• Why curlers sweep the ice in the Olympics

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    In curling, a 42-pound stone is pushed down a sheet of ice, while two players sweep the surface in front of the stone.
    The goal is to get the stone closest to the target, called a 'house."
    Sweeping warms up the ice and reduces friction, which makes the rock curl less and therefore move straighter.
    Curling is one of the more unusual sports of the Winter Olympic, often drawing comparisons to shuffleboard, but played on ice.
    A roughly 42-pound curling rock, or stone, is pushed then slides down a sheet of ice, while two players furiously sweep the surface in front of the stone. The sweeping...
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