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Canada's national anthem holds play

Crowds belted out the Canadian national anthem during the Canada-Great Britain curling match. (REUTERS)

By Staff Writer

Canada pulled off a 7-6 Olympic Games men's curling victory over world champions Great Britain on Saturday, but play was held up by an impromptu singing of the host nation's national anthem.

The majority of the 5,000 crowd inside the Vancouver Olympic Centre belted out 'O Canada' as the round-robin match became increasingly tense.

"Wasn't that something? We just let it happen and it was in tune and 5,000 strong singing. It's something you remember for the rest of your life," said Canada skip Kevin Martin.

British skip David Murdoch praised the crowd despite his team's defeat. "It was hilarious. It's not something you'll ever see ever again," said the Scotsman.


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