By Nick Hope-BBC Olympic sports reporter
Friday, 16 February – day seven
Could Friday bring Britain’s first gold medal of the Games? It’s possible, since Dom Parsons put himself in contention at the halfway stage of the men’s skeleton on Thursday.
The 30-year-old is fourth, 0.03 seconds behind Latvia’s Martins Dukurs, after setting a combined time of one minute 41.26 seconds.
South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin leads on 1:40.35, with Nikita Tregubov, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, second and Briton Jerry Rice 12th.
The competition finishes on Friday, at about 03:00 GMT, so you’ll have to set your alarm super early/pull an all-nighter if you’re following in Britain.
Alternatively, highlights will be on BBC TV and the BBC Sport website at your convenience.
Medal events: Seven
- 00:30-03:10: Skeleton – men’s final
- 01:00-02:00 & 04:15-0515: Alpine skiing – women’s slalom
- 02:00-04:10: Alpine skiing – men’s super-G
- 03:15-04:15: Snowboarding – women’s snowboard cross finals
- 06:00-07:50: Cross country skiing – men’s 15km free
- 11:00-12:20: Freestyle skiing – women’s aerials
- 11:00-12:30: Speed skating – women’s 5,000m final
Lizzy Yarnold will be looking to make it back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the skeleton
- 11:20-13:10: Lizzy Yarnold begins her bid to retain her Olympic crown, while team-mate Laura Deas makes her Olympic skeleton debut.
- 06:00-07:50: British cross country skiers Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young and Callum Smith compete in the men’s 15km free.
- 00:30-03:10: Dom Parsons and Jerry Rice in men’s skeleton final runs.
- 11:05-14:00: Britain’s male curlers face European champions Sweden.
- 03:15-04:15: Team GB’s most experienced Olympian at the 2018 Games, snowboarder Zoe Gillings-Brier, will bid for a first Olympic medal at the fourth attempt.
- 01:00-02:35 & 04:15-05:55: Alex Tilley and Charlie Guest will compete in the women’s slalom competition.
KEY ACTION TO WATCH:
01:00 & 04:15: American star Mikaela Shiffrin is world champion in the women’s slalom and has looked unstoppable at times this season – winning six World Cup races in a row – but faltered last time out in Switzerland, which will give her rivals hope.
00:30-03:10: Dom Parsons and Jerry Rice in men’s skeleton final runs.
11:20-13:10: Sochi 2014 gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold begins her bid to become the first British athlete to successfully defend a Winter Olympic title. Germany’s Jacqueline Lolling won four of the seven World Cup events this season, with team-mate Tina Hermann also impressively consistent.
Did you know?
Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo will be the first African woman to compete in the Olympic skeleton when she slides in Pyeongchang.
02:00-04:10: Norway are the most dominant nation in super G, winning five of the eight Winter Olympic gold medals in the event’s history, with reigning champion and ardent Liverpool fan Kjetil Jansrud one of the biggest names to look out for.
Cross country skiing:
06:00-07:50: Another Briton chasing history is Andrew Musgrave in the men’s 15km event.
The nation has never won an Olympic medal in the discipline, but, with Musgrave having claimed his maiden World Cup medal with bronze in December, it is hoped Team GB will at least better their current highest finish of 29th.
The British men will be looking to avenge their loss in last year’s European Championship final when they take on Sweden in their fourth fixture.
03:15-04:15: Will Pyeongchang 2018 be the Games when the sport’s greatest athlete not to win Olympic gold finally claims the one crown to elude her?
Lindsey Jacobellis threw away a certain gold by showboating and finishing second at Turin 2006. Despite four subsequent world titles and 10 X Games gold medals, has failed to reach the podium at the past two Olympics.
Britain’s Zoe Gillings-Brier is another hoping for a best result in what will be her fourth Games, but her first as a mother.
The 32-year-old Isle of Man snowboarder gave birth to daughter Lea in 2016 and says she is “more motivated and confident” about success than ever, given the benefits an Olympic medal would also bring to her daughter’s life.