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Winter Olympics 100 Questions | Where did the rough curling stones of the Winter Olympics come from? -Chinanews.com

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Winter Olympics 100 Questions | Where did the rough curling stones of the Winter Olympics come from? -Chinanews.com

  The 24th Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022. The Sports Department of Chinanews.com has launched a series of column “Hundred Questions about the Winter Olympics”, which aims to popularize the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting stories of ice and snow, and help everyone have a better viewing experience at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  The 81st Winter Olympics 100 Questions | Where did the Olympic-level curling rough stones come from?

In the Winter Olympics, curling is very popular. Throwing, brushing the ice surface, and collision, the wisdom of the players is fully displayed. As an important part of the game, the cost of curling is relatively high. So do you know where the rough curling stones for the Winter Olympics come from?

The bottom of the curler is a raised ring, which is relatively rough, which can increase the friction and make the curler slide out of the arc. At the top are the handle and pin that the athlete is working on when throwing.

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Data map: “Meet in Beijing” ice test event for curling competition.Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

As an ice throwing project, curling has special requirements for raw stone materials in the production process. First of all, the stone must be hard enough, and secondly, it must not be cracked under low temperature conditions.

The most common hard rock is granite, and in the process of making and using curling, we found that when the content of quartz in granite is low, the body of the curling body is not easy to break when impacted at low temperature.

According to the different grades of rough stones, curling is also divided into different grades. According to media reports, the original Winter Olympic-level curling stone was collected from a small island in Scotland, Krieg Island, which is also known as the “curling holy land”. Curlings made from granite mined on this small island are some of the finest in the world.

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Data map: Curling competition.Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

Krieg Island is 16 kilometers away from the main island of Britain, with a circumference of only 3.2 kilometers, and the highest point is 338 meters above sea level. Although the stone originates from the island, the finished curling is not made on the island, but is shipped to a South Ayrshire processing facility 50km from Krieg Island, before being sold around the world via Glasgow.

Because curling involves multiple links from rough to finished product, many steps need to be done manually, so good curling is expensive. It is reported that the price of curling used in international competitions is about 12,000 yuan each, and the price of a set of high-quality curling imported to China is about 180,000 yuan. (Liu Xingchen)

. Winter Olympics 100 Questions | Where did the rough curling stones of the Winter Olympics come from? -Chinanews.com

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