Canada's Curling Skip Gets Emotional While Watching Final Shot

Jennifer Jones's final stone wrapped up a 6-3 victory for her team in today's gold medal match against Sweden, capping off the Canadian team's unbeaten Olympic run. While watching her shot slide down the ice, the 39-year-old Jones couldn't help but get a little emotional. One thing that's cool about the Olympics is… »2/20/14 12:20pm2/20/14 12:20pm

A Hater's Guide to Olympic Curling: Sochi 2014

[Back in December, I wrote a Hater's Guide to the Roar of the Rings Team Canada qualification tournament. It was an unexpected hit! People who didn't give a shit about curling actually read the whole thing, and pretty much everyone in the curling community shared it, read it, or called me an asshole. One Rachel Homan… »2/11/14 4:02pm2/11/14 4:02pm

Great Britain Demolished The U.S. With An Olympic Curling Record

You only get eight stones in each end of curling. So how often does a team score seven points in an end, as Great Britain did against the U.S. in Sochi? It's rare at the lowest levels of competition, and until today, when it went down in the fourth end of a 12-3 Team GB win, had never happened at the Olympics. Good… »2/11/14 12:20pm2/11/14 12:20pm

Canadian Curlers Mock Teammate's Bad Throw Behind His Back

Canada has made every men's curling final in the history of the sport at the Olympics, so expectations are high for Brad Jacobs's squad in Sochi. But the Canucks ran into an unexpected challenge this morning during their match with Germany in a disastrous ninth end, one that wasn't helped at all by E.J. Harnden's poor… »2/10/14 9:30am2/10/14 9:30am

What Is Going On With All The Doping In Wheelchair Curling?

Stop reading right now if you'd like to believe that curling, or the Paralympics, or frigging Paralympic Curling is the last bastion of drug-free sports in the world today. Nothing is pure anymore. Jim Armstrong, a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and skip of Canada's 2010 Paralympic gold medal team, will… »3/16/12 10:40am3/16/12 10:40am

Curling "Grudge Match" Outdraws NHL Game By Half A Million Viewers

There was a big curling game last night at the Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. So big, in fact, that the Winnipeg Free-Press called it a "battle royale,", the Toronto Sun called it a "grudge match," and The Curling News wondered if it could be "the most compelling women's game in curling… »2/25/11 2:45pm2/25/11 2:45pm