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VIDEO: Highlights of the European women’s gold medal final

Highlights from the women’s Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 gold medal final.

Norway women and Denmark men win European B-Division

The women and men B-Division played their finals on Saturday evening at the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Norway took the women’s title with a 7-6 victory over Estonia. Norway opened the scoring with a single point in the first end, followed by a steal of one point in the second end. Estonia responded quickly, not allowing Norway to build an advantage.

Germany women and Italy men win Le Gruyère AOP European bronze medals

Italy’s men’s team have won a bronze medal at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018, for the first time in this event since 1979. Also, claiming bronze medals on Friday night was Germany’s women’s team. Germany women beat Russia 7-4 in the bronze medal game, meanwhile, Italy’s men’s team claimed bronze by overcoming Germany 8-6.

B-Division final line-ups set

The B-Division women played their semi-finals on Friday morning at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia reached the final at their home event with a 7-3 win over Turkey. Estonia opened the scoring in the second end and left Turkey without a chance to gain the upper hand. A 10-8 victory over Lithuania booked Norway a ticket to the final.

Switzerland and Sweden to compete for Le Gruyère AOP European gold

Olympic champions Sweden will face Switzerland – unbeaten so far in this event – in Saturday’s women’s final of the Le Gruyere AOP European Championships, in Tallinn, Estonia. To reach the final, Sweden beat Russia by 7-4 while Switzerland were 6-4 winners over Germany. Russia and Germany will now play for bronze medals this evening.

Sweden and Scotland to compete for the Le Gruyère AOP European’s gold medals

Defending champions Sweden will play Scotland in Saturday’s (24 November) men’s gold medal final at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia, following their semi-final wins. Sweden beat Germany by 6-3 while it took Scotland all the way to an extra end to get past Italy, by 9-6, in their semi-final.

B-Division athletes celebrate 100 international curling games

Spanish women’s skip, Oihane Otaegi reached a landmark at the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships 2018, on Tuesday, when she lined up on the ice for her 100th game for Spain. Living up to the occasion, the Spanish team took a 7-6 victory over Hungary in the event’s B-Division. “I feel great,” she said before the match.

Curling’s Olympic medallist discuss being inspired and to inspire

The wonderful thing about an Olympics and Paralympics is that its legacy doesn’t just impact the host nation, or an individual sport as a whole, it can reach down and change the life of an individual athlete or inspire young people to strive for their goals.

United States secure spot at Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship

United States have booked themselves a spot in the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 in Lethbridge, Canada from 30 March to 7 April after winning the America’s Challenge in Chaska, United States.

VIDEO: Estonian Prime Minister sees bright future for curling

Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, gave the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships 2018 in Tallinn the best possible send-off by delivering an impressive draw to the button with the ceremonial first stone, during the opening ceremony, of the event.

Estonian Curling ensuring their country is “an attractive place to curl”

Estonia’s relationship with curling is an unorthodox one. A nation that joined the World Curling Federation as an associate member only 15 years ago, Estonia had a relatively successful start in the sport, coming close to the play-offs in the European Curling Championships B-Division for both the women and men in 2005. A lull period ensued before results picked up at the Europeans.

Estonia win World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2018

As host city Tallinn, in Estonia, prepares to present the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships for the first time tomorrow (16 November) the Estonian wheelchair curling team were hard at work themselves in Lohja, Finland.

Winners of curling's Sports Media Trainee Programme selected for 2018-2019

The Sports Media Trainee Programme (SMTP) is set for its sixth year of the programme with a strong line-up of candidates who will work with the World Curling Federation’s media team this season.

Three teams set to battle in America’s Challenge

The America’s Challenge is set to take place at the Chaska Curling Center in Chaska, Minnesota, United States from 15 to 18 November 2018. This season, the America’s Challenge takes place prior to the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 to decide the second America’s zone qualifier.

New World Curling Academy to aid curling’s international growth

The World Curling Federation and the World Academy of Sport, a global leader in international sport education, have partnered together to enhance the growth of curling across the world. The two organisations will create a global structure for the World Curling Federation’s development programmes and educational resources to be known as the World Curling Academy.

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