List of Olympic medalists in curling

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Three groups of women holding bouquets stand on a podium. The group on the left are wearing red tops and black pants, and have silver medals around their necks. The group on the center are wearing yellow tops and black pants, and have gold medals around their necks. The group on the right are wearing mostly white tops with red pants, and have bronze medals around their necks.
The medalists in the women's tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Left to right: Canada (silver), Sweden (gold) and China (bronze).

Curling is a team sport that is contested at the Winter Olympic Games. A men's tournament was held at the 1924 Winter Olympics before the sport was removed from the official programme until the 1998 Games.[1] For 82 years, the 1924 tournament was considered a demonstration sport, so the medals were not officially counted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2] The tournament was won by a team from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in Scotland, who represented Great Britain.[3] In 2006, Scottish newspaper The Herald conducted an investigation that found evidence that curling had been part of the official programme.[4] The IOC subsequently recognized the top three teams as full medal winners.[5]

Although not part of the official programme, curling was contested as a demonstration sport in 1932, 1988 and 1992. Curling was re-added as a demonstration event in 1988 because the Olympics were being held in Calgary, Canada, where the sport has a strong following.[6] In November 1992, the Nagano Winter Olympic Organizing Committee and IOC Coordination Committee reached an agreement to include curling in the official programme of the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.[7] Both the men's and women's tournaments have been held at every Winter Olympics since.[1]

In total, 132 athletes have won a medal in curling, and 7 have won two. In 2010, Anette Norberg, Eva Lund, Cathrine Lindahl and Anna Le Moine of Sweden won the gold medal in the women's tournament, becoming the first curlers to win consecutive gold medals.[8] Kevin Martin of Canada (one gold, one silver), Torger Nergård of Norway (one gold, one silver) and Mirjam Ott of Switzerland (two silver) have also won two medals. Norberg also won a silver in 1988 when curling was a demonstration sport.[9] According to the IOC, Carl August Kronlund of Sweden was the oldest Winter Olympics medallist, winning silver in 1924 at the age of 59. Robin Welsh of Great Britain was the oldest Winter Olympics gold medallist, winning in 1924 when he was 54.[10]

Teams from Canada have been successful in the sport since its return to the programme, winning two medals at each Olympics for a total of five gold, three silver and two bronze. Switzerland is the only other nation to win at least one medal at every Olympics since 1998 with one gold, two silver and one bronze. Teams from Norway, Sweden and Great Britain have also won gold medals in the sport. A total of 27 medals (nine of each color) have been awarded since 1924 and have been won by teams from ten National Olympic Committees (NOC).



Games Gold Silver Bronze
1924 Chamonix
 Great Britain (GBR)1
William Jackson
Robin Welsh
Thomas Murray
Laurence Jackson
D. G. Astley
 Sweden (SWE)2
Johan Petter Åhlén
Carl August Kronlund
Ture Ödlund
Carl Wilhelm Petersén
Carl Axel Pettersson
Erik Severin
Karl Wahlberg
Victor Wetterström
D. G. Astley
 France (FRA)
Henri Cournollet
Georges André
Armand Bénédic
Pierre Canivet
R. Planque
H. Aldebert
1928–1994 not included in the Olympic programme
1998 Nagano
 Switzerland (SUI)
Patrick Hürlimann
Patrik Lörtscher
Daniel Müller
Diego Perren
Dominic Andres
 Canada (CAN)
Mike Harris
Richard Hart
Collin Mitchell
George Karrys
Paul Savage
 Norway (NOR)
Eigil Ramsfjell
Jan Thoresen
Stig-Arne Gunnestad
Tore Torvbråten
Anthon Grimsmo
2002 Salt Lake City
 Norway (NOR)
Pål Trulsen
Lars Vågberg
Flemming Davanger
Bent Ånund Ramsfjell
Torger Nergård
 Canada (CAN)
Kevin Martin
Don Walchuk
Carter Rycroft
Don Bartlett
Ken Tralnberg
 Switzerland (SUI)
Andreas Schwaller
Christof Schwaller
Markus Eggler
Damian Grichting
Marco Ramstein
2006 Turin
 Canada (CAN)
Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Russ Howard
Jamie Korab
Mike Adam
 Finland (FIN)
Markku Uusipaavalniemi
Wille Mäkelä
Kalle Kiiskinen
Teemu Salo
Jani Sullanmaa
 United States (USA)
Pete Fenson
Shawn Rojeski
Joseph Polo
John Shuster
Scott Baird
2010 Vancouver
 Canada (CAN)
Kevin Martin
John Morris
Marc Kennedy
Ben Hebert
Adam Enright
 Norway (NOR)
Thomas Ulsrud
Torger Nergård
Christoffer Svae
Håvard Vad Petersson
Thomas Løvold
 Switzerland (SUI)
Ralph Stöckli
Jan Hauser
Markus Eggler
Simon Strübin
Toni Müller
2014 Sochi
 Canada (CAN)
Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E. J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Caleb Flaxey
 Great Britain (GBR)
David Murdoch
Greg Drummond
Scott Andrews
Michael Goodfellow
Tom Brewster
 Sweden (SWE)
Niklas Edin
Sebastian Kraupp
Fredrik Lindberg
Viktor Kjäll
Oskar Eriksson


