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Curling: how the Scots keep their GB team’s medal hopes on ice (part 03)

Forged relationships of friendships and communities are often more important than economic returns. These bonds undergo generations because expertise and knowledge are passed from generation to generation or community to community.

As Daniel Tarschys, former secretary-general of the Council of Europe, pointed out: The Hidden Faces of sport are tens of thousands of enthusiasts find in sport an areato satisfy and exchange. community life or the perfect school to create democracy. This was probably something that only realized when small skating rinks were threatened to shut in favor of larger city-based commercial rinks.Curling’s pedigree in Scotland precedes the date of the primary Winter Olympic Games. referred to as Ro Roarin’s Game for the sound of the stones making on ice, the source of the curvature is debated but it’sone amonga minimum of four sports that Scotland features a cultural right to fight. Stirling’s Smith Museum and gallery claims to possess the world’s oldest curling stone, dating back to 1511.At just one occasion, hairdressing was the foremost popular sport in Scotland – more popular than soccer. The Caledonia Royal Curling Club, granted charter in 1843, has grown from 28 affiliated clubs and 893 members in 1838 to 465 affiliated clubs and quite 18,000 members by year. 1888. Today there are still quite 150 hairdressing clubs in Scotland.Next »

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Curling: how the Scots keep their GB team’s medal hopes on ice

Jenny Jones’ bronze medal in women’s snowboard skiing sparked excitement in the UK for Sochi games after much controversy over costs and concerns over human rights and security in Russia. Jones’ success was Britain’s first snow medal. Ice is the traditional winning field with our last two gold medals coming from skeleton in 2006 and curling in 2002.


Curling continues to be an important component of Britain’s medal hopes. Both men’s and women’s curling teams are heavyweight candidates for a spot on the podium of glory. After investing £ 14 million, more than twice as much spent preparing for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Liz Nicholl, chief executive of British Sports, said: “ If we get to those three is of great significance. The official goal is three to seven medals. But curling represents more than British medal hopes, it has an important function in society – something worth remembering in the politics surrounding games.
Political sports
All major sporting events deliver the same political message they have from Vancouver to Sochi, South Africa to Brazil where the FIFA World Cup will take place this summer. On Friday, David Cameron and Alex Salmond debated the politics of London 2012 and the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Speaking from Olympic Park, Cameron made Team GB’s plea to keep the red, white and blue colors together.