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Olympics Curling Headlines

Olympics-Curling-Five-star Schwarz sends Swiss into semis

Skip Benoit Schwarz produced one of the shots of the Games to earn a rare five-pointer in the ninth end to give Switzerland a 9-5 victory over Britain in their men's curling playoff to earn an Olympic semi-final against Sweden later on Thursday.

Olympics-Curling-Japan claim final playoff spot despite loss

Japan clinched a semi-final spot in Olympic women's curling and South Korea closed out preliminary round play with a win over Denmark on Wednesday as two Asia nations reached the last four at a Winter Games for the first time. With South Korea, Sweden and Britain having locked up playoff places the spotlight was on Japan who claimed the last place despite losing 8-4 to Switzerland.