On the site World Curling Federation (WCF) a message appeared about the assignment of Turkmenistan the status of a provisional member of this sports organization. The association also joined the Federation Bolivia. This decision was made during the online meeting of the WCF General Assembly. Thus, the number of member associations has increased to 66.
Bolivian association is categorized as American zone, а Turkmen to Asian and Pacific. As stated head of the WCF, a former curler from Scotland Kate KatesEven despite the difficulties the organization has faced this year, it continues to accept new members. This year Bolivia and Turkmenistan became such members. In this regard, the head of the WCF hopes to see the implementation in these states soon events to promote this sport discipline.
WCF was founded in 1966. At that time it included only seven countries - in addition to Scotland, they were Canada, France, USA, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. With time, the sport received from the IOC the status of an Olympic discipline - that happened in 1991. For the first time since 1924, Curling was added to the Olympics program in 1998 (Nagano Olympics). Since 2003 the discipline is added to the Winter Universiade program.
Photo: T.Rowland, WCF, worldcurling.org