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From hub cities to reworked Olympic qualifying, Curling Canada looking at all scenarios for sport’s return

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Curling Canada is keeping an icy stare on the upcoming season, trying to come up with every way imaginable to keep the nation's teams at peak performance.

Coronavirus causes Brad Gushue to press pause on curling, business ventures

Friday, May 15th, 2020

The spring season is usually a very busy time for Canadian curling champion Brad Gushue, who would normally be juggling his packed on-ice schedule with work duties as an Orangetheory Fitness franchisee.

Curling looks ahead to next season despite challenges caused by pandemic

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Bonspiel organizer Gerry Geurts, who operates the CurlingZone website that manages world rankings and team point systems, said next season's uncertainty poses a significant challenge.

Jennifer Jones was ready to pounce when Lisa Weagle suddenly became star free agent

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The time was right for Lisa Weagle to join forces with Olympic champion Jennifer Jones. Jones told CBC Sports' Anastasia Bucsis that the latest addition to her five-person rink "was like the clouds parted and the sun came out."

Curling wants 2021 world championships to determine qualifying for Beijing Olympics

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

The World Curling Federation announced Thursday it is proposing to the International Olympic Committee that the 2021 world curling championships will determine which countries will book their tickets to Beijing 2022.

Cancelled world curling championships will not be made up

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

When the World Curling Federation cancelled the women's, men's and mixed doubles championships set for March and April, it said it would be discussing potential options including rescheduling the events — perhaps playing them in the fall at one venue. CBC Sports has learned that will no longer be the case.

Colleen Jones bristles at free agent frenzy sweeping Canada’s curling landscape

Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Six-time Scotties winner Colleen Jones is not a fan of Canadian curling rinks making sweeping changes to their team.

Team Jennifer Jones adds free-agent all-star lead Lisa Weagle

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Let go last week after a decade-long run with skip Rachel Homan's Ottawa-based rink, lead Lisa Weagle has joined Team Jennifer Jones, which will operate with five members.

2-time gold medallist John Morris joins Team Kevin Koe for Olympic push

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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John Morris will play second for the Kevin Koe's team for at least the next 18 months heading into the Olympic trials in 2021.

‘Heartbreak and betrayal’: No room for friendships in the business of curling

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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In the span of a few days, Canada's curling landscape has shifted dramatically. The country's past women's and men's Olympic teams and last year's women's world champion team have all split.