New rules for curling nix broom moves that were changing the game

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Image Courtesy of Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
Image Courtesy of Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

By John Weildlich, CBC News, September 11, 2016 

Curling Canada adopts rules set by international curling body

Curling Canada has endorsed new rules that effectively outlaw recent innovations — new sweeping techniques and broom technology — that had radically altered the game.

“A standardized fabric (material, weave, coating and colour) will be adopted for use in all championship events,” the organization announced Sunday, noting that the curling world had been examining the issue for several months.

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