It’s a time of crisis at the Beijing Olympics.
When we reach the home stage, some of Canada’s most prominent athletes will face elimination or when they get their last chance to reach the podium.
Here’s a look at five important Canadian stories to follow on Day 12.
Editor’s note: All times are Eastern Time on Wednesday unless otherwise stated.
.@TeamJJonesCurl is back in the playoff hunt
With two wins on Monday, is in a three-way draw for fifth place. The four best teams advance past the round robin
Get information about Team Jones’ fantastic Monday https://t.co/9Xckt6LeWT pic.twitter.com/UWIZy4GKpP
– Team Canada (@TeamCanada) February 14, 2022
Curling ladies, vs. USA, 20.05 (Tuesday), vs. China, 07.05
The Winnipeg jump returned to the semifinals with two wins on day 10 to raise its record to 3-3 with three round-robin matches left. The Americans are tied for the fourth and final playoff spot at 4-3, so the start of Jones Day 12 is huge.
Max Moffatt is on his way to the final
His first run in the slopestyle qualifier was enough to qualify
Moffatt will be the only Canadian in the men’s ski slop final https://t.co/k1klQ1z6sj
– CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) February 15, 2022
Freestyle for men, final on the ski slope, 20:30
The native from Guelph, Ont., Squeezed into the 12-man final by finishing 11th in qualifying on day 11. Eleventh is also where he finished in this event last year at the World Championships.
– Kim Boutin (@kimbtin) February 8, 2022
Ladies’ Short Course 1,500 meters, quarterfinals at 06.30, semifinals at 07.15, finals at 08.11
Boutin has a bronze medal in the 500 meters and two fourth places in relays in Beijing. She took bronze in this event at the Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018. Boutin is looking to win her fifth Olympic medal of her career.
Men’s short course 5,000 meters relay, finals at 07.32
Hamelin, 37, has another chance to break a Canadian record by winning his sixth Olympic medal of his career. He has been part of previous relay teams that won Olympic gold, silver and bronze at this event.
Canadian men’s hockey team
Quarter final, against Sweden, 08:30
After a simple first elimination match against China, Canada will face a rested Swedish team. Sweden did not win their group after blowing a 3-0 lead in an extra time loss against Finland, but the Swedes still got a goodbye to the quarterfinals by finishing as the top second team.