you?

Yeah, they're great. We have a big

4:12:304:12:34

family party now to celebrate

together and watch the closing

4:12:344:12:37

ceremony together, so I am excited

about that. Of course, they have

4:12:374:12:41

looked after me, James has been

looking after me.

The extraordinary

4:12:414:12:44

thing is now, we look at it, and we

say she was defending Winter

4:12:444:12:49

Olympics Tamplin, good for Lizzy,

but it didn't pan out like that.

4:12:494:12:52

When you finished your first run,

you were dizzy getting off the sled,

4:12:524:12:56

how close were you to saying you

couldn't do it?

There was a point

4:12:564:12:59

when I was going to pull out of the

race. I was suffering, I couldn't

4:12:594:13:07

breathe with my chest infection. I

knew that if I'd done the second

4:13:074:13:11

run, it wouldn't have been a good

run, I was struggling to run. It was

4:13:114:13:17

already nerve-racking, I was

struggling to see things, and I knew

4:13:174:13:22

I needed a good 24-hour is to let

things settle. But my physio,

4:13:224:13:28

Louise, came and spoke to me and I

had a brief chat to James, and we

4:13:284:13:31

figured that I'd just do the best I

could on the second run. I was safe

4:13:314:13:35

to go down, I was happy to go down,

but I knew it wouldn't be a good

4:13:354:13:40

run. I was so relieved after the

first day of competition that I was

4:13:404:13:44

in for a fight for the gold medal.

And fight you did. Your fourth run

4:13:444:13:49

in particular when you set a new

track record, that then meant that

4:13:494:13:53

you'd set it up that anyone else

would find it difficult to beat you,

4:13:534:13:58

and Janine Flock couldn't. When you

finished that, did you think, I have

4:13:584:14:02

got it?

Not at all. Each run, I have

in my mind to stick to my blueprint

4:14:024:14:06

of performance. Regardless of my

position in the race, I stick to my

4:14:064:14:11

own plan I have to go down the track

and reduce my mistakes. Of course,

4:14:114:14:16

there will still be mistakes, but I

try to do the best job I can. I knew

4:14:164:14:20

the forefront was reasonably clean,

and I saw the number one on the

4:14:204:14:23

scoreboard, but I had no idea of the

time. I didn't know it was a track

4:14:234:14:27

record. I grabbed Laura as quickly

as possible, we hugged. I saw her

4:14:274:14:32

face and how upset she was with the

potential fourth place, and I said

4:14:324:14:37

to her, just breathe and stay calm

see what happens. It was really

4:14:374:14:41

strange at the top before the fourth

run, because Janine Flock walked out

4:14:414:14:45

ahead of me. I almost turned to her

and said, Janine, it is me first,

4:14:454:14:50

then you. She was stood outside

watching me go down the track,

4:14:504:14:54

listening to the crowd, listening to

the track record that it was. I

4:14:544:14:58

think it all played a part in how

the performance ended up.

Hi, Lizzy,

4:14:584:15:02

it is Amy. What is next for you in

the next week and coming months?

4:15:024:15:08

Have you got a plan as to what you

are going to do?

The plan is always

4:15:084:15:13

changing, I can't wait to welcome

the team home, so another good night

4:15:134:15:17

of sleep tonight, and ready and

raring for the media tomorrow. I

4:15:174:15:21

can't wait to hugged Billy and the

whole team. I have been so proud of

4:15:214:15:25

them watching them on the TV the

last couple of days.

Will you take a

4:15:254:15:29

rest from training, or will you be

back in the gym once the chest

4:15:294:15:33

infection is cleared up?

I need to

get in the gym at some point,

4:15:334:15:36

because my back is sore, my knee is

sore, everything is tightening up,

4:15:364:15:40

and I need to do something to keep

in good shape and mobile. But I will

4:15:404:15:44

take a break and go into lots of

schools, the bus tour is planned

4:15:444:15:48

already, so it is exciting stuff.

We

love you all, well done.

4:15:484:15:57

Lizzy, you are a great team player.

You seem to have got so much more

4:15:574:16:01

pleasure out of it this time around

because Laura was there with you

4:16:014:16:06

throughout the competition and

ultimately on the podium.

Yeah, we

4:16:064:16:10

started the sport at the same time,

and it is a really stressful thing,

4:16:104:16:16

going to the Olympics. Competition,

stresses, trying to get it right,

4:16:164:16:21

trying to stay in good physical

shape, it is difficult to do by

4:16:214:16:24

yourself so to be able to share it

with somebody else, slog out those

4:16:244:16:30

gym sessions with somebody else

keeps me going. And we are

4:16:304:16:32

supporting each other. Before each

run, we look at each other and give

4:16:324:16:37

each other a stern zero, come on,

let's do this for Britain so it was

4:16:374:16:42

really nice knowing Laura was behind

me, or in front of me, and we were

4:16:424:16:47

doing it together.

There were some

lovely moments between you, hugely

4:16:474:16:52

inspirational to the rest of the

team and everybody in Great Britain.

4:16:524:16:57

Woodsy is here, having flown back

and finished his competition. You'd

4:16:574:17:04

love to have some deals with you

capable of challenging for medals.

4:17:044:17:09

Well, yeah, obviously, to see GB

doing well is fantastic. Lizzy is a

4:17:094:17:16

great team player, she's always so

bubbly with everybody coming in. I

4:17:164:17:21

do an individual sport, I always

feel like it is like that so it is

4:17:214:17:25

being thrown into the whole GB team

thing is a strange dynamic but we

4:17:254:17:32

get the team together and the vibe

starts building.

Did you see her as

4:17:324:17:38

your team captain, because she

carried the flag at the Opening

4:17:384:17:42

Ceremony? Did you see her as number

one?

