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Russia defend women’s title at Le Gruyère European AOP Curling Championships 2016

Russia women have won the gold medals at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016, at the intu Braehead Arena, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, on Saturday morning (26 November). This makes Russia the first Member Association to successfully defend a women’s European title, since Sweden did so in 2005.

Scotland and Switzerland win bronze medals at Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016

Scotland women and Switzerland men have won bronze medals at the Le Gruyère European AOP Curling Championships 2016 in the intu Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Scotland beat the Czech Republic, who were competing in their first European medal game, by 6-2 and the Swiss men emerged as 8-6 winners over Russia on Friday (25 November) evening.

Hungary & Netherlands to challenge for Worlds places

Competition in the B-Division of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 at the Braehead Curling Club near Glasgow, Scotland concluded on Friday (25 November) afternoon with the Netherland’s men’s team and Hungarian women’s team winning the chance to challenge the eighth place finishers in the A-Division round robin to qualify for the 2017 World’s.

World Curling unveil special 50th anniversary book

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has this week unveiled a special book to mark its 50th anniversary, at a launch event held in its headquarters in Perth, Scotland.

Turkey building towards big things in international curling

In the grand scheme of things, six years is not a long time. Six years among centuries of sporting history is minuscule, yet in that time, Turkey have gone from beginners to solid competitors in international curling.

From strength to strength: How Israel hopes to continue curling’s growth from the world stage

Jeff Lutz, lead for the Israeli men’s curling team, still remembers the first time he donned Israeli colours on the ice with his teammates. “We put on the uniform and looked at each other,” he said, “and you could tell there was a different feel. Because we were wearing a uniform that had never been worn before in international sport.

Young ‘roaring’ fans bring life to Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016

Curling is often stereotyped as the old man’s game, but Scotland are determined to flip this old chestnut on its head, with their legacy programme, aiming to invest in the future of the sport.

Feedback positive following new brush regulations

Following two World Curling Federation championships - World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 and Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 - feedback from athletes over the new brush and sweeping regulations has been positive. Please find attached an update on sweeping which has been issued to the WCF Member Associations following the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 in Uiseong, Korea.

Curling Night In America to return for third season

In conjunction with the World Curling Federation, U.S. Curling Association, and the U.S. Olympic Committee, NBC Sports Group will bring back Curling Night In America for its third season, starting in January 2017. NBCSN begins its Curling Night In America presentations on Thursday 19 Januay with nine shows, for a total of 18 hours of coverage from the U.S. Curling Grand Prix.

LGT signs deal for flagship curling events in 2016 and 2017

The international finance company extends its long-term curling commitment As exclusive media and marketing partner of the World Curling Federation (WCF), Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, has signed a sponsorship agreement with LGT as main sponsor of the World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 in Beijing, China.

Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 brings sport home

Curling will be coming home when play gets underway at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 (ECC) this weekend (Saturday 19 November), at the intu Braehead Arena in Renfrewshire, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Korea women win gold at home Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016

Korea women have won the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 at the Uiseong Curling Training Center, in Uiseong, Korea, after Saturday (12 November) morning’s final. The host nation skipped by Eunjung Kim – and made up of third Kyeong-Ae Kim, second Seonyeong Kim, lead Yeongmi Kim and alternate Chohi Kim – beat China in the final 5-3 to claim the gold medals.

Paralympic Games field set as Finland and Scotland qualify for 2017 Worlds

The World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2016 in Lohja, Finland, concluded on Thursday (10 November) and saw Finland and Scotland qualify for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship (WWhCC) 2017 being held in Gangneung, Korea (4-11 March 2017). WWhCC 2017 will be a test event for the Paralympic Winter Games (PWG) being held in PyeongChang, Korea between 9-18 March 2018.

Men’s teams qualification journey to ECC 2016

Prior to World Curling Federation (WCF) events many Member Associations have competitive qualification competitions, with different qualification systems, for their national teams to earn their chance to represent their country at international level. We now have our teams for this year’s Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2016 (ECC) in Braehead, Scotland (19-26 November).

Biggest Pacific-Asia Championships ready for action

The 26th edition of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship (PACC) will begin this weekend (5-12 November) in Korea - the host country for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games - with a record 17 teams taking part.  This is the first of three World Curling Federation (WCF) championships to be held in Korea this season.

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