Ive asked the same question. and have arrived at several answers, some of which may even be close to correct
1In curling, there is no need for a sport "elite" to require extensive life altering changes in order to prepare for high level pwerformance. ANY BODY CAN CURL AND MOST CAN CURL REAL GOOD
2Curling involves beer, shouting, and rinks as big as bowling alleys. SUch places afford people the perfect excuse to get away for the evening and get shitfaced while training for an event. CANT BEAT THAT
3 Curling was originally part of the winter Olympics and then it was removed because the IOC didnt believe that people would tolerate athletes as big as sumo rasslers. SO THE CURLERS HAVE SLIMMED DOWN PRETTY MUCH AND THE IOC LET EM BACK IN
4 The Islands from which the stones are quarried had undergone several decades of financial ruin until the IOC announced that curling would be reintroduced in the 1990's. EVERYBODY ON -------------------------- -----------(Im under contract to not divulge the m ineralogical source terrane for these special xcurling stones.) NOW HAS A HUMMER)
Those are all the things I can think of. Oh yeh, SWIFFER started making these brushless brooms for curling teams.