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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.

Sport Media Trainee Programme 2017-2018

The World Curling Federation is pleased to be offering its Sports Media Trainee Programme for another year. Full time students, from around the world, are invited to submit entries for our development programme, that immerses aspiring journalists and photographers in the heart of elite, international competition.

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.

Estonia win gold at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

Estonia pair, Marie Turmann and Harri Lill took the gold medals at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ being held in Naseby, New Zealand. In the final Estonia claimed a 7-6 victory over defending champions, Canada, featuring Kaylnn Park and Charley Thomas to win the gold medals. Estonia took an early lead with a score of three points in the first end.

Semi-finals line-ups set at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

The round-robin stage and quarter-finals of the mixed doubles curling competition at the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, being held in Naseby, New Zealand has drawn to a close today (Tuesday 29 August). In Pool A, defending champions Canada topped the group with a perfect seven wins and zero losses record to progress directly to the semi-final stage.

From playing Yatzy on tour to the Olympic Winter Games

Welcome to our third Olympic Winter Games 2018 athletes feature, where we meet the teams selected to represent Sweden at PyeongChang 2018. Sweden women will be skipped by Anna Hasselborg in the Gangneung Curling Centre, during the Games.

Mixed doubles curling returns to Naseby with the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

Ahead of making its Olympic Winter Games debut, in February 2018, mixed doubles curling returns to the Maniototo Curling International Rink in Naseby, New Zealand when the 2017 Audio quattro Winter Games NZ begins on Saturday 26 August 2017.

Edox timekeepers for Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017

The World Curling Federation and its marketing partner, Infront Sports & Media, can confirm that Swiss watchmakers, Edox et Vista SA – commonly referred to as Edox – will once again be the official timekeepers of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in 2017.

Australia and New Zealand team up for Stepping Stones development

The World Curling Federation’s most recently introduced development programme – Stepping Stones – has made its second stop in Naseby, New Zealand. The New Zealand Curling Association and Australian Curling Federation teamed-up to deliver the programme to its junior, men’s, mixed doubles and women’s teams - 45 athletes and nine coaches.

Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2017 schedule released

The schedule for the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2017 is now

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