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WCF President appointed to new SportAccord Council

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness OBE, has been appointed to the SportAccord Council. The SportAccord Council met by tele-conference on Wednesday 27 April 2016.

BLOG | Füssen camps and courses

It's that time of year when the World Curling Federation (WCF) runs its summer camps and courses programme and aspiring ice-techs, umpires, coaches and young curlers travel to Füssen, in south Germany, to take part. During the fortnight we'll hear from the course leaders on why they are running this programme and how successful it has been in 2016.

WCF saddened by death of Franco Zumofen

The World Curling Federation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Italian curler Franco Zumofen, who passed away on Saturday 25 June, aged 78. Zumofen was born in Fortezza, Bolzano, on 17 May 1938 and fell in love with curling early in his life. He went on to become widely regarded as the face of Italian Curling, having secured the sports place in the Italian Ice Sports Federation.

WCF Sweeping Summit 2016 Update

The World Curling Federation Sweeping Summit was held between 23 and 26 May at the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville, Ontario near Ottawa, Canada.

Franco Zumofen inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

Italy’s Franco Zumofen has been inducted to the World Curling Hall of Fame by World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, at the summer bonspiel in Cortina d'Ampezzo. This honour was accepted on Zumofen’s behalf by Gianluca Lorenzi, the son of his best friend Ivo Lorenzi, due to Zumofen being too unwell to attend the presentation.

Olympic Channel reaches landmark agreements with International Sports Federations

Olympic Channel Services (OCS) today announced that it has to date reached cooperation agreements with 27 International Sports Federations (IFs), including the World Curling Federation, to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, marking another significant step on progress towards its launch.

WCF President and athletes praise work achieved at Sweeping Summit 2016

The World Curling Federation (WCF) Sweeping Summit 2016 closed today (Friday 27 May) as the participants passed their findings to the WCF Competition and Rules and Athletes’ Commissions, who also received a preliminary report from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

WCF join forces with National Research Council of Canada to investigate brush heads and sweeping technique

The World Curling Federation and the Ottawa based National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are investigating the effects of curling brush head technology on ice surfaces and their potential effects on where stones come to rest. During the 2015/16 season a series of moratoriums were placed on certain brushes due to their perceived effects on the ice surface and trajectory of the stone.

World Curling Federation confirm participants for Sweeping Summit 2016

The World Curling Federation has confirmed the participants that will take part in the Sweeping Summit 2016, that begins today (Tuesday 24 May), near Ottawa, Canada.

Statement from the World Curling Federation

Anti-Doping Rule Violation On 7 April 2016, the WCF Anti-Doping Panel has rendered the following decision: IN THE MATTER OF THE DOPING OFFENCE BY Ms HELLE SIMONSEN (DENMARK)  Contrary to WCF Anti-Doping Regulation 2.

WCF Sweeping Summit to be held near Ottawa, Canada

The World Curling Federation’s Sweeping Summit, which will address the challenges faced throughout the 2015/16 season with brush head technology and sweeping technique, will take place near Ottawa, Canada between Monday 23 and Friday 27 May 2016.

WMDCC 2016: Sports Media Trainee Blog

Emily Dwyer, Hamish Irvine and Linzi Armstrong have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016. They are the latest competition winners of the WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme, which is sponsored by Global Sports Development.

Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016 places for Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia and France

Belarus women and Estonia men have won Gold medals at the European Curling Championships C-Division 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as places at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships B-Division to be played in Glasgow, Scotland later this year. Silver medals were won by Lithuania women and France men, who also secured spots in the B-Division.

Russia win Gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016

Russia - Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitskiy - claimed the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 title with a 7-5 victory over China at the Löfbergs Lila Arena, in Karlstad, Sweden. China - Rui Wang and Dexin Ba - collected Silver medals, while a 9-7 win over Scotland secured USA - Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo - Bronze medals.

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