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Curling originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played during winter on frozen ponds, lochs and marshes. The earliest-known curling stones came from the Scottish regions of Stirling and Perth and date back to 1511. The earliest reports of curling came from Paisley Abbey, Scotland, in 1541. In the early days of the sport, stones were taken from river bottoms. In the 1600s, stones with handles were introduced, allowing a delivery style similar to what is used today.

The key developments in the sport in the 20th century have been the standardisation of the stone and the use of indoor, refrigerated ice facilities.

Curling for men was included in the programme in 1924.

Chinese Curling Association

Founded:

Headquarters: Beijing

WCF Member since:

President: LIU Yanfu

Secretary: YU Tiande

Add: 56 ZhongGuanChun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100044, China

Tel: (8610) 68332579

Fax: (8610) 68358083

E-mail: davidldy@yahoo.com

Brief Introduction

A national mass sports organization and member of the All-China Sports Federation.

Link: World Curling Federation (WCF)

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