I don't know. That is

4:17:424:17:46

interesting. We had a lot of posters

around. The HQ in our zone, and

4:17:464:17:54

Lizzy was on the posters. I don't

know, it's's strange. I don't know

4:17:544:17:58

what I was thinking, to be honest.

Even though I am an individual

4:17:584:18:04

athlete, when you come to the

Olympic Games and you put on the

4:18:044:18:08

crest of Team GB and you wear the

same T-shirts as each other every

4:18:084:18:13

day, it isn't like any one person is

leading the team, everyone is trying

4:18:134:18:17

to do their best for each other.

And

so says an amazing team leader.

4:18:174:18:25

Someone who can bring a country

together. You have made history. You

4:18:254:18:29

are completely inspirational. You

are eloquent and inspiring so many

4:18:294:18:34

young people to follow their dreams,

against all adversity, and that is

4:18:344:18:38

something all of us know so thank

you for being that person.

And many

4:18:384:18:42

congratulations. For everybody

watching, it is worth telling

4:18:424:18:47

Lizzy's story in full again so here

is Paddy Geary.

4:18:474:18:52

I know I am a ruthless competitor

when it comes to it, it is me and

4:18:524:18:56

the track. You are lying on the

sled, listening to the vibrations of

4:18:564:19:02

the ice. It is an orchestra of

information.

You have to be sure if

4:19:024:19:10

you go headfirst. Nothing to block

you, nothing to stop you, nothing

4:19:104:19:16

between you and Triumph or disaster.

You have to look at the ice,

4:19:164:19:21

understand the basics of the ice,

and on the first day of training,

4:19:214:19:25

jump on the sled, jump down, see

what it is doing with you.

Ice

4:19:254:19:32

hasn't always run through Lizzy

Yarnold's veins. She wanted to be a

4:19:324:19:38

heptathlete before a sports scheme

pointed her towards a sled. A work

4:19:384:19:44

colleague sponsored her when money

was short. Her sled still bears his

4:19:444:19:49

name, Mervyn. Back then Lizzy worked

in insurance, a trade based on

4:19:494:19:54

knowing what could go wrong. And the

sport she was beginning to dominate

4:19:544:20:02

has many terrifying risks.

Lizzy

Yarnold has a few nervous moments to

4:20:024:20:04

read.

Everything was building for

Sochi.

Lizzy Yarnold goes for gold.

4:20:044:20:14

She hit it hard on the left-hand

side, it doesn't matter! She's going

4:20:144:20:18

to win the gold medal, Sean! She's

going to do it! Lizzy Yarnold is the

4:20:184:20:26

Olympic champion, oh, my goodness!

Maybe she will keep on sliding and

4:20:264:20:29

come back in four years.

I think she

will, she's got a lot more to prove.

4:20:294:20:37

She'd won every skeleton title there

was to win and then she walked away.

4:20:374:20:41

I quite quickly knuckled back down,

focused in on these challenges and

4:20:414:20:45

then realised that I was just at the

point of exhaustion and I needed to

4:20:454:20:51

get away.

She had a year out, got

married, got back to it, and what

4:20:514:20:55

she'd always planned to do was to go

back to the Olympics to defend her

4:20:554:21:00

title.

But you can't simply slide

back into the skeleton. Sweat comes

4:21:004:21:06

before the ice and last year she was

diagnosed with an inner ear disorder

4:21:064:21:10

that affects balance. At the same

time she could not find her former

4:21:104:21:15

speed. In half of her World Cup

races this season, she was outside

4:21:154:21:19

the top ten.

The Olympic champion

wants to go to the Olympics.

The

4:21:194:21:26

lesson I think I needed to respect

sport and the day of competition but

4:21:264:21:32

mainly to understand that I know

what I'm doing and I need to trust

4:21:324:21:36

myself a lot more.

To those on the

outside, the signs were not good but

4:21:364:21:41

as PyeongChang approached, Lizzy was

positive.

To have the confidence and

4:21:414:21:47

faith in this plan that will be

taking mean to PyeongChang, it isn't

4:21:474:21:52

about the World Cup, it is about

trying to become the first British

4:21:524:21:57

Winter Olympian to retain my title.

She goes first! Clearly, Lizzy

4:21:574:22:03

Yarnold is here for business.

Lightning start, run one, position

4:22:034:22:07

one, but something was wrong. The

dizziness has returned. Lizzy was

4:22:074:22:13

struggling to breathe because of a

chest infection as well. She was

4:22:134:22:16

close to pulling out.

4:22:164:22:22

The Olympic champion, can she make

history and when it again?

Look at

4:22:224:22:30

the gap? She has half a second!

This

is at least silver, she goes to the

4:22:304:22:35

front!

With that, the grammar school

girl from Kent had become one of

4:22:354:22:43

Britain's's greater sportswomen, a

back-to-back Olympic champion.

4:22:434:22:47

When you look at that and you listen

to it, the full context of what

4:22:474:22:53

you've achieved becomes even more

impressive.

It certainly reminds me

4:22:534:22:58

of what a long journey it has been.

All the pictures from the horrible

4:22:584:23:03

training sessions in Sochi on taking

time off. I never stopped believing

4:23:034:23:08

I wanted to go to PyeongChang as my

second Olympic Games. It is

4:23:084:23:13

emotional watching it now because I

realised how ill I was during the

4:23:134:23:16

race and I spoke to my family before

the second run, and they kind of was

4:23:164:23:21

so supportive in the fact they would

have been happy and loved me if I

4:23:214:23:25

had come home with nothing, which

gave me the confidence to show them

4:23:254:23:29

I could win gold.

Well, it has been

an extraordinary thing you have

4:23:294:23:35

achieved and many congratulations.

