PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Starts Fri Feb 9, 2018
Ends Sun Feb 25, 2018

Gangneung Curling Centre
, Republic of Korea

Ten men’s and ten women’s teams: one from the host National Olympic Committee (NOC) and seven teams from the NOCs that have gained the most qualification points from the two previous Men’s and Women’s World Curling Championships and two teams from the Olympic Qualification Event (OQE) which is open to teams which played in any of the four previous Men’s or Women’s World Curling Championships and did not gain sufficient qualification points to directly qualify for the Olympic Winter Games.

The Olympic Men and Women's Curling Competitions will be held with 10 teams while the Mixed Doubles competition will be held with 8 teams.

Korea, as host (1), receives an automatic entry. Seven (7) places will be offered to the National Olympic Committees of the Member Associations of the World Curling Federation, who have gained the most qualifying points from the World Women’s Curling Championships (WWCC), World Men's Curling Championships (WMCC) and the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships held in 2016 and 2017.

In the Men and Women’s competition the top two teams from the 2017 Olympic Qualification Event (OQE) will fill the remaining two (2) places. NOCs can enter the OQE if they have not gained enough qualification points to directly qualify, or have participated in the 2014 or 2015 WWCCs/WMCCs, or placed 3rd in the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships during the current Olympic cycle.

Points are awarded according to final ranking of the 12 participating teams in the championships as follows: 14 – 12 – 10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1.

Teams will be ranked at the WWCCs and WMCCs, WMDCCs and Olympic Qualification Points will be awarded, according to the WCF Rules of Competition C9 – Team Ranking Procedure.

Olympic Winter Games Qualification Points

2014 2015 2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 Switzerland Yes Yes 14 14
2 Japan x Yes 12 12
3 Russia Yes Yes 10 10
4 Canada Yes Yes 9 9
5 Great Britain* Yes Yes 8 8
6 USA Yes Yes 7 7
7 Korea** Yes x 6 6
8 Denmark Yes Yes 5 5
9 Sweden Yes Yes 4 4
10 Germany Yes Yes 3 3
11 Finland x Yes 2 2
12 Italy x x 1 1
13 China Yes Yes x 0
14 Czech Republic Yes x x 0
15 Latvia Yes x x 0
16 Norway x Yes x 0
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Women';s Curling Championships.
** Korea as host country for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has guaranteed qualification.
2014 2015 2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 Canada Yes Yes 14 14
2 Denmark Yes x 12 12
3 USA Yes Yes 10 10
4 Japan Yes Yes 9 9
5 Norway Yes Yes 8 8
6 Sweden Yes Yes 7 7
7 Great Britain* Yes Yes 6 6
8 Finland x Yes 5 5
9 Switzerland Yes Yes 4 4
10 Russia Yes Yes 3 3
11 Korea** x x 2 2
12 Germany Yes x 1 1
13 China Yes Yes x 0
14 Czech Republic Yes Yes x 0
15 Italy x Yes x 0
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Men';s Curling Championships.
** Korea as host country for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has guaranteed qualification.
2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 Russia 14 14
2 China 12 12
3 USA 10 10
4 (Scotland) Great Britain* 9 9
5 Canada 8 8
6 Estonia 7 7
7 Finland 6 6
8 England* 5 5
9 Norway 4 4
10 Slovakia 3 3
11 Austria 2 2
12 Ireland 1 1
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.
** Korea as host country for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has guaranteed qualification.