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Japan and Russia win two from two after first day in Swift Current

Japan and Russia share the lead after the first day of round-robin competition in the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Swift Current, Canada. The Japanese were in control throughout their evening game against Italy and eventually their skip Satsuki Fujisawa hit-out one of her opponent's stones to score two points in the eighth end and seal her 10-3 win.

Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016 starts Saturday

The international curling spotlight turns to Canada on Saturday (19 March) when the Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016 gets underway at the Credit Union iplex in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Sweden awarded World Junior-B Curling Championships 2017

At the conclusion of the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships (WJCC) 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness announced the venue for the World Junior-B Curling Championships (WJBCC) 2017.

Scotland win men’s VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championship 2016 Gold Medals

Scotland beat USA by 6-4 to take the men's gold medals in Sunday afternoon's final. At the same time, Canada were 8-4 winners over Switzerland to take bronze. The Scots controlled the gold medal final from the start. After blanking the first end, they scored two in the second when their skip Bruce Mouat drew his second stone into the house.

Canada Win Women’s VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championship 2016 Gold Medals

17-year-old Mary Fay from Nova Scotia led Canada to the 2016 World Junior Championships title with a 7-4 win over USA in Sunday morning's final.

Full event passes now on sale for 2017 Ford World Men's Curling Championship

The Ford World Men’s Curling Championship 2017, set for 1-9 April at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada, will be the final opportunity for countries to earn qualifying points to be part of the field that plays for gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Russian skip wins Allianz Athlete of the Month for February

Russia’s wheelchair curling skip Andrey Smirnov has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for February, following his team’s success at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2016. Smirnov, helped Russia defeat Norway 7-4 in the finals at that event, held in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday 28 February.

Curling Night in America 2016

Curling Night in America returns to air January and February 2016. This year's competition, which was filmed in December 2015 in Eveleth, Minnesota, features both team and mixed doubles action. Competing this year are teams from USA, Japan, China and Scotland.

WCF Communication (hair brush statement)

Following further testing by an independent academic institution the World Curling Federation has agreed to remove hair brushes from the list of compliant sweeping devices under the WCF Brush Moratorium as of 1st March 2016. The Moratorium applies to World Curling Federation competitions.

WCF President appointed to Beijing 2022 Coordination Committee

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness OBE, has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coordination Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 set for action

The World Curling Federation's (WCF) VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2016 will be staged at the Taarnby Curling Club, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, from this coming weekend. For all scores, standings, live coverage, quotes and pictures during WJCC 2016 visit, www.worldcurling.

Russia win gold and retain the World Wheelchair Curling Championship

Russia are the 2016 World Wheelchair Curling champions after defeating Norway in the gold medal game at the Lucerne Curling Club in Lucerne, Switzerland. This result means that Norway take the silver medals while Korea defeated Switzerland for the bronze medals. In the gold medal game, Russia retained their title with a 7-4 victory over Norway.

WCF Communication (brush update)

The World Curling Federation continues to monitor the developments around sweeping issues that have occurred this season. It will continue to take the steps it sees necessary for the good of the game based on testing around ice impact and damage and its existing rules. As such testing is underway on a number of different brush heads including hair, and the results are expected shortly.

Switzerland/Japan win Mixed Doubles Gold in Lillehammer

Philipp Hoesli, 14, has won his second medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, taking Gold in the Mixed Doubles curling along with partner Yako Matsuzawa, 16, from Japan, who becomes the first Japanese curler to win an Olympic medal.

Canada win Youth Olympic Games Gold in Mixed curling

Canada have won the Mixed curling Gold medals at the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway today (Wednesday 17 February). The Silver medals went to USA, while Switzerland collected Bronze in the Curling Hall at the Stampsletta Ice Venues.

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