Enjoy another day of rest and I'm

4:23:354:23:38

sure we will hear from you again.

Tomorrow you will be there to greet

4:23:384:23:43

the team.

Yes, I will. Thank you!

It is a great success story for

4:23:434:23:49

skeleton, isn't it?

Yes, it is, to

prove the programme since 2002, and

4:23:494:23:57

how everything has been built on

success and medals, and we

4:23:574:24:03

formulated that plan with the best

equipment, with the best coaches,

4:24:034:24:06

and that will give you world-class

athlete. Year on year, so good to

4:24:064:24:11

see that. We knew we had to get

results. If you didn't get them, you

4:24:114:24:16

were kicked off the team which kind

of... The kind of structure within

4:24:164:24:22

the skeleton fed everyone. It was

always results driven and we always

4:24:224:24:25

had to get medals.

The best thing

about it is Lizzy has a gold, Laura

4:24:254:24:33

has a bronze and Dom Parsons has a

bronze. They have been speaking to

4:24:334:24:38

us.

We are outside the athletes village

4:24:384:24:40

where thousands are preparing to

head to the closing ceremony very

4:24:404:24:44

shortly. We are joined by two of

GB's finest, Laura Deas and Dom

4:24:444:24:51

Parsons, bronze medals each. It has

been a phenomenal gains for great

4:24:514:24:55

written and you have played such a

huge part.

It has been so special to

4:24:554:24:59

be part of such a successful Games.

Having never been to a Games before,

4:24:594:25:03

I wasn't sure what to expect but it

has exceeded all my wildest dreams.

4:25:034:25:08

It has been a whirlwind and I feel

like it is a bit of a dream, it

4:25:084:25:12

hasn't sunk in yet that I've won a

medal. I never thought I'd be part

4:25:124:25:18

of a Super Saturday so it was

incredible.

Dom Parsons, your

4:25:184:25:23

success kick-started this. Three

medals from skeleton. So much pride

4:25:234:25:28

in what you have achieved?

Yes.

Those medals in skeleton, it was

4:25:284:25:37

phenomenal. I lost my voice at the

end of the girls race. It was such a

4:25:374:25:41

full on all moment to watch it

happening.

There's been so much

4:25:414:25:45

success is the skeleton in GB but

where can the sport take it from

4:25:454:25:49

here?

There are a lot of young

athletes coming through, some talent

4:25:494:25:54

squads which aren't doing very well

and they are out on the ice in

4:25:544:25:58

Norway at the moment. And there are

more talent ID programme is planned

4:25:584:26:03

for the future as well so we have a

great future ahead of us.

That is

4:26:034:26:07

exciting to hear about. We hope you

will be around in four years' time

4:26:074:26:12

and hopefully you will build on that

bronze medal.

Absolutely and I am so

4:26:124:26:21

pleased I have been able to peak

when it mattered and I am hungry to

4:26:214:26:25

carry on and build on the success

but we do have a big pool of

4:26:254:26:30

talented athletes right on our

tails. They will be keeping the

4:26:304:26:35

honest, and I will not be able to

miss too many training sessions.

4:26:354:26:39

I should think she will be straight

back into the gym!

4:26:394:26:42

Since skeleton was reintroduced in

2002, this is how Great Britain has

4:26:454:26:49

made it to the podium, winning a

medal in every single Games. That is

4:26:494:26:55

stunning, incredibly exciting for

the future because Dom Parsons and

4:26:554:26:59

Laura Deas, to make athletes who

will carry on and more that will

4:26:594:27:02

want to follow in their footsteps

4:27:024:27:04

will carry on and more that will

want to follow in their footsteps

4:27:044:27:05

because success breeds success.

And

when you prove it isn't impossible

4:27:054:27:09

to win a medal, for us in a sport

when we don't have an ice track, we

4:27:094:27:14

can't train on the ice, yet look at

us, look at the success. I am so

4:27:144:27:20

proud of the wider team that

continues year after year, helping

4:27:204:27:25

the athletes get there.

Let's move

from sliding down on your stomach to

4:27:254:27:30

flying up in the air and twisting

and turning with grace because Big

4:27:304:27:34

Air was a big, big hit.

4:27:344:27:37

We have a very, very big day for you

today, the final of men's Big Air.

4:27:444:27:50

Billy Morgan, I think, will go for

the front side 1440 triple cork, and

4:27:504:27:55

if he lands this, he is well within

the medal scores.

He needs to go

4:27:554:28:02

stratospheric.

That is in something

he struggles with, let's be honest.

4:28:024:28:06

Come on, Billy Morgan! Billy Morgan!

Yes! Aid double grab triple 14, that

4:28:064:28:18

is massive! That is absolutely huge.

85.5, Billy Morgan moves into bronze

4:28:184:28:26

medal position and it is a very long

and nervous wait. The whole of the

4:28:264:28:32

UK just needs to watch this jump

through their eyes.

4:28:324:28:39

through their eyes. Oh no, he has

gone! I am crying, Billy Morgan has

4:28:394:28:45

got a bronze medal. Congratulations,

Billy.

4:28:454:28:51

The oldest competitor in the field

for Big Air, a man who creates his

4:28:514:28:55

own tricks, he landed two clean,

fabulous tricks, and that was enough

4:28:554:29:02

for him to celebrate an Olympic

medal in what is his last Games. The

4:29:024:29:07

real exciting thing about this is he

grew up in Southampton, he didn't

4:29:074:29:12

see snow until he was 17. He started

on a dry slope. He was a gymnast as

4:29:124:29:17

a child. Woodsy, you don't have to

grow up in the Alps to get an

4:29:174:29:23

Olympic medal.

