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Curling's Biography

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called "rocks", across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends.

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Japan's team look on in match against Russia during their World Men's Curling Championships in Beijing
Japan's team look on in match against Russia during their World Men's Curling Championships in Beijing
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Curling News Stories

  • Review: David Crosby revisits rock history at the Troubadour

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 3 months ago
    When David Crosby wrote Deja Vu, the song that would become the title track for the 1970 debut by rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, it was a meditation on recurrence. When Crosby sang on stage Monday night at the Troubadour in West
  • 'Vic + Flo' creates a 'no-comfort zone' for audience

      News Source: Herald Net | 5 months ago
    That's a fair description of "Vic + Flo Saw a Bear," which sustains the sense that even in its most mundane moments something extremely odd is about to happen. When something, at long last, truly horrifying occurs, it's a confirmation that this
  • Thursday's Winter Olympic Medalists

      News Source: New Europe | 5 months ago
    Austria (Lukas Klapfer, Christoph Bieler, Bernhard Gruber, Mario Stecher) News Topics: Men's sports, Nordic skiing, Nordic combined, Women's hockey, Men's Nordic skiing, Women's figure skating, Figure skating, Men's Nordic combined, Skating, Women's

Curling Blogs

  • Bob Weeks on Curling: Knives come out for OCA board as ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    The TCA Board has been watching the Ontario Curling Association and its challenges very carefully over the last eight months. Our concerns have mounted and we have begun actively communicating with the Ottawa Valley Curling ...
  • Season 2 Event #2 Curling – Results | Game of Thrisis

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Location: Richmond Curling Club. Participants: all except Da Chef and AK 47. Sexuality on ice. The boys returned to the bonspiel to do some more rock chuckin'. The boys seemed to have learned something over last year's debacle.
  • Wheelchair Curling Blog 2: Bonspiel salutes Paralympic ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Said Andy: “The whole idea I had about starting the Moray International Bonspiel in 2009 was to bring international curlers and teams to Moray to let their hair down at the end of the season at a social curling event. “The atmosphere we had ...

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