Good morning! It's me, Andrew Binner, back with you today and let's take a look at the action taking place on the penultimate day at Sochi. We have the men's slalom alpine skiing (a sport sure to test your ligaments as much as your ski skills), a totally different and more endurance-based type of skiing in the men's biathlon, the exciting four-man bobsleigh event, ladies' cross-country skiing and the bronze-medal ice-hockey match between USA and Finland which will surely be a lively affair. Let's get going!
However, there is plenty of business to attend to first in Russia as some of the exciting Winter action reaches its conclusions and four medals will be won today. The action will begin at 12:45 GMT with the men's slalom alpine skiing event.
Norway stockpiles the gold: Norway's Marit Bjoergen has won the women's cross-country 30km freestyle gold medal. Compatriot Therese Johaug takes silver and Kristin Stoermer Steira, another Norwegian, claims bronze.
Amazing run! Vic Wild produces an amazing display of boarding to reel in Ben Karl after a 1.12 second deficit and win their semi-final. This men's alpine snowboarding is high-adrenaline action with crashes, upsets and some serious speed on display.
Upset! The women's alpine snowboarding event has concluded with Austrian Julia Dujmovits almost falling over but recovering to claim the gold medal. It's Germany silver and bronze then. Not much of a turnaround for these guys as Russian Vic Wild has produces another fantastic run as he bids to become the first man ever to win two gold medals in one Winter Olympics in the snowboarding.
Sochi helmet update: I have found the winner. Faras and Paul, your efforts were valiant but this effort takes it. Surely this is worth a product endorsement win or lose at Sochi?
The superb Netherlands team have won gold in the men's team pursuit. This has now been the nation's most successful ever Winter Olympics with 23 medals.
Russia have won the biathlon men's relay gold medal at the Sochi
Winter Games. Germany took silver and Austria claimed the
bronze. It's hotting up on the medal table with Norway at the top on 11 golds and Russia closing in second on 10.
So what makes the Dutch so good on ice? Well apparently it's the Thialf stadium in Heerenveen, where the Olympians do their training. It's one of the fastest low-lying rinks in the world and their engineers have invested years perfecting it. "We invested in it. This didn't happen by accident," says stadium director Eelco Derks. Here, here!
There has been a huge result in the ice hockey where Finland have managed to capture bronze (their second consecutive Olympic men's ice hockey medal) after beating the USA 5-0. The Americans, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, were
awarded a penalty shot in both the first and second periods but Patrick Kane
Right folks, that's it for today! It has been a pleasure and I look forward to joining you again tomorrow for the final day of the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. There will be bobsleigh, cross-country, ice-hockey and of course, the closing ceremony. Can anyone catch those Russians?
Good morning on the final day of the Sochi and what a day it promises to be with three medals to be won. We will have all the action and the best stories from the day for you.
Speaking of space, here is a great picture of how Sochi looks from 260 miles away. The brightly lit circular area toward the right side of the image is Sochi's "coastal cluster." You should be able to make out the blue glow of Fisht Olympic Stadium, site of the opening ceremonies, as well as the egg-shaped profile of Medal Plaza
This great stat tells you all you need to know about Dutch superiority on the ice. Clearly it is not a bad tactic to focus resources on a couple of events and take home all the glory. Surely skating has to be closing in on football as the Netherlands' national sport.
Canada have taken control of the men's ice-hockey final with goals from Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby (who scored the overtime winner in Canada's gold medal victory over the USA in 2010). It is looking good for the North Americans at the moment.
Stat time: Canada has not won back-to-back gold medals in Olympic men's ice-hockey since 1948 and 1952. I think it is fair to say that tonight the will be one huge party in Ottawa if the North Americans can see this final period though...
The Sochi stadium looks fantastic for the Games' closing ceremony. It has been a fantastically run event with drama, upsets, records and first-class action all on display for the past fortnight.