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Claire Hamilton and Vicki Adams of Great Britain sweep the ice as Eve Muirhead delivers the stone during the Curling Women's Round Robin match between Japan and Great Britain on day 8

Claire Hamilton and Vicki Adams of Great Britain sweep the ice as Eve Muirhead delivers the stone during the Curling Women's Round Robin match between Japan and Great Britain on day 8

DAY 10:  Thomas Pock #22 of Austria and Per-Aage Skroeder #19 of Norway compete during the Ice Hockey Men's Preliminary Round Group B - Austria vs. Norway

DAY 10: Thomas Pock #22 of Austria and Per-Aage Skroeder #19 of Norway compete during the Ice Hockey Men's Preliminary Round Group B - Austria vs. Norway

The most dominant performance by a nation at these Winter Olympics has not been by Russia or any of the Scandinavians. Instead, it has been a case of brilliant orange. The Dutch monopoly of success in the speed skating has been stunning. They go home with 23 medals, four clean sweeps, and fifth place in the overall medal table. Their solitary medal from another sport was in short-track speed skating. They are the kings and queens of this stuff.

Dutch dominance could provide Team GB with recipe for speed skating success

The most dominant performance by a nation at these Winter Olympics has not been by Russia or any of the Scandinavians. Instead, it has been a case of brilliant orange. The Dutch monopoly of success in the speed skating has been stunning. They go home with 23 medals, four clean sweeps, and fifth place in the overall medal table. Their solitary medal from another sport was in short-track speed skating. They are the kings and queens of this stuff.

Leading Korea by 8-7, they were staring at defeat going into the final end. Korea stole two points in the ninth, leaving Eve Muirhead with a shot to grab the game back for Britain. She secured a decisive hat-trick with the final stone to claim victory, another stunning shot from Team GB’s skip.

Eve Muirhead secures vital win against South Korea

Leading Korea by 8-7, they were staring at defeat going into the final end. Korea stole two points in the ninth, leaving Eve Muirhead with a shot to grab the game back for Britain. She secured a decisive hat-trick with the final stone to claim victory, another stunning shot from Team GB’s skip.

David Murdoch of Great Britain looks on during the men's semifinal match against Sweden at Ice Cube Curling Center. Sochi 2014 Day 13 - Curling Men's Semifinal.

David Murdoch of Great Britain looks on during the men's semifinal match against Sweden at Ice Cube Curling Center. Sochi 2014 Day 13 - Curling Men's Semifinal.

Eve Muirhead's team were stunned by a late burst by Denmark

As it happened: Action from day ten of the Winter Olympics in Sochi

Eve Muirhead's team were stunned by a late burst by Denmark

Maria Prytz, Christina Bertrup and Maria Wennerstroem of Sweden compete during the women's curling semifinals. Sochi 2014 Day 13 - Curling Women's Semifinals.

Maria Prytz, Christina Bertrup and Maria Wennerstroem of Sweden compete during the women's curling semifinals. Sochi 2014 Day 13 - Curling Women's Semifinals.

DAY 10:  Torger Nergaard and Haavard Vad Petersson of Norway compete during the Curling Men's Round Robin Session 10 - Great Britain vs. Norway

DAY 10: Torger Nergaard and Haavard Vad Petersson of Norway compete during the Curling Men's Round Robin Session 10 - Great Britain vs. Norway

DAY 13:  Eve Muirhead of Great Britain competes during the Curling Women's Semifinal - Canada vs. Great Britain http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics

DAY 13: Eve Muirhead of Great Britain competes during the Curling Women's Semifinal - Canada vs. Great Britain http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics

Christie won her 500 metres heat in storming style

Sochi live: Commentary from day three of the Winter Olympics

Christie won her 500 metres heat in storming style

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