The Jamaica Olympic Association, officially welcomed the newest local sporting body the Jamaica Curling Federation, JCF, into the JOA family at a press conference at their offices at Olympic Manor on Monday.

Curling Jamaica was established in 2020, but their growth has been slow due largely to covid.

The Federation currently boast over 20 athletes, in the USA, Canada, UK and Scotland,

A Jamaican female team represented the country at Pan Continental Championships in Canada, Last year.

The team of Captain Cristiene Hall-Teravainen, Madeleine Spurgeon Vice-captain, Margot Shepherd-Spurgeon and
Stephanie Chen finished second from the 4-team B-division.

Meanwhile, Last year Jamaica’s mixed doubles team competed at the World Qualifiers finishing with a record of 2-wins and 4-losses.

26 teams participated where the top 4 teams qualified directly for the Mixed Doubles World Championships.

Jamaica’s group included China and France who eventually qualified for the Worlds.

President of the JCF, Ian Robertson, says the plan is to be active during 2024.

Robertson says they hope to qualify a team for the Winter Olympics by 2034.

Ian Robertson.