Curling at the Winter Olympics

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Curling at the Winter Olympics
Curling pictogram.svg
Governing body WCF
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998
2002 2006 2010 2014
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Medalists

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]

Participating nations[edit]

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 Years
Canada Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 5
China 8 4 2
Denmark 7 9 6 3
Finland 5 Silver medal icon.svg 2
France Bronze medal icon.svg 10 7 3
Germany 8 6 8 6 10 5
Great Britain Gold medal icon.svg 7 8 4 5 Silver medal icon.svg 6
Italy 7 1
Japan 6 1
Norway Bronze medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 5 Silver medal icon.svg 5 5
New Zealand 10 1
Russia 7 1
Sweden Silver medal icon.svg* 5 4 9 4 Bronze medal icon.svg 6
Switzerland Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 6 Bronze medal icon.svg 8 5
United States 4 9 Bronze medal icon.svg 10 9 5

*Two Swedish teams were awarded two separate silver medals.

Women's tournament
Nation 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 Years
Canada Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 5
China Bronze medal icon.svg 7 2
Denmark Silver medal icon.svg 9 9 5 6 5
Germany 8 5 6 3
Great Britain 4 Gold medal icon.svg 5 7 Bronze medal icon.svg 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 1
Sweden Bronze medal icon.svg 6 Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 5
Switzerland Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 4 4 4
United States 7 4 8 10 10 5

Medal table[edit]

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[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Chamonix
details
 Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE) I
 Sweden (SWE) II1
 France (FRA)
1928 → 1994 Not included in the olympic program
1998 Nagano
details
 Switzerland (SUI)  Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)
2002 Salt Lake City
details
 Norway (NOR)  Canada (CAN)  Switzerland (SUI)
2006 Turin
details
 Canada (CAN)  Finland (FIN)  United States (USA)
2010 Vancouver
details
 Canada (CAN)  Norway (NOR)  Switzerland (SUI)
2014 Sochi
details
 Canada (CAN)  Great Britain (GBR)  Sweden (SWE)
Notes
  1. ^ Two silver medals were awarded to two different Swedish teams.

Women[edit]

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Curling at the Olympics at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  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. ^ Hojnacki, Sean (2013-12-20). "Winter Olympics 2014: 10 Things to Know About Curling - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ Briscoe, Jeff (2014-01-08). "Rules of Curling in the Winter Olympics - Yahoo Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Programme Updates". Olympic.org. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  5. ^ 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.