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Canada sweeps curling gold as men beat Great Britain

Ryan Fry, Ryan Harnden, E.J. Harnden

Canada’s Ryan Fry, center, delivers the rock while teammates Ryan Harnden, left, and E.J. Harnden, right, sweep the ice during the men’s curling gold medal game against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Wong Maye-E

It’s likely that many Canadians won’t see it this way, but they’ve enjoyed a tremendous few days whether their men’s hockey team beats the United States or not.

They continued that hot streak with a resounding win against Great Britain in men’s curling, taking the gold-medal game 9-3 on Friday.


The Canadian women’s curling team won gold on Thursday, but that strong recent work extends beyond curling. Let’s take a quick glance at the last two days.

Here are some of the highlights:

Thursday: Gold in women’s curling; dramatic gold in women’s ice hockey

Friday: Gold in men’s curling; gold in women’s skicross; men’s hockey semifinal vs. U.S.: ?

Canada now has nine gold medals and 23 overall, creeping up on the U.S. for the overall lead.

However it shapes up, Canada’s #WeAreWinter claim seems more reasonable as the 2014 Olympics wind down.

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