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Curling
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Curling

Olympic Debut : 1998

The Outline

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.

long:45.720m, 5m / Back line , Tee line, Hog ligne, Hog ligne, Deliver, Sweeper, Tee, Skip

Time and Gameplay

  • 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.
Men’s / Women’s Curling

Men’s / Women’s Curling

  • 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

Mixed Doubles Curling

  • 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)
Mixed Doubles Curling