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Russia take double Gold in Finland as teams for 2016 World Juniors confirmed

Russia’s women’s and men’s teams have won Gold medals at the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2016 (WJBCC) at the Kisakallio Sports Institute, in Lohja, Finland today (10 January). Russia’s women beat Japan 6-3, while the men saw-off Denmark for a 5-2 win. Japan women and Denmark men take home Silver.

Semi-finalists decided at World Junior-B in Finland

The semi-finalists for the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2016, at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland were decided today (9 January). Korea’s junior men’s team were joined by three European sides in winning their quarter-finals. Korea, who beat Italy 7-5, will play Denmark at 09.00 (EET) tomorrow (Sunday 10 January).

WADA Publishes 2016 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2016 Prohibited List. The List will come into effect on 1 January 2016. The Prohibited List details substances and methods banned in sports in-and out-of-competition. The 2016 Prohibited List, the 2016 Summary of Modifications, and the 2016 Monitoring Programme are available for download on the WCF website

Slovenia to host first international curling event

The Slovenian Curling Association will host the European Curling Championships C-Division (ECC-C), its first international curling event, in April. The event will be held in the Ice Arena Zalog in Ljubljana between 25 April and 1 May 2016.

World Junior-B Curling Championships ready to begin

The first World Junior-B Curling Championships (WJBCC), since 2004, are being held next week (4-10 January 2016) at the Kisakallio Sport Institute in Lohja, Finland.

LGT to become a main sponsor of the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016

LGT, the international private banking and asset management group, is to become a main sponsor of the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 (WMCC) in Basel. The agreement was signed by Infront Sports & Media, exclusive media and marketing partner of the World Curling Federation (WCF).

Successful first Mixed Doubles camp for new Olympic discipline

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has delivered its first Mixed Doubles training camp, this week in Budapest, Hungary.

#iLoveYOG: Athlete Role Model Rasmus Stjerne explains his curling inspiration

With the 2016 Youth Olympic Games only a stone’s throw away, last month the International Olympic Committee marked 100 days until the event with the #iLoveYOG social media campaign.

Russia women win European Gold in Esbjerg, Denmark

Russia beat Scotland by 6-4 in Saturday (28 November) afternoon's women's final of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2015 in the Granly Hockey Arena, Esbjerg, Denmark. This was a tight game all the way and, after blanking the first end Russia's skip Anna Sidorova drew her last stone of the second end into the house to open the scoring with two points.

Sweden retain European crown following extra end final

Sweden's men’s team successfully defended their title in Saturday’s (28 November) final of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2015 in Esbjerg, Denmark, beating Switzerland by 7-6 after an extra end.

Sports Media Trainee Programme 2015/16 ECC Blog

Patrick Butler and Laura Godenzi have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2015 in Esbjerg, Denmark. They are the latest competition winners of the WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme, which is sponsored by Global Sports Development.

Le Gruyère extend European title sponsorship and become World Men’s sponsor

The World Curling Federation and its exclusive media and marketing partner, Infront Sports & Media have confirmed today (Friday 20 November) that Le Gruyère AOP will continue as the title sponsor of the European Curling Championships until 2016’s event in Braehead, Scotland.

Switzerland to host European Curling Championships once again

The European Curling Championships will be held in Switzerland for the 11th time in 2017, but for the first time in the north eastern town of St Gallen, it has been announced today (Friday 20 November). The event will be held between 17 and 25 November 2017, with the A-Division taking place in the Eissportzentrum Lerchenfeld and the B-Division held in the The Curling Center St Gallen.

WCF Communication (brush head technology season 2015/16)

A moratorium on the use of brush heads constructed in the following manner will be enforced for Word Curling Federation events during the 2015/16 season, beginning with the 2015 European Curling Championships in Esbjerg, Denmark 19-28 November 2015 and until further notice: 1 Fabric which has been textured, sealed or modified from its original woven form.

Hong Kong make their mark at first international curling event

They may not have won a game, they may have managed to score a total of just twelve points in their campaign, and found themselves on the receiving end of an eight-ender by Australia, but newcomers Hong Kong were one of the undoubted hits of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships (PACC) 2015, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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