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Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones.

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The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of “chess on ice

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Image result for curling teamStyle is huge in curling. The more colorful your pants are the better.
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Curling has been an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It currently includes men’s and women’s tournaments. A mixed doubles Olympic event was considered but rejected for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Mixed doubles has now been added to the Olympics in the most upcoming Olympic Games in 2018.
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current men’s rankings (top 10):
Association 2016/2017
Canada 1 678 0
Sweden 2 614 0
Norway 3 524 0
Scotland/GB 4 452 0
USA 5 400 1
Denmark 6 392 -1
Switzerland 7 364 0
China 8 351 0
Japan 9 304 0
Russia 10 268 0

current women’s rankings (top 10):
Association 2016/2017
Switzerland 1 686 0
Canada 2 652 0
Scotland/GB 3 498 1
Russia 4 487 1
Sweden 5 482 -2
Japan 6 412 0
USA 7 349 0
Denmark 8 337 0
Korea 9 325 1
China 10 310 -1

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The purpose of the game (other than having BIG fun with socializing afterwards) is to score points by getting stones closer to the house center, or the “button”, than the other team’s stones. Players from either team alternate in taking shots from the far side of the sheet. An end is complete when all eight rocks from each team have been delivered, a total of sixteen stones.

If the teams are tied at the end of the game, play continues for as many ends as may be required to break the tie. The winner is the team with the highest score after all ends have been completed. A game may be conceded if considered unwinnable.

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International competitive games are generally ten ends, so most of the national championships that send a representative to the World Championships or Olympics also play ten ends. There is a movement on the World Curling Tour to make the games only eight ends. Most tournaments on that tour are eight ends, as are the vast majority of recreational games.
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