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From strength to strength: How Israel hopes to continue curling’s growth from the world stage

Jeff Lutz, lead for the Israeli men’s curling team, still remembers the first time he donned Israeli colours on the ice with his teammates. “We put on the uniform and looked at each other,” he said, “and you could tell there was a different feel. Because we were wearing a uniform that had never been worn before in international sport.

Young ‘roaring’ fans bring life to Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016

Curling is often stereotyped as the old man’s game, but Scotland are determined to flip this old chestnut on its head, with their legacy programme, aiming to invest in the future of the sport.

Feedback positive following new brush regulations

Following two World Curling Federation championships - World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 and Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 - feedback from athletes over the new brush and sweeping regulations has been positive. Please find attached an update on sweeping which has been issued to the WCF Member Associations following the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 in Uiseong, Korea.

Curling Night In America to return for third season

In conjunction with the World Curling Federation, U.S. Curling Association, and the U.S. Olympic Committee, NBC Sports Group will bring back Curling Night In America for its third season, starting in January 2017. NBCSN begins its Curling Night In America presentations on Thursday 19 Januay with nine shows, for a total of 18 hours of coverage from the U.S. Curling Grand Prix.

LGT signs deal for flagship curling events in 2016 and 2017

The international finance company extends its long-term curling commitment As exclusive media and marketing partner of the World Curling Federation (WCF), Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, has signed a sponsorship agreement with LGT as main sponsor of the World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 in Beijing, China.

Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 brings sport home

Curling will be coming home when play gets underway at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 (ECC) this weekend (Saturday 19 November), at the intu Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Korea women win gold at home Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016

Korea women have won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 at the Uiseong Curling Training Center, in Uiseong, Korea, after Saturday (12 November) morning’s final. The host nation skipped by Eunjung Kim – and made up of third Kyeong-Ae Kim, second Seonyeong Kim, lead Yeongmi Kim and alternate Chohi Kim – beat China in the final 5-3 to claim the gold medals.

Paralympic Games field set as Finland and Scotland qualify for 2017 Worlds

The World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2016 in Lohja, Finland, concluded on Thursday (10 November) and saw Finland and Scotland qualify for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship (WWhCC) 2017 being held in Gangneung, Korea (4-11 March 2017). WWhCC 2017 will be a test event for the Paralympic Winter Games (PWG) being held in PyeongChang, Korea between 9-18 March 2018.

Men’s teams qualification journey to ECC 2016

Prior to World Curling Federation (WCF) events many Member Associations have competitive qualification competitions, with different qualification systems, for their national teams to earn their chance to represent their country at international level. We now have our teams for this year’s Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 (ECC) in Braehead, Scotland (19-26 November).

Biggest Pacific-Asia Championships ready for action

The 26th edition of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship (PACC) will begin this weekend (5-12 November) in Korea - the host country for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games - with a record 17 teams taking part.  This is the first of three World Curling Federation (WCF) championships to be held in Korea this season.

World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship begins Friday

The second ever World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship (WWhBCC) will begin this weekend (4–10 November) in Lohja, Finland, with a record 16 teams taking part. The Kisakallio Sports Institute will play host to the event for a second year. The teams taking part are split into two groups: Group A: England, Israel, Italy, Scotland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and newcomers Turkey.

Women’s teams taking shape for ECC 2016

It’s easy to forget in a major tournament the hard work that goes into qualifying for them and the stories that come from them. We often remember the medals and not the heated clashes in the national championships to determine who gets to represent their country.

Winning Sport Media Trainees confirmed for 2016-2017

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is delighted to announce the winners of its Sports Media Trainee Programme (SMTP) for the 2016-2017 curling season. The winning candidates will join the WCF media team at curling championships over the next six months.

ECC 2016 taking place "miles from curling's birth place"

England has football, Canada has ice hockey, France has cycling and Japan has karate! When England held the World Cup or France hosts the Tour De France there is a feeling of a homecoming to the origins of the sport. In four years, karate will feel at home at the Tokyo Olympics.

Russia crowned 2016 World Mixed Curling Champions

Russia claimed the World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 title with a 5-4 extra end victory over Sweden at the Kazan Sports Palace, in Kazan, Russia. Sweden collected the Silver medals, while an 8-4 win over Korea gave Scotland the Bronze medals. The Gold Medal game saw two undefeated teams in Sweden and Russia face off for the World Championship title and the Gold medals.

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