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Curling at the 1924 Winter Olympics

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at the I Olympic Winter Games
Dates28−30 January
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  France
1932 →

The curling event at the 1924 Winter Olympics was contested only by men. It was 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 - 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,[1] on behalf of the families of the eight British contestants who won the first curling gold medals. The winning team had been selected by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Perth.


Games Gold Silver Bronze
 Great Britain (GBR)
William K. Jackson
Robin Welsh
Thomas Murray
Laurence 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
Karl Wahlberg
Carl August Kronlund
Carl Wilhelm Petersén (skip)
Ture Ödlund
Victor Wetterström
Erik Severin
 France (FRA)
Henri Cournollet
Pierre Canivet
Armand Bénédic
Georges André
Henri Aldebert (alt.)
Robert 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"

Round robin results[edit]

France, Great Britain and Sweden were the only countries to participate. A full Swiss team is listed as attending as "a Non-Participating team", indicating they withdrew before the draw.

All games were 18 ends in length.


Place Team Wins Losses Points
1  Great Britain 2 0 4
2  Sweden 1 1 2
3  France 0 2 0

Draw 1[edit]

Monday 28 January 1924; 10:00 am

Team Final
 Sweden 18
 France 10

Draw 2[edit]

Tuesday 29 January 1924; 10:00 am

Team Final
 Great Britain 38
 Sweden 7

Draw 3[edit]

Wednesday 30 January 1924; 10:00 am

Team Final
 Great Britain 46
 France 4


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