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Curling Mixed Doubles Tournament at the Winter Olympic Games 2018


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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Ooooooh right...mixed curling doubles is Olympic now :lol:


Yeah, you know, we will finally see small nations of Canada and Norway competing in curling thanks to this double format.  :teacher:


Sarcasm aside, adding this was a complete failure. Main idea was to allow smaller nations to take part (Hungary was often mentioned for example), but it achieved absolutely nothing. And how could it with only 8 teams. 95% that the same thing happens with 3x3 basketball.

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Olympic Winter Games 2018 teams’ curling schedule published

The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee Olympic Winter Games recently published the women’s and men’s curling teams' schedule for the upcoming Games in February 2018.


The women’s and men’s teams’ competition will run from Wednesday 14 February until Sunday 25 February and comes after the newly introduced mixed doubles tournament, which begins on 8 February


Ten teams will compete in the women’s and men’s events. They are:


Women: Canada, China, Denmark, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Olympic Athletes from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and United States


Men: Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and United States


The tournament format will be a round-robin – three draws per day – followed by a session of tie-breakers if required, then semi-finals and finals. The round-robin will be played between 14 and 21 February. The tie-breakers will follow at 09:05 on Thursday 22 February. Also, that day will be the men’s semi-finals at 20:04.


On Friday 23 February, the men’s bronze medal game is at 15:35 and the women’s semi-finals are at 20:04. Saturday 24 February sees the men’s gold medal game take place at 15:35, followed by the women’s bronze medal game at 20:04.


The Olympic curling concludes on Sunday 25 February at 09:05 with the women’s gold medal final. This is the first time the women’s final has come last at the Games, since its debut in Nagano, Japan, in 1998.

At the end of the round-robin the teams will be ranked one to ten, with the first ranked team playing the fourth ranked team (1v4) and the second ranked team playing the third ranked team in the semi-finals (2v3).


The men’s defending champion nation, Canada will open their round-robin campaign in the first session of play on Wednesday 14 February against Italy, who recently qualified out of the Olympic Qualification Event in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Also, in that session, the hosts Korea will meet United States.


Canada’s women’s team – again the defending champion nation and the current world champions – open their campaign at 09:05 on Thursday 15 February against the hosts Korea.


Full Schedule:

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:CAN Canada John Morris Kaitlyn Lawes
:CHN China Ba Dexin Rui Wang
:FIN Finland Tomi Rantamaki Oona Kauste
:NOR Norway Magnus Nedregotten Kristin Moen Skaslien
:WHT Olympic Athletes from Russia Aleksandr Krushelnitckii Anastasia Bryzgalova
:KOR South Korea Lee Ki-Jeong Jang Hye-Ji
:SUI Switzerland Martin Rios Jenny Perret
:USA United States Matt Hamilton Becca Hamilton


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The Canadian mixed doubles trials where kind of insane, Morris / Lawes isn't really the team anybody expected to make it out. Still, they are both going for their second Olympic gold medal and I think considering how well they played by the end of trials they have to be the favorite.


To highlight just how good Kevin Martin's 2010 team was, the three players that are still active (Morris, Kennedy and Hebert) are qualified for Pyeongchang. They are three of the only four male players to ever qualify twice for Canada's Olympic curling team, the first being... Kevin Martin.

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