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Oestersund, Sweden set for WJBCC 2017

International curling will begin in 2017 with the World Junior-B Curling Championships (WJBCC) in Oestersund, Sweden between 3 and 10 January, where the final places for the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC) are up for grabs.

WCF and Chinese Curling Association sign Memorandum of Understanding

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and Chinese Curling Association (CCA) have today (Friday 16 December) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the two organisations work together to develop the sport of curling, both in China and across the world.

Erwin A. Sautter-Hewitt obituary

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is saddened to hear of the recent passing of a member of its Hall of Fame, Erwin A. Sautter-Hewitt, 92, from Switzerland. He passed away on 8 December 2016. Erwin, was a journalist by trade and was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame in 1997, as a builder for his work promoting the sport.

Curling: A sport united through passion

At the recent Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 in Braehead, Scotland our Sport Media Trainee, Jolene Latimer set herself a challenge of writing a series of articles connecting the European event to curling in North America. Here she charts the growth of the sport in North America and its Scottish roots...

New trophies revealed for World Curling Championships

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has unveiled brand new trophies for its World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

Swedish Curling Association celebrate 100 years with #bigcurling100 event

It is a year of major landmarks in the curling world - The World Curling Federation (WCF) celebrates its 50th anniversary, while in the sport's founding nation, Scotland, one of the oldest curling clubs, Kilsyth Curling Club is 300. Also, on Saturday (10 December) the Swedish Curling Association (SCA) - one of the WCF's 56 Member Associations - turns 100.

Ambitious Austria nothing but positive

Bordered by some of curling’s strongest nations in Switzerland, Italy and Germany; Austria can often be forgotten about – and you can’t blame anyone for forgetting. In recent years, Austria have been relatively quiet on the European circuit, being absent from the men’s top division since 2002 and not having two consecutive years in the A group since 1996.

North Bay, Canada to host Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018

The world’s best women’s curling teams will contest a world title in North Bay, Ontario, Canada it has been announced jointly today (Tuesday 6 December) by the World Curling Federation (WCF) and Curling Canada.

ECC 2016: Sports Media Trainee blog

Jolene Latimer and Jeffrey Au have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016. They are the latest competition winners of the WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Russia defend women’s title at Le Gruyère European AOP Curling Championships 2016

Russia women have won the gold medals at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016, at the intu Braehead Arena, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, on Saturday morning (26 November). This makes Russia the first Member Association to successfully defend a women’s European title, since Sweden did so in 2005.

Scotland and Switzerland win bronze medals at Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016

Scotland women and Switzerland men have won bronze medals at the Le Gruyère European AOP Curling Championships 2016 in the intu Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Scotland beat the Czech Republic, who were competing in their first European medal game, by 6-2 and the Swiss men emerged as 8-6 winners over Russia on Friday (25 November) evening.

Hungary & Netherlands to challenge for Worlds places

Competition in the B-Division of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 at the Braehead Curling Club near Glasgow, Scotland concluded on Friday (25 November) afternoon with the Netherland’s men’s team and Hungarian women’s team winning the chance to challenge the eighth place finishers in the A-Division round robin to qualify for the 2017 World’s.

World Curling unveil special 50th anniversary book

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has this week unveiled a special book to mark its 50th anniversary, at a launch event held in its headquarters in Perth, Scotland.

Turkey building towards big things in international curling

In the grand scheme of things, six years is not a long time. Six years among centuries of sporting history is minuscule, yet in that time, Turkey have gone from beginners to solid competitors in international curling.

From strength to strength: How Israel hopes to continue curling’s growth from the world stage

Jeff Lutz, lead for the Israeli men’s curling team, still remembers the first time he donned Israeli colours on the ice with his teammates. “We put on the uniform and looked at each other,” he said, “and you could tell there was a different feel. Because we were wearing a uniform that had never been worn before in international sport.

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