Host City: Chamonix, France
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Chamonix
Date Started: January 28, 1924
Date Finished: January 30, 1924
Format: Round-robin tournament.
Four teams had entered for the competition, but Switzerland withdrew its team. This was a shame, as the Swiss were expected to have given the British team some opposition. They now won two lop-sided matches against Sweden (38-6) and France (46-4). The winning team consisted entirely of Scots, including father [Willie Jackson] and his son [Laurence]. William, the team's skip, later became the president of the [RCCC].
The 1924 curling competition has probably one of the highest average competitor ages of all events in Olympic history. The youngest known competitor is Laurence Jackson, who was 23, but most of the players were over the age of forty. [Ãdlund]'s teammate [Carl August Kronlund] was the oldest in competition, with 58.
Although the Swedes only played two matches, eight players competed, with only a completely different team in both matches. One of the Swedes, [Johan Petter Ã hlÃ©n], was an accomplished businessman. Starting out with a small-town mail-order business, he eventually founded a department store chain and a publishing house, both bearing his name to this day.