Curling Milestones

16th Century
First recorded evidence of Curling being played in Scotland and the Netherlands.

1838
Grand Caledonian Curling Club established in Scotland. First Rules of Curling are drawn up.

1843
Grand Caledonian Curling Club becomes the Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC).

1924
Curling is played at the 1st Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix.

1959
Scotch Cup is launched between Scotland and Canada.

1960s
USA, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, France and Germany start to compete in the Scotch Cup.

1966
International Curling Federation (ICF) officially established.

1968
Air Canada Silver Broom replaces the Scotch Cup.

1975
First World Junior Men's Curling Championship.

1979
First World Ladies Curling Championship.

1982
ICF becomes an independent entity.

1988
First World Junior Women's Curling Championship.

1989
World Curling Championships and World Junior Curling Championships established (Men's & Women's)

1991
The ICF becomes the World Curling Federation (WCF)

1998
Curling included in the programme of the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.

2002
First World Wheelchair Curling Championship.
First World Senior Championships.
First Continental Cup.

2003
Curling part of World University Winter Games and Asian Winter Games for the first time.

2005
World Mens and Womens Curling Championships separated into two Events again.
Curling included in European Youth Olympic Festival programme.

2006
Wheelchair Curling included in the programme of the Paralympic Winter Games, Turin, Italy.

2007
First World Curling Championship staged in Asia.

2008
First World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

2010
The World Curling Federation becomes the first Olympic Winter Sport federation to elect a woman as President (Kate Caithness).

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