Starting from the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, curling was adopted as an official sport, with two curling events – men’s and women’s curling. Mixed doubles will be introduced to the Olympic programme for the first time at the PyeongChang2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The size of a curling sheet is 45.720m(L)x 5.00m(W), the distance between the two house centres is 34.747m and the diameter of each house is 3.658m. The equipment includes the curling stone, brush /broom.
※ Curling stone: maximum circumference of 91.44cm, a minimum height of 11.43cm, and a weight between 17.4kg and 19.96kg).
※ Brush or broom: It is used to sweep the ice to shape the path for the moving stone.
One game is composed of ten ends and lasts about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
A team has five athletes (one of them is an alternate).
In general, athletes throw the stone in the order of lead, second, third (vice skip), and skip. (final player).
Two different teams take turns to throw eight stones each (each athlete throws two stones per end, one stone at a time).
All 16 stones thrown by the two teams completes one end.
Each game is scheduled for 10 ends and each team receives 38 minutes of strategy time.
A team is composed of 4 players.
Each player delivers two stones, in consecutive order in each end, while alternating with an opponent.
All 16 stones thrown by the two teams completes one end
Each game is scheduled for 8 ends and each team receives 22 minutes of strategy time.
A team is composed of two players, one male and one female.
Each team shall deliver 5 stones per end.
The player delivering the team’s first stone of the end must also deliver the team’s last stone of that end.
Prior to the start of every end, two stones shall place at the playing end of the sheet.(CENTRE GUARD & BACK BUTTON)