Great Britain edges Norway in curling tiebreaker

The Sports NetworkFebruary 18, 2014 

Sochi, Russia ( - Great Britain advanced to the semifinals of the men's curling tournament after slipping past Norway in a tiebreaker at the Sochi Olympics.

Britain recorded a 6-5 win over Norway in the lone tiebreaker on Tuesday. The win moved the Brits into the semifinal round to face Sweden on Wednesday.

Norway held a 5-4 lead heading into the 10th end, but British skip David Murdoch came up with a winning final shot. Murdoch took out two Norwegian stones en route to scoring two points for the Brits with the clinching throw.

Great Britain is attempting to win an Olympic medal in men's curling for the first time since the sport was reintroduced to the Winter Games. The British won curling gold at the inaugural 1924 Chamonix Games, but have failed to reach the podium since curling returned to the Olympics in 1998.

In addition to the semifinal contest between Britain and top-seeded Sweden, Canada and China also will battle for a spot in the gold medal match on Wednesday.

The women's semifinal round is also scheduled for Wednesday. Great Britain and unbeaten Canada will battle in one match while Sweden takes on Switzerland in the other.

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