Does sweeping in curling achieve anything?
February 20, 2010 3:16 PM Subscribe
In the sport of curling, does the sweeping really do anything?
posted by feelinggood to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This question will probably offend all curlers (I am not one), but really . . . .
I speculate that in its origins on the wild rivers of Scotland sweeping was important, but with today's Olympic ice, etc. I'm skeptical that sweeping actually achieves anything. Scientific or research studies as references would be appreciated.