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George Karrys

Full name: George Karrys
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: February 15, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Tam-Heather Country Club, Scarborough (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Curling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

George Karrys played soccer growing up and dreamed of becoming a professional player but, after years of pressure from his friends, he agreed to try curling and instantly fell in love. By then it was 1982 and Karrys was 15 but, by 1986, he was competing at the national level in Canada as a junior. In the early 1990s he joined Mike Harris’ rink (team) and, in a surprise victory, they won the Olympic qualifying event in 1997, which sent them to represent their country at the 1998 Winter Olympics. At the tournament Karrys was lead and the team took home a silver medal, losing only to Switzerland in the final match. He remained with the Harris rink after teammates Richard Hart and Collin Mitchell left for Team Glenn Howard in 2000, but retired from active play in 2003. In 2001 he served as a technical advisor to the Canadian comedy film “Men with Brooms”. He is now the World Curling Federation officer for media relations and owns “The Curling News”, a premiere publication on the sport. He is also involved with charitable organizations, such as the KidSports program of Ontario that helps children of lesser means become involved in sports.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Men's Curling Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Curling

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result %
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Final Standings 2 1998-02-09 84%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1998-02-15 SUI 9, CAN 3 98%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1998-02-14 CAN 7, USA 1 90%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #3 1 1998-02-09 CAN 7, JPN 4 79%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #6 1 1998-02-10 CAN 11, USA 3 88%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #9 1 1998-02-10 CAN 10, GBR 3 75%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #15 1 1998-02-11 CAN 10, GER 6 65%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #20 1 1998-02-12 CAN 8, SUI 3 93%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #22 1 1998-02-12 CAN 6, SWE 3 78%
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Curling Canada CAN Round-Robin Match #28 2 1998-02-13 NOR 10, CAN 8 90%
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