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# Olympics Curling

## Curling is similar to shuffleboard. Players try to slide a stone across a sheet of ice into a target area, using brooms to manipulate the ice surface and "curl" the stone. It has been an Olympic sport since 1998.

###### 73 Questions

If the effort force for lever is 50 Newtons then what would be the resistance force Assme no friction IMAAMA?

If the effort force for a lever is 50 Newtons and there is no friction, then the resistance force would also be 50 Newtons in an ideal situation with a first-class lever and IMAAMA. This is because in this case, the input force (effort force) is equal to the output force (resistance force) due to the principle of moments.

What is 'curling' in French?

Curling, as an Olympic ice sport, is the same word in English and in French.

What is the sweeping brush called in curling?

Sweeping creates uses friction to warm the ice surface, creating a (very - as in pretty much microscopic) thin layer of water on which the stone 'glides'. Contrary to popular belief you cannot actually speed the rock up; rather you increase the time it takes for the rock to slow down and come to a complete stop making it travel farther than it would have, had it not been swept.

There are also two basic types of brooms: hair and synthetic. The jury's still out debating which one is better but generally:

- Synthetic is best used sweeping closest to the stone as it is easier to sweep with, allowing for more pressure and speed = more effective

- Hair brooms are great in frosty conditions or sweeping in front of the synthetic broom. Their major downfall is that the hairs tend to fall out and get stuck under the rocks, causing them to 'pick' - a curler's nightmare. This is another reason that a synthetic broom is used to sweep closer to the rock as it can 'sweep away' those hairs that have fallen out.

There have been books written on the purpose of sweeping, proper technique and which brooms to use but this is the 'Coles Notes' version - enjoy.

How far a distance is in curling?

The centers of the targets (called the "house") are 114 feet apart. The distance from one hack (the black foothold that looks like a starting block) to the center of the house on the opposite end of the ice is 126 feet.

What is the job of a skip in a curling team?

The skip acts as the team captain. The skip forms the strategy and "calls" each shot, telling the shooter where he wants the rock to end up, and where to aim. As the rock travels down the ice, the skip watches the "line" of the rock (the trajectory it's on) and tells the sweepers to sweep if the rock looks like it's going to curl too much (sweeping makes a rock travel straighter). The skip shoots the team's last 2 rocks in an end (which is like an "inning"), and the third holds the broom for him to aim at.

What events are in curling?

In the Olympics, there is simply a men's competition and a women's competition. There are mixed (2 men and 2 women per team) competitions in certain countries, and mixed doubles (2-person teams with 1 man and 1 woman) recently became a world-championship event, but these formats are not yet part of the olympics

When and where did curling become an official sport of the olympic games?

Curling became on official Olympics sport in 1998 (Nagano). Curling appeared in the Olympics a few times before that: as an official sport in 1924 (although only 3 teams played), and as a demonstration sport a handful of times in between.

What is the playing surface in curling called?

The playing area is called a "sheet" of ice, so a curling club with 4 playing areas is said to have 4 sheets. The actual ice surface is different than normal hockey/figure skating ice in that it has tiny bumps all over, called the "pebble," that reduce the friction between the ice and the 42 lb granite stones.

What does the stone have to get to be in the play in curling?

The sport of curling is superficially similar to shuffleboard, except that the scoring is different, and there are players who can affect (steer) the stone by using brooms to brush the ice surface in front of it as it slides.

Where was the oldest curling stone found?

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh (1735)

What is the point of curling?

The goal is to score more points than your opponent. You score points by getting your rocks closer to the button (center circle) than their rocks, or more of your rocks in a scoring position that they get over the duration of play.

What country first introduced curling?

I'm not totally sure put I think it started in Europe :)

Who first started the game curling?

The most widely-held view is that the Scottish invented curling, so most people would say the Scottish invented the curling rock. Modern curling rocks are much more consistent in terms of shape and weight, but they all come from the same special granite quarry in Scotland.

How many people in a curling team?