Absolutely. We have

proved this, and Billy is

4:29:234:29:27

solidifying this here. There is so

much you can do in the UK but

4:29:274:29:33

particularly it is the culture and

being introduced to that and getting

4:29:334:29:38

the bars for it, the excitement, so

that you are motivated to go on.

4:29:384:29:45

Shelley it is true across a lot of

sports, it is difficult but not

4:29:454:29:51

impossible because Dave Ryding

didn't grow up on a mountain with

4:29:514:29:55

snow.

We have the mentality and the

ability. You need a huge skill level

4:29:554:30:02

and to be very strong but it is

about having the freedom to risk.

4:30:024:30:06

What we've seen in this Olympics is

you have to push boundaries and that

4:30:064:30:10

might be ultimate success. You have

to have the confidence to believe in

4:30:104:30:16

yourself which comes from a

multisport background so all the

4:30:164:30:20

sports children are doing, they can

harness that to have the dream of

4:30:204:30:24

being an Olympian in the future.

4:30:244:30:28

What is your thinking on the bigger

impact of wind is what? Do they

4:30:284:30:32

matter, as a country, spend what we

spend on winter sport? -- impact of

4:30:324:30:39

winter sport.

Anything that gets

kids outside and away from their

4:30:394:30:42

computers, we are a society of

phones, sitting in front of the TV,

4:30:424:30:46

and we are giving, by showing the

Olympics and the amount of variety

4:30:464:30:52

out there, creative children, sporty

children, children that think school

4:30:524:30:57

is not for them, we give them an

avenue to channel healthy life

4:30:574:31:01

skills through sport. It is not

about winning or losing, the

4:31:014:31:04

Olympics is about that, but sport is

about learning in valuable life

4:31:044:31:08

skills to tackle whatever goes on in

your future.

I think it shows that a

4:31:084:31:13

lot of people presume that we all

rich kids from rich families that

4:31:134:31:16

live on the ski slopes. That is so

not true. It has shown that everyone

4:31:164:31:21

has transitioned across from

potentially a summer sport, with

4:31:214:31:25

Billy being gymnastics going into

snowboarding, Lizzy and Laura going

4:31:254:31:29

from horse riding or heptathlon,

some of our sprinters going into

4:31:294:31:35

skeleton or bobsleigh, so it shows

you can start off in one sport but

4:31:354:31:39

transitioned straight across into a

winter sport, come on the

4:31:394:31:45

programmes, you can go and be

slotted now into a sport that suits

4:31:454:31:50

you because you are fast and

explosive, or this sport because you

4:31:504:31:54

enjoy it.

What the freestyle, free

skiing and snowboarding events bring

4:31:544:32:00

that expression of character

personality, creativity, Izzy Atkin,

4:32:004:32:04

the youngest middle of our team

winning a bronze medal. I know she

4:32:044:32:08

grew up in America, and was

surrounded by mountains, but it's a

4:32:084:32:12

showcase for what you do, and

winning a medal is great for the

4:32:124:32:16

team.

Yeah, I mean, it is fantastic

for the team, obviously, and great

4:32:164:32:23

for everybody to show for it. But

it's kind of what I am continuously

4:32:234:32:28

banging on about, showcasing what we

do as a whole. But I find free

4:32:284:32:33

skiing is my number one Avenue for

showcasing myself, and my end of

4:32:334:32:42

actuality -- my individuality. Once

you get comfortable doing something

4:32:424:32:44

like this, your personality and

things that motivate you and your

4:32:444:32:48

inspirations all come out in your

skiing, and you can see it.

Many

4:32:484:32:51

congratulations to Izzy and Billy

Morgan, he has been given the honour

4:32:514:32:57

of closing the flag at the closing

ceremony. Let's hear from him. Nick

4:32:574:33:01

Hope has managed to catch a word.

A record-breaking games for Team GB

4:33:014:33:05

here winning five medals, and the

fifth from this man, Billy Morgan,

4:33:054:33:09

who will carry the flag at the

closing ceremony tonight. It must

4:33:094:33:13

have been a whirlwind 24 hours for

you.

It has been pretty crazy. I

4:33:134:33:17

can't take it all in, it is nuts.

Where do you begin to comprehend,

4:33:174:33:22

because we were talking yesterday

after you won the middle, it seemed

4:33:224:33:25

like you couldn't believe it.

I turned up at here, happy to get in

4:33:254:33:30

the finals, and after seeing

everyone riding in practice, I never

4:33:304:33:34

thought I'd get here. So it's crazy.

I can't believe it, it's nuts.

4:33:344:33:40

And it was historic, that fifth

medal but also the first time that

4:33:404:33:43

big air has been at the Olympics,

what does it mean to you to be part

4:33:434:33:47

of history on both counts?

It is the

icing on the cake, everybody has

4:33:474:33:51

been working hard for the last

four-year is to get the medals, and

4:33:514:33:56

I'm glad we've done it. I hope the

nation is Brown.

4:33:564:33:58

What has the last 24 hours been like

in terms of response? -- I hope the

4:33:584:34:06

nation is proud.

I have been doing interviews

4:34:064:34:11

nonstop.

I can't reply to messages fast

4:34:114:34:15

enough, so everybody is stoked.

It must be so... You must be so

4:34:154:34:20

proud that you have been given the

honour of taking the flag into the

4:34:204:34:23

ceremony tonight.

I know, I, believe

it. Got up this morning, with into

4:34:234:34:28

the office, and I thought I was in

trouble, but they asked me to be the

4:34:284:34:32

flag bearer. I can't believe it, I'm

well proud.

4:34:324:34:36

What is the tactic that you will

involve? Some people carry it

4:34:364:34:40

one-handed, are you the man up to

that challenge?

