Curling at the 2014 Winter Olympics

The curling competition of the 2014 Winter Olympics was held at the Ice Cube Curling Center, nicknamed "the Ice Cube".[1] It is the sixth time that curling was on the Olympic program. In both the men's and women's competitions, ten nations competed.[2] These two events took place from 10 to 21 February 2014.[3]

Curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
VenueIce Cube Curling Center, Sochi, Russia
Dates10–21 February 2014
Competitors100 from 12 nations
Men's curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
 Canada
 Great Britain
 Sweden
Women's curling
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
 Canada
 Sweden
 Great Britain

The Canadian women's team went through the whole competition undefeated, the first time this has happened in an Olympic women's curling competition. Additionally, both the Canadian men's and women's teams won the gold medal, becoming the first country to do so in the history of the event.

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada (CAN)2002
2 Great Britain (GBR)0112
 Sweden (SWE)0112
Totals (3 nations)2226

Medal events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
 Canada (CAN)
Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E. J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Caleb Flaxey
 Great Britain (GBR)
David Murdoch
Greg Drummond
Scott Andrews
Michael Goodfellow
Tom Brewster
 Sweden (SWE)
Niklas Edin
Sebastian Kraupp
Fredrik Lindberg
Viktor Kjäll
Oskar Eriksson
Women
 Canada (CAN)
Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn McEwen
Kirsten Wall
 Sweden (SWE)
Margaretha Sigfridsson
Maria Prytz
Christina Bertrup
Maria Wennerström
Agnes Knochenhauer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Eve Muirhead
Anna Sloan
Vicki Adams
Claire Hamilton
Lauren Gray

Qualification

Qualification to the curling tournaments at the Winter Olympics was determined through two methods. Nations could qualify teams by earning qualification points from performances at the 2012 and 2013 World Curling Championships. Teams could also qualify through an Olympic qualification event which was held in the autumn of 2013. Seven nations qualified teams via World Championship qualification points, while two nations qualified through the qualification event. As host nation, Russia qualified teams automatically, thus making a total of ten teams per gender in the curling tournaments.[4]

Participating nations

Twelve nations participated, with the number of athletes participating per nation in parentheses. South Korea made its Olympic curling debut.

Results summary

Men

Round robin

The men's curling competition began with a round-robin tournament, where every team played every other team. The top four teams from the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Teams to tiebreaker
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Sweden Niklas Edin 816044383018886%
 Canada Brad Jacobs 726953393614784%
 China Liu Rui 726750413711585%
 Norway Thomas Ulsrud 545253363318586%
 Great Britain David Murdoch 545149373515883%
 Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 455461323717481%
 Russia Andrey Drozdov 365870363813777%
 Switzerland Sven Michel 364746313422783%
 United States John Shuster 274758303914780%
 Germany John Jahr 185374383910976%
Results
Team
Record
 Canada 9–8 7–6 11–8 7–5 10–4 7–4 6–7 4–5 8–6 7–2
 China 8–9 7–4 11–7 6–5 7–5 9–6 5–6 5–4 9–4 7–2
 Denmark 6–7 4–7 6–3 6–8 5–3 11–10 8–5 3–9 5–9 4–5
 Germany 8–11 7–11 3–6 6–7 5–8 7–8 4–8 8–7 5–8 1–8
 Great Britain 5–7 5–6 8–6 7–6 6–7 7–4 4–8 4–2 5–3 5–4
 Norway 4–10 5–7 3–5 8–5 7–6 9–8 4–5 5–3 7–4 5–4
 Russia 4–7 6–9 10–11 8–7 4–7 8–9 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–6
 Sweden 7–6 6–5 5–8 8–4 8–4 5–4 8–4 7–5 6–4 8–1
 Switzerland 5–4 4–5 9–3 8–9 2–4 3–5 6–7 5–7 6–3 3–6
 United States 6–8 4–9 9–5 8–5 3–5 4–7 6–7 4–6 3–6 2–7

Playoffs

The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin advanced to the playoffs. The fourth seed was determined by a tiebreaker game between Norway and Great Britain, which Great Britain won with a score of 6–5.

