2014 World Men’s Curling Championships
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Saturday, March 29, 2014 to Sunday, April 6, 2014
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that the Chinese capital, Beijing, will host the 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship. The event will take place from March 29 to April 6, 2014.
“The award of the 2014 World Men’s Championship to Beijing is a major landmark in the development of curling” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness following a signing ceremony at the WCF secretariat in Perth, Scotland on Wednesday.
“It will be the first time that a World Men’s Curling Championship will be staged in the Pacific-Asia zone. In the last decade we have witnessed a surge in growth of curling in the region. Following on from the World Women’s Curling Championships in Japan in 2007 and Korea in 2009, China will now host the top twelve men’s teams in the world and we look forward to working with our partners and sponsors to stage a first class show for the world to enjoy.”
“The Chinese Curling Association would like to thank the World Curling Federation for putting their trust in us and our partners to host the 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship” said Ni Huizhong, President of the Chinese Curling Association. He added: “Curling is a sport that is growing incredibly fast not only throughout China but also throughout the rest of the Pacific-Asia region. We hope that this event, being staged just after the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will help continue to inspire the next generation of curlers throughout the world. We would like to invite everyone to China in 2014 and the city of Beijing to be part of this incredible experience.”
The venue for the World Men’s Curling Championship will be announced at a later date, with a number of options available in Beijing for the event.