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2010 Olympics open thread, day 15: Canada vs. Slovakia

The biggest draw of the day today is, of course, two men's hockey semi-finals: Canada takes on Slovakia at 9:30 p.m. EST, and the USA faces off against Finland at 3:00 p.m. EST. Perhaps not the four teams many would have picked heading into the tournament, but just about everyone acknowledged that seven of the teams in the competition had a very real chance to get a medal. Jarkko Ruutu is the lone Ottawa Senator left standing with medal hopes.

Perhaps the biggest 'draw' of the day, though, will come the women's curling gold-medal game, as Cheryl Bernard and the Canadian squad take on Sweden for the Olympic title. Bernard squeaked by Switzerland 6-5 in the semi-finals, so they're looking for a stronger performance when it counts. The two teams met once in round-robin play, with Canada winning 6-2.

Another six medals are going to be dished out, so Canada's got another shot to have another great day at the tournament.

Jump in to the open thread through the day, and especially during the Canada/Slovakia game, and contribute to the discussion. Day's schedule is after the jump.


  • Alpine skiing
    Ladies' Slalom, Run 1 of 2 (1:00 p.m. EST)
    Ladies' Slalom, Run 2 of 2 (4:30 p.m. EST)
  • Bobsleigh
    Four-Man, Run 1 of 4 (4:00 p.m. EST)
    Four-Man, Run 1 of 4 (5:40 p.m. EST)
  • Biathlon
    Men's 4 x 7.5km Relay (2:30 p.m. EST)
  • Curling
    Women's bronze medal game: China vs. Switzerland (noon EST)
    Women's gold medal game: Canada vs. Sweden (6:00 p.m. EST)
  • Hockey
    Men's semi-final: USA vs. Finland (3:00 p.m. EST)
    Men's semi-final: Canada vs. Slovakia (9:30 p.m. EST)
  • Snowboard
    Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom - Qualification
    Ladies' Parallel Giant Slalom - Medal round
  • Short track
    Men's 500m - Quarterfinals (9:00 p.m. EST)
    Ladies' 1000m -- Quarterfinals (9:14 p.m. EST)
    Men's 500m - Semi-finals (9:43 p.m. EST)
    Ladies' 1000m - Semi-finals (9:53 p.m. EST)
    Men's 500m - Finals (10:14 p.m. EST)
    Ladies' 1000m - Finals (10:24 p.m. EST)
    Men's 5000m Relay - Finals (10:51 p.m. EST)
  • Speed skating
    Men's Team Pursuit - Quarterfinals (3:30 p.m. EST)
    Ladies' Team Pursuit - Quarterfinals (4:20 p.m. EST)
    Men's Team Pursuit - Semi-finals (5:07 p.m. EST)