History

Curling was invented in medieval Scotland. It is located on a slope of the Paisley Monastery buildings in Renfrewshire, talking about a competition made on February 1541 with stones on the ice. The two paintings of 1565 drew pictures of Fader Pieter Brueghel's curling Flemish villagers. In those years, Scotland and Benelux countries today had strict cultural and commercial ties. This fact is also reflected in the history of golf. Curling, who first appeared as an Olympic sport at the 1924 Winter Olympics, has been an official sport in the Olympics since the 1998 Winter Olympics.