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 Eisstockschießen, 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 has 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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