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FISU Regulations

The curling competitions have their own FISU regulations which follow the most recent technical rules of the World Curling Federation (WCF). The FISU regulations are always set up on the recommendation of the FISU Technical Chair and the WCF Technical Delegate in close cooperation with the Committee for Sports Regulations (CRS), and they are approved by the FISU Executive Committee. The programme and duration of the competitions are fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. Duration of the competition: 9 days maximum.


Curling Competitions

Today’s curling competitions are organised with a maximum of twenty (20) teams - ten (10) women’s and ten (10) men’s. Each team may enter five (5) players. The running of competitions is always supervised by the FISU Technical Chair for curling and the WCF Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. All sport facilities must be provided with the necessary equipment by the Organising Committee of the host country. The student competitions in curling have become much more interesting in terms of coverage thanks to the cooperation with TV sports magazines, highlights and live broadcasting, where big progress has been achieved. The 2011 WU curling competitions in Erzurum attracted an enormous number of spectators.

 

The History of Curling in FISU

Curling entered the Winter Universiade sports programme as an optional sport at the 21st edition of the WU in Tarvisio, Italy in 2003. The World Curling Federation (WCF), together with the National Federation, played a primary role in the organisation of the competitions, which turned out to be extremely interesting for the participants and the numerous spectators. Six men’s teams (NOR, KOR, RUS, SUI, GBR, USA) and five women’s teams (NOR, KOR, RUS, SUI, USA) entered the competition, resulting in an exciting battle between Russia and Canada in the women’s category (1. Russia, 2. Canada, 3. Norway). In the men’s category the ranking was as follows: 1.Canada, 2.Switzerland, 3. Korea. The curling tournament for men and women has already been held four times at the WU and each time it was an enormous success. Now that curling is a compulsory sport of the Winter Universiade sports programme, the future of international university curling is assured. Thanks to the excellent cooperation between the World Curling Federation (WCF) and FISU, we closely follow the evolution of this sport to develop our competition programme. The level of play at the 2007 Winter Universiade in Torino was world-class, particularly for the mixed junior male and female competitors, who provided an excellent competition. As an example, three members of the Russian women’s team played at the ECH afterwards and won the bronze medal. Les Harrison (CAN), the WCF President, was the first FISU Technical Chair for curling. Jeanette JOHNSTON (GBR) replaced him in the fall of 2007.

 

Minimum Requirements

Sports
No. of Events

Events

No. of Venues
(Competition and Training)

No. of Events

Note

2 events

Men:
10 teams maximum

- One (1) competition ice rink complying
with all the WCF international standards
and the dimention of sheets.

One (1) event

 

Women:
10 teams maximum

One (1) event

 

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