Donna Statzell obituary

The World Curling Federation is saddened to hear of the death of Donna Statzell, from the United States.

President Kate Caithness said: "It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our dear friend Donna. She was well respected within the curling family by both athletes and officials. She umpired at four Olympic Winter Games - Salt Lake City, Torino, Vancouver and Sochi and had been Chief Umpire at many U.S. and International events. Most recently, Donna served as Deputy Chief at the World Men's Curling Championship 2018 in Las Vegas.

"The curling world has lost a dear friend and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this sad time."