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Czech Republic to host Olympic Qualification Event 2017

The World Curling Federation has announced that its Olympic Qualification Event 2017 (OQE), which will finalise the team line-ups for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea (8-25 February), will take place in Pilsen, Czech Republic. A total of eight women’s and eight men’s teams will compete at the event between 5 and 10 December, in the Winter Arena Košutka.

Winter Universiade curling underway in Kazakhstan

Follow the Winter Universiade Games curling event in Almaty, Kazakhstan: Live scores: www.worldcurling.org/universiade-2017-live-scores Gallery: www.worldcurling.org/wug-2017-curling WUG 2017: www.almaty2017.com Video: www.livefisu.tv Facebook: www.facebook.com/WorldCurlingFederation | www.facebook.

USA secure places at Worlds after Americas Challenge

USA's women's and men's teams will compete at the upcoming CPT World Women’s and Ford World Men’s Curling Championships 2017 after Nina Roth and John Shuster's teams defeated Brazil in three straight games each to win the Americas Challenge in Duluth, Minnesota.

PyeongChang 2018 curling pictogram revealed

The official sport pictograms for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, comprised of 24 graphic images, were unveiled today by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games (POCOG).

WCF and WADA team up to promote anti-doping campaign - #CurlClean

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are partnering together to promote clean sport at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 in Gangneung, Korea (16-26 February) next month. This is the first time the two organisations have teamed up to deliver WADA’s Legacy Outreach programme.

Brazil and USA ready for Americas Challenge

Brazil and USA will compete, in Duluth, Minnesota, this weekend (27-29 January) at the Americas Challenge, in pursuit of places at the 2017 World Curling Championships. Each year 12 teams compete in both the men’s and women’s World Curling Championships (WCCs) - two from the Americas zone, eight from Europe (when the WCCs are outside of Europe) and two from the Pacific-Asia zone.

Curling set for Kazakhstan return at Winter Universiade

International curling will return to Almaty, in Kazakhstan, for just the second time when FISU’s (Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire) 28th Winter Universiade Games (WUG) begin on Saturday (28 January).

January 2017: WCF President's Newsletter

The WCF President's Newsletter for January 2017.

Apply now for Füssen camps and courses

July, perhaps doesn’t strike you as a prime curling month, but over the past two decades it has been the month where aspiring ice-technicians, umpires, coaches and junior curlers come together, in Füssen, Gemany, to hone their skills at one of the World Curling Federation’s flagship events.

2017 Sweetlake Junior Curling Team Camp open for applications

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) competitions and development team is running its popular Sweetlake Junior Curling Team Camp, once again in 2017. The camp for junior teams, aged 13 to 20, will run from 31 July to 6 August, in Zoetemeer, Netherlands and will focus on team development and individual skills.

Quarter-finalists determined for WJBCC 2017

The 16 quarter-finalists (eight women and eight men) have been decided at the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2017 in Oestersund, Sweden, and will shortly compete for places in Tuesday's (10 January) semi-finals and gold medal games. China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia and Turkey are the women’s teams that have reached the last eight.

Field taking shape at WJBCC 2017

After 14 sessions of round-robin play at the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2017 in Oestersund, Sweden four women’s teams and four men’s teams remain unbeaten.

Oestersund, Sweden set for WJBCC 2017

International curling will begin in 2017 with the World Junior-B Curling Championships (WJBCC) in Oestersund, Sweden between 3 and 10 January, where the final places for the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC) are up for grabs.

WCF and Chinese Curling Association sign Memorandum of Understanding

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and Chinese Curling Association (CCA) have today (Friday 16 December) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which will see the two organisations work together to develop the sport of curling, both in China and across the world.

Erwin A. Sautter-Hewitt obituary

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is saddened to hear of the recent passing of a member of its Hall of Fame, Erwin A. Sautter-Hewitt, 92, from Switzerland. He passed away on 8 December 2016. Erwin, was a journalist by trade and was inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame in 1997, as a builder for his work promoting the sport.

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