Is curling a sport? | The Tylt

Is curling a sport?

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway at Pyeongchang, and one of the most polarizing sports is back: curling. The stone-throwing sport has a lot of momentum in viewership, and it's not hard to see why with the amount of precision it takes to accurately shoot and strength needed to sweep. Still, many people look at it as a winter lawn game and not a sport. What do you think? ❄

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People like to point and laugh at curling, but if they ever stepped onto the ice, they would know it is as difficult as any sport at the Olympics. 

It's one thing to just hurl a stone down the ice, but it takes precision to place a stone in one spot in the middle of the ice. Then, there are the angles you have to play, avoiding guards and bouncing stones off one another to set-up the perfect guard. 

And if you think sweeping is as easy as it is at home, you're in for a painful surprise. Curling takes strength and precision to be successful. It is a legitimate sport.

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If curling is a sport, so is sweeping my kitchen floor. We're talking about glorified shuffleboard on ice. Curling should have never been included at the Winter Olympics. It doesn't take much skill to throw a stone and have it bounce around to score. This is a game that belongs on unused hockey rinks, not on the Olympic stage. Curling isn't a sport.

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Is curling a sport?
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#SweepingNotSport