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Sweden and Canada advance to three-way tie for first place

Sweden captured their fifth win on Monday night (20 February) alongside Canada at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017. These teams now advance to a three-way tie with Scotland, who played earlier this morning, at the top of the women’s standings.

Canada steal victory from Norway as they become tied in second place

Korea continued their unbeaten run with a 9-3 win over Sweden in Monday (20 February) afternoon’s seventh session of men’s round robin play, in the Gangneung Curling Centre, Gangneung, Republic of Korea.

#CurlClean a success at VoIP Defender World Juniors

Just in time for the VoIP World Junior World Championships 2017 in Gangneung, Korea, the World Curling Federation (WCF) joined forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to promote a new Legacy Initiative, labelled #CurlClean. The baseline for the programme is simple: creating awareness and promoting clean sport.

#WJCC2017: The voices behind the mic

With World Curling TV’s broadcast now underway at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 here’s a look at the voices behind the microphones. Fittingly our two commentators have come together from opposite ends of the earth… Eleanor Adviento, from New Zealand, is commentating with World Curling TV for the first time at this event.

Korea men undefeated with four wins in Gangneung

Korea men led the field at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 on Sunday (19 February) morning with a close game against USA, which they won 7-4. On sheet B, in the Gangneung Curing Centre, the home team put the first point on the board and USA responded equally, as was the fashion for the entirety of the game.

WJCC 2017: Sports Media Trainee blog

Katerina Maryschuk and Thomas Rowland have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017. They are the latest competition winners of the World Curling Federation (WCF) Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Russia win double gold at 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival

Russia took the gold medals in both the men and women’s competitions at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival being held in Erzurum Curling Hall in Erzurum, Turkey. In the men’s final Russia defeated Netherlands by a score of 5-3 after seven ends.

One year on Youth Olympians in Korea for WJCC 2017

Some 12 months ago, young athletes from seven Olympic winter sports descended on the Norwegian city of Lillehammer for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games. It was there that the mixed curling event hosted 16 teams in a five-day competition.

2017 European Youth Olympic Festival Round robin stage draws to a close

The round robin stage of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival being held in Erzurum, Turkey has drawn to a close. In the men’s competition Slovenia topped the group with a record of three wins and one loss. They began their competition with an 8-1 victory over Norway, before losing their next game to Russia by a score of 5-3.

LIVE: VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017

LIVE: VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships

Asian Winter Games return to Sapporo for the third time

International curling returns to Sapporo, in Hokkaido, Japan, when the 8th Asian Winter Games begin on Saturday (18 February) in the Sapporo Curling Stadium. Sapporo is the fourth largest city in Japan, the largest on the northern island of Hokkaido and played host to the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, the first ever held in Asia as well as the first ever Asian Winter games in 1986.

VoIP Defender WJCC 2017 testing teams from around the globe and the 2018 Olympic venue

Women’s and men’s teams representing 12 Member Associations from across the globe will come together in the Republic of Korea on Thursday (16 February), as the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC) gets underway. This Olympic Winter Games 2018 test event will be held in the Gangneung Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Korea from 16 to 26 February.

European Curling Championships 2018 bound for Tallinn, Estonia

The European Curling Championships 2018 (ECC) will take place next year, between 16 and 24 November, at the Tondiraba Ice Hall, in Tallinn, Estonia. The Estonian Curling Association signed an agreement with the World Curling Federation (WCF) to host the championships, at a special signing ceremony attended by WCF President, Kate Caithness today (Thursday 9 February).

Curling Night in America 2017

Curling Night in America will be on air during January and February 2017. This year's competition, which was filmed in December 2016 in Dulluth, Minnesota, features both team and mixed doubles action - with teams competing from USA, China, Japan and Scotland.

Winter Universiade curling gold for Canada women and Great Britain men

Canada women and Great Britain men have won gold medals in the curling event at the Winter Universiade Games, being held in the Almaty Arena, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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