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Today at Sochi Olympics

12 February 2014 [13:10] - TODAY.AZ
Six more medals will be awarded at the Olympics on Wednesday. The Norwegians are still leading the way in the medal count almost a full week into competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics. But the schedule is a busy one on Wednesday, and six medals will be handed out.

The curling competition will start off the day as the clock strikes midnight on the East Coast. The United States men's team will take on Denmark while two other matches get underway. Alpine skiing will also have its final event in the women's downhill at 2 a.m. ET.

Men's hockey also makes its debut with two games at noon ET, and the much-anticipated showdown between the United States and Canada will be played at 7:30 a.m. ET.

In the evening the USA’s Shani Davis will go for an unprecedented Olympic hat-trick in the men’s 1,000m at the Adler Arena, and the competitors in the luge doubles event will take to the ice at the Sanki Sliding Centre.

The best female snowboarders in the world will then give it their all in the halfpipe, with figure skating and the pairs free skate bringing the curtain down on the day at the Iceberg Skating Palace.

A double world champion in 2009 and the holder of the FIS crystal globe, Lindsey Vonn went into the downhill at Whistler Creekside as the world’s leading female skier. Wearing the No16 bib, she was fastest at all the splits and stopped the clock at 1:44.15, taming a challenging course to become the USA’s first ever Olympic women’s downhill champion and win the one major title to have eluded her grasp to that point. Fellow American and Turin 2006 giant slalom gold medallist Julia Mancuso took the silver behind her, with Austria’s Elisabeth Görgl winning the bronze. Injury has denied Vonn the chance to defend her title in Sochi.


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