5 things you missed in Sochi last night
The Winter Olympics continue in Sochi Russia. Here are five things you may have missed while you were sleeping:
1: Six Canadians out in snowboard giant slalom
All the Canadians competing in snowboard giant slalom early Wednesday failed to qualify for the finals. Three men — Jasey-Jay Anderson of Mont-Tremblant, Que., Matt Morison of Burketon, Ont. and Michael Lambert of Toronto — were knocked out either during or just after the qualifying runs.
On the women's side, three women made it through two rounds of qualifying but couldn't get past the quarterfinals. Marianne Leeson of Burlington, Ont., was fifth in qualifying, Caroline Calve of Aylmer, Que., was eighth and Ariane Lavigne of Lac Superieur, Que., finished 14th.
Canada had legit medal ambitions on both sides, as Jasey-Jay Anderson is the defending Olympic champ from Vancouver, and Calve won a world cup race earlier this year.
2: Team Canada's curlers on track for medals
Canada's curling teams on both the men's and women's side are in action on Wednesday morning, hoping to win their semifinal and book their tickets to the gold medal match.
Jennifer Jones and her team went unbeaten in the round robin phase — the first women's team to ever do that in the Olympics — and beat Team Great Britain 6-4 this morning.
The men, led by Brad Jacobs, beat China later in the day to also advance to the gold medal game.
3: Male cross country skiers lose in team sprint
A disappointing Olympics continue for Canada's cross-country skiing team, which was hoping to break through and win medals after showing a lot of promise four years ago in Vancouver.
Canada's duo of Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw, who earlier this season finished 1-2 in a Tour de Ski prologue event, couldn't make it past the semifinals in the team sprint earlier today. Harvey of St.-Ferreol, Que., and Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ont. came in sixth, not enough to move on.
No Canadian man has ever won an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
4: Women's X-country team eliminated also
On the women's side it was a similar story, with Canada's team falling just short of qualifying for the finals.
The Canadian team, made up of Daria Gaiazova of Banff, Alta., and Perianne Jones of Almonte, Ont., competed in the second semi and battled back from a tough start to be in contention for a wild card slot in the final.
But the Canadians ultimately came up short and had to settle for fifth place, not enough to make the final.
5: Team Canada plays Latvia in men's hockey quarterfinal
We've entered the knockout stage in men's hockey, which means every loss is an elimination. Team Canada plays Latvia today in the quarterfinals. Earlier today, #1 seed Team Sweden dominated Slovenia to move on to the semis, and Finland plays Russia is another tough quarterfinal at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Canada's game kicks off at noon, the same time as Team U.S.A plays the Czechs.