(RNS) — When the men’s and women’s Olympic curling teams take to the ice this week in Pyeongchang, they can count on some friends in high places.

The sport, which involves a four-person team sliding a “rock” across ice and sweeping with a broom to guide its path, confounds the unfamiliar but has attracted some famous fans. Serena Williams, Mr. T and NFL superstar J.J. Watt all have tweeted about the sport as faster-paced mixed doubles curling made its Olympic debut last week.

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