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Curling is a team sport played by two teams of four players on a rectangular sheet of ice. Its nickname, “The Roaring Game”, originates from the rumbling sound the 44-pound (19.96kg) granite stones make when they travel across the ice.

Broom or brush

There are two types of broom. The most common is a brush or "push broom". The other is a corn/straw/Canadian broom, which, with long bristles, looks much like a normal broom.

Ice

For indoor tournaments the artificially created ice has its surface sprinkled with water droplets which freeze into tiny bumps on the surface. Called "pebbled ice", this surface helps the stone's grip and leads to more consistent curling.

Rink

The rink is 42.07m long and 4.28m wide with a target - or house - at either end.

Shoes

Special curling shoes are common; shoes should grip the ice well. While shooting, extremely slippery surfaces such as Teflon are used on the sliding foot. Some are built into the shoes and others are strapped on over the shoes.

Rock

Also known as a stone, a curling rock is made of rare, dense granite that is quarried on Scotland's Ailsa Craig. Each rock weighs 19.1kg and is polished.

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Curling - Men's Gold Medal Game - Canada vs Great Britain

Highlights of the Men's Curling gold medal game as Canada beat Great Britain to win the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

 

Medal Winners:
Gold: Canada
Silver: Great Britain

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Curling - Women's Gold Medal Game - Canada vs Sweden

Highlights of the Women's Curling gold medal game as Canada beat Sweden 6-3 to win the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

Medal Winners:
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden

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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Curling Men's Final

Canada wins gold defeating the Norwegian foursome 6-3 in the Olympic curling final. The powerhouse Norwegian team, in their celebrated flamboyant trousers were unable to overcome the incumbant Olympic curling champions. Kevin Martin’s team successfully defended their country’s gold from Turin and achieved an unbeaten 11-game run. The 6-3 victory gave Canada its 13th gold medal, matching the mark for the most by any nation at a Winter Olympics.
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Sweden Earns Gold In Extra Ends

Sweden, Canada, Norway and Switzerland advance to the medal round in women's curling at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. 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 7-6. In the bronze medal game, Canada cruise past Norway 11-5. Curling Women's Highlights - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - SWE, SUI, CAN
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Norway Claims 1st Curling Gold

At the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, Pal Trulsen leads Norway to a surprising victory over Canada. In a very tight finish, the Norwegian team triumphs 6-5 over team Canada, earning the first curling medal for their country. The Canadians claim their second consecutive silver medal. Switzerland earns the bronze in an earlier match. Curling Men's Medal Ceremony - Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics - NOR, CAN, SUI
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Canadians Take First Women's Curling Gold Home

At the Nanago 1998 Winter Games, women's curling was included in the Olympic program for the first time. Sandra Schmirler along with teammates went down in history by claiming the first gold medal for Canada. The Canadians claimed the Olympic tilte by triumphing 7-5 over the Danish team, who settled for the silver medal. Curling Women's Final - Nanago 1998 Winter Olympics - CAN, DEN, SWE

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