Kevin Rolland in the halfpipe final, alpine team skiing… What time and on which channels to watch Saturday’s events?

The last full day of the Beijing Olympics could be great for the French. Kevin Rolland will open the ball in Zhangjiakou for the final of the freestyle skiing halfpipe event. The flag bearer of the French delegation ranked tenth in the qualifications. In a final where nothing is decided in advance, the Savoyard will bravely try his luck to win a second Olympic medal (after the bronze in Sochi, in 2014).

Later, the alpine skiers will pass through the Yanqing start gate one last time for the team event. The objective is to do better than four years ago (fourth place) to get a medal. Just after, the French cross-country skiers will be present in number on the 50 km free to create the surprise. As for Margot Boch and Carla Sénéchal, they will try to finish the two-man bob event in style. Discover the full program.

2h30: freestyle skiing men’s halfpipe final to follow on France 2

Facing the American leaders, Kevin Rolland will have a lot to do. But Le Plagnard warned just after qualifying: a final completely reshuffles the cards, anything is possible and it will “play, because [qu’il est] games”. Tenth in qualifying, the bronze medalist from Sochi can create a surprise in Zhangjiakou’s pipe.

3 hours: alpine skiing by mixed teams to follow on France 2

And if it was there, the fourth medal for French alpine skiing at the Beijing Olympics? In any case, the chances of medals are important for the French clan with a team made up of Tessa Worley, Coralie Frasse-Sombet, Mathieu Faivre and Alexis Pinturault in Yanqing. Fourth in 2018 in Pyeongchang, there will be a taste of revenge for the Habs on these minimalist giant slaloms.

7 a.m.: cross-country skiing 50 km men to follow on France 3

The French have the cash! Adrien Backscheider, who will compete there in his only race of the Olympic Games, has prepared specifically for this 50 km in freestyle (skating). At his side, Maurice Manificat, Clément Parisse and Jules Lapierre will be lined up to try to compete with the Russian and Norwegian leaders.

12 p.m.: free pair skating program on France 2

Three Russian couples and two Chinese couples in the first five places. The couple’s gold medal will be decided between these two nations, after the short program narrowly dominated by the Wenjing Sui-Cong Han duo (84.41 points) ahead of the Russians Evgenia Tarasova-Vladimir Morozov (84.25 points) and Anastasia Mishina-Aleksandr Galliamov. Olympic vice-champions four years ago and world vice-champions this year, the Chinese dream of gold.

1 p.m.: bob with two women to follow on France 3

Margot Boch, pilot, and Carla Sénéchal, pusher, are in 17th place after the first two races on Friday. The French will want to nibble on a few positions to tickle the best in the world.

All the Games on France Télévisions

On this new day of the 2022 Winter Olympics, you can also follow or discover other sports such as speed skating, ski jumping or skeleton… From Friday February 4 to Sunday February 20, 2022, discover the daily schedule of the Beijing Winter Olympics on france info: sports.

You can follow the Olympic Games live on France 2 and France 3, as well as on the platform from the beginning to the end of the tests. Every day, you can also find the JO Club magazine from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on France 2, as well as “Tout le sport Journal des JO” from 8:05 p.m. 8:05 p.m. to 9 p.m. on France 3.

The program for Saturday February 19, 2022 at the Beijing Olympics, without biathlon, moved to Friday February 18.  (FRANCEINFO)