REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
TAKES AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SPORT OF CURLING
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*Sweep This! If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics on TV and wondered how a bunch of people sliding rocks across the ice and sweeping with brooms became a sport, let alone an Olympic sport, you’re not alone. While curling hasn’t exactly gone mainstream here in the United States, it’s a national obsession north of the border. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg travels to Canada to see what all the excitement’s about and visits Duluth, Minn., to take an inside look at the sport with a bartender, substitute teacher, construction worker and parole officer, aka the U.S. Olympic Curling team. Interviews include: U.S. Curling team members – John Benton, Phil Drobnick (coach), Jeff Isaacson, Chris Plys, John Shuster and Jason Smith; Toronto Globe columnist Bob Weeks; Canadian curler Glenn Howard; Ice maker Mark Shurek; amateur curler Eleanor McKitrick.
Winter SportsThe Winter Olympics are taking place this month in Vancouver, and while Kansas City is not logically associated with skiing and snowboarding, a few winter sports events do have a surprisingly lively presence in our area. Tune in as we talk to members of local curling and ski clubs about how Olympic fever builds interest and excitement for their respective sports, and what it’s like to be winter sports enthusiasts right here in river city.
Guests- Bill McBride, KC Curling Club- Tracey Taylor, KC Curling Club- Steven Falk, Snow Maker, Snow Creek- David White, Member of the Kansas City Ski Club and 2010 Flatlands Winner
Times' Sean Gregory talks to the 2010 Men's Olympic Team about Curling.
Curlnews.blogspot.com seems to be on the pulse of curling and continues to offer up gems on the latest and greatest of curling
RockStar Curling may have gone down in flames as a TV Reality Show, but you ever wanted to be an Olympic Curler, you have to give it a try to see if you have the right stuff..
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