Sports Everything you need to know about curling

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Curling is the best sport for casual fans to dive into during the Winter Olympics — here's everything you need to know about the game.

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Every four years the Winter Olympics capture the collective attention of sports fans around the world.

While the fast-paced action of alpine skiing and skeleton provide solid doses of adrenaline, there's no better winter sport to casually enjoy than curling. Calmly paced but full of strategy, skill, and drama, curling is the perfect sport to invest your energy in at Pyeongchang 2018 and start cheering on the men and women of Team USA.

Whether you're brand new to curling or just need a refresher after a four-year gap in your fandom, we break down the rules, scoring, and strategy of the sport below.