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In three previous curling events at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Niklas Edin has gone home without the crown.  In Swedish speak, he’s down tre kronors.


For his fourth visit, March 31 to April 8 at the World Men’s Curling Championship, he aims to change that.  “I’ve been there to curl more often than any other player in the world, hopefully this is my turn”, Edin said when asked about his take on the upcoming competition.


Edin, who has competed at all three Continental Cups which have been played at the Orleans Arena, is also coming off a disappointing defeat in the gold medal match of the Olympic games, at the hands of USA’s John Shuster.


“We’ll be on a mission to win this world championship for Sweden.  There’s nothing like curling in Vegas and we can’t wait to get there.  We won’t have the number of fans that U.S. and Canada will have, but our fans will be loud, and you can’t miss them in their Viking helmets”, he joked.

According to Jon Killoran, event manager, Edin has almost become the adopted son. “We can’t wait to welcome Niklas back to curling in Las Vegas.  He has been an anchor of all three of our previous events, and continues to be such a colorful icon for the sport.  In fact, there will be a surprise waiting for him at the front entrance of the Orleans Hotel and Casino”.


For fans who love a great revenge match, Sweden plays USA on Tuesday afternoon, April 3 on Sheet B.  Get your tickets now!


Tickets for the World Men’s are priced from just $25 for single draw and 4 day mini packs start at $199.  All tickets can be purchased at the Orleans Arena Box Office, or online at


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