When the Olympic Games roll around every four years, we’re asked do we watch them or are they too exciting for us. Some of them are too exciting. There’s one in particular, however, that we like: curling.

We were reminded of reasons why we like curling when reading a recent article in The New York TimesA Code of Honor , Not a Referee, Keep Curlers Honest.”

Curling is different from other sports. No doping scandals. No injured curlers to rush to  hospitals.

It’s a gentlemanly sport. Curlers are courteous. There’s a tradition of the wining team buying drinks for the losing team.

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Olympic curling schedule — click on this:

Curling schedule

 A Scot emailed us about curling — he couldn’t stay asleep during a curling tournament, click on this:

Scodt in kilt

Curling Museum — The Turner Curling Museum in Weyburn, Canada, the “First in the World,” over 18,000 curling pins, largest collection of curling memorabilia in the world, stacks of books and programs — to visit their website click on this:

Curling Museum

Glossary of Curling Terms — 15 pages of them — will be interesting to discuss with fellow dull men — facinating terms like “across the face,” “around the horn”, “blank end,” “cash spiel,” “circus shot,” “drawmaster,” “eight-ender,” “fun spiel,” “negative ice,” “tee line,” — to get to the glossary click on this:

Curling Glossery