Cancun to host 2019 Congress as World Curling reaches out to new markets
Cancun in Mexico has been selected to host the Congress and Annual General Assembly of the World Curling Federation next year, in what the sport’s international governing body described as “a first step towards hosting a full international championship.”
The move represents the federation’s latest initiative in reaching out beyond the sport’s traditional heartlands.
The Congress will take place in the Americas zone for only the second time, after the 2014 event was held in Reno, Nevada, USA.
Kate Caithness, the WCF’s president, said: “Mexico hosting the eighth World Curling Congress is another example of how truly global the reach of our sport is. This news comes on the back of another successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for curling. The unprecedented broadcast coverage curling received at the Games will only help that interest. Looking forward we are excited to be working more with all our Member Associations, including those that are new to the Federation.”
Caithness is standing unopposed for re-election for a third four-year term at this year’s Congress in Budapest on 6 to 9 September.