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Daily snapshot: February 16

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  February 16, 2010 07:24 AM

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What to watch for today at the Olympics. Early Tuesday morning, it was pouring rain in downtown Vancouver, although it is apparently supposed to clear up later this morning.

Redemption? For four years, Lindsey Jacobellis of Stratton Mountain, Vt., has had to live with being known to the Olympic community as the snowboarder who lost a gold medal because she was hot-dogging on the final jump of the snowboardcross in Turin in 2006. Those within the snowboarding community know her as much more than that -- they see the X Games star who has dominated her sport. Nonetheless, today she gets the chance to close the book on Turin. Qualifying, 1 p.m.; Semifinals, 3:29 p.m.; Final, 3:40.

More Bode: The men's super-combined has a new format -- a shorter downhill run followed by a single slalom run -- but the same faces are expected to challenge, and that includes New Hampshire's Bode Miller. Miller looked strong and confident in the downhill on Monday, and it appears this may be his Olympics.

UPDATE, 8:45 a.m.: The men's super-combined has been postponed because of heavy snow at Whistler Mountain. No word of a rescheduled date yet.

Oh, the drama: No matter how he performs, men's figure skater Johnny Weir will add intrigue to the competition, which starts tonight. What will he wear? What will he say? Will he bring back the quad-jump? But the event is far from a one-man show. Short program, 7:15 p.m.

Let's play, eh? Men's hockey gets under way tonight, and several Bruins figure to be in action with their teams. US-Switzerland, 3 p.m.; Canada-Norway, 7:30 p.m.

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