What are those curlers actually shouting? | Burning Questions

Curling has been described as chess on ice, but with more shouting! Think Wall Street traders… ..but more slippery. One of the world’s oldest team sports, curling, originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played on frozen ponds and lochs. Scottish immigrants brought the game to Canada in the 18th century, where…

How Snowboarding Conquered The Winter Olympics | Burning Questions

It might be one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports around, attracting throngs of cowbell-ringing fans everywhere it goes. But did you know that snowboarding was actually banned by most ski resorts until the 1980s? All right. Chill out, mate. Chill out. It’s a ski resort. Oh… So how did snowboarding go from the…

What is the toughest Olympic Sport? | Burning Questions

Several Olympic sports lay claim to being the toughest. The technicality of speed skating, the skill of figure skating, the bravery of ski jumping. But there are few sports on the planet that are as notoriously tough as the dreaded biathlon. (BURNING QUESTIONS – WHAT IS THE TOUGHEST OLYMPIC SPORT?) Combining gruelling cross-country skiing with…