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Sweden 5  
  4  Great Britain 6    
      4  Great Britain 3
      2  Canada 9
  2  Canada 10    
  3  China 6   Bronze medal game
 
1  Sweden 6
  3  China 4
Bronze medal game

Friday, 21 February, 12:30 pm

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Sweden (Edin) 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6
 China (Liu) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
Player percentages
 Sweden  China
Viktor Kjäll94% Zang Jialiang86%
Fredrik Lindberg88% Ba Dexin91%
Sebastian Kraupp76% Xu Xiaoming81%
Niklas Edin94% Liu Rui86%
Total88% Total86%
Gold medal game

Friday, 21 February, 5:30 pm

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Great Britain (Murdoch) 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X 3
 Canada (Jacobs) 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 X X 9
Player percentages
 Great Britain  Canada
Michael Goodfellow92% Ryan Harnden94%
Scott Andrews67% E. J. Harnden92%
Greg Drummond88% Ryan Fry81%
David Murdoch69% Brad Jacobs95%
Total79% Total91%

Women

Round robin

The women's curling competition began with a round-robin tournament, where every team played every other team. The top four teams from the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

Standings

Final round robin standings

Key
Teams to playoffs
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends
Shot %
 Canada Jennifer Jones 9072404327121486%
 Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson 725852373513780%
 Switzerland Mirjam Ott 546360373813778%
 Great Britain Eve Muirhead 547458393591180%
 Japan Ayumi Ogasawara 455967394141076%
 Denmark Lene Nielsen 455756344012978%
 China Wang Bingyu 455862363810481%
 South Korea Kim Ji-sun 366065353710679%
 Russia Anna Sidorova 364856333519682%
 United States Erika Brown 18427533408576%
Results
Team
Record
 Canada 9–2 8–5 9–6 8–6 5–3 9–4 9–3 8–5 7–6 9–0
 China 2–9 6–9 7–8 5–8 7–5 11–3 7–6 6–10 7–4 4–5
 Denmark 5–8 9–6 8–7 3–8 4–7 7–4 6–7 6–7 9–2 4–5
 Great Britain 6–9 8–7 7–8 12–3 9–6 10–8 4–6 6–8 12–3 5–4
 Japan 6–8 8–5 8–3 3–12 8–4 7–12 4–8 9–7 6–8 4–5
 Russia 3–5 5–7 7–4 6–9 4–8 4–8 4–5 6–3 9–6 3–6
 South Korea 4–9 3–11 4–7 8–10 12–7 8–4 4–7 6–8 11–2 3–6
 Sweden 3–9 6–7 7–6 6–4 8–4 5–4 7–4 9–8 7–6 7–2
 Switzerland 5–8 10–6 7–6 8–6 7–9 3–6 8–6 8–9 7–4 5–4
 United States 6–7 4–7 2–9 3–12 8–6 6–9 2–11 6–7 4–7 1–8

Playoffs

The top four teams at the conclusion of the round robin advanced to the playoffs.

  Semifinals     Gold medal game
                 
  1  Canada 6  
  4  Great Britain 4    
      1  Canada 6
      2  Sweden 3
  2  Sweden 7    
  3  Switzerland 5   Bronze medal game
 
4  Great Britain 6
  3  Switzerland 5
Bronze medal game

Thursday, 20 February, 12:30

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Great Britain (Muirhead) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 6
 Switzerland (Ott) 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
Player percentages
 Great Britain  Switzerland
Claire Hamilton91% Janine Greiner78%
Vicki Adams74% Carmen Küng81%
Anna Sloan74% Carmen Schäfer73%
Eve Muirhead89% Mirjam Ott85%
Total82% Total79%
Gold medal game

Thursday, 20 February, 17:30

Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Canada (Jones) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 X 6
 Sweden (Sigfridsson) 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 3
Player percentages
 Canada  Sweden
Dawn McEwen99% Margaretha Sigfridsson94%
Jill Officer76% Maria Wennerström88%
Kaitlyn Lawes68% Christina Bertrup79%
Jennifer Jones88% Maria Prytz85%
Total82% Total86%

References

  1. "Venue details at host site". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on November 24, 2011.
  2. "Championship Overview". World Curling Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  3. "Curling Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014" (PDF). World Curling Federation. December 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
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