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Talking about Curling at Olympic Sochi

A winter sports in Russia that was competition in the Sochi Winter Olympics is Curling. Curling, played in Russia 150 years ago, is one of the oldest winter sports. This is called Iceball or Ice Dumbbells. It is a popular sport for all ages in Russia

Currently in Russia curling is actively developing. In the country there are many curling clubs, where anyone can learn to play this wonderful winter sport. In 1873 in Moscow opened the first Russian curling club, a branch of the Curling club from Scotland.

Curling was contested within the confines of a rectangular ice rink. It has a length of 42.06m, a width of 4.75m, similar to the pitch line of Bowling. At the ends of the ice rink there are two circles with a blue outline, a white border, a red inner border and a white center point.

The players of the two teams will stand at the two ends of the field. That’s called “Hack” to throw dumbbells towards the center of the “house” circle at the other end.

Although the form of the game of weightlifting on ice is somewhat simple. But in fact, this subject requires a very high level of precision every time the players calculate the coordinates and direction.

They need to coordinate with the power to throw the arm to bring the dumbbells to their target position. Curling is also the subject of careful analysis of the impact of friction and the direction of rotation of the dumbbell. So it makes the audience more interesting.

The preparation of the runway to play Curling is also complicated. On the finished runway, tiny particles are sprayed with geometrical precision so that the athlete can then grind the track for the skating stone. Each stone weighs 20 kg.

Olympic PyeongChang – Message towards peace

The Winter Olympic Games will officially open in the Korean city of PyeongChang. This is the first time in 30 years that the Olympics have returned to Korea, since after the 1988.

Seoul Summer Olympics. At the same time, this is the second time the Winter Olympics have returned to Asia, exactly 20 years later. Olympic was held in Nagano city of Japan.

The PyeongChang Olympic is the largest Winter Olympics in history, in terms of both the number of athletes competing, and the logistics force. According to the announcement of the organizers, nearly 3,000 athletes from 92 countries and territories have confirmed to participate.

In addition, there are 55,684 employees and volunteers for this year’s Olympics. Many countries announced that they would send to Korea the most powerful sports group ever.

The most crowded group was American athletes with 242 people, followed by Canada – a powerhouse in ice hockey – with 230 athletes. Not strong in winter sports, but he also sent to PyeongChang a total of 59 athletes. This is three times the number sent to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Meanwhile, Korea and Japan also contributed 123 athletes. And the Chinese sports team has a total of 82 athletes participating in many competitions.

Particularly for Southeast Asia, at this Olympics, Singapore and Malaysia participated for the first time. The Philippines also marked a return to the Winter Olympics after 22 years of absence in this arena.

Olympic PyeongChang 2018 is also the first Winter Olympics in history to have 102 Gold Medals awarded. These are covered in 15 categories of 7 disciplines.

To organize PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Korea spent 18 billion USD. Including the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, with a capacity of 35,000 people. It was newly built for the opening and closing ceremonies of this grand event.

With these positive movements, Olympic PyeongChang becomes an event with the hope of reconciliation. Organizing Committee Chief Lee Hee-beom expressed hope that the PyeongChang Olympic will be a factor promoting peace in the region.

It paved the way for South Korea and North Korea to coexist peacefully instead of military tensions, open exchanges, rather than confrontations.

The most dangerous sport Winter Olympics

If you ask athletes who play winter sports, which is the most dangerous, the answer will definitely be Luge. It was ice skating on the back.

Runners will lie on their backs on a small sled, freeing them on a trough. Unlike Skeleton, Luge players will not see the road. Because raising the neck will reduce the speed of the vehicle.

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Backward skating has been around since 1905, in Switzerland. By 1964, Luge was put into the official competition at the Winter Olympics. So far, this sport has always participated in the Winter Olympics held every 4 years.

Depending on the terrain of the racetrack, the car can reach speeds of 154 km for hour as in Whistler, Canada. At such a high speed, there is no protection except for a helmet, a small accident can completely kill the player’s life.

As at the Vancouver Olympics, Georgian athlete Nodar David Kumaritashvili passed away during a training session. His car overturned when cornering, as a result the athlete flew straight out of the trough. That smashed into the iron stake and stopped breathing on the way to the hospital.

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The Jamaican roller coaster team was not appreciated at the Sochi Winter Olympics. It is also understandable because in tropical countries like Jamaica there are not many athletes competing in winter sports. So the Jamaican roller coaster team first appeared at the Winter Olympics after 12 years is also a success.

Even so, member of the Jamaican team Winston Watts has revealed his intention to invite “the fastest runner on the planet” Usain Bolt to attend. In roller skating, the first steps to bring a sledge into the starting position are very important and almost decisive to victory. And if Jamaica had Usain Bolt in the squad, maybe they’d make it.