Curling at the 1924 Winter Olympics
at the I Olympic Winter Games
The curling event at the 1924 Winter Olympics was contested only by men. It is the first curling event in Olympic history.
In February 2006, a few days before the start of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee ruled that the curling medals were part of the official Olympic programme in 1924, and not a demonstration event as many authoritative sources had previously claimed (although the IOC itself had never done so). This official confirmation was the culmination of an investigative campaign begun by the Glasgow-based newspaper The Herald, on behalf of the families of the eight Scots who won the first curling gold medals. The winning team was selected by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Perth, the mother club of curling.
|| Great Britain (GBR)
William K. Jackson
T. S. Robertson-Aikman (captain) (alt.)
John McLeod (alt.)
William Brown (alt.)
D. G. Astley (alt.)
| Sweden (SWE)
Johan Petter Åhlén (skip)
Carl Axel Pettersson
Carl August Kronlund
Carl Wilhelm Petersén (skip)
| France (FRA)
H. Aldebert (alt.)
R. Planque (alt.)
Note: R. Cousin of Great Britain is listed in the Official Report as a "Non-Participant" and it is not known if he received a medal; however, Skip William Jackson of Great Britain is also listed in the Official Report as a "Non-Participant" and it is known that he did play and did receive a medal.
Round Robin Results
All games were 18 ends in length.
Monday 28 January 1924; 10:00 AM
Tuesday 29 January 1924; 10:00 AM
Wednesday 30 January 1924; 10:00 AM
- The Herald - "Scotland Wins an Olympic Gold... 82 Years Later"
- "The Herald sweeps Britain to curling gold medal"
- BBC Sport - GB curlers awarded belated gold
- 1924 Olympic Curling Medals Count: CBC News Feb 8, 2006
- Results copied from Official Report
- Query for Medalists from the Official Site
- Sports Reference record of curling in the 1924 Games
- Team UK press release from 2006
- The Winter Olympics: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore and The Games by Ron C. Judd
- Curling, Etcetera: A Whole Bunch of Stuff About the Roaring Game by Bob Weeks
- The Curling History Blog - Debunking the story that a GB curler also played for Sweden at the 1924 Winter Olympics