Voting opens for the WCF Athlete Commission

Voting has opened for four positions on the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) Athlete Commission.

The WCF Athlete Commission, established in March 2013, serves as an independent and consultative body, and acts as the collective voice for elite curling athletes.

The nominees, representing 13 of the 56 Member Associations, are:

Adrian Meikle (WAL)
Bingyu Wang (CHN)
Cathy Overton-Clapham (CAN)
David Murdoch (SCO)
Dexin Ba (CHN)
Dorottya Palancsa (HUN)
Kim Forge (AUS)
Kim Soo Hyuk (KOR)
Kosuke Morozumi (JPN)
Lee McCleary (SCO)
Lynette Gill (AUS)
Marek Vydra (CZE)
Nolan Thiessen (CAN)
Patrick McDonald (USA)
Pete Fenson (USA)
Peter de Boer (NZL)
Viktor Kjell (SWE)
Zsolt Kiss (HUN)

Voting details have now been sent to eligible voters. However, if athletes who believe they are eligible to vote have not received any voting information, please contact the WCF office using the email address,

Athletes who have competed in the curling or wheelchair curling events at the Olympic or Paralympic Winter Games, the Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles or Wheelchair Curling World Championships in the last eight years will be eligible to vote in the election.

The new members will be announced shortly after voting closes on 18 October 2016.

Working with its Commissions – Governance, Athlete, Competition and Rules, Finance,
Facilities and Technical Assistance and Zonal – the International Olympic and Paralympic
Committees and the World Anti-Doping Agency, the WCF implements policies to ensure a level playing field in the sport and to protect its athletes from and keep them accountable to issues such as doping, match fixing and illegal betting.

The Athlete Commission played a significant role in establishing the new brushing and sweeping policies and rules that have recently been introduced to elite curling events.