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What you need to know to watch curling

NORFOLK — Somewhat surprisingly, curling, a sport that few Americans play or even watch on a regular basis, has become one of the more popular Winter Olympics sports for spectators.

It debuted as a full-medal sport at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

The Winter Games began Feb. 8 in Pyeonchang, South Korea, with hours of curling to watch. In fact, it was among the first sports in competition, beginning on Thursday before the opening ceremonies had even been held.

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