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Feb 20, 2014

Two letters that mean the world to Canada’s skipper

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – As a lawyer, Jennifer Jones has plenty of letters after her name and she earned two more after leading the Canadian curlers to an Olympic gold on Thursday.

A 6-3 victory over Sweden was the Canadians’ 11th win in Sochi and they are the first women’s team to go through an Olympics unbeaten.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Two letters that mean the world to Canada’s skipper

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – As a lawyer, Jennifer Jones has plenty of letters after her name and she earned two more after leading the Canadian curlers to an Olympic gold on Thursday.

A 6-3 victory over Sweden was the Canadians’ 11th win in Sochi and they are the first women’s team to go through an Olympics unbeaten.

Feb 20, 2014

Muirhead steers Britain to bronze

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Skip Eve Muirhead led Britain to a tense 6-5 win over Switzerland on Thursday to take the bronze medal in the women’s Olympic curling competition.

With the men’s curling team in the final against Canada on Friday, Britain are now guaranteed matching their best ever Winter Games medal total of four.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Curling-Muirhead steers Britain to bronze

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Skip Eve Muirhead led Britain to a tense 6-5 win over Switzerland on Thursday to take the bronze medal in the women’s Olympic curling competition.

With the men’s curling team in the final against Canada on Friday, Britain are now guaranteed matching their best ever Winter Games medal total of four.

Feb 20, 2014

Davis backs Lamb, predicts changes in U.S.

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Changes to the U.S. speed skating set-up are likely after a disastrous fortnight of many grumbles and no medals, double Olympic champion Shani Davis said on Thursday.

At the center of the Americans’ complaints have been their Mach 39 outfits for Sochi that were spectacularly dumped halfway through competition after sub-par displays by a number of multiple World Cup winners, headed by Davis.

Feb 20, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Davis backs Lamb, predicts changes in U.S.

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Changes to the U.S. speed skating set-up are likely after a disastrous fortnight of many grumbles and no medals, double Olympic champion Shani Davis said on Thursday.

At the centre of the Americans’ complaints have been their Mach 39 outfits for Sochi that were spectacularly dumped halfway through competition after sub-par displays by a number of multiple World Cup winners, headed by Davis.

Feb 19, 2014

Shy Sablikova an unlikely Czech hero

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Shy and frequently beset by nerves, speed skater Martina Sablikova does not want the adulation that comes with being the Czech Republic’s most successful Olympian, only an oval to train on.

The 26-year-old was dubbed the “queen of skating” after winning the 3,000 and 5,000 metres at the Vancouver Games four years ago and improved her Olympic medal haul on Wednesday by retaining the longer distance title.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Shy Sablikova an unlikely Czech hero

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Shy and frequently beset by nerves, speed skater Martina Sablikova does not want the adulation that comes with being the Czech Republic’s most successful Olympian, only an oval to train on.

The 26-year-old was dubbed the “queen of skating” after winning the 3,000 and 5,000 metres at the Vancouver Games four years ago and improved her Olympic medal haul on Wednesday by retaining the longer distance title.

Feb 19, 2014

Lamb skewers U.S. leadership for Sochi failings

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The failure of American speed skaters to win a medal of any colour at the Sochi Winter Olympics so far is all down to a lack of leadership, U.S. athlete Maria Lamb said after finishing last in the women’s 5,000m on Wednesday.

The Americans have endured a Games to forget despite confidently predicting they would win eight medals with the aid of a new outfit described as the “fastest suit ever”.

Feb 19, 2014

Olympics-Speed skating-Lamb skewers US leadership for Sochi failings

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The failure of American speed skaters to win a medal of any colour at the Sochi Winter Olympics so far is all down to a lack of leadership, U.S. athlete Maria Lamb said after finishing last in the women’s 5,000m on Wednesday.

The Americans have endured a Games to forget despite confidently predicting they would win eight medals with the aid of a new outfit described as the “fastest suit ever”.