While the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are on February 4th, viewers have the opportunity to begin watching curling on February 2nd. There will be 17 days of curling for you to enjoy this olympics. Below is a list of things you should know before the games start.
History of Curling in the Olympics
Curling was first introduced at the 1924 Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France. The sport then reappeared as a men’s demonstration sport during the 1932 Winter Olympics in New York. For many years, curling was set aside; the sport returned again as a demonstration sport for both men and women in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics. Curling was officially added to the Olympic program as a medal sport in the 1998 Winter Olympics and a women’s and men’s event has remained ever since. In 2015, the International Olympic Committee decided to add a new event, Mixed Doubles, which was included for the first time at the 2018 Winter Olympics.