AS IT HAPPENS: Day six from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
HISTORIC WIN: USA's Shani Davis skates a lightning-fast final lap to become the first person to defend the Olympic 1000m speed skating title at the Richmond Olympic Oval (Getty Images)
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23:35 (-8 GMT): That brings an end to the live action in Vancouver but be sure to join us tomorrow when Lindsey Vonn will go for her second gold in the super combined - weather permitting!
23:30 (-8 GMT): The report from Canada Hockey Place is in and the Czech Republic have downed old foes Slovakia 3-1 - read the report here
23:20 (-8 GMT): Eve Muirhead is looking on the bright side of her first day in Vancouver despite seeing a defeat to Sweden take the shine of the earlier victory over China
Other results are in and China's Bingyu Wang is back to winning ways in her second match, overcoming Switzerland's Mirjam Ott 8-6, while Ludmila Privivkova has beaten Denmark's Madeleine Dupont 7-3
23:03 (-8 GMT): The Czech Republic now lead Slovakia 3-1 at Canada Hockey Place, they're in the dying stages over there
22:48: (-8 GMT): The pictures are in from Shaun White's mesmeric halfpipe victory - take a look here
22:20: (-8 GMT): In the last live action of the day, there is men's hockey at Canada Hockey Place and the Czech Republic and Slovakia are currently locked at 1-1 with five minues left of the second period
22:19: Here's the match report from the Slovakia v Sweden match - oh so close for the Slovakians!
22:00 (-8 GMT): Kristan Bromley will begin his third Olympic campaign tomorrow, and British Skeleton performance director Andi Schmid believes no-one deserves a medal more - read more here
21:50 (-8 GMT): There's no way back into it for Eve Muirhead and co I'm afraid, Sweden's Anette Norberg, the defending champion proves too strong and GB crash 6-4
Meanwhile, Russia lead Denmark 5-3 in the tenth end and China are 7-6 against Switzerland, also in the final end.
21:30: (-8 GMT): American speed skater Shani Davis, fresh from defending his 1000m Olympic title, has revealed how a phone call from a certain Barack Obama inspired him - read more here
21:18: (-8 GMT): Meanwhile, it's over at the UBC Thunderbird Arena and after a shaky start, Switzerland romped to a 5-2 victory - poor old Slovakia
21:16 (-8 GMT): Great Britain's Eve Muirhead is 5-3 down against Sweden's Anette Norberg, time is running out for the young Scot
21:00 (-8 GMT): While Shaun White was setting the world alight at Cypress Mountain, Ben Kilner was making his Olympic debut - here's what he thought of it
20:50 (-8 GMT): Meanwhile, women's skip Eve Muirhead is currently still 4-2 down against Sweden's defending champion Anette Norberg
20:23 (-8 GMT): Some curling over at the Vancouver Olympc Centre and Eve Muirhead and co are current 4-2 down to defending champions Sweden, while Denmark lead Russia 2-1 and Switzerland lead China 3-1
All matches are roughly halfway through
20:10 (-8 GMT): Truly breath-taking from Shaun White - victory was already his as he started his second run but he still treated the world to his new secret weapon, the Double McTwist - read more here
20:06 (-8 GMT): Switzerland have levelled things up against Slovakia, it's now 1-1
19:58 (-GMT): Over on the ice hockey rink and Slovakia women are 1-0 up against Switzerland - great to see after their 18-0 defeat to Canada
19:54 (-8 GMT): So near but yet so far for Kazuhiro Kokubo - he slightly misjudges a landing and his chances are over - he looked very good until then
19:43 (-8 GMT): An incredible first run performance from Shaun White - he's already got one hand on the Olympic crown
19:37 (-8 GMT): But two double corkscrews from snowboarding superstar Shaun White puts him streets ahead with 46.8 - that's going to be next to impossible to beat! And he's got more up his sleeve!
