Brace yourselves, the Winter Olympics are just days away and the Australian Olympic team are about to don their official Australian Olympic Woolzies courtesy of XTM and gear up for what may be our best winter games yet.

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While the Australian team is smaller than the one sent to Sochi; it’s being called out as Australia’s “best performing team”.  And we cannot agree more! These girls and guys have been dominating the world stage for the past 18 months ramping up between them, 54 world cup medals and 5 world champs podiums.

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games will see the Aussies compete across a number of winter sports from snowboarding to figure skating - the full competition schedule can be found on the Australian Olympic team site.

And the best bit, lots of the events will be aired in our timezone!

Here is a bit of a rundown of what’s on when so you can look out for how your favourites are going and get your Winter sports fix.

DAY 1: FRI 9 FEBRUARY
The opening ceremony on the Friday 9th February 2018, 8pm local time; broadcasted on Channel/7mate at 10pm.
Aussies Matt Graham, Brodie Summers, Jakara Anthony and Britt Cox compete in the mens and womens Moguls skiing qualifying round frm midday AEDT

DAY 3: SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY
Reigning world number 1, Britt Cox – affectionately known as Australia’s “smiling assassin” is smashing the women’s mogul skiing scene. Girl has some serious skill, with seven World Cup victories and a world championship title under her belt she’s looking pretty good for a medal - Sunday 11th February 2018, 8:30pm to 1:30pm.

DAY 4: MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY
At just 16 Tess Coady won two junior snowboard World Championships last April and placed 6th in her World Cup debut at Mammoth two months earlier. She is definitely someone we will be watching for in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final - Monday, Feb 12, 12pm at 12pm
Matt Graham is a medal chance for the Men’s moguls but his event is dominated by Canadian Mikael Kingsbury, whom Graham finished third behind in Deer Valley in early January - Monday, Feb 12, 9.30pm: Men’s Moguls Finals

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY
Scotty James is rocking the snowboard halfpipe world. Earning a near perfect score of 98.00 and placing second at the recent X-games (a point shy of first), he is going into the Games reigning world champ and will surely be a strong gold medal contender - Tuesday 13th February 2018, 1100am to 5:00pm; Wednesday 14th February 2018 on Channel 7, 12:30pm to 2:10pm.
Harley Windsor and Katia Alexandrovskaya are current world junior champions which something no other Australian figure skating pair has ever achieved. Simply put, Harley and Katia are figure skating. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, think of the sparkly outfits and super-human like triple twists, toe-double toe combination (whatever that means) and throws - Wednesday 14th February 2018 on Channel 7, 5:00pm to 9:15pm

DAY 7: THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY
World number 1 in snowboard cross, Chumpy and team mates Cam Bolton, Adam Lambert and Jarryd Hughes are all in the top 20 in the world going into the Games so we are looking good for some green and gold on the podium -  Thursday, Feb 15, 3.30pm

DAY 8: FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY
Even a ruptured knee ligament couldn’t stop Belle Brockhoff from getting to South Korea. The snowboarder was selected to the team just two months after a repeat injury forced her out of a major event in Spain and four days ago the news landed she was medically cleared to compete. Even just her determination to recover has been epic and she will definitely be someone we will be watching -  Friday, Feb 16, 2.15pm
Lydia Lassila, Laura Peel and Dani Scott will bring Aussie style to Aerial Skiing. Laura has had a strong lead in to the Games and Dani recently took home the silver at the recent world championships. Lydia Lassila is in amazing form coming into her fifth and final Winter Olympics and if her recent performances are anything to go by, this lady could certainly be adding to her medal collection - Thursday 15th February 2018, 9:00pm to 1:30am.

DAY 10: SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY
After unleashing his ‘secret weapon’ last week  – his hardest jump to date comprising three flips and five twists at the pre-Olympic training camp in Ruka Finland – Australia’s first and only male Olympic Aeriallist David Morris will compete in qualification on day 8 before the finals take place on Sunday, Feb 18, 10pm.

DAY 14 THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY
Flying the flag at PC2018 as our only female competitor in Ski Cross, Sami Kennedy-Sim has raced on the Olympic course in Phoenix Park two seasons ago and is looking forward to getting back there. And she will on Thursdays qualifier on Day 14 (finals will run on Friday, Feb 23, 3.15pm: Women’s Ski Cross Finals

DAY 15: FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY
Newcastle native Kailani Craine will compete in her first Olympics at PC2018. The Women’s figure skating final will air on Friday, Feb 23, 12pm.

DAY 16: SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY
The Aussie Bobsled team. Why? Because Australia has a bobsled team - Sunday 24th February 2018, 1000-1700

DAY 17: SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY
And that’s all there is! The closing ceremony will air at 10pm our time giving us one more chance to celebrate this amazing team.

FOR MORE NEWS FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS
XTM’s own Al Dower will be on the ground in Pyeongchang for the Games, cheering on  the team and sending back all the news as it happens. Subscribe to our news for all the latest updates and interviews.

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