Curling, when emotions slide on the ice

Play chess and do it on ice. This is curling, a team sport where heavy polished granite stones slide towards the “house”, an area marked by three concentric circles where the center one is the most important point. And Cortina is one of the towns where this sport has a history of great tradition and success. To play, in addition to smooth stones, you need special brooms that serve to sweep the ice surface along the stone path and shoes with two different soles. The “slide” is designed so that one foot slides on the ice while the other has an opposite function. The first Olympic gold medal comes from Cortina: Stefania Costantini (in duo with Amos Mosaner) won it during the 2022 edition in Beijing.

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