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World Curling Federation reveals event hosts

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced the hosts of the World Junior Curling Championships, European Junior Curling Challenge, European Mixed Curling Championship and World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event for the 2014-15 season, with the Estonian capital of Tallinn set to host its first major event.

Tallinn will host the World Junior Curling Championships between February 28 and March 8, 2015. One men’s and one women’s team will qualify for that event from the European Junior Curling Challenge, with Prague in the Czech Republic confirmed as hosts from January 3-8.

Denmark will stage the European Mixed Curling Championship on September 13-20, 2014 at the Taarnby Curling Club. This is an open invitation event for mixed gender curling teams consisting of two male and two female athletes.

The World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event will be hosted by Lillehammer in Norway from November 1-6 this year. This event sees the top two teams qualify for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in 2015, which will take place in Lohja, Finland in February.

WCF president Kate Caithness said: “We are excited to be taking our events to these locations and in particular Estonia who will host their first major international curling event and have shown great ambition in recent years by helping develop our sport in Eastern Europe. We are in no doubt that that each of the local organising committees will put on a great show and we look forward to welcoming everyone to these venues next season.”