BBC Two Day 6: GB v Japan in Men's Curling and Ice Hockey Winter Olympics


BBC Two Day 6: GB v Japan in Men's Curling and Ice Hockey

06:00-09:15: Live coverage from Pyeongchang, South Korea. The morning's action includes men's curling, where Team GB, led by Kyle Smith, take on Japan in the round-robin stages.


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It is all set to be another awesome

day at this 2018 winter Ellen. Good

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morning from me from Pyeongchang,

where the sun is shining, blue

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skies. The temperatures creeping up

towards zero but most importantly,

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no wind and no delays at the Alpine

Stadium. We will be bringing you the

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women's slalom but we are starting

with the curling because Great

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Britain's men are back on the ice

and they won the first match in a

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thrilling extra end against

Switzerland yesterday before falling

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short against Canada last night, the

yesterday afternoon for you. In

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their third match against Japan they

have built up a slender lead. Let's

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head straight there and join the

action live with Logan Gray and

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Jackie Lockhart.

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Welcome back. Nice to see Great

Britain with a strong start after

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losing last night to Canada?

They

have come out all guns blazing and

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Thomas Muirhead has played some

amazing shots. We could have been

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4-1 ahead. On paper, they are

looking really strong at the moment.

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I have seen some fantastic shots

from Thomas Muirhead earlier in the

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game here.

Hasn't been at his best

in the first couple of games, but

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seems like he is settling down and

starting to look at ease out there.

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There is a real game changer. We saw

a lot of aggressive playing into the

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four foot, and then one or two big

throwing stones coming down here. I

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think he was hoping to move more

than he did.

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than he did.

Kosuke Morozumi, the

third player for Japan. Just a

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reminder that GB playing the red

stones and Japan throwing the

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yellow. It is Japan with the hammer

in the fourth end. Kyle Smith, the

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fourth player and skipper for the GB

men's team. Mixed success so far.

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But a tough start to the event for

GB, playing against Switzerland and

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Canada. Both very much medal

contenders. Canada, hot favourites.

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We lost to them last night. But

hopefully we will see them later on

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in the semifinals and we can turn

them over that time?

Yes, it was

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always going to be a tough game. It

was a game of two halves as we would

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say in football. The boys weren't in

it in the first half, but they tried

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their best to get back in it in the

second half. Different seamount here

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today, I see.

Have they carried that

confidence over from yesterday?

I

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hope so, we have psychologists and

support staff with them and I am

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sure they would have gone home and

looked up the game they play. They

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have got to take the positives,

especially when the positives where

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in the latter half of the game. They

have come out today, and they have

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started strong. If they can keep

that lead, it forces the Japanese

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team to take a two, it and it is

looking very positive for them at

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the moment. But it is a long game,

can last up to three hours, ten ends

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and we are only on the fourth end,

so they really have to concentrate.

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Unfortunately, if you have just

joined us in the fourth end, but

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Stone looked like it could have been

blanked. Both teams have

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demonstrated they are willing to

take a bit of risk and get some

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stones in play. Those early

exchanges have gone in favour of

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Team GB. We would love to see them

put three on the board in the third

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end. It was a straightforward final

stone for Kyle Smith. Just dropped

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it a little bit inside and the

sweepers couldn't save that one. He

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gets the green light on the top of

the handle this time. He had a bit

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of a wild terms

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of a wild terms earlier, the lights

started flashing on top of the

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stone. But no such issues on this

occasion. The fourth end is blanked

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by Japan and there will be no change

to the scoreline.

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to the scoreline. With their hit and

roll-out by Yusuke Morozumi, Japan

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remain with the advantage going into

the fifth end.

These teams, they

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want to score two or more when they

have the hammer. They want to have

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multiple scores when they have got

the hammer. Object of the game is to

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take a two and forced one, if you

can. They want the two to come right

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back in the game so they can level

it up at 3-3.

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it up at 3-3.

Four games out there

and almost every session at the

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round-robin, which continues on to

Wednesday next week. The third game

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of nine in the round robin for many

of these teams. Once they have all

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played each other once, based on the

standings, the wins and last record,

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four teams will qualify for the

semifinals to fight it out for the

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medals. It will be a straight

semifinal format, where the first

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rank team will play against the

fourth ranked team and the second

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will play the third. This is Kosuke

Morozumi, plays the lead stone for

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Japan. His Scottish nickname is

Kenny, named after a well-known

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Scottish curler.

Not because he

looks like him, I guess?

I am not

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sure what the back story is, but he

is a little bundle of fun, he is a

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really good fun guy, always smiling.

Cammy Smith has made a strong start

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this morning. He really struggled

last night to get stones in the

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right spots and he was quite candid

about in the post interview with

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Steve Cram. He wasn't blaming

anything else other than himself.

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anything else other than himself. It

is good to take responsibility for

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your own performance.

Very much so.

Even if you have a stone that is

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playing a little bit different than

the rest, you should be experienced

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enough to manage and handled these

stones. So fair play to them. We saw

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Japan cutting a corner -- putting a

corner guard on just outside the

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house. They will use the corner

guard if they can get one of their

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own stones in behind. They will be

setting up a really good and for the

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possibility of a two.

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possibility of a two.

Clicks the

guard. Japan, trying to get

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something going, trying to be

offensive and build up some stones

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in play, but they are not getting

their stones in the right position

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and they are making life quite

simple for Team GB, so far.

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Would be nice to get a little roll

across into the centre to protect

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the forefoot. That is a good shot

from Kyle Waddell.

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The only one without a brother on

the team.

Yes, I think his brother

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has come to watch him. No, his mum

and dad are coming out, so family

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here to support him. He is probably

quite glad about that. Do brothers

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not fight?

Kyle Smith and Cammy

Smith, I saw a bit of an interview

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with them both and they are very

complimentary about one another. I'm

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not sure I would say the same sorts

of things about my brother, but good

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for them, they get on well and they

have played together for a long

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time. But back in the game, Kyle

Waddell looks like he is trying to

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mop things up here a little bit.

He

wants to remove both of these

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yellows if he can just catch the

inside of it and roll across the

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house as well with his own shooter.

Good job in spilling both of these

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yellows. If they were being

perfectionists, they would have

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liked to have rolled into the top of

the house. They have left that one

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outside the rings and off to the

side as well, which is useful for

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Japan. But better leaving one bear

than leaving them in the house.

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Interestingly, Japan excusing to go

around the centre guard rather than

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the corner. Not really kind of, not

a textbook approach for a team with

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the last stone.

Certainly as in,

they are mixing it up, that is for

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sure. We have watched them for the

last four ends and they are very

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good at coming into the four foot.

When they go to the wings, they

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might play them tight and they are

catching the guard, so this might be

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to their advantage.

This will be an

interesting test for Thomas

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Muirhead. We have seen him playing

well today, looking comfortable out

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there. The first game, they looked

very nervous but they managed to get

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the victory in the end. He has made

a good start today and this is

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another good one.

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Four, Reggie B stones in play, two

of them in the house.

Japan still

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continuing to play that very

aggressive game. They should be

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trying to go for one of the shots in

the house and roll behind one of the

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wingers.

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wingers.

Constant communication from

the skippers, telling the skip how

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far the stone is going to travel, so

they can judge the sweeping

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accordingly. It doesn't finish in

shot position, I

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Thomas was always going to ask for

the run back, wasn't he?

He is

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favourite.

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favourite.

This low delivery,

perfect. Generates a lot of speed.

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Bang. Super shot from Thomas

Muirhead. Almost too good.

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Muirhead. Almost too good.

All of

the red stones behind the T-line, so

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Japan persisting to get one in and

now has something to freeze against.

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Something we see a lot from this

Japanese team, they just throw

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caution to the wind, and it makes

them an extremely dangerous

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opponent.

Yeah, they overslept that

there, slightly overcooked it, but

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yeah, they're absolutely throwing

everything they've got at this game.

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Well, they should have a good idea

of the kind of running line of this

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shot. We saw Thomas Muirhead with

his first stone.

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his first stone. He wants to connect

with as much of the stone as he can,

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push it through the back. He will

move the red which is jammed on but

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as long as he sits in tee-high

position with his shoe to, that will

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be a good stonefish -- with his

shooter.

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He has played a much better weight

and a nice line for the boys to

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control this.

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Good shot here by Kyle. GB lying in

four. I think Japan will be getting

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a little bit nervous here?

Yeah,

there's a lot of GB red stones in

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there. Japan, of course, would wish

to be getting a two here, but it's

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not looking like that at the moment.

But it just takes one good shot.

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I think it's going to be very

interesting to see what Yusuke

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Morozumi has come up with here -

he's got a great imagination. He's

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not scared to throw a creative shot,

and it looks like they might be

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going for triple takeout here. So,

there am I not be four reds in there

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for much longer! -- there may not

be.

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Where is his shooter going to go,

though, Logan? Yeah, that's going to

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be the key, isn't it? The real trick

is to keep your Yellowstone in the

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house. If you don't, then Kyle is

just going to sink another one

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around the centre guard and it could

hit quite difficult for Japan to

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score. So, a high level of

difficulty in this shot here for

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Japan.

Well, as we predicted, gets

three of them going, but doesn't

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keep their stone in the house. It

should be a straightforward draw

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here for GB to really crank up the

heat on Japan.

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Yeah, if we get a good stone here

from Kyle Smith, he could steal one

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here, or he definitely could force

one, and that's the object of the

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game, to force your opponent to only

get one. And then when you've got

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the last stone advantage try your

utmost to get two or more. Seems to

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be pleased enough that he's removed

a lot of granite, even though he is

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an sitting in there himself.

I think

I would love to be a part of that

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team, they always seem to be having

fun, even though they're trailing by

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two here, they still seem very

upbeat. Kyle trying to exert a

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little bit more control over this

game - it has been all Team GB in

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the first half.

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If it can sit tee-high, it's a good

shot, but it looks like this is just

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going to run. Yeah, pretty angry

with himself is Emma that's a wasted

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opportunity for a steal there. Just

too heavy in the city.

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too heavy in the city.

A little bit

of annoyance in the face of Kyle

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Smith for that one, he's really let

them off the hook.

Yeah, if he could

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flip them roundabout he would be

wanting to sit in that position.

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There is a bit of back and forth

between the two Kyles. Trying to

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work out why that Stone has gone

maybe 3ft or 4ft further than they

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want. Kyle Waddell is of the opinion

that Kyle Smith's first stone is

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maybe a little bit slower than the

last one that he threw. So, they

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will need to try and sort that out

at half-time to make sure that

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they're not making the same as

judgments.

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Well, it's definitely not short. Is

it on to the back red? It is. It's

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going to be a score of one here for

Japan in the fifth end, as they go

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into the half-time break. And after

five ends here, it's Japan 2-3 Great

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Britain.

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Eyelid very close on the ice at the

gang young Curling Centre. While

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they take a break we are going to go

to the ice hockey, because yesterday

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the men's competition got under way.

For the first time since 1994 it

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doesn't feature players from the

NHL. While that means the best

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players in the world might not be

here in Pyeongchang, it does mean

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that the competition is wide open.

And as Matthew Pinsent reflects, we

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could have another miracle on the

ice.

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Ice hockey has been one of the

sports that has provided the most

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memorable moments of any at the

Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympics. However, this year

is set to provide a different form

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of drama altogether. For the first

time since Lily hammer 1994, the

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men's Olympic ice hockey will not

feature me from the NHL, ruling out

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the world's biggest talents. And

there will be no Dream Team at this

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Olympics. The IOC decided it would

no longer cover the cost of

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insurance, travel and accommodation,

while ice hockey's governing body

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can't afford to do so.

That is

politics unfortunately, and it has

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become part of sports, obviously,

it's money, and it just came down to

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players Association and not coming

to an agreement for its.

The NHL is

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a business and to shutdown a

business for three weeks is a tough

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thing. If you were an owner of an

NHL team to all of a sudden shuck

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down your business and take some of

your most valuable commodities and

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send them overseas, you know, it's a

little bit dicey.

So, we will not

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see the likes of Wayne Gretzky and

the other great names. So, what does

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that mean in terms of team

selection? Entries like the US,

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Canada and Russia all have to

assemble teams from non-NHL players

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from all around the world. Mind you,

that didn't work out too badly for

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the American team in Lake Placid in

1980.

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1980. This is one of the great

American sports stories. It was the

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young, Amat American team against

the big, bad Soviet team which we

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all felt, basically they were

professionals even though they

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weren't, a team that should not have

been beaten but was. The famous line

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that the American commentator used -

do you believe in miracles? Yes. And

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it is one that people still use, it

has become part of the Lexicon. The

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Americans have arrived in

Pyeongchang with just a handful of

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practices under their belt. But they

do remain confident they can secure

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a medal.

Practices have gone great.

All the guys when they got here and

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knew who they would be playing with

and what their role in the team

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would be. You do your planning and

your preparation leading up to it

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and then you get your four or five

practices in and then you drop the

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park and play.

One of those players

is 39-year-old Brian Jean Todt, who

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played foot Team USA in the 2006

Olympic Games. How fortunate do you

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feel that you have had this chance

at the end of your career?

Yeah, it

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is a great opportunity for myself

and for the others on the team.

And

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there can't be many others you will

be up against who will be 39?

Yeah,

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it is very apparent that I am one of

the elder statesman around but I am

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loving that I am having this

opportunity and I am able to still

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play and I will continue to play as

long as I can.

The favourites are

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the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

They have been virtually unaffected

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by this election restrictions, due

to the strengths of the Continental

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hockey league, which is considered

to be the second best in the world.

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We are expecting a high skilled team

from Russia. They've got two club

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teams from what I understand,

putting together a lot of the

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players, so we will see who they are

once they start playing.

At what the

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men's competition lacks in star

power, it makes up for in

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unpredictability, with perhaps five

other countries vying for the gold

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medal.

Without the NHL stars, it is

pretty wide open think that there is

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a lot of talent around the world,

and I think people will be surprised

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at what talent is out there which is

not in the NHL.

To win, we don't

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need a miracle, we need to be at our

best for two weeks.

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best for two weeks.

The 1980 hockey

gold for the US was one of the most

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pulsating and exhilarating underdog

stories in Olympic history. And we

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could all dream of something a

little bit similar here on the ice

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in Pyeongchang. Do YOU believe in

miracles? Well, there were a couple

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of surprises yesterday, the USA

being defeated by sliver key, and

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the Olympic athletes of Russia also

being defeated 3-2, by Slovenia.

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Today, later on, we will be joining

up with the first matches in group

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seat, and top seeds in that group,

Sweden, play Norway. For now, we're

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going to heads hacked to the

Gangneung Curling Centre, where the

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match between Great Britain and

Japan is finely poised.

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LOGAN GRAY: 3-2 for Team GB over

Japan. Cammy Smith's first stone of

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the sixth end. GB will have the

hammer here in the sixth end as

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well. Now, Jackie, the boys will be

looking to build on what has been a

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very strong first half?

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, they're only

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one shot ahead but they have shown

great professionalism and they've

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got a huge opportunity to pick up a

two-shot score here to increase

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their lead. They have set themselves

up pretty well in some of the ends.

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They missed a huge opportunity for a

three and only got a two. But I

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think what is good from our point of

view is, they're setting themselves

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up well for the ends.

Lovely

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up well for the ends.

Lovely draw

there from Kosuke Morozumi, younger

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brother of Ki, the Japanese skip. --

younger brother of Yusuke Morozumi.

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I think one thing I really wanted to

see this afternoon, is what is just

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a one game day for the Team GB men,

is strong performances from Cammy

0:28:500:28:55

and Tom. They have struggled a

little bit, especially last night,

0:28:550:29:00

so they have turned things around,

haven't they?

Yeah, they have,

0:29:000:29:04

Thomas is having a really good game

today. He's sitting at 95%, which is

0:29:040:29:09

lovely.

0:29:090:29:17

lovely.

Cammy just maybe a little

bit further than he would have liked

0:29:170:29:20

there. And it bounces off, and may

be a chance for Japan to spin both

0:29:200:29:25

of these round.

Yeah, we've spoken

about this earlier, but it is really

0:29:250:29:32

critical. Stone placement execution

for the lead is key. Even two or

0:29:320:29:43

three inches can make a huge

difference in this game.

0:29:430:29:51

difference in this game.

Given the

amount of ice that they're taking

0:29:510:29:53

here I would not say that they're

going for a double takeout on the

0:29:530:29:59

Reds. But they will be trying to

move that stone just played by

0:29:590:30:03

Cammy.

