Красноярская универсиада 2019 года

2-12 MARCH 2019

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    Curling

    Curling is a team sport played on ice. Two teams take turns sliding special heavy granite blocks (called stones) toward the target (house) marked on the ice. Each team has five players: four main players and one substitute.Each team seeks to place its stones as close to the center of the house as possible. The curling match consists of 10 periods that are called “ends” in curling.

    Sports Disciplines included into the Winter Universiade 2019

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    COMPETITION FORMAT

    Each team has five players: four main players and one substitute.Each team seeks to place its stones as close to the center of the house as possible. The curling match consists of 10 periods that are called “ends” in curling.

    Men
    Men's tournament up to 10 Teams
    Women
    Women's tournamentu up to 10 Teams

    Facts

    Scotland is the most recognized nation in curling.

     

    The earliest mentions of curling go back to the 16th century.

     

    Curling stones are made of granite, and their mass varies from 17.24 to 19.96 kg.

     

    Granite for curling stones is found in Canada and Germany.

    History

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    Curling originated in Scotland at the beginning of the 16th century, the actual confirmation of the existence of this sport game is a curling sports equipment (stone) bearing the production date ("1511") on its surface found on the bottom of a drained pond in Dunblane. The first chronicle mentions of curling were found in medieval monastery books dated 1541 preserved in the Scottish Paisley Abbey.

    Throughout the world, curling is very popular. It is played by 3 million people. The main countries where this sport is most developed: Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden and Russia.