10 Things to know about Olympic Curling

06 November 2013 / 12:00

ice cube curling centre Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014 Venue: Ice Cube Curling Center

Gold medals on offer: 2

Number of Team GB athletes: Men: 5 Women: 4 (one more TBC)

The earliest reports of curling came from Paisley Abbey, Scotland, in 1541. In the 1600s, stones with handles were introduced in all shapes and sizes. Rounded stones, similar to those currently used, appeared in the 19th century.


End: The way a match is divided. An extra end is required if the scores are level after ten

Hammer: The last stone of the end

House: The bulls eye at either end of the sheet

Rink: The name given to a team

Stone: The granite rock delivered down the ice

Sheet: The ice on which the game is played

Olympic Guide to Curling