From John Shuster's Persistence To Rachel Homan's Disappointment, Every Olympic Curler Is On A Journey

Last November, my team played in a World Curling Tour event. Our team couldn’t be considered “competitive”—we play about one such event a year, whereas the good ones are looking at about a dozen weeks a year. We know what we’re doing; we’re just out of shape. Still, we finished 0-3 in our pool and out of championship…

Everything You Need To Know About 2018 Olympic Women's Curling

Olympic women’s curling begins Wednesday (extremely late Tuesday evening in North America) with Team USA playing Japan at 12:05 a.m. ET. Defending gold medal winner Canada’s first game will be against 2014 bronze medalists Great Britain at 6:05 a.m. ET. The top four teams after the 10-team round-robin will advance to…

Curling Fans Want You To Know Curling Isn't As Easy As It Looks

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It’s about 36 hours before the Opening Ceremony and in a stadium in the coastal city of Gangneung, there’s a packed house for the first event of the 2018 Olympics: mixed doubles curling. I assumed everyone in attendance would be there to extrapolate geopolitical tensions from a match between…

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Mixed Doubles Is Curling's Breezier, Equally Fun Version, And It Starts Tonight

Get jazzed: Curling will soon be on TV again in large amounts, the way the snow sports deities intended. For the 2018 Winter Olympics, there’s even more curling—not just because it’s great, but because a new variant has been added to the program, airing before the traditional four-person team curling begins. The first…

Olympic Curling Qualifier Gets Hamstrung By Politeness, Finishes With Insane Danish Shot 

One of curling’s unusual features, other than everything else, has been its politeness and sportsmanship. The first page of the official rulebook discusses The Spirit of Curling for a reason, as it points out that players should be the first to admit if they broke a rule. (Imagine if NBA or NHL players called their…

Nina Roth And John Shuster Win Olympic Curling Spots In A Nailbiting Trials

USA Curling held their Olympic trials over the past weekend and officially have their teams for Pyeongchang in 2018. The women’s team will be led by Nina Roth alongside Tabitha Peterson, Aileen Geving, and Becca Hamilton, in the first Olympics for everyone on that team. On the men’s side, well, strap the heck in…