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    Canadians John Morris and Rachel Homan have been chosen to compete in mixed doubles at the Beijing Olympics. The announcement was made Thursday after Curling Canada consulted with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own the Podium. Usually, athletes are chosen through traditional playdowns but cancellations of the mixed doubles trials forced the committee to select athletes.

    Curling Canada said travel risks and positive COVID-19 cases among athletes resulted in the cancellation of last month’s event. Canada will join Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, and the United States in the 10-team Olympic mixed doubles field. The preliminary round will begin on February 2 at the Ice Cube in Beijing.

    In a release, Rachel Homan said “John and I are eager to get to Beijing and make Canada proud… We know these are difficult circumstances, and we truly appreciate the faith being shown in us by Curling Canada.”

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