Niklas Edin's Sweden rink is set to continue on until Milan Cortina 2026 ©Getty Images

Swedish curling skip Niklas Edin is to continue playing with his familiar rink with an aim at the Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games, after the team's future was left ambiguous following their victory at Beijing 2022.

Edin, considered one of the greatest European curlers of all time, finally claimed the men's Olympic gold medal with Oskar Eriksson, Rasmus Wranå, Christoffer Sundgren and alternate Daniel Magnusson, by beating Bruce Mouat's Britain in the final.

He had previously finished fourth, third and second at consecutive Games before topping the podium.

With his quartet unchanged since 2016, they plan to make it 10 years together after announcing they would not be separating.

Niklas Edin won his sixth world title for Sweden in Las Vegas last month ©WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik
Niklas Edin won his sixth world title for Sweden in Las Vegas last month ©WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik

"We have made the decision to continue for at least another four years and try to fill the entire history of curling with more World Championship titles and another Olympic gold," said Team Edin in a statement.

"After some time of thinking, we have come to the conclusion that the current version of Team Edin - with team members Niklas Edin, Oskar Eriksson, Rasmus Wranå and Christoffer Sundgren - does not intend to take a step back.

"A continued investment obviously places great demands on our surroundings; but family, friends and sponsors will get to take part in an incredible journey. 

"We will stay on top and break new barriers in the sport."

Edin claimed his sixth world title in a nine-year period in Las Vegas in April, making him a nine-time world medallist.

No other skip has won as many World Championships as the 36-year-old.

The Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from February 6 to 22 2026.