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1998 Nagano
 Canada (CAN)
Sandra Schmirler
Jan Betker
Joan McCusker
Marcia Gudereit
Atina Ford
 Denmark (DEN)
Helena Blach Lavrsen
Margit Pörtner
Dorthe Holm
Trine Qvist
Jane Bidstrup
 Sweden (SWE)
Elisabet Gustafson
Katarina Nyberg
Louise Marmont
Elisabeth Persson
Margaretha Lindahl
2002 Salt Lake City
 Great Britain (GBR)
Rhona Martin
Deborah Knox
Fiona MacDonald
Janice Rankin
Margaret Morton
 Switzerland (SUI)
Luzia Ebnöther
Mirjam Ott
Tanya Frei
Laurence Bidaud
Nadia Röthlisberger
 Canada (CAN)
Kelley Law
Julie Skinner
Georgina Wheatcroft
Diane Nelson
Cheryl Noble
2006 Turin
 Sweden (SWE)
Anette Norberg
Eva Lund
Cathrine Lindahl
Anna Svärd
Ulrika Bergman
 Switzerland (SUI)
Mirjam Ott
Binia Beeli
Valeria Spälty
Michèle Moser
Manuela Kormann
 Canada (CAN)
Shannon Kleibrink
Amy Nixon
Glenys Bakker
Christine Keshen
Sandra Jenkins
2010 Vancouver
 Sweden (SWE)
Anette Norberg
Eva Lund
Cathrine Lindahl
Anna Le Moine
Kajsa Bergström
 Canada (CAN)
Cheryl Bernard
Susan O'Connor
Carolyn Darbyshire
Cori Bartel
Kristie Moore
 China (CHN)
Wang Bingyu
Liu Yin
Yue Qingshuang
Zhou Yan
Liu Jinli
2014 Sochi
 Canada (CAN)
Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn McEwen
Kirsten Wall
 Sweden (SWE)
Margaretha Sigfridsson
Maria Prytz
Christina Bertrup
Maria Wennerström
Agnes Knochenhauer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Eve Muirhead
Anna Sloan
Vicki Adams
Claire Hamilton
Lauren Gray


  1. ^ The members of the 1924 British team vary depending on the source. William Jackson, Robin Welsh, Thomas Murray and Laurence Jackson are listed as the medallists by the British Olympic Association and International Society of Olympic Historians.[11][12] The Herald reports that those four are the only British curlers that played, and they received gold medals and certificates.[3] However, the IOC database omits Laurence Jackson and includes T. Aikman, D. G. Astley, W. Brown, R. Cousin and J. McLeod.[13] According to The Herald, the IOC believes that those five also received medals.[3] The World Curling Federation's list agrees with the BOA, but also lists John T. Robertson Aikman [incorrectly] as an alternate.[14]
  2. ^ According to The Herald, D. G. Astley of the British team played for Sweden in their playoff match against France. It reports that Astley won a silver with Sweden, and may have also won a gold as well.[3] However, the IOC database only lists Astley as having won a gold medal with Britain.[13]

Athlete medal leaders[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Norberg, AnetteAnette Norberg  Sweden (SWE) 2006, 2010 2 0 0 2
Lund, EvaEva Lund  Sweden (SWE) 2006, 2010 2 0 0 2
Lindahl, CathrineCathrine Lindahl  Sweden (SWE) 2006, 2010 2 0 0 2
Le Moine, AnnaAnna Le Moine  Sweden (SWE) 2006, 2010 2 0 0 2
Martin, KevinKevin Martin  Canada (CAN) 2002, 2010 1 1 0 2
Nergård, TorgerTorger Nergård  Norway (NOR) 2002–2010 1 1 0 2
Ott, MirjamMirjam Ott  Switzerland (SUI) 2002–2010 0 2 0 2

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Curling equipment and history". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Anna (2006-02-09). "GB curlers awarded belated gold". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gillon, Doug (2006-01-23). "The Herald sweeps Britain to curling gold medal". The Herald. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Brits win curling gold 82 years late". ABC News. 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Britain taste 82-year-old gold". Australian Olympic Committee. 2006-02-10. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Curling History". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  7. ^ "An Agreement By Nagano Games". The New York Times. 1992-11-29. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  8. ^ Hoogkamp, Paul (2010-02-26). "Gold medal thriller goes to Sweden". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  9. ^ Campigotto, Jesse (2010-02-15). "Bernard not the favourite in women's curling". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  10. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  11. ^ "Team GB medalists–Chamonix 1924". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  12. ^ "Great Britain Curling at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  13. ^ a b "1924 curling medallists". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  14. ^ "Results & statistics – I. Olympic Winter Games 1924". World Curling Federation. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 

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