Friday 16 December 2016
The World Curling Federation (WCF) and Chinese Curling Association (CCA) have today (Friday 16 December) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the two organisations work together to develop the sport of curling, both in China and across the world.
This work will play a vital role in the preparations for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, which will be held in Beijing, China.
WCF President, Kate Caithness, said: "We are honoured to sign this Memorandum with our friends from China. This will not only assist them in their aim of developing a legacy of 300 million Chinese playing winter sports by 2022, but will also help the WCF continue to grow the sport around the world."
Mr Ren, Vice President of Chinese Curling Association said: “The Chinese Curling Association is really honoured and delighted to have further cooperation with the WCF on the occasion of the launching of the third Festival of Snow and Ice for All. CCA will do what we can to support Kate and the WCF to promote curling in China and outside. With the goal of having 300 million people participate in winter sports toward 2022, we are quite sure that curling will be one of China’s favourite winter sports.”
The next three editions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Asia. The two winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea in 2018 and Beijing in 2022 will have four medal events for curling – women’s, men’s, mixed doubles and wheelchair.
To engage with with the WCF on social media in the build to PyeongChang 2018 [9-25 February], follow it on Twitter, Instagram (@WorldCurling) and Facebook (/WorldCurlingFederation) and use the hashtags when posting: #curling #Roadto2018