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BBC Two Day 14: Curling - Men's Bronze Medal Match

06:00-09:15: Live coverage, including the first men's ice hockey semi-final. Defending champions Canada can't call upon their biggest stars with no NHL players able to compete.


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South Korea, we have a new love. We

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We all love curling!

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Welcome from Pyeongchang. Good

morning on what is women's curling

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semifinal day. Eve Muirhead's rink

aiming to go one better than four

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years ago, when they face Sweden

just but that is much later on in

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the day and we have a whole host of

action coming before then. Here's

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what's coming up. This could be one

of Pyeongchang's defining moments,

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teenage Russian progeny is going

head-to-head in the women's figure

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skating. We will be live at the

Gangneung Curling Centre for the

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men's bronze medals match, where

Canada take on Switzerland. And

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we've reached the semifinal stage in

the men's ice hockey. You will see

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the Czech Republic taking on the

tournament favourites the Olympic

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Athletes from Russia. We're going to

start at the Gangneung Ice Arena, it

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is the final medal of the figure

skating programme, the women's

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singles. And if the short programme

is anything to go by, we are in for

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a real treat today in the free

programme, two teenagers going

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head-to-head for gold. Could be

utterly breathtaking. Here's our

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commentary team of Robin Cousins and

Katherine Downes.

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KATHERINE DOWNES: We are into the

final day skating at the Olympic

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Games and it is the women taking to

the ice behind us, and Robin, it is

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going to be a chase for gold between

the two Russians?

Absolutely.

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Medvedeva came out and said in the

short programme come this is mine,

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looked at me! She broke her own

record. Her compatriot said, I can

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do better - and did! She broke the

world record! But it is a different

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ball game today and I think

Medvedeva is going to have the edge.

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Sheers 0.31 behind, you think she

has got what it takes to come back

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and edge out the 15-year-old?

Sagitova won at the World

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Championships but this is a

different kettle of. And somebody

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has got to come through and deliver

the entire package editor those two

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girls, for me come it is going to be

Medvedeva. Having said that, Kaitlyn

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Lawes and, many people said she was

very under marked, she knows she is

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sitting fairly comfortable the in

bronze medal position and there is

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also a chance that she could upset

one or both of those Russians, if

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everything is perfect. -- Kaetlyn

Osmond.

Two records broken the other

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day - will we see more falling

today?

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So, the Japanese national champion

currently lying in fourth place but

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just three points behind Kaetlyn

Osmond in the bronze medal position.

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And she rotates these jumps at a

rate of knots. She definitely has

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what it takes to make up that gap

and get herself on the podium.

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and get herself on the podium.

There

was some question over whether her

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triple triple combination and her

jump in the short programme should

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have been downgraded. She will want

to make sure that she gives them no

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choice today. Triple loop is fully

cleanly rotated, no question there.

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But it is this triple lots triple

toe loop combination that will be

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the first real test.

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Clean, for me but on review, we will

see.

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see. And good on the flip.

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Lovely to see spinning in both

directions. We don't see that enough

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in figure skating these days.

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Big jumping pass coming now - triple

lots, double tow loop, double

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loop... She's done it.

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Double Axel triple toe loop.

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And the triple Salchow.

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And the last jump, the double Axel.

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Beautiful position for the Labour.

-- for the tempted. And absolutely

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on the spot for the Spain.

So, she

could not have asked for any more

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from that performance, Satoko

Miyahara.

No, from what I can see,

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absolutely clean on the triples, it

will, of course, go to review. I

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think she does rotates so fast, not

a lot of height or flight, but she's

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just a little biddy thing! You

wonder where she gets it from!

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Satoko Miyahara with a new season's

best, to take the lead, and she is

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the one to chase down, then, in this

final group of six skaters.

So, here

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she is, she set a new short

programme world record two days ago,

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this long programme helped the

Olympic athletes of Russia to the

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silver medal in the team event. This

is Alina Zagitova, the young

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pretender, and gold within her

grasp. Does she have what it takes

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to bear the pressure on those young

shoulders?

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Don't look for the big jumps to be

coming early in this performance.

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The later they come, you do get

bonus points. And

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bonus points. And Sagitova back-ends

her programme with the Corriere

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graphical elements.

All about maxing

out those points.

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Oh, that would have been the triple

loop, triple lots combination. Just

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taking the Lutz there. So, how well

does she think on her feet...?

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Double Axel, triple toe loop.

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Triple flip, double two loop, double

loop.

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And the second triple lots will come

now, and it has to be in a

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combination, and she will want it to

be with the toe loop. No, she will

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do it with a triple loop.

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And the triple flip.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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And it looked for a second as if

Alina Zagitova had been the first to

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blink in this competition, but she

thought on her feet!

Did not have

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the perfect landing on that triple

Lutz, although she has been given

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positive raids of execution on it.

But yes, she came back, has exactly

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the same content as was planned,

just not as a severally the order

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she would have liked to have

delivered it.

I don't suppose it

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matters which order it comes out, as

long as it is executed as

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beautifully as she did it.

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beautifully as she did it. 156.56,

so it's not a new season's best,

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it's not a new world record.

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Beat that and you will be in for a

gold medal.

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And the door is open.

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Kaetlyn Osmond, World Championship

silver medallist. The first time the

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Buttner Canadian women on a podium

at the same time. Kaetlyn Osmond,

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2.7 Paul points behind Medvedeva --

2.74.

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She had a glorious performance in

the short programme. Many thought

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under marked in terms of the credit

scores, technically she delivered.

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Can she do it today, there is a

triple flip and triple toe loop,

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exquisite.

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Double axel, triple toe loop, fast,

light, easy. Keep this momentum

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going, please.

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Overcooked the take-off on the

triple Lutz, she stepped out.

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Good on the triple loop, she needed

that. And she also needs the second

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triple flip, only one triple bouts

in this programme planned so every

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triple will need to be perfect from

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now on -- only one triple Lutz.

And, there you go.

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Triple Salchow, double toe loop,

double loop.

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The last of her jumps, a double

axel.

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Canada's Black Swan flying in for a

place on the podium!

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Just that one tiny mistake, falling

out the landing of triple Lutz. But,

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goodness me.

She had a lead going into this

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short, this free skate after the

short programme. About three points

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ahead of the Japanese skater in

fourth position. So, she has a very

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slight advantage to play with.

It is up to second! A season's best,

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a massive season's best, ten points

better than her previous mark and

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Kaetlyn Osmond holds on to that

bronze medal position, she fends off

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the challenge of Satoko Miyahara and

has guaranteed herself a medal with

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that performance.

Here is our last skater at this

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Olympic Games, and what a way to

close the show, Evgenia Medvedeva,

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the two time world champion,

favourite for so long to win this

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Olympic title.

She broke the world record in the

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short programme, just to watch

Zagitova snatch it back.

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Anna Karenina is the sound track.

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Triple flip, triple toe loop to

open.

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There is the triple Lutz.

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Strong second triple flip.

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And a beautiful triple loop.

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That is it, triple salto, triple toe

loop, just one more double axel --

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triple Salchow. And then the jumps

are done.

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are done. This is your gold medal

winning performance. She is

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absolutely on the money.

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It is marvellous from Medvedeva

again. Not ready to relinquish her

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crown, the double world champion,

still the very, very best in the

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world.

I thought that was the best I have

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seen her skate in a long time.

It is a programme that has won her a

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World Championship before. Now,

surely enough for the Olympic title

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as well.

She made the decision to change

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programmes made season, came back to

one that she says really made her

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feel something different on the ice.

It is not enough!

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It is not enough! And that is the

gold medal missing.

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And heartbreak for Medvedeva who

thought she had done enough.

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Confirmation that Alina Zagitova,

the 15-year-old upstart from Russia

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has caused another enormous shock

beating her countrywoman, the

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two-time world champion favourite

this title. Kaetlyn Osmond of Conor

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Dore takes the bronze. What a shock

at the Ice Arena in the final event

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of this Olympic figure skating

competition.

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The celebrations had submitted

because after that performance by

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Medvedeva, we had her nails on the

that gold medal, but Alina Zagitova

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came through with the short

programme which won it for her.

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Identical scores in the free

programme, I am surprised at that.

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Zagitova is a brilliant technician

and she was on it today. She worked

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with the brain. Didn't give any

heart. Most skating the 20 people

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would say Medvedeva gave everything.

The jumps were tiny but were clean

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and pristine. The performance was

glorious. The right move to give an

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all performance here. You could see

it in her face, she was slightly

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shocked and a lot of us are.

She was heartbroken with that

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result, she couldn't hide it. She is

normally so calm. She skates with

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such focus. She was in tears. And

the result.

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You have this building in your body

for months, weeks and in this case a

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couple of years, towards this

ultimate performance. At some point,

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your body comes undone and that

outpouring is so honest and natural.

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Bringing Kaetlyn Osmond into this

conversation, she has not been one

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to hold it together when things go

slightly wrong. It was a tiny

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mistake. But the rest of her

performance was supreme. The three

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women on this podium are correct but

for us, for us figure skating fans

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and experts, we would have loved to

see Medvedeva on top.

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It was that world record short

programme which one it for Zagitova.

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Is this the best figure skating

Olympic Games you have seen?

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Across the board, all four

disciplines, some upsets, phenomenal

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performances, yes, probably the best

Games I have been to.

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Real drama in the free programme for

women. A sensational standard

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throughout these Winter Olympics at

the Ice Arena.

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We stay on the ice but head to the

Curling Centre. The first team medal

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is up for grabs today, the men's

bronze medal match between

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Switzerland and Canada. The Laverty

losers from the semifinals. Who can

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bounce back quickest today when they

take to the ice? One will melt

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Porcher one will go home with

nothing. Logan Gray and Steve Cram

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are standing by. You would have to

say the pressure has got to be on

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Canada, they are used to going home

with medals. This time they could go

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home with -- without a medal in

either.

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Unthinkable for the Canadians given

that clean sweep in Sochi. For any

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other nation going away with a gold

and a bronze wouldn't be bad for an

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Olympic Games. There is an

acceptance the rest of the world is

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catching up with Canada. They are

not able to contend. Coaches are

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leaving the country to work with

other nations, the teams are

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travelling over there to compete

against the best and in their

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facilities. Not unexpected. The ball

started rolling before Sochi.

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We saw the best of Switzerland in

that play-off yesterday, although

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they struggled in their semifinal -

what do we expect from them to date

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against this Canadian team?

Well,

they're capable of beating them,

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absolutely, they beat them in the

round robin. It was a bit difficult

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for Switzerland yesterday in that

crunch tie-break against Great

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Britain, a brilliant shot taking

them through but then they had to

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come back again in the evening, and

in so doing they met Sweden, who had

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been waiting. I think they see the

gold medal opportunity, particularly

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now that's now not playing Canada in

the final. I think they will still

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give Canada a good match here.

They're capable of big shots,

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they've got a really good team, who

have been playing all year on the

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circuit as well as at the Olympic

Games here. And I think for them to

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win a bronze medal would be a

massive result, so the pressure is

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really on Canada. They have to go

home with something, they cannot

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lose this match. So, I

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think all of the pressure on Canada,

but Switzerland will give them a

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great match.

We can see them lining

up there, the atmosphere inside the

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arena sounds brilliant yet again

today - who are you putting your

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money on for a win here, who is

going to be taking that bronze

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medal?

I think this is going to be

too close to call. We are hoping for

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a colossal, the match between Canada

and the USA was enthralling and

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there was not much to choose between

them. I read some comments which I

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was a bit surprised about, because

Kevin Koe said, we were in control

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of that match all of the way until

the eighth end. I'm not convinced

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about that, but I think the USA were

playing very, very well, and that is

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what Switzerland have got to do,

they have got to come out from the

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start and not let Canada get on top.

If that happens it will go all the

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way. I am sitting on the fence a

little bit, but I just have a

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sneaking suspicion that that

pressure which Canada are under my

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just figure here, so I'm going to

lean slightly towards Switzerland.

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Absolutely, I'm going to go to

Canada! I think Canada are hurting

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after yesterday, I think they've got

a real point to prove and I think

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they're going to be coming out all

cylinders firing this afternoon.

It

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is Sweden and the USA contesting the

gold medal match but right here,

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right now, it is all about bronze.

It is Switzerland against Canada. I

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will let you guys take your seat and

talk as through this one. Here's

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Logan Gray and Steve Cram.

STEVE CRAM: Thank you, Eilidh. Don't

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forget it is the women's semifinals

shortly after this one as well. Less

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of an interval in between the two

sessions today. And the Korean

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women's team are on show tonight,

there is an awful lot of excitement,

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there's more media here today, not

just for this bronze medal match but

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it is the Korean women who are

getting everybody excited. Read, of

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course, are concentrating on Eve

Muirhead and her team, taking on the

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Swedish team. That is to come,

starting at 11am UK time. This one's

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medal match,

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medal match, a little hors d'oeuvre

before that. Canada will want to get

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off to a good start today. They will

have the hammer coming into this.

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Switzerland are certainly capable,

as they showed in the round of

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beating this Canadian team.

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beating this Canadian team.

And they

also showed in the World

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Championships in 2016 in Beijing,

and Switzerland actually came out on

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top. Sub they've done it before -

can they do it again on the biggest

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stage of all? Playing first for

Switzerland, their lead, Valentin

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Tanner. And Ben Hebert will lead the

Canada.

Unusually for Switzerland,

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if you have not seen them before,

you may well have seen them in the

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tie-break match against Great

Britain, their skip plays second.

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The Canada, the skip plays in the

normal position, fourth. Still

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filling up for this bronze medal

match. Obviously, the teams weren't

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quite sure who was going to get

here, and I suppose it is the same

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as... I am told there's a fair few

Canadian fans had tickets for the

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final and were desperately trying to

swap them. That was confidence for

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you!

Yeah, and to be fair, if you

look at the results from the last

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World Championship, it probably

well-placed. Both the men's and the

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women's team just ran things and

went on to win the gold medal last

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year in both the men's and women's,

so they expected more this week.

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They may just have to settle for one

medal, at best.

So, Switzerland

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playing red, Canada playing yellow.

I was just looking at some of the

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reaction that in Canada, and one of

their top newspapers had the

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headline, is this the worst Olympics

ever for Canada? And they were

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comparing even with Summer Olympics,

the Ben Johnson incident in 1988 was

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mentioned and one or two others. But

they had a day yesterday they would

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want to forget, they lost to the USA

in the women's ice hockey final, and

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then the USA men in the curling,

knocking out Canada. You have got to

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hand it to USA, though, they beat

them twice here.

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LOGAN GRAY: Yeah, absolutely, they

have really gone from strength to

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strength, the Americans. They made a

bad start to the week with one win

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and two losses are, but they were

still confident. They have found

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themselves in similar scenarios in

previous World Championships and are

0:38:060:38:09

still made the final stages in

those, so they didn't panic. And

0:38:090:38:14

they've really been superb as the

week has gone on, with some wins

0:38:140:38:18

against teams you wouldn't expect

them to beat normally.

Nice first

0:38:180:38:26

shot from Peter de Cruz, actually

born in the UK, in London. And as I

0:38:260:38:30

said, skipping this team from the

second position. So, he doesn't play

0:38:300:38:37

the last stone. Brent Laing had a

bit of a shocker yesterday, by his

0:38:370:38:42

very high standards. I mean, they

all took the blame for the defeat,

0:38:420:38:47

saying they hadn't played well. And

Kevin Koe himself, certainly one or

0:38:470:38:55

two shots which were not up to his

normal standards. Marc Kennedy

0:38:550:38:59

missed some straightforward

takeouts, mistakes all over the

0:38:590:39:02

place. That's why I was surprised

when Kevin Koe said, we were

0:39:020:39:07

completely in control of that match.

