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Local curlers say Olympic sport like ‘high-tech checkers

by Michelle Basch, WTOP

Every four years, an odd-looking sport featured at the Winter Olympics gains new fans.

It’s called curling, and enthusiasts can play it here in the D.C. region.

“The object of the game is to slide a 38- to 44-pound hunk of granite with a handle on top down a sheet of ice, and get it into those bullseye-looking-thingies which are called the ‘house,'” according to Joe Rockenbach.

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