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Canada complete Curling World Cup clean sweep with men’s win

Canada are guaranteed one team in each discipline at the Curling World Cup Grand Final, in Beijing, China next May, after their women’s, men’s and mixed doubles teams won each final at the inaugural Curling World Cup leg in the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in Suzhou, China.

Canada win women’s Curling World Cup event in Suzhou, China

Rachel Homan put in a flawless performance to lead Canada to a 7-3 victory over Sweden in the women's final at the Curling World Cup first leg in Suzhou, China. The Canadian skip has been a class act all week and was the star turn once more in a final which her rink dominated throughout.

Canada win first-ever Curling World Cup mixed doubles finals

Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres gave Canada the perfect start to Curling World Cup finals day in Suzhou, China with victory in the mixed doubles final over the United States. Their 7-3 victory, in the brand new Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, hinged on a steal for three points in the fifth end as United States' Sarah Anderson got the wrong line with a takeout shot.

Members vote to change World Mixed Doubles format and first African Member joins at AGA 2018

The Members Associations of the World Curling Federation have voted to change the format of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after an emergency motion was made by the representatives at the Annual General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary. This event will change from an open entry format to a 20 team world championship and a separate open entry World Challenge, from the 2019-2020 season.

World Curling Federation position on McLaren Report investigation

The World Curling Federation has today (Sunday 9 September) announced that no further action will be taken on curlers implicated in the McLaren Reports, published in July and December 2016. These reports, commissioned and published by the World Anti-Doping Agency investigated allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia and at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

Curling World Cup teams to earn World Curling Tour ranking points

Teams competing in the new Curling World Cup will earn points for the World Curling Tour ranking system, also known as the Order of Merit. The World Curling Tour ranking is for individual teams and can include multiple teams from a single Member Association or professional multi-national teams.

World Curling appoint new Competitions and Development Officer

The World Curling Federation has appointed the Czech Republic’s Jiri Snitil as its newest Competitions and Development Officer. Snitil is best known as skip of the Czech Republic’s men’s team. He has represented his country at seven World Men’s Curling Championships. Also, he won a European Curling Championships bronze medal in 2012 and a European Mixed medal in 2008.

Olympians take to coaching at Prague Adult Camp

There’s no age limit when it comes to honing your curling skills. Even the games’ top players, who appear to have textbook perfect technique on the ice are continuously searching for new ways to take their abilities to the next level.

Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018 playing schedule released

The playing and practice schedules for the Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018 is now available.

Mexico to host first World Curling event

The eighth World Curling Congress and Annual General Assembly will be held in Cancun, Mexico between 4 and 6 September 2019, it has been revealed. This is the first time Mexico will host a World Curling Federation sanctioned event – and is a first step towards hosting a full international championship. It is also, only the second time the Congress will be hosted in the Americas zone.

Füssen Junior Camp 2018: The Alumni

Looking at the alumni of any institution is a great way of determining the success of the said institution. Any university will proudly showcase a former student who went on to be famous because it’s an example of grand success.

Everything you need to know about the Curling World Cup

The new Curling World Cup will commence in September and the World Curling Federation can now reveal more details about this four-leg international series. The first of the four legs will take place in the brand new Suzhou Sports Centre, in Suzhou, China. It will then head to the Ralston Arena in Omaha, United States. Next up will be the Jonkoping Curling Club in Jonkoping, Sweden.

World Curling Federation welcomes bigger mixed doubles field for Beijing 2022

Following a successful mixed doubles event at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, in South Korea, an additional two teams will be added to this discipline for the Games in Beijing, China in 2022. This takes the field from eight to ten, bringing the number of teams in line with the women’s and men’s events.

President Kate Caithness stands for third term

The World Curling Federation can confirm that its President, Kate Caithness, will stand, unopposed, for a third term at the upcoming Annual General Assembly in September. The Assembly, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday 9 September, as part of the seventh World Curling Congress, will also see Board Director Andy Anderson stepping down after completing his term.

Füssen Junior Camp 2018: The Campers

Feature writer Michael Houston continues his series on the 20th Anniversary of the Füssen junior camp. Here he meets the campers to find out more about its success... In the run-up to my interview with one of the classes at the Füssen Junior Curling Camp, I did not know what to expect.

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