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Canada women reach play-offs; Tie-breaker set to decide fourth team to qualify

Sweden, Canada, Russia and Japan were the four winners in Thursday (23 February) afternoon’s 12th and final women’s round-robin session. But, while the round-robin may be over, there are still final placings to be resolved before the championship can move onto its play-off stage.

Q&A with VoIP Defender #WJCC2017 icemakers

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) journalist, Katerina Maryschuk, sat down with chief icemaker, Hans Wuthrich and deputy chief icemaker, Mark Callan, to discuss the day-to-day maintenance, operation and management of curling equipment as the pair prepare for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in 12 months’ time.

Semi-finals line-ups set at the 2017 Asian Winter Games

The round robin stage of both the men and women’s competitions at the 2017 Asian Winter Games, being held in Sapporo, Japan, has drawn to a close today (Tuesday 21 February). In the men’s competition China, skipped by Rui Liu topped the round robin table with an undefeated record of five wins and no losses to claim the first place in the semi-final stage.

#CurlClean a success at VoIP Defender World Juniors

Just in time for the VoIP World Junior World Championships 2017 in Gangneung, Korea, the World Curling Federation (WCF) joined forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to promote a new Legacy Initiative, labelled #CurlClean. The baseline for the programme is simple: creating awareness and promoting clean sport.

#WJCC2017: The voices behind the mic

With World Curling TV’s broadcast now underway at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 here’s a look at the voices behind the microphones. Fittingly our two commentators have come together from opposite ends of the earth… Eleanor Adviento, from New Zealand, is commentating with World Curling TV for the first time at this event.

Russia win double gold at 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival

Russia took the gold medals in both the men and women’s competitions at the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival being held in Erzurum Curling Hall in Erzurum, Turkey. In the men’s final Russia defeated Netherlands by a score of 5-3 after seven ends.

One year on Youth Olympians in Korea for WJCC 2017

Some 12 months ago, young athletes from seven Olympic winter sports descended on the Norwegian city of Lillehammer for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games. It was there that the mixed curling event hosted 16 teams in a five-day competition.

2017 European Youth Olympic Festival Round robin stage draws to a close

The round robin stage of the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival being held in Erzurum, Turkey has drawn to a close. In the men’s competition Slovenia topped the group with a record of three wins and one loss. They began their competition with an 8-1 victory over Norway, before losing their next game to Russia by a score of 5-3.

Asian Winter Games return to Sapporo for the third time

International curling returns to Sapporo, in Hokkaido, Japan, when the 8th Asian Winter Games begin on Saturday (18 February) in the Sapporo Curling Stadium. Sapporo is the fourth largest city in Japan, the largest on the northern island of Hokkaido and played host to the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, the first ever held in Asia as well as the first ever Asian Winter games in 1986.

VoIP Defender WJCC 2017 testing teams from around the globe and the 2018 Olympic venue

Women’s and men’s teams representing 12 Member Associations from across the globe will come together in the Republic of Korea on Thursday (16 February), as the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC) gets underway. This Olympic Winter Games 2018 test event will be held in the Gangneung Curling Centre, in Gangneung, Korea from 16 to 26 February.

European Curling Championships 2018 bound for Tallinn, Estonia

The European Curling Championships 2018 (ECC) will take place next year, between 16 and 24 November, at the Tondiraba Ice Hall, in Tallinn, Estonia. The Estonian Curling Association signed an agreement with the World Curling Federation (WCF) to host the championships, at a special signing ceremony attended by WCF President, Kate Caithness today (Thursday 9 February).

Curling Night in America 2017

Curling Night in America aired during January and February 2017. This year's competition, which was filmed in December 2016 in Dulluth, Minnesota, features both team and mixed doubles action - with teams competing from USA, China, Japan and Scotland. The format of the competition sees one men’s, women’s and mixed doubles team from each nation competing in round-robin tournaments.

Winter Universiade curling gold for Canada women and Great Britain men

Canada women and Great Britain men have won gold medals in the curling event at the Winter Universiade Games, being held in the Almaty Arena, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Nordic teams win curling bronze medals at Winter Universiade

Sweden’s women’s and Norway’s men’s teams have won the bronze medals on the penultimate day of the curling competition at the Winter Universiade Games, being held in the Almaty Arena, in Kazakhstan.

Winter European Youth Olympic Festival returns curling to Turkey

International curling will return to Erzurum, in Turkey, when the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) begins on Saturday (11 February), in the Erzurum Curling Arena.

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