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Spain look for more success in St Gallen after strong year

Spain’s rise has been a curling feel-good story over the last few years. Both their men and women’s teams won gold medals in Palau de Gel d’Andorra, Andorra, at the European Curling Championships C-Division earlier this year to qualify for the B-Division.

Close contests to retain A-Division status in final women’s round-robin

With the four semi-finalists already determined – Sweden, Switzerland, Scotland and Italy – the focus was on the relegation battles in Thursday (23 November) afternoon’s last session of women’s round-robin play at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017, in St Gallen, Switzerland.

VIDEO: Meet Switzerland's Olympic skip Silvana Tirinzoni

Switzerland's women's team at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017, recently won a play-down for the right to represent their country at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The team is skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni, 38, and have reached the European play-offs in St Gallen, Switzerland. The Games in February will be a first for Tirinzoni and her team.

Scotland and Norway men complete semi-final line-up in St Gallen

Both Scotland and Norway had wins in Thursday (23 November) morning’s final session of men’s round-robin play at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017 in St Gallen, Switzerland to take the last two semi-final places, alongside already-qualified Sweden and Switzerland.

B-Division highlights

The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017 - happening in Switzerland - are made up of four international curling championships: A-Division women, A-Division men, B-Division women and B-Division men.

Italy head for play-offs as hosts, Switzerland edge past Scotland

Day five of the Le Gruyére AOP European Curling Championships 2017 in St Gallen, Switzerland came to a close with Italy’s women’s team qualifying for the paly-offs after a 6-5 win over Denmark. The match, which went to an extra end saw both teams lead at various different stages.

Defending champions, Sweden join hosts in European play-offs

After Wednesday (22 November) afternoon’s second-last session of men’s round-robin play at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017 in St Gallen, Switzerland, the semi-final set-up has become clearer.

VIDEO: Grab a cab with Sweden's Anna Hasselborg

Sweden women will be represented at the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangnueng, in the Republic of Korea, by the team that are currently in action at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017, in St Gallen, Switzerland. PyeongChang 2018 will be skip, Anna Hasselborg's first Olympic Winter Games.

Scotland and hosts Switzerland make play-offs

After Wednesday (22 November) morning’s seventh session of women’s round-robin play in the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships, being staged in St Gallen, Switzerland, the play-off position has become clearer with three teams now qualified for the semi-finals - wins for both Scotland and Switzerland gave these two teams semi-final places.

Switzerland first men's side to make play-offs

Peter de Cruz and his Swiss team delighted the home crowd with an 8-5 win over Austria in Tuesday (21 November) evening’s seventh session of men’s round-robin play in the Le

Switzerland and Sweden maintain lead as Denmark post first win

Hosts Switzerland and Sweden both had wins in Monday’s (20 November) fourth session of round-robin play to remain together – undefeated – at the top of the women’s rankings at the Le Gruyere AOP European Curling Championships 2017, in St Gallen, Switzerland.

Turkey record first ever European A-Division win

In what was their first-ever appearance in the A-Division of the Le Gruyere AOP European Curling Championships, Turkey women recorded a historic win, with a 7-6 victory over Russia, the defending champion nation. This game was tight all the way but a score of three points by Turkey in the seventh end made all the difference.

International curling comes to St. Gallen

There are few nations as prestigious in the sport as Switzerland. Their women’s team won the inaugural World Championships in 1979. The Swiss have won 16 world championships including six mixed doubles titles, where they are the most dominant country.

The stakes will be high at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017

For many of the teams taking part, the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2017 will either be a last championship warm-up for February’s 2018 Olympic Winter Games or a final dress-rehearsal for December’s Olympic Qualifying Event.

Korea men Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2017 champions

Korea’s men’s team has followed its women’s team to victory at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2017 in Erina, Australia on Thursday (9 November). Korea beat China in the gold medal final in the Erina Ice Arena, in a game that came down to a last stone measure to decide the winner.

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