Road To The Olympic Games

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 22-23

Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman attempt to chase down Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva in this evening's women's free skate.

Canada's Osmond, Daleman chase Alina Zagitova for gold in women's free skate

Alina Zagitova leads the women's figure skating competition going into Thursday's free skate. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

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:

  • Figure skating, Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman, Thursday, 8 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. ET

Osmond scored a season-best score of 78.87 in the short program putting her within striking distance of the Olympic Athlete from Russia's Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva for gold. Medvedeva set a new world record score in the short program only to have Zagitova break it just minutes later.

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Daleman sits seventh entering the free skate and was a bronze medallist at last year's worlds.

  • Women's ski cross, Marielle Thompson, Kelsey Serwa, Thursday, 8 p.m. ET

Thompson looks to defend her Olympic gold medal just four months after tearing her ACL and MCL. Despite not skiing all season, the three-time overall World Cup champion posted the fastest time in the seeding round.

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Serwa is seeded second and was the silver medallist four years ago. The 28-year-old is also coming back from a knee injury and enters Pyeongchang ranked sixth in the World Cup rankings.

Rounding out the Canadian squad are Brittany Phelan, from Mont Tremblant, Que., and Cranbrook, B.C.'s India Sherret, who rank seventh and ninth, respectively, in the World Cup rankings. Phelan is third after the seeding round while Sherret is 11th.

  • Men's curling, Canada vs. Switzerland, Friday 1:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m. ET

A day after a stunning 5-3 loss in the semifinals to the United States, Kevin Koe and his rink look to rebound against Switzerland in the bronze-medal game.

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Canada headed into the tournament as one of the favourites after claiming gold in the past three Olympics, but struggled after a 4-0 start and were unable to overcome the Americans. 

  • Men's speed skating, Vincent De Haitre, Friday 5 a.m.-7 a.m. ET

De Haitre has improved immensely since finishing 20th in the men's 1,000 metre in Sochi. The 23-year-old picked up silver at the 2017 world championships, breaking the Canadian record in the process. 

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De Haitre has three top-five finishes in the event on the World Cup circuit this season.

  • Men's hockey semifinal, Canada vs. Germany, Friday 7:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m. ET

Canada rebounded from a slow start to squeak by Finland 1-0. Defenceman Maxim Noreau scored the game's lone goal while Ben Scrivens and and backup Kevin Poulin combined for the shutout after Scrivens left Wednesday's quarter-final with an injury.

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Germany stunned Sweden 4-3 in overtime to snap a 12-game losing streak against the Swedes. Canada enters the semifinal matchup with a 27-1-1 record against Germany in Olympic and world championship play, winning the last 11 meetings.

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