I think they were in control playing

0:39:070:39:13

the eighth end, and it was only

thanks to Kevin Koe's performance,

0:39:130:39:18

because he was literally dragging

his team along with some terrific

0:39:180:39:20

shot play. And sometimes there's

only so long you can keep that up,

0:39:200:39:25

your team don't turn up and it's

inevitable that a mistake is going

0:39:250:39:29

to come at some point, and it came

in the eighth end Kevin Koe, with

0:39:290:39:33

his last couple of draws. As a team,

USA just played better, and they

0:39:330:39:41

didn't give shots away when Canada

were doing just that.

0:39:410:39:48

There's a difference as well, I

think the Canadians are going to be

0:39:480:39:54

a little quieter than we normally

see them, but they're normally

0:39:540:39:57

fairly vociferous out on the ice.

The Swiss, by contrast, fairly

0:39:570:40:00

quiet.

0:40:000:40:05

quiet. Brent Laing, married to

Jennifer Jones, the women's champion

0:40:050:40:09

from Sochi. She's sitting in the

stands watching with the Canadian

0:40:090:40:12

contingent.

0:40:120:40:21

contingent.

Good run back there.

Would have liked to have kept the

0:40:210:40:27

Yellowstone behind the guard - it

has just gone out into the open.

0:40:270:40:34

I think for the Swiss, they're

really going to have to dig deep

0:40:390:40:47

after a really poor performance

against the Swedes in the semifinal.

0:40:470:40:51

They could have been off after six

ends, they were losing that badly,

0:40:510:40:57

but they had to play a minimum of

eight, as all the teams do in the

0:40:570:41:01

play-offs. I can't imagine their

confidence is at an all-time high

0:41:010:41:06

after that.

I access that, but I

just get the feeling that the big

0:41:060:41:11

match for them was getting into the

semifinals, beating Great Britain,

0:41:110:41:15

because at one point, they didn't

finish off the round robin

0:41:150:41:19

particularly well, had to sit and

watch to see how results went, ended

0:41:190:41:25

up in the tie-break with Great

Britain, straightforward tie-break

0:41:250:41:27

for fourth place, and although they

didn't start well in that one, they

0:41:270:41:35

didn't panic, when Britain went out

to an early lead, they kept playing

0:41:350:41:40

their shots, kept the pressure on,

and in the end it was a stunning

0:41:400:41:44

shot from Benoit Schwarz. And that

was it, really. And I think just

0:41:440:41:50

coming back after that elation,

coming back the same evening and

0:41:500:41:56

having to play Sweden, who were a

gold medal favourites... So I just

0:41:560:42:01

think they probably thought, if we

beat Sweden, massive bonus, but

0:42:010:42:03

we've still got a chance of a bronze

medal - and this is their

0:42:030:42:07

opportunity. They probably thought

they would be playing USA, mind you.

0:42:070:42:15

If you'd given them a choice couple

of matches ago and said, you can

0:42:150:42:20

have a bronze medal match, and then

say - but it's against Canada...!

I

0:42:200:42:26

don't think this Swiss team are

scared of Kevin Koe, they've played

0:42:260:42:32

each other a lot in the past and

they've had numerous wins along the

0:42:320:42:36

way, including the one in the round

robin, like you said. And you know

0:42:360:42:40

what, Benoit Schwarz is cool as a

cucumber out there. He's very good

0:42:400:42:44

under pressure.

0:42:440:42:53

These two teams have played each

other four times already this season

0:42:570:43:03

and they're two each, so it looks

like a 50-50.

0:43:030:43:12

Marc Kennedy, big push. That's a

trademark Marc Kennedy shot. Didn't

0:43:200:43:34

see that smile too often yesterday.

Yeah, easy to make the double there

0:43:340:43:43

but to run it right through towards

the button as well, it's a super

0:43:430:43:48

shot. Really well judged by the

Canadians.

0:43:480:43:58

And if Switzerland are to make a

good fist of this semifinal, then

0:43:580:44:06

they just can't let Canada jump out

of the blocks here and get away from

0:44:060:44:09

them, because I think a frontrunning

Kevin Koe will be a different matter

0:44:090:44:17

to what we saw yesterday.

0:44:170:44:22

to what we saw yesterday. So, he

needs to get in past this guard

0:44:220:44:27

here... Just get spy. It's going to

be a good shot, nicely done. Very

0:44:270:44:30

nicely done. Benoit Schwarz, not the

skip but he's given the job of

0:44:300:44:39

playing the vital last stone is, and

he's come up with another pearler

0:44:390:44:45

there.

Yeah, Benoit Schwarz is going

to be the key for Switzerland today.

0:44:450:44:52

We saw in the round robin he was on

imperious form and looked almost

0:44:520:44:57

unbeatable. So, if he can reproduce

some of those performances today,

0:44:570:45:02

there's no doubt that Switzerland

could take the bronze today.

0:45:020:45:07

And anxious look. That is pulling

already. It will be very close.

0:45:140:45:23

There is a collective sigh. He

matches Benoit shorts down the other

0:45:230:45:32

side -- Benoit Schwartz.

0:45:320:45:37

side -- Benoit Schwartz.

Here's the

guy you want on the inside these

0:45:370:45:40

shots. Anything else would have

caught the guard.

0:45:400:45:45

If he gets this right and he is just

going to try and follow the same

0:46:030:46:08

extent as last time, and then Canada

force the option to blank. If he

0:46:080:46:15

catches the guard, but he won't do

that, but it won't hang around in

0:46:150:46:20

there. He is saying, OK, have your

one if you want to.

0:46:200:46:32

That first studied was important, if

he hadn't got that right -- that

0:46:320:46:38

first stone. Both teams will be

reasonably happy with the first end,

0:46:380:46:42

blanked end.

0:46:420:46:49

I think Jackie was telling me come I

can't think who it was, she said

0:46:490:46:56

Hasselborg, if they have the hammer,

they like to blank the first end, I

0:46:560:47:03

think she said that. It is important

for both teams to settle into this.

0:47:030:47:11

It is a nervous situation. Kevin

Koe, a very different set of

0:47:110:47:16

parameters for them. They have said,

we haven't got what we came here to

0:47:160:47:21

get up we want to take something

home. -- but we want to. For

0:47:210:47:29

Switzerland, it would be a great

achievement, a bronze in Kantorova

0:47:290:47:35

-- a bronze in Vancouver and Salt

Lake City.

0:47:350:47:42

Lake City.

Both skips as well have

been here this last couple

0:47:430:47:51

been here this last couple of weeks,

the performance director for Swiss

0:47:510:47:56

curling.

0:47:560:48:01

curling. Maybe we have a little bit

of an inside look into what the

0:48:030:48:08

Canadians are feeling. Ben Hebert

slammed his brush when Benoit

0:48:080:48:17

chipped that stoned out, thinking

they would score two. -- stone.

0:48:170:48:26

A little bit petulant.

If they think

Switzerland are just going to lay

0:48:260:48:38

down and let the Canadians take this

bronze medal,

0:48:380:48:49

bronze medal, but with Benoit

Schwarz they have someone capable of

0:48:490:48:51

making consistent shots. A strategic

thinker.

0:48:510:48:58

They are playing on one of the

middle sheets. The British match

0:49:050:49:10

against Sweden will be on one of the

middle sheets, the semifinals played

0:49:100:49:17

simultaneously later on. Career

against Japan

0:49:170:49:24

against Japan will be on the

left-hand side -- Korir against

0:49:250:49:28

Japan. The different sheets do make

a difference, they play differently,

0:49:280:49:35

all week we have seen that.

0:49:350:49:40

Some indecision yesterday with

Canada. A fair bit of discussion on

0:49:560:50:01

occasion. Koe obviously has a lot of

experience in that team, Ben Hebert

0:50:010:50:11

and Marc Kennedy have won medals

before, in 2010, with Kevin Martin.

0:50:110:50:25

The Canadian lead has got his own

fan club out there.

0:50:360:50:49

This second end is starting

similarly to the first, really, take

0:51:070:51:11

out being exchanged at the front of

the house. They don't want it to jam

0:51:110:51:19

on the back red, how does look? It

bounces off. There won't be too

0:51:190:51:25

worried losing that back red, more

of a hindrance than a help.

0:51:250:51:34

Claudio Pescia on the right, so the

medal in B World Championships,

0:51:360:51:44

along with Ralph Stoeckli, he also

played for Italy.

You are making the

0:51:440:51:50

point earlier on, in the interview

at the beginning, one of the things

0:51:500:51:59

Kevin Koe said, as you are saying,

Canada 80 get used to the idea of

0:51:590:52:04

the rest of the world -- need to get

used to the idea that the rest of

0:52:040:52:10

the world is catching up, this is a

different format. With the round

0:52:100:52:17

robin, there is no sudden death.

Saying they need to be better than

0:52:170:52:23

that, understand it is a one-off

game. And he made that point about

0:52:230:52:30

Canadian coach is all over the world

now. We have Glenn Howard with the

0:52:300:52:34

British women's team. Acknowledging

their years of experience being

0:52:340:52:41

ploughed into programmes around the

world with talented colours. It is

0:52:410:52:45

bound to bear fruit as we have seen

at these Games.

0:52:450:52:49

And it is not just that, it is the

fact pretty much every other nation

0:52:490:52:55

than Canada and the USA, are funding

athletes on a full-time basis, they

0:52:550:52:59

don't have to juggle work

commitments and quite often younger

0:52:590:53:04

players as well, so they don't have

families to worry about either.

0:53:040:53:10

As I alluded to yesterday, teams

like Sweden have set the pace for

0:53:100:53:18

the rest of the world. They go to

Canada, they spent weeks, months

0:53:180:53:23

there. Training in their facilities

with the best coaches in Canada and

0:53:230:53:29

learning from the best teams, they

have such a good talent pool it was

0:53:290:53:33

only a matter of time before the

rest of the world caught up.

0:53:330:53:41

The president of the IOC I can see

sitting and watching, Thomas Bach,

0:53:410:53:49

for this bronze medal match.

0:53:490:53:58

Claudio Pescia played very well

against Great Britain, he kept

0:54:050:54:10

Switzerland in touch. Making

consistently good shots.

You may

0:54:100:54:23

wonder why Peter De Cruz is throwing

second stones as the skip which is a

0:54:230:54:30

sign of the ability of the other

players. They are happy for him to

0:54:300:54:37

throw second and be the brains

behind the operation.

0:54:370:54:40

Switzerland keeping the pressure on,

this one again, two stones in. Not

0:54:400:54:47

too much panic from Canada yet,

here.

0:54:470:54:54

here. So, Mark Kennedy, all action

man, up and down the ice, always

0:54:560:55:03

full of energy, usually quite the

Severus.

0:55:030:55:08

Not a hair out of place either!

0:55:080:55:13

He can't get that one by. We saw

with Kevin Koe in the first end, but

0:55:200:55:27

not that time for Marc Kennedy.

0:55:270:55:29

And the way it goes.

0:55:330:55:44

This has already got the makings of

I hope a really good bronze medal

0:55:440:55:51

match here. The losers finish with

nothing. Always a horrible place to

0:55:510:55:56

be in any Olympic Games, finishing

fourth.

0:55:560:56:04

They are just going to pop that

guard back in place. They have a

0:56:090:56:15

nice read in there on the centre

line, a good shot again from Claudio

0:56:150:56:21

Paetz. His sister, world champion

Alena.

0:56:210:56:30

It is very quiet in this arena

during this match, the only one

0:56:340:56:40

obviously so there is a bit of noise

with three or four matches. It will

0:56:400:56:45

be a little bit more like that when

the British women are written with

0:56:450:56:52

the two semifinals in place.

And he misses. Not only that, he has

0:56:520:56:57

sent that yellow in front of that

other red as well.

0:56:570:57:03

I don't think Canada will be too

worried about that, at this point,

0:57:030:57:07

they will be more worried about the

stone at the top of the button.

0:57:070:57:16

The real problem Canada have at the

moment is they need to move that red

0:57:160:57:21

stone, so putting a guard on, but it

will be difficult for Canada to

0:57:210:57:26

score.

0:57:260:57:32

Benoit Schwarz started this match

well. Just keep going a little bit.

0:57:400:57:49

That is not bad. Another nice shot

from Switzerland.

0:57:490:57:55

It is just to the right of the

centreline as we look at it from

0:57:550:57:58

behind. He will try another run back

here. He needs to shift it.

0:57:580:58:08

Of course, if he leaves his yellow

sitting where this red is, there is

0:58:190:58:26

still a chance for Benoit Schwarz to

draw into the button again. Let us

0:58:260:58:30

see how he goes.

0:58:300:58:37

He was hoping for a little role, but

that yellow is still out there. --

0:58:430:58:52

roll.. So, he did part of the job.

And there is another Swiss stone in

0:58:520:58:59

the house. The option of a blanket

end not here, really. Let us see how

0:58:590:59:09

accurate Benoit Schwarz can be here

-- blanked end.

0:59:090:59:21

This is coming in nicely, it is

whether or not they can get it to

0:59:430:59:47

turn and bring it on the button. Not

a bad effort, a good shot. Just

0:59:470:59:53

giving Kevin Koe a little bit of

room to come in. He has is to come

0:59:530:59:58

around, followed the same route.

0:59:581:00:04

That's perfect, really, from Benoit

Schwarz, doesn't leave any of its

1:00:041:00:09

sticking out so that Canada can play

a tap back.

1:00:091:00:18

a tap back.

Well, Rachel Homan

didn't manage to get her team even

1:00:191:00:24

into the semifinals, the Canadian

skip

1:00:241:00:28

into the semifinals, the Canadian

skip, but she's got her seat right

1:00:281:00:33

next to the president of the IOC for

this!

Consolation prize! I think it

1:00:331:00:41

is! Maybe she can explain what's

going on in Canadian curling to the

1:00:411:00:47

president of the IOC. Has it got the

legs...? Has it got the legs to get

1:00:471:00:54

in? It's just going to catch that

stone... Oh, I think that is one for

1:00:541:00:59

Switzerland. They're just having a

look... Yep, it is. Steal for

1:00:591:01:07

Switzerland, then. So, the first

score in this bronze medal match

1:01:071:01:11

goes to the Swiss team, they've

started very well indeed. And Anwar

1:01:111:01:15

Schwartz with a couple of nice

shots, both in the first end and

1:01:151:01:18

following it in the second as well,

stealing one against Hannah do. So,

1:01:181:01:25

after two ends, once more Canada

find themselves behind. -- against

1:01:251:01:28

Canada.

1:01:281:01:33

Canada. Good start for Switzerland.

Very good. I'd say they've really

1:01:331:01:36

dig dated the first two ends as

well, which will be even more

1:01:361:01:41

concerning for the Canadians than

the scoreline. -- really dictated.

1:01:411:01:53

Canada are winning in the slam

department, though. That's the

1:01:531:01:59

second one I've seen from them!

We

should remind everybody that they

1:01:591:02:02

won the gold medal in the mixed

doubles, but in the traditional team

1:02:021:02:07

competition, if Canada go home with

no medal?

