Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Curling is underway at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
GBR vs SWE
NOR vs CAN
USA vs GER
SWI vs DEN
CAN vs GER
CHN vs FRA
USA vs NOR
All these match-ups are slated for action today. I'm watching the US take on Germany right now, and it's pretty much stopped time for the seven of us in the room. If you've never seen curling before, here's a little breakdown of how it works.
The game is played down a lane of ice, and the point is to get your curling stone the closest to the center of the target at the end. Each team gets 8 alternating throws, over 10 ends (or frames). Once the stone is thrown by one team member, the other 3 may use their brooms to smooth out the ice to further the stone along. The teams go back and forth, and have 73 minutes to complete all their throws in the 10 frames.
Pretty weak explanation of the sport, but that's basically curling in a nutshell. So enjoy the Games.