Curling

Norway secures first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988

By Emily Goddard

Norway have won their first World Men's Curling Championship title since 1988 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 6 - Norway today beat defending champions and Scandinavian rivals Sweden 8-3 to take the 2014 men's world curling title - their first since 1988.

Defending champions Sweden into curling World Championship final after win over Canada

By Gary Anderson

April 5 - Sweden have made it through to their second successive Men's Curling World Championship final in Beijing ©AFP/Getty ImagesSweden will face Scandinavian rivals Norway in the final of the men's Curling World Championships tomorrow after both sides saw off the challenge of reigning Olympic champions Canada in Beijing.

Coach offers to resign after accusations of abuse by South Korean Olympic curling team

By Nick Butler

South Korea's Olympic curling team have accused their coach of verbal abuse ©Getty ImagesMarch 28 - South Korea's national curling assistant coach Choi Min-suk has offered to resign over allegations he verbally abused members of the women's Olympic team.

Switzerland upset hosts Canada to win women's world curling crown

By Gary Anderson

March 23 - The victorious Switzerland team celebrate with the World Championship trophy ©CCAMichael BurnsSwitzerland, led by skip Binia Feltscher, reclaimed the World Women's Curling Championship title after defeating hosts Canada 9-5 in the gold medal match at Saint John's Harbour Station, while Russia secured an historic bronze with victory over South Korea.

Switzerland to face Canada in World Women's Curling Championship final

By Emily Goddard

Swiss teammates, from, left Franziska Kaufman, Christine Urech and Irene Schori celebrate their win over South Korea in the semi-final ©CCA/Michael BurnsMarch 22 - Switzerland will face hosts Canada in the final of the World Women's Curling Championship after defeating South Korea 7-3 to book their place in the gold medal match.

Curling rink to be constructed in South Korea to build on growing profile of the sport

By Nick Butler

Curling is one of many sports enjoying growth in South Korea ahead of the next Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang ©McClatchy-Tribune/Getty ImagesMarch 12 - South Korea is building on the sporting interest and opportunities provided by hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 with plans to build another curling facility in Uijeongbu City.

Canada's women win World Junior Curling Championships for first time since 2003

By Zjan Shirinian

Canada's women have won the World Junior Curling Championships for the first time in more than a decade ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 5 - Canada's women have won gold at the World Junior Curling Championships for the first time in 11 years.

Basel to host 2016 World Men's Curling Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Canada triumphed when the World Championship was last held in Basel in 2012 ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - The World Men's Curling Championship will return to Basel in Switzerland for the second time in four years in 2016, it has been announced.

Curling stone island Ailsa Craig available to buy for £1.5 million

By Gary Anderson

February 8 - Ailsa Craig is available to buy for 1.5 million ©Getty Images The island that has produced the curling stones for competition at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is available to buy with an asking price of £1.5 million ($2.4 million/€1.8 million).
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