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To World's Surprise, America Takes Gold in Curling

Team USA upsets Sweden, after beating Canada

(Newser) - Team USA has pulled off one of its biggest surprises of these Olympics: curling gold. The American men scored a decisive upset of Sweden as John Shuster skipped the United States to a 10-7 victory on Saturday. It's only the second curling medal in US history. Shuster was part... More »

Russian Who Failed Doping Test Was a Curler

This could damage chances of reinstatement

(Newser) - Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has "initiated a procedure involving" Krushelnitsky, who finished third in... More »

US Curler's Shoes 'Look Like They Were in a Dumpster Fire'

Tyler George loves his Skechers anyway

(Newser) - Looks can be deceiving. Just ask Team USA curler Tyler George, owner of what may be the ugliest pair of shoes to grace the Olympics. George admits his tattered white Skechers—purchased eight years ago at a mall in Duluth, Minn., where he lives and owns a liquor store—"... More »

Norway's Curling Team Is Wearing This to Olympics

The crazy pants are back, and crazier

(Newser) - This may be the best ( or at least second-best ) Olympic photo so far: Norway's men's curling team, decked out in their fantastic new outfits. The team was a sensation at the Vancouver Olympics when members competed wearing boldly-colored, crazily-patterned golf pants instead of the standard black... More »

Sweden Takes Gold in Women's Curling

Host Canadians make defending champs work overtime

(Newser) - Sweden defended its gold medal in women's curling tonight, working overtime to beat the home-favorite Canadian foursome tonight at the Vancouver Olympics. Anette Norberg played through the din of cowbells, nailing the last shot to give her team a 7-6 victory in an extra 11th end. More »

5 Reasons to Watch Curling

Start watching as a goof, and you might get hooked

(Newser) - It's curling time at the Olympics, and Steven Ovadia of the Bleacher Report has 5 reasons you must watch:
  • It's crazy: "I guarantee the first time you sit down to watch will blow your mind." Once the novelty fades, however, you'll realize it's a "beautiful sport."
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