Five things to watch at the Winter Olympics on February 15 - Day 6

Eve Muirhead of Britain.

Eve Muirhead of Britain.

ALPINE (0330 GMT+1)

The rescheduled men's downhill, the blue riband event of the Alpine programme, is due to take place, weather permitting. The contenders include Beat Feuz of Switzerland, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal and Austria's Matthias Mayer, the defending champion.


The two-day, four-run men's skeleton competition begins with many wondering how Briton Dom Parsons will perform. He was fastest on two of the four training runs he took part in and opted not to slide on Wednesday. South Korea's Yun Sung-bin is favourite after dominating the World Cup series.

CURLING (0105)

The round-robin phase of the curling competitions continue, with Great Britain's women and skip Eve Muirhead bidding to build on their opening victory over the Olympic Athletes of Russia when they meet the United States and China. Kyle Smith's rink, who beat Switzerland and lost to Canada on Wednesday, play Japan.


The pairs free skating final will be compelling viewing. Features favourites Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China, who qualified ahead of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, who are representing the Olympic Athletes of Russia.


The men's snowboard cross competition takes place, with a seeding run followed by the four-rider rounds. It can be a bit of a lottery, but there should be plenty of thrills and spills in this exhilarating discipline. France's Pierre Vaultier won the World Cup series.


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