Finland's Tomi Rantamaeki sweeps the ice during the curling mixed doubles round robin session between Norway and Finland during the Pyeongchang Games. Photo: AFP
Finland's Tomi Rantamaeki sweeps the ice during the curling mixed doubles round robin session between Norway and Finland during the Pyeongchang Games. Photo: AFP

‘It’s not like darts!’– Olympic curlers brush off ‘Valium on ice’ criticisms from armchair fans

As the ancient game gets its four-yearly spotlight, the sport’s best players give short shrift to claims that curling is boring and requires little effort

Finland's Tomi Rantamaeki sweeps the ice during the curling mixed doubles round robin session between Norway and Finland during the Pyeongchang Games. Photo: AFP
Finland's Tomi Rantamaeki sweeps the ice during the curling mixed doubles round robin session between Norway and Finland during the Pyeongchang Games. Photo: AFP
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