Ice Stock Sport at the Winter Olympics

Ice Stock Sport has been a demonstration sport twice in Winter Olympic history, in 1936 and 1964, both times in locations were the sport was popular. Ice Stock Sport is a German variant to curling (where it is known as Eisstockschie├čen, and sometimes called German or Bavarian curling), and like curling it involves sliding an "ice stock," across the ice.

In ice stock sport, participants aim for a target, or to cover the longest distance. In the distance events, each competitor had three attempts with the longest distance counting. In the target events, each competitor had five shots at a house with a target scoring from 1-9 points.

It is fortunate that it did not catch on, as having both curling and ice stock sport on the program would be overwhelming.

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