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Curling at the Winter Olympics

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Curling at the Winter Olympics

Curling was included in the program of the inaugural Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix.[1] The results of that competition were not considered official by the International Olympic Committee until 2006. Curling was a demonstration sport at the 1932 Games, and then again after a lengthy absence in 1988 and 1992. The sport was finally added to the official program for the 1998 Nagano Games.

The related sport of ice stock sport (eisstockschießen in German) was a demonstration event in 1936 and 1964. These events are not considered additional demonstrations of curling.[2][3]

Two events are contested, the men's and women's. A third, mixed doubles, was considered for inclusion in the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, it was rejected because the Olympic Programme Commission felt it had not developed enough.[4][5] Mixed doubles was approved for inclusion in the 2018 Winter Olympics following an IOC Executive Board meeting in June 2015.[6]

Contents

  • Participating nations 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Medal summary 3
    • Men 3.1
    • Women 3.2
    • Mixed doubles 3.3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Participating nations

The final placement for each team in each tournament is shown in the following tables.
Men's tournament
Nation 1924 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
Canada 5
China 8 4 2
Denmark 7 9 6 3
Finland 5 2
France 10 7 3
Germany 8 6 8 6 10 5
Great Britain 7 8 4 5 6
Italy 7 1
Japan 6 1
Norway 5 5 5
10 1
Russia 7 1
South Korea 1
Sweden * 5 4 9 4 6
Switzerland 6 8 5
United States 4 9 10 9 5

*Two Swedish teams were awarded two separate silver medals.

Women's tournament
Nation 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
Canada 5
China 7 2
Denmark 9 9 5 6 5
Germany 8 5 6 3
Great Britain 4 5 7 5
Italy 10 1
Japan 6 8 7 8 5 5
Norway 5 7 4 3
Russia 10 6 9 9 4
South Korea 8 2
Sweden 6 5
Switzerland 4 4 4
United States 7 4 8 10 10 5

Medal table

Standings in curling medals won as of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada (CAN) 5 3 2 10
2  Sweden (SWE) 2 3* 2 7*
3  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 1 4
4  Switzerland (SUI) 1 2 2 5
5  Norway (NOR) 1 1 1 3
6  Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
8  China (CHN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 12 11 34

Note: Two Swedish teams won silvers in 1924.

Medal summary

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Chamonix
 Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE) I
 Sweden (SWE) II
 France (FRA)
1928 → 1994 Not included in the olympic program
1998 Nagano
 Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
 Norway (NOR)  Canada (CAN)  Switzerland (SUI)
2006 Turin
 Canada (CAN)  Finland (FIN)  United States (USA)
2010 Vancouver
 Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)  Switzerland (SUI)
2014 Sochi
 Canada (CAN)  Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE)
2018 Pyeongchang
Notes
  1. ^ Two silver medals were awarded to two different Swedish teams.

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Canada (CAN)  Denmark (DEN)  Sweden (SWE)
2002 Salt Lake City
 Great Britain (GBR)  Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)
2006 Turin
 Sweden (SWE)  Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)
2010 Vancouver
 Sweden (SWE)  Canada (CAN)  China (CHN)
2014 Sochi
 Canada (CAN)  Sweden (SWE)  Great Britain (GBR)
2018 Pyeongchang

Mixed doubles

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Pyeongchang

See also

References

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  5. ^
  6. ^

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Olympic information at the World Curling Federation's site
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