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Victoria Persinger (left) and Christopher Plys of Team USA compete against Team Norway during the Curling Mixed Doubles Round Robin ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing on on Feb. 3. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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Curlers Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys will be the first U.S. athletes to compete in Beijing in a mixed doubles match against Australia two days ahead of the opening ceremony. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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Yeong Mi Kim of South Korea delivers a stone during the women's gold medal match between Sweden and Korea. Her beloved team won silver. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. curling skipper John Shuster led the Americans to a 10-7 victory in their gold medal game against Sweden at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the South Korean women's curling team celebrate after their semifinal victory over Japan on Friday. The upset puts the team, which has become a sensation in the Olympic host country, into a gold medal round match-up with Sweden. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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American curler Tyler George celebrates the U.S. team's upset over Canada during the semifinal round Thursday. The stunner puts the U.S. into the gold medal round, where Sweden awaits. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images hide caption

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Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, seen during the bronze medal game against Norway last week. The Olympian from Russia won that mixed doubles bronze — but had the medal stripped Thursday for testing positive for a banned substance. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Eun Jung Kim delivers a stone between Yeong Mi Kim and Seon Yeong Kim during their competition against Switzerland on Friday. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

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Aleksandr Krushelnitckii of the Olympic Athletes from Russia team is now the subject of an official anti-doping investigation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Monday. He's seen here delivering a stone against Norway in the curling mixed doubles bronze medal game at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games — a match the team from Russia won. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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American siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton (far left and far right, respectively) beat the Russian team of Alexander Krushelnitskiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova, as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' first competitions began on Thursday. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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(Left) United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing on March 23, 2017. (Right) Becca's brother, Matt Hamilton, delivers a stone during the bronze medal game USA vs Japan at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016. Mark Schiefelbein/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics

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(From L) Canada's team: skip Kevin Koe, third Marc Kennedy, second Brent Laing and lead Ben Hebert compete at the World Men's Curling Championships on April 10, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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