Korea’s Team Kim makes triumphant Olympic return



We’ve documented the trials and tribulations that Korea’s Team Kim Eun-jung experienced during and after their Olympic silver medal. Well, now we get to hear about the happy part of their story. The part where Team Kim earned its way back to the Olympics. We are joined by coach Peter Gallant and curling consultant Melvin Lee to discuss Team Kim’s journey to qualify for Beijing and the new support system they have in place for this Olympics. This led to a discussion of governance in curling and how it’s changed since curling became an Olympic sport.

The remarkable return of Korea’s Team Kim
Our interview with Team Kim coach Lim Myung-sup
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Meet the mixed doubles curling teams at the 2022 Olympics



The Olympic mixed doubles field features some familiar faces from 2018, some of the game’s best shooters and two countries making their Olympic debut.

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Curling in Australia with Tahli Gill’s mom, Lyn
Mixed doubles curling with Anna Fowler


Welcome to curling! Frequently Asked Questions



Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. Why do curling players sweep? Who are the greatest curlers of all time? Where can I follow curling during and after the Olympics? Get the answers to these questions and more in this episode.

Additional episodes in this series go deeper into the game of curling, including the rules, strategy, terminology and history of the game.

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Resources Mentioned
CurlingZone
The Curling News
TSN
Sportsnet
DoubleTakeout
2 Girls and a Game
Game of Stones
Curling Legends
From the Hack
Extra Extra End
Coaching Kids Curling
Empowered Performance for Curlers
Inside Curling
CurlingGeek (on Twitter)
CurlingClips (on Twitter)
TwineTime (on Twitter)
Devin Heroux


Welcome to curling!: How you can try curling



Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. In this episode, we tell you how you can try curling, why we love it and why it offers something for everyone. We are joined by Alice Kloker, a recreational curler from England.

Additional episodes in this series go deeper into the game of curling, including the rules, strategy, terminology and history of the game.

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Welcome to curling! How curling became an Olympic sport (History part 2)



Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. In this episode, we cover the modern history of curling and how the game has professionalized since becoming part of the full Olympic program in 1998. We are joined by Ryan Nagelhout, a sports writer and podcaster who covers Buffalo sports.

Additional episodes in this series go deeper into the game of curling, including the rules, strategy and terminology of the game.

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Welcome to curling! The origin of the sport (History part 1)



Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. In this episode, we cover the history of the sport from the frozen lochs of Scotland through its evolution into what we recognize today. We are joined by Ryan Nagelhout, a sports writer and podcaster who covers Buffalo sports.

Additional episodes in this series go deeper into the game of curling, including the rules, strategy and terminology of the game.

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Ryan at The Gooses Roost


Welcome to curling! Strategy and tactics you’ll see during Olympic curling



Our Welcome to Curling series is designed to help newcomers to the sport understand what they’re watching during the 2022 Olympics and beyond. This episode goes into the strategies and tactics teams will use to try to capture gold in Beijing. For this episode, we are joined by Alex Freedman, play-by-play announcer for the Oklahoma City Dodgers Triple-A baseball team.

Additional episodes in this series go deeper into the game of curling, including the rules, terminology and history of the game.

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