Turkmenistan joined the World Curling Federation

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Turkmenistan joined the World Curling Federation

The Curling Federation of Turkmenistan received the status of a temporary member of the World Curling Federation, according to the official website of WCF.

Turkmenistan and Bolivia have become the latest nations to become Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF), bringing the governing body's membership count up to 66.

This admission follows on from the WCF’s first virtual World Curling General Assembly in September where the WCF Board approved both nations.

Now the Curling Federation of Turkmenistan and the Bolivian Curling Federation will respectively govern over the sport in their home nations.

Bolivia is set to join the Americas zone for competitions, while Turkmenistan will join the Pacific-Asia zone — which holds the second largest continental competition in curling behind the European Championships.

World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness said: "Despite the challenges we have faced this year, I am very pleased to say that the curling family continues to grow. I’m delighted to welcome Bolivia and Turkmenistan into the World Curling Federation. I look forward to seeing their plans to develop curling in their countries realised in the coming years."

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is the world governing body for curling accreditation, with offices in Perth, Scotland. It was formed out of the International Curling Federation (ICF), when the push for Olympic Winter Sport status was made. The name was changed in 1990.

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