Road To The Olympic Games

What to watch today at the Olympics: Feb. 24-25

The Olympic Athletes from Russia will take on Germany in the gold medal game for men's hockey in what might be the final international game of former NHL star Pavel Datsyuk's stellar career.

Pavel Datstyuk, OAR go for men's hockey gold against Germany

Pavel Datsyuk might be playing his last game internationally for Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

CBC's daily broadcast schedule:

6:30 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 gala, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. ET

Canadians will have one last chance to see Virtue and Moir, who will be performing a tribute to the late Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip. The pair skated to gold in the team and ice dance competitions.

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Pairs bronze medallists, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, and women's bronze medallist, Kaetlyn Osmond, are the other Canadians participating in Saturday night's gala. 

  • Four-man bobsleigh, Justin Kripps, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET-10 p.m. ET

Going into the final two runs of the competition, Kripps and his team are within striking distance of the podium, just 0.23 seconds off third place.

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Earlier in the week, the 31-year-old — along with brakesman Alex Kopacz — drove his two-man sled to Olympic gold. Kripps was fourth in last season's four-man World Cup rankings. Canada-3, piloted by Nick Poloniato, is tied for 13th while Canada-2, piloted by Christopher Spring, sits 15th.  

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  • Men's hockey, OAR vs. Germany, Saturday, 11:10 p.m. ET

After being upset in their opening game against Slovakia, the Olympic Athletes from Russia have steam-rolled through the rest of the competition to book their spot in the gold-medal game.

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It's been 26 years since Russia won Olympic gold in men's hockey, when they were part of the Unified Team after the fall of the Soviet Union.

It may also spell the end of Pavel Datsyuk's international career as he searches for that elusive Olympic gold.

Germany hopes to complete its Cinderella run, which included upset victories over Sweden in the quarters and Canada in the semis. Germany has never won gold in Olympic hockey. 

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  • Closing ceremony, Sunday, 6 a.m.-8 a.m. ET

Short-track speed skater Kim Boutin will carry Canada's flag and will lead the nation's delegation of athletes into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.

The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., won three medals in her Olympic debut, including bronze in the 500 and 1,500-metres and silver in the 1,000.

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Canada has won 29 medals so far in these Games, the most ever by the country's athletes at a Winter Games. That includes 11 gold medals. Canada also reached the 500-medal mark at all Summer and Winter Games after Sébastien Toutant earned big air gold.

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