Ottawa Citizen - - WINTER OLYMPICS -

The teams have been cut in two, and the men and women are paired to­gether in this jazzed-up ver­sion of the Roar­ing Game.

Rules: Two play­ers, in­stead of four, com­pete with five stones per end, in­stead of eight. There are eight ends in­stead of 10, but the scor­ing is the same as in con­ven­tional curl­ing. The ma­jor dif­fer­ence is the po­si­tion­ing of two stones, one per team, that are set on the ice be­fore the be­gin­ning of each end — giv­ing the game a run­ning start.

Who’s hot: Canada is al­ways a favourite on the world scene and is well rep­re­sented here with Kait­lyn Lawes and John Mor­ris join­ing forces in this new event. Lawes was part of the gold medal team skipped by Jen­nifer Jones in Sochi 2014. Mor­ris won gold along­side skip Kevin Martin at the 2010 Van­cou­ver Olympics.

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