Usually Canadians excel at curling and win all the championships because the rest of the world is sitting back and laughing at those canucks for even being associated with such a homoerotic activity.
Each player on the team throws two stones during an "end," which is sort of like an inning in baseball. The team with the most points after 8 or 10 ends wins the match. Did I mention that you can knock your opponents' stones out of contention?
The name "curling" comes from the Old English verb "to curr," or growl. There's a fair amount of shouting during the game, as team members urge each other on while sweeping the ice in front of the stone.
This year, the British women's team gave their country its first Winter Olympics gold medal since 1984, while the Norwegian men's team upset the Canadian favorites.