What is Olympic curling?

Curling is a medal sport at the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It is currently comprised of men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles competitions (the mixed doubles event was played for the first time in the year 2018).

In February 2002 In February 2002, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling competition in 1924’s Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d’Hiver (also known as International Winter Sports Week) could be considered to be officially Olympic events, and not be considered to be demonstration events. This meant that those first Olympic medals in curling, that was at the time played outside, were awarded for the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal awarded by Great Britain, two silver medals awarded by Sweden, and the bronze being awarded to France. The demonstration tournament was held during the 1932 Winter Olympic Games between four teams from Canada and four teams from the United States, with Canada winning 12 games to 4.

Since the sport’s official addition to the sport in 1998’s Olympics, Canada has dominated the sport with their men’s teams winning gold medals in 2006, 2010, and 2014 as well as silver in 2002 and 1998. The women’s team was awarded gold in 1998 and in 2014 and silver in 2010 and a bronze in 2002 and 2006. The mixed doubles team won gold in 2018. You can also check Curling history at sportsmatik.com

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