Thursday, February 20, 2014

DTN News - SOCHI 2014 OLYMPICS: Canada Beat Sweden For Women's Curling Gold

DTN News -  SOCHI 2014 OLYMPICS: Canada Beat Sweden For Women's Curling Gold

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 20, 2014: Gold for Canada as Jennifer Jones and Team Canada beat Sweden in women's curling and Canada won their first Olympic women's curling gold since 1998 on Thursday when they defeated Sweden 6-3 in the final. Skipped by Jennifer Jones, who took to the rink appropriately wearing golden eye shadow, Canada ended Sweden's hopes of a third successive Olympic title.

Canada also matched the achievement of compatriot Kevin Martin's men's team, who won the title in 2010 by going through the tournament undefeated.

Earlier, Britain defeated Switzerland 6-5 to take the bronze medal.
At a cost of 30 billion pounds (over $49 billion), the Sochi Games is the most expensive Olympics in history.
The 2014 winter Olympic opening ceremony kicked off the biggest sporting event of the year on Friday, Feb. 7, and the world's best athletes came to show their team spirit in Sochi, Russia.

88 nations were represented at the Parade of Nations, which is one of the best known Olympics spectacles. The Parade is when all of the athletes representing their countries walk around the arena dressed to the nines in their patriotic gear while in alphabetical order by country name.
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