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Winter Olympics 2018: Canada wins fourth-straight mixed doubles curling match

10 February 2018

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The goal of curling is to slide a 40-pound granite stone toward the center of a circular target about 100 feet down the ice. Points are scored for placing a stone closest to the button at the finish of each end.

The Herald's Doug Gillon found the proof in the 1924 annual report by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, the organization that selected the four-man Scottish team that claimed gold in Chamonix, France.

With a couple more smart double and triple take-outs, the Canadians sealed the match early in the seventh end with 10-4. Pete will skip a team that includes his son, Alex Fenson, as well as Bemidji's Mark Fenner and Chisholm's Shawn Rojeski. "We've got three great teams between the men, the women and the mixed doubles team".

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Perrett and Rios beat Canada's Reid Carruthers and Joanne Courtney in the gold medal game at the 2017 world championship. Sweden won gold in 2006 and 2010 and silver four years ago.

Robin Welsh, 54 years and 101 days old in Chamonix, was also declared to be Britain's oldest Winter Olympic champion.

Becca and Matt Hamilton of McFarland, Wisconsin, the brother-and-sister team representing Team USA, came ready to rock.

6 a.m.: Curling, mixed doubles curling, Canada vs. U.S.

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Canada's Kaitlyn Lawes flashes the thumbs-up sign after winning against Finland during their mixed doubles curling.

At its first open house after the Sochi games, about a thousand first-time curlers showed up at The Factory in Wake Forest, said club member Lea Franklin. This competition will not wrap up until February 13.

Also scheduled for later Thursday was qualifying for Saturday's normal hill men's ski-jumping. The women's tiebreakers are February 22 in the morning session, and the men's semifinals are 8 p.m. The men's gold medal is determined February 24 at 3:30; the women's bronze medal match is at 8 that night.

The incident came after a fan posted on Twitter on Wednesday night: 'Just watching the olympics [sic] during my night class and we have Mario on our curling team!' On the final day, the women's gold medal match begins at 9 a.m. The schedule is per NBC Olympics and based on Eastern Time rather than local Pyeongchang time. That said, cord-cutters have the advantage as every game has its own unique live stream.

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Winter Olympics 2018: Canada wins fourth-straight mixed doubles curling match