The real strategy of this

game, of course, is setting yourself

0:30:030:30:10

up, it's not always a race to the

1ft. It is about preparing the

0:30:100:30:17

stones, setting them in the right

place, giving yourself an

0:30:170:30:21

opportunity and when you have one to

make use of it. You always know your

0:30:210:30:26

opposition is trying to counteract

everything you do, though.

0:30:260:30:35

So here in the sixth end with a

1-shot lead, what is an acceptable

0:30:360:30:41

outcome for the end the Kyle Smith

and the boys?

Without question they

0:30:410:30:48

will want to score a two. If they

don't score a two, we might see a

0:30:480:30:55

lot of stones being removed from

play and clearing the house. But

0:30:550:30:59

they are going to try and set up the

two. But everything is coming into

0:30:590:31:06

the forefoot once again. No wingers,

nothing to come round.

0:31:060:31:18

nothing to come round. Japan, here,

quite happy to block up this

0:31:180:31:23

forefoot area down the centre.

0:31:230:31:29

forefoot area down the centre. Guard

being put on here. That will be to

0:31:310:31:34

the annoyance of Great Britain.

0:31:340:31:42

It feels like neither team have a

stranglehold on this end at the

0:31:510:31:58

moment. Maybe a little bit of cat

and mouse, waiting for the other

0:31:580:32:06

team to make their move.

Kyle

Waddell just being asked to hit the

0:32:060:32:13

yellow. Upon to the yellow in the

house.

0:32:130:32:22

house.

Pretty disastrous. They made

a gamble to try to open things up.

0:32:220:32:27

Just couldn't have hit that one in

the house in a worse spot. Little

0:32:270:32:32

bit unlucky for Kyle Waddell. Lovely

situation for Japan as they go and

0:32:320:32:42

try to put a guard on to try and

protect those two yellow stones.

0:32:420:32:49

Teen Japan just hoping to get this

to stop short, just on the centre

0:32:570:33:04

line if possible. This one is going

to run a little bit further on than

0:33:040:33:12

he anticipated.

They may not get a

better chance to move these yellows

0:33:120:33:18

and the button, than this one.

Thomas Muirhead has been deadly with

0:33:180:33:24

these so far.

0:33:240:33:29

If they have got the opportunity

here to spill everything here,

0:33:370:33:42

almost make a simple end and run it

out and go for your two in the mixed

0:33:420:33:48

ends. Of course, he's got to make

this shot, but he has been very

0:33:480:33:52

accurate with them so far.

0:33:520:33:58

accurate with them so far.

Don't

expect this want to be hanging

0:33:590:34:04

around. Watch out for the vapour

trail. Thomas Muirhead and in down a

0:34:040:34:11

takeout.

0:34:110:34:16

takeout.

Only got two of them out.

It was always going to be difficult

0:34:190:34:26

to move that other yellow as well

because it was going to jam on the

0:34:260:34:31

back red. If he had a bigger weight,

I thought he would have thrown a

0:34:310:34:36

heavier weight at that. I thought it

was quite a controlled weight from

0:34:360:34:39

Thomas Muirhead.

0:34:390:34:45

Japan switching to a slightly more

defensive approach. They have rolled

0:34:560:35:06

out of the house. That is a real let

off the Team GB. This end is going

0:35:060:35:13

to turn on

0:35:130:35:22

to turn on its head after that stone

by Shimizu.

We need to put some

0:35:220:35:30

space between the two red stones. As

an opportunity to hit this and roll.

0:35:300:35:41

They can play a takeout here. Their

concern is, two red stones will be

0:35:490:35:55

close together. They could be

ambitious with this and tried to

0:35:550:35:59

flick their own red already in the

house, over to the side.

0:35:590:36:10

house, over to the side. Nice shot.

It is a good shot as well.

0:36:100:36:21

We saw in the fifth end, Morozumi

playing a triple takeout. This looks

0:36:210:36:33

a bit easier than that shot?

There

is a space between these stones.

0:36:330:36:41

Just has to catch the right side of

it. There is a high risk opportunity

0:36:410:36:49

here he may jam.

0:36:490:36:54

He has jammed it. He didn't play big

waiter that at all. I'm not sure if

0:37:180:37:23

he was trying to hit the stone or

right on the face of it so he sat in

0:37:230:37:29

front of it.

I thought he was going

to try and spread them and accept at

0:37:290:37:35

the end was going to be a blank.

This is a super opportunity now for

0:37:350:37:40

Kyle Smith to score the easiest of

twos.

He wants to play a controlled

0:37:400:37:52

weight. Maybe a little role to the

left.

0:37:520:38:03

This, a critical shot. He really has

two hit and all I. With the

0:38:030:38:16

he was really hoping that would roll

to the 12 foot and the turquoise

0:38:210:38:27

part of the circle.

0:38:270:38:33

They were trying to roll further out

to the wing. You want to stay on the

0:38:380:38:45

safe side, as soon as you roll it

out the ring it is going hard.

If

0:38:450:38:50

you try and be too fancy, it can

sometimes work against you. The

0:38:500:38:55

first plan was to make connection.

He played a lovely wait, I am not

0:38:550:39:05

sure if they were scared to sweep it

early. We are lying two shots and it

0:39:050:39:11

has to be a really good shot from

Japan to remove both of these

0:39:110:39:15

stones.

0:39:150:39:19

stones.

I think he has got it.

He

has.

0:39:240:39:31

has.

Super shot from Yusuke

Morozumi. Great treble takeout and

0:39:310:39:34

the

0:39:340:39:39

the previous end. Definitely not

scared of those big shots, is he?

0:39:400:39:49

scared of those big shots, is he?

He

seems very comfortable with them,

0:39:490:39:51

Logan.

That is something the Smith

team will want to be aware of and

0:39:510:39:59

try and force him into playing shots

that maybe he isn't so comfortable

0:39:590:40:03

with.

0:40:030:40:08

with.

Team GB were trying because

they knew if they hit it on the nose

0:40:110:40:15

they would be leaving a double.

Hopefully this will come out. It has

0:40:150:40:24

jammed. GB would have liked to have

seen that rolling out of the house,

0:40:240:40:32

to take the last advantage into the

next end, and they have had to

0:40:320:40:42

settle for one. 4-2 going into the

seventh end.

0:40:420:40:49

seventh end. Morozumi, still looking

very comfortable. Smiling.

Japan got

0:40:530:40:58

away with one and still trailing by

two, however. You just wonder if GB

0:40:580:41:05

are going to rue some of these

missed opportunities to convert

0:41:050:41:12

multiple scores. They did have a

chance and it was thwarted by

0:41:120:41:21

Morozumi.

0:41:210:41:29

Morozumi. Decent attendance here

this afternoon.

0:41:290:41:34

this afternoon. Korea not playing in

this session so we did expect it to

0:41:350:41:38

be a little bit quieter. But still

lots of great action out here in

0:41:380:41:43

session three.

0:41:430:41:48

With that score in the sixth end,

Great Britain relinquish the hammer

0:41:530:41:59

in the Le stone advantage and begin

the seventh leading by two. -- the

0:41:590:42:09

last stone advantage.

0:42:090:42:15

Cammy Smith, draw weight in his

pocket today. Just sitting on the

0:42:160:42:24

one foot. As the lead, you don't

want your shots to be at the back of

0:42:240:42:31

the house.

0:42:310:42:36

We'll GB, be looking to continue to

score ordure shut up shop?

Team GB

0:42:430:42:52

will be looking to force the one.

Take the hammer into the eighth end

0:42:520:43:01

and gained that little bit of a

lead. They have to be careful. You

0:43:010:43:07

don't want to be over aggressive and

get yourself into difficulty here.

0:43:070:43:12

Keep it simple. Games are not one in

the middle of a game, generally it

0:43:120:43:20

comes down to the last two or three

ends, eight, nine, ten.

0:43:200:43:32

ends, eight, nine, ten.

They have

not got that perfectly in line with

0:43:320:43:35

the stone on the bottom. But it

cannot be removed at this point by

0:43:350:43:40

Japan.

0:43:400:43:46

Morozumi, just asking his lead to

come around the corner yellow that

0:43:520:43:57

he placed with his first stone.

0:43:570:44:03

he placed with his first stone. This

looks to be a lovely shot.

0:44:060:44:17

Four stones have been played. Kyle

Waddell the GB come he can remove

0:44:200:44:28

these stones on the free guard zone.

Lovely round the guards, but Kyle

0:44:280:44:37

Waddell will try to tidy things up a

little bit here the Great Britain.

0:44:370:44:42

Just the one.

0:44:420:44:50

This is a very strong Japanese team.

They had their best result ever for

0:44:540:45:02

Japan in the World Championship in

2016, making it into the play-offs

0:45:020:45:05

and making it into fourth. They did

when on the world curling tour this

0:45:050:45:13

year in Japan. And of course, coming

in here on good form after a when

0:45:130:45:26

over the favourites, Norway. They

have only played one game so far in

0:45:260:45:31

comparison to GB's two.

0:45:310:45:33

This is looking a little bit heavy,

and it's not got enough curl on it.

0:45:390:45:48

Kyle Smith will be able to call the

hit and roll underneath.

0:45:480:45:57

Great effort. Cammy Smith trying to

hold that one on the inside with his

0:46:210:46:28

sweeping, trying to keep it

straight. But it just rolls a stone

0:46:280:46:33

too far and out the other side of

the guard, not protected. And now,

0:46:330:46:37

there will be a chance for Japan

play a double takeout here.

0:46:370:46:49

JACKIE LOCKHART: I think he was

hoping to catch the edge of the

0:47:060:47:12

stone there, but...

Grey I think

they miss judged that one a little

0:47:120:47:18

bit. I think they were just trying

to get it in behind the guard and

0:47:180:47:22

it's just died at the end.

LOGAN GRAY: Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi

0:47:220:47:33

clutching at that shoulder a little

bit, it is heavily taped up and I

0:47:330:47:38

just saw him grasping for it. It is

going to be a long wait for him if

0:47:380:47:43

he's got bad shoulders at this

stage.

Yeah, because they're only

0:47:430:47:47

endgame two, Japan. -- they're only

in Game Two.

0:47:470:48:00

in Game Two. After a strong six end,

that's a little error to leak crept

0:48:020:48:05

in. Japan of course have got the

hammer here so they could hit this

0:48:050:48:14

stone out and all Mac lying three

here. Well separated throughout the

0:48:140:48:19

house, which makes it difficult for

Team GB to remove them all. There is

0:48:190:48:25

still a red stone out the front that

could be used. And we saw Japan,

0:48:250:48:30

they were very, very aggressive

early on in the end, they ignored

0:48:300:48:37

all of Team GB's stones and pulled

behind a guard of their own, very

0:48:370:48:44

offensive, but it worked in their

favour.

Nice shot there, and Japan

0:48:440:48:48

lying three. And as far as the

outcome of the end is concerned for

0:48:480:48:56

Team GB, I think they just want to

make sure that they won't lose more

0:48:560:49:00

than two. So they will need to make

some sort of a multiple takeout

0:49:000:49:06

here.

Yeah, if you can get this one

on the nose, usually be able to

0:49:060:49:10

remove the back one as well. That

would make up for Thomas's first

0:49:100:49:16

shot that didn't quite come off for

him. This is looking a little

0:49:160:49:19

high...

0:49:190:49:24

high...

Just a bit of a mental lapse

here in the seventh end from Thomas

0:49:250:49:30

Muirhead, he's been so good for the

first six end is.

0:49:300:49:37

Go near that's an adventurous call

that he's just made there, talking

0:49:450:49:50

about moving the guard and rolling

into the ring is! That would be a

0:49:500:49:53

very tricky shot. What have they

nominated here?

They have nominated

0:49:530:50:00

to go out to the wing. They're not

going to come into the centre.

0:50:000:50:16

going to come into the centre. I

think anywhere across where he has

0:50:160:50:18

indicated to go will still give

Great Britain the opportunity of

0:50:180:50:21

removing two of them. But if he puts

it well out on the wing, probably

0:50:210:50:28

Great Britain shooter will of the

house and won't stay in.

Kyle is

0:50:280:50:34

going to have a little bash at this.

When it passes the tee line, then

0:50:340:50:39

you can sweep your opposition stone

to get it further away from the

0:50:390:50:46

bottom, if you so wish. It does look

like there is a chance for a double.

0:50:460:50:57

You can make that easy double but...

0:51:130:51:19

If I roll out, he splits and we can

make it anyway on the next...

Well,

0:51:190:51:24

you can make it a couple of ways...

LOGAN GRAY: A big call here from

0:51:240:51:33

Kyle Smith, he's going to try and

play the long double across the

0:51:330:51:35

house here from the right to the

left, and try and get two yellow

0:51:350:51:40

stones out of the house that way.

There is a far easier double.

0:51:400:51:45

JACKIE LOCKHART: Yeah, and I think

in this instance they have to play

0:51:450:51:49

the scoreboard. Even if they lose a

two here, they're still in the game,

0:51:490:51:54

they go down to the eight, they've

got the hammer...

Yeah, this does

0:51:540:51:59

bring a potential score of three

into the equation. That being said,

0:51:590:52:05

even if they don't make this one

maybe they will have a double with

0:52:050:52:08

the next one, so... Have to get this

one on the nose, Kyle...

0:52:080:52:18

one on the nose, Kyle... -- don't

want to hit this one on the nose,

0:52:190:52:21

Kyle.

And that's just what he's done

as well. But as you said, if Japan

0:52:210:52:28

replace that stone with theirs, I

think Kyle will then go for the

0:52:280:52:32

double on the other side, which is

in our opinion far easier.

0:52:320:52:37

Maybe if Japan make a nose hit there

and if Kyle is feeling adventurous,

0:53:090:53:13

he might be able to make a triple

off it!

That in my opinion might be

0:53:130:53:20

a step too far?!

0:53:200:53:27

So, Yusuke Morozumi just looking for

a simple takeout here and a hit and

0:53:350:53:39

lie. Actually a possibility, if he

goes too much to the centre, he's

0:53:390:53:45

got a few options here, actually.

Yeah, they're quite happy to put

0:53:450:53:53

this on the nose. So, as you

mentioned, Logan... Oh, dear!

0:53:530:54:00

Goodness!

0:54:000:54:05

Goodness!

I don't think this is

going to be anything too...! Just

0:54:050:54:10

when he was setting off to go down

the other end of the ice, he just

0:54:100:54:13

flicked...

0:54:130:54:20

flicked... I don't think these

Japanese boys are going to cause

0:54:200:54:22

anybody too much trouble, a couple

of the nicest guys on the circuit.

0:54:220:54:31

So, as Logan said, when I see Kyle

play the double, and the two stones

0:54:310:54:36

that are quite close together...

I

think it might have been a little

0:54:360:54:44

bit further back, I think it looks

easier than it was initially.

Yeah,

0:54:440:54:48

just kicked it with his foot a

little bit forward, so still has to

0:54:480:54:52

make it.

An important shot here for

Kyle Smith. Japan still to play here

0:54:520:54:58

in the seventh end...

0:54:580:55:04

in the seventh end... The brushing

is usually a good sign... Great shot

0:55:040:55:10

thereby Kyle Smith, and that's going

to keep Japan to only scoring two.

0:55:100:55:18

And although GB will still have an

advantage in having the last stone

0:55:180:55:22

coming into the eighth end, that

advantage is just a little bit

0:55:220:55:29

slimmer than it was at the start of

that end.

Yeah, they haven't been

0:55:290:55:32

able to capitalise on that 3-1 lead

they had.

0:55:320:55:37

There just been an odd slack shot

here or there and it can make such a

0:55:430:55:49

difference in the end. But if this

is made, it will be 4- for.

0:55:490:56:01

-- it will be 4-4.

So, this one

should be a formality for Yusuke

0:56:010:56:07

Morozumi, the final stone of the

end, pretty much anywhere for two.

0:56:070:56:16

And at this level you don't expect

players of this calibre to miss

0:56:160:56:19

shots like this. And he certainly

does not. It is a score of two here

0:56:190:56:29

in the seventh end. And it is a tide

game, too close to call, with just

0:56:290:56:39

three ends to come.

0:56:390:56:45

Tied game after seven, and will

swear out there in this session,

0:57:010:57:05

Italy leading USA by ninesix.

