The WCF has published schedules for major competitions due to be held during the upcoming season ©WCF

Hosts Russia will take on Spain during the opening session of play at the World Mixed Curling Championship after the sport's worldwide governing body revealed the schedule for several of their major events, due to be held during the upcoming season.

The second edition of the competition is scheduled to take place in Kazan from October 14 to 22 but questions remain over Russia's staging of the Championship following a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ask Winter Sports Federation to consider stripping the country of international events.

The recommendation from the IOC followed the release of Richard McLaren's report, which uncovered the presence of a state-sponsored doping scheme in Russia.

The IOC called on the relevant International Federations (IFs) to consider moving their major tournaments out of the nation "due to the detailed references to the manipulation of samples during Sochi 2014".

None of the IFs involved have yet taken the step to take any of their competitions away from Russia.

The 2016 World Wheelchair-B in Lohja in Finland is due to be held in November ©WCF
The 2016 World Wheelchair-B in Lohja in Finland is due to be held in November ©WCF

The World Curling Federation (WCF) told insidethegames last month that they would "study the findings" of the report before taking any potential action.

The Russian city was chosen to stage the event by the WCF in October, with matches scheduled for the 3,500-seater Kazan Sports Palace.

Norway won the inaugural edition in the Swiss capital Berne in September 2015, beating Sweden in the final.

The WCF has also published the schedule for the World Wheelchair-B in Lohja in Finland and the Pacific Asia Championships in Uiseong in South Korea, which run alongside each other in November.

The Pacific Asia tournament, which has attracted a record 17 entrants, will begin on November 5 when the host nation go up against Hong Kong.

Braehead in Scotland will then play host to the European Curling Championships, which get underway on November 19.