Once a little known sport, played only in Scotland and Canada, curling has exploded onto the international sports scene, culminating in its debut as a full medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Each year millions of players all over the world take to the ice to play this fascinating game -- now an Olympic sport.Â CurlingÂ is the ideal book for anyone interested in the sport.
Written by Warren Hansen, a Canadian Men's Curling Champion and authority on the game,Â CurlingÂ includes sections on:
The History: The game's Scottish origins, and its migration to Canada and the United States.
The Events: The history and highlights of the great tournaments; the Brier, Scott Tournament of Hearts, World Juniors and Curling Championships. Includes the exciting inside story of taking curling to the Olympics.
The Players: Legends, players of the '90s and members of the Hall of Fame -- their stories and statistics.
In addition, sections on the basics of the game (equipment, objectives, rules and etiquette); as well as instructional sections on strategies and techniques make this the complete and essential book for curling fans, players and armchair enthusiasts.