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Olympic silver medalist launches curling foundation

Lockerbie's World Champion and Olympic silver medal-winning curler David Murdoch has launched a new programme, to promote the sport among young people. Named after his late father, the Matt Murdoch foundation will fund young Scottish curlers to have access to some of the best training facilities and coaches in the world.

we really put ourselves on a big stage with the Olympics with huge success, everyone got really involved with it and we want more people to become involved"

– David Murdoch

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Curling foundation launched in memory of David Murdoch's father

David Murdoch in Great Britain's Olympic Gold medal match against Canada. Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Today former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist David Murdoch is launching a Youth Curling Foundation in memory of his late father Matt.

The curler, from Lockerbie, says it's aimed at helping and encouraging more young people to get involved with the sport his family is so passionate about.

Lockerbie's Murdoch praises rink following win over US

Team GB’s men’s curling rink played their fifth match against the United States of America today and won 5-3.

This gives them a record of four wins and one loss to place them second in the standings. Tomorrow they face Denmark.

“Just a commanding performance and I think we really dominated them from start to finish. We were aggressive in the first five ends, got our lead and we were clinical after that.

“We are drawing really well and were getting our rocks in perfect spots and causing them all sorts of trouble. There was some great shot making and Greg was on fire today.”

– David Murdoch, Skip

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GB men's curlers continue winning streak

Lockerbie's David Murdoch leads team to another victory Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

The solid form of Great Britain's men's curling team at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics continues as they secured a 5-3 round-robin win against the United States.

GB went into the contest having on Wednesday claimed their third victory from four fixtures with a 4-2 triumph over Switzerland.

The scoring was once again far from prolific on Thursday, with David Murdoch's all-Scottish rink, who were 3-0 up after three ends, starting the eighth 4-2 ahead before seeing out their third win in a row.

David Murdoch: "We're pumped up after winning"

Team GB’s men’s curling rink played their third match against Germany today and won 7-6.

This gives them a record of two wins and one loss to place them fourth in the standings after day two of the curling competition. They will face Switzerland tomorrow.

“We are pretty pumped up after winning that one and we need to have that attitude for the rest of the games. We can’t start lackadaisical, we need to come in pumped up and get on top of things. We are winning hammer every game and not really capitalising.

“It is about time I had Olympic luck, I have not had much in my previous eight years. It is about forcing pressure on the opposition skip to make a mess and at the end we did that.

“It is one of our strong points trying to steal a last end; we have done it previously and tend to do it well.

"We are very good with pressure that way and very accurate, we just need to do that earlier and create a few more chances.”

– David Murdoch, GB curling team