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Olympic 2018 Results: How to View Live Updates for Saturday Medal Tally

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2018

Norway's Marit  Bjoergen competes during the Ladies' 10 km Cross Country World Cup competition in Seefeld, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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The first medals of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be handed out on Saturday as the competition gets under way in earnest after Friday's opening ceremony.

There is action in alpine skiing, curling, ice hockey, luge and snowboarding, while medals are up for grabs in biathlon, cross-country skiing, short-track speedskating, speedskating and ski jumping.

All the action is available in the United States on NBC, and the BBC will provide coverage in the United Kingdom.

The first gold of the Games will be won at the Alpensia cross-country skiing centre, with Norway possibly being the first country on the board.

Six-time Olympic gold medalist Marit Bjoergen is being heavily tipped to prevail in the ladies' 15-kilometer skiathlon, which starts at 4:15 p.m. local (7:15 a.m. GMT, 2:15 a.m. ET).

A full schedule of the day's events can be found on the Games' official website.

In ski jumping, the men's individual normal hill final will take place.

Defending champion Kamil Stoch of Poland is fancied to take gold again, but Germany's Andreas Wellinger laid down an impressive marker on Thursday as he topped the standings in qualification. 

Netherlands' Ireen Wust practices during a speed skating training session at the Gangneung Oval Arena during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung on February 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Aris MESSINIS        (Photo credit should read ARIS MESS
ARIS MESSINIS/Getty Images

Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust will look to continue her hugely impressive record in the ladies' 3,000 metres at the Gangneung Oval. She won gold in the event at the 2006 Games in Turin and in Sochi four years ago.

In the men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating, there could be success for the hosts in the form of Seo Yi-Ra.

There will be no medals handed out on Saturday in the ice hockey, but it will be a historic day as a unified Korean women's team face Switzerland.

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