Each rock weighs Canadians curl their way into the history books 06 Mar Sochi Magic moments: Curling is a team sport played by two teams of four players on a rectangular sheet of ice. Broom or brush There are two types of broom.
Ice For indoor tournaments the artificially created ice has its surface sprinkled with water droplets which freeze into tiny bumps on the surface. Rink The rink is Shoes Special curling shoes are common; shoes should grip the ice well. Rock Also known as a stone, a curling rock is made of rare, dense granite that is quarried on Scotland's Ailsa Craig.
Curling Sochi Men. Curling Sochi Women. The powerhouse Norwegian team, in their celebrated flamboyant trousers were unable to overcome the incumbant Olympic curling champions. The victory gave Canada its 13th gold medal, matching the mark for the most by any nation at a Winter Olympics. Canada Curling Norway Vancouver Men.
In the 11th end of the gold medal match, Swedish skip Anette Norberg achieves the double take out with her final stone.
She breaks the deadlock and propels Sweden past Switzerland to the gold medal by a score of Sergei Belano, Russia's women's curling coach, says he's convinced Alexander Krushelnitsky was slipped meldonium without his knowledge, leading to a positive doping test.
Krushelnitsky won bronze with his wife in mixed doubles. A Norwegian curler who lost out on the Olympic bronze medal to a Russian rival charged with doping said Tuesday that he feels robbed of his moment of glory; Russian Curling Federation executive accuses U. According to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, a procedure has been initiated against mixed doubles bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky for suspected doping. The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test.
Every four years, when the world tunes in to the Winter Games, curling draws in new fans. Curiosities rise about the sport's subtleties -- and what exactly you call the oversize puck it's a stone. USA Curling hopes to keep that enthusiasm up year-round. Canada caused a stir in its women's curling match vs. Denmark, using its option to remove a "burned stone" -- caused when a Danish player touched a stone in motion with her broom. With a triumphant hug and fist pump, Canada won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in curling mixed doubles, beating Switzerland on Tuesday in front of a roaring crowd of jubilant Canadians.
Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova fell hard on her backside, but the Russians climbed back to capture the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling by beating Norway on Tuesday.
Curling is once again on display at the Winter Olympics, yet the rules remain a bit of a mystery to many, including some current and former U. Frenchman Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9, points at the Decastar event in Talence, France, on Sunday.
Authorities say that two U. Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds Sunday. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue ran away with the ice dance title at the International Classic on Saturday night, totaling Olympic champion Beckie Scott stepped down from her position on the World Anti-Doping Agency's six-person compliance review committee a day after the panel recommended reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping agency.
To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? Media blitz keeps Olympic champs from curling Due to a whirlwind media tour that includes stops in New York and on the West Coast, the gold-medal-winning U. Prizes to Koreans with curling medalist's name Free flights and baseball tickets are just some of the freebies South Korean companies are offering to anyone named Yeong-mi, the first name of the lead sweeper for the women's curling team that won an unexpected silver medal at the Winter Olympics.
From Simpsons' prophetic curling call to Russians' gold-medal finale, Games come to close From the Russian men's hockey team's gold-medal finale to the continued celebrations in curling, we recap the last day of the Winter Olympics. Swedish women top S. Korea for curling gold The Swedish women won the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival, beating South Korea in nine ends. What all that yelling in curling is about As the U. Russian athletes dominate figure skating, U.
No more 'Shustering' for U. Russian curler stripped of bronze for doping Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after testing positive for meldonium, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Thursday. Curler's doping case to be heard Thursday The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will hear the doping case against Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky on Thursday.