Stop the clock: Curlers sound off on new timing system

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — If you're still trying to wrap your head around the ever-shifting rules of curling and the game's landscape, you're not alone. The people most affected by the changes are still trying to grasp the game's newest revamp: the time clock. Conversations and changes surrounding the length of games, time clocks and five-rock, free-guard […]

World Curling Tour considering conduct policy after 'extremely drunk' curlers ejected from bonspiel

CALGARY — In the wake of four curlers being ejected from a bonspiel in Red Deer, Alta., over the weekend, the World Curling Tour says it's now considering a Code of Conduct policy. The curling foursome of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic […]

Curlers behaving badly show the sport hasn't gone totally dry

The Buzzer is the new email newsletter from CBC Sports. Sign up here to get it delivered directly to your inbox every weekday. Here's what you need to know right now from the world of sports: Some pro curlers had too much to drink The team of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille and D.J. Kidby was […]

Canada's Olympic curlers say 'yes' to Calgary 2026 bid

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — If it were up to Canada's Olympic curlers, the 2026 Winter Games would be in Calgary.  Many of this country's past curling champions are all under one roof this week at the Grand Slam Tour Challenge event in Thunder Bay and they're talking about getting the Games back on home soil.  […]

For the love of curling or the love of money? Financial burden can weigh on elite curlers

TORONTO — Primetime TV spots, bright lights, life up in the air and in hotel rooms for about half the year — curlers are as close as it gets to being professional athletes these days. Except for the money. “If there wasn’t big money on the line this week, we probably wouldn’t be here in Toronto,” […]

Canada's wheelchair curlers don't need a history lesson — they know what's at stake

It was talked about over and over leading into the Olympics — both of Canada’s men’s and women’s teams being the favourites to compete for curling gold.  Never before had Canada not reached the podium at the Games. The Canadian men’s teams were three-time defending champions Then it happened. Both teams were left off the […]

How doping helps even Olympic curlers — like the accused athlete from Russia — get ahead

REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton A Russian athlete tested positive for using the banned performance-enhancing substance meldonium at the Winter Olympics after he and his wife won the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling. Yes, you read that right: curling. There’s an argument to made that an endurance boost could help with curling. But Alexander Krushelnitsky has a more […]

Single dose of meldonium has no benefit & makes no sense – drug inventor on Russian curler’s case

Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky’s positive test for meldonium could be a result of someone’s “unlawful actions,” the chemist who invented the drug has told RT, emphasizing that a single dose has no physical effects. It is highly unlikely that Krushelnitsky deliberately took meldonium during the Olympic Games as all the athletes, especially Russians, were well […]

Lesser known Canadian curlers standing tall at mixed doubles trials

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Brad Gushue. Jennifer Jones. Kaitlyn Lawes. John Morris. Most Canadian curling fans recognize these names. No question they were considered favourites going into the mixed doubles Olympic trials.  The field is chalked full of some of the most impressive players in curling but as the playoffs near some lesser known teams are […]