It is completely

1:02:071:02:09

unthinkable. The Canadians always

prided themselves, growing up on the

1:02:091:02:16

ice and the snow, they always bank

on being top of the podium, really,

1:02:161:02:21

in the Olympics. After Sochi,

anyway, with a clean sweep of both

1:02:211:02:29

the men's, the women's and the

wheelchair curling in the

1:02:291:02:32

Paralympics as well. They've still

got that one to come, of course, and

1:02:321:02:36

the added discipline of the mixed

doubles, they've got a gold there.

1:02:361:02:42

That's probably the one they least

expect it it.

Yeah, it's funny, John

1:02:421:02:49

Morrison may have thought, our medal

will not really be noticed very

1:02:491:02:51

much. And it's being polished

brightly now by Canadian curling

1:02:511:02:58

fans.

1:02:581:03:05

fans. Ben is already working up a

little bit of a sweat there. Still

1:03:051:03:15

going... It's OK.

1:03:151:03:25

You almost feel for Switzerland,

it's almost like they've got nothing

1:03:281:03:32

to lose here. If they get beaten by

Canada in the bronze medal match,

1:03:321:03:36

nobody is going to say, you didn't

do very well. They have got

1:03:361:03:41

themselves in this position, in the

last four, in the semifinal. We knew

1:03:411:03:46

that Sweden and Canada were the two

outstanding teams. They got beaten

1:03:461:03:51

by Sweden, they're in this one

against Canada. If you get beaten by

1:03:511:03:56

those two, no-one is going to say,

you didn't do well. So, they've got

1:03:561:03:59

nothing to lose here.

And they have

the added confidence of having

1:03:591:04:04

beaten them in the round robin, so

there's still great opportunity here

1:04:041:04:11

for Peter de Cruz and his team,

they're up into seventh in the world

1:04:111:04:15

rankings and they won their first

Grand Slam of curling event this

1:04:151:04:20

season as well, so, a bronze medal

here would really be the icing on

1:04:201:04:22

the cake. That's a good shot there

by Ben Hebert. Sticks in front of

1:04:221:04:32

the red Stonebridge makes it a

little bit more difficult to lie two

1:04:321:04:38

for Switzerland.

1:04:381:04:48

THEY SPEAK FRENCH

1:04:481:04:55

So, this Swiss skip, prefers to play

number two in his team. From the

1:04:551:05:02

Curling Club in Geneva. A bit of a

40 fan.

1:05:021:05:10

40 fan. -- footie fan. I guess the

Swiss women over the years, they've

1:05:121:05:23

tended to have more attention, I

guess, over the years?

Yeah,

1:05:231:05:29

Switzerland had a very dominant

period in the women's game, where I

1:05:291:05:33

think they won four out of five

World Championships, or something

1:05:331:05:37

like that between about 2012 and

2016. So, yeah, the men's game has

1:05:371:05:44

been in the shadow, but they've got

a couple of really strong teams

1:05:441:05:47

coming through. They've done well at

the European Championships as well.

1:05:471:05:51

They had the winning team in 2013,

believe. But I think the Swiss

1:05:511:05:56

programme is seen as one of the

leading lights, they've got a very

1:05:561:05:59

fairer system. They have a small

curling communities had they have

1:05:591:06:06

three or four very strong teams in

both the men's and women's, and they

1:06:061:06:10

let them play it out amongst

themselves to see who gets these big

1:06:101:06:15

events, there's no selection

involved. It is very much, get a

1:06:151:06:20

team together, if we like what

you're doing, we will find you and

1:06:201:06:23

if you meet the criteria, you can go

to the Olympic Games. And that's

1:06:231:06:27

what brought Peter de Cruz here.

1:06:271:06:33

what brought Peter de Cruz here. --

we will fund you.

And, of course,

1:06:331:06:36

this success, even getting to the

bronze medal match, that adds to the

1:06:361:06:41

process as well.

1:06:411:06:50

LOGAN GRAY: We're seeing Switzerland

play a very defensive game at the

1:06:551:06:59

moment, they're not taking too much

risk, playing a lot of takeouts.

1:06:591:07:05

They will have been watching the US

again yesterday to find out what

1:07:051:07:09

sort of game plan they had, and

perhaps something they can replicate

1:07:091:07:12

here against the Canadians. We saw

John Schuster not get sucked into

1:07:121:07:19

much and involved in a game with

lots of freezes and taps, they kept

1:07:191:07:25

things really open and that

frustrated the Canadians.

1:07:251:07:32

STEVE CRAM: This has got plenty on

it here. We just heard him say it

1:07:321:07:36

was heavy, and this is just going to

keep going... Just catches enough to

1:07:361:07:41

slow it down. It nearly went

completely through.

1:07:411:07:48

So, thinking about coming in on top

of these two.

1:07:541:07:58

THEY SPEAK FRENCH

1:08:001:08:07

Canada still have the hammer, of

course. They've had it from the

1:08:071:08:13

beginning, blanking the first end.

If you have just woken up, the

1:08:131:08:16

bronze medal match, Canada, having

lost to the USA, Switzerland, a

1:08:161:08:21

heavy defeat to Sweden in the

semifinal, but they're delighted to

1:08:211:08:25

be in this match and have started

very well indeed.

1:08:251:08:31

very well indeed. Great Britain's

women, their semifinal, 11am. Get

1:08:321:08:36

yourself a good long lunch break

ready, Friday afternoon, long lunch.

1:08:361:08:46

A bit of curling to watch a. He's

played that quite nicely.

Yeah, very

1:08:461:08:53

well indeed, right in that pocket

and going nowhere at the moment.

1:08:531:08:56

However, it is open, and Canada will

try and tap that now and stay frozen

1:08:561:09:02

on the face of that room

1:09:021:09:09

on the face of that room -- on the

face of that red stone.

1:09:091:09:15

PLAYER: Wait for it!

Definitely

enough to kill it, we're almost to

1:09:241:09:31

the hack...

1:09:311:09:37

Just struggling with their weight a

little bit here, Canada. It may well

1:09:371:09:43

just be Switzerland still sitting

shot there. Sorry, second shot. The

1:09:431:09:50

first one, of course, top left of

the 4ft.

1:09:501:10:01

the 4ft. He's not that

demonstrative, Kevin Koe, neither is

1:10:011:10:08

Peter de Cruz. None of the Swiss

guys seem to get that excited. There

1:10:081:10:13

has been a bit of frustration from

Ben Hebert, a bit of brush slapping.

1:10:131:10:24

Probably a better phrase than that -

brush slamming!

1:10:241:10:32

brush slamming! Well, the crowd

doing their best to get behind

1:10:321:10:34

Canada. Two or three factions of

Canadian supporters. And here come

1:10:341:10:42

the Swiss!

Sometimes the teams just

need a little bit of time to look

1:10:421:10:49

over situations that are quite

unusual, and this one is quite

1:10:491:10:53

unusual in that there is a cluster

of stones right on the backline.

1:10:531:10:57

Usually it would be up nearer the

tee line. It does look like

1:10:571:11:02

Barrakilla try and remove some

yellow granite here.

1:11:021:11:09

Needs to hit on the inside here...

1:11:141:11:20

Well, he's done well, he's taken two

of them out, Claudio Patz again, in

1:11:201:11:25

good form early on here. So,

Switzerland once more, keeping

1:11:251:11:29

control of this end. And Marc

Kennedy now, then, trying to help

1:11:291:11:40

his skip a little. Much as we head

in the match against USA, they're

1:11:401:11:49

not playing horrendous shots, just

not quite giving what the skip

1:11:491:11:53

needs.

1:11:531:11:58

needs. So, they want to try and tidy

things up a little bit, because with

1:12:021:12:07

Switzerland having got the steal in

that second end...

1:12:071:12:14

that second end...

Well, he lives

red in there.

He was after all

1:12:151:12:17

three, wasn't he?

And be

potentially, but they've left quite

1:12:171:12:21

a good opportunity here for

Switzerland to lie two. Rider

1:12:211:12:24

another look. They wanted to try and

clip the other red. -- here's

1:12:241:12:30

another look.

1:12:301:12:35

another look.

Right, little time

out, I think we've got another loose

1:12:401:12:43

handle. And here we go, the star of

the week.

Your favourite part of

1:12:431:12:47

show, Steve!

It is! Matt Hamilton

and his moustache have become very

1:12:471:12:54

famous, and the moustache now has

its own Twitter account. I think

1:12:541:13:02

its own Twitter account. I think the

allen key now needs its own Twitter

1:13:061:13:10

account. We could get behind the

scenes stuff from the allen key,

1:13:101:13:15

sitting around all day waiting to

see if it is going to be needed or

1:13:151:13:18

not! This is a first, it is a bronze

medal match, so we need two men to

1:13:181:13:24

bring out the allen key this time!

Now, this is a first! Normally it is

1:13:241:13:30

just a one! I'm sure it's because it

is a bronze medal match, we've now

1:13:301:13:34

got two people involved in

tightening the handle. Well done.

1:13:341:13:39

And the yellow allen key goes back

in its box.

Fascinating stuff!

1:13:391:13:49

So, Benoit Schwarz, then, handle

tightened. Trying to increase the

1:13:491:13:58

pressure on Canada here.

1:13:581:14:08

Parfait! So, two Swiss stones again.

And we have said, both of the first

1:14:121:14:20

two ends. Kevin Koe blanked the

first end. Sadly for him, couldn't

1:14:201:14:25

do the same in the second. So, once

again, a bit of bother here, the

1:14:251:14:29

Canadian skip.

1:14:291:14:37

PLAYER: That's the way I would be

seeing it...

About a quarter...

No,

1:14:381:14:44

it won't...

1:14:441:14:50

STEVE CRAM: Canada get a one, you're

tied up, they've got to get

1:14:501:14:58

something on the scoreboard here,

right?

They definitely don't want to

1:14:581:15:03

lose any shots here, and I don't see

that happening.

1:15:031:15:10

that happening.

That big swing from

Kevin Koe. Has he got this right and

1:15:101:15:21

wants both of them. Just gets one.

1:15:211:15:28

Well, it's not quite working out for

Canada yet. And you can tell that by

1:15:281:15:34

the looks and the demeanour of the

whole team. It's early days yet. So

1:15:341:15:42

far for Switzerland, this is an

excellent start.

1:15:421:15:49

It is the Swiss fans who are

chanting.

1:15:541:16:02

Switzerland will buy another one

into the house, that is all they

1:16:111:16:15

need to do, it doesn't matter too

much -- bung one. They are just

1:16:151:16:23

forcing Canada to score a one, so

that can get that all-important last

1:16:231:16:29

stone advantage back in the fourth

end.

1:16:291:16:40

Kevin Koe, again, this end has not

gone the way they wanted. But if he

1:16:441:16:53

can get a straightforward draw and

get Canada on the scoreboard and

1:16:531:16:56

level after three. Switzerland will

then have the hammer.

1:16:561:17:07

I love the fact, even when he's

playing a big way, it comes back

1:17:111:17:16

behind, but even when he is playing

a straightforward draw, there was

1:17:161:17:22

that little list of the stone before

he delivers it.

1:17:221:17:25

What does he look at on the ice?

This one is through. My word. There

1:17:251:17:33

is a stone at the back, will it

catch enough of it? Well, he has

1:17:331:17:38

given one up there.

Was it one? I

think it was one, one for

1:17:381:17:44

Switzerland.

Goodness me.

They must be thinking, what on earth

1:17:441:17:51

is going on. Lads, gather round. We

have just picked up two steals. I

1:17:511:17:59

was watching the bottom stone. I

wasn't quite sure where that other

1:17:591:18:03

Swiss stone was sitting, it was

nearly two, that almost went all the

1:18:031:18:08

way through. I bet they can hardly

believe what has happened here. They

1:18:081:18:12

have picked up two steals in the

first three. That is a genuine

1:18:121:18:20

horrendous mistake from Kevin Koe.

A really poor shot from Ngakoue. A

1:18:201:18:26

loss of concentration. This guy

doesn't miss shots, I don't know

1:18:261:18:30

what has happened in the last couple

of games. This Canadian team, for

1:18:301:18:38

them to lose two steals in one game,

is almost unthinkable. To lose

1:18:381:18:43

back-to-back steals is very unusual.

Thomas Bach is so shocked by what he

1:18:431:18:53

is seeing he is leaving!

I think he is off to go and get

1:18:531:19:00

around the Olympic Park, there is

still plenty going on in the last

1:19:001:19:04

couple of days, last three days, two

curling matches tomorrow, the

1:19:041:19:10

women's bronze medal match and gold

medal match in the men's condition,

1:19:101:19:14

then the women's gold medal match is

on Sunday morning local time here,

1:19:141:19:18

midnight Saturday night. It will be

great if Eve Muirhead and her team

1:19:181:19:26

could be in that match. The

semifinal to decide that later on.

1:19:261:19:34

So, Ben Hebert, look at that game

accuracy, 100%, doing his part. The

1:19:361:19:42

lead for Canada. Always very

reliable. He is watching his

1:19:421:19:49

team-mates. You can't just blame

Kevin Koe because Kennedy and Laing

1:19:491:19:54

haven't been playing that well

either. But it is still easy in

1:19:541:20:04

terms of, you would think, Canada,

get it level after four. One thing

1:20:041:20:12

from a Swiss point of view, as when

great prison were playing Toseland,

1:20:121:20:18

Switzerland are properly thinking

Canada can't keep playing like this

1:20:181:20:21

all the way through, they will get

better. They need to stick to the

1:20:211:20:26

task and keep playing the way they

are. They certainly haven't missed

1:20:261:20:30

much. I am try to think of a bad

shot from Switzerland.

1:20:301:20:34

They have been very steady. Nothing

particularly special. But they are

1:20:341:20:42

not making any mistakes which is

what we saw from the USA, very

1:20:421:20:45

steady. Canada made some key misses

which is what has happened again

1:20:451:20:51

today.

Trying to sit right on top of this

1:20:511:20:58

Swiss red.

1:20:581:21:05

Ben Hebert has not cleared any poor

shots, another decent one from him

1:21:061:21:13

there.

1:21:131:21:15

Just quietly going about their

business, the Swiss.

1:21:201:21:30

Claudio Paetz and Ben Swartz were in

Sochi, but in a different team. This

1:21:301:21:35

team has had a great past 18 months

in championships, doing very well.

1:21:351:21:43

Just testing the bumpers at the end

of the ice.

1:21:531:21:59

Not quite what he wanted. Why on

earth is he slamming his brush down

1:21:591:22:04

there? When he has played his shots.

Just really the sheer frustration of

1:22:041:22:16

what is happening out there. Canada

need to get it together, they have

1:22:161:22:21

seven ends to play in their Olympic

Games, they need to make the most of

1:22:211:22:25

that opportunity.

1:22:251:22:31

that opportunity.

Evidence of Laing.

That percentage can change

1:22:311:22:33

radically. Not being the best of

starts from the Canadian second.

1:22:331:22:41

Trying to sweep this hard as well.

It is just going to catch that.

1:22:411:22:49

It is just going to catch that.

It

is just like two ends ago.

1:22:501:22:55

They have really struggled with

their weight, politically down that

1:22:551:22:58

side, coming this way.

1:22:581:23:05

I guess when you play the first

couple, you think of you had to

1:23:051:23:10

adjust. Surely these guys are

experienced enough.

