7 reasons why we all love curling

26 November 2014 / 17:21

Team GB success

Nothing is better to watch at an Olympics than Team GB doing well and Sochi 2014 was no different as both men’s and women’s curling rinks came home with medals.

And Britain are certainly no stranger to Olympic curling success having won gold in the men’s event at the very first Winter Games at Chamonix 1924 and then again in 2002 at Salt Lake City with Rhona Martin supplying the final stone drama.


Norway’s trousers

The Norwegian curling team’s habit of sporting rather loud trousers has become something of a signature at the Olympics. It’s easy to see why they’ve picked up some attention.


Becomes a national obsession

From 5am alarms to make-shift games in the office, Britain goes curling crazy during the Winter Olympics.


Final stone drama

If there’s one thing all sports fans love, it’s drama - and lots of it. Curling provides this in abundance with many games going down to the wire.

On two occasions in two days in Sochi, David Murdoch’s knock-out matches versus Norway and Sweden went down to the final stone but the Team GB skip held his nerve to help clinch the silver medal.


Even Homer Simpson’s a fan


Play at home

You’re only a flat surface, two brooms and an effective curling stone replacement away from hosting your own match at home, work or wherever you like. The Team GB fans certainly got creative during Sochi!


Seriously, Norway’s trousers

Just look at how magnificent they are…