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Men’s world curling championships to begin at Orleans

Elite teams representing 13 countries will compete in the LGT World Men’s Curling Championships at Orleans Arena beginning Saturday.

The finals are April 10.

The Orleans last hosted the event in 2018. This will be ninth time the world championships have been in the U.S. since 1970.

Participating teams are Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Sweden is the reigning world men’s champion after winning its third consecutive championship at the 2021 meet in Calgary, Alberta. The Swedes won the first world title in their current three-championship run at Orleans Arena in 2018.

Contact Ron Kantowski at rkantowski@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0352. Follow @ronkantowski on Twitter.

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