The world males’s curling championship will resume Sunday after a one-day pause as a consequence of constructive coronavirus assessments inside the Calgary bubble.
The primary sport pits the U.S. in opposition to Switzerland at 1 p.m. ET for a spot within the semifinals in opposition to Russia. The sport was initially scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
Later, two semifinal video games begin at 6 p.m., then each medal video games concurrently at 11 p.m.
There have been 4 constructive assessments, together with one involving a roller on a playoff staff who later examined detrimental, is vaccinated and was allowed to return to competitors. Testing of shut contacts all got here again detrimental.
The U.S. rink that features three members of the 2018 Olympic champion staff (John Shuster, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner) certified a 2022 Olympic quota spot for the nation by reaching the six-team playoffs.
The staff that can symbolize the U.S. on the 2022 Winter Video games can be decided at an Olympic Trials within the autumn.
The U.S. has made the playoff spherical at six consecutive Olympics and world championships, with Shuster skipping 5 of these groups. The U.S.’ final medal at males’s worlds was a bronze in 2016.
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