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First medals of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Action in the Winter Olympics starts in earnest on Saturday with five gold medals up for grabs, opening with the new Games discipline of snowboard slopestyle and concluding around midnight with the floodlit women's moguls.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Men's final 3:45 a.m. ET -- CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Canadian Maxence Parrot is favored to take the first gold of the Games in snowboard slopestyle after American Shaun White withdrew claiming the course was too dangerous. Slopestyle, which has similarities to skateboarding, is one of the events introduced to help spread the Games' appeal to a younger television audience.
The three Americans -- Chas Guldemond, Sage Kotsenburg and Ryan Stassel -- are in the semifinals, hoping to claim the four spots left in the final group.
Men’s 5000m, 6:30 a.m. ET -- CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer, expected to become one of the faces of the Games, is favorite to retain his 5,000 meters title in what should be an atmospheric afternoon in the indoor Adler Arena.
Women's Skiathlon 7.5km Classic and 7.5km Free, 5 a.m. ET -- CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Norwegian Marit Bjoergen, the most successful athlete of the 2010 Games with five medals, including three golds, faces tough competition from her compatriot Therese Johaug on the slopes in the cross-country skiathlon.
Women’s moguls final, 1 p.m. ET -- CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
American Hannah Kearney is another Vancouver 2010 winner looking well placed to repeat that success after she topped qualifying for the women's moguls final.
Kearney was the top qualifier on Thursday and is trying to become the first freestyle skier to win multiple Olympic gold medals. Freestyle skiing has been in the Olympics since 1992.
Her biggest threats are Canadian sisters Chloe, Justine and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe.
Men’s 10K Sprint, 9 a.m. ET -- CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
In the biathlon sprint, Frenchman Martin Fourcade will start as the favorite but he will face stern competition from Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen, the sprint and pursuit world champion.