Wanderings.net Blog: Curling in the 2006 Winter Olympics

Watching Curling, a very strange Olympic sport. The object is to slide a granite "stone" down an alley of ice, resting as close as possible to a bulls-eye at the other end. Two teams of four slide eight stones per team, alternating turns. It's a lot like shuffleboard, if I remember that game right. Consequently, curling seems like an old folks' game. It's quite cerebral, more so than a lot of the other sports I've been watching during the Olympics. The pace is slow and the players polite. Lots of strategy and discussion. As such, it's not much of an American sport. But those on our northern border just love it, and they have just won Olympic gold over Finland. Viva la Canada!

To learn more, explore CurlingBasics.com.