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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.

Sweden's Elisabeth Högström inducted into WCF Hall of Fame

Sweden’s Elisabeth Högström has been inducted into the World Curling Federation Hall of Fame at the conclusion of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 in her hometown – Karlstad, Sweden.

Scotland and Sweden collect World Senior 2016 Gold medals

Scotland's women and Sweden's men are the new World Senior Curling Champions, following their Gold medal wins on Saturday (23 April) afternoon in the Karlstad Curling Club, in Karlstad, Sweden.

Russia and China to go head-to-head for World Mixed Doubles title

Russia and China will compete for Gold medals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 on Saturday (23 April) evening – live on www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv – at the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad, Sweden. The game will begin at 16.00 (Central European Summer Time), at the same time USA and Scotland will meet to play for the third place on the podium.

China, Scotland, USA and Russia into World Mixed Doubles semi-finals

Semi-final teams were determined at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 – being played in the Löfbergs Lila Arena, in Karlstad, Sweden – after Friday (22 April) evening’s quarter-finals. Scotland defeated previously unbeaten Canada, 6-5, with a takeout for the winning point in the eighth end. The two teams were even at 5-5 after a back and forth battle.

Reigning Mixed Double World Champions, Hungary, know what it takes to win

Out of Hungary’s 150 curlers Dorottya Palancsa and Zsolt Kiss are two names to remember. The two-time Mixed Doubles World Champions play out of Hungary’s one and only curling club – a two sheet rink in Budapest, Hungary. After the team unexpectedly won Gold in their first ever World Championship in 2013, some may have said it was luck.

Slovenia ready to host European Curling Championship C-Division 2016

The Slovenian Curling Association will host its first international curling event between Monday 25 April and Sunday 1 May, when the European Curling Championship C-Division 2016 takes place. Results from the European Curling Championship C-Division 2016 are available here:

  • WOMEN - http://www.softpeelr.com/en/tournaments/320
  • MEN - http://www.softpeelr.

  • World Championship history being made as Mixed Doubles joins 2018 Olympic cycle

    The World Mixed Doubles Championship 2016, in Karlstad, Sweden, is a historic event for three countries. Serbia, Qatar, and Luxembourg have never competed at a World Curling Championship until now. In a 42 team field, a record number for this event, there are curlers with varieties of backgrounds – some are World Champions, some are beginners.

    WCF Board commits to expanding its live curling broadcast offering

    The World Curling Federation (WCF) at its recent Board meetings held in Basel, Switzerland committed to developing its existing broadcast partnerships with the USA Curling Association (USCA) and Curling Champions Tour (CCT), to deliver more high-quality TV coverage of the sport to its supporters.

    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.

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