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Stories with subject: Curling
  • Unusual sport of curling finds foothold on Mid-South ice 
    Updated: May-02-15 2:23 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - For most people, curling is that weird ice sport - game? activity? - encountered every four years during the Winter Olympics. It's the event in which two people with brooms sweep away at the ice while what appears to be a giant hockey puck shaped like a teakettle slides toward a target. To the untrained eye of the average television viewer, the sweeping appears to be hypnotically pointless busywork. It looks less practical than magical, as if it were a ritual suitable to that other sport involving brooms, Harry Potter's Quidditch.