Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Curling’ Category

Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing victorious in curling’s return from the pandemic

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

In the first competitive bonspeil in Ontario since the global pandemic, Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing defeated Maddy Belliveau and Charlie Richard 7-1 to win the two-day mixed doubles curling event in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.

Grand Slam curling circuit forced to drop 4 events because of COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Sportsnet is trimming its six-stop Grand Slam of Curling circuit to just two events next season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Lots of work to do’ as Curling Canada aims to eliminate dominant whiteness of sport

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

In 2011, the University of Waterloo released a study which found curling officials needed to make it easier for newcomers to find out about the sport. A goal which Canadian-Guyanese curler Rayad Husain says has yet to be achieved.

Ottawa named host of pivotal men’s world curling championship in 2021

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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The World Curling Federation named TD Place Arena as the site of next year's event, scheduled to run April 3-11.

Longtime curling event director weighs in on alternate options for potential season

Friday, June 12th, 2020
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With some curling competitions already cancelled and the rest of the 2020-21 season up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport is facing significant challenges as it looks ahead to a possible resumption in a few months time.

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.