President's Newsletter: January 2018

You can now read the World Curling Federation's President's Newsletter for January 2018.

Brush pad withdrawn from World Curling Federation approved brush list

Curling brush manufacture, Performance Brush have release the following statement related to their Spider Pad carrying the World Curling Federation Approved Brush Codes P2B1C-1 and P2B1C-2: "We have recently become aware of a flaw undetected in the quality control process in the last few weeks affecting a number of the Spider Pads carrying the code numbers P2B1C-1 and P2B1C-2.

Denmark on digging deep in pursuit of Olympic places

Denmark's women's and men's curling teams secured the very last places at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, when they qualified through the Olympic Qualification Event 2017, in Pilsen, Czech Republic. For skip Madeleine Dupont, it took pulling out one of the shots of her career to secure a win over Italy in the final game in Czech Republic, last December.

Member Association Spotlight: January 2018

With our new look President's Newsletter, unveiled for the 2017-2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games season, we introduced a new section to our website - the Member Association Spotlight. This page is here to celebrate the great development work going on, all around the world, by our 60 Member Associations. Thanks to all those who submitted articles for the January 2018 newsletter.

Riding horses and beating Canada at a home Games, some of the Italy skip's favourite things

The moment Italy men qualified for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, is one of those great sporting memories that will be remembered for a long time. Italy men, have competed at only one Olympic Winter Games before, in their home Games - Torino 2006, so to become the first Italian team to do so, on-ice, through the curling Olympic points system was always going to be special.

World Curling Federation partners with Sportcal for Global Sports Impact Event Study

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has signed a one-year agreement with Sportcal to undertake a Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Study on its flagship competition, the World Men's Curling Championship. The World Men's next takes place in Las Vegas, United States from 31 March to 8 April 2018 at the Orleans Arena.

Meet Lisa, Mama, Dazhou and Betty… Team China's Olympic curlers

China women qualified for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 after winning the Olympic Qualification Event in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in December 2017. That event was the final chance for any Member Association that had competed at a World Curling Championship, in the four seasons prior to the Games, to secure a spot on curling's biggest stage.

Teams take to social media on journey to the Olympic Winter Games

Curling teams from around the world have been sharing their experiences leading up to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea through tweets, stories, Instagram posts and even GIFs. From off-ice training to life changing shots, these curlers haven’t missed a beat in documenting their road to the Games.

A dozen teams chase their Paralympic dreams in PyeongChang - Part One

In just under two months the wheelchair curling competition of the Paralympic Winter Games 2018, being held in Gangneung, Republic of Korea gets underway. The Games will see an increase to 12 wheelchair curling teams for the first time, with the competition in the Gangneung Curling Centre running from Saturday 10 March until Saturday 17 March.

Ford World Women’s 2018 schedule released for North Bay

The World Curling Federation has today (Thursday 18 January) released the schedule for the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018 which will be held in North Bay Memorial Gardens, North Bay, Canada between 17 and 25 March 2018. The round-robin begins on Saturday 17 March at 10:00, with the hosts and defending champion nation, Canada going head-to-head with Czech Republic.

VIDEO: Watch every minute of Sochi 2014’s curling

Sports fans from around the world can relive all the curling action from the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 – as they anticipate the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, in three weeks’ time – thanks to the support of the Olympic Channel.

New four-stage curling competition to be named Curling World Cup

The World Curling Federation, Chinese Curling Association and Kingdomway Sports held an official signing ceremony, this week in Beijing, China, reaffirming the four-year partnership to establish what was previously known as the World Series of Curling.

World Men’s schedule released and single day tickets to go on sale

The World Curling Federation has today (Saturday 13 January) released the schedule for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 to take place in Las Vegas, United States, between 31 March and 8 April. This comes after the Americas Challenge, being held in London, Ontario, Canada decided the final Member Association to join the new 13-team line-up.

Tense qualification process prepares teams for PyeongChang 2018

The final two days of play at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017 in Lethbridge, Canada were the make or break points for many Olympic dreams. Not only did the top teams have a chance at winning a medal at the world championship, but they had fate in their own hands to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games.

Americas Challenge to begin in London, Ontario

The final Member Association to compete at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 will be decided in the coming days as Canada and Brazil go head-to-head in the Americas Challenge. The Challenge will be contested in conjunction with the 2018 World Financial Group Continental Cup, in London, Ontario, Canada between 11 and 13 January.

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