SOCHI, RUSSIA — Given the dominance of the Canadian women curlers, it's hard to believe Thursday was their first Olympic gold in the sport. In beating Sweden, 6-3, they erased the sting of losing to the Swedes in the gold-medal final in Vancouver four years ago.
Canada also became the first team to go through the competition unbeaten, winning all 11 games.
Skip Jennifer Jones is considered one of the best curlers in the world but she had never won an Olympic gold medal. Britain beat Switzerland, 6-5, in the bronze-medal game.