Curling fans were treated to two terrific semifinal matchups after a week of great round robin play. The host nation and top seed, Team Korea, faced off against fourth-place Japan. In what might have seemed like a possible gold medal game prior to the tournament, second seed Sweden played third-ranked
Team USA and Team Canada earned a pair of 5-0 victories in the semifinals to punch their tickets to the Olympic gold medal game. Team USA triumphed easily over Finland, who committed some early defensive lapses. Team Canada went up 1-0 and then 2-0 over the Olympic athletes from Russia
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
Both groups A and B have concluded play, with Team USA and Team Canada earning a bye to the semifinals. The quarterfinals will begin tonight.
Eliminated in Group Play
Team Japan got its first win of the tournament against the unified Korean team, but both were eliminated from Group B