Twitter reckons this Olympic curler is Super Mario's doppelganger

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"Here's the way I think it happens", Matt said at a news conference in Pyeongchang on Tuesday ahead of tonight's unofficial opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics, when mixed doubles makes its debut. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the USA failed to medal or even come close.

Finland's Oona Kauste and Tomi Rantamaeki missed their chance at the first win in PyeongChang by mere inches. The loudest cheers were reserved for the host South Korean team, which was also on the ice as part of the mixed-doubles tournament at the Gangneung Curling Center.

Much of the USA television coverage will be shown in a tape-delay on NBC, but fans watching the live stream online quickly fell in love with the US sibling team of Matt Hamilton and Becca Hamilton. Why?

Ski jumping began early Thursday morning with the qualifying round of the men's individual normal hill competition.

And while curling may be all about etiquette on the ice, off the ice it's a totally different story. "That's the key (to the win)", said Stoughton.

"Matt and I have done it before", Becca Hamilton said. Players alternate in taking shots from the far side of the playing surface (or sheet).

Which is why the sweepers - aptly named with brooms in hand - try to control the direction of the stone. The course correction is slight, but at the highest levels of competition, that's all that is required for a flawless placement. There are eight ends instead of 10. We played a more aggressive call. Or they can choose a more defensive style, which is accomplished by trying to stop their rocks short of the house to create a barrier or "guards". The American Curling Foundation & Museum has an eight-ender patch it bestows upon teams who nab ideal scores. The brother and sister team started to go viral after one user on Twitter pointed out Hamilton's resemblance to Mario from the "Super Mario" video game.

Hamilton and Morris are good friends off the ice, and embraced in a hug before they played each other earlier this week. Their game finished about five minutes before any of the other three games in the round robin.

The club sent multiple teams to a tournament in NY last weekend, and two squads brought back first-place trophies.

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