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Scotland Win Curling European Championship

Matthew Moffatt


Scotland have been crowned Curling European Champions after beating defending champions Sweden in a tense repeat of last years final.

Scotland triumphed after capturing a steal of three when Sweden captain Edin’s last stone to tie the match was wide of the target. Scotland’s victory ended Sweden’s 10 match unbeaten streak.

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Get Your Skates On: Sport of the Day

Ailsa Harvey

Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating which involves competitors racing on the ice. There are different distances to compete at: long track speed skating, short track speed skating and marathon speed skating. The standard rink for long track is 400 meters long, but sometimes shorter tracks are used.

The first sign of speed skating can be traced back over a millennium to Scandinavia, Northern Europe and the Netherlands, where natives added bones to their shoes and skated across frozen bodies of water. Ice skating is thought to always have been an activity of joy rather than transport.

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