Kicking on from a good start, the

0:57:050:57:12

Italians, defeating Switzerland last

night and maybe another upset on the

0:57:120:57:16

cards for one of the teams that came

through the Olympic qualification

0:57:160:57:21

event, the other one being Denmark.

All the others qualifying by right,

0:57:210:57:27

or being the host nation. Norway and

Canada... Norway making a slow

0:57:270:57:35

start, losing their first game

yesterday, but leading the hot

0:57:350:57:38

favourites Canada by 4-3 after a big

score of two in the sixth.

0:57:380:57:47

score of two in the sixth. And then

Switzerland, leading up

0:57:470:57:54

Switzerland, leading up a moment, a

must-win match really for them after

0:57:550:57:57

losing their two games yesterday.

With a measure about to take face in

0:57:570:58:07

the seventh end over there. Tied

game here, GB and Japan. And I think

0:58:070:58:16

we can expect some really offensive

play here from Japanese, Jackie?

0:58:160:58:23

Yeah, they've been quite happy

during a lot of this game to be very

0:58:230:58:26

aggressive. Lots of stones in play,

not at all bothered by the

0:58:260:58:32

opposition's stones.

0:58:320:58:43

So, the corner guard does go up for

the GB team.

0:58:480:58:56

So, on a scale of one to ten,

Jackie, how offensive do of the GB

0:59:080:59:14

are going to go here? Obviously,

they would like to score two here on

0:59:140:59:20

the eighth end but...

Yeah, so they

have put the corner on. The trouble

0:59:200:59:28

is, the corner is really close to

the house so I don't think, unless

0:59:280:59:32

they come around the outside breach

they haven't done much of during

0:59:320:59:36

this game, it's going to be quite

difficult for them to get into that

0:59:360:59:39

corner. I think what they also must

have is, if the game is not going

0:59:390:59:45

with them, to have a get out of jail

free card and say, OK, this is not

0:59:450:59:50

working for us, we're just going to

bailout.

0:59:500:59:58

Touches the high guard. Can they

just wriggle into the side of the

1:00:091:00:15

house? Doesn't look like it is going

to travel far enough... But it does

1:00:151:00:19

move the guard over into kind of

useful position for GB.

Yeah, and

1:00:191:00:25

still sitting in the free guard zone

area, although Japan could be

1:00:251:00:30

hitting them out. I'm surprised

they're not. They're quite happy to

1:00:301:00:36

block up the centre.

1:00:361:00:38

This is an indication of them

changing their mentality, their

1:00:461:00:52

stance. They have been chasing the

game since the score of two by GB,

1:00:521:01:00

but they are now on equal terms.

They seem to be going gung ho, as if

1:01:001:01:08

to say, I am going to steal this

now. Any other opposition, they

1:01:081:01:12

would have cleared the corner

guards. They are the one to them if

1:01:121:01:19

Great Britain get behind one of

them. Because they have put on the

1:01:191:01:25

centre, Great Britain having to be

forced to remove them, which they

1:01:251:01:30

have done. But they have left the

red shooter out there beside the

1:01:301:01:34

centre line.

1:01:341:01:40

centre line. We have seen this

strategy all the way through from

1:01:401:01:43

Japan. They are being very

aggressive in their play.

1:01:431:01:52

We see a draw down here which is a

clockwise rotation of the stone.

1:02:181:02:24

They will really work this if they

have to get back the red guard.

1:02:241:02:28

Which they have done. It is

struggling for weight at the moment.

1:02:281:02:38

Kyle Smith, happy to run the red

right back into the yellow and

1:02:381:02:45

buckshot has been left to the

technicality of Kyle Waddell.

Lovely

1:02:451:02:55

shot.

Very well played.

They have

had a few of them and they are not

1:02:551:03:02

easy to do. They hit the first one

in a really good spots, they are

1:03:021:03:09

jamming them in be hand -- behind.

That can take the wind out of your

1:03:091:03:18

opponent's sales.

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Here is this kind of take out here.

He really cannot see very much of

1:03:371:03:49

the red stone at all. But he has

played this very well.

It is a good

1:03:491:04:02

shot by Tetsuro Shimizu. I like the

way he gradually works his way down

1:04:061:04:12

and then throws it.

He has got a

really strange elbow delivery on his

1:04:121:04:18

stone, the way he comes out. It is

almost like he is taking a long time

1:04:181:04:24

to get into his sliding position

before he lets the stone go.

Very

1:04:241:04:30

contrast in style to that of Thomas

Muirhead. Almost like a human arrow.

1:04:301:04:38

We have got one of our own up don't

worry, Steve?

1:04:381:04:50

worry, Steve? The Jar arrow. This is

looking hot. Just needed to slow

1:04:501:04:53

down.

1:04:531:04:58

down.

Where did that come from? It

needed to be high and stop in the

1:04:581:05:03

top half of the rings.

Come on,

Thomas.

He started so well.

Feels

1:05:031:05:11

like he has left the building a

little bit, in the last couple of

1:05:111:05:16

ends. Hopefully, he will be back for

his next stone. Now a chance for

1:05:161:05:21

Japan to come around and gradually

getting lower. Sets are. Slinking.

1:05:211:05:35

Powerful sweeping by these guys,

they really want to take it as far

1:05:441:05:49

as they can. Well played. They

really are putting the pressure on.

1:05:491:06:01

Opportunity for Thomas Muirhead to

make up for his first disappointing

1:06:011:06:08

throw. One of the shots he does like

playing is running back the red onto

1:06:081:06:13

the yellow.

I saw Kyle Waddell play

a beauty down this line. He rolls

1:06:131:06:23

the shooter away. Maybe trying to

catch the wide one but it goes

1:06:231:06:30

between the two yellows in the

house.

1:06:301:06:39

house. Feels like Japan in the

ascendancy at the moment. They kind

1:06:391:06:45

of remain really positive

throughout. It is paying off for

1:06:451:06:49

them.

1:06:491:06:53

them.

Their whole demeanour hasn't

changed. They have remained calm

1:06:541:06:58

throughout the whole game, even when

they were down, they still played

1:06:581:07:02

very aggressive shots to get

themselves back into the game. When

1:07:021:07:05

they didn't come off, we haven't

seen the momentum of them dipping,

1:07:051:07:11

they just pick themselves up, dusted

themselves off and continued with

1:07:111:07:15

the main shots making strategy they

started with.

Just a guard here for.

1:07:151:07:27

-- Yusuke Morozumi.

1:07:271:07:32

-- Yusuke Morozumi. The line they

are looking for is just to come

1:07:331:07:37

across the centre line here. Maybe

travelled a little bit further down

1:07:371:07:44

band they would have liked.

They

could have afforded to have been a

1:07:441:07:48

couple of feet higher than that,

Logan. This being closer to the

1:07:481:07:54

house makes it easier for a back.

Morozumi one the matchup in terms of

1:07:541:08:03

accuracy. 6% up on Kyle Smith.

1:08:031:08:10

They are talking about a good stone

and a bad stone. You wouldn't

1:08:161:08:21

normally leave a bad stone for your

skip?

No, you would want maybe your

1:08:211:08:27

second player, somebody who has

thrown a heavier weight, to take

1:08:271:08:30

that stone. Never a good idea to

leave it for your skip.

The further

1:08:301:08:36

you go into the end, the more

crucial the shots become to the

1:08:361:08:40

final outcome. I don't know if that

was good or bad, but it was a good

1:08:401:08:46

result. Nicely done by Kyle Smith.

Opens at the centre of played

1:08:461:08:52

beautifully. That will give them a

great chance to score here in this

1:08:521:08:55

eighth end.

1:08:551:09:05

They are almost being a little bit

greedy, hoping they could wiggle

1:09:051:09:10

that stone in off one of the wide

one. But I think they will be happy

1:09:101:09:15

to get those ones off the centre

line.

1:09:151:09:21

line.

Morozumi, wondering where he

will put his second stone. To be

1:09:231:09:28

honest, as long as he gets it in the

house and forces Scotland to take

1:09:281:09:35

their one, Great Britain, not

Scotland. My apologies. Team GB.

1:09:351:09:46

Scotland. My apologies. Team GB. I

think just the corner of the

1:09:461:09:51

right-hand side of, actually it is

the left-hand side if you are

1:09:511:09:58

looking at it on the screen, just on

the top of the tea.

1:09:581:10:04

Force Kyle Smith two player draw

with his last.

1:10:121:10:24

Morozumi's final stone of the eighth

end. Team GB with the final stone of

1:10:251:10:31

the end, after this one.

1:10:311:10:37

the end, after this one. Looking to

block the path in.

Stops them

1:10:411:10:47

hitting as well, because he cannot

hit that because the other yellow on

1:10:471:10:51

the other side would still be a

counter. Could have potentially been

1:10:511:11:01

right on the centre line, made it a

little bit harder. But he has left

1:11:011:11:05

away in. Kyle Smith, just has to be

fully in the eight foot, white part

1:11:051:11:15

of the circle.

1:11:151:11:23

Some brotherly love. A score of one

on the board, all the same.

1:11:451:12:01

on the board, all the same. GB will

restore a 1-shot lead with just two

1:12:011:12:04

ends to come of regulation time. Ten

ends to be played and when we

1:12:041:12:13

restart the ninth end, it will be

Japan's turn two have the last

1:12:131:12:16

stone.

1:12:161:12:21

All four games, still out there.

Some very tight games.

1:12:281:12:38

Some very tight games. Three shot

separation between the teams,

1:12:381:12:41

Switzerland, 74 up on Denmark.

1:12:411:12:49

Well look after, this final draw of

the eighth end. Looked a little bit

1:12:531:13:03

sketchy for a while for Team GB, but

managed to find their way out. Get

1:13:031:13:07

one on the board to go 5-4 up. Just

two ends to come.

1:13:071:13:20

two ends to come.

Wouldn't it be

great if we could try and force a

1:13:211:13:23

one from Japan. Giving us the hammer

in the last stone advantage going

1:13:231:13:32

down the last end. Still, a lot of

stones to come before this end has

1:13:321:13:36

finished.

This is one of the most

interesting tactical is now, coming

1:13:361:13:46

down this ninth end and how

offensive the teams want to be to

1:13:461:13:50

give themselves the best chance to

win in the tenth end. What

1:13:501:13:56

scorelines here are GB looking to

have here in the tenth end?

They

1:13:561:14:04

will be quite happy as long as they

have got the hammer. Are they going

1:14:041:14:14

to go gung ho and try and steal

here? I doubt it. If you get into

1:14:141:14:19

difficulty, it would be more likely

Japan would score a two here. Even

1:14:191:14:23

if they do score a two, you

shouldn't be afraid to go one down

1:14:231:14:29

with the hammer. They have a few

variances of what might happen here.

1:14:291:14:38

In terms of risk, how much risk do

you expect the GB team to take to

1:14:381:14:45

make that happen?

Do I think the

boys are risk takers? No, I don't

1:14:451:14:52

think. I don't think they will go as

aggressive as we have seen Japan

1:14:521:14:56

going in some of the other games. If

they have the opportunity of

1:14:561:15:03

stealing here, and I think they

might try for it, but you have to be

1:15:031:15:08

careful everybody is following the

same game plan.

1:15:081:15:17

So, a train of stones up the centre

line, almost equally spaced as well.

1:15:421:15:52

So, both teams, plenty of time on

the board.

1:15:521:16:01

the board. Thinking time, works out

roughly at about three and a half

1:16:011:16:04

minutes an end.

It does.

1:16:041:16:13

minutes an end.

It does. 38 minutes

for the teams in total for the tend

1:16:151:16:23

only, for them to complete their

compliments of stones and if they

1:16:231:16:27

can't play all their stones in that

time they would lose the game. Nice

1:16:271:16:37

freeze there at the back in a useful

position, and that is kind of what

1:16:371:16:41

GB are trying to do, to world up

lots of stones and force Japan and

1:16:411:16:47

to score one, ideally.

1:16:471:16:52

to score one, ideally. Well, Japan

are going to try and make sure that

1:16:531:16:56

they open things up here.

1:16:561:17:03

they open things up here. Losing one

of their own yellows in the house in

1:17:031:17:06

a garden position, very similar to

how it was. They have jammed them

1:17:061:17:10

both up here, they would like to

spill at least one more of those

1:17:101:17:15

guards. Quite evident that Tsuyoshi

Yamaguchi did not quite get that

1:17:151:17:24

want to work out how he would have

wanted.

1:17:241:17:32

wanted.

So, Kyle Waddell with an

opportunity here to come down and

1:17:321:17:35

sit one in the 4ft.

1:17:351:17:42

sit one in the 4ft. They certainly

all found the centre line coming

1:17:421:17:44

down the other side of the house -

let's see who can find the centre

1:17:441:17:49

line coming down this site...

1:17:491:17:56

line coming down this site... --

this side...

1:17:561:18:04

I love it, he's just like, I touched

it with my foot, and gives it a

1:18:091:18:15

whack! One of the nice things about

this sport is that you won't need to

1:18:151:18:20

bring out an official to sort out

every slight violations, as the

1:18:201:18:24

teams work it out between

themselves.

Yeah, had hit a running

1:18:241:18:28

Stone, but if they've just

accidentally hit a stone which is

1:18:281:18:32

stationary in the house, then they

just let the opposition know and

1:18:321:18:36

replace it back to where they

thought it should be.

It's all very

1:18:361:18:39

gentlemanly!

That's a great shot

there!

That was a bit of an end

1:18:391:18:47

changer.

1:18:471:18:57

Just slipped it, but still in a good

position for GB back there, that

1:19:051:19:13

Romeo Stone frozen. So it will be a

guard here, from Thomas Muirhead.

1:19:131:19:29

Good guard by Thomas Muirhead, gets

nice and tight to the house.

Yeah,

1:19:461:19:51

they did not want to come into the

house, either. They're quite happy

1:19:511:19:55

to sit outside of the house, to

bring it in. Makes it an easier

1:19:551:20:01

opportunity for Japan to make a

double.

1:20:011:20:09

Japan trying something a bit

creative here. Trying to chip that

1:20:141:20:20

Redstone and roll into the house.

Oh, almost.

1:20:201:20:32

This is tense stuff, it is a one

shot game here, even in the ninth

1:20:351:20:41

end. Still very much anyone's game.

It kind of feels like the

1:20:411:20:55

communication levels have dropped a

little bit from the Team GB boys, I

1:20:551:21:00

would like to hear a bit more...

Yeah, a little bit more chat.

They

1:21:001:21:10

are getting very tense here on the

ninth end.

1:21:101:21:17

ninth end. It is an important game,

this, for GB, they finished 1-1

1:21:191:21:24

yesterday's, which was a good day at

the office given who they were up

1:21:241:21:29

against, but to turn that into a

really positive day, they need to

1:21:291:21:32

follow up and win here today, in one

of the games that they will need to

1:21:321:21:36

be winning if they want to be making

the medals. Yeah, I agreed. Every

1:21:361:21:41

game is God out here but you would

like to think they will be able to

1:21:411:21:45

take Japan. -- every game is

difficult out here.

And Kyle Smith

1:21:451:21:51

has

1:21:511:21:56

has never lost to Japan, either, and

he still needs to maintain that

1:21:561:21:59

record. Super shot by Tetsuro

Shimizu. He shimmied past that guard

1:21:591:22:12

quite nicely as well

1:22:121:22:17

Shimizu. He shimmied past that guard

quite nicely as well!

1:22:171:22:23

All of the players out there head

off to the gym, the sport has really

1:22:291:22:34

changed in the last 10-15 years,

lots of weightlifting, interval

1:22:341:22:41

training, on ice training,

absolutely everything they have to

1:22:411:22:46

do is done in order for them to try

and reach their Olympic dream.

1:22:461:22:54

Train to freeze that yellow. Just a

little shy. But good to get it

1:23:071:23:20

directly in line with that back

Yellowstone - that stops Japan

1:23:201:23:24

really having a chance tonight two.

Change in approach here, it is a

1:23:241:23:31

very similar tactical position to

the previous stone, and with the red

1:23:311:23:37

at the back of the 4ft, so trying

for a freeze this time. Maybe

1:23:371:23:40

they've decided that they're not

going to get the chance to blank

1:23:401:23:45

here, so they may as well try and

score two.

1:23:451:23:52

score two. The last thing Japan want

here is to be forced to score one.

1:23:551:23:59

So, the Japanese skip playing the

same draw, really, as the one that

1:24:181:24:25

Kyle just played. Maybe they will

try and stay high...

1:24:251:24:34

He's played a nice shot there. One

which we have to follow.

