Curling has become one of the most loved sports at this year’s Winter Olympics. Here’s everything you need to know about the sport that requires stability and precision
Curlyappearing at the second Winter Olympics, is an engaging and tactical sport that has grown in popularity this year.
There are three medal events at Beijing 2022Each country is joined by 10 countries, with 114 competitors set to participate.
Mixed dual format – where Team GB loves Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat their Olympic debut – was featured at the last Olympics in Pyeongchang, participating in men’s and women’s team competitions.
Each men’s and women’s team consists of four competing members and one reserve member. Here are the rules of the game…
What is curling – the rules explained?
In a game of foosball, the player slides the stones along an iceberg towards a target, called a house. There are eight stones per team and the game is played over ten endings – however teams may concede a goal sooner depending on the deficit.
The stones in the men’s and women’s game are assigned in the order of first, second and third with the skip missing the last two.
Teams score points based on how much closer their kicks are to home than other teams.
The rules for mixed doubles, played on eight heads, are slightly different. Two stones are placed on the ice in front of each end and the players hand out five stones to each team, choosing for themselves which of them gives the first and the fifth.
The other player switches three stones between turns.
The team that wins the previous round will play first in the next round, meaning the team that doesn’t score has the advantage of the last stone, called the “hammer”.
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Hammer is an important part of curling. The team with the hammer can throw the last stone of each end, which is a significant advantage, also known as the Last Stone Advantage (LSD).
This means they can put up the last stone of an endgame and have the edge to score at least one point and potentially win that match.
The team that doesn’t score in the end time gets the hammer in the next round – because of this rule, sometimes teams try to avoid scoring a single point, preferring to keep the hammer and score more points in their turn. next.
The hammer is kept if neither team scores. In the tetanus hammer championship is decided by a tie to the button with two players from each team delivering a stone as close to the center of the house as possible.
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