SPOILER ALERT: Nordic showdown in curling

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It was the battle for Nordic curling bragging rights during Thursday's Olympic Curling competition at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Sweden ended Norway's unbeaten start in men's Olympic curling by defeating its Nordic rival 5-4. 

Canada and Britain also won.  Both are heavy favorites to win the gold medal.

Canada scored a point in the final end to beat Denmark 7-6, the second straight win for the two-time defending champions. The Canadians have now won three and lost two.

Like Sweden, Britain is 4-1 after beating the Unites States 5-3.

The Americans are 1-3 and have little room to maneuver in their final five games of the tournament.