Myths and misconceptions about curling sport

In 2013, Russian curling sport celebrated 140 years, yet many Russian sports enthusiasts still have doubts about the sport. Most of the reason is due to a series of false prejudices about curling.

Many people believe that ice balls on ice that new sports appear. Actually this is one of the oldest games. The stone found at the bottom of the Scottish lake has a shape and weight suitable for curling, which confirms this. On the stone tablet engraved in 1511, is now considered the birth year of the game.

In Russia too, curling began playing 150 years ago. In 1873 in Moscow opened the first curling club of Russia, a branch of the Curling club from Scotland.

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Many people think that curling is a boring game. Completely not right. Curling is a complex sport, requiring accurate calculations. Very few people know that even preparing ice rinks to play curling is almost an art. The only suitable water for making a yard requires purity without impurities. On the completed runway, people spray tiny particles with geometric accuracy so that the athlete can grind the ice cube. Each stone weighs 20 kg.

Another myth is that curling is a sport for lazy people. In fact, ice-skating athletes are hard and energy intensive. After each training session it can take up to two kilograms of weight.

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The Russian women’s team hopes to win the Sochi Olympics gold prize, the men’s team also showed great achievements. Curling Federal President Russia Dmitry Svishchev said: “There is no weak team at the Olympics. All teams are very strong, almost all have equal qualifications. But the Russian team – both men and women – is ready to win with any team. At the European Championship last year we won all”.

Currently in Russia the curling subject is actively developing. In the country there are many curling clubs, where anyone can learn to play this great sport. Roll a heavy block of ice on the ice by rubbing the hard brush as popular as playing a famous bowling game. In fact, almost half of those who have seen curling matches before will come to this sport.