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Feb 21, 2014

Canadians say British coach fired them up

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada’s Olympic-winning curling team thanked British coach Soren Gran on Friday for firing them up with his criticism of their “aggressive style” ahead of the gold medal match.

Canada thrashed Britain 9-3 to claim a third successive gold medal and said that the comments from Swede Gran had given them extra motivation.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Canadians say British coach fired them up

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Canada’s Olympic-winning curling team thanked British coach Soren Gran on Friday for firing them up with his criticism of their “aggressive style” ahead of the gold medal match.

Canada thrashed Britain 9-3 to claim a third successive gold medal and said that the comments from Swede Gran had given them extra motivation.

Feb 21, 2014

Ruthless Canada win third straight gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada crushed Britain 9-3 on Friday to win the men’s Olympic curling title for the third successive time and complete a golden double after their women also triumphed.

Led by skip Brad Jacobs, the Canadians were far too clinical for a British team seeking a first men’s Olympic title since 1924.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Ruthless Canada win third straight gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Canada crushed Britain 9-3 on Friday to win the men’s Olympic curling title for the third successive time and complete a golden double after their women also triumphed.

Led by skip Brad Jacobs, the Canadians were far too clinical for a British team seeking a first men’s Olympic title since 1924.

Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014

Swedes relieved to pick up bronze

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – World champions Sweden were relieved to have something to show for their Olympic campaign after beating China 6-4 on Friday in a dramatic extra end to take the bronze medal.

It was Sweden’s first men’s medal since curling was brought back into the Olympic programme in 1998 and followed a fourth place finish for skip Niklas Edin’s team four years ago.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Swedes relieved to pick up bronze

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – World champions Sweden were relieved to have something to show for their Olympic campaign after beating China 6-4 on Friday in a dramatic extra end to take the bronze medal.

It was Sweden’s first men’s medal since curling was brought back into the Olympic programme in 1998 and followed a fourth place finish for skip Niklas Edin’s team four years ago.

Feb 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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