Curling made its first appearance at the 1924 Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix, France, with a men's event. It became an official Olympic sport at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, with both men's and women's events. Nicknamed "chess on ice," curling is a team sport that features stones, sweeping, yelling, strategy and dexterity.
As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games reach their 16th day of competition on February 17, athletes are trying their best to fulfill the Olympic spirit. Recently, curling has become a hit online, with netizens playing the sport with everyday objects. Climb aboard the Winter Games Express and join our live discussion with CGTN reporters and our special guest, a curling enthusiast. Let's have fun and learn more about curling.
About 'Winter Games Express'
Starting February 4, get aboard the world's first express train that incorporates a studio powered by 5G technology, linking Olympic competition zones: Beijing and Zhangjiakou. We'll bring you fresh news about the Winter Olympics, sneak peeks at the upcoming events and speak to Olympians about their preparations and feelings. We'll also turn to winter sports experts and fans to get their predictions and thoughts about the Games.