Olympic briefing: Day of reckoning for British curling teams;

 

Britain’s curlers face a crucial day, with both Eve Muirhead and David Murdoch’s rinks having to win to secure semi-final places.

The women play twice, against Russia (5am GMT) and Denmark (3pm), both of whom are out of contention; two wins will ensure of their presence in the last four. The men must beat China (10am), who lie second, and may still face a play-off.

Davis and White out to emulate Torvill and Dean

As Torvill and Dean celebrate the 30th anniversary of their ice dance gold medal triumph in Sarajevo, their latter-day successors attempt to follow in their footsteps.

The American duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the favourites, but they will face stiff competition from the defending champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

Europe v North America in ice hockey semi-finals

It’s time to get serious in the women’s ice hockey as two continents clash in the semi-finals. Sweden fly the European flag when they come up against the US, having coming through a nervy quarter-final battle with Finland 4-2. In the second semi-final Switzerland, who surprised the hosts Russia 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday, take on reigning champions Canada, having lost 5-0 to them in the group stages.

Keep an eye on: Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes

The British figure skating duo from Nottingham booked their place in Monday afternoon’s free dance despite having a point deducted by judges on Sunday for an extended lift in the short dance. They ended in 11th position and will be hoping to move up into the top 10 when the action gets under way at around 3pm UK time.

Monday Diary

5am/3pm (GMT): Women’s curling: Rus v GB/Den v GB

10am: Men’s curling: China v GB

2.30/4.05pm: Two-man bob heats 3 & 4

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