2010 Olympics open thread: Day 8-9

Up for discussion in today's open thread? Friday's prime-time matchup: The upstart Latvians, led by AHL star Kaspars Daugavins, take on the defending Olympic bronze-medal winners from the Czech Republic, featuring Milan Michalek and Filip Kuba. Plus, Jarkko Ruutu and the Finns take on the Christoph Schubert-less German National team; what will they do without his breakaway prowess?

But I might be more excited to see Canada take on Denmark in both men's and women's curling.

EDIT: Plus everything on Saturday.

Friday's schedule is after the jump:

  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Curling
    Women's: Germany vs. Great Britain (noon EST)
    Women's: Russia vs. United States (noon EST)
    Women's: China vs. Denmark (noon EST)
    Men's: Germany vs. Switzerland (5:00 p.m. EST)
    Men's: Denmark vs. Canada (5:00 p.m. EST)
    Men's: France vs. United States (5:00 p.m. EST)
    Men's: Norway vs. China (5:00 p.m. EST)
    Women's: Denmark vs. Canada (10:00 p.m. EST)
    Women's: Sweden vs. China (10:00 p.m. EST)
    Women's: Great Britain vs. Japan (10:00 p.m. EST)
    Women's: Switzerland vs. Russia (10:00 p.m. EST)
  • Figure Skating
  • Hockey
    Men's: Belarus vs. Sweden (3:00 p.m. EST)
    Men's: Czech Republic vs. Latvia (7:30 p.m. EST)
    Men's: Finland vs. Germany (midnight EST)
  • Ski jumping
  • Skeleton

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