The word of the day is "vengeance." In men's hockey, Canada and the U.S.A. face off in the semifinals. Thursday's Canadian victory over the U.S. in women's hockey (glorious or devastating, depending on which The Wire writer you ask) will almost certainly hang over the proceedings.
A couple of relays are also on the docket for today. In short track speed skating, there is the men's 5,000m race, and in the biathlon, the women's 4 x 6km relay. In the biathlon, Russia will attempt to clinch gold for the third time in a row.
Friday also marks the end of men's curling, with a bronze medal match between China and Sweden, and a gold medal match between Great Britain and Canada. Canada will be going for its third straight gold in the event. Great Britain has not won gold in the event since 1924 (due, in part, to the 70-odd years in which curling was not an Olympic event). Afterwards, the curling stones go back into the vault until 2018, when everyone will once again be reminded, "Haha, oh yeah! Curling!"
2:45 p.m.: A lot of movement on the medal board today, especially from Canada who jumped back into the race with two gold medals today, four total, and assured themselves at least no worse than silver in hockey. But the U.S. nabbed two of their own to keep their one-a-day streak alive and hold onto the overall lead. Team USA is now tied with Canada and Russia for second-most golds with 9, however, Norway still has the most at 10.
2:30 p.m.: RESULTS: So while that was going on, you probably missed a few other things. Like American Mikaela Shiffrin becoming the youngest person ever, man or woman, to win gold in an Alpine skiing event. The 18-year-old took first in the Slalom. Austrians Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel took Silver and Bronze.