2016 GyeongbukUiseong Pacific-Asia Curling ChampionshipWebsite Games Period : 2016.11.01.~11.12
Background and Purpose
To foster strategic winter sports for the province and reinforce the role and function of the organization
Policy and Business
To be fostered as an organization specialized in winter sports To develop a Korean curling club model and utilize it variously To run a welfare program based on curling training center that can be participated and enjoyed by the local residents
Management/ operation: Gyeongbuk Curling Association
Develop an international culture and sport attraction with international competitiveness in the 21stcentury
ORIGIN OF CURLING
Curling is named from 'stone' which is sliding and curling rough stone(round stone).
The origin of curling was a winter game for children and adults at frozen pond or river in Europe
The birthplace of curling
In Scotland, where the sport was invented, a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 is preserved, showing the 500 years of history of this winter sport.
CURLING IN THE WORLD
It first became an official event since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Based on scores from world championships during three years until the previous year of the Olympics, male and female teams from 12 countries compete in the Olympics. Today, in Canada, curling is popular as a national sport (TV ratings around 13%) and the number of curling players and amateurs is estimated at 2 million.
CURLING IN KOREA
Curling was introduced in 1994 when Korea Curling Federation was established. In 2001, Asia-Pacific Curling Championship was held for the first time. In 2010, It was held in Uiseong, Kyeongbuk. There are 17 district subdivisions, Korea middle and high school Curling Federation, Korea women Curling Federation. Recently, people who enjoy Curling have been increasing with 2 thousand consistently.
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