1:24:401:24:47

This is the last stone for Team GB.

He really has to come down, sit

1:24:511:25:00

right on top of it. Won't want to

have any bounce of it at all, or

1:25:001:25:09

give Japan the opportunity to try

and pick up two here.

I said before

1:25:091:25:13

that Japan really don't want to be

forced to score one here but they

1:25:131:25:17

don't want to lose a steal here,

either. And actually if Kyle gets

1:25:171:25:23

this on the button then it could be

very difficult to get it out of. So,

1:25:231:25:28

right on the pin here is the ideal

position for Kyle Smith.

1:25:281:25:39

They really need the weight to come

off this if pair going to get it

1:25:491:25:53

into the centre. They're working it

hard. Every inch has to be swept...

1:25:531:26:00

Get it down there! Oh, just a

fraction short! Still no gimme for a

1:26:001:26:05

two, but a chance for Japan. New

kind of felt like they were waiting

1:26:051:26:13

and waiting to try and get the line

right, and they just left it a

1:26:131:26:17

fraction of a second too late to get

it down into shot position.

I

1:26:171:26:22

thought I heard one of the boys

saying it was back button but it was

1:26:221:26:27

quite high and I guess the guys were

waiting before they really don't

1:26:271:26:31

indeed for the sweeping. So, a

chance here for Kosuke Morozumi to

1:26:311:26:39

just catch the edge of the 1ft. And

this is the right side for him to

1:26:391:26:45

come in.

1:26:451:26:47

Not a huge target area for him to

reach, but definitely one that is

1:27:101:27:12

manageable. We will see an out turn

draw, which is anticlockwise

1:27:121:27:25

rotation of the stone. Really need

the legs to come of this if they

1:27:251:27:34

want to score. Yeah, that's just too

far, so just a score of one there

1:27:341:27:43

are 14 Japan. -- for Team Japan. And

we will go down the last at

1:27:431:27:53

fivefive, and Great Britain will

have the hammer.

1:27:531:27:59

have the hammer.

So, they didn't

make that final stone perfectly, but

1:28:001:28:03

did enough to force a very difficult

shot there for Yusuke Morozumi. He

1:28:031:28:08

couldn't convert to put that score

of two on the board. And Great

1:28:081:28:13

Britain now, a tied game coming

home, they've got the hammer,

1:28:131:28:19

hopefully we're going to see GB put

their second win on the board here

1:28:191:28:22

in the men's curling event.

1:28:221:28:28

Now, Thomas Muirhead ready to pounce

as soon as it hits that red line.

1:28:341:28:38

We're only talking a few inches away

there. So, a good result there for

1:28:381:28:47

Kyle Smith and his team. And Jackie,

obviously, the women's team lost

1:28:471:28:55

this morning to the USA. Will this

give them a bit of a boost if the

1:28:551:29:02

boys team can come back with a win

here this afternoon?

Yeah, because

1:29:021:29:07

the girls will be back at the

village and they will have the

1:29:071:29:10

curling on so they will be willing

the boys on to win. And if the Great

1:29:101:29:15

Britain boys get a win then I'm sure

that will give the girls a lift for

1:29:151:29:19

their game this evening. The girls,

of course, play China later

1:29:191:29:29

of course, play China later on

tonight here in Gangwon.

1:29:291:29:36

tonight here in Gangwon.

Yeah, they

just seemed to run out of gas a

1:29:381:29:42

little bit this morning, things not

quite going their way in the tenth

1:29:421:29:47

end and giving up a steal to lose

the game. Great effort by the team

1:29:471:29:52

but it wasn't good enough do they

dropped their first game of the

1:29:521:29:56

week, the women.

1:29:561:30:01

week, the women. And Cammy, he did

to those in the first game against

1:30:061:30:09

Switzerland and they needed them

most, in the extra end. --, when

1:30:091:30:16

they needed them most.

1:30:161:30:20

This is impressive, the fact he has

made these shots.

1:30:311:30:38

made these shots. That is helping

clear up the forefoot, when you know

1:30:411:30:45

you have the hammer. Going to try

and clear up again. Often they say

1:30:451:30:50

it is the harder shot, to do the

same shot again. Let's see if he can

1:30:501:30:57

manage it?

He did manage it which

led to the most straightforward of

1:30:571:31:02

drawers for Kyle Smith. This is

where they can make the drawers, the

1:31:021:31:13

guards and the freezes. This can

make a big outcome.

They shouldn't

1:31:131:31:22

be worried they have put that one in

the house, it is in the back of the

1:31:221:31:26

rings. The forefoot is open, two

very good shots from Cammy Smith.

1:31:261:31:32

That is all they are trying to

achieve, keep the centre open.

Yes,

1:31:321:31:37

keep the forefoot open, give your

skip the opportunity with either a

1:31:371:31:44

hit or a draw with the last stone of

the game.

1:31:441:31:56

Japan just have to keep persevering

and keep putting the centre guards

1:32:001:32:06

up. They want to try and steal and

an order for them to do that, they

1:32:061:32:11

need something out the front that

they can come in and behind. Great

1:32:111:32:17

Britain doesn't need the steal, they

just need the forefoot open.

1:32:171:32:26

just need the forefoot open.

Now the

three Guardsmen role is over, Team

1:32:261:32:29

GB can start to try to remove these

stones in the wide area outside the

1:32:291:32:34

front of the house. That is what

they are trying to do, not hit and

1:32:341:32:40

stick on the nose in this situation.

Trying to peel them. Remove the

1:32:401:32:47

opposition's stones while rolling

your throwing stone away so that

1:32:471:32:52

Japan cannot hang behind them.

1:32:521:33:02

We are going to see quite a few of

these now.

1:33:031:33:10

If you are Kyle Smith out there and

you are the skip, how are you

1:33:271:33:32

feeling with this tied game?

As long

as he is concentrating, he should be

1:33:321:33:38

thinking, if my team do everything I

want for me, and I have a free draw,

1:33:381:33:45

then I have got to deliver.

Nice

shot by Kyle Waddell to spill one of

1:33:451:33:52

the guards at the side as well. Make

things a little bit more

1:33:521:33:57

straightforward to get stones out of

play, nothing blocking in the wings.

1:33:571:34:06

He is experienced enough and has

played in plenty world tour events

1:34:061:34:11

to know it can often come down to

the last stone he plays and he has

1:34:111:34:15

got to lay it well. You shouldn't be

too nervous at the moment.

1:34:151:34:23

too nervous at the moment. His team,

so far, has performed the shots he

1:34:241:34:26

has wanted to.

1:34:261:34:31

Maybe they will go after the yellow

in the house as well, not that there

1:34:501:34:56

is really any need to remove it.

1:34:561:35:04

They have got in. Didn't want to be

sitting in the middle. They have

1:35:071:35:13

rolled to the wings, so good

sweeping by the team.

1:35:131:35:20

I think the Japanese at the moment,

are thinking they may need to change

1:35:281:35:34

their approach.

It is all too simple

for our boys to remove them. Looking

1:35:341:35:39

at moving get across the eyes a

little bit further because they are

1:35:391:35:43

looking for some sort of a jam.

1:35:431:35:53

looking for some sort of a jam.

They

are going to try and move this one

1:35:531:35:55

over to the side a bit. The British

boys will be quite happy to see this

1:35:551:36:03

putting one over there. It's not any

sort of threat to them.

1:36:031:36:15

They wanted to put back guard over

to the side a little bit. They are

1:36:311:36:38

thinking they want to preserve that

stone at the back of the house. They

1:36:381:36:43

are not giving GB the chance to run

the guard into it, really.

1:36:431:36:51

the guard into it, really.

They have

to make sure they get this stone

1:36:551:36:58

right. Both of them, if possible.

And your own shooter.

1:36:581:37:07

And your own shooter. Quite happy to

just take the top one. I think if

1:37:081:37:12

you went for the both of them, they

could have jammed and pushed one of

1:37:121:37:17

the Yellows into the house. So it is

OK. Are they going to take a

1:37:171:37:25

time-out? They have already had a

time-out, have they?

I don't think

1:37:251:37:31

so. Both teams are entitled to a

one-minute time-out. I don't think

1:37:311:37:37

they are going to use it in the end.

They are going to go back to that

1:37:371:37:42

centre guards again. It just takes

one mistake. But I don't think that

1:37:421:37:47

is going to happen. Hopefully our

boys can see the win insight here.

1:37:471:37:57

Still some discussion about where

they want to go here.

1:37:571:38:04

they want to go here. I think the

concern here for them is if they

1:38:071:38:10

throw one onto the centre line, Kyle

could run that stone onto the one at

1:38:101:38:15

the back of the house and then they

would not have the opportunity to

1:38:151:38:20

lie two with the last one. If Kyle

did make a take out against those

1:38:201:38:29

two, he could get the steel that

way.

1:38:291:38:31

So, the guard made by Morozumi,

perhaps a little bit further down

1:39:061:39:09

the eyes than they would have liked.

-- ice. Almost a bit of a shock to

1:39:091:39:18

nothing.

1:39:181:39:22

nothing.

He's not at all bothered

about that winger. Just wants to

1:39:231:39:25

make sure the yellow stone at the

top of the house goes and the

1:39:251:39:32

shooting stone Kyle is about to

throw with, doesn't want to stay in

1:39:321:39:36

the front of the house either.

He

says he is not bothered about it,

1:39:361:39:42

but I bet he wants it. He gets it.

Great shot by Kyle Smith.

1:39:421:39:53

Great shot by Kyle Smith.

The only

real cover that Morozumi has here

1:39:531:39:58

behind the two red stones, the two

Corner red stone is that Great

1:39:581:40:07

Britain have. Unfortunately, if he

makes the shot, which will be a

1:40:071:40:10

great shot, he will leave the whole

of the forefoot open for Kyle Smith

1:40:101:40:14

to draw too. But of course, it is to

make that shot. First and foremost,

1:40:141:40:20

Morozumi, with a draw.

1:40:201:40:26

Morozumi, with a draw.

Japan have

called a time-out here, but I think

1:40:261:40:28

it is not really needed. Just giving

themselves a little bit of extra

1:40:281:40:34

time to focus on the shot, perhaps

putting a little bit of ice on Kyle

1:40:341:40:39

as well.

1:40:391:40:45

as well. Maybe just giving

themselves a little bit of extra

1:40:481:40:50

insurance they weren't going to run

out of time. This draw looking

1:40:501:40:57

pretty good. But, GB have been in

control of this final end. They have

1:40:571:41:05

made every single shot. Testament to

Cammy Smith, has made it so easy for

1:41:051:41:11

his team-mates by making those first

two tick shot 's. They need to make

1:41:111:41:20

the eighth to get the win.

This is

the one that counts, he does have

1:41:201:41:25

the whole of the eight foot to play

with. He has just got to lay it and

1:41:251:41:33

let the sleepers take it into the

house. This isn't every day shot

1:41:331:41:39

skip will play. It will be playing

and his mind that he has to make

1:41:391:41:46

this shot for the win. Taking his

time and concentrating.

Here it is,

1:41:461:41:54

hold your breath. The final stone of

the tenth end. We have seen some

1:41:541:42:01

great draws by Kyle Smith. Just

needs to be in the eight Foot Circle

1:42:011:42:06

to put another win on the board for

Team GB.

The boys are looking right

1:42:061:42:13

confident at the minute. Just

cleaning. Should be good enough for

1:42:131:42:16

the win. It is. Well done, the boys.

Well done by Kyle Smith and his

1:42:161:42:24

team. Gets the second win of the

week for GB in what was a very, very

1:42:241:42:30

tight game throughout. Neither team

giving an inch. But as GB, on the

1:42:301:42:36

right side of the decision and here

in session three, they go to two

1:42:361:42:41

wins and one loss.

1:42:411:42:50

So a dramatic last stone win for the

boys against Japan and that is their

1:42:541:43:01

second win of their Olympic campaign

so far in the round-robin stages.

1:43:011:43:07

While the boys are competing in

their first Olympics, Team GB's

1:43:071:43:13

women are seasoned pros. Eve

Muirhead is in her third Olympic

1:43:131:43:17

Games and she is desperate to get

the only gold medal that has so far

1:43:171:43:21

and eluded her. They had one session

yesterday where they were

1:43:211:43:26

comfortable winners against the

Olympic Athletes from Russia. This

1:43:261:43:29

morning they played the USA, but it

was a surprise defeat to a USA team

1:43:291:43:36

who are competing in their first

Olympics. They would take the win

1:43:361:43:40

seven bash for against the Brits.

And after the match, Eve Muirhead

1:43:401:43:47

spoke to Steve Cram.

Lauren, Eve, your verdict?

Obviously

1:43:471:43:55

disappointing result. It came down

to a few half shots by us when the

1:43:551:44:00

crucial stages. But there is a long

way to go, we had a good win last

1:44:001:44:05

night and we have another important

game later on against China. We have

1:44:051:44:08

too learned as much as we can from

that game and take the positives

1:44:081:44:12

into the game later on.

What was the

issue out there today, Lauren?

1:44:121:44:17

Jackie were saying the ice was

playing a bit tricky?

It was a

1:44:171:44:22

little bit faster, but we had to

adapt and that is why you saw the

1:44:221:44:29

half shots we didn't get, and we

have to regroup and come back

1:44:291:44:33

tonight.

You have nine matches, it

is never about one, single game?

It

1:44:331:44:39

is a marathon, a lot of games and

our number one goal is to qualify

1:44:391:44:45

for the play-offs. There is a long

way to go before that.

Good luck

1:44:451:44:48

this evening against China.

Thank

you.

They will be back on the

1:44:481:44:56

isolated today, looking to bounce

back from a defeat when they take on

1:44:561:45:00

China. That match will start at 11am

and you can see it on BBC One. In

1:45:001:45:05

terms of where they are in the

table, Great Britain are sitting

1:45:051:45:10

fourth. One win, one defeat so far.

1:45:101:45:16

Good morning. From Pyeongchang if

you're just joining us. We are

1:45:341:45:39

heading towards the end of the

afternoon here in South Korea, which

1:45:391:45:42

means there has been plenty of

action so far. Here are the

1:45:421:45:45

headlines of what has been an action

packed condemn so far. Axon and send

1:45:451:45:52

our rolled back

1:45:521:45:57

our rolled back the years, making

history twice, at 35 he is now

1:45:571:46:00

alpine skiing's oldest Olympic

champion. Mikaela Shiffrin has been

1:46:001:46:08

tipped to win a host of medals here

in Pyeongchang, and the American got

1:46:081:46:11

her campaign off to the perfect

start, winning the giant slalom

1:46:111:46:13

gold. Germany top medal table and

they got another gold today in the

1:46:131:46:21

pairs figure skating competition.

They were fourth after the short

1:46:211:46:29

programme and then they set a new

world record free skate to claim

1:46:291:46:32

gold by less than half a point. And

then in the snowboard

1:46:321:46:42

then in the snowboard cross, there

was a dramatic final with the

1:46:421:46:45

Frenchman taking gold. Plenty more

still to

1:46:451:46:56

still to come on day six and here is

what is coming up over the next

1:46:561:46:59

couple of hours. Next we will be

heading to the skeleton, which got

1:46:591:47:02

under way today with the men's

heats. The ice hockey started

1:47:021:47:07

yesterday and today we have the

first matches in group see and we

1:47:071:47:10

will be following Sweden when they

take on Norway. And the wind has

1:47:101:47:15

dropped so there have been no delays

at the Alpine Centre and we will

1:47:151:47:20

catch up with the men's downhill.

So, to the skeleton, and Britain

1:47:201:47:24

have great pedigree in this sport.

In every single Winter Olympics that

1:47:241:47:30

skeleton has been included, Britain

has won a medal and there are high

1:47:301:47:35

hopes for Lizzy Yarnold. It is the

men who get under way first, with

1:47:351:47:42

Britain's Dom Parsons, who has been

tearing up the track in training so

1:47:421:47:50

far, and lookout for the South

Korean who is hoping to become South

1:47:501:47:57

Korea's first medallist outside of

the ice rink. Let's head to the

1:47:571:48:00

Alpine Sliding Center, with your

commentary team, Amy Williams, John

1:48:001:48:05

Jackson and John Hunter.

1:48:051:48:12

JOHN HUNT: Now, for many people is

Deeney favourite for gold, getting a

1:48:121:48:17

huge ovation just listen to the

roar. He had an unbelievable clash

1:48:171:48:26

here in Pyeongchang with Dukurs,

losing out by a tiny margin in the

1:48:261:48:32

World Cup.

