The matches didn’t go the way I ideally wanted – I was really rooting for China to win a medal. I like Edin’s team from Sweden (who defeated China for the bronze) – but I just thought China played so amazingly well all week, played with such class and balance, and I just got pulled into rooting for them. Plus – I loved David Murdoch’s story – so even though he and the Great Britain team were clearly underdogs in the gold medal match – I really wanted them to win. Sadly – both games went the other way; and, even more sadly, each team kind of defeated themselves.
The Swedish team and Niklas Edin (the skip) delivering in the bronze medal match:
The Chinese team and their skip Liu Rui delivering. They really should have won the game, but they made such costly errors – two hogged rocks, when the entire men’s tournament only had three hogged rocks.
Crazy Brit fans:
Canada’s gold-medal winning shot:
A chagrined David Murdoch (skip-Great Britain) – probably pondering an opportunity squandered:
Two volunteers checking out the view from the podium:
We shared some drinks with the full Sochi curling broadcast team. And I got a lot of nice compliments for my work – which I really appreciated. I would love to do this again – and not just for curling – I would learn whatever sport I needed to, and would love to do the summer Olympics in Rio.