No, I am a

4:34:404:34:45

snowboarder, I barely use my arms!

People have been saying there is

4:34:454:34:49

technique to it, but I will

freestyle it. I am a freestyler.

It

4:34:494:34:53

is what you do, it is what you like!

Best of luck with that.

4:34:534:34:57

If his performances have inspired

you, go to the title might get

4:34:574:35:01

inspired website. Get involved in

all the freestyle sports.

4:35:014:35:07

I am now so excited, I was excited

about the closing ceremony coming up

4:35:074:35:12

at 11am, but what Billy Morgan might

do with the flag...

can he do a flip

4:35:124:35:18

with the flag?

He probably can.

He

will probably do something, it looks

4:35:184:35:21

like he did not have a lot of sleep

last night, anyway...

4:35:214:35:25

For every glorious moment at the

games, for every celebration of

4:35:254:35:30

success, there is also, obviously,

the inevitable pain of failure,

4:35:304:35:33

those that go away from yet another

Olympic Games knowing that it hasn't

4:35:334:35:37

worked out. Just ask Elise Christie.

4:35:374:35:42

The dream isn't to go out and sit in

second place. The dream is to go out

4:35:424:35:50

and try and win gold.

It might be that we replicate Sochi,

4:35:504:35:55

but I'm not scared.

I'm not scared of doing that.

4:35:554:36:00

I feel like I deserve to go out and

try to win.

4:36:004:36:10

Elise, a couple of days since your

games came to an end, how are you

4:36:104:36:14

and how have the last couple of days

been?

It has obviously been a tough

4:36:144:36:18

few days, I have been in a lot of

pain. I have been up and down, I

4:36:184:36:25

don't feel like I did after Sochi,

and I've had so much support back

4:36:254:36:30

home, it's been incredible. I'm

doing OK. I have my moments.

4:36:304:36:34

I realise I got injured at the

Olympic Games, and that sucks, but

4:36:344:36:41

it's done now. I can't do anything

about it now. I need to focus on the

4:36:414:36:45

next four years.

4:36:454:36:51

COMMENTATOR:

The big final in the

women's 500 metres. The nation holds

4:36:514:36:58

its breath. They get away first

time. Christie tries to make it on

4:36:584:37:04

the inside. Christy crashes out!

Christie is out of it once again!

4:37:044:37:14

I can't see living with this

feeling, you know?

4:37:144:37:18

I can't complain. I got fourth

place, but is fourth place that bad?

4:37:194:37:25

Unfortunately, the Canadian bond

with me in the semifinal, and that

4:37:254:37:28

ruined our lap times, because we

were on for being position one and

4:37:284:37:32

two on the start line. If we were,

we would be on the podium, and that

4:37:324:37:36

would have been incredible.

4:37:364:37:42

The 15 is not my distance. I always

say that, it's not my favourite. I

4:37:474:37:51

always say that.

4:37:514:37:54

Christie has crashed again in the

semifinal. A sad sight here is of a

4:37:564:38:01

stretcher with Elise Christie on top

of it.

4:38:014:38:10

There are things I could have done

better, I could have gone out in

4:38:104:38:13

front and stayed out of trouble, but

short track is mind games, and I

4:38:134:38:17

wanted to do that in the final, and

I didn't want them to know I was

4:38:174:38:21

going to do it. Was I thinking too

far ahead? Possibly. Maybe I should

4:38:214:38:26

have played it safe, but I was

thinking about how to win, not how

4:38:264:38:29

to pick up a medal.

4:38:294:38:35

The 1000, I have zero regrets about

the thousand.

4:38:354:38:42

World Champion Elise Christie has

one last chance of an Olympic medal.

4:38:424:38:46

Away they go and Christie goes down

before they reach the very first

4:38:494:38:52

corner. She's going to go again.

Elise Christie is not finished. Away

4:38:524:38:58

they go. Christie back of the field.

4:38:584:39:05

Christie is in position to qualify

here. Van Ruijven first over the

4:39:054:39:09

line, Christian second. As

4:39:094:39:11

here. Van Ruijven first over the

line, Christian second. As far as I

4:39:114:39:13

was concerned, I qualified and I

thought it was unbelievable, I've

4:39:134:39:16

finished in second place with

ligament damage to my ankle.

That

4:39:164:39:19

shows you how physically strong I

am.

4:39:194:39:25

Yellow card, Elise Christie. Elise

Christie is out of the Olympic

4:39:254:39:28

Games.

4:39:284:39:30

Most people don't walk in the state

I was in, but with the injury I had,

4:39:314:39:35

and I have watched it back, and I

don't understand why I was yellow

4:39:354:39:39

carded. I did my best. There was

nothing else I could have done.

4:39:394:39:42

What is the difference at the

Olympic Games, because you are

4:39:424:39:46

successful in World Cups and while

championships. Is there something

4:39:464:39:50

different?

The first thing is, it is

not that I have not been successful,

4:39:504:39:54

I finished fourth place. Is that

bad? How many people finish fourth

4:39:544:40:00

place in an Olympic Games in short

track? It is not about it being the

4:40:004:40:04

Olympics at all, I think it is just

literally the worst coincidence on

4:40:044:40:09

the planet. You couldn't have

written it in a book. Looking at is

4:40:094:40:12

gripped of this, it is ridiculous.

But it has happened at the Olympic

4:40:124:40:18

Games like this.

You mentioned after our last

4:40:184:40:22

interview, after the thousand, you

talked about Beijing 2022, was that

4:40:224:40:29

a spur of the moment thing, or what

you are going for next?

It was a bit

4:40:294:40:33

of both. I had been thinking about

retiring, and it came out.

Really?

