Russia's Nkeiruka Ezekh practices her fine-touch release of the curling stone during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games curling training session at the Vancouver Olympic Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Feb. 15. Curling competition starts today. (Picture and cutline via ZumaPress and digitalsportsdaily.com.)

I am super pumped. Today the curling portion of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver begins.

I love the Olympics. I generally prefer the Summer Games, but any Olympic meet is a joy for me to watch.

I’ve been staying up late taking in the action. I have lost count of all the different events I have watched. I experienced some of them for the first time — such as the biathlon, which I found kind of exciting to watch.

Short track speed skating, luge and figure skating generally please as well, but little rivals my love of curling.

I just hope I get to a television in time to catch some of the action.

According to the Olympic Web site, the competition starts today and will continue through Feb. 27. It is a round robin competition.

The schedule said the first matches start at 9 a.m., and that time is in Pacific Time. The last round today starts at 7 p.m. Pacific Time, so I think that will be my best bet to get to watch since that will put it at 9 p.m. here in the Central Time Zone.

Good luck, Team U.S.A.

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