The Swiss women’s curling team could be the first side to be through to the medal round of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Wednesday.
The Swiss are 6-1 through seven rounds of round robin play, and either a win or a loss by Sweden will put them through as the first team qualified for the final. In a match that might be for their lives in the tournament, Team USA (4-3) takes on Canada (3-3) with the loser certainly in jeopardy of missing the semifinals.
The United States women skipped by Tabitha Peterson had an 8-6 lead after eight ends against Switzerland on Tuesday, but conceded a massive and unnecessary four in the ninth end to go on to lose 10-9. It was an end that might cost the Americans a medal, but a win over Canada gets them much closer to having the disaster become merely a memory.
Olympic curling schedule: Wednesday, February 16
Women’s Round Robin Canada vs. USA— 8:05 p.m. ET (Tuesday)
Women’s Round Robin Switzerland vs. South Korea— 8:05 p.m. ET (Tuesday)
Women’s Round Robin China vs. Great Britain— 8:05 p.m. ET (Tuesday)
Men’s Round Robin China vs. Switzerland— 1:05 a.m. ET
Men’s Round Robin Great Britain vs. ROC— 1:05 a.m. ET
Men’s Round Robin Italy vs. Denmark— 1:05 a.m. ET
Women’s Round Robin South Korea vs. Denmark— 7:05 a.m. ET
Women’s Round Robin Japan vs. USA— 7:05 a.m. ET
Women’s Round Robin ROC vs. Sweden— 7:05 p.m. ET
Women’s Round Robin Canada vs. China— 7:05 a.m. ET