4:40:334:40:39

Yeah. But I knew I would keep going,

because I wouldn't have said it if I

4:40:394:40:44

didn't mean it. But I would like to

try and come back and do both long

4:40:444:40:48

track and short track at the next

games if I can, which means

4:40:484:40:52

sacrificing one of the short track

events, which would probably be the

4:40:524:40:56

1500. That's OK, because I'm going

to get myself so strong, it's not

4:40:564:41:03

going to matter.

4:41:034:41:11

CLARE BALDING: Wow. You have to be

so strong, don't you. Interesting

4:41:144:41:21

turns of phrases within that and the

commitment to putting this right.

4:41:214:41:25

You have picked up on something,

Chemmy, that she didn't say again.

4:41:254:41:31

"It Didn't happen to meet again."

We

are thinking, this has happened

4:41:314:41:36

again, but she is a completely

different athlete now. Look how she

4:41:364:41:39

has responded to this already

compared to Sochi. In Sochi, she had

4:41:394:41:43

to take the time away to come to

terms with it. She has come to terms

4:41:434:41:49

with it so quick, committing to two

different sports next time. So much

4:41:494:41:52

but you're ready, and it shows she

has the passion to keep coming,

4:41:524:41:56

which we need in winter sport to

overcome adversity.

We have seen

4:41:564:42:05

athletes compete in both events, and

she thinks she can do it.

That is

4:42:054:42:08

great about Elise

4:42:084:42:11

she thinks she can do it.

That is

great about Elise. She is changing

4:42:114:42:13

what went wrong and was not her way.

She said it was the worst

4:42:134:42:16

coincidence on the planet that that

was how her races when. To feel that

4:42:164:42:21

already and think she can do both,

do long track, train hard in that.

4:42:214:42:28

She had to go to Holland to do it,

because there is no long track in

4:42:284:42:31

the UK.

If she is prepared to do

that, go for it, Elise. It is great

4:42:314:42:36

to see the positivity.

How do you

feel for her as such a focus of

4:42:364:42:41

attention? She was one of the

biggest stars going into the games

4:42:414:42:44

as far as the British team was

concerned, he went to the short

4:42:444:42:47

track venue as well.

I was there for

the

4:42:474:42:55

first one, the 500. It is hard. You

heard her talking about it just

4:43:024:43:05

then, but your mentality, or at

least, for myself, but your

4:43:054:43:07

mentality is to do the best you can.

You put on the best show, you do

4:43:074:43:10

your absolute best and do everything

you have planned, but it is

4:43:104:43:13

difficult when you know all too well

that you do your best and you don't

4:43:134:43:16

win. Your motivation is a very

difficult thing to get a handle on,

4:43:164:43:21

because all of a sudden, you think

you want to win, and of course you

4:43:214:43:25

do, winning feels great. And you

know you can, it is within your

4:43:254:43:29

grasp, you have to remember, it is

what she was saying, it is about you

4:43:294:43:32

and your performance. You have to go

all in.

As someone sharing how she

4:43:324:43:37

feels, it is not a disaster, she

came for. You can afford. How does

4:43:374:43:44

it feel?

It is rubble. Fourth is

horrible. It is all based around

4:43:444:43:52

winning and getting medals. For me,

I feel the same, I empathise... is

4:43:524:44:01

that the right one?

Empathise.

Yeah!

I am right there with her.

She's

4:44:014:44:13

said she wasn't going to win a

medal, she was going to win.

4:44:134:44:21

That is what you are dining out, and

truly, you put 100% effort in. That

4:44:214:44:26

is how I sleep at night. That is the

piece you get, not just Alba for the

4:44:264:44:31

fat, but the night before, the week

before, month before, year before,

4:44:314:44:35

you can go to sleep in the knowledge

that you are doing 100% of what you

4:44:354:44:39

can.

To be fair to Elise, she made

it clear from the outset that she

4:44:394:44:42

was going for gold medals, she

wasn't going to be satisfied with

4:44:424:44:46

skating safe and coming home with a

medal.

4:44:464:44:49

Talking of gold medals, let's wrap

up what happened in the early hours

4:44:494:44:52

of this morning and overnight.

Germany won the four man bob with

4:44:524:44:56

Friedrich the pilot. It is their

11th medal in the sliding events, a

4:44:564:45:02

sixth goal, the second for Friedrich

himself in that Sliding Centre.

4:45:024:45:07

Extraordinary success in Germany.

Disappointing from the two GB crews

4:45:074:45:11

that finished 17th and 18th. This is

Brad Hall, they finished in 18th

4:45:114:45:16

place, and Lamin Deen, who had so

many problems with his runners

4:45:164:45:20

finished 17th.

Let's move on to the other headlines

4:45:204:45:24

from this final day of competition.

4:45:244:45:31

The South Korean women's curling

teams saw their bid for gold fall at

4:45:334:45:38

the final hurdle. The garlic girls

have captured the host's imagination

4:45:384:45:45

and they are silver medallists, the

first they have won in curling.

4:45:454:45:51

Russia is celebrating their first

ice hockey gold for 26 years after

4:45:514:45:55

beating Germany 4-3 thanks to an

overtime winner. The victors are

4:45:554:46:01

competing as Olympic Athletes from

Russia which means that anthem was

4:46:014:46:03

played at the medal ceremony but

their players instead sang the

4:46:034:46:07

anthem while the Olympic hymn played

in the background. The International

4:46:074:46:13

Olympic Committee says the OAR team

won't be allowed to parade under

4:46:134:46:17

their own flag at the closing

ceremony. Thomas Bach said that the

4:46:174:46:26

doping was hugely disappointing but

added the ban would be lifted for

4:46:264:46:30

future Games, as long as there are

no more doping violations. And the

4:46:304:46:35

final gold medal of these Games went

to the great Marit Bjoergen in the

4:46:354:46:39

women's 30 K mass start cross

country, the eighth gold of her

4:46:394:46:45

career, equalling an Olympic record,

her 15th medal in total, further

4:46:454:46:50

extending a record she already had

and she is the headliner. Those

4:46:504:46:55

individuals who don't just perform

once, they come back again and again

4:46:554:46:58

and again and we have seen some

truly great Winter Olympians.

