Winter Olympics 2022 LIVE coverage as moguls skiing begins

Winter Olympics 2022 LIVE coverage as moguls skiing begins
The Winter Olympics continue with the curling ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony

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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Games Adds Seven New Events

The second day of the 24th edition of the Winter Olympics in Beijing kicked off with mixed doubles curling, with Team GB’s Jen Dodds and Bruce Moat beating Canada’s Rachel Homan and John Morris.

Team USA lost 8-4 to Italy in the second mixed doubles curling result of the day, while China and Sweden beat Australia and the Czech Republic respectively.

Dodds and Moat will return to the ice later in the day to take on Switzerland, competing in the initial round-robin phase against some of their biggest medal rivals.

Canada beat Switzerland in the women’s ice hockey as the North American nation maintained a 14-match winning run in this fixture. China lost in the same sport to the Czech Republic, 3-1.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday 4 February.

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Switzerland take curling lead after GB error

A big mistake from Jennifer Dodds with her final shot of the end sees her overpower the effort as she tries to knock away a couple of Switzerland stones, leaving the Swiss with an open shot on their final attempt.

They score three, and lead the world champions 3-1.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 12:28
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Team GB lead Switzerland after first end

Team GB lead Switzerland 1-0 after the first end in this curling fixture.

Jennifer Dodds produced an excellent shot with her final attempt to put the stone right in the centre of the target and better two solid attempts the Swiss had sent down previously.

A strong start from Dodds and Mouat. Seven ends remain.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 12:17
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Team GB contesting third curling match

Team GB have been flying in the mixed double curling so far this Games, beating Sweden and Canada in their opening two fixtures.

Now they’re taking on Switzerland as they look to keep their winning for going.

The British competitors are Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat. GB are the current world champions.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 12:07
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Men’s ski mogul qualification underway

The men’s skiing moguls qualification is underway at the Genting Snow Park.

Moguls are a form of freestyle skiing where a series of heavy bumps are formed on a downhill piste, which competitors traverse one-by-one. Scoring is based on a combination of top speed, jumps, and turns, and as evaluated by a team of judges.

The favourite for the men’s event is Canadian Mikaël Kingsbury, who took gold in Pyongyang in 2018.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 11:58
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More ice hockey coming this afternoon involving the United States

Japan’s victory over Sweden earlier this morning isn’t the end of the women’s ice hockey action for today, with another fixture kicking off just after 1pm.

The United States will face Finland in Group A at the Wukegong Sports Centre, looking to make up ground on early leaders Canada who decimated Switzerland in a 12-1 win in the early hours of this morning.

The US and Canada are the only teams to have taken gold in women’s ice hockey since it entered the Olympics in 1998.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 11:50
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Men’s moguls underway shortly

The men’s skiing moguls qualifying follows shortly at Genting Snow Park.

Team GB will be represented in the freestyle skiing event by Will Feneley, who will start 26th of 30 athletes. Just like the women’s event, only the top ten will progress to the next round.

Qualifying is set to begin in around 15 minutes.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 11:31
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Women’s skiing moguls qualifying sessions sees favourites progress

Some of the favourites to take victory in the women’s skiing moguls have comfortably progressed through the qualifying round in Beijing this morning.

Defending champion Perrine Lafont of France is through after posting a score of 81.11 to take second place, with Australia’s Jakara Anthony leading the standings on 83.75, while the United States’ Jaelin Kauf took third.

Team GB’s Leonie Gerken Schofield did not finish her run and has been eliminated from the event.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 11:16
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Team GB coming up in curling

Earlier this morning Team GB won their first curling match of the Games by beating Canada 6-4 at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing.

They’re in action once again in about an hour’s time as they look to make it two wins from two against Sweden.

We’ll have all the coverage here from around 12pm.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 11:06
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Japan 3 -1 Sweden: full-time in women’s ice hockey

Japan have emerged victorious in their opening Group B women’s ice hockey fixture against Sweden.

This is a deserved victory for the Asian side, who dominated the opening and closing periods of the match, but they were forced to graft for it by a hard-working and defensively strong Swedish side.

Shiori Koike opened the scoring after receiving a pass and slamming the puck past Emma Soderberg into the roof of the net, before Maja Nylen-Persson equalised by slotting home past veteran former New York Riveters goalkeeper Nana Fujimoto at the start of the second period.

In the final stages of the third period, though, Japan’s dominance told as Akita Rui thrashed a finish into the cage before Yoneyama Haruna sealed it by scoring into an empty net after the Sweden goaltender had been replaced by an extra attacker.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 10:55
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Japan seal the win!

Japan have won it! Yoneyama Haruna shoots from a long way out towards the empty cage and makes no mistake.

Emma Soderberg is back on in goal without a minute remaining to help keep the score down.

Dan Austin3 February 2022 10:50

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