What exactly is Olympic curling?

Curling has been a sport that has earned medals during the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It currently has men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles events (the mixed doubles competition was held for the first time in 2018).

In February 2002 in February 2002, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling event from the 1924 Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d’Hiver (also known as International Winter Sports Week) was to be considered officially Olympic events and not be considered as demonstration events. Thus, one of the first Olympic medals for curling, that was at the time played in the open, were awarded for the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal awarded to Great Britain, two silver medals by Sweden, and the bronze medal by France. The demonstration event was organized 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 introduction to the sport in 1998’s Olympics, Canada has dominated the sport with their male teams winning gold in 2006 in 2010, 2010, and 2014 with silver medals in 2002 and 1998. The women’s team won gold in both 1998 and 2014, a silver in 2010 as well as a bronze medal in 2002 and 2006. Team mixed doubles also won gold in the year 2018. You can also check Curling history at sportsmatik.com

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