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Canada to be challenged by Brazil for World men’s spot

For the first time, Canada will face a challenge for their place in the World Men's Curling Championship 2018 being held in Las Vegas, USA.

World Curling unveil first mixed curling world ranking

ahead of the World Mixed Curling Championship being held in Champéry, Switzerland from 6-14 October 2017, the first mixed curling world ranking has been published.

New Competitions and Development Officer appointment for World Curling

The World Curling Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Competitions and Development Officer. Paddy Kaeser, who will join the organisation, on 1 January 2018, will work with the World Curling Federation’s Competitions and Development team organising and delivering camps and courses and running international championships as a Technical Delegate.

September 2017: President's Newsletter

The President's Newsletter for September 2017 has been published.

Member Association Spotlight: September 2017

With our new look President's Newsletter, unveiled for the 2017-2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games season, we introduce a new section to our website - the Member Association Spotlight. This page is here to celebrate the great development work going on, all around the world, by our 60 Member Associations. Thanks to all those who submitted articles for the September 2017 newsletter.

World Curling reaches 60 members

At the conclusion of the sixth World Curling Congress, in Bled, Slovenia, the World Curling Federation Board has accepted new Associations into its membership, taking the told number of Member Associations to 60. Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal and Saudi Arabia have all been approved into conditional membership.

World Curling Championships to grow after Annual General Assembly

The 56 Member Associations of the World Curling Federation have voted to increase the number of teams at its World Wheelchair, Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships. To reflect the Paralympic Winter Games wheelchair curling tournament, 12 teams will now compete at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships from 2019 onwards.

World Series of Curling given major boost towards implementation

The World Curling Federation – at the sixth World Curling Congress, taking place in Bled, Slovenia – can confirm that a brand new annual, four-leg, World Series of Curling, will be introduced from season 2018-2019.

Curling to feature daily at PyeongChang 2018

The competition schedule for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games was launched on Thursday (14 September), verifying that curling will feature every single day of the Games - giving the sport unprecedented exposure. Mixed doubles - which makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang - runs from 8 to 13 February, with the finals taking place on Tuesday 13 February.

Historic season leads to Olympic selection for Russia’s women’s team

We move onto our fourth Member Association to compete at the Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, in the Republic of Korea, in February 2018. This week we meet the Russian women’s team lead by skip Anna Sidorova and made up of third and vice-skip Margarita Fomina, second Alexandra Raeva, lead Nkeiruka Ezekh and alternate Alina Kovaleva.

World Curling and Curling Canada extend world championship agreement

One of the most enduring and mutually beneficial working agreements in sport will be extended through to the 2019-2020 season, it was announced today by the World Curling Federation and Curling Canada. The two governing bodies will continue to work together in staging a world championship in Canada in 2019 (World Men’s) and 2020 (World Women’s).

New championship formats to headline sixth World Curling Congress

The sixth World Curling Congress will begin on Thursday 14 September in Bled, Slovenia with new championship formats the primary topic of discussion and decision making. Representatives from the World Curling Federation’s 56 Member Associations will decide on the future of the World Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships, with two alternative formats being proposed.