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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.

World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship begins Friday

The second ever World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship (WWhBCC) will begin this weekend (4–10 November) in Lohja, Finland, with a record 16 teams taking part. The Kisakallio Sports Institute will play host to the event for a second year. The teams taking part are split into two groups: Group A: England, Israel, Italy, Scotland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and newcomers Turkey.

Women’s teams taking shape for ECC 2016

It’s easy to forget in a major tournament the hard work that goes into qualifying for them and the stories that come from them. We often remember the medals and not the heated clashes in the national championships to determine who gets to represent their country.

Winning Sport Media Trainees confirmed for 2016-2017

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is delighted to announce the winners of its Sports Media Trainee Programme (SMTP) for the 2016-2017 curling season. The winning candidates will join the WCF media team at curling championships over the next six months.

ECC 2016 taking place "miles from curling's birth place"

England has football, Canada has ice hockey, France has cycling and Japan has karate! When England held the World Cup or France hosts the Tour De France there is a feeling of a homecoming to the origins of the sport. In four years, karate will feel at home at the Tokyo Olympics.

Russia crowned 2016 World Mixed Curling Champions

Russia claimed the World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 title with a 5-4 extra end victory over Sweden at the Kazan Sports Palace, in Kazan, Russia. Sweden collected the Silver medals, while an 8-4 win over Korea gave Scotland the Bronze medals. The Gold Medal game saw two undefeated teams in Sweden and Russia face off for the World Championship title and the Gold medals.

Olympic Celebration Tour success in Riga

The Latvian Curling Association (LCA) recently hosted a World Curling Federation (WCF) Olympic Celebration Tour (OCT) as part of its mission to increase its regular curlers from 200 to 700 by 2022. Over the four-day event, in the countries capital, Riga, over 350 people got involved, including 250 children at FloorCurl sessions during school time.

Member Associations set for World Mixed debuts

A record 37 teams will compete at the World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 (WMxCC) in Kazan, Russia, which begins later this week. This event will run from Friday 14 until Saturday 22 October in the Kazan Sports Palace and will see Andorra and Croatia compete in their very first World Curling Championship.

Voting opens for the WCF Athlete Commission

Voting has opened for four positions on the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) Athlete Commission. The WCF Athlete Commission, established in March 2013, serves as an independent and consultative body, and acts as the collective voice for elite curling athletes.

WADA Publishes 2017 Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2017 Prohibited List. The List will come into effect on 1 January 2017. The Prohibited List details substances and methods banned in sports in-and out-of-competition. The 2017 Prohibited List, the 2017 Summary of Modifications, and the 2017 Monitoring Programme are available for download on the WCF website " ) { $( "#EventSponsorsTop" ).html( data ); } }); //-->