BOSTON (CBS) – Curling, a sport that dates back to Scotland in the 1500’s, was restored as an official medal sport at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games following a 56-year hiatus. It has since become one of the most popular viewing sports of the entire Winter Games.
Eighteen-year-old Korey Dropkin of Southborough has been curling most of his life. He was crowned Junior National Champion last year. “We actually got to travel to Sochi, Russia and play as a test event for the Olympics this year and got to try out all of the facilities and stuff, and it was really cool, it was really cool to be there,” Dropkin recalls.