History of Curling
Curling originated from Scotland in the 16th Century. It featured as a demonstration event at the 1924 Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France, and was formally added as a medal sport event at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
Today, the main Olympic medal disciplines include: Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles, while the Paralympic discipline is Wheelchair Curling.
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How do you play curling?
Why do we love curling?
Curling is a precision sport which demands:
Balance (falling happens to the best of us ...)
Physical Strength (sweeping continuously takes energy ...)
Teamwork (it’s not just shouting and yelling, but making judgment calls based on constant communication with the players …)
Strategy (there are endless scenarios involving different tactics … that’s why curling is sometimes known as “chess on ice”).