Weekend sports, Swedes vs Swiss: first takes X-treme titles, second takes curling

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sweden was tall on the podiums at the end of the Verbier Swatch Freeride World Tour 26 March, with Reine Barkered as the new 2012 World Champion for men’s X-treme skiing and Christine Hargin taking the women’s title.

But the Swedes gave way to Switzerland, which is the new women’s world curling champion after a 7-7 upset win in Lethbridge, Canada Sunday afternoon. The lead changed several times during a thrilling final. Curling fans in Switzerland will be able to see the game in top form in Basel starting 31 March, host to the men’s world championship matches.