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B-Division athletes celebrate 100 international curling games

Spanish women’s skip, Oihane Otaegi reached a landmark at the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships 2018, on Tuesday, when she lined up on the ice for her 100th game for Spain. Living up to the occasion, the Spanish team took a 7-6 victory over Hungary in the event’s B-Division. “I feel great,” she said before the match.

Curling’s Olympic medallist discuss being inspired and to inspire

The wonderful thing about an Olympics and Paralympics is that its legacy doesn’t just impact the host nation, or an individual sport as a whole, it can reach down and change the life of an individual athlete or inspire young people to strive for their goals.

United States secure spot at Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship

United States have booked themselves a spot in the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 in Lethbridge, Canada from 30 March to 7 April after winning the America’s Challenge in Chaska, United States.

VIDEO: Estonian Prime Minister sees bright future for curling

Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, gave the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships 2018 in Tallinn the best possible send-off by delivering an impressive draw to the button with the ceremonial first stone, during the opening ceremony, of the event.

Estonian Curling ensuring their country is “an attractive place to curl”

Estonia’s relationship with curling is an unorthodox one. A nation that joined the World Curling Federation as an associate member only 15 years ago, Estonia had a relatively successful start in the sport, coming close to the play-offs in the European Curling Championships B-Division for both the women and men in 2005. A lull period ensued before results picked up at the Europeans.

Estonia win World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2018

As host city Tallinn, in Estonia, prepares to present the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships for the first time tomorrow (16 November) the Estonian wheelchair curling team were hard at work themselves in Lohja, Finland.

Winners of curling's Sports Media Trainee Programme selected for 2018-2019

The Sports Media Trainee Programme (SMTP) is set for its sixth year of the programme with a strong line-up of candidates who will work with the World Curling Federation’s media team this season.

Three teams set to battle in America’s Challenge

The America’s Challenge is set to take place at the Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, Minnesota, United States from 15 to 18 November 2018. This season, the America’s Challenge takes place prior to the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 to decide the second America’s zone qualifier.

New World Curling Academy to aid curling’s international growth

The World Curling Federation and the World Academy of Sport, a global leader in international sport education, have partnered together to enhance the growth of curling across the world. The two organisations will create a global structure for the World Curling Federation’s development programmes and educational resources to be known as the World Curling Academy.

International curling returns to Estonia with Le Gruyère AOP Europeans

International championship curling returns to Estonia when the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 gets underway on Saturday (17 November) in Tallinn’s Tondiraba Ice Hall.

New Technical Commission charged with sustaining outstanding ice conditions

The World Curling Federation is in the process of appointing a new Technical Commission which will be charged with achieving the highest level playing conditions at all levels of the games. The Commission will be made up of between four and eight members. Applications for the commission are now being taken until Friday 30 November 2018.

Japan win Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 men’s title

On Saturday evening in the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, Japan won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 men’s title and gold medals after defeating China 9-7. Both Japan and China have also qualified for the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 in Lethbridge, Canada.

Korea women win gold at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018

Korea have won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 women’s gold medals and title by defeating Japan, 12-8, on Saturday (10 November) afternoon in the Gangnueng Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. Both Japan and Korea have also qualified for the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Pioneer Hi-Bred named title sponsor for World Men’s Curling Championship 2019

A world leader in the agriculture industry will also be a world-leading supporter of the sport of curling, it has been announced today. Pioneer Hi-Bred will be the title sponsor for the World Men’s Curling Championship.

361˚ World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 delivers wide-ranging benefits to Las Vegas

The 361˚ World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 generated $USD 8.9 million of direct economic impact for Las Vegas according to Sportcal’s latest Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Study.

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