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Controversial 'burned rock' foul causes a stir for Canadians at Olympic curling

Controversial 'burned rock' foul causes a stir for Canadians at Olympic curling

Canada's captain, Rachel Homan, made a decision to remove the rock from play.

- Bob Rolick (@bobrolick) February 16, 2018 " I was thinking I'm pretty sure karma will hit you at one point" Denmark skip Dupont says to me about Homan taking burned rock out of play.

Canada sought to catch up to South Korea by adding two points, eventually reaching 4-4 at the seventh end.

"But it's the Olympics and you have to make every rock and its nerve wracking to be 0-2 and facing 0-3 so anyone can miss it".

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When burned rocks occur, the opposing team has three choices: They can ignore the foul, rearrange the stones to whatever position they think they would have ended up if the stone hadn't been touched, or remove the stone from play. "They're just different because they can feel this pressure, which we don't have".

Canada's Rachel Homan then missed her targets with the final stone of the end.

Homan chose to remove the stone, the most aggressive option.

"It's hard to come back on a team like Homan, because they're a hitting team", she said.

Denmark replied with a deuce in the sixth to tie it.

It was mixed results for Canada in curling, with both teams going against the trend they set to start the Games.

Koe, Kennedy, Brent Laing and Ben Hebert are trying to bring a men's Olympic curling title back to Canada for a fourth straight Games.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Canada heaved a collective sigh of relief on Sunday after the defending world champion women's curling team finally nabbed its first win of the Olympic round robin, a much-needed victory for a team that had inexplicably fallen to last place. Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg skipped the Canadian team to a gold medal against Sweden at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

"Teams qualify with three losses all the time", said Homan, shrugging off the disappointment.

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