One of the world's greatest curling teams is no more. Sweden's Olympic Champions Cathrine Lindahl, Anna Le Moine and Eva Lund (L-R above) have announced their retirement, with only their skip, Anette Norberg, indicating she intends to stay involved with the sport in the immediate future.
The announcement is not unexpected but it is always sad to see the end of an era. Two sets of Olympic Gold medals, two World Championships and a drawer full of European medals is quite a record!
The Curling News, as always, has the story here.
My photo of the Swedish women is from the Le Gruyere European Championships in Aberdeen in December last.