How did curling, invented in medieval Scotland, make it to the sultry, sandy Middle East, and become the only Winter Olympic team sport played in Israel?

And how did Israel overcome a lack of home-grown ice, lack of domestic talent, and lack of funds to put together a national team able to compete with Europe’s best?

Simon Pack, Vice-President of the Israel Curling Federation, joins host Laragh Widdess in the studio to tell this unlikely “cool runnings” tale.

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Music:

Andrew Murdison – The Curler’s Song
Podington Bear – Various

 

Produced by Laragh Widdess and Alex Benish
Musical scoring by Shoshi Shmuluvitz

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