Alison Brown, co-host of "Keep the Flame Alive," the podcast for fans of the Olympics and Paralympics, throws a curling stone at Nutmeg Curling Club.

Episode 9: Curl This Way

Release Date: November 16, 2017

Category: Curling | Podcast

The U.S. Curling Association Olympic Trials are underway, so we’re talking curling this week!

Alison travels to the Nutmeg Curling Club in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to learn how to curl–and quickly finds out it’s much more difficult than it looks. She learns about the athletic aspects and the strategic elements that make this game great. And we’ll find out whether Alison takes a spill on the ice, or lands her rock on the button.

On the world curling scene, no team stands out more than the Norwegian men, and that’s because they wear fancy pants for every match. We learn how that tradition came to be.

Plus, Jill talked with three-time curling Olympian John Shuster at the Team USA 100 Days Out celebration about changes he’s made throughout his curling career to improve his skills. Is he ready for PyeongChang?

And we also have curling trivia and news updates from around the world of Olympic sports.

 

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