4:46:584:47:09

truly great Winter Olympians. 103

athletes have won gold medals in

4:47:094:47:11

PyeongChang.

Two good! He is in a

different league!

103 chances to

4:47:114:47:18

become a champion.

A global star is

born.

103 roads to the top, only a

4:47:184:47:26

few climb higher still.

This could

be history!

Some have scaled the

4:47:264:47:34

mountain quicker than others.

4:47:344:47:40

mountain quicker than others. The

21-year-old, three goals to his

4:47:404:47:44

name, but times and placings only

tell part of his story. He is the

4:47:444:47:49

boy coached by his grandad, beloved

by his nation.

He is as exciting as

4:47:494:47:55

Usain Bolt!

Norwegians are born with

skis on their feet, it is said. He

4:47:554:48:04

is revolutionising what you can do

with them, Johannes Thingnes Bo.

He

4:48:044:48:10

produces three goals and he is yet

to turn 22.

Tessa Virtue and Scott

4:48:104:48:20

Moir conquered the world together,

Olympic gold in Vancouver, silver in

4:48:204:48:26

Sochi. And then they left the ice

behind.

That is goodbye, and we will

4:48:264:48:32

be sorry to see them go.

Something

drew them back. The old rhythms

4:48:324:48:38

returned, the sparks reignited.

Ahead of their routine, some

4:48:384:48:44

believed Scott Moir whispered one

last time. Maybe that it was a myth.

4:48:444:48:51

They created a legend, certainly.

It

is brilliant, is it enough for gold?

4:48:514:48:56

They've done it! The comeback is

complete for Tessa Virtue and Scott

4:48:564:49:02

Moir.

Surely, one day they'll make

the movie.

4:49:024:49:12

the movie. Athletic perfection is

impossible but few have come closer

4:49:124:49:16

to it in their discipline than Shaun

White. He won gold in 2006, then

4:49:164:49:22

Vancouver. In Sochi, though, he won

nothing.

Oh, no! Shaun White is

4:49:224:49:31

human after all.

He arrived at these

Games in search of the third gold.

4:49:314:49:39

As a man, Shaun White divides

opinion. As a snowboarder, he has no

4:49:394:49:43

peer.

That was an incredible display

of snowboarding and no one can take

4:49:434:49:50

that away from him, look what it

means!

Oh, my God!

Winning gold into

4:49:504:49:57

sports is something only and

exceptional few can do.

4:49:574:50:06

exceptional few can do.

Ledecka, a

gold-medal!

She came to career is it

4:50:104:50:14

high in air but in skiing is superb

G, she wasn't favourite.

How did

4:50:144:50:19

that happen?

These Super-G was a

huge surprised, Ledecka's stronger

4:50:194:50:25

event was the snowboard Parallel

Slalom. For the first time, there

4:50:254:50:30

was pressure.

Ledecka will make

history. Absolutely incredible!

4:50:304:50:38

Winter sport's most supreme

multitasker. If Ledecka's

4:50:384:50:44

achievement was unexpected, Marcel

Hirscher carried with him excess

4:50:444:50:52

expectation.

At last, Marcel

Hirscher is an Olympic champion!

The

4:50:524:50:56

greatest of skier of his generation,

according to many, a win 55 World

4:50:564:51:01

Cup races, but an Olympic gold.

It

is the golden 44 Marcel Hirscher!

He

4:51:014:51:09

had waited all of his career to be

an Olympic champion. Even before

4:51:094:51:12

these

4:51:124:51:21

these Games... To more of any colour

would make the most successful

4:51:214:51:25

Olympian from the Netherlands.

An

amazing feat, winning yet again.

4:51:254:51:30

That wasn't the last resort of her.

11 medals in all, the most decorated

4:51:304:51:38

speed skater in Olympic history.

Ireen Wust, a superb performance!

4:51:384:51:48

Biathlon, contradictory skills. Move

quickly over distance and the power

4:51:484:51:52

staying still.

Five out of five.

Fourcade is on his way.

Tough to

4:51:524:52:01

master, tougher to repeat. No one

can balance these better than Martin

4:52:014:52:07

Fourcade and these Games gave him

his stage.

Martin Fourcade big comes

4:52:074:52:14

the greatest French some or Winter

Olympian.

And then there is one

4:52:144:52:22

woman above them all.

The history

books will be written.

They call her

4:52:224:52:27

the Iron Lady and yet she has

dedicated her life to other medals.

4:52:274:52:32

Marit Bjoergen becomes the greatest

of all time!

Over five Games, Marit

4:52:324:52:38

Bjoergen has become the most

relentless winner of the Winter

4:52:384:52:41

Olympics, all in a sport that pushes

the body to its very limits.

This is

4:52:414:52:47

a very, very special moment for us

to witness.

Aged 37, married Bjorgen

4:52:474:52:53

keeps climbing that mountain.

We

will never see her like again.

4:52:534:52:59

keeps climbing that mountain.

We

will never see her like again.

4:52:594:52:59

That gold-medal this morning in the

30 K mass start cross-country

4:52:594:53:05

ensures that for the first time

since 2002 Norway topped the table.

4:53:054:53:11

Same number of gold medals as

Germany but more silvers and more

4:53:114:53:16

total medals, a record total medals.

