Winter Olympics –big thrills and big air

The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ends February 25. Sigh. It’s been a good (sleigh) ride.
If you’re like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time.
Let’s start with curling, which as far as I can decipher has nothing to do with anything curly, especially hair. It involves large round granite disks – called stones – that slide across the ice toward a target. It’s sort of a cross between bowling and shuffleboard, but with brooms and on ice.


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