The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected PyeongChang (Republic of Korea) as the host city of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018 during its 123rd Session in Durban, South Africa. PyeongChang won in the first round of voting with 63 votes, against Munich (25 votes) and Annecy (7 votes).
The Ford Motor Company of Canada has renewed its long-term commitment to the sport of curling by extending its title sponsorship of the World Curling Championships staged in Canada through to 2013, with an option for 2014.
The World Curling Federation is pleased to announce the availability of two new curling ice making courses.
Following the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season, Sweden maintains its position at the top of the World Curling Federation’s women’s rankings and Canada continues to lead the men’s.
Switzerland won gold at the 2011 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in St Paul, USA on Saturday beating Russia a resounding 11-2 in the final. It is the third Mixed Doubles world championship title for Switzerland in the four year history of the event.
In dramatic fashion, Canada stole a 5-4 extra end win over the USA in the Senior Men’s final of the 2011 World Senior Men’s Curling Championship in St Paul, USA. USA Skip Geoff Goodland's final stone of the extra end was heavy and gave the Canadians the win.
Mixed Doubles Semifinals Sweden v Russia Switzerland v France Semifinals – take place on Saturday morning (09:00 local) Medal Games – Gold & Bronze – Saturday afternoon (14:00
Women’s Semi-finals Game 1v4: Canada v Switzerland Game 2v3: USA v Sweden Senior Men’s Semi-finals Canada v Australia USA v Denmark Semi-finals – for Senior Men and Senior Women take place on Saturday morning (09:00 local) Medal Games – Gold & Bronze – Saturday afternoon (14:00 local) Results & linescores: http://www.2011worldcurling.
Senior Men’s Blue Group 1. USA 6-0 (qualified for quarterfinals) 2. England 4-2 (qualified for quarterfinals) 3. Scotland 4-2 (to play quarterfinal qualification game against Germany) 4. Hungary 3-3 5. Japan 3-3 6. France 1-5 7. Netherlands 0-6 Senior Men’s Red Group 1. Canada 6-0 (qualified for quarterfinals) 2. Denmark 5-1 (qualified for quarterfinals) 3.
Mixed Doubles Blue Group 1. Switzerland 7-0 (qualified for quarterfinals) 2. Russia 5-2 (qualified for quarterfinals) 3=Denmark 4-3 3=Slovakia 4-3 3=Canada 4-3 6. Norway 2-5 7. England 1-6 8. Italy 1-6 Switzerland and Russia are through to the quarterfinals.
In the last two weeks, the world of curling has lost two great friends who made a great contribution to the sport in very different ways. Annemie De Jongh was the long time World Curling Federation representative for the Netherlands and served as European Curling Federation Secretary General for many years. She died on 10 April at the age of 85.
Senior Men’s Blue Group USA 6-0 (qualified for QF) Scotland 4-1 England 3-2 Japan 3-2 Hungary 2-3 France 0-5 Netherlands 0-5 Senior Men’s Red Group Canada 5-0 (qualified for
Mixed Doubles Blue Group Switzerland 5-0 Russia 4-1 Denmark 3-2 Slovakia 3-2 Canada 2-4 England 1-4 Italy 1-4 Norway 1-4 Mixed Doubles Red Group Japan 5-1 Sweden 5-1 Hungary 4-2 Finland 3-3
Senior Men’s Blue Group USA 5-0 Japan 3-1 Scotland 3-1 Hungary 2-2 England 2-2 France 0-4 Netherlands 0-5 Senior Men’s Red Group Canada 4-0 Denmark 3-1 Germany 3-2 Sweden