1:48:321:48:37

And you will see the difference in

his sliding compared to the others.

1:48:431:48:48

The last two sliders who have

1:48:481:48:55

The last two sliders who have come

down, there is just a bit of a

1:48:551:48:58

wobble whereas his lines are

perfect. You can see the helmet this

1:48:581:49:03

guy has, it is absolutely brilliant

and look at the lead he has got.

And

1:49:031:49:08

he's going to be the one to set the

standard, as we expected. It is

1:49:081:49:13

clean and fast and he has over a

second hooker than any body else so

1:49:131:49:17

far.

And with a track record as

well.

1:49:171:49:26

well.

Next up, the German, 26 at his

first Olympics, silver medallist in

1:49:261:49:29

last year's World Championships,

number two in the world.

Watching

1:49:291:49:34

the start you will see that some of

them are starting with their hand

1:49:341:49:38

over the groove, but he's starting

with his hand in the middle, and

1:49:381:49:41

that for me is a risky option.

Yes,

these athletes train so hard and you

1:49:411:49:51

hope that it is a good groove which

has been cut out and you have to do

1:49:511:49:54

with what you feel comfortable with,

whether on the left or on the right

1:49:541:49:59

and which groove to choose to get

the best line, so he just has to be

1:49:591:50:04

careful to make sure his core is

strong so he's not putting too much

1:50:041:50:08

weight down on the handle. But so

far, really clean lines for the

1:50:081:50:11

German. You can see he's just using

his feet to change the angle of the

1:50:111:50:18

sled.

He is looking good but his

time relative to Yun Sung-bin is way

1:50:181:50:23

off, perhaps illustrating how good

he was.

1:50:231:50:32

he was. Alex Jungk is a high class

athlete and made to look ordinary in

1:50:351:50:39

that run. Now, in his fourth Olympic

Games, is he going to be beaten by a

1:50:391:50:49

Korean? He is absolutely fantastic

to watch, the power... He just had

1:50:491:50:54

to correct himself there as we saw

his feet darting out but usually he

1:50:541:50:58

is absolutely mustard, Dzeko?

I

think a lot of people coming out of

1:50:581:51:05

that left-hand groove, it seems to

give them a bit of an issue as they

1:51:051:51:08

come out and then struggling to

control the sled. But I think

1:51:081:51:13

between him and the Korean, it is

for gold and silver. Bronze is

1:51:131:51:18

potentially up for grabs with

anybody else. And he has just made a

1:51:181:51:21

little mistake there - is that going

to be the difference? You can see

1:51:211:51:27

the height that he gains just from

coming into their late.

You have got

1:51:271:51:31

to be so good at finding speed on

this track but let's see how

1:51:311:51:34

unforgiving this track is...

He's

probably going to go second,

1:51:341:51:39

Dukurs... No, not even second gen

Alex Jungk stays ahead of him! And

1:51:391:51:48

Yun Sung-bin, with that devastating

first cost, already has a massive

1:51:481:51:52

advantage over some of his key

competitors! Can any of these next

1:51:521:51:55

wave of athletes do anything about

this amazing lead that Yun Sung-bin

1:51:551:52:04

has already? The next competitor was

23 years old yesterday, four-time

1:52:041:52:11

world champion and coming into this

Olympic Games ranked number five in

1:52:111:52:16

the world, a quality athlete once

again.

And he's clearly up there in

1:52:161:52:25

the rankings, he's got nothing to

lose. So far he has taken some

1:52:251:52:29

really good lines down this track.

It's all about getting your

1:52:291:52:35

selections and with each corner

you're trying to cancel out the

1:52:351:52:38

highs and lows, keeping the fastest

line possible, no real lows and no

1:52:381:52:45

real highs. Coming into 13, he's got

to not make any mistakes now as Ema

1:52:451:52:51

there's the uphill section just

hear.

As long as he doesn't make any

1:52:511:52:56

mistakes coming into 16, he's going

to go second... It is a pretty

1:52:561:53:00

decent run and he goes into second

place, three tenths behind Yun

1:53:001:53:04

Sung-bin.

1:53:041:53:09

Sung-bin. Dom Parsons, the 30 old

from London in his second Olympic

1:53:111:53:14

Games, next, for Great Britain and

he has been flying in training and

1:53:141:53:20

it is now time, Amy Williams, for

him to put that into practice!

OK

1:53:201:53:25

come of the nerves are here, but he

has got a great start so let's see

1:53:251:53:28

how much time he can get!

Holing

narrowly beaten once this year by

1:53:281:53:35

Sung-bin Yun. Get a good start, Dom

Parsons and we could get in for an

1:53:351:53:39

excellent run. That's not too bad.

Not too bad, not brilliant, he might

1:53:391:53:44

have that extra attention in his

legs. He has got on really well with

1:53:441:53:48

this track in training, but it's

race day and anything can happen. He

1:53:481:53:51

has got to convert it, and the

pressure of that... So far not

1:53:511:53:57

looking too bad, his legs are a

little bit all over the place, he is

1:53:571:54:01

having to fight a bit so let's hope

he stays relaxed and stays calm.

1:54:011:54:06

Good line, slightly different to the

others going into 12. This is the

1:54:061:54:10

part of the track where he needs to

hold it together, not make any

1:54:101:54:15

mistakes. That little clip will

probably cost him uphill into 14.

1:54:151:54:18

Still going to-odd top ten, though.

It is better than that! He is into

1:54:181:54:24

fourth place! And he has gone ahead

of the

1:54:241:54:32

of the magnificent Dukurs!

This is

what we have been seeing in training

1:54:331:54:39

with Dom Parsons, when he has got it

right he is faster than the Korean,

1:54:391:54:44

when he's got it wrong, he is still

faster. So if he can get the next

1:54:441:54:49

run and nail that exit line down the

straight, he's going to move himself

1:54:491:54:52

up into that bronze medal position

at least.

Next up will be the second

1:54:521:54:59

Briton, rated number 90 in the

world, his first Olympic Games for

1:54:591:55:07

Jerry Rice. And reading his

biography he seems to be quite a

1:55:071:55:11

character. He likes a bit of fun and

games along the way, but now, his

1:55:111:55:15

Olympic Games gets deadly serious.

We did a team-building together with

1:55:151:55:20

Jerry Rice, we were on the same team

and he is a really, really nice guy.

1:55:201:55:24

Yeah, he comes from St Moritz, he

has sled a lot in St Moritz. Perfect

1:55:241:55:28

body position there, just got to

stay cool, calm and collected but so

1:55:281:55:34

far this is very good from Jerry

Rice.

19thth in the World

1:55:341:55:40

Championships last year. This is a

lovely first half.

And he is one of

1:55:401:55:44

these sliders who could if he gets

it right put himself in the mix.

1:55:441:55:48

Just a little bit late there.

But

very good, he just needed to put his

1:55:481:55:53

head down a little bit, you could

just see him looking too much into

1:55:531:55:56

the next corner, but this looks like

a really, really good run from Jerry

1:55:561:55:59

Rice.

Could easily be top ten. Jerry

Rice has had a wonderful run! And he

1:55:591:56:05

goes tenth! So, a bid leader here,

Sung-bin Yun. Dom Parsons in a share

1:56:051:56:14

of fifth and it is 11th for Jerry

Rice. Some real big guns to be fired

1:56:141:56:19

off over the next ten minutes.

1:56:191:56:26

off over the next ten minutes. This

is Dukurs, fourth in Sochi, fourth

1:56:261:56:27

in Vancouver. Although his brother

is the headline of the double act,

1:56:271:56:33

Tomas definitely wants to get

involved in this medal chase.

Yeah,

1:56:331:56:36

that was faster than his first run

so he is really wanting this, gets

1:56:361:56:41

down and hold it together... Let's

see how he comes out of this first

1:56:411:56:46

section of the track. Going through

a flat section between four and

1:56:461:56:53

five. You've got to keep it together

and get a perfect exit at nine. Just

1:56:531:57:00

letting it drifts, but he knows how

to control it into 12 there.

One

1:57:001:57:06

thing the Latvians have, they have a

beautiful style on the sled, they're

1:57:061:57:09

nice and relaxed and they just let

the corners do the work for them.

1:57:091:57:14

Can you see his shoulders haven't

once lifted off the sled? Perfect

1:57:141:57:18

body position.

It is so impressive.

Three tenths of a second quicker

1:57:181:57:23

than his first run, and that is

going to shoot him well forward. He

1:57:231:57:28

was already beautifully positioned

in seventh place, and that is now

1:57:281:57:32

what Dom Parsons has got to do, he's

next for Great Britain. Heery is,

1:57:321:57:36

Dom Parsons for Great Britain, run

two. Tomass Dukurs has just thrown

1:57:361:57:42

down a big statement run and Dom

needs to do something similar here.

1:57:421:57:45

Exactly the same start time as his

other one, very consistent sliding.

1:57:451:57:49

Just got to keep it together, Dom.

Heeded 50.85 in the first, and 50.7

1:57:491:57:58

given what we have just seen from

Tomass Dukurs would be lovely here.

1:57:581:58:02

When Don gets it right he has been

one of the fastest in training but

1:58:021:58:06

he has also been fast when he has

not got it quite right. He needs a

1:58:061:58:11

big run here, this is where it

counts... Perfect, that's one of the

1:58:111:58:14

best lines we've seen, so is he

going to start pushing himself

1:58:141:58:18

forward towards the medals? Come on,

Dom, this is what we need!

He's

1:58:181:58:24

catching Tomass Dukurs now! Final

couple of bends, looking smooth to

1:58:241:58:28

the finish... Dom Parsons goes to

the front! Come on, Dom! What a

1:58:281:58:33

finish that was! And he's done

exactly what Tomass Dukurs did! And

1:58:331:58:37

that puts pressure on those above

him! The medal chase for Britain is

1:58:371:58:41

on here!

1:58:411:58:46

on here! And now in equal fifth

place, the

1:58:471:58:54

place, the legendary Martins Dukurs,

twice silver medallist at the

1:58:541:58:57

Olympic Games, and no is going to

have to try and chase down Parsons!

1:58:571:59:02

Yeah, joint with the Korean in run

one. These guys are now just going

1:59:021:59:08

for it, that was a really good push.

The medals are up for grabs, they

1:59:081:59:13

want to go into the next day of

racing in the best position

1:59:131:59:16

possible.

He looks like he's losing

a lot of time to Dom at the top of

1:59:161:59:21

the track - is there enough track

left for Dom Parsons to rein in the

1:59:211:59:27

legendary Latvian slider as he makes

his way down?

Italy going to be

1:59:271:59:33

tenth in it round the 16th and final

curve... Martins Dukurs, only three

1:59:331:59:39

hundredths in it! Can you believe,

Dom Parsons is just three hundredths

1:59:391:59:43

off the magnificent Martins Dukurs?!

And he knows how close he is! Make

1:59:431:59:49

no mistake, Parsons is in the next

year.

1:59:491:59:55

Currently in second place, the

Olympic Athletes from Russia.

1:59:562:00:06

Celebrated his birthday yesterday,

Nikita Tregubov. I hope those

2:00:062:00:13

celebrations were not too heavy.

Solid start time, in fifth place.

2:00:132:00:24

These athletes train their whole

lives, all summer to get as fast and

2:00:242:00:29

be strong as they can, explosiveness

of the blocks and then they have to

2:00:292:00:33

learn how to slide and drive and

feel comfortable on the sled. Using

2:00:332:00:39

his feet to steer through that

section of ten and 11. Good, clean

2:00:392:00:45

lines. Not made any major mistakes.

He is in the green so I think we

2:00:452:00:50

will see him with a fast time.

Looks

that way. No mistake through 15.

2:00:502:00:57

Nikita Tregubov, goes first. Tenth

of a second ahead of Dukurs and

2:00:572:01:06

daily two tenths ahead of Parsons.

Run two comes to its conclusion with

2:01:062:01:13

the Korean, Sungbin Yun, the last

one to go. We have been talking

2:01:132:01:17

about tenths of a second. This

fella, after the first run was three

2:01:172:01:23

tenths of a second clear of anybody

else. If he can put this in again,

2:01:232:01:30

we can already half put the gold

medal round his neck.

I could hear

2:01:302:01:35

the other guys in the next

commentating Booth, I could hear

2:01:352:01:39

them, the nonnormal time he has put

down, see them's record.

This is

2:01:392:01:45

what he has come to do, a new Star

Trek. It wouldn't surprise me if we

2:01:452:01:51

see a new track record as well.

Doesn't look quite settled on the

2:01:512:01:57

sled, but it is working for him.

Huge lead. Seven tenths in the lead.

2:01:572:02:05

Growing all the time. Yun the

magnificent vent, slight mistake,

2:02:052:02:09

steering with his right foot.

Magnificent, Yun.

Wow! New track

2:02:092:02:19

record. You can hear the crowds

outside. Spectacular run. He was

2:02:192:02:25

using his feet so he didn't think he

was on the Perth that line, but that

2:02:252:02:28

is how to slide this track.

It is

incredible. He has come for

2:02:282:02:35

business. Sungbin Yun has taken the

first two runs a part here in

2:02:352:02:41

Pyeongchang and he is a massive

favourite to now go on and win the

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gold. But, the great news for Great

Britain is, there are five others

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who will chase the other two medals

and Dom Parsons in fourth place is

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one of those. He has put himself in

a great position as he Jerry Rice is

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12.

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a great position as he Jerry Rice is

12. A thrilling first two heats up

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the Sliding Centre, they will be

back tomorrow for three and four to

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decide who will win the gold medal.

I am joined by Amy Williams. How is

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the jet lag, you arrived yesterday?

I am a little bit fuzzy has it --

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headed, so if I say something odd, I

will blame it on that.

What a great

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session it was for the Brits

yesterday?

Great way to stop the

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competition, both Brits putting down

some incredible runs, in particular

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Dom Parsons, who has got on really

well in training. Likes the track,

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suits it. Is peaking at the right

time. Jerry Rice, the newcomer in

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12th place. Almost in the top ten,

which for him would be an

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outstanding result.

They have flown

under the radar coming into this,

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they haven't had the best of results

coming in, but now they are making

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people stand up and look at them

here in Pyeongchang?

Great Britain

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and the skeleton are good at peaking

for the major competitions. The team

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are working well and they have this

momentum going. The men and the

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women have been doing well in their

training times. It is a brand-new

2:04:152:04:20

track so everybody is on a level

playing field, apart from the

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Korean, who is in first place at the

moment. Everyone has got to learn

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the track quickly and that is what

we are good at doing in Great

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Britain.

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Britain.

Sungbin Yun, he could

become a national hero here?

He

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could, tomorrow and it looks like at

the moment, he will. We have the

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Latvian, Martins Dukurs, who is very

strong.

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strong. Dom is only just behind the

medal position. If he goes back to

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their apartment, get their runners

ready, then just wake up, pretend

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that yesterday, well, today, never

happened and then just do what he

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knows he is doing well. He had the

fastest speed in the time clock. So

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the bottom half of the track, he is

doing well. Very unique, this uphill

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section, steep bits and flatbread.

Got to hold it all together.

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Hopefully he will push a little bit

further and I don't see why we

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cannot get the bronze medal.

I do

have to mention suitgate and the

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Great Britain suits are taking

criticism. I am not down with the

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technicalities, so can you explain

it to us? Is it something that is a

2:05:452:05:49

mind game when Misi guys going down

the track quickly, they find

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something to take them out of their

stride?

Whenever there is an athlete

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that comes out of nowhere, at an

Olympic Games, people are asking,

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what are they doing? What is

different? It is psychological, the

2:06:052:06:11

suits, the sled is, the runners get

tested by the jury members and they

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have all been passed. They said they

have used these suits before so why

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are people picking holes in them

now? I don't know. I have not

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physically seen them but I don't see

much difference. It is innovation,

2:06:242:06:27

Great Britain are good at research

and development, but so is every

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other nation. I don't know, trying

to play games, Great Britain are

2:06:322:06:37

confident in their suits, their

helmets and their sled sat been

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okayed by a jury.

Will be

interesting to see how they get on

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tomorrow, the girls are in action,

Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas. They

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have been burning up the track, have

you spoken to them?

