Curling at the Winter Olympics
Curling pictogram.svg
IOC Discipline CodeCUR
Governing bodyWCF
Events3 (men: 1; women: 1; mixed: 1)
Games
  • 1956
  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968
  • 1972
  • 1976
Note: demonstration or exhibition sport years indicated in italics

Curling was included in the program of the inaugural Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix[1] although 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 Nagano 1998.

Until 2018, only men's and women's events were contested. An additional event, mixed doubles, was rejected for 2010 because the Olympic Programme Commission felt it had not developed enough,[2][3] but was approved for the 2018 Winter Olympics at an IOC Executive Board meeting in June 2015.[4]

Since the 1998 Olympics, Canada has generally dominated the sport with their men's teams winning gold in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and silver in 1998 and 2002, and a bronze in 2022. The women's team won gold in 1998 and 2014, a silver in 2010, and a bronze in 2002 and 2006. Their mixed doubles team won gold in 2018.

The related ice stock sport (Eisstockschießen in German) was a demonstration event in 1936 and 1964. These events are not considered additional demonstrations of curling.[5][6]

Summary

Games Year Events Best Nation
1 1924 1  Great Britain
3 1932 1  Canada
15 1988 2  Canada
 Norway
16 1992 2  Germany
 Switzerland
18 1998 2  Canada
19 2002 2  Great Britain
 Norway
20 2006 2  Canada
21 2010 2  Canada
22 2014 2  Canada
23 2018 3  Sweden
24 2022 3  Great Britain

Events

= official event, (d) = demonstration event

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
Men's tournament (d) (d) (d) 11
Women's tournament (d) (d) 9
Mixed doubles 2
Total events 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3

Participating nations

The final placement for each team in each tournament is shown in the following tables.

Men's tournament
Nation 24 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
 Canada 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7
 China 8 4 5 3
 Denmark 7 9 6 10 10 4
 Finland 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2
 France 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 7 3
 Germany 8 6 8 6 10 5
 Great Britain 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 8 4 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8
 Italy 7 9 9 3
 Japan 6 8 2
 New Zealand 10 1
 Norway 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 6 6 7
 ROC 8 1
 Russia 7 1
 South Korea 7 1
 Sweden 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4 9 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 8
 Switzerland 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 8 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 7
 United States 4 9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 9 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 7

Note: The three medal winners in 1924 were the only teams entered that year.

Women's tournament
Nation 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
 Canada 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 5 7
 China 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 5 7 4
 Denmark 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 9 9 5 6 10 9 7
 Germany 8 5 6 3
 Great Britain 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 7 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7
 Italy 10 1
 Japan 6 8 7 8 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7
 Norway 5 7 4 3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia 9 1
 ROC 10 1
 Russia 10 6 9 9 4
 South Korea 8 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 3
 Sweden 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7
 Switzerland 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 4 7 4 6
 United States 7 4 8 10 10 8 6 7
Mixed doubles tournament
Nation 18 22 Years
 Australia 10 1
 Canada 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 2
 China 4 9 2
 Czech Republic 6 1
 Finland 7 1
 Great Britain 4 1
 Italy 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1
 Norway 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2
 Olympic Athletes from Russia DQB 1
 South Korea 5 1
 Sweden 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1
 Switzerland 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 2
 United States 6 8 2

Medal table

Main article: List of Olympic medalists in curling

Sources (after the 2022 Winter Olympics):[7]
Accurate as of 2022 Winter Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada (CAN)63312
2 Sweden (SWE)43411
3 Great Britain (GBR)3216
4 Switzerland (SUI)1337
5 Norway (NOR)1225
6 United States (USA)1012
7 Italy (ITA)1001
8 Japan (JPN)0112
9 Denmark (DEN)0101
 Finland (FIN)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
12 China (CHN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
Totals (13 entries)17171751

Medal summary

Main article: List of Olympic medalists in curling

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Chamonix
details
 Great Britain  Sweden  France
1928 → 1994 Not included in the Olympic programme
1998 Nagano
details
 Switzerland  Canada  Norway
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Norway  Canada  Switzerland
2006 Turin
details
 Canada  Finland  United States
2010 Vancouver
details
 Canada  Norway  Switzerland
2014 Sochi
details
 Canada  Great Britain  Sweden
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 United States  Sweden  Switzerland
2022 Beijing
details
 Sweden  Great Britain  Canada

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
details
 Canada  Denmark  Sweden
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Great Britain  Switzerland  Canada
2006 Turin
details
 Sweden  Switzerland  Canada
2010 Vancouver
details
 Sweden  Canada  China
2014 Sochi
details
 Canada  Sweden  Great Britain
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 Sweden  South Korea  Japan
2022 Beijing
details
 Great Britain  Japan  Sweden

Mixed doubles

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2018 Pyeongchang
details
 Canada  Switzerland  Norway
2022 Beijing
details
 Italy  Norway  Sweden

See also

References

  1. ^ Heidrick, Shaun (2014-01-08). "Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: A History of Curling at the Games - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  2. ^ "Olympic Programme Updates". Olympic.org. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
  3. ^ National Lead Writer (2014-01-27). "Sochi Olympics: Popularity, Buzz and Drama of Curling with NBC's Andrew Catalon". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. ^ "Mixed Doubles curling confirmed for PyeongChang 2018 Olympics". World Curling Federation. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  5. ^ Hojnacki, Sean (2013-12-20). "Winter Olympics 2014: 10 Things to Know About Curling - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  6. ^ Briscoe, Jeff (2014-01-08). "Rules of Curling in the Winter Olympics - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  7. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". olympanalyt.com. Retrieved 2022-02-20.

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