Curling History

Curling dates back early, to around 1958 at the North Shore Winter Club and possibily 1952 at the Capilano Winter club, on the north Shore. Curling in Vancouver dates back to 1912 in the City of Vancouver.

Olympic curling

Curling has been an official sport in the Winter Olympic Games since the 1998 Winter Olympics. It currently includes men's and women's tournaments.

A mixed doubles Olympic tournament was considered but rejected for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.[12]

In February 2002, the International Olympic Committee retroactively decided that the curling competition from the 1924 Winter Olympics (originally called Semaine des Sports d'Hiver, or International Winter Sports Week) would be considered official Olympic events and no longer be considered demonstration events.

Curling at Youth Olympic Games 2012

Thus, the first Olympic medals in curling, which at the time was played outside, were awarded for the 1924 Winter Games, with the gold medal won by Great Britain and Ireland, two silver medals by Sweden, and the bronze by France.

A demonstration tournament was also held during the 1932 Winter Olympic Games between four teams from Canada and four teams from the United States, with Canada winning 12 games to 4.[13][14]

Since the 1998 Olympics, Canada has dominated the sport with their men's teams winning gold in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and silver in 1998 & 2002. The women's team won gold in 1998 & 2014, a silver in 2010, and a bronze in 2002 & 2006.

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Main article: Curling at the Winter Olympics

Special needs in curling

Main article: Wheelchair curling

Curling has been adapted for wheelchair users and people otherwise unable to throw the stone from the hack.

These curlers may use a device known as a "curler's cue" or "delivery stick". The cue holds on to the handle of the stone and is then pushed along by the curler.

At the end of delivery, the curler pulls back on the cue, which releases it from the stone.

The Canadian Curling Association Rules of Curling allows the use of a delivery stick in club play but does not permit it in championships.

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