I haven't spoken

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to them, I have left messages. I

have spoken to other members of the

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team. Coach says we are in a good

place, like we were before

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Vancouver, like we were before

Sochi. The athletes know they

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peaking at the right time and

building this momentum. Laura Deas

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is physically in the best shape of

her life and has had unbelievable

2:07:182:07:21

starts. Lizzie, we know she loves

big competition and is a

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championship slider. She is the

reigning world champion and Olympic

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champion. Let's see what she can do

and there is no reason, if they do

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as well as their training times, but

they cannot bring home the medals.

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Thank you be joining us, we will let

you get over the jet lag and get

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some sleep. We look forward to the

skeleton tomorrow but we are heading

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to the ice hockey because the group

C group matches have got underway

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and Sweden are taking on Norway.

They are in the first period so

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let's go to our commentary team.

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Thank you. Sweden on the scoreboard.

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The Swedes are wearing the familiar

yellow shirt. Just in time.

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yellow shirt. Just in time. Sweden

have their second in the game and

2:08:262:08:28

they deserve nothing less. The

goalkeeper has been under siege and

2:08:282:08:36

has made some super saves. Sweden

doubled their ad vantage and now

2:08:362:08:40

lead 2-0.

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lead 2-0.

Look at the puck movement.

The shots are met.

2:08:462:08:53

The shots are met. Watch the post,

just come up a little bit. Not

2:08:572:09:02

enough to dislodge the net

completely. Did the player go in

2:09:022:09:10

under their own steam? It should be

a good goal. Anton Lander, the nose

2:09:102:09:16

of a goal-scorer going to the front

of the net.

Another discussion

2:09:162:09:23

between the officials.

2:09:232:09:33

between the officials.

We had a

player in the US, Canada women's

2:09:332:09:37

game earlier today that was called

back. This is where two Canadian

2:09:372:09:41

players went into the blue paint,

under their own steam.

2:09:412:09:50

He had no choice but to go that way.

2:09:562:10:03

Had the Swedish player Gunning of

his own accord, that would have been

2:10:032:10:06

no goal.

This has been so impressive

from Sweden, having watch the

2:10:062:10:15

Olympic Athletes from Russia

yesterday. Started well, but

2:10:152:10:17

fizzled. Sweden don't want that to

happen to them and be looking for a

2:10:172:10:22

third goal in this all Viking

match-up. Sweden against Norway and

2:10:222:10:32

Sweden, as we

2:10:322:10:41

Sweden, as we watch Lander.

Nice

little back hand pass.

2:10:412:10:52

little back hand pass. Went to the

front of the net is able to put the

2:10:522:10:54

home what we call, a garbage goal.

Easy tap in for Anton Lander.

Norway

2:10:542:11:05

can clear away again. Sweden go

back.

2:11:052:11:12

back. That was a better penalty

coming against the Swedes. It is a

2:11:122:11:18

tripping call. That is the signal

made forcibly, by the officials.

2:11:182:11:24

Heading to the penalty box.

Tough to

argue this one. No way coming into

2:11:242:11:35

the offence alone. Number 45 gets

his stick. This would be a big

2:11:352:11:48

opportunity for Norway. If they can

somehow sneak one pass the netminder

2:11:482:11:55

to make this a 2-1 game before it is

up.

Sweden trying to clear this one

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away. They have done a great job. It

will go zipping wide of the target.

2:12:022:12:13

No way, finding it hard to get the

puck out of their own zone right

2:12:152:12:19

now. Wide it goes. Options here in

the offensive zone for the

2:12:192:12:28

Norwegians. But they need to make

sure they get the quality chances

2:12:282:12:31

in.

2:12:312:12:38

The ice, cutting up in this period.

2:12:432:12:49

Reach and a stretch and Sweden

should get this clear. Under a

2:12:582:13:01

minute remaining the power play.

Nice shot from the Swedish penalty

2:13:012:13:12

killers, keeping an active stick.

Always moving it back and forth.

2:13:122:13:17

Disrupting the passes.

2:13:172:13:25

Disrupting the passes. Picked up by

the captain. Sweden want to get it

2:13:252:13:31

over the line. This impressive

Swedish performance is extended to

2:13:312:13:35

their power play unit, their penalty

goal unit.

That is where we are now.

2:13:352:13:42

Into the final minute.

2:13:422:13:52

This is five on four. Look up the

two yellow checkers, causing so much

2:13:542:14:04

havoc to the Norwegian players.

2:14:042:14:15

The face-off goes back into the

Norwegian's zone. Norway is going to

2:14:162:14:23

have to match the pace of Sweden if

they want to get back into this game

2:14:232:14:31

because Sweden have been flying out

there.

2:14:312:14:44

Sweden just overpowering at the

moment.

2:14:462:14:54

moment. No way, trying to move it

out of their own zone.

2:14:542:15:06

The first period, absolutely totally

and completely dominated by Sweden.

2:15:112:15:22

Anton Lander made it 2-0, but they

could be five or four up at this

2:15:222:15:29

moment. You have got to say Sweden

look a class above. End of the first

2:15:292:15:38

period in this all Scandinavian

affair, it is Sweden who lead Norway

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2-0.

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So, that one going with form, Sweden

with an advantage over Norway. And

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we will be back to the hockey centre

for the start of the second period.

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But if you are just joining us, good

afternoon. From Pyeongchang that it

2:15:572:16:01

has been a beautiful day here's, the

sun just beginning to set behind me

2:16:012:16:05

and here is what has been happening

so far today. Mikaela Shiffrin has

2:16:052:16:14

been tipped to win a host of medals

in Pyeongchang, and the American got

2:16:142:16:18

her campaign off to the perfect

start by winning the giant slalom.

2:16:182:16:22

Germany topped the medal table in

Pyeongchang, and they got another

2:16:222:16:27

gold today in the pairs figure

skating. They were fourth after the

2:16:272:16:34

short programme but set a new world

record free skate to claim gold by

2:16:342:16:39

less than half a point. In the

snowboard cross, the Frenchman

2:16:392:16:45

Voltier retained his Olympic title.

And Great Britain's Dom Parsons is

2:16:452:16:55

in medal contention at the halfway

stage of the men's skeleton

2:16:552:16:59

competition, sitting fourth after a

great days work at the Olympics

2:16:592:17:03

leading centre. The South Korean

home favourite Sung-bin Yun leads

2:17:032:17:07

the way. But we're going to stick

with high-speed and head to the

2:17:072:17:13

Alpine Centre, where we finally got

the men's downhill under way today.

2:17:132:17:16

It is an exhilarating event and it

tends to throw up quite a bit of

2:17:162:17:22

drama as well. The reigning world

champion has not had the best of

2:17:222:17:31

luck at the Olympics, missing

Vancouver with injury and injured in

2:17:312:17:34

Sochi as well and not able to get

into the medals.

2:17:342:17:46

It does not always follow the form

guide, so to talk you through it,

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it's Matt Chilton.

MATT CHILTON: At long last it is a

2:17:512:17:59

stunning morning here and conditions

are now perfect for the blue and

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event at the Olympic Winter Games,

the men's downhill. And the German

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as a way. The 24-year-old made his

mark in January by winning in

2:18:092:18:18

Kitzbuhel, what a way to get your

first victory on the toughest course

2:18:182:18:23

of them all. And here he goes. You

have to fight against gravity, which

2:18:232:18:29

sends you off to the left.

2:18:292:18:35

sends you off to the left. Flying

over that jump, Tommy Dressen, who

2:18:362:18:43

was first to ski in the downhill

stage of the Olympic combined, won

2:18:432:18:48

by Marcel Hirscher earlier in the

week. He was the quickest man on the

2:18:482:18:52

mountain, nobody was able to ski

quicker than Tommy Dressen. He has

2:18:522:18:56

not put a foot wrong just yet...

Getting bounced around. Next jump,

2:18:562:19:01

stands on that right foot, into the

Paradise turn, just lost a little

2:19:012:19:04

bit of ground there. But didn't lose

too much speed.

2:19:042:19:09

bit of ground there. But didn't lose

too much speed. It goes flat here

2:19:092:19:11

after the Paradise turn. Now,

heading towards the Blue Dragon

2:19:112:19:20

Valley, the narrowest part of the

course of. Spectacular racing here.

2:19:202:19:24

Down towards the Magic Tree. Gets

airborne again. We will keep an eye

2:19:242:19:28

on that jump, because Matthias Mayer

absolutely flew it in the downhill

2:19:282:19:33

leg of the Alpine combined, so did

Marcel Hirscher, and that made a

2:19:332:19:38

difference. Kept his flight

relatively low and short there. He's

2:19:382:19:44

almost home now, first man on the

course. Takes off and flies the

2:19:442:19:47

jump...

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jump... And his time is 1:41.03.

Dominik Paris, roared out of the

2:19:542:20:04

start by the Italian team members,

and he's like a speed skater there!

2:20:042:20:10

As he heads off onto the bumpy and

pulled Breckenridge, with that

2:20:102:20:16

adverse camber. Trying to stay as

high as he can. -- onto the

2:20:162:20:27

high as he can. -- onto the bumpy

Dragon Reach. Now heading off to the

2:20:272:20:32

Dragon Claw part of the course. Nine

hundredths in front of. It has been

2:20:322:20:37

green all the way for Dominik Paris,

who's the third best downhiller of

2:20:372:20:44

the World Cup season. He had a win

on home snow just for New Year on a

2:20:442:20:48

similarly rough and bumpy course.

Winding down the windows there!

2:20:482:20:52

Difficult landing! Paradise Turn

could sort them out today!

2:20:522:21:04

could sort them out today! So, down

towards the Blue Dragon Valley. It

2:21:042:21:07

was green all the way and it is

still green, despite that mistake!

2:21:072:21:11

Dominik Paris might have taken a,

which others might not be able to!

2:21:112:21:20

Keeps that flight quite low, we'll

see if that brings him the reward.

2:21:202:21:26

Dominik Paris is still in front. Six

green lights down the course of! But

2:21:262:21:31

it's this final time that really

matters! -- down the course! Dominik

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Paris leads the Olympic downhill by

a court of a second! One of the big

2:21:392:21:53

favourites, from Switzerland, Beat

Feuz, the best downhiller of the

2:21:532:22:00

season so far, with three victories.

The won in November and again in

2:22:002:22:06

finding, and then he claimed the

final downhill before the Olympics

2:22:062:22:12

and garnish. Skiing pretty solidly

in training and did not give much

2:22:122:22:18

away because he was standing up and

skiing gently on the bottom half of

2:22:182:22:22

his training runs, make no mistake,

he's a serious threat today. Huge

2:22:222:22:27

unit of a man, massive jump there!

As he slammed the inside edge of

2:22:272:22:34

that right ski down onto the snow!

Oh, Beat Feuz is living dangerously!

2:22:342:22:39

It's the Olympic downhill, and he's

bringing all the risks into this

2:22:392:22:42

race!

2:22:422:22:47

race! Just about hanging in. Needed

a huge amount of strength to hold

2:22:472:22:54

himself up right over his skis.

120km/h, the latest reading for Beat

2:22:542:23:01

Feuz, as he flies down towards the

Blue Dragon Valley. And Beat Feuz is

2:23:012:23:10

faster than Paris by a 0.21. A

little lopsided on landing as he

2:23:102:23:17

enters the Blue Dragon Valley and

sets up for the final quarter of the

2:23:172:23:24

Olympic downhill course. What a

flights! That was magnificent

2:23:242:23:27

downhill skiing from the Swiss! He

is going to go close here. He may

2:23:272:23:32

well go into gold medal position!

Beat Feuz has put down a magnificent

2:23:322:23:39

Olympic downhill run! Huge jump to

finish! Beat Feuz is first!

2:23:392:23:45

Fantastic skiing from Beat Feuz!

He's into gold medal position! Full

2:23:452:23:53

of risk, he took so many chances,

but he got the reward. Look at that,

2:23:532:23:58

almost horizontal on the snow going

to how did he keep that ski carving?

2:23:582:24:05

Ready to race is Aksel Lund Svindal,

in what will certainly be his final

2:24:052:24:09

Olympic downhill. Fifth in the

second training run, third in the

2:24:092:24:13

final training run. Aksel Lund

Svindal on his way. Silver medallist

2:24:132:24:17

in Vancouver in 2010. Decent start

for the multitalented Aksel Lund

2:24:172:24:25

Svindal. Just tucked slightly lower

on that adverse camber, and he

2:24:252:24:33

trails Beat Feuz bio tenth.

Clattered that control date, and

2:24:332:24:36

flattened it. Workers going out to

make the repair. Svindal has lost

2:24:362:24:43

his ideal racing line. He's throwing

everything at his last Olympic

2:24:432:24:47

downhill competition

2:24:472:24:52

everything at his last Olympic

downhill competition, but he might

2:24:522:24:53

be pushing just too hard. Now,

Svindal will have to take the

2:24:532:24:58

riskiest was able line, cut off the

corners, as tightly as he dare, if

2:24:582:25:03

he is to get back into contention

here. What a shot that is of the

2:25:032:25:08

great man in full site. As he lands

at 111km/h, just a quarter of a

2:25:082:25:17

second off the pace at the last

split. Now, Svindal is in front...

2:25:172:25:21

The gamble might be paying off for

Aksel Lund Svindal! Into the Blue

2:25:212:25:25

Dragon Valley! Off-balance! Didn't

seem to lose any speed! He's

2:25:252:25:33

recovered his poise, he's got his

dynamic posture back over his

2:25:332:25:37

skis... And he leads Beat Feuz by a

quarter of a second! Svindal skiing

2:25:372:25:42

for gold medal position for Norway!

Just want jump to come... It is a

2:25:422:25:49

long flight, he tucks in, he has

gone into gold! Svindal steals the

2:25:492:25:53

lead away from Feuz! Magnificent

Aksel Lund Svindal! Well, this was

2:25:532:26:00

not textbook downhill jumping from

Aksel Lund Svindal, but he knew that

2:26:002:26:07

the risk might just bring him the

reward. The Norwegian, number nine.

2:26:072:26:21

He's off, he's pushing, he's

skating. Maximum forward propulsion

2:26:212:26:26

for the Norwegian. And he's got the

early green light. Six hundredths of

2:26:262:26:33

a second quicker than his great

rival and friend and team-mate Aksel

2:26:332:26:38

Lund Svindal. A little low on the

Dragon reach there. But the speed is

2:26:382:26:43

good, 111km/h.

2:26:432:26:48

good, 111km/h. Long jump chip, stood

immediately on the inside edge of

2:26:482:26:50

that right ski - wonderful

anticipation and control from the

2:26:502:26:56

32-year-old Norwegian! And he is

flying here! Huge again! He knows he

2:26:562:27:02

has got to roll the dice and take a

real chance with this.

2:27:022:27:12

real chance with this. They're all

watching keenly

2:27:122:27:21

watching keenly now, as Kjetil

Jansrud is absolutely pushing. 112

2:27:212:27:24

on the landing, he travelled 38

metres, it's green again for Kjetil

2:27:242:27:28

Jansrud! 0.37 in front of Aksel Lund

Svindal! He could deny Aksel Lund

2:27:282:27:33

Svindal the one thing that is

missing, the Olympic old medal in

2:27:332:27:38

downhill! Goodness me, upper body

twisting like a freestyler! But he

2:27:382:27:44

seemed to land cleanly enough, and

it's green all the way! Only just!

2:27:442:27:49

Four hundredths of a second between

the two Norwegians! Which way will

2:27:492:27:52

this go? One jump to come, he takes

off... Lands, Thaksin for the

2:27:522:28:00

line... And Kjetil Jansrud is

second, Aksel Lund Svindal holds on!

2:28:002:28:09

Kjetil Jansrud's jump was

unorthodox, lost control of his left

2:28:092:28:15

ski pole. Ninth best downhiller of

the season, Phil is not without a

2:28:152:28:21

chance of getting in amongst the

medals, he was pretty solid in

2:28:212:28:25

training. -- Fill. Seventh four

years ago in Sochi. Twice the World

2:28:252:28:31

Cup downhill champion. Became the

first Italian to win the World Cup

2:28:312:28:38

downhill championship and he did so

two years in a row. Peter Fill on

2:28:382:28:41

his way. His team-mate Paris

currently in fourth. Peter Fill has

2:28:412:28:48

had time to get a course report over

the two-way radio. And Peter Fill is

2:28:482:28:53

off to a flying start, he's one

100th of a second off the pace of

2:28:532:28:58

Aksel Lund Svindal, who raced with

number seven. Peter Fill is on the

2:28:582:29:01

course with number 13. And he's in

front at the next intermediate. He

2:29:012:29:08

was one hundredths behind, then he's

one hundredths in front of. -- in

2:29:082:29:14

front. Peter

2:29:142:29:21

front. Peter Fill pushing hard and

taking all sorts of gambles and he

2:29:212:29:23

almost flattened that turn!

