Denmark's skip Rasmus Stjerne Hansen, center, delivers the rock as Troels Harry, left, and Mikkel Poulsen, right, sweep the ice during the men's curling competition against Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Olympic men's curling: Wins for Sweden, Canada

February 13, 2014

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Sweden ended Norway's unbeaten start in men's Olympic curling by defeating its Nordic rival 5-4 on Thursday. Canada and Britain also won on a good day for the gold-medal favorites.

Canada scored a point in the final end to beat Denmark 7-6, the second straight win for the two-time defending champions. The Canadians have now won three and lost two.

Like Sweden, Britain is 4-1 after beating the Unites States 5-3. The Americans are 1-3 and have little room to manoeuver in their final five games of the tournament.

The biggest cheer of the afternoon session at the Ice Cube came when Switzerland overran a simple draw shot with its final stone and gifted Russia three points, giving the host nation a 7-6 win.

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