Although curling (for men) was on the medal menu at the first
Winter Olympics, in Chamonix 1924, it didn't appear
again until Nagano 1998.
Curling, Curling Links, Olympic Greats.
Curling may have originated from Scotland; where the game was
played on frozen ponds and lochs, with stones used from river beds; the earliest written
records of curling are found at Scotlands Paisley Abbey and date back to 1541.
In the Olympics there are two events: curling men and curling women;
each event starting with ten teams.
A team consists of four players with two stones each. Team members
take it in turns to push their stones along the ice towards a series of circles. The
object being to get as close to the centre as possible and knock your opponents' stones
out of the way.
The game lasts for ten ends; an end being when all 16 stones have been
released by the players, and the winner is the team with the most points.
It all sounds simple but officially there's more to curling than that.
Canada and Switzerland make quite a habit of getting on the podium
for sliding stones across the ice.
Curling Medal History
Chamonix 1924 (men): Great Britain;
Nagano 1998: Switzerland; Canada;
Salt Lake City 2002: Norway;
Turin 2006: Canada; Finland; USA.
Nagano 1998: Canada; Denmark; Sweden.
Salt Lake City 2002: Great
Britain; Switzerland; Canada.
Turin 2006: Sweden; Switzerland;
All the latest news from the curling world.
Canadian Curling Association:
Includes a searchable index of all the members of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and a
growing links directory devoted to curling.
Finnish Curling Association:
Also known as Suomen Curlingliitto.
European Curling Federation:
A few links to previous and forthcomming European Championships.
New Zealand Curling Association:
The New Zealand Curling Association (NZCA) is the National Governing Body for the Olympic
sport of curling -- New Zealand's coolest game.
Established, in 1838, to regulate the ancient Scottish game of Curling.
US Curling Association:
With links and contact numbers of curling clubs around the United States.
General Curling Links
An excellent Macromedia presentation showing basic curling situations by way of animated
examples. A must visit to get a feel for the game of curling.
Foreign Language Curling Sites
Dansk Curling Forbund.
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