Ever popular with the British public during an Olympic Winter Games, curling is a sport where players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area.
Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding eight stones across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. The aim is to get the highest score; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones.
Curling began Olympic life at the first Olympic Winter Games at Chamonix 1924, in which Team GB won gold, and returned at Nagano 1998. Since then, Team GB have won one further gold medal with Rhona Martin’s “stone of destiny” at Salt Lake City in 2002 before the double medal success of silver and bronze at Sochi 2014.