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Caithness set to retain World Curling Federation presidency

Kate Caithness is set to secure a third term as president of the World Curling Federation (WCF) after it was confirmed she will stand unopposed in elections scheduled for September.

The Scottish official, one of only two female presidents of Olympic sports federations alongside International Triathlon Union leader Marisol Casado, is poised to be re-elected at the WCF’s annual general assembly, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on September 9, as part of the seventh World Curling Congress.

Caithness (pictured) became WCF president in 2010 having worked previously as vice-president of the governing body from 2006 until 2010. She was re-elected unopposed in September 2014.

Caithness has served on the Olympic Programme Commission and the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Committee for the 2022 winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Her new four-year term will run through to 2022.