At first blush, adding a new curling event to the Olympics would seem to be something that would have Canadians automatically adding another medal to the nation's potential haul.
Look, again, though.
The announcement that mixed doubles curling is being included in the 2018 games in South Korea, does not necessarily mean the world's great curling powerhouse will easily nab a shiny bauble at Pyeongchang.
The International Olympic Committee has green-lighted mixed doubles curling along with new events in three other disciplines - A "big air" event in snowboarding, a mass start event in speed skating and a team event in skiing.
With Canada's dominance in Olympic curling over the last three games (double gold in 2014, gold and silver in 2010 and gold and bronze in 2006) it would be only natural to assume that the same kind of success should easily extend to a new curling event.
However, the history of mixed doubles curling - a game where one man and one woman form a complete team and whereRead More »from Mixed doubles curling added to the Olympics. Will Canada now take the game seriously?