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Curling facts

A brief history

 The sport was officially added to the Winter Olympics for the 1998 Games in Nagano (it was played in inaugural Winter Games in 1924, but continued as a demonstration sport).

 Canada (men, 2006 and 2010) and Sweden (women, 2006, 2010) have each
captured two gold medals.

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The Broomstones Inc. facility in Wayland was dedicated on
Nov. 2, 1968.

 Granite for the stones (38 to 44 pounds) comes from two sources: Ailsa Craig, an island off the coast of Scotland,and Trefor Granite Quarry in Wales.

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