1:23:101:23:14

What I am seeing from this Canadian

team right now is they are playing

1:23:141:23:21

like four individuals, you need

someone to step up and really gelled

1:23:211:23:26

everyone and bring them together and

bring some positivity and

1:23:261:23:30

enthusiasm. I thought Marc Kennedy

was that guy in the team. He seemed

1:23:301:23:34

to be leading the way. But he has

been walking off, not speaking to

1:23:341:23:41

the others.

That will be the key for

them.

1:23:411:23:44

That is exactly what happened

yesterday. They were standing away

1:23:441:23:48

from each other.

1:23:481:23:54

Now they gather at the bottom end to

watch behind this stone. The Swiss

1:23:571:24:05

skip Peter De Cruz knows they have

started well. They want to keep

1:24:051:24:09

playing the way they have done so

far. They want to try and get this

1:24:091:24:14

by, they have done as well. That

tucks in right on the bottom,

1:24:141:24:19

another nice shot from the Swiss

skip.

1:24:191:24:27

Switzerland are just loving it right

now, really enjoying themselves.

1:24:271:24:33

They are continuing to keep the

pressure up at a high level on the

1:24:331:24:37

Canadians. Those thick dark eyebrows

giving him that look as if he is

1:24:371:24:43

slightly puzzled. But he has it well

worked out here.

1:24:431:24:47

It is a better shot this time from

Laing.

1:24:571:25:02

Living things around a little bit,

Canada cannot keep allowing The Slad

1:25:021:25:07

to keep dominating these end. By the

time they get to the skip stones the

1:25:071:25:12

opportunity has gone. Just try to

move things around, a much better

1:25:121:25:16

result this time.

-- just trying to move things

1:25:161:25:21

around. There are plenty of stones

upfront which is always going to be

1:25:211:25:26

a little bit of a hindrance for

Canada. But a little more room now.

1:25:261:25:32

Claudio Paetz. Here's conscience he

either doesn't stop the run back, is

1:25:321:25:43

that the idea? Get a long guard in

place.

1:25:431:25:52

That is pretty close to where he

wanted it, it just puts that long

1:26:151:26:19

guard in place and he wants to stop

the run back there. They are

1:26:191:26:25

thinking about making both of them,

it is pretty straight. So, Marc

1:26:251:26:31

Kennedy, trying to use that read.

And keep that going back. -- trying

1:26:311:26:39

to use that red. And try to remove

that red that is in the forefront.

1:26:391:26:53

That wasn't close. He has removed

two stones but his shooter is

1:27:001:27:06

sitting out there now. It is a

little clearer down the middle so,

1:27:061:27:11

in that case, Swiss land will try to

block that gap. -- Switzerland.

1:27:111:27:19

There was the chance that this

medal, if Canada were to win a

1:27:191:27:24

curling medal, that would take them

beyond their record medal haul in

1:27:241:27:28

Vancouver but I am being told they

have already managed that.

1:27:281:27:36

Canada having a very good Games but

not necessarily at the curling. I

1:27:411:27:48

suppose you could argue there is one

extra medal available because of the

1:27:481:27:52

mixed doubles.

It is going to come in further than

1:27:521:27:54

he intended. But it is still

guarding that red but easier to run

1:27:541:28:01

this back, now.

I believe there are four new events

1:28:011:28:06

at this year's Winter Olympics, I am

not sure if it is at the expense of

1:28:061:28:10

others or not.

1:28:101:28:16

others or not. So, Switzerland still

looking good here. Another end going

1:28:161:28:22

their way.

Trying to make the run

back. He has got it this time. A

1:28:221:28:30

good effort.

A great shot.

1:28:301:28:38

good effort.

A great shot. At the

front of the white circle. Great

1:28:381:28:41

shot by Marc Kennedy. A perfect

stone.

1:28:411:28:53

He just spun it far enough.

So,

Canada, for once, lying shot, they

1:28:551:29:04

haven't been in this position. Marc

Kennedy coming up good there. You

1:29:041:29:10

just feel as if Benoit Swartz is not

going to make this that easy for

1:29:101:29:15

Kevin Koe to get his two.

1:29:151:29:17

I think this is the first time in

the game that I thought Canada

1:29:211:29:25

actually have the upper hand.

It has taken a phenomenal shot by

1:29:251:29:32

Marc Kennedy.

That guard just went a little

1:29:321:29:37

further than Switzerland wanted, to

make the run back in little easier.

1:29:371:29:43

A bit closer to that stone. Benoit

Swartz tried to drive around, he did

1:29:431:29:49

very well with his first three. That

might just be sticking out a little

1:29:491:29:54

but not much.

That is fabulous by Benoit. Triple

1:29:541:30:02

guarded as well, three yellow stone

is protecting it in front. All Kevin

1:30:021:30:07

Koe can really do is to try and

freeze or tap it a little bit.

1:30:071:30:16

They want to try and freeze on top

as we saw going the other way, Kevin

1:30:161:30:21

Koe struggling with his draw weight.

He had to be much better this time.

1:30:211:30:26

He's got to be much better this

time.

1:30:321:30:38

They can't really see any of it, so

it's a case of coming round and just

1:30:461:30:51

either tapping it a little or freeze

on top of it if you possibly can.

1:30:511:31:01

Won't be able to get completely on

top, so Kevin Koe, then, really

1:31:011:31:06

needs to find his draw weight here.

It's curling again pretty quickly.

1:31:061:31:14

They need to work this. This has got

a chance to has it enough on it?

1:31:141:31:19

This has got to be shot... It's not!

And they over curled again there,

1:31:191:31:28

they just cannot get to grips with

that side of the sheet, that

1:31:281:31:36

anticlockwise handle coming home.

They just cannot get to grips with

1:31:361:31:39

it.

1:31:391:31:46

it.

Just looking at what the route

Inwood Beaver Kevin Koe, there's too

1:31:461:31:50

many stones out front surely on that

side, and they can't come in the

1:31:501:31:54

other way, this is the only way in,

really. -- what the route in wood be

1:31:541:32:05

the Kevin Koe.

Looks like it's going

to be a high guard here for

1:32:051:32:13

Switzerland. I would be a little bit

concerned about the yellow corner

1:32:131:32:19

guard on the other side of the

sheet, on the right-hand side there.

1:32:191:32:23

But I don't think there is too much

they can do about it without leaving

1:32:231:32:26

an easier shot for Canada.

1:32:261:32:32

Kevin Koe is going to go out and

start looking at these long corner

1:32:491:32:54

guards and work out which one they

can batter into that yellow stone at

1:32:541:32:58

the top of the 4ft.

1:32:581:33:04

This is such a hard shot, there's so

much distance between the one

1:33:121:33:16

they're hitting and the one they are

trying to connect with down there.

1:33:161:33:19

Has a good look straight down the

line there. Could be a shot for

1:33:191:33:23

three, though.

It could be, but...

I

don't think we'll see the heaviest

1:33:231:33:38

takeout weight that Kevin Koe has

him -- has in his locker here, he'll

1:33:381:33:45

be looking to some degree of

control.

The idea being he is going

1:33:451:33:48

to take this guard and run it into

the button, tap the red out and

1:33:481:33:55

hopefully lie three, and I think

it's got a chance... It's just going

1:33:551:34:02

to spin out, he's only going to get

two. It was a wonderful shot. Gets

1:34:021:34:06

his two, and finally, and there have

got something to cheer. And Kevin

1:34:061:34:11

Koe... Has a little smile! And

there's dancing in the aisles here!

1:34:111:34:17

Welcome back, Kevin Koe! Great shot.

STEVE CRAM: Well, he had to come up

1:34:171:34:28

with something, because that was

beginning to look like yet another

1:34:281:34:32

steal for Switzerland. And Kevin Koe

has stopped the damage getting

1:34:321:34:39

worse, and has turned it around in

the sense of his team managing to

1:34:391:34:43

get something on the scoreboard.

They've tied it up, Switzerland have

1:34:431:34:48

the hammer. Away you go, mate!

1:34:481:34:56

Logan label well, sometimes you just

need to take your hat off to the

1:35:051:35:09

opposition and say, fair enough, you

deserved to score two there but I

1:35:091:35:14

think Switzerland will be quite

happy to force Canada to play shots

1:35:141:35:16

like that every end to score.

Yeah,

they have to accept, they're not

1:35:161:35:23

going to cruise through this,

they're not going to steal every

1:35:231:35:28

and, they're not going to have it

all their own way. But when somebody

1:35:281:35:32

plays a big shot, I have said this

on more than one occasion, by making

1:35:321:35:36

the opposition played big shots,

they won't all come off, so

1:35:361:35:41

Switzerland will be thinking, we

just keep doing what we're doing,

1:35:411:35:44

we've got a chance now to score

ourselves, they've had to wait until

1:35:441:35:49

the fifth end to have the hammer for

the first time.

1:35:491:35:57

the first time. So, Ben Hebert...

Well, they wanted a guard here - are

1:35:571:36:03

they going to get it?

Hangs in

there, doesn't come into the house.

1:36:031:36:16

Still not a lot of discussion

between the Canadians. You would

1:36:211:36:24

have thought a big shot like that

might just get them going a bit and

1:36:241:36:28

galvanise them. They just still seem

a bit at odds with one another.

1:36:281:36:42

Another nice draw there from

Valentin Tanner. Yeah, it's

1:36:461:36:52

interesting. Is a

1:36:521:36:58

interesting. Is a team sport, often

you're interacting with each other a

1:36:581:37:00

lot more in terms of the play, a

team sport where each person has to

1:37:001:37:04

play their shot and then you wait.

And you have to really make sure

1:37:041:37:12

that nobody's left kind of

languishing, if snared not going

1:37:121:37:16

well, you've got to get round each

other, and certainly when somebody

1:37:161:37:20

comes up with a shot like Kevin Koe

did there, you would want to see

1:37:201:37:23

them now schmo responsive. -- you

would want to see them a little bit

1:37:231:37:32

more responsive, a slightly less

demonstrative lady in team than we

1:37:321:37:37

have seen in the past. And maybe

they also know that there is a long

1:37:371:37:40

way to go here, and just keep their

emotions in check for now. All they

1:37:401:37:46

have done is square things up. --

Canadian team. So, Switzerland with

1:37:461:37:50

the hammer, then. Got one in nicely

on the button. Two Canadian stones

1:37:501:38:00

in between. And Kevin Koe thinking

ahead a little bit, just thinking he

1:38:001:38:06

would like to have one sitting on

top of his own yellow.

1:38:061:38:13

top of his own yellow. So, Brent

Laing...

1:38:141:38:19

PLAYER: Hard line! We're there!

As

this one suddenly starts to curl a

1:38:211:38:31

lot and the these guys have to work

hard to get it in... And they've

1:38:311:38:34

managed to do it. That's just going

to sit there, a little tap, but it's

1:38:341:38:40

a nice shot, probably the best shot

from him in this match so far.

1:38:401:38:47

And that's why it's called curling!

When the speed starts to come out of

1:38:531:39:00

it, it digs in and grips and turns,

and that's how they get it in behind

1:39:001:39:07

the guards.

Peter de Cruz, three

draws, 100%. Takeout this time...

1:39:071:39:16

Oh, they just sneaked that in the

side of the house as well.

Yeah,

1:39:161:39:20

that's worked out nicely for them.

Those two yellows obviously out

1:39:201:39:27

front. A couple of stones for them

to work with later. That's why Kevin

1:39:271:39:36

Koe is thinking about shifting them.

The nice thing about that shot for

1:39:361:39:44

Switzerland is that it's taking

Canada away from the centre line and

1:39:441:39:50

throwing the guard on those two

frozen yellow stone is. Going to be

1:39:501:39:56

forced to make a takeout on the wing

here.

Oh!

Wow!

Well, now, they've

1:39:561:40:08

got two. Brent Laing, not the result

he wanted at all!

Well, you couldn't

1:40:081:40:16

do that if you tried, really. It's

just gone sideways across the house!

1:40:161:40:24

And sometimes, I think I've said

before, if you think the look is

1:40:261:40:30

going against you, you cannot let

that get to you. You've got to

1:40:301:40:34

think, something will work for us.

-- the luck. If it was an unlucky

1:40:341:40:39

shot, you just have to accept that.

If you start thinking, it's not our

1:40:391:40:45

day, you're in real trouble.

Switzerland don't like those two

1:40:451:40:56

yellow stones at the front of the

house, I don't know if they can

1:40:561:40:59

squeeze the one between the two

reds.

1:40:591:41:06

reds.

Just coming down with a little

bit of reds I think to spread these

1:41:061:41:10

apart. -- a little bit of weight.

Oh, he just nicked the one on the

1:41:101:41:19

button. Maybe that was just slightly

misjudged the leak by the Swiss.

A

1:41:191:41:26

little sigh there for the first time

from Peter de Cruz. He would have

1:41:261:41:32

loved to have just pushed that

yellow through.

1:41:321:41:37

You will kill the red, and that's

all that really matters...

1:41:411:41:47

You always get the feeling Marc

Kennedy would just like to play big

1:41:501:41:54

hits all day long. What can I hit?!

PLAYER: Don't freak me out like

1:41:541:42:03

that!

Yeah, if you ever did that...

If it jams there, we get shot.

1:42:031:42:14

If it jams there, we get shot.

A

little bit high, centreline high...

1:42:151:42:20

Just a bit on the side of it?

Well,

that's not what we were thinking...

1:42:201:42:31

STEVE CRAM: So, Ben comes in with a

completely different view of things!

1:42:311:42:37

If it doesn't touch the red, though,

it's...

Hit it clean, home...

I

1:42:371:42:46

know.

If you tap it right down the

nose...

You can't go too far, you've

1:42:461:42:54

got to stay on the ice.

You've got

to keep this more... I think it

1:42:541:43:00

looks like a nose to me, guys.

STEVE CRAM: This is reminiscent of

1:43:001:43:05

the match against USA, when they

were taking a long time to make

1:43:051:43:09

their mind up about what to play,

everybody chipping in. They've got a

1:43:091:43:13

lot of experience between the four

of them, obviously. This team was

1:43:131:43:18

put together four years ago. A

collection of other teams, if you

1:43:181:43:23

like. Kevin Koe getting these three

to join him. But they've all got

1:43:231:43:31

great experience, they'll all have

their thoughts.

1:43:311:43:40

their thoughts.

Logan label Kevin

Koe is still standing there

1:43:401:43:43

deliberating over it, but I think

he's committed to it.

Maybe even a

1:43:431:43:48

little more... Don't think you need

more...

They're just going to try

1:43:481:43:55

and bump those red and yellow stones

at the front of the house and move

1:43:551:44:01

the Canadian stone a little bit

closer to the button.

So, I think

1:44:011:44:05

this is Ben's suggestion.

1:44:051:44:10

PLAYER: Stay closer!

1:44:131:44:18

It was just the weight that beat

that one, if you throw it a little

1:44:231:44:27

bit heavy then it tends to run

straight.

1:44:271:44:34

straight.

And I think that's my

point before, Ben came in, because

1:44:341:44:38

that's not the shot that Marc

Kennedy wanted to play. And yet...

1:44:381:44:45

Ben came in and changed the mind of

the skip. And

1:44:451:44:53

the skip. And that means Marc is

playing a shot he didn't think he

1:44:531:44:56

was going to play.

I think we've

said it a few times already this

1:44:561:45:00

week, quite often, your first

instinct is your best instinct. And

1:45:001:45:06

you're right, Marc Kennedy's first

instinct was to get those stones out

1:45:061:45:10

of there. Canada could be in a bit

of trouble here, if Claudio Patz

1:45:101:45:17

does a good job with this shot. Has

he stuck it? He has!

