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WCF Athlete Commission seeks nominations

The World Curling Federation is looking for elite curlers - who have competed in international competition in the past eight years - to join its Athlete Commission. Nominations are being taken until Monday 26 September 2016, for four positions.

WCF Annual General Assembly 2016

The 54 Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF) have approved the WCF’s proposed resolutions for sweeping and brushes in elite curling, at its Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Stockholm, Sweden, today (Saturday 10 September).

Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016 tickets on sale

Tickets for the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016, which is set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland, between 19-26 November 2016, have gone on sale today. Supporters can choose from a range of options including early or late session tickets, all day tickets and tournament passes, which gives access to every game including both men's and women's finals.

Resolutions and recommendations for WCF Congress

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) 54 Member Associations (MA) will come together next week for the fifth WCF Congress and Annual General Assembly (AGA), in Stockholm, Sweden [from 7-10 September 2016].

VoIP Defender retain World Junior’s title

VoIP Defender, the USA and Singapore based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) brand, will support the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) flagship junior event – the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC) – for another year.

Brazil challenge USA for World Championship places

Brazil will challenge the USA’s men’s and women’s teams in January 2017 for places at the 2017 World Curling Championships (WCCs).

First WCF playing schedules available for new season

With the new international curling season fast-approaching the playing schedules for the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) first championships of the 2016-2017 season are now available to view. The new season will get underway on Friday 14 October when the second World Mixed Curling Championship 2016 (WMxCC) begins in Kazan, Russia.

Record entries for PACC 2016 as Winter Olympics near

The Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016 will have a record number of teams competing this year, when it heads to Uiseong in Korea – the host nation of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Some 17 teams will compete across the men’s and women’s championships with Hong Kong women’s team and Qatar’s women’s and men’s teams making their debuts.

WCF President appointed to new SportAccord Council

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness OBE, has been appointed to the SportAccord Council. The SportAccord Council met by tele-conference on Wednesday 27 April 2016.

BLOG | Füssen camps and courses

It's that time of year when the World Curling Federation (WCF) runs its summer camps and courses programme and aspiring ice-techs, umpires, coaches and young curlers travel to Füssen, in south Germany, to take part. During the fortnight we'll hear from the course leaders on why they are running this programme and how successful it has been in 2016.

WCF saddened by death of Franco Zumofen

The World Curling Federation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Italian curler Franco Zumofen, who passed away on Saturday 25 June, aged 78. Zumofen was born in Fortezza, Bolzano, on 17 May 1938 and fell in love with curling early in his life. He went on to become widely regarded as the face of Italian Curling, having secured the sports place in the Italian Ice Sports Federation.

WCF Sweeping Summit 2016 Update

The World Curling Federation Sweeping Summit was held between 23 and 26 May at the North Grenville Curling Club in Kemptville, Ontario near Ottawa, Canada.

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.

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