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Feature: Inspiring the next generation of curlers

As the very best curlers are competing for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 title, there are countless young curling fans watching at home or in the stands of the St-Jakobshalle in admiration. Switzerland has hosted a total of nine World Curling Championships two of which have been in Basel.

Denmark, Japan and USA secure play-off places as round-robin concludes

Denmark skip Rasmus Stjerne and his team beat defending world champions Sweden 8-7 with the final stone of the last round-robin game in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday (7 April) evening. This is the first time in five years that Sweden will not be in the play-offs. Denmark skip Rasmus Stjerne made an angled-raise in the sixth end, which levelled the score at five-points apiece.

World Curling Federation Board approves ‘Sweeping Summit’

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) Board, at its meetings in Basel, Switzerland, this week, has approved the hosting of a ‘Sweeping Summit’ to establish recommendations that will be put for approval to the Member Associations at the WCF Congress in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2016.

Warren Hansen inducted into WCF Hall of Fame

Canada’s Warren Hansen, 73, has been inducted into the World Curling Federation’s Hall of Fame today (Friday 8 April) after a special presentation at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.

Sweden and Japan amongst play-off mix after wins; Scotland taken to extra end by Germany

Sweden won 7-4 over Korea at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland in Wednesday (6 April) evening’s 14th session of round-robin play.

Korea record first win as Canada remain undefeated

Korea played their seventh game of the week so far against Denmark in Tuesday evening's session, and finally managed to record their first win, beating their Danish opponents by 8-5. This result places them in an eleventh place tie with Germany. At the other end of the table, Canada faced Russia looking to keep their place at the top of the table and their unbeaten record alive.

USA beat defending champions as Canada move into pole position

A 8-3 victory for USA against defending champions Sweden and a 9-2 win for Canada over Japan in this evening’s eighth session of round-robin play at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016, sees Canada sit at the top-of-the-table after day three, in Basel, Switzerland. USA skip John Shuster had established a 7-2 lead by the fifth end, having hit for three points in the second end.

Feature: World Curling Championship bringing fans closer together

Curling does more than entertain its fans – it unites them In 1976, Ray Field of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada had his first experience of curling. Since then, he has curled all over the world, and continues to spread his love for the sport with others.

Sweden and Canada take the lead after day two in Basel

Kevin Koe and his Canada team recorded their second successive extra end win – beating USA by 10-9 – to keep their unbeaten record going as they topped the rankings alongside defending champions Sweden after Sunday evening's fifth session of round-robin play at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.

Opening day in Basel concludes with wins for Russia, Denmark, Canada and Scotland

In Saturday’s (2 April) second session of round-robin play at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 - in Basel, Switzerland - Russia faced Korea. Both teams had lost their opening games and were looking for their first win. In the fifth end of the game, with Korea leading by 4-3, Russia's skip Alexey Tselousov played a hit to score two points and take a 5-4 lead.

IOC President to join the World Curling Federation celebrate 50 years

The World Curling Federation (WCF) will mark its 50th anniversary this week, with a special celebration ahead of the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 [2-10 April 2016], in Basel, Switzerland.

Russia win Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2016 Bronze medals

Russia have won Bronze at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2016, collecting these medals for a third consecutive year.

Basel, Switzerland set to host World Men's Curling Championship 2016

The World Curling Federation’s World Men’s Curling Championship 2016 is set to get underway on Saturday (2 April) in Basel, Switzerland, with 12 teams representing the world’s top men’s curling nations. The event, which will be preceded by the World Curling Federation’s 50th anniversary on Friday 1 April, will run for 10 days up until Sunday 10 April 2016.

Japan reach, first, Ford World Women’s Curling Championship final

Japan will contest their first World Women’s Curling Championship final tomorrow (Sunday 27 March) in Swift Current, Canada, when they meet former Gold medal winners, Switzerland, skipped by Binia Feltscher. The final will be played at 15.00 (Mountain Daylight Time).

Japan v Russia World Women's semi-final to create curling history

Russia will play Japan in the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2016 semi-final later today (Saturday 26 March) - at 19.00 (Mountain Daylight time), live on World Curling TV - when curling history will be made.

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