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Estonia win World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2018

As host city Tallinn, in Estonia, prepares to present the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships for the first time tomorrow (16 November) the Estonian wheelchair curling team were hard at work themselves in Lohja, Finland.

World Wheelchair-B event moves into play-off stages

Slovakia and Latvia have both qualified directly to the semi-finals of the World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2018 in Lohja, Finland on Wednesday (14 November), at the conclusion of the event’s round robin. Slovakia topped Group A undefeated with six wins from six, while Latvia were first in Group B with five wins from six games.

Winners of curling's Sports Media Trainee Programme selected for 2018-2019

The Sports Media Trainee Programme (SMTP) is set for its sixth year of the programme with a strong line-up of candidates who will work with the World Curling Federation’s media team this season.

Three teams set to battle in America’s Challenge

The America’s Challenge is set to take place at the Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, Minnesota, United States from 15 to 18 November 2018. This season, the America’s Challenge takes place prior to the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 to decide the second America’s zone qualifier.

New World Curling Academy to aid curling’s international growth

The World Curling Federation and the World Academy of Sport, a global leader in international sport education, have partnered together to enhance the growth of curling across the world. The two organisations will create a global structure for the World Curling Federation’s development programmes and educational resources to be known as the World Curling Academy.

International curling returns to Estonia with Le Gruyère AOP Europeans

International championship curling returns to Estonia when the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 gets underway on Saturday (17 November) in Tallinn’s Tondiraba Ice Hall.

New Technical Commission charged with sustaining outstanding ice conditions

The World Curling Federation is in the process of appointing a new Technical Commission which will be charged with achieving the highest level playing conditions at all levels of the games. The Commission will be made up of between four and eight members. Applications for the commission are now being taken until Friday 30 November 2018.

Japan win Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 men’s title

On Saturday evening in the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, Japan won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 men’s title and gold medals after defeating China 9-7. Both Japan and China have also qualified for the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 in Lethbridge, Canada.

Korea women win gold at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018

Korea have won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 women’s gold medals and title by defeating Japan, 12-8, on Saturday (10 November) afternoon in the Gangnueng Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. Both Japan and Korea have also qualified for the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Estonian Curling ensuring their country is “an attractive place to curl”

Estonia’s relationship with curling is an unorthodox one. A nation that joined the World Curling Federation as an associate member only 15 years ago, Estonia had a relatively successful start in the sport, coming close to the play-offs in the European Curling Championships B-Division for both the women and men in 2005. A lull period ensued before results picked up at the Europeans.

Pioneer Hi-Bred named title sponsor for World Men’s Curling Championship 2019

A world leader in the agriculture industry will also be a world-leading supporter of the sport of curling, it has been announced today. Pioneer Hi-Bred will be the title sponsor for the World Men’s Curling Championship.

361˚ World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 delivers wide-ranging benefits to Las Vegas

The 361˚ World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 generated $USD 8.9 million of direct economic impact for Las Vegas according to Sportcal’s latest Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Study.

International wheelchair curling set to return in Lohja, Finland

International wheelchair curling returns this Friday (9 November), for the first time since March’s Paralympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea, with the World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2018 in the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.

“If you smile, the world will smile back at you,” Marie Wright’s Paralympic journey

The wonderful thing about an Olympics and Paralympics is that its legacy doesn’t just impact the host nation, or an individual sport as a whole, it can reach down and change the life of an individual athlete from the other side of the world or inspire a viewer to set ambitions they may never have had before.

Pacific-Asia curling event a chance to gauge post-Olympic momentum

There are many reasons why a city decides to bid for an Olympic Games. One of the main reasons is the legacy left afterwards. The likes of China, Canada and Great Britain have all benefited from being a host nation and in turn have seen a boost in performance. The next nation that could follow this success is South Korea, after their most successful Winter Olympics, winning a record 17 medals.

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