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
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
Group B play resumed Monday morning at 2:40 AM Eastern time, with Switzerland and Japan facing off. The first period was scoreless, and Switzerland actually only mustered one shot on goal to Japan's 8. The second period was more even, with the Swiss outshooting 13-11, but those two extra
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