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Thursday, 21 February, 2002, 03:29 GMT
GB curlers live on the BBC
Rhona Martin of Great Britain releases the stone during the Great Britain's match with Germany
Rhona Martin will hope to lead Britain to golden glory
Click here for day 14 medals on offer

Britain's women curlers go for glory live on BBC Television tonight as they bid to end the country's 18-year gold medal drought at the Winter Games.

The BBC will show live action of their final against Switzerland.at 2150GMT on BBC2, with BBC1 picking up coverage at 10:35pm following the news.

After Alex Coomber's bronze in the women's skeleton, Rhona Martin's team face Swiss in what promises to be a thrilling climax.

You can follow the full three-hour final live on BBC Interactive, with BBC 5 Live radio updates and the latest text updates on BBC Sport Online.

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Britain had to endure two tie-breakers before beating favourites Canada en route to the final.

Britain defeated Switzerland in an earlier round and they will start as 6/5 favourites in some quarters. Should they win then it will be Britain's first gold since the 1984 Games.

Bookmakers fear record losses on Winter Olympics betting after Britain's pre-tournament odds of 33/1 had to be cut to 7/1 for the semi-final.

Many punters took advantage and Ladbrokes spokesman Simon Ansell said: "This could be our biggest ever pay-out for the Winter Olympics."

Elsewhere, Stephan Eberharter has one more chance to win an Olympic gold medal, as he goes for glory in the men's giant slalom

He will have to contend with American Bode Miller, who is a hot favourite and Austrian Benjamin Raich.

Day 14 events
Alpine skiing: men's giant slalom
Cross country: women's 4.5km relay
Curling: women's bronze medal match, women's gold medal match
Ice hockey: women's bronze medal match, women's gold medal match
Figure skating:women's free program
Nordic combined: Men's K120 sprint

Michelle Kwan will be looking to clinch gold in the women's figure skating, having taken the lead after the short program.

But Russia's Irina Slutskaya and another American Sasha Cohen, who are in the silver and bronze positions, will be looking to upset Kwan's day.

Russia will have a very strong team for the women's 4x5km cross country relay, with Julija Tchepalova, who won the 1.5km sprint and Olga Danilova, the combined champion, certain to be major players.

The women's ice hockey final is the one everybody predicted - USA v Canada.

Canada conceded their first goals of the Games in the semi-final against Finland, and were made to fight hard after falling behind.

The Americans will be lucky to find goaltender Kim St. Pierre have another off day.

And finally, two of the best in the Nordic combined world - Felix Gottwald and Ronny Ackermann - will be fighting it out for the men's K120 sprint title.


Day 14 medals on offer:

Alpine skiing: men's giant slalom:

Cross country: women's 4x5km relay:

Women's curling:

Women's figure skating:

Women's ice hockey:

Nordic combined: Men's K120 sprint

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BBC Sport's Colm Harrison
"Team GB are on course for their best Olympics in 54 years"
Great Britain coach Mike Hay
"We're excited but very focussed"
Curling development officer Lynne Robertson
"This is great for the sport"
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