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Randolph Dilloway
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Default Winter Olympics 2018: What is curling and how do you play? Here's a cheat sheet

Curling is quietly one of the most fun parts of the Winter Olympics. Here's how to follow the action

Feb 6, 2018 4 min read

https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/n...a-cheat-sheet/

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http://iowapublicradio.org/post/its-...mpics#stream/0
 
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Doping In Curling? What Just Happened In Korea (And When Will We Ever Learn?!)

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-we-ever-learn

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Okay, a quick summary first: one of the Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics has tested positive for Meldonium. On two different probes. There is no way to explain that away, Alexander Krushelnitsky did have Meldonium in his body.

But he was also tested for the same substance just before leaving Russia for Japan (where the athletes were training) and he was clean then. So he must have ingested that during the past two weeks while already abroad.

Wait, it gets better! The dosage detected is the equivalent of one dose only. Not only that, but Meldonium increases blood-flow and helps athletes who engage is extremely high intensity sports.

Have you ever seen a curling match?
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...-we-ever-learn

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Have you ever seen a curling match?
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It's In Their Blood: Siblings Eye 1st Mixed Curling Gold At Winter Olympics
JAN 31, 2018


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When Matt and Becca Hamilton are on the ice together, it's pure chemistry. The brother and sister compete in curling, the "roaring game" where players take turns lunging down a sheet of ice, pushing a 44-pound rock.

They sweep the ice with a special broom to help glide the rock to a target, known as the house. The team that ends up with rocks closest to the center of the house gets the points. It's similar to shuffleboard or even bocce ball.

"It's almost poetic," Matt, 27, says. "All you can hear is your broom sliding on the ice, and the rock sliding, the occasional sound of rocks hitting each other. It's kind of serene. It was very Zen."
 
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