The score, known as a five-ender, is so rare it has been topped only once in the history of the men's or women's Olympic final. And it effectively clinched gold for Shuster's erstwhile "rejects," who rallied from the brink of pool play elimination to claim only the second curling medal ever for the United States. With the King of Sweden and Ivanka Trump looking on -- and bolstered by social media messages from actor Mr. That set up a gold-medal match with Sweden, the world championship runner-up and top winner in pool play, including a victory over the Americans on Feb. After three back-and-forth ends in the final, the Swedes squandered a point in the fourth despite having the last-rock advantage known as the hammer. The call was too close to be made with the naked eye; an umpire measured it with a gadget that goes to the millimeter.
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Every four years, the Winter Olympics roll around — and practitioners of curling have to put up with the same lame jokes. Other athletes work hard to train their skills and tone their bodies, while curlers are more preoccupied with the latest Dairy Queen special , the thinking goes. After all, how much athleticism can it take to push a stone along a sheet of ice in a game that isn't exactly what you'd call fast-paced? They aren't just a fun novelty; the calendars raised thousands and thousands of dollars for charity. The Curling News produced its first Women of Curling calendar for
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Over the past 25 years, the IOC has played an important role in promoting women in and through sport, and it will continue to do so by setting ambitious targets. In the challenging context we live in, now more than ever, diversity is a fundamental value that we need to respect and draw strength from. He apologised and later made a number of subsequent comments.
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