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Big year for Martin with Olympic Gold win

Kevin Martin

Kevin MartinKevin Martin and his Alberta rink sure did deliver in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. They took the Olympic Golf for Men’s Curling and cemented their place in the hearts of Canadian curling fans everywhere.

Here’s a quick run-through of some of the memorable moments:

First off, a nice tap-back by Martin against Team USA in the round robin:

Next, Martin draws to the button for a win against Switzerland:

John Morris with a nice double in the Gold Medal game:

The crowd breaks out into ‘Oh Canada’ for the Gold Medal game:

And the Golden moment with Martin’s last shot:

Here is a better version from CTVOlympics, click here. (sorry, couldn’t embed)

Kevin Koe – what a season!

Our hats go off to Alberta’s Kevin Koe who had a fantastic season this year capturing the Tim Horton’s Brier and going on to take the Ford World Championships a few weeks later.

Koe certainly took advantage of his opportunities this year. First off, not having to face nemesis Kevin Martin in the Alberta playdowns, he knocked off Randy Ferbey’s team to secure the Brier berth for Alberta. He and his team then played progressively better and better as the Brier week went along, culminating in a sweet extra-ends victory over Glenn Howard in the final. The cold draw that Koe made in the final end (see video below) was clutch, that’s all I can say. Congrats.

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