4. They shoot in order in every end. Lead, second, third, skip. In professional and olympic curling there is also an alternate that is part of the team, but there are only 4 players at a time.

Curling stones are made by a company called Kays of Scotland, which is located in southwest Scotland. The granite that the company uses to make the stones is mined from Ailsa Craig, a small island off the west coast of Scotland.

Curling stones are also made in Canada by Canadian Curling Stone Co., which uses granite from Trefor quarry in Wales, U.K.

How do you set up a curling league schedule for 8 teams on 4 sheets of ice?

The USBC has already done all the work for you. If you check out their site, they have formats for every combination. Just select the number of weeks that you need. See link below for more information.

Set it up to play 3 times against all the other teams in the league and have 7 position rounds scattered throughout saving a position round for the last night to add excitement. The easiest way is to get an ABC chart and follow their schedule.

well first u need to know wat the heck ur doin and have at least two ppl helpin and
u need to see how u can go bowling with work and other activites.

What do you call a curling team?

A curling tournament is typically called a "bonspiel", sometimes shortened to "spiel." An exception is that qualifying tournaments for national or world championships are typically called "playdowns," with the act of competing in such a tournament called "playing down."

How do you keep score in curling?

You score by having the closest stone to the center of the scoring area (the "house") at the end of each round ("end"). You score a point for every stone that is closer to the center than your opponent's closest. So, the maximum number of points you can score in one end is 8, if all of your rocks are inside or touching the house, and your opponent doesn't have any rocks closer than any of yours. A typical score is 1 to 3 points. 4 or more is considered a "big end."

What are the brooms used for curling?

Sweeping the ice quickly can warm up the ice and create a thin film of water, which helps the rock to go farther and into the house (a.k.a. target). Sweeping also makes the rock curl less as it travels down the ice, allowing you to help a rock travel straighter if it looks like it will curl too much for the result you wanted.

How are points awarded in Olympic curling?

An Olympic curling game is separated into 10 rounds called "ends." An end is complete when all 16 stones (8 for each team) have come to rest. The score for that end is then taken. Whichever team is closest to the center of the house (the scoring area that looks like a target) scores. The amount of points they get is equal to the number of stones they have that are closer to the center than the opponent's closest. A couple of examples: if red has 3 stones in the house and yellow has none, then red scores 3. If red has 5 stones in the house--one of them being the closest--but yellow has a stone that is closer than 4 of the red stones, then red only scores 1.

Where is curling played now?

Curling is played to some extent in at least 50 countries; there are currently 50 countries belonging to the World Curling Federation (the international governing body for curling). Besides the U.S. and Canada, most of the WCF member countries are European. A few exceptions are China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Curling_Federation

Where do they make curling stones?

Curling stones are made of a very specific type of granite mined from one of two quarries in the United Kingdom: Ailsa Craig, a small island off the coast of Scotland, and Trefor Quarry in Wales.

Who won the gold for women curling in the 2010 Olympics?

Great Britain won gold in women's curling at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.

Switzerland won silver and Canada won bronze.

Where is light on curling stone handle?

The lights are on the lower round plastic part of the handle, just in front of and to either side of where the actual part you grab meets it.

The lights are used to indicate hog line violations.

The "hog line" is the thick line running across the sheet 15 feet out from the house. The rock must be released from the shooter's hand before the rock reaches the hog line. If the rock is not released in time, it's called a "hog line violation" or "hogged rock," and the rock must be removed from play immediately, with no do-over of the shot.

It used to be that an official would sit at the hog line and watch for violations, but that was subject to human error. Now, at major national and international competitions, electronic touch-sensitive handles are used instead. Green lights illuminate if the rock is released before the hog line. Red lights flash if the rock is not released in time.

Why do they seeep ice in curling?

The friction from sweeping creates a tiny film of water on the ice that reduces the friction between the stone and the ice. The effects are that the stone travels both farther (up to 8 or 10 feet farther) and straighter ("curls less"). Whether one or both or neither of these effects are desired determines whether the team will sweep a stone.