Well, this is

1:45:171:45:26

beginning to develop nicely for

Switzerland. A little smile from

1:45:261:45:32

Claudio. Won't see much fist pumping

or shouting and hollering from this

1:45:321:45:38

Swiss team.

1:45:381:45:43

Swiss team.

Well, full team

conference again here, all Canadian

1:45:441:45:47

players down at the playing end of

the ice.

1:45:471:45:50

I am close to seeing this definitely

hit this.

I do think it does.

1:46:071:46:16

I think what Marc Kennedy is saying

is, please give me a hit here.

1:46:161:46:24

It is enough to definitely drag. It

is just if this eight doesn't go, it

1:46:241:46:32

is going to do something like this

and this will be right here.

1:46:321:46:39

and this will be right here.

How

could it possibly have enough spin?

1:46:391:46:45

I don't see three. What they are

talking about here is definitely a

1:46:461:46:50

take out, they want to remove as

many Betts as possible but they are

1:46:501:46:54

worried they will only remove one.

They need to get at least two out of

1:46:541:46:59

there.

1:46:591:47:03

This is lined up so bad, we have two

platelet. -- play it.

So you think

1:47:061:47:14

it real hard this side.

This will be a fun shot to watch,

1:47:141:47:21

anyway.

This is the sort of thing Marc

1:47:211:47:23

Kennedy is thinking, good, come on.

Even he said they don't quite know

1:47:231:47:28

what is going to happen here.

1:47:281:47:35

It is not quite hit and hope here

for Marc Kennedy. But it is not a

1:47:401:47:47

shot which he can have any sense of

confidence about exactly what is

1:47:471:47:52

going to happen. Three Swiss stones

in a great position Marc Kennedy

1:47:521:47:56

trying to move them around with

plenty of weight coming down. Still

1:47:561:48:01

three Swiss stones sitting in there.

That is a horrible result.

1:48:011:48:06

They are in a bit of bother here. We

still have two Canadian stones. Look

1:48:061:48:14

at Koe's face, he looks absolutely

startled.

1:48:141:48:18

They totally misjudged that shot.

They needed to hit it a half stone

1:48:181:48:24

away. They completely missed the

stone they meant to hit and it went

1:48:241:48:28

straight the back one. That adds

interest here. They could put a big

1:48:281:48:37

score on the board.

They also just need not to get ahead

1:48:371:48:41

of themselves either. They have been

presented with a great opportunity.

1:48:411:48:45

But don't get too greedy. Three

stones left now.

1:48:451:48:56

Just looking for a little hit, as we

look down the ice away from us, can

1:49:011:49:11

Koe and Marc Kennedy...

They are going for a take out and

1:49:111:49:21

just roll over in front of the other

reds.

1:49:211:49:26

So, you are saying if it is behind

the yellow, great, even a bit

1:49:261:49:32

further over it is not such a

problem. He has a chance.

Lovely.

1:49:321:49:39

Very good indeed.

I think he's going

to try and move these threads.

1:49:391:49:54

They won't all go because the first

one... It runs straight onto the red

1:49:541:50:02

just on the top of the four foot.

Maybe he thinks he can just catch it

1:50:021:50:09

enough to spin that one out as well.

The chances are they could get rid

1:50:091:50:15

of three here. There is Jennifer

Jones in the shot, here supporting

1:50:151:50:22

Brent Laing, her husband.

Watch the backswing on this one.

1:50:221:50:27

This one will be motoring a little

bit.

1:50:271:50:29

We didn't even get to see it. We got

a good view in front of us, sorry

1:50:341:50:38

about that.

1:50:381:50:45

A great shot by Kevin Koe. That is

absolutely well done.

1:50:451:50:52

He was asked to produce something

special, he has managed to do it. He

1:50:521:50:57

did it in the last end macro as

well. Switzerland keeping the

1:50:571:51:03

pressure on.

-- in the last end. Working that

1:51:031:51:07

brush, gets that one out as well.

Now, then, that is what we haven't

1:51:071:51:13

seen for a while.

1:51:131:51:19

So, two stones to go. The calm and

collected Schwarz taking it in.

1:51:271:51:39

Benoit Schwarz.

1:51:391:51:46

The Swiss fans trying to respond as

well. They have plenty to cheer

1:51:461:51:50

about as well.

1:51:501:51:55

about as well. I had that red -- If

that red had been tucked in a little

1:51:591:52:03

more, that shot would have been

available.

We are talking about an

1:52:031:52:08

inch further over. A little bit

unlucky for Switzerland.

1:52:081:52:12

Still a chance to put multiple

points on the board here.

1:52:121:52:17

He has been drawing well so far,

Benoit.

1:52:171:52:25

A bit of a gap to come through

there.

1:52:251:52:27

Has he done it? Another nice stone.

1:52:271:52:36

He is already having a look to see

if he can get both of these, a

1:52:431:52:49

little smile from Peter De Cruz.

They are lined up at the back. You

1:52:491:52:52

can see the outside bed -- red. He

is going to have a look.

1:52:521:53:02

It looks like it could be a blank

and hear the weight it is going. You

1:53:041:53:10

would expect Kevin Koe might take

the double and Benoit could have an

1:53:101:53:14

easy double. That would blank the

end.

1:53:141:53:20

He might also catch this red a

little. That is what they are

1:53:201:53:27

looking at to see how the angles

will work. So they can see enough of

1:53:271:53:33

it to catch the angle. But he could

catch this a little thin, missed it

1:53:331:53:38

completely. -- and miss it

completely. He has played one

1:53:381:53:45

brilliant shot, Kevin Koe now with

an attempt to take both of these two

1:53:451:53:51

remaining Swiss stones. Missed.

After all of that, a chance for

1:53:511:54:06

Switzerland to draw in for the two.

A couple of options which way he

1:54:061:54:10

will go.

Very close indeed. It was.

1:54:101:54:19

Very close indeed. It was. In some

respects, if they lose two here,

1:54:191:54:22

they might see that as a result

given away things could have been a

1:54:221:54:26

couple stones ago. But he still had

to make this.

1:54:261:54:32

Yes coming he has just played it,

not a big gap they are trying to

1:54:321:54:37

come through. -- yes, he has just

played it.

1:54:371:54:43

It needs to be pretty much the same

shot. He can't afford to come into

1:54:431:54:50

far or catch the guard on the way

through.

1:54:501:54:58

It is looking good at the moment,

just need to get past the guard.

1:55:051:55:10

This is false was lured to take

their two, they have played an

1:55:101:55:13

excellent first half of this bronze

medal match, they find themselves

1:55:131:55:18

with a two shot lead over Canada

after 5p. Switzerland lead 4-2.

1:55:181:55:25

EILIDH: Swizzle and with the slight

advantage at the midway point, this

1:55:251:55:31

match determines who wins a bronze

medal and who will go home with

1:55:311:55:35

nothing. -- Switzerland.

1:55:351:55:40

Good morning, I hope you having a

nice morning and this is what missed

1:55:401:55:44

on day 14 so far.

15-year-old Alina Zagitova one

1:55:441:55:54

Russia's first gold of the Winter

Olympics in the women's figure

1:55:541:56:01

skating.

Kaetlyn Osmond won bronze.

1:56:011:56:05

And a third consecutive victory for

Canada here.

1:56:051:56:18

Emily Sarsfield has been on a

journey to even get to these Games

1:56:211:56:25

after injury. Her journey to date

ended at the quarterfinal stage.

1:56:251:56:32

Knockout time in the women's curling

today. Eve Muirhead and her team

1:56:321:56:37

were left unstated in Sochi after

defeat to Canada meant they could

1:56:371:56:43

only play for bronze. They managed

that but this time in Pyeongchang

1:56:431:56:48

they have a much shinier meddle in

their grasp.

1:56:481:56:55

-- medal.

We we went into Sochi as

current World Championships. You are

1:57:001:57:09

always going to add some pressure.

There were expectations but it is

1:57:091:57:16

properly more we put on ourselves

because we knew we had beaten

1:57:161:57:19

everyone there. It was who would be

better that week.

1:57:191:57:25

COMMENTATOR: They have fought so

hard. This, potentially her last

1:57:251:57:29

stone of this match. It has a

chance. That is a nice shot from Eve

1:57:291:57:36

Muirhead.

The pressure made us know we could

1:57:361:57:39

perform at that high level. It made

us know we were the best team in the

1:57:391:57:43

world and we were capable of hitting

the podium.

1:57:431:57:49

COMMENTATOR: This is to close out

the match against Great Britain.

1:57:491:57:54

They are having to work it hard. Is

it going to get there, I think it

1:57:541:58:01

is.

Canada have won it. When we lost

1:58:011:58:03

that semifinal, it was probably the

most devastating defeat of my

1:58:031:58:09

career, we had worked so hard. I

knew my gold medal dream was over.

1:58:091:58:14

That definitely was the hardest loss

and at the time we thought it was a

1:58:141:58:18

quick turnover but that is what

helped us in the end.

1:58:181:58:25

COMMENTATOR: They are the world

champions and now they could be the

1:58:251:58:27

Olympic bronze medallist if this

stone is right from Eve Muirhead. It

1:58:271:58:32

is going to get there. The brushes

go in the air and they have one the

1:58:321:58:39

bronze medal.

To come home with the medal was

1:58:391:58:42

outstanding and I am still really

pleased. Now I have got a taste of

1:58:421:58:45

that Olympic paid -- podium and I

want to go up.

1:58:451:58:52

We have unfinished business, getting

the bronze medal was amazing but you

1:58:521:58:56

always want to do better. If we had

to break it down into each game,

1:58:561:59:02

then once we get to the play-offs,

it is a brand-new competition.

1:59:021:59:08

We are feeling in a good place at

the moment. We have been working

1:59:081:59:12

really hard, something I feel I have

to say to people about curling. It

1:59:121:59:17

is much harder than it looks. We

wouldn't have to train so much to be

1:59:171:59:21

at the top of the game if it wasn't.

We had a great win at the European

1:59:211:59:26

Championships.

COMMENTATOR:, Scotland, Gold

1:59:261:59:30

medallists in Switzerland.

The gold medal at the Olympics is

1:59:301:59:36

the only one I am missing in my

collection so for me it would mean a

1:59:361:59:41

lot of very hard work has paid off.

I have put in a tonne of work to get

1:59:411:59:46

to the position I am in. It is dad

on top of the podium would be

1:59:461:59:50

something extra special -- to stand

on top of the podium.

1:59:502:00:00

11:05am, the time for the women to

get their semifinal underweight

2:00:002:00:04

against Sweden, a rematch of the

European final. GB won that. A win

2:00:042:00:11

against Sweden today would give them

a chance to go for gold in

2:00:112:00:15

Pyeongchang. Right now it is about

the men's bronze that'll match,

2:00:152:00:19

Switzerland with a slender lead over

Canada, Canada in danger of leaving

2:00:192:00:25

empty-handed which would be a real

surprise. Let us get back to our

2:00:252:00:29

commentators.

2:00:292:00:30

STEVE CRAM: Thank you very much,

Eilidh. The first stone of the sixth

2:00:332:00:42

end played by Valentin Tanner. It

would be a real shock if neither the

2:00:422:00:45

men's nor the women's won a medal.

The men still have a chance of the

2:00:452:00:50

bronze medal here. Let's not forget,

though, Canada did win the gold in

2:00:502:00:53

the mixed doubles. A new event which

was very successful. It seems ages

2:00:532:00:58

ago now! Canada won the gold and, of

course, Switzerland won the silver,

2:00:582:01:08

and Norway will now be presented

with the bronze medal, I'm told so

2:01:082:01:12

some extra doubles team are on their

way back to Pyeongchang to receive

2:01:122:01:16

their bronze medal after the

Discworld occasion of the OAR team.

2:01:162:01:21

So, first half, very much went to

Switzerland, not only on the

2:01:212:01:25

scoreboard but in terms of general

play. -- after the disqualification

2:01:252:01:29

of the OAR team. It could have been

even worse for Canada. They managed

2:01:292:01:37

to get their two in the fourth end

as well, so there were some

2:01:372:01:40

positives for them. And they will

want to come out on that very second

2:01:402:01:48

half-year, they will have to, if

they are to beat this very good

2:01:482:01:51

Swiss team. -- second-half here.

Logan

2:01:512:02:04

LOGAN GRAY: The third and fourth

stones for Switzerland, Claudio

2:02:042:02:17

stones for Switzerland, Claudio Patz

Benoit, they're doing a bit of a

2:02:182:02:23

number on the Canadians.

2:02:232:02:30

number on the Canadians. Valentin

Tanner just slipped a little bit too

2:02:302:02:31

far with his draw, so Canada will

just try and rest against it now.

2:02:312:02:39

Ben Hebert has played well, nothing

wrong with his performance so far

2:02:392:02:42

today. And if Canada just get that

little bit of pressure that they're

2:02:422:02:49

known for, try and control the ends

a little bit, this is very much

2:02:492:02:55

still winnable for them. So, they

have the hammer here at, and again,

2:02:552:02:58

if you've been watching enough of

the curling, you will know that

2:02:582:03:02

having the hammer in the even ends

in the second half of a match is

2:03:022:03:06

always of a benefit but it does not

always mean that it will work out

2:03:062:03:10

that way because of either blanked

ends, steals etc.

2:03:102:03:23

ends, steals etc. The Swiss skip,

very quiet in the way he goes about

2:03:232:03:26

things. Now, trying to follow in,

just giving the is a little bit of a

2:03:262:03:39

Russell. There they go.

Yeah, good

shot there. They could have try to

2:03:392:03:44

complicated things a bit but they

felt they could get more control and

2:03:442:03:50

leave their stone in a better

position that way.

What's he going

2:03:502:03:58

to do?

Tap it on the news, going to

do nothing! -- tap it on the nose.

2:03:582:04:08

OK, well, you want to be...

LOGAN GRAY: I think it's the first

2:04:082:04:17

time I've seen Kevin Koe with his

jacket off this week.

2:04:172:04:19

STEVE CRAM: That's true, actually.

He obviously doesn't sweep, so he

2:04:192:04:23

must be feeling the heat a little!

So, Brent Laing will want to perform

2:04:232:04:31

better, help his team out a bit

more.

2:04:312:04:39

Always mark!

They're just choosing

to ignore all the stones in the

2:04:392:04:45

centre of play and go around the

corner guard. Could be a useful one

2:04:452:04:51

later on.

Yeah, nicely played by

Brent Laing.

2:04:512:05:01

And Switzerland, aware of the

danger.

2:05:102:05:19

danger.

Yeah, they're sticking to

their game plan and keeping it

2:05:192:05:22

tight, not risking losing a big end

at any point.

No, as you say, just

2:05:222:05:28

not giving easy opportunities to

Canada. We have seen Kevin Koe

2:05:282:05:31

coming up with big shots to rescue

the situation. But you can see what

2:05:312:05:35

Switzerland are trying to do.

2:05:352:05:38

Quite a few people still taking

their seats after the half-time

2:05:432:05:46

break. We're expecting a full house

later on for that Great Britain

2:05:462:05:51

women's semifinal match, not that

most of them will become in to see

2:05:512:05:56

Great Britain versus Sweden - most

of them will be here to see Korea

2:05:562:05:59

versus Japan. The Korean women have

been in brilliant form, those two

2:05:592:06:04

matches at 11am.