2:29:232:29:31

almost flattened that turn! Now, the

bottom heart of the track. This is

2:29:312:29:35

the key split... And Peter Fill is

now a quarter of a second removed

2:29:352:29:42

from Aksel Lund Svindal's time. And

that puts him outside of bronze

2:29:422:29:46

medal position. He needs a really

direct line, and that was off to the

2:29:462:29:51

left, skier's left in the soft snow,

I don't think that's going to help

2:29:512:29:55

him. The time has got worse and he's

now half a second off the pace. And

2:29:552:30:00

that will push him down to about

fourth or fifth position. Last jump,

2:30:002:30:07

Peter Fill lands, Peter Fill crosses

the line. He's missed the medals,

2:30:072:30:10

he's sixth. 0.83 off the pace.

2:30:102:30:19

35-year-old Aksel Lund Svindal is

the Olympic downhill champion.

2:30:192:30:31

Aksel Lund Svindal has just become

the oldest Alpine skier gold

2:30:362:30:41

medallist at 35 years old. What a

moment. Earlier we saw the men's

2:30:412:30:47

great British curling team in their

third match and they picked up their

2:30:472:30:50

second win of the round robin

stages. It was a last gasp win, yet

2:30:502:30:56

again. Tension at the Curling Centre

as they beat Japan. A huge result

2:30:562:31:04

and the team was speaking afterwards

to Logan Gray.

2:31:042:31:10

Congratulations on a hard-fought

win, how pleasing is it to come

2:31:102:31:13

through such a tight game with a

win?

Great feeling. We are trying to

2:31:132:31:20

get it for Kyle in his last draw,

and we produced the goods to get

2:31:202:31:24

that.

Once again, you nail

2:31:242:31:33

that.

Once again, you nail those two

tick shots, how pleasing is that?

2:31:332:31:37

Something we try very hard for in

practice, so great it is coming.

2:31:372:31:43

Kyle, last night was a mixed bag at

times, but the strong performance in

2:31:432:31:47

the second half, how important was

it to bounce back and continue that

2:31:472:31:52

momentum you generated last night?

It is something we talked about to

2:31:522:31:56

try and be more consistent through

the entire games, having good spells

2:31:562:32:00

and a few bad spells. I think we put

that into action today. A couple of

2:32:002:32:06

times, things didn't look too good

but we managed to get the bailout

2:32:062:32:09

shot when we needed it and it was a

good team performance and we ground

2:32:092:32:13

out the win.

Sweden in the next

game, you have had some good

2:32:132:32:17

performances against them in the

past, will back give you some

2:32:172:32:20

confidence going into the game

tomorrow?

They are one of the best

2:32:202:32:24

teams in the world, if we can play

like we did today, shorten up a bit

2:32:242:32:29

on the slight mistakes we made, we

can take them all away.

Well done on

2:32:292:32:36

your second wind, keep up the good

work.

We are going back to the ice

2:32:362:32:41

hockey were at the top seeds in

group C, Sweden have the lead ever

2:32:412:32:44

Norway after the first period. We

are joined Ken Simpson and Seth

2:32:442:32:49

Bennett now for the second period.

2:32:492:32:57

Norway, to start this period have

come out with a bit more jump in

2:32:572:33:03

their legs, a bit more attitude, if

you like. That will be important if

2:33:032:33:07

they are to try and claw their way

back into this game.

2:33:072:33:14

back into this game. Sweden are a

hockey superpower. And even without

2:33:162:33:23

their NHL superstars, who are back

home in North America, they can

2:33:232:33:28

still put the very strong team out

on the ice, which could be good

2:33:282:33:32

enough to go one better than four

years ago and take home the gold

2:33:322:33:35

medal.

2:33:352:33:39

medal. Broken stick. £160 worth of

hockey stick which has been pushed

2:33:402:33:45

aside there. The netminder for

Norway.

Sweden has several of their

2:33:452:33:56

team playing domestically in the

SHL, and also the KHL.

2:33:562:34:11

SHL, and also the KHL. Although no

NHL players, they can put a very

2:34:122:34:13

good team out on the ice.

Players

who have been to North America.

2:34:132:34:21

Already have had their taste of it

and for whatever reason I moved back

2:34:212:34:24

to Europe. Might have been in the

wrong place at the wrong time, or

2:34:242:34:31

not quite have been at that level.

Different style of hockey between

2:34:312:34:36

North America and Europe. Sweden,

you will see in this game, they

2:34:362:34:39

skate so well. They move so quickly.

And they play on this Olympic size

2:34:392:34:47

ice very well. What can they do now,

they get possession back. Shot goes

2:34:472:34:57

high and wide from Henrik Lundqvist.

In comes the Norwegian

2:34:572:35:11

In comes the Norwegian shot and

Olimb has a shot. Norway look to get

2:35:122:35:15

themselves on the board.

2:35:152:35:23

themselves on the board. Norway,

just exerting a tiny bit of pressure

2:35:232:35:26

here. Sweden should clear that one

away. I mentioned Henrik Lundqvist,

2:35:262:35:35

he was the netminder for Sweden in

the Olympic final not so long ago.

2:35:352:35:42

His brother now playing in this

game.

Nice little toe

2:35:422:35:53

game.

Nice little toe drag off the

stick of Ken Andre Olimb. He has

2:35:562:35:58

been one of the Norwegian players

who has been most notable. Norway

2:35:582:36:06

will be looking for more of the

same. Getting the puck indeed,

2:36:062:36:11

trying to use their speed against

the big, hulking Swedish defenders.

2:36:112:36:20

Ken Andre Olimb is one of those

players who played in Sochi. He was

2:36:202:36:28

part of the Norwegian team four

years ago. They did themselves very

2:36:282:36:32

proud indeed.

2:36:322:36:37

proud indeed. Doing quite nicely for

himself, seven goals in the season.

2:36:412:36:46

We have a collision and a player

down.

2:36:462:36:52

down. Getting to its feet is Anton

Lander, scorer of the second goal.

2:36:532:36:57

He wanted a penalty on the play. I

think it was incidental contact.

2:36:572:37:03

Just looking in two directions. They

run into each other.

2:37:032:37:13

run into each other. You can

understand his frustration. He

2:37:132:37:15

wasn't watching.

2:37:152:37:23

wasn't watching. Martin Roy Mark,

came across the neutral zone.

Sweden

2:37:232:37:29

in the traditional shirt, the yellow

with the three crowns.

2:37:292:37:35

with the three crowns. Expectations

in Sweden will be, once again there

2:37:372:37:39

will be finishing on the podium.

Going into this tournament, many

2:37:392:37:47

people have the Olympic Athletes

from Russia as the favourites. But

2:37:472:37:50

Sweden, Canada, Finland, our teams

that would not surprise anyone if

2:37:502:37:57

they wear wearing the gold medal

around their necks will

2:37:572:38:07

around their necks will stop ice

hockey always a good place to be at

2:38:112:38:15

the Winter Olympics.

Guaranteed

action and guaranteed relative

2:38:152:38:19

warmth in the arena. There has been

some good entertainment as well.

2:38:192:38:25

That one goes over the top from

Norway.

Norway and Sweden, two

2:38:252:38:36

countries close biogeography, both

Scandinavian countries, but wide

2:38:362:38:39

apart when it comes to the hockey

world. 63,000 players registered

2:38:392:38:45

playing in Sweden. You have 356

indoor ice rinks, 156 outdoor ice

2:38:452:38:52

rinks. No way, 47 indoor ice rinks

and just one outdoor ice rink. --

2:38:522:38:58

Norway.

Sweden will send this one

down the boards. They have

2:38:582:39:06

possession back. Maybe can create a

little bit more.

2:39:062:39:12

little bit more. Norway, a lot more

resolute. Almost like they needed

2:39:132:39:16

one period just to get it out of

their system. Maybe get the journey

2:39:162:39:22

out of their legs. But everybody has

been here quite long enough. The

2:39:222:39:28

shot will come back. Chance to clear

away again. Out of the zone and that

2:39:282:39:34

is well held onto. Norway, pressing

Sweden higher up the ice. They do

2:39:342:39:44

have a player down on the ice.

Sweden come forward. Snapshot goes

2:39:442:39:52

in.

2:39:522:39:57

in. Now, Norway will try and get it

away. Sweden doing a good job at

2:39:582:40:03

getting in on the blue line and

sticking the puck back in.

2:40:032:40:12

sticking the puck back in. Chance

now to create for Norway. Back to

2:40:122:40:14

the blue line. It it's the official.

Painful. Norway putting some

2:40:142:40:23

pressure on the net. Goes out in

front again and Sweden can clear

2:40:232:40:34

away.

2:40:342:40:42

away. Sweden will retreat. We have

some pushing and shoving. Not happy

2:40:422:40:52

with one another.

2:40:522:40:58

with one another.

Remember the last

time Lander was out. He was hit from

2:40:582:41:11

behind by Martin Roymark. He comes

behind

2:41:132:41:21

behind this time.

2:41:262:41:31

Now it goes deep into the zone. Ice

hockey is one of those sports wear

2:41:382:41:45

lots of new phrases and terms are

thrown. Face-offs are known as

2:41:452:41:51

drawers. Amongst other things.

2:41:512:41:58

drawers. Amongst other things. The

boards known as walls. The half wall

2:42:012:42:06

as well, little bits of terminology

may hear about to the cause of this

2:42:062:42:10

Winter Olympics. Bouncing back of

the pads.

2:42:102:42:18

the pads. Norway come into the zone

and they may profit from this. Shot

2:42:222:42:28

in but deflected well wide of the

target. Sweden then turn it back the

2:42:282:42:36

other way. It was a great play from

Frederick Pettersson. But no way

2:42:362:42:42

eventually read it.

2:42:422:42:45

Norway go chasing. This is a chance

at the side of the net. Can be

2:43:082:43:15

finished this one up?

2:43:152:43:22

finished this one up? Cleared away

by Sweden. Penalty coming against

2:43:222:43:25

the Swedes.

2:43:252:43:30

the Swedes. Right and Berg was the

player who went closest.

Nice

2:43:342:43:39

response from Norway. It was a loose

puck by the net that started it all.

2:43:392:43:48

Sharp angled shot got the Swedish

team running around.

2:43:482:43:56

team running around.

It was during

the scrum in front of the net, the

2:43:562:44:02

puck was loose. The netminder was

scrambling around.

The puck was

2:44:022:44:11

loose.

2:44:112:44:18

loose. You can see the crosscheck.

That is a tough call, it was the

2:44:182:44:23

back referee that made that call.

Six of one, half a dozen of the

2:44:232:44:30

other, it looked to me. Tommy

Christiansen agrees.

2:44:302:44:38

Christiansen agrees.

You can sense

his frustration. He was trying to

2:44:382:44:41

get his stick away free to get it on

the eyes when

2:44:412:44:48

the eyes when he got Johan Franzen.

That is too bad, that is the best

2:44:502:44:53

push we have seen from Norway so far

this afternoon.

They end up one

2:44:532:45:00

short because of it. Norway will go

on the pathway and they will look to

2:45:002:45:06

make something happen. How will they

move around?

2:45:062:45:13

Big deflection! Really nice idea,

that, as they sent it hard to the

2:45:152:45:24

net, it was just a hard pass, not

looking to get any power on the

2:45:242:45:29

shot, just redirect the speed that

was already there.

Fredrik

2:45:292:45:35

Pettersson shipping it right towards

the tape of Patrik Zackrisson and he

2:45:352:45:43

just wants to deflect it so it is

really tough for the goalie as the

2:45:432:45:49

puck suddenly redirects, and made a

good save.

Good turnover in the

2:45:492:45:56

offensive zone. He goes tumbling to

the floor.

2:45:562:46:09

the floor. Back goes Mikael

Wikstrand.

2:46:092:46:17

Sweden start to think about setting

up.

2:46:172:46:24

up. Linus Omark is a magician, the

way he manipulates that puck. And he

2:46:242:46:29

finds Fredrik Pettersson! Fredrik

Pettersson misses the net! Back he

2:46:292:46:32

goes again.

2:46:322:46:37

Aksel Lund Svindal has it stolen,

the Norwegians are on the break! Can

2:46:432:46:47

they use it well?! What a passage of

play! -- Pettersson has it stolen.

2:46:472:47:03

Fredrik Pettersson was someone who

caught our eye in the first period,

2:47:032:47:06

we both really liked his energy. It

was his shot. That's one of the

2:47:062:47:12

things about Linus Omark, you

mentioned he's a magician with the

2:47:122:47:16

puck, if he's got one fault, it is

that he looks to pass too often, and

2:47:162:47:20

we saw

2:47:202:47:27

we saw that there will as the power

play comes to a close.

And Sweden

2:47:272:47:31

create opportunities, a few heart

stopping moments but any big saves?

2:47:312:47:38

No, not in the power play, you're

right. They moved the puck around

2:47:382:47:41

nicely but nothing to show for it.

And this is where they will become a

2:47:412:47:48

little frustrated, having had such a

hot start to the game. We saw it

2:47:482:47:52

with the Olympic Athletes from

Russia and we saw it with the USA,

2:47:522:47:55

that it only takes a goal for the

other team all of a sudden to start

2:47:552:48:00

to believe, and then everything

changes entirely. A third goal will

2:48:002:48:04

change things the other way. That

was close. Good skating to get there

2:48:042:48:08

from Johan Fransson.

2:48:082:48:15

from Johan Fransson. Long outlet

pass is eventually cleared. It

2:48:152:48:19

needed two bites at the cherry from

Mathis Olimb.

2:48:192:48:33

Good movement from Mats Rosseli

Olsen.

2:48:332:48:40

Mats Rosseli Olsen falls but keeps

possession. Net empty to our

2:48:482:48:52

left-hand side... And as soon Sweden

touched the puck, the whistle will

2:48:522:48:58

go. And it looks like the captain

Joel Lundqvist will go. A shake of

2:48:582:49:04

the head.

Well, he's the veteran on

this team, as you mentioned, the

2:49:042:49:10

captain. One thing about Joel

Lundqvist, a wonderful player, if

2:49:102:49:18

there is any question mark about his

game it is his skating, and there he

2:49:182:49:22

just loses his step and has to take

his hand off the stick, grab onto

2:49:222:49:26

the Norwegian, as you can see right

here... Any time you take your hand

2:49:262:49:31

off your stick and you wrap it

around the opposing player, it's a

2:49:312:49:35

pretty easy call for the referee.

So, Norway survives their penalty

2:49:352:49:40

kill, and now they get to go up one

here. Still very much in this game.

2:49:402:49:46

How about the back check here from

Fredrik Pettersson?!

2:49:462:49:55

Fredrik Pettersson?!

Well, he's a

player who has already shown what he

2:49:552:49:58

can do at the other end, and it has

got to be commitment to team defence

2:49:582:50:03

for Sweden. And that's exactly what

Pettersson did there with how he got

2:50:032:50:08

back. Much busier period, this, for

Viktor Fasth. As Norway go on their

2:50:082:50:14

second power play of the game.

Compared with the four power play is

2:50:142:50:19

for Sweden. So, it's going to come

down to that big unit.

2:50:192:50:33

down to that big unit. Norway have

it at the top. We've seen them

2:50:352:50:39

trying to spread out the Swedish

side. As the shot goes high, and it

2:50:392:50:46

is easily claimed. Quite happy to

kill the puck there, Viktor Fasth.

2:50:462:50:55

Viktor Fasth is such a big

netminder, you can see this shot...

2:50:552:51:01

Not the best angle when you're on

the power play. Pretty easy growth

2:51:012:51:06

save from the Swedish netminder. --

pretty easy glove save.

2:51:062:51:22

pretty easy glove save.

The shot

never makes it all the way through

2:51:222:51:24

and Sweden will try and clear it

away. They do get it out of the zone

2:51:242:51:30

but not enough to go for a change,

so Norway will come forward again.

2:51:302:51:34

Trying to find some setup time here.

Dished off by Steffen Thoresen.

2:51:342:51:48

Dished off by Steffen Thoresen. Ken

Andre Olimb takes his shot, it

2:51:482:51:50

breaks nearly to the side of the

net, and the deflection almost did a

2:51:502:51:54

huge favour to Norway there.

