Curling the game with the ice
And the rocks And the sweeping
And the yelling Each game starts with a handshake
And a coin flip to determine who goes first Then two teams will take turns throwing 44
pound stones down a sheet of ice The target? A 12 foot house. It looks like
a bullseye. Just under 150 feet away.
Each team throws 8 rocks And the team closest to the centre after all
the rocks are thrown will score the points This process is repeated for 6 to 10 rounds
called “ends” until one team is victorious
It’s just that simple. Or is it? Each team has a captain called The Skip
Like a general on the battle field, he calls the shots to best ensure victory
Stones are delivered with a predetermined rotation so they actually curl as they travel
the ice. Of course this is why the sport is called
Curling! Over the course of each end, players can throw
guards to guard the house… Draws to try and score
Or takeouts to remove the opponents stone The skip then spends the rest of the time
yelling like a crazy person but what they are actually doing is EMPHATICALLY advising their players
to brush the ice in front of the stone Brushing can change the speed and direction
of the shot After each team throws its 8 stones the team
closet to the centre of the house will score OR….
If they have more than one rock closer than the other team, they count as well.
Once all of the ends have been played The team that has the most points wins!
Aside from a few dozen other details that’s all there is to it!

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling

89 thoughts on “Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling

  • August 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm
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    haha really enjoyed the video and I'm a curler.
    Greetings from Switzerland

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  • September 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm
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    Great short vid!   

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  • September 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm
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    Pretty good.

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  • October 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm
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    I wish the video was Closed Caption so it could be used in junction with a power point presentation to hearing impaired students on the sport of curling.

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  • December 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm
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    I LOVE CURLING <33333

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  • March 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm
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    Doesn't really do the strategy justice… Kind of forgot one of the most important parts: scoring means you don't have hammer in the next end. So scoring one point when you have the hammer is kind of like losing the end; it's called a "force".

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  • January 2, 2016 at 4:52 am
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    People gotta stop talking shit about curling it's actually really cool

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  • January 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm
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    Can someone tell me is curling easy/fun for children?
    I am going on a 4 feild trips this year for curling and I want to know? Because I'm afraid I will be bad at it and I won't enjoy it!
    Please help!

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  • January 21, 2016 at 4:52 am
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    It doesn't fully explain the brushing part though how does help the rock that needs more explaining

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  • February 13, 2016 at 2:17 am
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    I never understood this game until now 🤔

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  • April 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm
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    that's it!!!

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  • July 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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    I love curling my dream is to go and compete in the olympics

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  • July 13, 2016 at 4:55 am
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    I'm just here so i can tell the people who tell me to understand the game first before mocking it that I understand the game. And its still shit.

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  • March 10, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    AHAHAHAHA !!!! how can this be a sport (YAWN)  ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZ

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  • April 8, 2017 at 1:23 am
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    So annoying , delete it.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm
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    Basically… all the yelling is a single word…. hard, haaaard , HAAAAAARD. LOL

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  • August 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    They make it sound so childish

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  • December 1, 2017 at 4:43 am
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    Darts, bowling, pool, archery all rolled into one. Pretty cool.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    I find this a VERY useful guide! 😀

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  • January 22, 2018 at 10:31 am
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    JESUS BLOODY CHRIST THIS IS ACTUALLY IN THE OLYMPICS? WHO TF PUT IT THERE

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  • February 8, 2018 at 2:13 am
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    This was very informative I can’t wait to get high and watch this in the olympics

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  • February 9, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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    1:47 even their dance is weird

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  • February 11, 2018 at 4:36 am
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    informative…I needed to know this stuff while I'm watching Olympic curling. Didn't know what I was watching, just knew it was interesting.

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  • February 14, 2018 at 1:13 am
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    I originally watched curling as a troll but just like pool i absolutely love it now

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  • February 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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    What a stupid game! White people 🙄

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  • February 14, 2018 at 11:26 pm
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    So far the clearest & most concise explanation I've seen so far of this otherwise seemingly pointless sport…

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  • February 15, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    Why the silly pants, though?
    Also, do teams carry all those heavy stones around to every match, or do you use stones provided by the rink facility? Are all the stones completely equal or are some crappier than others?
    Lastly, isn't this really just shuffleboard on ice?

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  • February 16, 2018 at 12:49 am
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    I was hoping this would seem like less of a stupid sport after I learned the rules. Now it just seems stupider.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    Really?

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  • February 17, 2018 at 2:35 am
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    It’s actually pretty cool

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  • February 18, 2018 at 6:38 am
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    its just like shuffle board

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  • February 18, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    My cousin is a curler he plays to sweden

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  • February 20, 2018 at 6:33 am
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    The extra rules toward the end says "the winning team shall by the loosing team a beverage"

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  • February 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm
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    curling sounds fun

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  • February 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm
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    You can have it

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  • February 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    So this is a sport but Marching Band isn't? Seems stupid.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 2:53 am
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    Worst thing invented

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  • February 22, 2018 at 5:18 am
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    Look out Olympics here I come

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  • February 22, 2018 at 12:32 pm
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    This is wrong males and females aren't in the same teams.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    It's kinda like shuffle board but with Ice

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  • February 23, 2018 at 1:00 am
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    It looks super super cool to me

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  • February 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm
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    More like sweeping

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  • February 24, 2018 at 3:27 am
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    Digimon World 1 has a curling mini game; the only one yelling was me when the NPC beats me

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  • February 24, 2018 at 3:46 am
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    I'd rather stick my dick in a blender than watch this sport.

