Curling

Facts

Discipline of Curling
Participants 471
NOCs 19
Competitions held 17 (Venues)
Distinct events 5
IF World Curling Federation

Description

Curling was thought to have been invented in medieval Scotland in the 16th century. It was a demonstration sport at the 1932, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Winter Games. In 1924, it also appeared on the Olympic Program, and recent evidence indicates that curling was a full medal sport that year. Previously it had been considered a demonstration sport in 1924. In addition, in 1936 and 1964, German curling (Eisstockschießen was contested as a demonstration sport.

Curling returned to the Olympic Winter Program as a full medal sport at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, and has been held at all Winter Olympics since. The sport is governed by the World Curling Federation (WCF), founded in 1966, and with 67 member federations as of 2020.

Presidents of the World Curling Federation:

All-time medal table

Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada CAN 6 3 3 12
Sweden SWE 4 3 4 11
Great Britain GBR 3 2 1 6
Switzerland SUI 1 3 3 7
Norway NOR 1 2 2 5
United States USA 1 0 1 2
Italy ITA 1 0 0 1
Japan JPN 0 1 1 2
Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
Finland FIN 0 1 0 1
Republic of Korea KOR 0 1 0 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mixed team MIX 3 3 3 9
Canada CAN 1 0 1 2
Switzerland SUI 1 0 1 2
Norway NOR 1 0 0 1
Italy ITA 0 1 0 1
Japan JPN 0 1 0 1
United States USA 0 1 0 1
Russian Federation RUS 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Anette Norberg SWE 2 0 0 2
Eva Lund SWE 2 0 0 2
Cathrine Norberg-Lindahl SWE 2 0 0 2
Anna Svärd-Le Moine SWE 2 0 0 2
John Morris CAN 2 0 0 2
Kaitlyn Lawes CAN 2 0 0 2
Niklas Edin SWE 1 1 1 3
Oskar Eriksson SWE 1 1 1 3
Kevin Martin CAN 1 1 0 2
Torger Nergård NOR 1 1 0 2
Christoffer Sundgren SWE 1 1 0 2
Rasmus Wranå SWE 1 1 0 2

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Michael Brunner SUI 2 0 0 2
Philipp Hösli SUI 1 0 1 2
Nathan Young CAN 1 0 0 1
Laura Nagy HUN 1 0 0 1
Grunde Buraas NOR 1 0 0 1
Nora Østgård NOR 1 0 0 1
Lukas Høstmælingen NOR 1 0 0 1
Ingeborg Forbregd NOR 1 0 0 1
Nicole Muskatewitz GER 1 0 0 1
Lisa Gisler SUI 1 0 0 1
Romano Meier SUI 1 0 0 1
Elena Stern SUI 1 0 0 1
Karlee Burgess CAN 1 0 0 1
Mary Fay CAN 1 0 0 1
Sterling Middleton CAN 1 0 0 1
Tyler Tardi CAN 1 0 0 1
Yako Matsuzawa JPN 1 0 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Curling Men 11
Curling Women 9
Mixed Doubles Mixed 2
Doubles Mixed Youth 3
Curling Mixed Youth 3