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Lillehammer, Norway to become the official revenue to host the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2020

The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2020 will take place in Lillehammer, Norway during the period from the 21st to the 28th of November 2020. This is the fourth time that Norway has been chosen to host the European Championships. The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships used to take place in different places all around the world. In 1977, it is held in Oslo while in 1990 Lillehammer is chosen to be the next place and Stavanger is chosen to host the champion in 2013. During some recent years, Norway is chosen by many international curling to hold their events, firstly the Youth Olympic Games 2016 curling events which takes place in Lillehammer, while the 2019 editions of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship and World Senior Curling Championships were both held in Stavanger.

Kate Caithness, who is the President of World Curling Federation, shared her opinion: “We are delighted to be returning the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships to Lillehammer. It has been 30 years since these championships were last held in the city and it is fitting that they are taking place in Lillehammer’s Olympic Park.

“This is such an important event in our season and it is fascinating to see our European teams earn enough qualification to our world championships, where they and our other elite teams from around the world, will together compete for places at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. I am sure our friends at the Norwegian Curling Federation and the Lillehammer Curling Club will grab this occasion and produce a first-class event for our athletes and spectators.”

There will be both women’s and men’s championships within the Le Gruyère AOP European Championships 2020 A-Division taking place in the Haakons Hall. Lillehammer Youth Hall was built initially on the purpose of hosting the ice hockey finals during the Olympic Winter Games in 1994. With the spectator capacity of up to 10,000 people, it is Norway’s biggest venue for indoor sports until now.

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Shocking news: Ottawa will become the host of the 2021 world men’s curling championship

There have been many hypotheses as well as suggestions for the position of this year curling championship’s host, however, but on the recent Tuesday, there had been the official announcement confirming that Ottawa’s TD Place Arena will become the host of the 2021 world men’s curling championship.

If the condition of the pandemic COVID-19 gets more positive with fewer cases being infected to, it might be possible for us and sports organizations, especially curling ones to quickly get into the swing of things and hold big sporting events in Ottawa.


“I’m not a betting person, so I’m not going to give odds on it, but I think the numbers of spectators, as well as players taking part in tournaments, are going the right way,” Curling Canada CEO Katherine Henderson shared his viewpoint on Tuesday. “We are planning to have fans in the building — to keep them under the safest condition, fans will likely have to go through a certain number of protocols — and we’re all planning to have a really good time. That being said, we’re not going to endanger people, we’re not going to do anything that does not stick to public health regulations, which healthcare professionals would tell us not to do.”

There will be a lot of things being put under the dangerous conditions all around the world, to be more specific, events being scheduled from the 3rd to the 11th of April at TD Place arena. A lot of the competing field tournament within the 2022 Winter Olympics men’s curling competition will be reorganized in Ottawa. Originally, ranks and titles of this tournament were about to be determined by the combined results of the 2020 and 2021 world championships, however, due to the unexpected cancellation of the 2020 worlds in Scotland, the International Olympic Committee is likely to accept and apply this alternative plan.
John Shea, the chair of Curling Canada’s board of governors, shared in a recent interview: “My hometown of Ottawa has proven itself as an amazing host for championship curling events over the years and the 2021 world men’s championship has the potential to take that to another level.” “World-class curling belongs in world-class cities and Ottawa fits that description perfectly.