This Week in Sport: 14th February − 20th February 2022

Nino Niederreiter celebrates with his Carolina Hurricanes' teammatesAnother incredible week of sport is in store for sports fans around the world. On Monday, athletes will battle it out in the the women’s Aerial event. The following day, in one of the first round of 16 matches of the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain take on Real Madrid. On Wednesday and on the other side of the Atlantic, the Carolina Hurricanes play host to the Florida Panthers in the NHL.

Thursday sees the start of a two Test series between New Zealand and South Africa. The next day, this year’s Super Rugby season gets underway as the Waratahs take on Fijian Drua in Sydney.

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday in Manchester, Amir Khan gets into the ring to fight Kell Brook - a bout not to be missed by boxing fans. Finally, Sunday will see 17 nations battling it out in the 4-man bobsleigh event - one of the last events of Beijing 2022. 

 

Olympics: Freestyle Skiing

Monday 14th February 11AM GMT/7PM Local Time

Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou

After significant and disruptive snowfall over the weekend, competition at the Winter Olympics continues with the women’s Aerial competition. Hanna Huskova from Belarus will look to defend her Olympic title and add to her country’s current total of 1 silver medal, can she win back to back titles?

Official Site: Beijing 2022

Fantasy: Beijing 2022

Podcast: Olympics

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Bloomberg

News: ​​The Guardian 

 

UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid

Tuesday 15th February 8PM GMT/9PM Local Time

Parc des Princes, Paris

Real Madrid travel north to Paris, to take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16. After a 2-2 draw in the group stages late last year, this is bound to be a tight and exciting match.

Official site: UEFA

News: Marca 

Games: UEFA

Podcast: Official UEFA Champions League Podcast 

Statistics: UEFA 

Videos: YouTube

 

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes v Florida Panthers

Wednesday 16th February 12:30AM (17th) GMT/7:30PM Local Time

PNC Arena, Raleigh

With both teams having lost their last games, the Hurricanes and the Panthers will be keen to get back on track with a win. The two heavyweights of the Eastern Conference are both sat on 32 wins this season, who will break the deadlock?

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Litter Box Cats 

Blog: Canes Country 

 

Cricket: New Zealand v South Africa (1st Test) Day 1

Thursday 17th February 10PM (16th) GMT/11AM Local Time

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

The first Test between New Zealand and visitors South Africa begins this week. The two Tests are part of the ICC World Test Championship, in which South Africa sit 4th and New Zealand 6th. South Africa will be looking to end New Zealand’s incredible unbeaten record at home, which stands at 9 series.

News: Stuff 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: News24 

Merchandise: New Zealand 

Merchandise: South Africa 

News: News24 

 

Super Rugby: Waratahs v Fijian Drua

Friday 18th February 8:45AM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Western Sydney Stadium, Sydney 

After the postponement of the meeting between Moana Pasifika and the Blues, this match-up marks the start of the 2022 Super Rugby Season. Teams will be desperate to get the competition under way after numerous location and schedule changes.

Official Site: Super Rugby 

Merchandise: Lovell Rugby 

Podcast: Super Rugby Podcast 

Statistics: Super Rugby 

Videos: Youtube 

Fantasy: Superbru 

 

Boxing: Amir Khan v Kell Brook

Saturday 19th February 10:30PM GMT/10:30PM Local Time

Manchester Arena, Manchester

Olympic Silver Medalist Amir Khan will go head-to-head with Kell Brook on Saturday. Little has been seen of Amir Khan in recent years, with his last professional fight taking place against Billy Dib in 2019. With tensions close to spilling over in the last few weeks after a row over weight, who will take the win in this hugely anticipated bout?

News: Sky Sports 

Podcast: Tha Boxing Voice

Statistics: BoxRec

Merchandise: Amir Khan World 

Merchandise:  Kell Brook 

Videos: YouTube

 

Olympics: Bobsleigh

Sunday 20th February 3:20AM GMT/11:20AM Local Time

Yanqing National Sliding Centre, Beijing

The Final of the 4-man Bobsleigh event will take place on the last day of the week, as Beijing 2022 draws to a close. 3 sleds from defending champions Germany have qualified, and they look to be favourites for the gold. The closing ceremony also takes place on Sunday.

Official Site: Beijing 2022

Fantasy: Beijing 2022

Podcast: Olympics

News: BBC Sport 

Statistics: Bloomberg

News: ​​Eurosport 

 

Photo by: Carolina Hurricanes

Written and information correct on 13th February 2022 at 10pm GMT

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