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World Curling Federation appoints Heads of Competitions and Development

The World Curling Federation has appointed a Head of Competitions and a Head of Development, promoting two of its current Competitions and Development Officers to replace the retiring Director of Competitions and Development, Keith Wendorf. From July 2018, Switzerland's Eeva Roethlisberger will lead the competition side of the Federation, while Scott Arnold takes charge of development.

Team competition day nine - athlete quotes

Flash quotes from the ninth day of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 team competitions.

Switzerland secure last Olympic semi-final place

Gangneung, Republic of Korea - Switzerland beat Great Britain by 9-5 in Thursday morning's men's tie-breaker to take the fourth semi-final slot of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and go on to face table-toppers Sweden.

Japan women claim last Olympic semi-final place

Despite losing out to Switzerland by 4-8 in Wednesday evening's final round-robin session, Japan's previous five wins mean that they have taken the fourth semi-final place in the women's event at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Korean women shine through Olympic pressures

If the Korean women's curling team weren't superstars before competing at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, they certainly are now. The young team from Uiseong, a small town in South Korea, are putting on a curling spectacle for the world to see.

Canada and United States join Sweden in the Olympic semi-finals

Canada beat Denmark by 8-3 in just seven ends in Wednesday afternoon's final men's round-robin session, to record their sixth win and qualify in second place overall for the semi-finals at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Also in this session, United States beat Great Britain by 10-4.

Sweden and Great Britain women into Olympic curling semi-finals

Wins for Sweden and Great Britain in Wednesday morning's second-last session of women's round-robin play at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 meant that both teams qualified for the semi-finals. Sweden were 8-4 winners over China, while Great Britain beat Canada by 6-5.

Team competition day eight - athlete quotes

Flash quotes from the eighth day of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 team competitions.

Possible scenarios for conclusion of round-robin stages

Possible scenarios for the end of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 women's and men's curling competitions.

Japan and United States keep Olympic Winter Games play-off hopes alive

Both Japan and United States came up with wins to stay in play-off contention in Tuesday night's session ten of round-robin play at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In a must-win battle, United States defeated Switzerland 8-4, for their fourth win, to keep their hopes of a semi-final place alive.

Historic first Olympic semi-final place for Korea

With a 9-6 win over United States in Tuesday afternoon's tenth session of women's round-robin play at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Korea became the first women's team to qualify for the semi-finals and the only Korean team to do so in Olympic history. In other games in this session, Great Britain beat Japan by 8-6 and China were 7-5 winners over Canada.

Crucial wins for Canada and Great Britain

Both Canada and Great Britain took one step closer to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 semi-finals with wins in Tuesday morning's tenth men's round-robin session. Canada had an 8-4 win over Japan while Great Britain beat Norway by 10-3 in just seven ends.

Fifth Olympics for Norwegian curler, Torger Nergaard

When Norway's Torger Nergaard was collecting gold at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, team-mate Markus Hoeiberg was 10 years old. Now Nergaard, 43, has created history at PyeongChang 2018 by becoming the first curler, male or female, to compete at five Olympic Winter Games. "Making five Olympics? I can't even imagine it," Norway skip Thomas Ulsrud said.

Team competition day seven - athlete quotes

Flash quotes from the seventh day of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 team competitions.

United States women win back-to-back games to remain in Olympic semi-final contention

With their second win of the day, by 10-4 over China, in Monday evening's ninth round-robin session at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, United States women brought themselves right back into semi-final contention.

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