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China leads in men's Olympic curling

Feb. 12, 2014 at 3:55 PM

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Surprising China remained unbeaten in the men's Olympic curling tournament Wednesday, reaching 4-0 with two victories.

The Chinese recorded an early 5-4 win over Switzerland and returned to the curling venue in the evening for an 11-7 decision over Germany.

Norway won its only game of the day, 8-5 over Germany, to get to 3-0 for the tournament.

Sweden fell out of a first-place tie by losing its only match of the day 8-5 to Denmark. The Swedes and Britain are tied for third at 3-1, Britain having fought off Switzerland 4-2 in its lone match.

The loss by Denmark left it at 2-2 for the tournament, tied with two-time defending champion Canada. The Canadians won their only match with a 7-4 decision over Russia.

The United States captured its first victory of the Olympics with a 9-5 victory over Denmark. Switzerland is 1-3 and both Russia and Germany are winless in four games.

A nine-game round-robin tournament will be played before the top four teams earn spots in the semifinals.

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