2:51:542:52:00

huge favour to Norway there. Still

not found that clear opportunity.

2:52:012:52:08

There's another penalty coming here

and it is a holding stick call.

2:52:082:52:14

That's the second holding stick call

we've seen tonight.

2:52:142:52:21

we've seen tonight. It's going to be

Jonas Ahnelov, and Norway is going

2:52:252:52:27

to get a real good chance here as

they go five on three. Definitely

2:52:272:52:32

the right call, as you can see Jonas

Ahnelov grabbing on to the

2:52:322:52:37

Norwegian's stick, not allowing him

to play the puck.

Huge moment for

2:52:372:52:41

Norway in this game, then. Five on

three, that's a two player advantage

2:52:412:52:47

for the Norwegians. And they're

going to take a time-out, that's how

2:52:472:52:53

important they see this as being, a

chance to rest the players but also

2:52:532:52:57

make sure everybody knows their

roles.

You only get one time out

2:52:572:53:02

through the course of the whole

game. A lot of times you see teams

2:53:022:53:05

wait near the end of the game, but

like you said, this just shows the

2:53:052:53:08

coaching staff of no way realise

this is pretty much make or break,

2:53:082:53:16

two nothing down, we need to know

ratio. So he wants to call a

2:53:162:53:21

time-out and make sure that everyone

knows the plan.

2:53:212:53:28

knows the plan. And you've got 56

seconds, so you don't want to take

2:53:282:53:31

too much time. You don't have to

rush but you don't want to take too

2:53:312:53:34

much time before you start taking

some shots on Viktor Fasth.

If you

2:53:342:53:39

look there at Sweden, the Swedish

players, one of them wringing his

2:53:392:53:47

hands after catching the puck, the

outside of the glove, well

2:53:472:53:50

protected, the inside is very, very

soft leather. So, basically zero

2:53:502:53:54

protection! Anywhere, Norway have a

great opportunity here - can they

2:53:542:54:00

make it count? Long clearance... 40

seconds of five against three. So, a

2:54:002:54:09

two player advantage, they have to

make sure they make this account.

2:54:092:54:12

Sweden have already had one two-man

advantage power play. They didn't.

2:54:122:54:19

Norway must do better, though. They

know chances will be few and far

2:54:192:54:22

between like this. So, they're

looking to the top, this could be

2:54:222:54:27

the chance to move it now with the

captain Jonas Holos. The past,

2:54:272:54:31

though, is to nobody, they seem

reluctant to shoot the puck. Steffen

2:54:312:54:35

Thoresen... May be they're going to

walk in... That's too strong,

2:54:352:54:40

though. The power play comes to a

close, and that's a good save. One

2:54:402:54:50

skater back for Sweden. Snapshot

coming in, up in the air, as Norway

2:54:502:55:03

go back. They have to clear out the

zone so is there not offside. This

2:55:032:55:08

could be better... Snapshot never

makes it through. Good defensive

2:55:082:55:10

play by Sweden. Trying to work one

to the net here, just a bit too

2:55:102:55:18

intricate from Norway in the end.

Patrick Thoresen...

Yeah, Norway was

2:55:182:55:24

looking for the perfect play. Just

making one pass too many. Several

2:55:242:55:27

opportunities they had, with the

Swedish players moving around peace,

2:55:272:55:33

you just want to drive that ran some

onto the net, even if it doesn't go

2:55:332:55:39

clean when you have got a five on

three, you can outnumber them in

2:55:392:55:42

front of the net.

It is behind the

net right now, and Anders Bastiansen

2:55:422:55:49

is there. Back to the blue line it

goes. Great work from Viktor Fasth.

2:55:492:55:53

The referee goes slipping over. Got

to be careful of that! Eventually

2:55:532:55:59

they aren't angle themselves.

Penalty over, but Viktor Fasth

2:55:592:56:05

they're just going to and in his

off.

He's looked very, very solid

2:56:052:56:09

when called upon. Wasn't very often

in the first period, a lot more here

2:56:092:56:15

in the second. Norway now up to ten

shots on net. You look at that five

2:56:152:56:22

on three power play and then the

five on four, Norway just trying to

2:56:222:56:27

make the perfect shooting attempt,

and that might have been the best

2:56:272:56:33

one, off the stick of Mathis Olimb.

Into the glove, and then way up high

2:56:332:56:39

in the air.

Could have gone anywhere

after it hit Staffan Kronwall. It

2:56:392:56:51

takes a big deflection, it might

have taken a double deflection. But

2:56:512:56:56

that man so far has been

picture-perfect.

This is the little

2:56:562:57:03

break here in the arena, Seth, where

they clear out the crease of any

2:57:032:57:07

snow. But also they get a new puck

and they keep the parks frozen,

2:57:072:57:12

because if it's not frozen the puck

can really, really bounce on the ice

2:57:122:57:16

and they don't want to go more than

two minutes of play in the Olympics

2:57:162:57:21

without changing and putting in a

brand-new puck that's been frozen.

2:57:212:57:25

There's actually a little freezer

where the timekeeper's box is and

2:57:252:57:29

they keep about 40 of 50 pucks in

there. And after two minutes of

2:57:292:57:34

play, the next whistle, the linesman

goes over and changes the puck for a

2:57:342:57:38

brand-new frozen one.

And this is

actually in the rules of

2:57:382:57:42

competition, is it, that this will

happen? They're going on power

2:57:422:57:46

play... Big double big shot from

Pettersson! I think there might be a

2:57:462:57:53

second penalty here as well, you

know?

2:57:532:57:59

know? More pushing and shoving. This

may well even out here. Pettersson

2:57:592:58:02

involved.

2:58:022:58:07

involved. Kristian Forsberg holding

his face.

2:58:102:58:16

his face.

Yeah, Kristian Forsberg

took a glove or a stick up in his

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nose and drew a little blood. The

original penalty was coming to

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Norway. Joel Lundqvist, the captain

will head over to the officials'

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box. This was the original one...

What do you think of that?

Fairly

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suspect, but watch next one here...

That is a penalty, that IS a

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penalty! Was that a stick?

Listen,

I've got Kristian Forsberg as he's

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falling down... That's definitely a

penalty as well, that brought that

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referee's arm up.

That's so

dangerous.

That is scary, it was

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Joel Lundqvist's skate coming

around. As you watch, slow motion,

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the player is falling down and his

skate comes up and catches Kristian

2:59:112:59:14

Forsberg. That's going to be really

dangerous, he was bleeding quite

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profusely. It's a good thing he was

able to get...

There you go.

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Hopefully it's a kick in the face,

it's a broken nose rather than a

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slash.

Hopefully it's the impact

rather than a slice, because that

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could be really, really dangerous.

So, two-minute tripping call on

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Norway.

You know, it's funny that

Fredrik Pettersson is in the box, he

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was the one that got cross checked

in the first place.

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REFEREE: Crosscheck, two minutes,

number 20 on yellow, stick...

2:59:553:00:05

They've just messed up, they had the

wrong guy in the penalty box, it's

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Joel Lundqvist that's getting the

high stick call. That was actually

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more of a high skate, I think.

Absolutely.

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Absolutely. So, the power play will

still be with the initial call. They

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then called the crosscheck, they

then called a high stick after that.

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We're trying to unpick it for you as

we go here...

We've got number 20, a

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high stick, two minutes.

So, they've

doubled up the Joel Lundqvist

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penalty, because if you draw blood

it is an automatic extra penalty.

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But as we've seen on the replays, it

is a skate!

And this is where the

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referee needs to chat with his

linesman and so, did you see what

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happened here?

I think they're

trying to do that now, but it is

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almost in retrospect, which makes it

that much more difficult. Joel

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Lundqvist is going to argue his

case.

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There is a big screen in the arena.

The referee cannot change his mind

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by looking at that. But what a smart

referee will do, he will call all

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the lines men in together and will

have the linesman facing the screen.

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He will say, while we are chatting,

take a look at the replay. If it is

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not a high stick, you let me know.

But it looks like they are having a

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conversation about what they saw.

The linesman will casually looked up

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and say, that was a skate, it wasn't

a stick. They will have that

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conversation and the referee will

go, the linesman overruled it and

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say it is escaped. That is what a

good referee will do. A lot of

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confusion on this play.

Start of a

tournament, it rarely happens.

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Lundqvist, continues to stand there

but eventually he will have to

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accept his fate. Shape of the head.

They are frustrated. It was a skate.

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Had that not been called, of course

then, he is pointing, it was my

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scape. Anyway, net result here is

that nothing changes.

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that nothing changes. On the ice, we

are, as you were. We are as you were

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on the scoreboard. After Sweden

dominated the first period so much,

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they really haven't in the second

session. They have been above

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average, but no more than that and

Norway have been able to take the

3:02:473:02:51

game to them.

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game to them. Into the final five of

the second period. Is this the fate

3:02:573:03:02

that will form across a number of

the expected to do well teams in

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this tournament? You do wonder about

that. Jump out to a quick start and

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then whoever they are playing tends

to figure out they can play a little

3:03:143:03:19

bit as well and they start to feel

comfortable in their surroundings

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and get rid of some of those early

nerves. That is great skating.

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Fredrik Pettersson... Goes wide. Big

deflection, goes wide again. Fredrik

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Pettersson again, creating all kinds

out there. When they move their

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feet, this Swedish team is a

different outfit. When they get

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static, it was close to being

offside. Good turn by Fredrik

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Pettersson. Big hit on the boards.

Good

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Good skating from Rizzoli Olsson.

That comes of the side of the net.

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And Norway in the red and blue. They

will just try and do their thing,

3:04:213:04:27

can they grind out a goal? You sent

it is going to be a goal that comes

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from... The shot comes in from the

side of the net. Again, the Norway

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Jens come.

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Jens come. The response will be a

quick one.

3:04:473:04:56

quick one. Everything builds from

here.

3:04:563:05:01

here. The shot never reaches the

net. Back towards the blue line.

3:05:053:05:11

Sweden, maintaining possession. Good

footwork.

3:05:113:05:21

footwork. Jonas Gustavsson on the

blue line has plenty of help.

Sweden

3:05:253:05:29

has tremendous pressure but they

haven't been able to get a shot.

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They get the shot, but it is blocked

in front.

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in front. The attempt comes in but

another block. Brilliant defensive

3:05:443:05:49

play from Norway. They are hanging

in there against the side who is

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prodding and probing.

3:05:533:05:59

prodding and probing. Puck, comes to

the front of the net and Norway will

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win the little battle. They are

fighting hard to stay in this game.

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No way thought they would have it.

Wonderful presence on the back can

3:06:193:06:29

Granville. It was a quick shot.

Viktor Fasth, a little off-guard.

At

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one stage, Norway were being

outshot.

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outshot. It was 11-1, now it is a

trial. Shows you how well they have

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played in the second session.

3:07:013:07:04

There is a bit of aggro in this game

at the moment, you feel. The goal

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would make it very interesting going

into the final period. Shot, well

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blocked again.

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Another scrum, another mother's

meeting. It is like the school

3:07:443:07:50

gates, everybody having a quick chat

about what has been going on.

Kabul

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of smiles. He is a look at Stefan

Cron Ville. Big defender. Get in the

3:07:563:08:05

way of this one. Look at how many

yellow jerseys collapsed to the

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front of the net. When you are under

siege, all hands and back. Everyone

3:08:083:08:14

collapses and there is almost no

shooting lanes to put it through.

3:08:143:08:22

His brother, Niklas Kronwall has

some big, heavy hits to his name

3:08:223:08:31

over the course of his career.

Niklas Kronwall, in his draft year,

3:08:313:08:44

he played in the same team as one of

your former team-mates, David Long

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stuff.

3:08:503:08:55

stuff. They could have blown the

whistle on this about five seconds

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ago.

The referee will be aware of

how many seconds were left in the

3:08:583:09:05

period and thought we might as well

just leave it there. I think both

3:09:053:09:09

teams were content to wind that

down. There was a little chuckle

3:09:093:09:15

there from Jonas Gustavsson.

Intriguing match between these two

3:09:153:09:20

Scandinavian teams. After 20

minutes, Sweden looked a class

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above. They were 2-0 up, coasting

and showboating a little bit at

3:09:243:09:30

times. But Norway have

re-established themselves in this

3:09:303:09:35

game. We are set for an intriguing

third. But at the end of the second,

3:09:353:09:42

Sweden lead 2-0.

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It will be an intriguing third

period and you can watch that on the

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red button from around 9:45am after

the Biathlon. Today the weather has

3:09:543:09:59

played ball, we have had an

uninterrupted day at the Alpine

3:09:593:10:02

Centre. I am joined by Graham Bell.

It was a great day up there but it

3:10:023:10:08

is dangerously to your predictions

but you got the winner write today?

3:10:083:10:12

Yes, I did picking the favourite is

going to be easy. Mikaela Shiffrin

3:10:123:10:19

has come here with huge billing and

she has lived up to that today. You

3:10:193:10:23

could see when she crossed the

finish line, how much it meant to

3:10:233:10:28

her.

Everyone said she was favourite

for this race, but I don't think so.

3:10:283:10:40

I think this one was difficult for

Mikaela Shiffrin and she was nervous

3:10:403:10:45

going in. And to win it is a big

boost.

She puts a lot of pressure on

3:10:453:10:50

herself and it seems to work. She

trains like no one else I think. It

3:10:503:10:57

is incredible, her training regime.

She rises to the pressure she puts

3:10:573:11:01

on herself?

She has been doing this

for so long, she raised her first

3:11:013:11:07

World Cup at 15 and one the World

Championships at 17. Went to the

3:11:073:11:13

last Olympics and won the slalom in

such a becoming the youngest ever

3:11:133:11:19

gold medallist. Four years down the

line she has added giant slalom and

3:11:193:11:27

super-g to her repertoire. Going

tomorrow she is the absolute

3:11:273:11:32

favourite.

She said she might not do

the super-g, we're not sure how many

3:11:323:11:36

she will eventually race. Nobody has

won more than three Alpine gold

3:11:363:11:42

medals at one Olympic Games. If it

was you, do you go for them all and

3:11:423:11:47

try to beat the record or do you

give your body arrest and excel at

3:11:473:11:50

the one you know you are good?

She

hasn't been helped with the

3:11:503:11:55

programme being squashed.

3:11:553:12:01

programme being squashed. It is

three back-to-back. I am not sure

3:12:013:12:04

she is down for gold medal in

super-g, she is not going to beat

3:12:043:12:09

Lindsey Vonn. She might think I have

a chance of a bronze, but I can sit

3:12:093:12:14

it out and make sure I get gold in

the combined.

History in the men's

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Downhill, Aksel Lund Svindal, 35

years old, incredible run from him

3:12:213:12:24

considering how many injuries he has

had?

He is a double downhill

3:12:243:12:30

champion but Norway have never won

an Olympic downhill title. They were

3:12:303:12:37

close in 1952, in Oslo. Steyn

Erickson, didn't win that. For

3:12:373:12:41

Norway to win the men's Downhill is

massive. The Aksel Lund Svindal, it

3:12:413:12:47

will probably be the end of his

career. His knee is completely gone,

3:12:473:12:51

he has struggled over the last two

years, so I think this is the

3:12:513:12:57

crowning glory of his career.

If we

look tomorrow, it is the women's

3:12:573:13:04

slalom, Alex Tilley will be

disappointed with today, looking to

3:13:043:13:07

bounce back. What will they expect

to do tomorrow?

They need to get

3:13:073:13:12

into the flip that the top 30. The

30th fastest races are flipped over

3:13:123:13:21

the fastest run. It means you start

early and then you can move up the

3:13:213:13:25

field. They are capable of doing

that and it will be a great results.

3:13:253:13:30

Mikaela Shiffrin, can anybody

challenge her tomorrow?

She would

3:13:303:13:34

either to make a massive mistake or

there would be a meteoric strike.

3:13:343:13:42

Let's hope that doesn't happen, we

are heading over to BBC One where

3:13:423:13:47

Clare Balding will take you through

the rest of the day and look back on

3:13:473:13:50

what has been a sensational day six,

including one of my favourites, the

3:13:503:13:57

adrenaline field Snowboard Cross.

Have a good day and I will see you

3:13:573:14:00

tomorrow.

3:14:003:14:03

Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage from Pyeongchang, South Korea, where the 2018 Winter Olympics are taking place. The morning's action includes men's curling, where Team GB, led by Kyle Smith, take on Japan in the round-robin stages. There is also action from the cross-country and the ice hockey.


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