The women's curling event at the Olympics is worth following for new and old fans alike. For those who have watched curling for years, names like Homan, Muirhead, and Hasselborg need no introduction and the team game is as familiar as shouts of "hard!" But for curling fans
The mixed-doubles curling playoff round provided ample tension and excitement.
Canada took on Norway in the first semi-final. John Morris started strong against Norway, impressing with a surgical double to clear the rings of Norwegian stones in the first end. Kristin Skaslien's error with her final shot allowed Kaitlyn Lawes
With round robin play completed, the mixed double curling playoff field is set). After losing their first game of the tournament, Canadians John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes ran the table, finishing as the first seed with a 6-1 record. Switzerland qualified in section position at 5-2, though looked less impressive
After four round robin draws, the mixed doubles curling field is evenly divided between playoff contenders (Canada, Norway, Olympic Athletes from Russia, and Switzerland) and those in danger of being eliminated (South Korea, China, USA, and Finland). (Check out the full results here.)
Canada and Norway opened the competition with
This is the third piece in a three-part series about gender policies in sports. The first piece addressed the history of gender regulations and testing at the Olympics in the 20th century, highlighting that such policies led to discrimination against gender diverse competitors. The second piece focused on 21st century