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What are some of the curling events that are covered on CBC Sports?

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Some of the curling events covered by CBC Sports are the Canadian Open, the Canada Cup of Curling, the Grand Slam of Curling Master's Championship, the Curling World Championship and Olympic Curling, as of January 2016. Fans may view curling news, feature stories, video highlights, photos and a broadcast schedule by going to the CBC.ca website and selecting Curling under the Sports menu. The CBC also has a Twitter feed called Curling Canada that features the latest news and features.

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CBC Sports began covering the sport of curling in 1962. Over the years, the network has owned the broadcast rights to events sponsored by the Canadian Curling Association, as well as specific events such as the Tim Hortons Brier, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Cross Canada Curling and the World Curling Championships. The CBC has also extensively covered Olympic Curling since 1998.

In addition to covering curling events, the CBC has created its own original sports programming, including CBC Championship Curling, which aired from 1966 to 1972, and the CBC Curling Classic, which was broadcast from 1973 to 1979.

After a dispute with the Canadian Curling Association, the CBC television network stopped broadcasting the organization's events in 2008. Today, most CBC Sports coverage of curling, apart from Olympic competition, is presented on the CBC website.

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