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Sport Week: 10 things to know about wheelchair curling – International Paralympic Committee

Thursday, 17 February, 2022

Sport Week: 10 things to know about wheelchair curling – International Paralympic Committee


The mesmerising and intriguing sport of Wheelchair Curling will return to the Winter Paralympics at Beijing 2022. Discover what you might not know about this fascinating game.
1. Curling has been described as the ‘Roarin’ Game’, with the ‘roar’ coming from the noise of a granite stone as it travels over the ice.
2. Its origins can be dated back to paintings from the 16th century. Flemish artist, Pieter Bruegel, portrayed an activity similar to curling being played on frozen ponds.
3. Wheelchair Curling was developed in the 1990s and was added to the Paralympic Winter Games at Torino 2006.
Read more at: https://www.paralympic.org/feature/sport-week-10-things-know-about-wheelchair-curling

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