How To Talk Like a Curler

A cheat sheet for following the Winter Olympics’ most nail-biting tournament.


The player who determines strategy and directs plays for the team.


A call given by the skip to stop sweeping a rock.

Stacking the Brooms

Slang for socializing with teammates and opponents after a game.

Circus Shot

A difficult luck shot when no others are available. 

Photos by Todd Korol / Reuters / Corbis | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2014