What exactly is Olympic curling?

Curling has been a sport that has earned medals at the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It currently includes men’s, mixed doubles, and women’s championships (the mixed doubles event was played for the first time in the year 2018).

In February 2002, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling event in 1924’s Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d’Hiver or International Winter Sports Week) will be considered to be official Olympic events and would no longer be considered as demonstration events. Thus, those first Olympic medals in curling, which at the time was played outdoors, were given for the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal awarded by Great Britain, two silver medals awarded by Sweden, and the bronze awarded by France. The demonstration event was played during the 1932 Winter Olympic Games between four teams from Canada and four teams from the United States, with Canada winning 12 games to four.

Since the sport’s official addition during the 1998 Olympics, Canada has dominated the sport with their men’s teams winning gold medals in 2006 2010 and 2014 along with silver in 2002 and 1998. Women’s teams won gold in both 1998 and 2014 and silver in 2010 and a bronze in 2002 and 2006. A mixed team won gold in 2018. You can also check Curling history at sportsmatik.com

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