Gold Medal-Winning US Men's Curling team gets hero's welcome home at airport

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Duluth, MN (WCCO / CBS Newspath) -- Fans welcomed home Olympic gold medal winners at the Duluth International Airport Monday evening .

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Members of the U-S men's curling team walked out to a cheering crowd at about 6 p-m local time.

The team defeated Sweden 10-7 during Saturday's (02/24) game in South Korea.

Team members include John Shuster, Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and Joe Polo. The coach is Phil Drobnik.

Duluth is holding a community celebration to honor local Olympians. Members of the U.S. women's and men's curling teams, cross-country skiing coach Chad Salmela and other Olympic team representatives will attend Tuesday's (02/27) event at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

The athletes will enter under a canopy of curling brooms.

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Superior, Wisconsin Mayor Jim Paine will present a proclamation. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from the Olympic athletes.