Qualification

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

Qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games 2014 2015 2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 Canada Yes Yes 9 14 23
2 Russia Yes Yes 10 12 22
3 Switzerland Yes Yes 14 5 19
4 Great Britain* Yes Yes 8 10 18
5 United States Yes Yes 7 8 15
6 Sweden Yes Yes 4 9 13
7 Korea** Yes x 6 7 13
8 Japan x Yes 12 x 12
9 China Yes Yes x 2 2
10 Denmark Yes Yes 5 1 6
Teams below competed in the Olympic Qualification Event 2017 (in Pilsen, Czech Republic). Teams 9 and 10 above qualified in Pilsen for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
1 Germany Yes Yes 3 4 7
2 Czech Republic Yes x x 6 6
3 Italy x x 1 3 4
4 Finland x Yes 2 x 2
5 Norway x Yes x x 0
6 Latvia Yes x x 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.
Qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games 2014 2015 2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 Canada Yes Yes 14 14 28
2 Sweden Yes Yes 7 12 19
3 United States Yes Yes 10 9 19
4 Japan Yes Yes 9 6 15
5 Switzerland Yes Yes 4 10 14
6 Great Britain* Yes Yes 6 7 13
7 Norway Yes Yes 8 5 13
8 Korea** x x 2 x 2
9 Italy x Yes x 4 4
10 Denmark Yes x 12 x 12
Teams below competed in the Olympic Qualification Event 2017 (in Pilsen, Czech Republic). Teams 9 and 10 above qualified in Pilsen for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
1 China Yes Yes x 8 8
2 Finland x Yes 5 x 5
3 Germany Yes x 1 3 4
4 Russia Yes Yes 3 1 4
5 Netherlands x x x 2 2
6 Czech Republic Yes Yes 0 0 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.
Qualified for the 2018 Olympics 2016 2017 Olympic Points
1 China 12 10 22
2 Canada 8 12 20
3 Russia 14 4 18
4 Switzerland 0 14 14
5 United States 10 3 13
6 Norway 4 8 12
7 Finland 6 6 12
8 Korea ** 0 7 7
9 Great Britain (Scotland) * 9 2 11
10 Czech Republic 0 9 9
11 Estonia 7 0 7
12 Latvia 0 5 5
13 England * 5 0 5
14 Slovakia 3 0 3
15 Austria 2 0 2
16 Italy 0 1 1
17 Ireland 1 0 1
* 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