Winter Olympics

Curling like a champion

Curling like a champion

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The unique sport of curling remains mostly out of the spotlight. But every four years, that changes, says brothers Hunter and Caleb Clawson, of Clarksville. After each winter Olympics, the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel sees a huge influx in interest at its meetings and open houses. For now, it’s just a core group of devotees shuffling up and down the ice.

The Clawsons, trained by their father Eric for the past eight years, are competing in the International Curling Championships this week in Vancouver. On Sunday, the Clawsons did some training exercises and competed in a friendly match with other club members.

The video below was partly shot on a GoPro camera attached to a curling stone to give a rare perspective of the sport.

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Feb. 22 Photo Brief: Chingay Parade, Purim celebrations, Irish dancing competition and Hyderabad prayers

Feb. 22 Photo Brief: Chingay Parade, Purim celebrations, Irish dancing competition and Hyderabad prayers

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Hyderabad twin bombing victims remembered, dancers compete in the 29th All Scotland Irish Dance Championship, the Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated in Israel, the “Fire In Snow” Chingay Parade weaves through the streets of Singapore and more in today’s daily brief.

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