What exactly is Olympic curling?

Curling is a gold-medal sport in the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. The current season includes men’s women’s and mixed doubles competitions (the mixed doubles event was held for the first time in the year 2018).

In February 2002 The International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling tournament of the 1924 Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d’Hiver, or International Winter Sports Week) will be considered to be officially Olympic events and not be considered to be demonstration events. So, the first Olympic medals for curling which was played in the open, were awarded during the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal awarded by Great Britain, two silver medals from Sweden, and the bronze by France. The demonstration event was held in the 1932 Winter Olympic Games between four teams from Canada and four teams from the United States, with Canada winning 12 games against 4.

Since the sport’s introduction during the 1998 Olympics, Canada has dominated the sport , with their men’s teams winning gold in 2006 2010 and 2014, and silver in 1998 and 2002. The women’s team won gold in the year 1998 and 2014 with a silver medal in 2010, and a bronze in 2002 and in 2006. The mixed doubles team also won gold in the year 2018. You can also check Curling history at sportsmatik.com

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