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  • February 24, 2018 at 4:12 am
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    SSSHHVVEEEEEEPPPPP SSHHHVVEEEEEEEPP!!!!!!!

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  • February 24, 2018 at 6:18 am
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    I don’t know why but I love watching curling, that and snowboarding are the only things I watch in the winter games

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  • February 24, 2018 at 6:22 am
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    Fred Flinstones was a genius to invent an olympic sport!

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  • February 24, 2018 at 6:58 am
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    still confusing and pointless

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  • February 24, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    Nice

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  • February 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm
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    i love watching curling. i dont know why people hate it so much

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  • February 24, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    not a sport, just a game

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  • February 25, 2018 at 4:13 am
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    I didn't know this sport existed. I thought they were cleaning the floors with squeezes.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 4:26 am
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    Hard harddeerrr haaarrarardddeeerrrerr HHAHAHARARAARARADDDADDDEEREEE

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  • February 25, 2018 at 6:26 am
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    LET’S GO TEAM USA!!! 🇺🇸🥇🇺🇸🥇🔥

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  • February 26, 2018 at 1:29 am
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    Hello from Greece. I am one new fan of this beautiful sport. Unfortunelly Curling isn't popular in my country. I watched winter olympic games and many more curling games. I have one question about rules. I learn that in two first steps every team can place their stone as guard BUT the other team in same two rounds cant make takeout in guards. Can touch the stones but cant removes them. So, if by mistake the guards removes what is the penalty? ( im soorry for my bad english)

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  • February 26, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    World Champions! USA! 🇺🇸

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  • February 27, 2018 at 7:33 am
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    Who invented this shit?

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  • February 27, 2018 at 9:19 pm
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    Lol, very nice fun video! I must admit, the first time I saw curling on tv couple of years ago I thought: "What the bloody hell is this?? This is just as boring as baseball!"
    Now I see it's not boring like baseball at all. Not by faaaaaaaaar….

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  • February 28, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    What does the brushing to the floor do though? Does it roughen up the ice to make the ball slow down?

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  • March 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    ur explanation is shit

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  • March 5, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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    alright so I guess I'm just going to ask, what happens if the people brushing the ice in front of the stone accidentally touch it?

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  • March 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    Useless sport.

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  • March 28, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    Brasil

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  • April 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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    the way describing women is so so SO typical and misogynous. We have seen so many women on the ice who have poker face, or frown, sharing opinions and trying to make the best strategy. They are professional. Stop putting women into limitation.

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  • July 3, 2018 at 4:17 pm
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    I thought American football was a stupid idea of a pussy rugby. Wait till they here about this.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 6:47 am
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    Thankss. Im fan curling from Malaysia😃👍

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  • August 18, 2018 at 10:52 am
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    Yes FKm
    AMH

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  • August 24, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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    So curling is like bocce/boules, only played on ice, with oval-ish stones instead of balls, and (some of) the players have to use brooms to basically "clean" the path that the stone is taking towards the center, or otherwise making it smoother for the stone for having it as near to the center as possible. Got it!

    This is how an explanatory video is made: quick, essential, but at the same time clear and easy to comprehend!! Congratulations!! ^^

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  • October 30, 2018 at 12:15 am
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    curling? i'd rather watch someone drooling

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  • November 4, 2018 at 8:46 am
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    One time my mother went to say "curling" & she couldn't remember the word so she said "the teapot push 'n sweep"

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  • December 8, 2018 at 9:00 am
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    Going to do curling today and this video is EPIC!

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  • December 22, 2018 at 11:21 am
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    I'm from Indonesia. Just found this found in random Xperia z3 review

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  • December 26, 2018 at 5:07 am
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    So like lawn bowls but on ice with broom sticks

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  • January 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    Thanks ! This was helpful were playing curling next week and im confusion so.

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  • February 8, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    Net time we'll have extreme ironing as an official sport in the olimpics.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    NIce.

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  • February 24, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    This sounds like they make the rules up as they go along.

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  • February 26, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    OMG, 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢🤪😱😭😭😤😝😜😛😛😛😛😛😛😛

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  • February 27, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    Like si lo tienes que acer por tarea

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  • March 5, 2019 at 4:37 am
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    I am here because of Netflix Loser series.. had no idea this sport was real but them again I live in the Caribbean… and it's 30°C during the day

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  • March 12, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    I play Curling

    Swiss

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  • April 17, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    Curling 🥌is a sport I didn’t know bout

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    I see old men in Florida play this … only not on ice.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    im concerned, what the hell are those people doing, like for instance; how can the tall red guy wobble in the middle??

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  • July 24, 2019 at 11:53 am
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    This actually an official sport in olympics
    While bowling is forever an demonstration sport
    How big nation controls the olympics

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    Anyone who hates on curling has never done it and doesn't understand how fucking difficult it is.

    Edit: This video is fucking weird though lmao

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  • September 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Ohhhh thank you

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  • September 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    YouTube

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