Road To The Olympic Games

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.13-14

Kevin Koe and his rink begin their quest to claim Canada's fourth straight gold in men's curling with their tournament-opening draw against Italy.

Kevin Koe's rink begins quest for gold, Duhamel and Radford compete in pairs short

Kevin Koe, centre, and his rink kick of Canada's defence of its 2014 gold in men's curling, taking on against Italy on Tuesday. (Georgios Kefalas/EPa)

CBC's daily broadcast schedule:

7 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Primetime, with Scott Russell

2 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET, Olympic Games Overnight with Craig Morris and Kelly VanderBeek

6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, Olympic Games Morning, with Andi Petrillo and Alexandre Despatie

Canadians and notables scheduled:

  • Men's curling, Canada vs. Italy, 7 p.m.–10 p.m. ET on Tuesday

​It's gold or bust for Kevin Koe and his rink as they begin their quest to claim Canada's fourth straight Olympic title, facing Italy in Draw 1. Koe and his teammates — third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert — return to the ice for Draw 2 on Wednesday morning to take on Great Britain (6 a.m. ET).

VIDEO | Kevin Koe draws strength and inspiration from family

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  • Figure skating – pairs short, Duhamel/Radford, Seguin/Bilodeau, Moore-Towers/Marinaro 8 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday

Fresh of winning figuring skating team gold, two-time world champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford return to the ice for the pairs short. Joining them will be two other Canadian teams: Olympic newcomers Juliane Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau; as well as Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro.

VIDEO | 5 things about Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford

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  • ​Snowboard halfpipe men's final, Shaun White, 8:30 p.m.–10 p.m. ET on Tuesday

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White has defied time, as well as a recent training accident that left him with 62 stitches across his face, in an attempt to regain his Olympic crown. The 31-year-old was the top qualifier on Monday — this after he scored a perfect 100 at the U.S. trials - and appears on his way to casting aside his disappointing fourth-place finish four years ago in Sochi.

  • Alpine women's slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin, on Wednesday - delayed, not before 8:45 p.m. ET

Mikaela Shiffrin was 18 when she won gold in Sochi. Now, the American skiing sensation is ready to once again electrify the slopes, beginning with the women's slalom. Canadian entrants are Erin Mielzynski, Roni Remme and Laurence St-Germain.

  • Men's hockey, Slovakia vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, U.S. vs. Slovenia – 7:10 a.m.–9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday

Get ready for what could be the most competitive Olympic hockey tournament in recent memory. With no NHLers available — for the first time since 1998 — there are no clear favourites. The lack of star power has added a level of balance and mystery as the competition gets underway on Wednesday with Group B action featuring the Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. Slovakia and the United States vs. Slovenia.

Canada begins its tournament on Thursday at 7:10 a.m. against Switzerland. 

VIDEO | Training camp gives Canada an advantage in men's hockey

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