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Sweden women capture gold at VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017

In Saturday (25 February) afternoon’s women’s medal finals, at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017, Sweden captured gold medals, with a 10-7 victory over Scotland. On the next sheet, in the Gangneung Curling Centre, Gangneung, Republic of Korea, Canada won bronze medals over hosts Korea, with a score of 6-3.

Las Vegas now open to the world

Hundreds of hotel rooms and Old Classic packages to the World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA have already been sold during a priority pre-sale for past event attendees. Now the online ticket windows are open to all curling fans to come and experience live curling like never before! Jon Killoran, Event Manager, is excited by the early results.

China win double gold at the 2017 Asian Winter Games

China’s men and women took home the gold medals at the eighth Asian Winter Games being played at the Sapporo Curling Stadium in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. In the men’s competition, China, skipped by Rui Liu, with third Xiaoming Xu, Second Dexin Ba, lead Jialiang Zang and alternate Qiang Zou defeated Yusuke Morozumi’s Japan team 11-4 to win the gold medals.

WJCC 2017: Sports Media Trainee blog

Katerina Maryschuk and Thomas Rowland have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017. They are the latest competition winners of the World Curling Federation (WCF) Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Lohja, Finland named host of World Junior-B Curling Championships 2018

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has revealed today that the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2018 (WJBCC) will take place in the Kisakallio Sports Institute, in Lohja, Finland. The event will run from Wednesday 3 to Wednesday 10 January 2018. This is the second time these championships will have been held in Lohja.

Beijing will showcase best of sport and curling at CPT Women’s Worlds

Women’s influence on curling has been well documented since the early 20th century and has only continued to grow along with the sport itself. The CPT World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 taking place in Beijing, China from 18 to 26 of March will be a continuation of this strong tradition, and the opportunity to see curling grow in Asia.

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.

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