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The Rise of Human Curling | Olympic Channel

The Rise of Human Curling | Olympic Channel


(THE RISE OF HUMAN CURLING) Curling started 476 years ago in medieval Scotland. Human curling
fell into existence in 2014 in Manitoba. Let’s just say it was
an instant hit. In the early days, there was
a lot of experimentation. Making a man slippery is
harder than you think. There were a lot of misfires before we found the slippery
secret. Petroleum jelly. Finding the perfect gliding
position was painful. Some ideas were much worse
than others. The only safe and reliable way
to glide is to lie on your back with one leg extended. Seeing another person hurl
down the ice at speeds of up to 22 km/h,
it’s breathtaking. Human curling is different. It goes against the grain. But if you give it a chance, if you really experience it, you’ll get what
it’s all about. And while the sport
may have a long road ahead until it’s fully recognised,
one thing is for sure – the brave athletes who
willed it into existence should be celebrated. Who knows where
it could lead next? (HUMAN HOCKEY TRIALS) Why?

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