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Team Canada men, women in position for curling sweep

Ryan Fry,  E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden

Canada’s E.J. Harnden, left, fist bumps with Ryan Fry, right, while celebrating along with Ryan Harnden after defeating China during the men’s curling semifinal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Robert F. Bukaty

The strains of “O Canada” may be sounding through the Ice Cube not once, but twice in the next couple of days.

That’s because the Canadian men and women will both be playing for Olympic curling gold in Sochi.

In a men’s semifinal, Canada and skip Brad Jacobs knocked off China, 10-6, to advance to the gold medal match, where they’ll aim for their country’s third straight Olympic title.

Awaiting them there is Great Britain, who narrowly took a 6-5 semifinal decision over Sweden and has ensured themselves their first medal since curling returned to Olympic competition at Nagano in 1998.

The men will hand out their medals on Friday. China and Sweden will duel for the bronze at 3:30 a.m. ET, followed by Team Canada and Team GB for the gold at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Jennifer Jones led Canada’s women’s team to a 6-4 semifinal win over Great Britain this afternoon to put themselves in position for a gold, too. Sweden topped Switzerland, 7-5, in the other women’s semifinal.

Tomorrow will see the women’s medal matches - Switzerland and Great Britain for the bronze at 3:30 a.m. ET, then the main event between Canada and Sweden at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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