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Wheelchair curling

WCF is working hard to make it possible for people with different disabilities to play curling. On these pages you find information regarding this work.

Torino, here we come!

WCF has received a letter from the International Paralympic Committee stating that Wheelchair Curling has been accepted as a discipline in the Winter Paralympic Programme in Torino 2006.

You can read the criteria for admission to the paralympics here

Have a look at what wheelchair curling looks like

The Switzerland Curling Association have a short video clip available at their web site if you wish to have a look at what wheelchair curling looks like.

Goto their website: http://www.curling.ch , click anywhere on the page, select "Verband" in the left side menu, then select "Behindertensport" and in the right hand corner of the page you will see "Sequenzen aus Sursee", select your speed and have a look.

Switzerland becomes first World Wheelchair Curling Champions

In an exciting and thrilling final at the ice rink in Sursee on Saturday the Swiss team, skipped by Urs Bucher beat Canada with 7-6. The Canadians had a 6-4 lead before the last end but there the Swiss played great curling and managed to get three stones for the victory. The other world champions were Cesare Cassani, Manfred Bolliger, Therese Kämpfer, their alternate Silvia Obrist and Stephan Rauch assisted as coach. Scotland got the bronze medals after an easy win with 6-0 against Sweden.

 

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2002-04-29

 

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