Session 9: Scotland gain first win while Swiss success continues

Switzerland beat Finland by 8-7 to move into a clear second place on the standings, behind leaders Canada, in Tuesday morning's ninth session of round robin play of the Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Halifax, Canada. At the same time, Japan moved into fourth place with an 8-1 win over Italy while Scotland recorded their first win, beating Russia by 8-6.

Session 8: Canada continue to dominate while Norway and Switzerland lead the chase

Canada maintained their unbeaten record at the top of the standings with a 9-3 win over Russia in Monday evening's eighth session of round robin play at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015 being held in the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada. The Russians started well, blanking the first two ends before scoring one point in the third end for an early lead.

Session 7: Switzerland defeat Italy to move second

Switzerland moved into joint second position with a 7-1 victory against Italy in session seven of the Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada. Both teams shared the same won two, lost one record but Switzerland’s win moved them into joint second place in the standings with Norway, who sat this session out.

Session 6: Canada maintain unbeaten record while Japan get back to winning ways

Unbeaten Canada defeated a Czech Republic team that was sitting in joint second place in Monday morning's sixth session of round robin play to remain top of the standings at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Halifax, Canada.

Session 5: Canada defeat Sweden to move top, while China get first win

Canada beat Sweden 9-6 in Sunday evening's fifth session of round robin play to take an outright lead in the standings and remain the only unbeaten team at the Ford World Men's Curling Championships, being staged in the Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Canada. They opened with a three-point score in the first end when skip Pat Simmons hit out a Swedish stone.

Feature: The many beards of superfan Hans Madsen

There are dedicated curling fans and then there is Hans Madsen. Curling fans are well-known for their passion for the sport, but it’s hard to see anyone with more passion than Hans, and his wife Judy. The couple dress up in different costumes, wigs and hats at the matches, with Hans dyeing his beard a different colour every day.

Russ Howard, Ray Turnbull and Hiroyuki Saito inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

The World Curling Federation (WCF) announced today that Canada’s Russ Howard and Ray Turnbull, and Japan’s Hiroyuki Saito, are inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame. The announcement was made following an on ice ceremony celebrating the lifetime achievements of Hiroyuki Saito at the ZEN-NOH World Women’s Curling Championship being held in Sapporo, Japan.

Feature: Youth Olympians - the class of 2012

The first Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) took place in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012. Of the 1,000 athletes that competed, more than 60 of them made their full Olympic debuts at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Three of them won gold medals.

Youth Olympic Games qualification update

Following the conclusion of the World Junior Curling Championships 2015, the World Curling Federation (WCF) has released the final qualification points for Member Associations for the Youth Olympic Winter Games (WYOG) in 2016. WYOG 2016 will be held in Lillehammer, Norway from 12-21 February. This competition will be open to curlers born between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2001.

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