19:32 (-8 GMT): Over at Cypress Mountain and the first runs of the men's snowboard halfpipe final is underway now - it's the USA's Scott Lago who leads with 42.8 points
19:25 (08 GMT): Meng Wang streaks to 500m gold by almost 20m - unbelievable! Read the report here
19:19 (-8 GMT): A false start in 500m short track final - there's nerves out there. Don't forget there are two Canadians competing
19:17 (-8 GMT): Andreas and Wolfgang Linger defend their doubles luge crown with a dominant second run - to read more click here
19:14 (-9 GMT): The women's 500m short track speed skating final is up shortly - it was Yang Zhou who won the B final
18:55 (-8 GMT): China edge out Canada on the line while Germany are third and Great Britain are a distant fourth - onyl Jon Eley in the 500m next Wednesday can prevent this being a disastrous Olympics for the British squad
18:52 (-8 GMT): Canada and China have pulled away and unless something catastrophic happens for them, it's curtains for Great Britain
18:49 (-8 GMT): At the halfway point, Great Britain are bringing up the rear I'm afraid
18:46 (-8 GMT): Over at the luge track and with 12 sleds to go it is Russian duo Michail Kuzmich and Stanislav Mikheev in the lead
18:45 (-8 GMT): They're up against Canada, Germany and China
18:44 (-8 GMT): And Great Britain are drinking in the last chance saloon here - Jon Eley, Jack Whelbourne, Tom Iveson and Anthony Douglas have been given the nod for the quartet - no place for Paul Worth
18:42 (-8 GMT): And France have been advanced. It's looking like we'll have a minimum of five teams in the final and possibly more depending on what happens in the second semi
18:41 (-8 GMT): All too easy for the USA and Korea, but all is not lost for France, they might be advanced after Italy were at fault for the crash
18:40 (-8 GMT): It's the USA's and Korea's to lose now but that's not to say France and Italy aren't trying, but it's all they can do not to get lapped
18:37 (-8 GMT): CRASH! That was inevitable. France and Italy bite the dust and their struggling to get back into it
18:35 (-8 GMT): This is ridiculous - they're going to compete 43 laps! This reminds me of the madison - that cycling event with hundreds of cyclists where no-one knows whats going on - but on ice!
It's Korea setting the pace at present
18:32 (-8 GMT): But first it's the men's 5000m relay semis - expect carnage!!!
First up it's Italy versus Korea vs the USA vs France....there's definitely no love lost between the USA and Korea
18:29 (-8 GMT): A few times for you now.........
SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING - WOMEN'S FINAL - 19:07 (-8 GMT)
SNOWBOARDING - HALFPIPE FINAL - 19:15 (-8 GMT)
18:25 (-8 GMT): A break at the Pacific Coliseum, the Whistler Sliding Centre and Cypress Mountain now, but fear not, Sweden's men are currently 2-0 up against Germany at Canada Hockey Place, but they're under the cosh
18:24 (-8 GMT): As I was saying, Sarah Lindsay is not a happy bunny
"This Olympics felt so much more important than the previous two," said Lindsay. "I had to work so long and hard to come back from the injury, I really saw this year as another chance.
"The last few weeks I've been skating as fast as I ever have. After the injury, I never thought I would skate those times again, so I was super excited coming into this.
"I was definitely in with a chance. My starts were 100 percent back on form and I've been skating quick.
"I'm not sure what happened, I've never seen it before. I was in a World Cup race a few years ago where the race was restarted five times.
"It's a tight space and everyone is aiming for the same spot."
18:18 (-8 GMT): Over at Cypress Mountain and the final six competitots in the halfpipe final have been decided
No Ben Kilner I'm afraid but there is Markus Malin of Finland, American duo Gregory Bretz and Scott Lago, France's Mathieu Crepel, another Finn, Markuu Koski and Justin Lamoureux of Canada
18:17 (-8 GMT): That was an Olympic record from Meng Wang by the way!
18:16: (-8 GMT): Second semi final now and Meng Wang has absolutely bossed it! Short track is supposed to be close but she streaked ahead - she's joined by Canada's Marianne St Gelais - a guaranteed home medal at least
18:14 (-8 GMT): Could we have another gold medal in the women's 500m short track - Jessica Gregg flies into the final alnog with Italy's Arianna Fontana
18:00 (-8 GMT): Sarah Lindsay and Elise Christie are both not happy about their eliminations - to read more click here
17:53 (-8 GMT): In the short track, South Korea's Sung Si-Back has rebroken the Olympic record in the 1000m heats!
Charles Hamelin set a new one in the first heats but Sung has just skated 1:24.245 minutes - top stuff.
17:52 (-8 GMT): Ben Kilner goes first in the second run. Cracking effort from the Brit but he falls at the end and scores 17 - that won't be enough for the final unfortunately.
17:49 (-8 GMT): Sweden have scored a second goal. It's 2-0 now against Germany courtesy of Loui Eriksson's strike.
17:47 (-8 GMT): LUGE UPDATE - you may have been waiting on a luge update. If so, I apologise - here it is.
