• Gold medallists Canada's Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Caleb Flaxey (L-R) celebrate during the victory ceremony for the men's curling event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 22, 2104. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

    Gold medallists Canada's Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden and Caleb Flaxey (L-R) celebrate during the victory ceremony for the men's curling event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, February 22, 2104. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada's Sidney Crosby (front) celebrates after scoring against Sweden during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • (L-R) Britain's vice Greg Drummond, Britain's skip David Murdoch and Canada's skip Brad Jacobs look on during their men's curling gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

    (L-R) Britain's vice Greg Drummond, Britain's skip David Murdoch and Canada's skip Brad Jacobs look on during their men's curling gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  • Sweden's second Fredrik Lindberg, lead Viktor Kjaell and skip Niklas Edin (L-R) stand during their men's bronze medal curling game against China at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

    Sweden's second Fredrik Lindberg, lead Viktor Kjaell and skip Niklas Edin (L-R) stand during their men's bronze medal curling game against China at the Ice Cube Curling Center during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

  • Swedish women's curler Margaretha Sigfridsson in the semi-final against the Swiss team, at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 19, 2014. Sigfridsson and other curlers often communicate with teammates by hand signals; more important than ever at an Olympic venue that may set a record for loudness in a sport where athletes are used to hearing only the hum of their stones gliding over the ice. (James Hill/The New York Times) -- NO SALES

    Swedish women's curler Margaretha Sigfridsson in the semi-final against the Swiss team, at the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 19, 2014. Sigfridsson and other curlers often communicate with teammates by hand signals; more important than ever at an Olympic venue that may set a record for loudness in a sport where athletes are used to hearing only the hum of their stones gliding over the ice. (James Hill/The New York Times) -- NO SALES

  • Canada's Sidney Crosby (R) scores past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist on a breakaway during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Canada's Sidney Crosby (R) scores past Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist on a breakaway during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Canada's vice Ryan Fry delivers a shot during their men's curling gold medal game against Britain at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

    Canada's vice Ryan Fry delivers a shot during their men's curling gold medal game against Britain at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the Ice Cube Curling Center in Sochi February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  • Sweden's Carl Hagelin (62) looks for a loose puck as Canada's goalie Carey Price reacts during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014.REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Sweden's Carl Hagelin (62) looks for a loose puck as Canada's goalie Carey Price reacts during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014.REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • Canada's Jonathan Toews (16) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Patrik Berglund (C) reacts during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

    Canada's Jonathan Toews (16) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Patrik Berglund (C) reacts during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

  • Canada's Jonathan Toews (C) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Patrik Berglund (L) defends during the first period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

    Canada's Jonathan Toews (C) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden's Patrik Berglund (L) defends during the first period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

  • A fan with a Canadian flag painted on his face reacts before the men's ice hockey gold medal game between Sweden and Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    A fan with a Canadian flag painted on his face reacts before the men's ice hockey gold medal game between Sweden and Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • A Canada fan with his face painted with a maple leaf symbol gestures before the men's ice hockey gold medal game between Sweden and Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    A Canada fan with his face painted with a maple leaf symbol gestures before the men's ice hockey gold medal game between Sweden and Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

  • Swedish fans cheer ahead of the men's ice hockey gold medal game against Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

    Swedish fans cheer ahead of the men's ice hockey gold medal game against Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  • Fans of Canada, one with the Canadian national symbol of the maple leaf shaved into his chest hair, pose for a picture ahead of their men's ice hockey gold medal match against Sweden at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

    Fans of Canada, one with the Canadian national symbol of the maple leaf shaved into his chest hair, pose for a picture ahead of their men's ice hockey gold medal match against Sweden at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Curling: Canada face challenge from rising China

Feb 24 2014, 3:08 AM EST - (Reuters) Canada swept up both Olympic curling golds for the first time but the emergence of China poses a new challenge to their supremacy in the sport.

The Canadians had a lot to live up to coming to Sochi. The country is home to almost...

Winter Olympics Viewer's Guide: Thursday, Feb. 20

Feb 19 2014, 1:08 PM EST - The Americans will be in contention for several medals Thursday in Sochi.

US women's curling concedes after record seven-point end against

Feb 11 2014, 8:11 AM EST - The United States women's curling team conceded to Great Britain on Tuesday, down 12-3 after six ends. That came after an Olympic-record seven-point end for the Brits.

US women's curling concedes to Brits after record seven-point end

Feb 11 2014, 8:11 AM EST - The United States women's curling team conceded to Great Britain on Tuesday, down 12-3 after six ends. That came after an Olympic-record seven-point end for the Brits.

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Canadians satisfied despite missing out on top spot

Feb 23 2014, 9:04 AM EST - (Reuters) Canadians are satisfied with having cemented their place among the world's top winter sports nations even though they fell short of the coveted top spot in the Olympics medals table.

The Canadians have nine golds so far and can...

Canada Wins Third Straight Gold in Men's Curling

Feb 21 2014, 1:31 PM EST -

By MARY PILON

SOCHI, Russia - There was a certain paradox to the Canadian men’s curling team’s victory Friday night in the Olympic final against Britain.

After all, curling was born in Scotland and was exported to...

Ruthless Canada win third straight gold

Feb 21 2014, 12:47 PM EST - (Reuters) Canada crushed Britain 9-3 on Friday to win the men's Olympic curling title for the third successive time and complete a golden double after their women also triumphed.

Led by skip Brad Jacobs, the Canadians were far too clinical...

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Ruthless Canada win third straight gold

Feb 21 2014, 11:01 AM EST - (Reuters) Canada crushed Britain 9-3 on Friday to win the men's Olympic curling title for the third successive time and complete a golden double after their women also triumphed.

Led by skip Brad Jacobs, the Canadians were far too clinical...

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Swedes relieved to pick up bronze

Feb 21 2014, 7:40 AM EST - (Reuters) World champions Sweden were relieved to have something to show for their Olympic campaign after beating China 6-4 on Friday in a dramatic extra end to take the bronze medal.

It was Sweden's first men's medal since curling was...

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In Curling, Hands Speak Louder Than Words

Feb 20 2014, 8:30 PM EST -

By MARY PILON

SOCHI, Russia - As the fans roared in the background at a recent curling match here, the Swedish skip, Margaretha Sigfridsson, examined the smattering of stones on the ice, her red hair pulled back and her face...

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