World Curling Federation suspends membership of SportAccord

Following the recent public statements by the SportAccord President to the organisation's Annual General Assembly in Sochi and the subsequent reiteration of these comments, the World Curling Federation (WCF) Board took the decision on Wednesday evening (20 May 2015) to suspend the WCF's membership of SportAccord.

The WCF Board is clear that the comments made in no way represent the position of the WCF as a stakeholder of the Olympic Movement.

Additionally, the manner in which the comments were made is contrary to the ‘Spirit of Curling’, something which is central to the rules and ideology of our sport.