What do you know about curling and ice hockey?
Let’s find out the difference between these two sports in the following article!
Curling is played between two teams. There are 4 players in each team. The goal of the game is to collect most of the points by sliding granite, also known as rock, along an iceberg and going straight to the marked target at the end of the plate. The marks are circular and are made up of four overlapping rings.
Each team is allocated eight stones, this creates two opportunities for each player. Points are awarded on the basis of the proximity of the stone to the goal. This process continues until both teams have exhausted their eight allocated stones. This exhaustion is called ending, and a curling game consists of eight to ten general ending.
The task of the manager is to help the stone approach as close as possible to the desired goal. Curling is a game in which all players must work together to strategize and plan accordingly, to get the best possible results.
Ice hockey is a sport played between two teams of six players each. Ice hockey is played by sliding up and down the ice rink to chase a rubber ball, when obtained, must be put into the opponent’s net with a stick, to score a goal. The purpose of this game is to score more goals than the other teams to win. The game lasts for sixty minutes, divided into three twenty minutes periods.
Each time, the match starts from the center circle, where the referee drops the ball. The referee is the person who runs the match. The referee’s duty is to ensure that the game is played according to the rules and the spirit. In addition, the umpire has the authority to sanction a player, an illegal offender in the game, according to the rules book.
Because ice hockey is played on ice, the game is actually very fast and intense, and also inevitable physical contact. This sport is very popular on the North American continent, in which Canada and the United States are sharp exponents. Meanwhile, in Europe, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden are known as big names, when it comes to ice hockey.
In fact, since the 1920 Olympics, these European and North American teams have won a staggering sixty Olympic medals among them. Moreover, all twelve Olympic medals in the women’s category so far have belonged to none other than these seven countries.