Curling ... and the World Championships opened in Winnipeg, Canada on Monday (27 March). This?
MV Air Canada emblem PULL BACK TO GV various matches in progress
CU PULL OUT TO MV Scotland's William Sanderson throws stone
GV Teams sweeping ice, with Canada-Norway match nearest camera
MV A Canadian player throws his stone and team members sweep (3 shots)
MV A Swedish player throws his stone and sweeping starts. The stone hits another stone
MV A United States player delivers and slides along the ice. Spectators watch as stone goes through the circle (3 shots)
GV Canadians playing Norway. A stone is delivered and the Canadian players acknowledge the crowd's applause
The Championships, which opened on 27 March, finish on 2 April. The 10 nations competing are: Scotland, Canada, United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, France, West Germany, Italy and Denmark. The full results for 27 March were (first series): Italy 9 Denmark 4, United States 5 Scotland 4, Sweden 10 Switzerland 4, West Germany 8 France 4, Canada 14 Norway 3. (Second series): Scotland 4 West Germany 7, Switzerland 6 Canada 3, France 6 Italy 5, Norway 3 United States 9, Sweden 8 Denmark 3.
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Background: Curling ... and the World Championships opened in Winnipeg, Canada on Monday (27 March). This year 10 countries are taking part, with defending champions, Sweden, out to retain the Silver Broom they won in Karlstad last year.
SYNOPSIS: The "Broom", as the championships are known, were last held in Canada in 1973, and the winners then, as last were the Swedes.
One of the first in action was William Sanderson for Scotland.
All the games were played over 10 ends, and in their opening match the Canadians, throwing here, took on the Norwegians.
Sweden, in action here, started against Switzerland, and won 10-4.
The United States opened their programme against the Scots, and they really had to work for a narrow 5-4 win.
Canada against Norway again, and the Canadians were always in control, running out impressive 14-3 winners.