Winter Olympics 2018: Two weeks of watching games you didn't care about

De l’ail et du curling quand La Team Kim passionne la Corée du Sud

"But then days like this happen".

"Simpsons" writer Rob LaZebnik, who is credited with creating the episode, tweeted his congratulations to the victorious team and playfully mentioned the men were the second team to beat Sweden in curling at the Olympics, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The 2018 Games started with mixed doubles curling, when the world was introduced to Team USA's Matt and Becca Hamilton, aka the #HamFam.

The common denominators between the 2006 squad and this year's team were Shuster and Polo.

Despite the odds and the possibility of elimination, Team USA pulled off a brilliant comeback against the curling favourites at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics causing quite the upset for Sweden.

The Swedes knew they were done, spending the last two ends simply playing for pride and working off their frustration.

John Shuster's wife Sara left South Korea ahead of the team and was at the airport with the couple's two young sons to be part of the welcome-home crowd. That left Shuster with a relatively mundane shot for an nearly unprecedented score. Over the weekend, fans began pointing out that a 2010 episode also featured the USA besting Sweden in curling to win an Olympic gold medal.

"During the entire end we could kind of feel it building". "Sitting in the hack to throw it, these guys around me and their belief and their hard work gave me the confidence to sit in the hack and let it go".

Neither the Americans, who were slight underdogs, nor their Swedish opponents had ever been in the Olympic finals.

The United States is not known as a curling powerhouse.

Then he shook hands to concede the match. Jones says the gold medal inspired her to make the trip, "It was incredible, I'm so happy and so proud of our country for getting to that position and getting us the gold and it's great".

"It's a fun sport, a lot of fun, a very social sport, so I hope it catches on", said Holm.

After quickly looking up a brief explanation of the rules, objectives and strategies of curling, I was able to thoroughly enjoy every minute of the gold medal match.

"The US men's curling team just realized the gold medals they were awarded moments ago say "women's curling gold medal" on them". The correct medals were quickly swapped out.

Shuster was passed over when USA Curling started a high-performance program after the Sochi Games to strengthen the curling athletic program.

The women's gold medal for curling will be settled when South Korea faces off against Sweden at 9:05 p.m. Sunday in Korea - 7:05 p.m. Saturday here in the states.

Some stranger who attended our Gold Medal game heard I was onboard today and offered to trade seats sending me up to First Class.

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