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Olympic TV highlights for Saturday: Underdogs U.S. curling, Germany hockey go for gold

Olympic TV highlights for Saturday: Underdogs U.S. curling, Germany hockey go for gold

Germany and the United States are not hurting for Winter Games medals. The two nations rank third and fourth in total medals in Pyeongchang and fourth and second in all-time medals, respectively.

But American curling and German hockey are not as dependable as, say, American snowboarding or German bobsledding. The only U.S. curling medal, men’s or women’s, came in 2006, when skip Pete Fenson oversaw a bronze-medal finish. A united Germany hockey team has won only bronze, with the 1932 men (the West German men repeated the feat in 1976).

But Saturday promises new heights for both programs. After upsetting Canada for the second time, the U.S. men’s curling team will face Sweden...

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