Curling

Facts

Discipline of Curling
Participants 421
NOCs 17
Competitions held 14 (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 45 member federations as of 2010.

Presidents of the World Curling Federation:

All-time medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canada CAN 6 3 2 11
Sweden SWE 3 3 2 8
Great Britain GBR 2 1 1 4
Switzerland SUI 1 3 3 7
Norway NOR 1 1 2 4
United States USA 1 0 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
Japan JPN 0 0 1 1
People's Republic of China CHN 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

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
Kevin Martin CAN 1 1 0 2
Torger Nergård NOR 1 1 0 2
John Shuster USA 1 0 1 2
Jan Betker CAN 1 0 0 1
Atina Ford CAN 1 0 0 1
Marcia Gudereit CAN 1 0 0 1
Joan McCusker CAN 1 0 0 1
Sandra Schmirler CAN 1 0 0 1
Dominic Andres SUI 1 0 0 1
Patrick Hürlimann SUI 1 0 0 1
Patrik Lörtscher SUI 1 0 0 1
Daniel Müller SUI 1 0 0 1
Diego Perren SUI 1 0 0 1
Willie Jackson GBR 1 0 0 1
Tom Murray GBR 1 0 0 1
Robin Welsh GBR 1 0 0 1
Laurence Jackson GBR 1 0 0 1
Debbie Knox GBR 1 0 0 1
Fiona MacDonald GBR 1 0 0 1
Rhona Martin GBR 1 0 0 1
Margaret Morton GBR 1 0 0 1
Janice Rankin GBR 1 0 0 1
Flemming Davanger NOR 1 0 0 1
Bent Ånund Ramsfjell NOR 1 0 0 1
Pål Trulsen NOR 1 0 0 1
Lars Vågberg NOR 1 0 0 1
Brad Gushue CAN 1 0 0 1
Mark Nichols CAN 1 0 0 1
Russ Howard CAN 1 0 0 1
Jamie Korab CAN 1 0 0 1
Mike Adam CAN 1 0 0 1
Adam Enright CAN 1 0 0 1
Ben Hebert CAN 1 0 0 1
Marc Kennedy CAN 1 0 0 1
Dawn McEwen CAN 1 0 0 1
Jennifer Jones CAN 1 0 0 1
Jill Officer CAN 1 0 0 1
Ryan Fry CAN 1 0 0 1
E.J. Harnden CAN 1 0 0 1
Ryan Harnden CAN 1 0 0 1
Brad Jacobs CAN 1 0 0 1
John Landsteiner USA 1 0 0 1
Anna Hasselborg SWE 1 0 0 1
Sofia Mabergs SWE 1 0 0 1
Sara McManus SWE 1 0 0 1
Tyler George USA 1 0 0 1
Matt Hamilton USA 1 0 0 1
Agnes Knochenhauer SWE 1 0 0 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Curling Men 10
Curling Women 8
Mixed Doubles Mixed 1
Doubles Mixed Youth 3
Curling Mixed Youth 3