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Olympic Celebration Tour success in Riga

The Latvian Curling Association (LCA) recently hosted a World Curling Federation (WCF) Olympic Celebration Tour (OCT) as part of its mission to increase its regular curlers from 200 to 700 by 2022. Over the four-day event, in the countries capital, Riga, over 350 people got involved, including 250 children at FloorCurl sessions during school time.

Member Associations set for World Mixed debuts

A record 37 teams will compete at the World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 (WMxCC) in Kazan, Russia, which begins later this week. This event will run from Friday 14 until Saturday 22 October in the Kazan Sports Palace and will see Andorra and Croatia compete in their very first World Curling Championship.

Voting opens for the WCF Athlete Commission

Voting has opened for four positions on the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) Athlete Commission. The WCF Athlete Commission, established in March 2013, serves as an independent and consultative body, and acts as the collective voice for elite curling athletes.

WADA Publishes 2017 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 Prohibited List. The List will come into effect on 1 January 2017. The Prohibited List details substances and methods banned in sports in-and out-of-competition. The 2017 Prohibited List, the 2017 Summary of Modifications, and the 2017 Monitoring Programme are available for download on the WCF website

September 2016 Newsletter

Updated rules and regulations for 2016

Download the updated Rules and Regulations for 2016.

Edox reveal special edition curling watch

The World Curling Federation’s official timekeeper, EDOX, has released a special edition curling watch, which is the first of its kind. The watch, which has men’s and women’s versions, features the WCF logo on the face and an embossed curling stone on the caseback.

Global Sports Development continue to support Olympic Celebration Tour

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) Olympic Celebration Tour (OCT) will be funded by the Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) for another season, it has been confirmed today (Friday 23 September 2016). The OCT is designed to generate interest in curling in the lead up to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea and capitalise on the interest from Sochi 2014.

WCF saddened by death of Gerrit-Jan Scholten

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of, Gerrit-Jan Scholten, 64, from the Netherlands Curling Association. Gerrit-Jan served as a representative for the Netherlands for many years at the World Curling Federation’s congresses and annual meetings.

Developing Mixed Doubles ahead of Olympic debut

This December the World Curling Federation is running its annual Mixed Doubles Curling Camp in Budapest, Hungary.

WCF Athlete Commission seeks nominations

The World Curling Federation is looking for elite curlers - who have competed in international competition in the past eight years - to join its Athlete Commission. Nominations are being taken until Monday 26 September 2016, for four positions.

WCF Annual General Assembly 2016

The 54 Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF) have approved the WCF’s proposed resolutions for sweeping and brushes in elite curling, at its Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Stockholm, Sweden, today (Saturday 10 September).

Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016 tickets on sale

Tickets for the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016, which is set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, between 19-26 November 2016, have gone on sale today. Supporters can choose from a range of options including early or late session tickets, all day tickets and tournament passes, which gives access to every game including both men's and women's finals.

Resolutions and recommendations for WCF Congress

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) 54 Member Associations (MA) will come together next week for the fifth WCF Congress and Annual General Assembly (AGA), in Stockholm, Sweden [from 7-10 September 2016].

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