Great Britain's curlers endured a disappointing day as the men were forced into a make or break play-off and the women bowed out with a fifth straight defeat.
David Murdoch's men needed to beat Norway to clinch a semi-final spot but lost 9-5 and now face a play-off clash with Sweden on Wednesday.
A win against the Swedes would book a semi-final showdown with Kevin Martin's unbeaten Canada team on Thursday so the men's Olympic medal dreams are still alive. But the Olympic adventure is over for 19-year old women's skip Eve Muirhead, a 6-5 defeat against Canada sealing their fate.
Murdoch remained upbeat about the men's chances after he, Ewan MacDonald, Pete Smith and Euan Byers lost out to Thomas Ulsrud's team.
"At least we're not out of it," he said. "That's the main thing. "We play Sweden and hopefully win that. If we win we would play Canada. We like playing them, it always brings the best out in us. It is not something we are scared of and if we played Kevin it would be one almighty game."
Nicola Minichiello's hopes of claiming Olympic gold on the same Whistler track as Amy Williams suffered a blow when she trailed in 10th place after the first two runs of the women's bobsleigh.
Minichiello struggled to get to grips with the track in blizzard conditions and stands almost a second behind Cathleen Martini's German bob in third place.
Jenna McCorkell suffered an unfortunate fall during her routine in figure skating's ladies short programme and had a score of 40.64 placing her 29th out of 30.
Edinburgh's Andy Noble won the mini-competition between the three British team-mates, placing 36th just ahead of 37th placed Ed Drake, while Dave Ryding survived an early slip to finish 47th.
Sarah Sauvey disappointed in qualifying for the women's ski-cross at Cypress Mountain. Needing to finish in the top 32 from a start list of 35, Sauvey negotiated the course in the second slowest position, beating only Switzerland's Sanna Luedi, who crashed.