2:06:042:06:09

matches at 11am. Huge interest in

this successful career in women's

2:06:132:06:18

team. They're all getting very

excited about their prospects, but

2:06:182:06:23

it's two tough semifinals. Rate

Britain and Sweden, perhaps no

2:06:232:06:28

supplies those two teams are in a

semifinal. But a lot of people very

2:06:282:06:32

surprised to see Korea versus Japan

in the other one. That's nicely

2:06:322:06:35

done.

2:06:352:06:44

done. Just having a little look now,

Peter de Cruz. And Claudio Patz just

2:06:442:06:52

having a look. His first instinct

was to try and play the double on

2:06:522:06:56

these two outside yellows. He might

be

2:06:562:07:05

be thinking maybe a hit and roll.

2:07:052:07:14

Benoit Schwarz coming up and having

a look behind these two.

2:07:142:07:27

SWISS PLAYERS SPEAK FRENCH

2:07:322:07:39

So, I think back to what he was

originally asking - hit that outside

2:07:392:07:43

yellow and roll onto the other one.

I would say by the amount of ice

2:07:432:08:01

they're taking here, they're not

going for double takeout.

2:08:012:08:11

going for double takeout.

He's

played very well so far, the third

2:08:122:08:14

for Switzerland. That's another nice

shot there. I think he wanted to sit

2:08:142:08:23

on top of that yellow, that would

have been really precise.

I think

2:08:232:08:27

that's good enough there, Steve,

they can't make a double takeout on

2:08:272:08:33

it at the moment.

And when you saw

what happened in that previous end,

2:08:332:08:36

and the one before as well, it's the

takeouts which Canada are very

2:08:362:08:42

comfortable playing. The more they

can limit those opportunities, the

2:08:422:08:49

better it will be for Switzerland.

2:08:492:08:59

PLAYER: Throw it hard and just hit

it right on the nose...

2:08:592:09:04

STEVE CRAM: Finally enough, Marc is

not thinking about anything else

2:09:042:09:10

but, as he said, throw it hard and

hit it on the nose!

2:09:102:09:17

hit it on the nose! He thinks if he

hits it on the nose I think he

2:09:192:09:22

thinks he can pick out that red on

the top of the 4ft. Oh, he's missed.

2:09:222:09:28

Well, he cleans that one out, but he

really thought if he caught it on

2:09:282:09:32

the nose, it would just that red

sitting just on top of the button.

2:09:322:09:42

So, Switzerland still with two

tucked in, Canada with the hammer.

2:09:422:09:49

Some scratching of heads, let's put

it that way, on both sides. But for

2:09:552:10:02

Canada, yet against now facing a

tricky situation here in the sixth.

2:10:022:10:06

Switzerland are going to try and

make this as difficult as possible

2:10:062:10:09

again.

2:10:092:10:13

SWISS PLAYERS SPEAK FRENCH

2:10:162:10:23

Is it too simple just to think about

putting another guard out there?

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LOGAN GRAY: It is difficult for the

Swiss again they don't want to let

2:10:312:10:37

Canada come down to that yellow and

it and put the two reds back on the

2:10:372:10:43

tee line. But Canada have the option

to tap their own yellow want that,

2:10:432:10:47

so it's really difficult to cover

both shots. They could play a corner

2:10:472:10:51

freeze on that highest yellow stone

just there. Or they could try and

2:10:512:10:57

spin all the yellows by playing a

big weight takeout. Boxlike they're

2:10:572:11:04

going to go for the freeze option,

though. -- looks like.

2:11:042:11:16

So, Claudio Patz with a tricky

little shot here, placement so

2:11:182:11:21

important, but he's managed to do it

on so many occasions already in this

2:11:212:11:25

match. Shooting 95%, including

takeouts and draws.

2:11:252:11:35

takeouts and draws. Needs this one

to turn a bit, though. It's a little

2:11:352:11:38

high...

2:11:382:11:44

high... He's done half a job, if you

like.

Yeah, it covers the easier of

2:11:442:11:49

the two options that Canada had.

2:11:492:11:53

Dead nose would be good but you've

got to her on the side of...

2:12:012:12:11

got to her on the side of...

Once

again, then, Marc is going to try

2:12:112:12:13

and move some rocks around here.

Catch that red and drive it back in.

2:12:132:12:22

He wants to beehive, as he said, not

on the other side of the nose. -- he

2:12:222:12:29

wants to be high. At going to be on

the nose, I think. Yep. Well, it

2:12:292:12:36

improves the situation, but not

getting both of the reds, but it is

2:12:362:12:39

certainly looking a lot better for

Canada. Switzerland have still got a

2:12:392:12:45

red in there, though. And it's

counting. Can he move those yellows?

2:12:452:12:50

They would have liked to have

touched that back in red and freed

2:12:502:12:54

it up. The problem is that it is

frozen on the yellow, and it's going

2:12:542:12:58

to be really difficult for the

Canadians to get that one out of

2:12:582:13:00

there.

2:13:002:13:06

there. Switzerland just needing to

tread carefully, though, a few

2:13:062:13:13

yellow Canadian stones starting to

build up.

2:13:132:13:18

What I love about Benoit Schwarz is,

it doesn't matter what the shot is,

2:13:292:13:33

he's obviously prepared to do

anything. He never goes, I'm not

2:13:332:13:37

sure about that. Just make my mind

up, he's very clear.

2:13:372:13:46

up, he's very clear.

I think this

Swiss team, they all know what their

2:13:462:13:49

strengths are and they all trust

each other to do their own role.

2:13:492:13:52

Peter de Cruz is the guy who calls

the game and the others are out

2:13:522:13:56

there to sweep and make the shots

and get the job done.

2:13:562:13:59

Don't sweep...

2:14:052:14:14

Well, they guided on the left side

of the centreline the other time -

2:14:152:14:20

this time is now trying to come the

other side, just to stop back raise

2:14:202:14:24

on the two yellow stones. Nicely

done. -- just to stop that raise.

2:14:242:14:35

Yeah, not getting ahead of

themselves, they lead by two, Canada

2:14:352:14:38

with the hammer again. Train to work

a situation where they can get those

2:14:382:14:44

two back again. They've got three in

there, but that one red is counting.

2:14:442:14:50

And it's protecting that one behind.

Not so easy to get in there. So, all

2:14:502:14:57

that's working for Canada at the

minute is, if you... Actually even

2:14:572:15:03

on their takeouts, only 72%

accuracy, but they're not matching

2:15:032:15:10

Switzerland on draws, either.

They're going to try and make a

2:15:102:15:17

freeze on the red stone now. This is

mostly a setup shot, I think. Trying

2:15:172:15:23

to set up the last for a big end.

Important to get in lying shot

2:15:232:15:32

position.

2:15:322:15:37

A little positivity for this stone

from the skip.

2:15:382:15:46

That looks good at the moment, very

good. There could well be some

2:15:462:15:53

cheering from the Canadian

contingent. Kevin Koe has played a

2:15:532:15:57

storm of a shot. Coming in for shot,

and a chance to move that read next

2:15:572:16:05

time around. We still have one more

Swiss red to come. So, Benoit

2:16:052:16:14

Schwartz, Peter De Cruz, under

pressure. Four Canadian stones, one

2:16:142:16:19

more to come from the skip.

2:16:192:16:28

This is starting to look scary for

Switzerland, four yellows in the

2:16:372:16:43

house. Desperately needing to get

another one in there. Kevin Koe did

2:16:432:16:49

pass the guard quite comfortably by

a few inches, maybe he can sneak

2:16:492:16:53

inside it.

This one would have to

come right on top of that yellow,

2:16:532:17:01

Carl Wright on to the button almost.

-- And curl right onto the button.

2:17:012:17:14

No sweeping. As I said, I thought he

was doing this to protect this one,

2:17:142:17:24

giving away the one.

2:17:242:17:30

He was looking at the angle of the

one that is the yellow that didn't

2:17:312:17:37

go straight back, sitting on top of

the red, but I am not sure he has

2:17:372:17:44

covered it.

I think he is going to run the red

2:17:442:17:48

back, potentially.

Will it get past the other yellow? I

2:17:482:17:51

think this yellow in between the two

reds.

That could be the safer shot,

2:17:512:18:02

at least you're not running Swiss

stone.

2:18:022:18:05

Kevin Koe has played a couple of

great shots here, they have the

2:18:152:18:19

chance, you see the yellow there, or

is he going for the red? I think it

2:18:192:18:26

is the yellow features. He is hoping

to run that yellow back, catch the

2:18:262:18:30

yellow just sitting or frozen on the

corner, push the red out and with a

2:18:302:18:38

bit of luck he might end up with

three or four here. So, Kevin Koe

2:18:382:18:44

needs to miss both reds, it is a big

enough gap. He needs to catch this

2:18:442:18:48

pretty much on the nose. He caught

his own stone. It is one there. We

2:18:482:19:00

knew it was one for Canada. That is

an opportunity missed. Given a

2:19:002:19:05

couple of the stones he has given

before, I think that was a makeable

2:19:052:19:12

shot for Kevin Koe. What an

opportunity which goes begging. He

2:19:122:19:16

could've picked up three or four

depending on how they would have

2:19:162:19:22

spun out.

However, only the one. A smart move

2:19:222:19:27

by Doug Cruze and Schwarz, didn't

quite get the red in the right

2:19:272:19:33

place. It narrowed the gap just

enough.

2:19:332:19:39

-- a smart move by De Cruz.

Peter De

Cruz just taking a tumble on the

2:19:442:19:56

ice.

Right in front of us, hopefully

he is K.

I think the screen just

2:19:562:20:07

came off his stopwatch.

It might

have mashed his microphone, is that

2:20:072:20:14

the battery pack?

2:20:142:20:23

the battery pack? Perfectly poised,

Switzerland still with the

2:20:232:20:25

advantage. And Canada have only

managed to score in 22 of those

2:20:252:20:33

first six ends. A big chance went

begging -- in two of those first six

2:20:332:20:41

ends.

It equates to three shots more for

2:20:412:20:48

Canada. Switzerland happy to have

the last one back and with a 1-shot

2:20:482:20:55

lead.

Again, if you are just coming to the

2:20:552:21:02

curling this morning, the British

women playing in the semifinal

2:21:022:21:05

against Sweden at 11am.

This, the bronze medal match between

2:21:052:21:14

Switzerland and Canada. Canada have

never been in this situation, they

2:21:142:21:17

have always been in the final. Peter

De Cruz slipping quickly his foot.

2:21:172:21:25

They won't thank the director of

that one.

2:21:252:21:27

It was a heavy fall. It was the

radio microphone, they have picked

2:21:272:21:35

up the clip.

He seems all right.

2:21:352:21:39

He had a couple of false. And Matt

Hamilton took a tumble in the mixed

2:21:442:21:52

doubles. Tripped over his moustache!

2:21:522:22:00

All to play for, first learned

putting themselves in an excellent

2:22:042:22:07

position here. They want to make a

good start to this end --

2:22:072:22:16

Switzerland that in themselves in an

excellent position.

2:22:162:22:21

Canada started the game with the

hammer by virtue of their higher

2:22:212:22:27

ranking position in the round robin.

The last time, the only other time

2:22:272:22:31

they had the hammer, they scored

two. They will be thinking, a repeat

2:22:312:22:37

of that, please.

2:22:372:22:38

That is the General strategy, to

force the other team to score just

2:22:452:22:49

one will stop and to take two

yourself. -- to score just one.

2:22:492:22:57

This is still all to play for, for

Canada. Let us say they give away

2:22:572:23:04

one, 511 three, you picked up two in

the eighth, then you are tied. We

2:23:042:23:11

have seen so much happened in the

last couple of Evans, that game

2:23:112:23:16

yesterday with USA looked as if it

was going Canada's way with the

2:23:162:23:21

hammer.

A good set up again by Valentin

2:23:212:23:24

Tanner.

2:23:242:23:32

Kevin Koe isn't given Brent Laing

the chance to play some easy shots.

2:23:352:23:42

He has called a very tough draw

here. -- Kevin Koe isn't giving

2:23:422:23:49

Brent Laing.

2:23:492:23:53

Starting to pull in in the last few

feet, and catches the red on the way

2:24:002:24:07

through. Doesn't manage to get by,

it has been that story for Canada so

2:24:072:24:12

far. Just not quite making the shots

when they need to.

2:24:122:24:19

Thomas Bach is back in, he went for

a cup of tea, a cup of coffee. I'm

2:24:192:24:25

sure, enjoying this enthralling

bronze medal match. And Canada

2:24:252:24:32

desperately trying to go home with

something from the two team

2:24:322:24:36

connotations. The full teams, men

and women. Switzerland already with

2:24:362:24:43

a silver medal in the mixed doubles.

He needs to get past the top red

2:24:432:24:50

there. Actually, he has tapped the

two reds, he did catch the yellow

2:24:502:24:58

but not the shot he wanted. A little

mistake. Even when Switzerland have

2:24:582:25:05

made a mistake, both making small

mistakes, they seem to have been

2:25:052:25:11

less costly.

That was a poor shot by Peter De

2:25:112:25:17

Cruz, he could have hit and rolled

out leaving them in a strong

2:25:172:25:21

position. I hope that tumble hasn't

shaken him up.

2:25:212:25:30

I was going to say, we won't hear

what he said but he doesn't say much

2:25:302:25:34

anyway. His make may still be

working -- his microphone may still

2:25:342:25:42

be working.

Not quite.

2:25:422:25:47

A good effort. A good shot by Brent

Laing. No double take out available

2:25:472:25:53

to Switzerland.

2:25:532:25:55

So, Switzerland decide it is about

time to get rid of a couple of these

2:26:002:26:06

guards, at least one, maybe even

both.

2:26:062:26:12

Claudio Paetz has been very good, we

were remarking how well the third

2:26:142:26:26

and fourth players are playing.

Peter De Cruz wants to hopefully

2:26:262:26:28

give them something to work with

here. Just going to take this guard

2:26:282:26:33

out.

2:26:332:26:38

out. Close again.

Nearly.

2:26:382:26:44

Nearly. So, two shots from Peter De

Cruz that didn't quite work out. He

2:26:452:26:52

just wanted to clip that yellow.

2:26:522:26:59

Marc Kennedy not playing the hit

here.

2:27:122:27:21

He has only played two draws so far.

His other ten shots have been take

2:27:232:27:28

outs.

2:27:282:27:34

They are looking for a similar shot

just on the higher red this time.

2:27:382:27:45

They called this early, it was

frozen, just tap it to the side.

2:27:452:27:51

That is a really nice shot by Marc

Kennedy. A very capable drawer

2:27:512:27:56

player. Although we do see a lot of

takeouts from him.

2:27:562:28:05

He just creates a nice pocket making

the stone extremely hard to remove.

2:28:062:28:19

Claudio Paetz, he is going to try

and remove this yellow will stop

2:28:252:28:32

there is too much damage ensuing.

They are sitting with a shot there.

2:28:322:28:40

Kevin Koe very happy with Marc

Kennedy with the last shot.

2:28:402:28:49

Kennedy with the last shot. Saying

we will have a guard or fairly

2:28:512:28:53

close.

2:28:532:28:59

We are just halfway.

2:29:142:29:19

This is an end where Switzerland may

be through Peter De Cruz have been a

2:29:202:29:27

little off with their shots. Canada

are starting to find their range

2:29:272:29:30

here. That is a little long. A

couple of feet further up would have

2:29:302:29:35

been better.

