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Franco Zumofen inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

Italy’s Franco Zumofen has been inducted to the World Curling Hall of Fame by World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, at the summer bonspiel in Cortina d'Ampezzo. This honour was accepted on Zumofen’s behalf by Gianluca Lorenzi, the son of his best friend Ivo Lorenzi, due to Zumofen being too unwell to attend the presentation.

Olympic Channel reaches landmark agreements with International Sports Federations

Olympic Channel Services (OCS) today announced that it has to date reached cooperation agreements with 27 International Sports Federations (IFs), including the World Curling Federation, to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, marking another significant step on progress towards its launch.

WCF President and athletes praise work achieved at Sweeping Summit 2016

The World Curling Federation (WCF) Sweeping Summit 2016 closed today (Friday 27 May) as the participants passed their findings to the WCF Competition and Rules and Athletes’ Commissions, who also received a preliminary report from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

WCF join forces with National Research Council of Canada to investigate brush heads and sweeping technique

The World Curling Federation and the Ottawa based National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are investigating the effects of curling brush head technology on ice surfaces and their potential effects on where stones come to rest. During the 2015/16 season a series of moratoriums were placed on certain brushes due to their perceived effects on the ice surface and trajectory of the stone.

World Curling Federation confirm participants for Sweeping Summit 2016

The World Curling Federation has confirmed the participants that will take part in the Sweeping Summit 2016, that begins today (Tuesday 24 May), near Ottawa, Canada.

Statement from the World Curling Federation

Anti-Doping Rule Violation On 7 April 2016, the WCF Anti-Doping Panel has rendered the following decision: IN THE MATTER OF THE DOPING OFFENCE BY Ms HELLE SIMONSEN (DENMARK)  Contrary to WCF Anti-Doping Regulation 2.

WCF Sweeping Summit to be held near Ottawa, Canada

The World Curling Federation’s Sweeping Summit, which will address the challenges faced throughout the 2015/16 season with brush head technology and sweeping technique, will take place near Ottawa, Canada between Monday 23 and Friday 27 May 2016.

WMDCC 2016: Sports Media Trainee Blog

Emily Dwyer, Hamish Irvine and Linzi Armstrong have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016. They are the latest competition winners of the WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme, which is sponsored by Global Sports Development.

Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016 places for Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia and France

Belarus women and Estonia men have won Gold medals at the European Curling Championships C-Division 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as places at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships B-Division to be played in Glasgow, Scotland later this year. Silver medals were won by Lithuania women and France men, who also secured spots in the B-Division.

Russia win Gold at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016

Russia - Anastasia Bryzgalova and Alexander Krushelnitskiy - claimed the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 title with a 7-5 victory over China at the Löfbergs Lila Arena, in Karlstad, Sweden. China - Rui Wang and Dexin Ba - collected Silver medals, while a 9-7 win over Scotland secured USA - Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo - Bronze medals.

Sweden's Elisabeth Högström inducted into WCF Hall of Fame

Sweden’s Elisabeth Högström has been inducted into the World Curling Federation Hall of Fame at the conclusion of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 in her hometown – Karlstad, Sweden.

Scotland and Sweden collect World Senior 2016 Gold medals

Scotland's women and Sweden's men are the new World Senior Curling Champions, following their Gold medal wins on Saturday (23 April) afternoon in the Karlstad Curling Club, in Karlstad, Sweden.

Russia and China to go head-to-head for World Mixed Doubles title

Russia and China will compete for Gold medals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 on Saturday (23 April) evening – live on www.youtube.com/worldcurlingtv – at the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad, Sweden. The game will begin at 16.00 (Central European Summer Time), at the same time USA and Scotland will meet to play for the third place on the podium.

China, Scotland, USA and Russia into World Mixed Doubles semi-finals

Semi-final teams were determined at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2016 – being played in the Löfbergs Lila Arena, in Karlstad, Sweden – after Friday (22 April) evening’s quarter-finals. Scotland defeated previously unbeaten Canada, 6-5, with a takeout for the winning point in the eighth end. The two teams were even at 5-5 after a back and forth battle.

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