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IOC President Jacques Rogge opens Lillehammer Curling Arena

Lillehammer Curling Arena was officially opened on Tuesday by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. The four sheet facility is the latest dedicated curling facility to open in Norway. Lillehammer, which hosted the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, will host the second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2016.

New WCF Staff Appointments UPDATE

UPDATE: The World Curling Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Arnold from London, Ontario, Canada and Allen Coliban from Brasov, Romania as Competition and Development Officers (CDOs). Scott and Allen will join the WCF on a part-time basis. Their recruitment follows the recent announcement of the appointment of Thelma Black and Darrell Ell.

WCF announces ITOs for Sochi 2014

The World Curling Federation has announced the names of the International Technical Officials (ITOs) who will officiate at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014 The Olympic Winter Games ITOs are as follows: 1. Chief Umpire (CU) Alan Stanfield (GBR) 2. Deputy Chief Umpire (DCU) Rae Kells (CAN) 3. Game Umpire (GU) Dianne Barker (CAN) 4.

WCF showcases ‘Street Curling’ at SportAccord Convention

The World Curling Federation, working with Rock Solid Productions Inc and the Canadian Curling Association, has been showcasing a unique curling experience at the SportAccord International Convention currently underway in Quebec City, Canada, offering delegates the opportunity to play curling on a synthetic curling sheet.

WCF President's Newsletter May 2012

Read the latest newsletter to WCF Member Associations from WCF President Kate Caithness and find out what the Federation has been up to in recent months.

Curling mourns the loss of junior US curler

The world of curling is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Elizabeth Busche. The junior US curler from Duluth, Minnesota, died of a rare cancer on Thursday 3 May at the age of 19. The Federation extends its sincerest condolences to Elizabeth’s family and friends and shares in their grief over this devastating loss.

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2012 Medal Games

Switzerland won the gold medal game at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2012 in Erzurum, Turkey, beating Sweden 7-6 in the final. For Martin Rios and teammate Nadine Lehmann it is the fourth championship title for Switzerland in the five year history of the event. Sweden’s Per Noreen and Camilla Johansson take silver.

Fredericton to stage 2013 World Mixed Doubles & Seniors

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) today announced that the City of Fredericton will host the 2013 World Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships and World Mixed Doubles. All three world championships will take place at the new Grant-Harvey Centre, April 13-20, 2013.

World Senior Curling Championships Day 7 - Roundup

Ireland’s men created history today when they won their first ever world curling championship title by beating Canada 6-5 in an extra end and become World Senior Men’s Curling Champions 2012. The main turning point in the game came in the fourth end when Ireland skip, John Jo Kenny, hit a double take-out to score four points.

World Senior Curling Championships Day 6 - Results & Player Reaction

RESULTS Senior Men’s Tie-breaker: Scotland 7, Italy 5 (Scotland proceeded to Quarter-final Qualification game) Senior Women’s Tie-breaker: Scotland 8, USA 5 (Scotland proceed to

World Senior Curling Championships Day 5 - Standings & Player Reaction

Final Round-Robin Standings (listed as games won – games lost) Senior Men’s Group A: 1. Canada 6-0 [Qualified for Quarter-final] 2. New Zealand 4-2 [Qualified for Quarter-final] 3. Italy 3-3 (To play Tie-breaker against Scotland) 3. Scotland 3-3 (To play Tie-breaker against Italy) 5. Japan 3-3 (Eliminated due to head to head record against Scotland & Italy) 6.

World Senior Curling Championships Day 4 - Standings & Player Reaction

Standings (listed as games won – games lost.

World Senior Curling Championships Day 3 - Standings & Player Reaction

Standings (listed as games won – games lost.

Mixed Doubles Championship 2012 gets underway Monday in Turkey

27 Mixed Doubles Curling teams from around the world will compete in the 2012 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship which gets underway on Monday 23 April 2012 in Erzurum, Turkey.

World Senior Curling Championships Day 2 - Standings & Player Reaction

Standings (Please note that the standings below are listed as games won – games lost) Senior Men’s Group A: Canada 3-0 New Zealand 3-0 Japan 2-1 Italy 1-2 Netherlands 0-2 Scotland

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