Curling at the Winter Olympics
|Curling at the Winter Olympics|
|Events||2 (men: 1; women: 1)|
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Curling was included in the program of the inaugural Winter Olympic Games in 1924 in Chamonix. The results of that competition were not considered official by the International Olympic Committee until 2006. Curling was a demonstration sport at the 1932 Games, and then again after a lengthy absence in 1988 and 1992. The sport was finally added to the official program for the 1998 Nagano Games.
Two events are contested, the men's and women's. A third, mixed doubles, was considered for inclusion in the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, it was rejected because the Olympic Programme Commission felt it had not developed enough. Mixed doubles was approved for inclusion in the 2018 Winter Olympics following an IOC Executive Board meeting in June 2015.
The final placement for each team in each tournament is shown in the following tables.
*Two Swedish teams were awarded two separate silver medals.
Standings in curling medals won as of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
|3||Great Britain (GBR)||2||1||1||4|
|United States (USA)||0||0||1||1|
Note: Two Swedish teams won silvers in 1924.
||Great Britain (GBR)|| Sweden (SWE) I
Sweden (SWE) II1
|1928 → 1994||Not included in the olympic program|
||Switzerland (SUI)||Canada (CAN)||Norway (NOR)|
|2002 Salt Lake City
||Norway (NOR)||Canada (CAN)||Switzerland (SUI)|
||Canada (CAN)||Finland (FIN)||United States (USA)|
||Canada (CAN)||Norway (NOR)||Switzerland (SUI)|
||Canada (CAN)||Great Britain (GBR)||Sweden (SWE)|
- ^ Two silver medals were awarded to two different Swedish teams.
||Canada (CAN)||Denmark (DEN)||Sweden (SWE)|
|2002 Salt Lake City
||Great Britain (GBR)||Switzerland (SUI)||Canada (CAN)|
||Sweden (SWE)||Switzerland (SUI)||Canada (CAN)|
||Sweden (SWE)||Canada (CAN)||China (CHN)|
||Canada (CAN)||Sweden (SWE)||Great Britain (GBR)|
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