Extraordinary. Canada have had a

4:53:164:53:22

mixed Games, not successful in the

sports they dominate in ice hockey,

4:53:224:53:25

curling et but very successful in

snowboarding and they are third. The

4:53:254:53:32

USA finished third. Shaun White,

winning the curling, that was a huge

4:53:324:53:40

hit in the USA. The Dutch again won

most of their medals in speed

4:53:404:53:45

skating but they have had success in

other sports as well and Sweden have

4:53:454:53:49

had a very good Games. South Korea,

record total for them, they've done

4:53:494:53:56

exceptionally well. Great Britain

are 19th, a decent total, a record

4:53:564:54:00

total of medals, one gold and four

bronzes. As for the individuals who

4:54:004:54:08

have dominated, Marit Bjoergen with

two gold medals, Martin

4:54:084:54:16

two gold medals, Martin Fourcade has

three golds. Ledecka will carry the

4:54:184:54:24

flag for the Czech Republic. The

first ever to win gold in two

4:54:244:54:30

completely different sports at the

same Games. As for the overall list

4:54:304:54:34

of the greats, Marit Bjoergen

catapult herself, she is in the top

4:54:344:54:42

three, the top three are all

Norwegian.

4:54:424:54:48

Norwegian. Ireen Wust will carry the

flag for the Netherlands. They must

4:54:484:54:54

be

4:54:544:54:55

flag for the Netherlands. They must

be superhuman, mustn't they?

Year

4:54:554:54:59

after year, the training, the hours

after hours. She won that Sprint

4:54:594:55:06

today, Marit Bjoergen, by two

minutes! Unheard-of! To win 30

4:55:064:55:12

kilometres by two minutes is unheard

of.

She was so far ahead of the

4:55:124:55:17

rest, you couldn't even see the

rest. We believe in the power of

4:55:174:55:21

sport to inspire, to show us

something that excites, and thralls

4:55:214:55:25

and pushes the human body to its

limits but what about the soft power

4:55:254:55:30

of sport? Would the world be a

better place if every time there was

4:55:304:55:33

a dispute between nations we decided

it not by war but with a race? That

4:55:334:55:38

the stopwatch big comes the

thermometer of who was in front.

4:55:384:55:44

Matthew Pinsent looks at the broad

impact of these Games in

4:55:444:55:48

PyeongChang.

At the heart of the Korean flag is

4:55:484:55:51

the ying and yang of, the red and

blue,. Inextricably linked, welded

4:55:514:56:02

together, opposite sides of the same

story. North and South, so different

4:56:024:56:10

but, for once, back together.

4:56:104:56:18

This Olympics has been another

chapter in the examination of

4:56:214:56:25

contrasts. From the chaotic...

To

the totally controlled. In control

4:56:254:56:33

all the way through.

The joy of

winning... And the pain of the loss.

4:56:334:56:40

Saved! The USA win gold!

The huge

margins...

He wins by the guest

4:56:404:56:47

margin in history!

And the

narrowest.

It is a dead heat!

Those

4:56:474:56:55

that have flown... Those that have

fallen...

4:56:554:57:04

There were teams that honour their

flag and pass the test, like the

4:57:044:57:10

Dutch speed skater 's, and there

were teams that had no flag and

4:57:104:57:15

failed them. With two Olympic

athletes of Russia having failed

4:57:154:57:19

drug tests while they were here, the

love for your team... With the love

4:57:194:57:25

for your team-mate. Total dominance

by one country...

4:57:254:57:36

by one country... With just

participation by another. Master one

4:57:374:57:39

second...

Oh, my goodness!

Five!

Novice the next. Sport at the

4:57:394:57:49

beginning of their career...

Absolutely glorious!

With sport

4:57:494:57:56

towards the end, there were those

who fulfilled their dreams...

He has

4:57:564:58:00

delivered gold number three here in

PyeongChang.

And those that have to

4:58:004:58:06

wait at least another four years.

So, now it is on to Beijing 2022,

4:58:064:58:13

the first city to host both the

summer and now the Winter Games, and

4:58:134:58:18

do the double. And for the athletes

here in PyeongChang, it is

4:58:184:58:24

bittersweet, as they say goodbye.

They are undoubtedly sad it is over.

4:58:244:58:29

But, for many, they take away the

happiest of memories.

4:58:294:58:35

And I think we can expect a fairly

sensational closing ceremony. The

4:58:354:58:39

Opening Ceremony set the scene very

high in terms of technology, that

4:58:394:58:44

world record set with the drones as

well. I'm hoping for some good music

4:58:444:58:50

at the closing ceremony. Your star

at the Games, Woodsy?

Everyone has

4:58:504:58:54

been amazing. I have to be selfish

and say that I think the free skiing

4:58:544:58:59

and snowboarding has been so good.

I've got to shout out to Tim and Ed

4:58:594:59:07

in the booth. It would be confusing

if they weren't that!

You will hear

4:59:074:59:12

some of the outtakes after the

ceremony. Amy, what gave you goose

4:59:124:59:17

bumps?

The goose bumps was the ice

dancing, the Canadian pair, the fact

4:59:174:59:22

they came back from retirement to

win gold.

For me it was the

4:59:224:59:26

domination of the female athletes.

Lizzy Yarnold, making history,

4:59:264:59:30

getting back her title and Ledecka,

and Mica and Mica, powered by the

4:59:304:59:39

people.

Best ever finish for a

women's bobsleigh without any

4:59:394:59:42

funding. Here we go, the XXIII

Olympic Winter Games are about to

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come to a close. Let's

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Eilidh Barbour presents coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, including the women's cross-country 30km, and a recap of the action earlier in the day, including the conclusion of the four-man bobsleigh, the women's curling gold-medal match and the men's ice hockey gold-medal game.