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This Week in Olympic Sport: March 24-30

March 24, 2014 18:32 pm

The Far East hosts the biggest Olympic sporting action of the next seven days with curling back on centre stage along with figure skating as we preview the week ahead.

Swiftly after the conclusion of the Women’s World Curling Championships in Saint John comes the men’s tournament, with Scotland led by three-time Olympian and skip Ewan MacDonald.

Much like the women’s tournament, the Olympic rink that travelled to Sochi 2014 won’t be in Beijing with Duncan Fernie, David Reid and Euan Byers joining MacDonald to represent Scotland.

But before that gets underway in China on Saturday, the World Figure Skating Championships begin across Asia in Saitama in Japan with five Brits set to be in action.

Amani Fancy and Christopher Boyadji are the first to go in the pairs before Jenna McCorkell in the ladies and then Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland in the ice dance.

McCorkell, Coomes and Buckland all competed at Sochi 2014 with the ice dance pair finishing an impressive tenth as they target at medal at PyeongChang 2018.

Rowing is also on the agenda as the first World Cup of the year takes place in Sydney while Liverpool is set to host the British Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Curling

Men’s World Championships, Beijing, March 29-ongoing

Figure Skating

World Championships, Saitama, March 26-29

Gymnastics

British Championships, Liverpool, March 28-30

Rowing

World Cup, Sydney, March 28-30

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