Ottawa Citizen - - WINTER OLYMPICS -

Curl­ing was added to the 1998 Olympics in Nagano; it was last held of­fi­cially in 1932. Canada’s women’s team, skipped by San­dra Sch­mir­ler, won the gold while the men’s team, skipped by Mike Har­ris, took sil­ver. Canada’s men’s and women’s curl­ing teams have won 10 medals at the five Games in which it was a medal sport. This year, ath­letes will also com­pete in the new curl­ing mixed dou­bles event. It took 82 years for the Bri­tish curl­ing team to re­ceive its gold medals from the 1924 Olympics, where it was con­sid­ered a demon­stra­tion sport. In 2006, the IOC ruled the sport had been part of the of­fi­cial pro­gram.

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