TEAM GB VS SWEDEN IN GOLD MEDAL MATCH

They've already beaten the Swedes once and must do so again if they want gold. Team GB will win at least one medal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

TEAM GB BEAT USA 8-4 AND WILL BATTLE FOR A MEDAL IN THE OLYMPIC FINAL

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Shuster can only knock one yellow out of the house. Team GB have done it!

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

The US are in the rings. One stone each left. GB sweeping for their lives and knock the red stone out of the ring.
Here we go. Final stone and the hammer from the US to force an extra end. Can they do it?

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

Mouat takes his time on this before making up his mind, he plays a very long guard.
The US have two stones left...and Shuster is taking his sweet time now. They're on timeout, all at the end together.

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

Confidence. Gone. The US throw short this time. GB on the verge here surely.

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

Landsteiner and Hamilton howling stones down and it's not working. Plys had a dodgy ninth end and now it's the other two.
Hardie james into the red stone and the best the US can pretty much do now is get two this end. So, they can't win it. But they can level it up.

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

GB have a lovely line of three stones down the middle but all three could be bounced out.
Shuster is taking risks now. He tucks a stone at the back of the four-foot line.

10th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

They don't start well. The US throw their guard stone well wide. MacMillan now guards up the GB stone on the button. It's a bit heavy but it'll do.

9th End: Great Britain 6-4 USA

Shuster gambles! He throws into the barrier because he wants to keep the hammer.
Incredible. He could have levelled things and given GB the hammer but instead GB take a lead of two.
Big gamble.

9th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

The angle for a double is on and shuster is going to go for that, not the outrageously ambitious triple.
Different plan. Hamilton swerves inside and now has the stone closest to the button. It's a hard one to knock. Very hard.
Mouat on it...brilliant. He knocks it off the four-foot and keeps GB's yellow stone inside.

9th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

It's dreadful from Plys! Two dreadful shots! He knocks his own stone out of the house and GB are in control here.
The US have the hammer but look at Shuster there, shaking his head.

9th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

The USA are in trouble here. Britain have them all locked up and they would need a Hamilton smash special to get out of this one.

9th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Guardstones everywhere except the middle and just one red stone inside the house at the moment. It's not great either and flies out into the 12-foot.
GB will try and use this to their advantage.

8th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Another blank. Sigh. It's cagier out there than London zoo.

8th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Brilliant shot from Hardie. He knocks both red stones out the house, bouncing a yellow around the place.
But wow, Plys follows it up with an even better one. He does exactly the same, bouncing of yellow stones inside the house and knocking both out. Another blank on the way?

8th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Hamilton doesn't look as happy with that one as he misses a yellow stone. This is so tight and both sides are getting very voval between shots. Everything matters.
Lammie apologises as he tries to knock the red guard into a red inside the house but misses.

7th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Another blanked end. Shuster won't be too happy but he keeps the hammer for another end.

7th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Echoes of the first end here as both teams cage it out as we enter the business end of the match.
Just oen stone in the house at any given moment during this end. Shuster looks pretty unhappy with his latest throw and it's given GB the chance to swerve behind the US guard stone.

7th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Another rockstar shot for Hamilton who knocks the GB guard into another yellow stone and both leave the house. Ronnie O'Sullivan would be proud of angles like that.
There's no stones in the house now until GB get behind the guard, but I reckon the US may just knock them out again. Yep, they did.

6th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

It looks like a blank end is on the way, which isn't bad news for GB given America have the hammer.
Yep, blankedy blank.

6th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Shuster having a great day so far but for that 3rd end wobble. He's on 90 per cent compared to Mouat's 83 per cent.

6th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Super shot from Hamilton who nods his head like a rockstar as he hits both GB stones out of the house. Great stuff.
Grant takes the dangerous US guard away with the next shot though,

6th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

GB are so on button that I can barely see the Olympic rings. But as we know by now, this early in the end, it means precisely nothing.
The US knock away the British guard and Lammie replaces it. but he's a bit heavy on the throw and it's too close. The US take the chance to knock it straight into the button and both yellow stones leave the house.

6th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

The USA take the hammer and Britain places a guard stone. You know the drill by now.

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In this evening's other semi-final it's all square!

5th End: Great Britain 5-4 USA

Brilliant from GB who take the lead again with a perfect line. They knock the remaining red stone out of the house and avoid hitting their own on the way. They take two.

5th End: Great Britain 3-4 USA

Shuster knocks two more GB stones out of the house and the dream almost comes true because he was so close to getting all three out there.

5th End: Great Britain 3-4 USA

They've overcurled slightly but smash the guard into the pack and cause chaos. That's pretty much what they wanted to do.
Whyte restores GB's position, but Shuster wants yellow stones out of the house because he knows they're losing two at the moment.
Plys gets two GB stones away but a red along with it.

5th End: Great Britain 3-4 USA

Hamilton worries that he's thrown too hard...maybe he has...
It's very busy in the centre but Lammie turns it around for GB, girdling up the stones in the button and putting a yellow stone exactly where Hamilton should have put his.
The USA may just go for the blast here.

5th End: Great Britain 3-4 USA

Team GB take the hammer back. Landsteiner puts a brilliant guard stone down. Momentum back with the Americans?

4th End: Great Britain 3-4 USA

Fabulous from Shuster who gets the line and the angle just right. Brilliant stuff.
He knocks GB off the button for two and the US regain the lead.

4th End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

It's not enough as the US sneak through but they may have made it easier for GB to get the two reds out of the four-foot.
Great from Mouat who pushes a GB stone into a red and knocks it off the button.
Hammer time...

