5 things you missed in Sochi last night
The Winter Olympics continue in Sochi Russia this week. Here are five things you missed while you were sleeping.
1. Men's snowboard cross postponed
The Olympic men's snowboard cross event was postponed due to heavy fog on Monday at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
Organizers have decided to skip the seeding round and go straight to the quarterfinals, where the order will be determined based on international rankings this year. Canadians Chris Robanske, Kevin Hill, Jake Holden and Rob Fagan are all set to compete in that event.
That's set to go on Tuesday morning at 1: 30 a.m. ET.
2. Biathlon postponed due to fog
It's a similar story in men's biathlon, with the 15K mass-start event being postponed until tomorrow morning. Three Canadians — Brendan Green, Jean-Phillippe Le Guellec and Nathan Smith — will be competing in that.
A decision hasn`t been made on the women`s event, but there`s a good chance that will be postponed, too.
3. Canada's bobsled teams start well
All three of Canada's men's two-man bobsled teams all started their Games well.
Canada 3, Canada 2 and Canada 1 currently sit in fourth, eighth and ninth, respectively. While the Canada 3 sled of Bryan Barnett and Justin Kripps has the best shot for now, it's really anyone's game.
The gap between first place and 10th is still less than a second in a sport where the winner's time is almost two minutes.
The medals will be handed out later today. And despite gaining a lot of headlines just for making it to Sochi, the much-hyped Jamaican bobsled team won't be in the running — they currently sit in 30th place, almost five seconds behind the leaders.
4. Virtue & Moir go for gold
You've likely seen the highlights, but Canada's sweethearts — ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir — will be trying to repeat their gold medal from Vancouver when they perform their long program later today.
The Canadians delivered an almost flawless performance in the short on Sunday, and despite having the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands, the judges were more impressed by the performance of their American rivals and training partners, Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The U.S. and Canada are first and second heading into today.
We'll find out later today if the Canadians can close the gap in the the long program, which is set to start at around 10 a.m. eastern time.
5. Men's hockey in knockout stage
Canada went unbeaten in the round robin stage of men's hockey, but because their win over Finland on Sunday went into overtime, Canada failed to secure the top seed for the knockout stage.
Overnight, the Sochi organizers announced the schedule for the men's hockey playoffs. Team Canada will play at noon on Wednesday in the quarter-finals. The Canadians will face the winner of Switzerland and Latvia, who face off Tuesday at noon ET.
The winner of that likely faces the U.S. team in the semifinals, and then possibly Russia after that for gold — although nothing is written in stone with this many good hockey teams in the mix.
On the women's side, Team Canada will try to book their tickets to the final when they play Switzerland in the semifinals at noon eastern today.
Their longtime rivals the Americans are looking poised to do the same, up 3-0 after one period in the first semi against Sweden. That game's airing on the main CBC network right now.