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Throughout the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, I found myself unexpectedly glued to the curling, fascinated by all the shouting, sliding and sweeping. Dating back to 16th Century Scotland, curling is played in teams of four on a rectangular sheet of ice. Players slide granite stones towards a target (called the ‘house’) and points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of an ‘end’.


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Throughout the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, I found myself unexpectedly glued to the curling, fascinated by all the shouting, sliding and sweeping.

Dating back to 16th Century Scotland, curling is played in teams of four on a rectangular sheet of ice. Players slide granite stones towards a target (called the ‘house’) and points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of an ‘end’.


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