Austria's Linger brothers (Andreas and Wolfgang) are first after the first run of two. They have a very slim (0.088 seconds) lead over Latvia's Sics brothers (Andris and Juris).
17:44 (-8 GMT): Tom Iveson finishes fourth in his 1000m short track heat. Meanwhile, Great Britain's Ben Kilner will go first in the second run of the halfpipe semi-finals.
17:42 (-8 GMT): South Korea's Tae-Bum Mo keeps his second place for silver. USA's Chad Hedrick for bronze.
17:41 (-8 GMT): SHANI DAVIS!
Was it ever in doubt? Yes. The American was well down at the bell but he comes back to win by 0.18 seconds.
17:40 (-8 GMT): Shani Davis against Mun Joon in the final pairing of the speed skating.
17:38 (-8 GMT): I'm feeling somewhat hard done by when ice hockey matches don't produce more than ten goals now.
But the men's competition tends to be a closer affair and Sweden lead Germany 1-0 midway through the second period - Mattias Ohlund on the power play.
17:36 (-8 GMT): Penultimate pairing in the speed skating - Vancouver native Denny Morrison with Dutch skater Mark Tuitert.
Tuitert wins the pairing but it's a slow one and he can only manage fourth. Tae-Bum Mo is guaranteed another medal.
17:35 (-8 GMT): It's going well for the British curlers but that's about it so far. Canada's Charles Hamelin won that first short track heat in an Olympic record. Eley came third.
17:33 (-8 GMT): Jon Eley goes out of the men's 1000m short track - it's not been a good night for Team GB at the Pacific Coliseum so far - Sportsbeat's James Toney at the Pacific Coliseum
17:32 (-8 GMT): Elise Christie is fuming after claiming she was barged by Korea's Eun-Byul Lee in her semi-final. She finishes third and misses the semis - Sportsbeat's James Toney at the Pacific Coliseum
17:31 (-8 GMT): Jon Eley is up in the short track 1000m heats. Can he do better than Lindsay and Christie in their 500m earlier.
17:28 (-8 GMT): Chad Hedrick v Tae-Bum Mo in the 16th pairing of the speed skating. Massive.
And Mo goes first with Hedrick second. 1:09.13 minutes is the new time to beat.
Hedrick was way down at the half way stage and did well to come back into that one.
17:26 (-8 GMT): Great Britain's Elise Christie has just missed out in her quarter final. It was the slowest quarter final of the lot and she finished third.
17:24 (-8 GMT): Not so good from Ben Kilner in his first run of the semi-final. He falls and scores 3.1. He's got it all today in the second run.
17:22 (-8 GMT): In case you missed this morning's action in Vancouver, Lindsey Vonn won the women's alpine skiing downhill in dominant style.
17:21 (-8 GMT): USA have just lost a topsy-turvy curling match against European silver medallist Switzerland.
The USA came from 4-0 down to lead 6-4 but then lost the last two ends before losing the extra end. That's tough on the Americans.
17:20 (-8 GMT): Meanwhile, the doubles luge first run has started and the semi-finals of the men's snowboarding halfpipe has got going. Great Britain's Ben Kilner is in the latter.
17:19 (-8 GMT): Here's GB's Elise Christie in the last quarter final at the short track.
17:15 (-8 GMT): Stefan Groothuis is the new leader with USA's Nick Pearson second in the 1000m speed skating. Wotherspoon is in bronze at the moment but he can kiss that medal goodbye I'm afraid.
17:10 (-8 GMT): The short track speed skating women's 500m are underway but it's bad news for Great Britain's Sarah Lindsay.
She crashes in the first race but it's restarted so she's given another chance. But she crashes again after the restart! And is eventually disqualified - much to the anger of British coach Nicky Gooch who is talking furiously with officials.
17:03 (-8 GMT): Meghan Agosta takes the plaudits for Canada's win. They probably should have won by more than 13-1 in the end.
17:00 (-8 GMT): They're tending to the ice at the Richmond Olympic Oval so we've got a bit of a wait there for Wotherspoon.
16:46 (-8 GMT): Larsen still leads the 1000m - that would be a turn up for the books if the Norwegian hangs on for a medal. Canada's Jeremy Wotherspoon is up next - he finished ninth in the 500m earlier this week.
16:41 (-8 GMT): Well, for the second game in a row Canada fail to complete the shutout despite dominating the game. This could be the only talking point of the women's ice hockey competition so far.
It's Canada 13 -1 Sweden - well done Katarina Timglas.