Road To The Olympic Games

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb.14-15

The Canadian men's and women's hockey teams take centre stage. The men's squad takes on Switzerland in its Olympic opener while the women renew their rivalry with the U.S.

Men's, women's Canadian hockey teams take centre stage

Canada and the U.S. will square off in their final round-robin game in what could be a preview of the gold medal game in women's hockey. (Kevin Light/CBC Sports)

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 to watch:

  • Women's curling, Canada vs. Korea, Wednesday, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ET

Rachel Homan's rink makes its Olympic debut against the host country, and is favoured to win gold. Homan comes in as the reigning world champion, and her team includes 2010 Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. Homan coaxed Bernard out of "retirement" to serve as an alternate.

  • Pairs free skate, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m. ET

Two-time world champions Duhamel and Radford enter the free skate in third place after scoring 76.82 in the short. Earlier in the Games, the duo were part of Canada's gold-medal winning squad in the team event.

VIDEO | Duhamel, Radford win team pairs free skate as Canada extends lead

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Canada's other pairings — Julianne Séguin and Charlie Bilodeau and Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro — sit 12th and 13th respectively.

  • Women's hockey, Canada vs. U.S., Wednesday, 10:10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET

First place in Group A is on the line as both teams enter the final game of the round-robin with identical 2-0 records. Canada opened the tournament with 5-0 and 4-1 victories over the Olympic Athletes from Russia and Finland, respectively.

VIDEO | Saulnier makes history in 4-0 win over Finland

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The U.S. has been equally dominant with 5-0 and 3-1 victories over the same two countries. Canada and the U.S. have met in the gold-medal game in all but one Olympic tournament and the two appear on collision course to meet in the final this time around.  

  • Long track speed skating, Ted-Jan Bloemen, Jordan Belchos, Thursday, 6 a.m.-8 a.m. ET

Bloemen looks to build on his silver medal from the men's 5,000 metres, but will be in tough against Dutch legend Sven Kramer, the silver medallist from Sochi.

VIDEO | Ted-Jan Bloemen broke more than just Sven Kramer's world record

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Bloemen holds the world record in the distance, breaking Kramer's eight-year-old mark in 2015. The 31-year-old was fourth at the 2017 worlds while fellow Canuck Jordan Belchos placed sixth.  

  • Men's hockey, Canada vs. Switzerland, Thursday, 7:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET

Canada enters the Games as the two-time defending Olympic champions, but are far from being clear favourites as the lack of NHL players has the field wide open. The Canadian squad is comprised mostly of veterans and will be captained by former Ottawa Senators centre Chris Kelly. 

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