Member Association Spotlight: May 2018

A vital part of our President's Newsletter, this page is here to celebrate the great development our 60 Member Associations are doing all over the world. Thanks to all those who submitted articles for the May 2018 newsletter. Subscribe to future newsletters at www.worldcurling.

World Curling Federation reviewing wheelchair delivery sticks

The World Curling Federation is in the process of reviewing what delivery sticks are used in wheelchair curling and how they are used in competition. This is with a view of improving the sport and ensuring a level playing field.

Board nominations open for President and Director positions to be voted for at 2018 AGA

The World Curling Federation is now accepting nominations for two positions on its Board. Member Associations can propose candidates for the positions of President and Director, which will be voted for at the 2018 Annual General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday 9 September. President Kate Caithness, has confirmed she will stand for a third term, since taking up the role in 2010.

2019 World Mixed Doubles and Seniors to be staged in Norway

The World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships 2019 will be held in Stavanger, Norway next April. International curling returns to the Sørmarka Arena for the first time since 2013 – where the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships took place – from 20 to 27 April 2019.

Mixed Doubles World Rankings 2018

The latest Mixed Doubles World Rankings have been published following the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018.

Canada men and women win World Senior Curling Championships 2018

There was a golden double for Canada in the World Senior Curling Championships 2018, in Oestersund, Sweden, as both their men’s and women’s teams won their finals on Saturday (28 April) afternoon.

Switzerland win World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018

Switzerland’s mixed doubles pair Michele Jaeggi and Sven Michel have won the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018 in the Östersund Arena in Oestersund, Sweden, retaining the title won by Switzerland last year in Lethbridge, Canada.

#WMDCC2018: Sports Media Trainee blog

Dakshiani Palicha has joined the World Curling Federation media team at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018 in Oestersund, Sweden. She is the latest competition winner of the World Curling Federation Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Family ties on the ice at the World Mixed Doubles

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships 2018 in Östersund, Sweden, has players who have much more than just their love for the sport in common. The teams from Spain, Guyana and Norway all siblings, while hosts Sweden’s and Denmark's players are spouses. But two teams this season have parents pairing up with their children to represent their countries.

Sweden’s curling star back in the game

The return of the World Senior Championships to Sweden has also brought back to the ice Anette Norberg, arguably one of the most successful curling players and female skips in the sport’s history. Anette has won two Olympic gold medals, three World Championships, and seven European Championships. She formally announced her retirement in 2014.

Day five review

There were a further four sessions of play at the World Senior Curling Championships 2018 on Wednesday (25 April), the second-last day of round-robin play in the event being held in Oestersund, Sweden.

How curling's more than just a game for Spain's Garcia

Earning the right to represent your nation at a world championship is something not many curlers will have the honour of experiencing. Earning the right to represent your nation for the tenth year in a row – now that’s something exclusive.

Mixed doubles curling welcomes a range of experience

Just two months after the success of mixed doubles at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, the world championship arrived in Oestersund, Sweden and saw the Olympic teams from Finland and Korea return to the ice. Though they were not the only Olympians taking part.

World Mixed Doubles host Oestersund, “a town that knows how to take care of curlers”

They call Oestersund the heart of Sweden and in a matter of days the city will have a chance to capture the curling world’s heart as it hosts the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2018 from 21 to 28 April.

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