4th End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

It's a very poor shot from Plys who fails even to beat the guard! That's left Shuster in a lot of bother. The Americans look very nervous.
He redeems himself slightly by knocking one of the British stones out of the four-foot and into the eight-foot. Is that good enough?
Mouat is throwing a little lightly and makes a bit of a mess of a guard stone. Is it enough?

4th End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

'That's fine', says Shuster. But it isn't. Hamilton has made a mess of that by hitting one GB stone on the nose instead of smashing through two.
GB go to freeze the red and that's surely advantage Mouat as they get it exactly right.

4th End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

A proper entourage cheering on team USA at the moment. Can't see them, but I can hear them.
Lammie finds the button and then follows that up with another great stone that knocks the US red off the 12-foot.
He's the man of the moment, what a brilliant shot that is, getting the US out of the house and bouncing the yellow stone into the four-foot.

4th End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

The USA take the hammer so GB get us underway in the fourth end, placing a guard stone just off centre.

3rd End: Great Britain 3-2 USA

Well there you have it, Team GB take the lead! Two very poor shots from Shuster cost the US there. Team GB were not shooting briliantly but they find themselves almost accidentally falling into the lead.

3rd End: Great Britain 0-2 USA

Relief for GB as Shuster tries to knock both yellow stones off the eight-foot by using the British guard but he misses by a distance.
Mouat doesn't get the flop behind the guard but knocks the remaining US stone out of the house.
And Shuster apologises with another poor shot as he gets the line all wrong trying to knock GB off the 12-foot. He only gets one, and it's a great chance for GB!!!!

3rd End: Great Britain 0-2 USA

Better from GB but here comes Hamilton with another brillaint shot that knocks a GB stone off the eight-foot. The US are building a pretty good wall here with two stones inside the eight-foot and the guard too.
GB's Hardie isn't messing around this time though and goes for the smash. It's good enough to displace one red stone with a knock on the nose.

3rd End: Great Britain 0-2 USA

Landsteiner swings right around the US guard and swerves GB's left-hand guard to find the eight-foot.
Team GB follow suit.

2nd End: Great Britain 0-2 USA

A sigh of relief...it's two lost, not three.
But a big steal from the USA.

2nd End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

The US have three stones inside the fourfoot. Team GB can go safe here or smash through with the hammer.
Mouat goes safe, misses, and it's a big steal for the Americans. Is it two, is it three? Waiting for the measure...

2nd End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

Shuster yells, "you've got some curling to do" as the US find a very good line down the middle.
Team GB could try and hit the guard back on to the two reds and move them out of the foot-foot. Hard shot. They're going for it. They miss it!
So close but that leaves the guard open and the US in very good shape to take a lead here.

2nd End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

Lammie keeps the game away from the centre but slides beyond the tee line. It's running quick, and they use their own guard to keep it safe.
There's a US mistake! They get behind the British guard but can't line up close enough against Lammie's yellow stone.
Now Team GB can get another stone close to the button but the US are up for a joust and knock it straight off.

2nd End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

The US are trying to block the middle up without the hammer and nullify an early Team GB effort. But this is better from both teams. The US swerve past GB's corner guard and knock a British stone out of the house.
Lammie responds by knocking the US stone off, red onto red.

1st End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

Not aggressive enough from Team GB as they fail to take advantage of the hammer in the first end which ends blank and the scores even. Not a stone in sight. US skip John Shuster will be happy with that.

1st End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

Team GB smash the guard out the way with their third stone and we're back where we began. No stones.
The USA find the button, Team GB knock it off. Repeat. It's a quiet start to the game with neither side happy to give anything anyway.

1st End: Great Britain 0-0 USA

American John Landsteiner gets us underway with the first stone...the guard is up.

TEAM GB

Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, Hammy McMillan, Ross Whyte.
Won eight, lost one...but that was against the USA.
Let's go!

Where to watch...

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Women's team watching

Eve Muirhead's side snuck into their own semi-final earlier today, and will play Sweden tomorrow for a guaranteed medal.
But for now, they're supporting the men.
Muirhead said: "I can´t wait to go out there tomorrow night and of course we will be supporting the boys tonight in their semi-final and lets hope we can all do Great Britain proud."

Team GB start with the hammer

Team GB secured their spot in the semi-finals with a game to spare after they beat the Russian Olympic Committee. That landed them a top-two finish and so they start with the all important hammer.
For those who have no idea what that means, Team GB will have the last stone advantage at the beginning of the match.

The table

Take a look at the medal table...notice anything strange?
Scroll down...still don't see it? Nope. No medal for Team GB. None.
That could all change this evening in Beijing as the men's curling team take on the USA in the semi-final. Win this, and that´s gold or silver in the bag.
Stay with us for all the build-up, hype and highlights...it's medal time (maybe).

Scene setter

It has been a bleak Winter Olympics so far for Team GB with no medals whatsoever to celebrate. However, the margins between success and failure are slim for GB, having never once recorded more than a single gold medal at a Winter Games.
That means that Bruce Mouat and his team have it in their gift to rescue Beijing 2022 for GB, and with Eve Muirhead's rink also reaching the semi-finals, it could yet be a story of unparalleled success for Britain.
However, Mouat must do a job against America first, with a victory in Thursday's match ensuring a medal, either gold or silver, in the final on Saturday at 6am.
If they lose, then the bronze medal match awaits. That comes on Friday at 6am.

How to watch Team GB v USA in men’s curling semi-final

  • Team GB take on USA from 12.05pm GMT. Watch the semi-final on Eurosport 1 and on discovery+
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