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Canada's skip Kevin Koe throws a stone during a men's curling match against at Switzerland the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.Natacha Pisarenko

Canadian curler Kevin Koe fell to 4-2 at the Winter Olympics on Sunday after an 8-6 loss to Switzerland.

It was the Calgary skip's second straight defeat in the tournament after a 5-2 loss to Sweden on Saturday.

Benoit Schwarz, Switzerland's vice skip who throws fourth, scored four points in the opening end for a commanding early lead.

Although Koe came back with a deuce in the second end, the Swiss kept adding to their lead with the Canadians unable to gain any ground.

Canada and Switzerland are tied for second in the standings.

Sweden is first at 5-0 while Japan is 3-2. The top four teams move on to the semifinals.

The Canadian men face the United States on Monday.

Canada's women's team, skipped by Ottawa's Rachel Homan, also play Switzerland on Sunday.

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