2:29:352:29:40

You are right, the way this Swiss

team works, the other three let

2:29:452:29:51

Peter De Cruz make his mind up.

Claudio Paetz is coming down to hear

2:29:512:29:56

what the skip as to say.

2:29:562:30:06

what the skip as to say.

Sometimes

it is good for them to come down the

2:30:062:30:11

ice and look at the situation so

they know how much exactly they are

2:30:112:30:15

trying to move the stones.

2:30:152:30:21

I think they're going to go

frustrate peel on this occasion. --

2:30:272:30:36

for a straight peel. Well, as the

Canadians rightly pointed out, it's

2:30:362:30:42

very difficult for the Swiss to play

the run back into there, because

2:30:422:30:50

they're actually only going to be

removing the red stones that are in

2:30:502:30:53

there, so they really need to wait

for Canada to make the move.

2:30:532:31:00

Probably does this, I guess, I don't

know!

2:31:072:31:14

STEVE CRAM: That's exactly what

you're doing, you're trying to

2:31:142:31:17

second-guess what the opposition

will do! Talking out loud, putting

2:31:172:31:24

the thoughts into the mind of the

opposing skip perhaps.

It is

2:31:242:31:29

impossible to get to the nose, by

the way. You're just hitting... No,

2:31:292:31:34

you're not. You're trying to get as

close to the nose as you can. Time

2:31:342:31:39

out to!

Time out to.

2:31:392:31:50

out to!

Time out to. So, Canada know

that the match is finely poised,

2:31:502:31:53

giving two up here would give

Switzerland that three shot lead

2:31:532:31:57

with three ends to go, so they want

to try and limit them to a one or

2:31:572:32:04

even steal, if they can. They're

just having a look at how these lie.

2:32:042:32:19

Scott Pfeifer acting as AlterNet and

coach.

2:32:192:32:26

-- alternate and coach.

What is the

thinking?

Just bump it or take it

2:32:342:32:43

all the way through.

One is not the

end of the world...

No, it's not

2:32:432:32:51

going to move.

If I could sit right

there...?

2:32:512:32:59

there...?

I think your call is the

best call, Marc Kennedy, we've just

2:32:592:33:02

got to play...

So, here's the

Christian, can we play this...?

2:33:022:33:08

Here's Marc Kennedy coming in with a

firm shot! Like, let's move some

2:33:082:33:15

stuff around! Knows a prize, Marc

Kennedy's solution to anything is,

2:33:152:33:21

let's move things around! -- no

surprise.

2:33:212:33:28

surprise.

What does he do?

I'm not

even sure that... Who might just

2:33:302:33:36

play...

If he just tapped that

yellow...

Are we second?

Today

2:33:362:33:44

second right now, yep.

You play

this, you're still going to be

2:33:442:33:48

short, I think.

And then we get to

lie two or three.

Yep.

2:33:482:34:06

LOGAN GRAY: A very long discussion

taking place here, I think they're

2:34:062:34:10

looking at getting rid of the short

stone.

Well, they've got to make

2:34:102:34:19

their minds up now, time is up at a

now, they're into using up time on

2:34:192:34:24

their shot clockof time left.

2:34:242:34:30

PLAYER: We've just got to make sure

we kill this one, kill the back one.

2:34:372:34:46

Well, you can see the plan there to

hit that red and push the other one

2:34:462:34:50

out, the top one. There is Thomas

Bach, who, who's been here pretty

2:34:502:35:00

much since the first end, did leave

for a short while.

Yeah, sitting

2:35:002:35:05

alongside the world curling

federation president Kate Caithness

2:35:052:35:07

as well.

So, after all of that

discussion, Kevin Koe trying to come

2:35:072:35:15

down and just catch this red.

2:35:152:35:22

down and just catch this red. Having

to sweep it hard here, they just

2:35:222:35:25

want to catch it around a third. No,

it's going to hit that yellow.

2:35:252:35:29

That's not a good shot from Kevin

Koe. After all of that discussion,

2:35:292:35:37

well, how many times have we said

that, you can pick the shot but

2:35:372:35:40

you've got to play it?

It happens a

lot as well, you spend a lot of time

2:35:402:35:46

discussing it, you call a time-out,

the coach comes out, you draw up the

2:35:462:35:51

perfect place - and it doesn't get

made. It happens ALL the time.

They

2:35:512:35:58

now lie two. That's not a smile.

When they show that in the newspaper

2:35:582:36:04

tomorrow, a grimace, which says,

what have I done?

It still isn't a

2:36:042:36:10

straightforward situation for the

Swiss.

2:36:102:36:20

I think the big thing here for

Switzerland, obviously, there's a

2:36:242:36:26

couple of yellows in there. They

certainly can get rid of one here

2:36:262:36:33

and I think he thinks, OK, we'll

move our reds, but we're going to

2:36:332:36:38

keep them in close oximetry. And I

think he's trying to make sure he

2:36:382:36:43

doesn't give Kevin Koe a chance to

take more than one out.

2:36:432:36:48

So, Benoit Schwarz... He's got eight

HF spin back!

Not quite, I don't

2:37:042:37:12

think. That's a bit of a let-off the

Canada, that that one did not stay

2:37:122:37:20

on the wing.

Big let off. He just

wanted to hit and stay in there.

2:37:202:37:24

Didn't catch that in the way he

wanted to. They can obviously blank

2:37:242:37:32

this end, Switzerland, and that

would give them the hammer in the

2:37:322:37:37

eighth and the tenth. Remember they

said they wouldn't mind giving up

2:37:372:37:42

one a little while ago.

Yeah, it is

easy to remove them both here, the

2:37:422:37:47

trick to making this a great shot is

to keep throwing a stone in the

2:37:472:37:52

house and forced Switzerland to

score one and relinquish that last

2:37:522:37:56

stone advantage for the eighth end.

Yeah, Canada would have two sitting

2:37:562:38:01

in there.

2:38:012:38:06

Got to get rid of both of these

first... He hasn't.

Oh, it's going

2:38:122:38:17

to be a draw for two here!

2:38:172:38:24

to be a draw for two here!

Well,

this end is swinging one way and

2:38:242:38:26

then the other and back again. Kevin

Koe, both of his shots have been

2:38:262:38:32

errant. The first one catching his

own stone, and that one there, not

2:38:322:38:40

played right at all. Not sure quite

what's going wrong with Kevin Koe,

2:38:402:38:45

but saw yesterday against the USA...

So, Anwar Schwartz with a chance to

2:38:452:38:53

come in and sit two here. I think

they may have thought that

2:38:532:39:01

opportunity just come in and sit on

his own red and that will be fine.

2:39:092:39:14

Nicely done by Benoit Schwarz. I

love the way he just walks down the

2:39:142:39:18

other end, no fuss, no discussion,

play your stone. Absolutely perfect.

2:39:182:39:23

No-frills at all from this Swiss

number four. The skip has done a

2:39:232:39:28

good job there of guiding his team

through that seventh end, they pick

2:39:282:39:33

up their two and they lead Canada

6-3 with just three ends left to

2:39:332:39:38

pay.

Well, I don't call him baby

Federer for nothing! His performance

2:39:382:39:46

levels have been outstanding. And he

is always a great roll model out on

2:39:462:39:53

the ice for any young curlers coming

through in Switzerland - or anywhere

2:39:532:39:57

else in the world.

Well, it's gone

very quiet in the Canadian camp.

2:39:572:40:04

Both on the ice and in the stands as

one.

2:40:042:40:12

one. Kevin Koe, who was set up a

better by his team there. Marc

2:40:122:40:16

Kennedy had played a couple of good

shots. And sadly the Kevin Koe, not

2:40:162:40:20

able to reciprocate, in the sense of

just keeping that pressure on. And

2:40:202:40:28

even the first shot from Benoit

Schwarz looked as though it had let

2:40:282:40:31

them off the hook. Got the chance

again, and he took it. Well, here we

2:40:312:40:41

go, then. Three ends left, Canada

have the hammer in the eighth and

2:40:412:40:47

the tenth. So, still plenty of

chances left for them to score. If

2:40:472:40:54

they were in a situation where they

managed to limit Switzerland to one,

2:40:542:41:01

get two in the final end, of course,

then we would be tied up. But

2:41:012:41:08

obviously you would be looking at an

extra end. The hammer in that

2:41:082:41:15

situation would switch to

Switzerland. Easy for you to say!

2:41:152:41:19

Not, obviously!

2:41:192:41:28

STEVE CRAM: Valentin Tanner. He is

meant to be a bit of a joker in the

2:41:332:41:41

pack, he doesn't look it, does he?

He's hardly said a word, but he's

2:41:412:41:48

cleared very well, very nicely

indeed. The two leads have... I

2:41:482:41:52

can't remember either of them really

missing. No big mistakes from the

2:41:522:42:00

leads.

2:42:002:42:05

leads.

Canada, kind of backs against

the wall here, Anita really throw

2:42:052:42:09

everything at this eighth end to try

and put a couple of points on the

2:42:092:42:15

board. They don't want any more

blank ends. So, they're going to

2:42:152:42:23

throw two corner guards here, which

is generally accepted as the most

2:42:232:42:26

offensive start to an end that you

can make.

Well, they've also got to

2:42:262:42:34

get some self-belief back. They've

got to be the Canada that everyone

2:42:342:42:37

expects them to be. There's Ben.

Valentin Tanner has not had to play

2:42:372:42:45

any takeouts at all. From the lead's

perspective, slightly with the

2:42:452:42:51

advantage. After four stones are

played, then you can take the guards

2:42:512:42:58

away.

It has got to be one of the

most frustrating things about being

2:42:582:43:02

a lead, you can go out and play a

perfect game, but if the three guys

2:43:022:43:06

following you up are not doing their

job, then it's going to be very

2:43:062:43:09

difficult for you to win.

2:43:092:43:16

difficult for you to win.

Well, in

that position there's only one

2:43:162:43:18

winner in the stats at least, and I

think that has been borne out by the

2:43:182:43:21

play. I think it was only that last

end where Peter de Cruz didn't quite

2:43:212:43:27

get the accuracy he wanted, but it

didn't matter in the end,

2:43:272:43:30

Switzerland still got their two.

Brent Laing struggled against the

2:43:302:43:35

USA, and he's been struggling today

as well a little.

2:43:352:43:40

STEVE CRAM: So, Switzerland, they

will continue with the tactic which

2:43:472:43:50

we have spoken about from the

beginning, just nicely controlling

2:43:502:43:53

things and not letting too many

stones get in play. Going to take

2:43:532:43:59

this guard away.

Yeah, it is an even

easier call to make when you're

2:43:592:44:05

three shots up, these peels, and it

was when it was all tied up.

2:44:052:44:18

was when it was all tied up. So,

we're going to cor draw right around

2:44:182:44:21

everything here from Canada,

choosing to go into the house early.

2:44:212:44:25

-- we're going to see a draw.

They're in a situation where they

2:44:252:44:33

have got to get something going, got

to try something a little bit

2:44:332:44:36

different.

LOGAN GRAY: They're going into the

2:44:362:44:45

house very early, I think you would

see a lot of teams throwing a corner

2:44:452:44:49

guard here before making their move.

Still out there, it's going to have

2:44:492:44:52

to come in... Back in the 8ft.

2:44:522:45:00

SWISS PLAYERS SPEAK FRENCH

2:45:002:45:07

I think they are going to build this

off, they are not too worried about

2:45:182:45:22

sticking around.

2:45:222:45:27

sticking around. -- peel this off.

They are fully aware any sense that

2:45:292:45:35

Iran will be used by Canada to their

best possible benefit.

2:45:352:45:40

It is a real sense of covered in

themselves. A smart move by Peter De

2:45:402:45:46

Cruz thinking, OK, even if Canada

got two, let us not give them an end

2:45:462:45:52

where they can score big. One

Independent Parliamentary Standards

2:45:522:45:57

Authority or a blank end, even

though the two, we would be 6-5,

2:45:572:46:01

hammer in the ninth. Just calm.

2:46:012:46:10

hammer in the ninth. Just calm. --

They can score big, one or two, or a

2:46:102:46:16

blanked end.

Make them work for it.

2:46:162:46:25

Make them work for it.

Marc Kennedy

with his first stone.

2:46:262:46:34

A blanked end would be something

which Switzerland would be more than

2:46:512:46:56

happy to comply with.

2:46:562:47:02

happy to comply with. They will keep

taking stones out here.

2:47:042:47:08

A little wide with that one, he

picks it up nicely. Those two Swiss

2:47:152:47:21

stones in that, Claudio Paetz, you

would think he was just walking down

2:47:212:47:26

the shops for a pint of milk,

wouldn't you! Shall I get full fat

2:47:262:47:33

today or skimmed? He skins that one

away.

2:47:332:47:42

away. --He skims that one away.

What are you thinking? Presumably in

2:47:432:47:52

the back of your mind if something

doesn't happen here for Canada,

2:47:522:47:57

Kevin Koe will be known as the

Canadian skip who didn't even win a

2:47:572:48:02

medal. These three men that are with

him, with so much experience, two

2:48:022:48:13

previous gold medals with Kevin

Martin. Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert,

2:48:132:48:18

back in 2010, they know what it is

like to win gold. Brent Laing used

2:48:182:48:25

to play with Glenn Howard, world

champion. But fighting for their

2:48:252:48:31

chance to try and win a bronze medal

here.

2:48:312:48:33

You can see Benoit Schwartz will

take that yellow away and he will

2:48:452:48:52

roll it back in.

2:48:522:49:00

Look at Kevin Koe and his stance,

you won't win anything if you are

2:49:012:49:05

shooting less than 60% -- and his

stats.

That is unbelievable.

2:49:052:49:17

stats.

That is unbelievable.

It is

very quiet in the stands, people

2:49:182:49:21

enjoying this match but there has

been nothing for the Canadians to

2:49:212:49:25

shout about.

If they had made that

double, the Canadians would have had

2:49:252:49:33

a hissy fit.

Not the best shot from

Benoit Schwartz. Wanting to roll

2:49:332:49:40

across back into the house.

It is

the first sign really of any nerves

2:49:402:49:46

from the Swiss. A long way from

that.

2:49:462:49:51

Canada still with a lot of work to

do, to score two. Perhaps ignoring

2:49:572:50:04

that red stone in the middle.

2:50:042:50:06

Switzerland could be forced to play

a takeout on this.

2:50:142:50:24

Those in the two saying, the enough,

get the two. This one is not over

2:50:242:50:29

yet. Kevin Koe needs to play a nice

shot here. Sweeping this very early.

2:50:292:50:41

They have got to keep working this.

To bring it in. Keep going.

2:50:432:50:51

Great sweeping.

They were on that right from the

2:50:512:50:55

very beginning. So, Canada now with

two stones in that and a load Swiss

2:50:552:51:06

stone -- lone. So, where can he put

this?

2:51:062:51:17

He has got to be lying second shot

after this.

2:51:172:51:25

after this. I am not sure he is

going to be able to.

2:51:252:51:29

The key for Benoit...

Is to roll in front of that red.

2:51:292:51:36

Absolutely. To protect his own red.

Just a bit much. Into second shot

2:51:362:51:47

position. Not an easy double.

It is

quite thin.

2:51:472:51:53

In any situation you just want to

take the two at. But not leave the

2:51:532:52:00

shooter in there. They can't just

take the red at the button. It would

2:52:002:52:08

only be the one. He will have to try

to come on the inside of that red.

