Curling

Teams attempt to slide a 20-kg (42 lbs) stone into a three-circle target six feet in diameter called the “house.” The team with the stone closest to the center circle, the “tee,” gets a point. All stones of the winning team which are closer to the center than is the nearest stone of the opponent are also given one point each. After 10 rounds or “ends” the team with the most points wins.

Medal breakdown (2 events): Two medals—Canada (0-1-1) and Switzerland (0-1-1); One—Great Britain (1-0-0) and Norway (1-0-0).

Men

Round Robin Standings

 W-L
*Canada8-1
*Norway 7-2
*Sweden6-3
*Switzerland6-3
Finland5-4
Germany4-5
United States3-6
Denmark3-6
Great Britain3-6
France0-9
*Advanced to semifinal round.

Semifinals

Canada 6Sweden 4
Norway 7Switzerland 6

Bronze Medal

Switzerland 7Sweden 6

Gold Medal

Norway 6Canada 5

Women

Round Robin Standings

 W-L
*Canada8-1
*Switzerland7-2
*United States6-3
*Great Britain5-4
Germany5-4
Sweden5-4
Norway4-5
Denmark2-7
Russia2-7
Japan1-8
*Advanced to semifinal round.

Semifinals

Switzerland 9United States 4
Great Britain 6Canada 5

Bronze Medal

Canada 9United States 5

Gold Medal

Great Britain 4Switzerland 3

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