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New members appointed to World Curling Federation Standing Commissions

The World Curling Federation (WCF) Board has welcomed new members to its Standing Commissions, following its recent meetings in Basel, Switzerland.

About Mixed Doubles Curling

What is Mixed Doubles curling? Mixed doubles is a dynamic form of curling, where it is all about stone positioning, a lot of play to the four foot circle and a lot about angles. It is a faster version of curling that only requires two players on each team. Mixed Doubles Curling will make its debut on the Olympic Winter Programme at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea 2018.

"You are truly Olympic," says IOC President as WCF marks 50 years

All World Curling Championship events are important, but there was something special about the week of the 2016 World Men's Curling Championship in Basel, Switzerland (2-10 April 2016).

World Senior Curling Championships 2016 set for Karlstad, Sweden

The Karlstad Curling Arena in Karlstad, Sweden is set to play host to the 15th edition of the World Senior Curling Championships for men and women's teams, with play getting underway on Friday 15 April 2016. This is the second time that the World Senior Championships will have been hosted in Sweden, with Gavle acting as host city in 2004.

Record number of teams to compete in World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016

The international curling spotlight turns to the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad, Sweden on Saturday (16 April), when competition gets underway in the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. For up-to-date scores, standings, live coverage, quotes and pictures during WMDCC 2016 visit, www.worldcurling.

Canada win World Men's Curling Championship 2016 Gold

Canada, skipped by Kevin Koe, have won the World Men’s Curling Championship 2016, at the first championship where Olympic qualification points were available for Pyeongchang 2018, Korea.

USA win Bronze at World Men’s Curling Championship 2016

The USA took Bronze medals after beating Japan by 8-6 in Sunday (10 April) morning's Bronze Medal Game at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016, held in St Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland.

Sports Media Trainee Blog - WMCC 2016

Marilyn Santucci has joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team as a trainee journalist at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. Marilyn is studying her masters in journalism at the University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Denmark win semi-final to join Canada in World Men’s Gold Medal Game

Denmark, skipped by Rasmus Stjerne, faced USA, skipped by John Shuster in Saturday (9 April) evening's semi-final, at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland, with the winner going on to face Canada in Sunday (10 April) afternoon's (15.00, CET) Gold Medal Game, while the loser would play Japan for Bronze medals (at 10.00, CET).

USA beat Japan in Page 3-4 game to secure semi-final berth

Japan and USA faced each other in Saturday (9 April) afternoon's Page 3-4 play-off game at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland, with the winner going on to face Denmark in the sole semi-final [tonight at 19.00 (CET)] and the loser playing for Bronze against the semi-final loser [Sunday 10 April at 10.00 (CET)].

TV Schedule - World Men's Curling Championship 2016

UPDATE ON TV COVERAGE 3v4 Playoff - JAPAN v USA LIVE on NHK BS1 in Japan http://www1.nhk.or.jp/sports2/winter/ LIVE on TSN/RDS in Canada LIVE on WORLD CURLING TV YouTube DELAYED on Equipe 21 France Semi-final - DENMARK v winner of 3v4 LIVE on EUROSPORT 1 LIVE on TSN/RDS in Canada LIVE on SporTV Brazil LIVE on MatchTV Russia LIVE on rts.

Canada into World Men’s final after Page 1-2 win

Table-toppers Canada faced second-placed Denmark in Friday (8 April) evening's Page 1-2 play-off at the World Men's Curling Championship 2016 in Basel, Switzerland and won by 5-3 to qualify direct for Sunday's (10 April) Gold Medal Game (15.00, Central European Time).

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.

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