2:52:082:52:16

And tap that other red back.

It is

so easy to spin that uplift. I am OK

2:52:162:52:25

with a little more. I am OK with

control.

If Kevin Koe was playing in

2:52:252:52:34

the way you are used to watching

him, you would be thinking, he is

2:52:342:52:40

going to make this easy. He may well

do. But the way he has been playing

2:52:402:52:44

and the situation, this is a big

pressure shot for Kevin Koe. This

2:52:442:52:49

will pretty much keep them in

contention. You can see the Swiss,

2:52:492:52:57

well, something has tickled the pair

of them. And you can see how

2:52:572:53:04

anxiously the Swiss, sorry, the

Canadian fans are watching. Kevin

2:53:042:53:08

Koe with his last stone. He had to

try and take out both of these Swiss

2:53:082:53:13

stones. One isn't good enough for

him. As he got it? He is close. That

2:53:132:53:19

is a cracking shot from the Canadian

skip just when he needed to produce

2:53:192:53:25

his best. He has found a way to get

his two in the eighth end. It will

2:53:252:53:34

mean Switzerland still do this with

two to play and they will still

2:53:342:53:40

consider themselves favourites to

win. But Canada have got a real

2:53:402:53:44

opportunity, now only one behind,

two end to play, Switzerland with

2:53:442:53:49

the hammer. Everyone was holding

their breath, the Canadian fans in

2:53:492:53:53

the stand anxiously looking on.

That was a must make. He only hit

2:53:532:54:01

maybe a quarter at most of that

stone, a tough shot. Any error and

2:54:012:54:05

he could have given up a steel

event. That would have been game

2:54:052:54:09

over.

2:54:092:54:14

over. -- a steal, even.

The second one put the pressure on

2:54:182:54:30

Kevin Koe. And this time he stood up

to it. That was a nice shot. Here we

2:54:302:54:40

go again, the ninth end. Switzerland

with the hammer. If they get their

2:54:402:54:45

two, it will be very difficult for

Canada. If they can hold them to

2:54:452:54:52

one, then they would need a the two

in the final end. Always a

2:54:522:54:58

possibility of a steel. -- a steal.

The other thing Canada wouldn't want

2:54:582:55:09

here is a blanked end.

2:55:092:55:18

Just a bit more of the same from

Switzerland, run the stones through,

2:55:212:55:27

put more end in the books, get

closer to the winning line.

2:55:272:55:31

Ben Hebert not wasting any thinking

time.

2:55:362:55:41

The line is good. Fairly tight. Stay

with it.

2:55:462:55:57

Ben Hebert, after nine Ben, his

shooting is 100%. He has been

2:56:052:56:14

putting guards in place a couple of

takeouts, maybe.

2:56:142:56:19

This bronze medal match, if you are

hanging on before going to work, and

2:56:252:56:34

people are off score as well, this

has got two end to go. We still

2:56:342:56:44

haven't had a time-out from

Switzerland yet. Canada have used

2:56:442:56:48

theirs. Switzerland still have the

opportunity if they need it. We

2:56:482:56:53

could be into an extra end, that is

a possibility. And don't forget

2:56:532:56:58

Great Britain's women in the

semifinal against Sweden at 11am.

2:56:582:57:06

Brent Laing has upped his game in

the second half.

2:57:072:57:11

He has been much better.

You notice

they weren't trying to take out that

2:57:112:57:18

red but leave them round the back of

the house so it is more difficult

2:57:182:57:22

for Switzerland to remove The

Yellows.

2:57:222:57:30

Often the stone which has been taken

out is running through the house and

2:57:392:57:43

anything at the back might just

catch. The Canadian strategy here

2:57:432:57:53

has two B, limit them to one. Give

themselves the chance to tie it up,

2:57:532:58:00

keep this match going. So, another

guard out there for Canada.

2:58:002:58:09

Which will be removed.

2:58:132:58:23

This is building up, the tension

ratcheted up all the time,

2:58:302:58:38

particularly for Canada, but also

for Switzerland because they are

2:58:382:58:41

getting ever closer to a bronze

medal and a victory over Canada. But

2:58:412:58:47

they have got some work to do. So,

Marc Kennedy, then, trying to draw

2:58:472:58:53

in this time.

2:58:532:58:55

The line is good, guys.

Come on,

keep going! Canada warming to the

2:58:582:59:06

task here.

2:59:062:59:13

There you go, that is shot.

Great sweeping. I think Switzerland

2:59:132:59:21

will want to continue to play things

up front, if they can.

A really good

2:59:212:59:27

draw here by the Canadians. They

even managed to get it into shot

2:59:272:59:34

position. Switzerland will try to

start banning some of these yellows

2:59:342:59:38

into the house. -- running.

2:59:382:59:48

Canada just down to four minutes and

20, roughly, with still 11 shots to

2:59:553:00:03

play in this game. The time the

stones are running, the clock is

3:00:033:00:09

ticking.

3:00:093:00:16

They've seen the Canadians spending

quite a lot of time over some

3:00:203:00:23

tactical discussions, so they're

going to have to be quite decisive

3:00:233:00:27

over the closing stages here.

STEVE CRAM: Well, that gives them

3:00:273:00:33

the chance now to get those two

yellows.

3:00:333:00:45

Cropper after this, it will just be

the two skips to play once more.

3:00:463:00:53

Claudio Patz has been very, very

good - has he played a good shot

3:00:533:00:58

here at?

That's a cracker. Well, the

brushes go up, almost go up anyway.

3:00:583:01:05

We almost saw a bit of excitement

from the Swiss team there! He's a

3:01:053:01:11

great character, and he quietly goes

about his business.

3:01:113:01:19

Kevin Koe, only 25%, I think that is

on the clockwise rotation, not too

3:01:443:01:52

sure on that graphic!

3:01:523:01:58

That's nicely done by Kevin Koe, but

this is beginning to look difficult

3:02:073:02:11

Canada now. Time-out called by

Switzerland.

3:02:113:02:22

SWISS TEAM SPEAK FRENCH

3:02:223:02:29

LOGAN GRAY: So, the coach comes out

onto the ice to support the team.

3:02:453:02:55

The coaches take a bit of travel

time before the one-minute time-out,

3:02:553:02:58

so who should time his walk

perfectly to get there for the start

3:02:583:03:02

of its!

37 seconds left.

3:03:023:03:08

SWISS TEAM SPEAK FRENCH

3:03:233:03:31

Canadian fans still trying to lift

their team here. But what an

3:03:313:03:36

opportunity for Switzerland.

LOGAN GRAY: It certainly is. They

3:03:363:03:44

can go for a peel on this one, I

don't see too many other options for

3:03:443:03:48

them. The 2003 world silver

medallist Claudio Pescia leaves the

3:03:483:03:58

playing area and returns to his

comfy seat on the bench.

3:03:583:04:04

comfy seat on the bench.

So, Benoit

Schwarz, the man who put paid to

3:04:053:04:08

Great Britain's hopes in the men's

competition in that tie-break match.

3:04:083:04:13

I think they may have been going to

the one in the house there.

Yeah,

3:04:133:04:18

played it on the safe side, he

caught plenty of that stone. So,

3:04:183:04:21

that's it on time-outs.

3:04:213:04:27

that's it on time-outs. And now,

Kevin Koe...

3:04:323:04:40

Kevin Koe... He's going to try and

leave his shooter in here.

Not easy

3:04:403:04:47

to avoid leaving a double takeout

for Switzerland. Needs to roll away

3:04:473:04:53

from the other shot in the house but

still stay in the white bit to lie

3:04:533:04:59

two.

3:04:593:05:05

two.

Well, he's been blowing a bit

hot and cold, Kevin Koe. Has he got

3:05:053:05:12

a hot one here...?

3:05:123:05:17

a hot one here...?

Maybe good

enough. It does look like there is a

3:05:173:05:21

double therefore two.

It does, he

just needs to hit, come across, he

3:05:213:05:28

just needs to tap the other second

yellow, not too far. -- there for

3:05:283:05:32

two.

3:05:323:05:37

two.

Yeah, they look pretty flat,

the two yellow stones, but they're

3:05:403:05:44

so close together you can generate

the speed you need to remove the

3:05:443:05:48

other one. Who will be looking to

hit this one roundabout to third

3:05:483:05:52

contact and it should just pop the

second yellow straight along the tee

3:05:523:05:58

line.

So, Benoit Schwarz... He's

been playing very well, it's been

3:05:583:06:07

draws which have been his forte so

far, not quite so good on the

3:06:073:06:11

takeouts, so he's looking here to

take away this Canadian yellow, roll

3:06:113:06:15

across and try and take both of them

out, try and pick up his two... Has

3:06:153:06:20

he done it? That's it, just gets the

one. Well, Kevin Koe managing to

3:06:203:06:26

force the one. It was not a great

shot from Benoit Schwarz. But

3:06:263:06:30

perhaps a ring on the side of

caution. So, we have a match now

3:06:303:06:35

which Canada still have a chance in.

They have fought well over these

3:06:353:06:41

last couple of ends when they

haven't been playing well. They have

3:06:413:06:44

picked up two in the eighth, limited

Switzerland to one in the

3:06:443:06:51

ninth,which is what they had to do.

3:06:513:06:58

Well, this could be the last between

end discussion for the teams here.

3:07:043:07:11

Still the possibility of going to an

extra end. Canada would have to

3:07:113:07:18

score two to tie the game here in

the tenth end.

It's our last game

3:07:183:07:24

ever hear, let's go!

Definitely

advantage Switzerland.

3:07:243:07:32

Valentin Tanner with the first stone

of the tenth end, a match which for

3:07:433:07:51

a long time Switzerland have

controlled.

Play almost flawless

3:07:513:07:55

curling, forcing Canada to give up a

steal in the first couple of ends

3:07:553:08:00

and it was a while before

Switzerland actually got the hammer.

3:08:003:08:03

Canada finally picking up two in the

fourth. Then Switzerland responded

3:08:033:08:08

and got themselves into a two-shot

lead, and then we traded shots

3:08:083:08:11

pretty much since the halfway point,

but Switzerland have always looked

3:08:113:08:15

as though they've just got their

noses in front, and as they come to

3:08:153:08:21

this last end, that's exactly how

they set, two ahead. Canada have

3:08:213:08:26

managed to claw it back on a couple

of occasions, but they've really

3:08:263:08:29

just been hanging onto Switzerland

more than anything else. So a big

3:08:293:08:33

ask of them in the final end,

they're two behind, they need to

3:08:333:08:37

score their two here to take this

into an extra end, and if that was

3:08:373:08:41

the case, Switzerland would have the

hammer in that extra end.

Well, we

3:08:413:08:47

very rarely see this shot made,

taking a corner guard and trying to

3:08:473:08:53

push it towards the bumper.

Needs

the faintest of touches... He's

3:08:533:08:57

missed it.

3:08:573:09:02

missed it. Well, that's the first

time he has been asked to do that in

3:09:033:09:06

this match, and he misses by a

couple of inches, quite a long way,

3:09:063:09:09

to be honest.

It looks like a really

bad shot, but it's such a hard shot

3:09:093:09:14

to play. They could not just remove

that yellow stone in that free guard

3:09:143:09:21

zone, you can't remove the

opposition stolen from that area, or

3:09:213:09:23

it will just be replaced.

Just

explain, Logan, why we would do

3:09:233:09:30

that? We have seen Canada put corner

guards up before and they have

3:09:303:09:34

ignored them - why in the last end

would you change your tactic?

It is

3:09:343:09:40

a good question, Steve. They could

have quite rightly thrown another

3:09:403:09:43

stone into the house. But I think

they're really wary that by putting

3:09:433:09:48

additional stones in play, they give

Canada a chance to score reefer or

3:09:483:09:51

even three. So, they're going to

Canada work extremely hard for the

3:09:513:09:57

smallest reward.

3:09:573:10:04

smallest reward.

So, they get rid of

the guard with that one. Just to

3:10:043:10:08

refresh the situation for you -

Canada have never, ever even been in

3:10:083:10:13

a bronze medal match, they've always

been in the gold-medal match Tom

3:10:133:10:17

Aggar silver, that's the worst

they've done in the men's

3:10:173:10:20

competition. The women, of course,

not even making it out of the round

3:10:203:10:24

robin into the final four. So, the

men hoping to at least have some

3:10:243:10:29

consolation with a bronze medal

here.

3:10:293:10:35

here. Canada, the curling capital of

the world, if you like, if they were

3:10:363:10:40

not to win a medal in these two team

competitions, then it would be one

3:10:403:10:44

of the biggest shocks of the Winter

Olympics. The USA beating them in

3:10:443:10:48

the semifinal yesterday.

Oh, that's

not a good shot there from Brent

3:10:483:10:53

Laing. And that has summed up the

last week for him. This could be

3:10:533:11:05

last week for him. This could be a

game ender here.

Just to finish off

3:11:053:11:07

what I was saying there, after Brent

Laing played that shot, it's been a

3:11:073:11:13

week which has ebbed and flowed all

the time to Canada. At times they've

3:11:133:11:18

looked very good, the sort of Canada

men's team you would expect to see

3:11:183:11:21

at the Winter Olympics. At other

times, certainly not playing very

3:11:213:11:24

well. Kevin Koe in particular I

think on occasion not managing to

3:11:243:11:30

play the sort of shots he is

renowned for. This is Peter de Cruz,

3:11:303:11:32

the Swiss skip, playing two. And

they are the team, of course, who

3:11:323:11:41

got past Great Britain in the

tie-break. And now are edging closer

3:11:413:11:44

to the bronze medal. Lovely shot

there from Peter de Cruz.

, yeah. We

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just saw Andi Schwaller, who has won

the bronze medal as skip for

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Switzerland here at the Olympics.

Back in, was it, 2002, Steve?

Yes,

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2002. Salt Lake City.

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Well, this is a really difficult

spot now offer Canada after that

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missed guard by Brent Laing. They're

going to desperately try and hide

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behind something, but they could

still get a result, however. Not

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this time, though. This is going to

be wide open.

And all Switzerland

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need to do is to keep taking stones

out and keeping things nice and

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clear. They know Canada need two. If

they keep trading stones, then

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there's not going to be an

opportunity the Kevin Koe, who will

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be looking to try and work something

once they get down to the last two

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or three. But Claudio Patz has

played brilliantly, I've been really

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impressed with him all the way

through the tournament.

Canada are

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going to need a little bit of help

hear, they don't have anything going

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at the moment. Canada are going to

have to try and find a way to

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literally just bite a tiny edge.

They're actually going to try

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something a bit different, we saw

them trying this yesterday against

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the USA. They're going to try and

freeze the inside of this yellow

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stone.

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PLAYER: It's close!

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EILIDH BARBOUR: Apologies, but we

have reached the end of our time

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here on BBC Two. We are going

straight over to BBC One, but you

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can see the conclusion of this match

live on the red button, or

3:13:413:13:44

switchover to BBC One and join Clare

Balding, who will bring you the

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conclusion of that match and the

match between the Briton and Sweden

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in the semifinals of the women's

tournament. From me it is goodbye

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and I will see you tomorrow morning.

3:13:593:14:02

Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The day's action includes the first men's ice hockey semi-final. Canada are the defending champions but are unable to call upon their biggest stars, with no NHL players able to compete at the 2018 Games. That could boost the chances of a European side winning gold - such as Sochi silver medallists and reigning world champions Sweden.