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11 JAN 2012 00:00
Följ Rasmus Wranå, Sundbybergs CK, Amalia Rudström, IK Fyris Uppsala, Jordan Wåhlin, Sundbybergs CK och Johanna Heldin, IK Fyris Uppsala i Ungdoms-OS i Innsbruck 14-22 jan!
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Resultat på WCF:s hemsida : http://www.worldcurling.org/youth-olympic-games. Programmet för hela Ungdoms-OS hos SOK http://www.sok.se/yoginnsbruck2012/tavlingsprogram.4.34b66006132ea9e960980006779.html. Det går även att följa truppen på SOKs Facebooksida: https://www.facebook.com/UngdomsOS och på www.sok.se.

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Information från WCF

CURLING: All eyes on Innsbruck as curlers gear up for 1st Winter Youth Olympics

 

Innsbruck, Austria – 16 top level junior curling teams from around the world are set to gather at the Innsbruck Exhibition Centre, Austria, later this week to compete in the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games taking place from 13 to 22 January.

Teams from Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States, will be represented in the curling events in the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Young athletes will be hoping to win their first Olympic medals by making the podium in one of the two unique curling competitions being staged throughout the Games. Eight ends will be played as a minimum in each game, in each competition, the first being the Mixed Curling Competition. This will see national mixed teams of four (two male and two female athletes) compete against one another with play beginning at 09:00 (Local/CET) on Saturday 14 January and the finals taking place on Wednesday 18.

After that, a unique and innovative Mixed Doubles curling competition will take place from 09:00 (Local/CET) on 20 January. This will see one male and one female athlete, from different countries, playing together as a team. The teams will be determined by the athletes position within their team and their nations overall position following the Mixed Curling Competition. The finals will be played on Sunday 22 January.

In addition to the competition, athletes will be taking part in a wider cultural exchange programme at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. While sports participation is at the heart of the Games, uniquely, they also aim to allow athletes to step away from their own fields of play and learn something about the culture of competitors from other parts of the world, as well as becoming involved in Olympic-themed education programmes.

Athletes will also be able given the opportunity to learn from senior professionals within their discipline, through the Athlete Role Model Programme. Olympians Eve Muirhead (Great Britain) and Uli Kapp (Germany) will be sharing their experiences and offering advice in personal sessions throughout the event with all of the athletes.

Curling fans will be able to keep up to date with the latest scores from the event via the World Curling Federation website: http://www.worldcurling.org/youth-olympic-games

The World Curling Federation will also be updating regularly from the event via their fan feeds on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/worldcurling) and Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/WorldCurlingFederation)

A daily highlights video clip covering all of the Winter Olympic sports taking place at the Games will be available on the Innsbruck 2012 YouTube site http://www.youtube.com/innsbruck2012

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

About Innsbruck 2012
From the 13-22 January 2012, over 1,000 athletes, aged between 15 and 18 will compete in the seven sports on the Olympic Winter Games programme, including a number of events that have been created especially for the Winter YOG. Running alongside the sports competition programme, athletes will also take part in a unique Culture and Education programme (CEP) during the Games.

Event Website: http://www.olympic.org/yog-innsbruck-2012-games
Event Twitter: http://twitter.com/youtholympics
Event Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/youtholympicgames

About the Curling Competition at Innsbruck 2012
16 teams will compete in the curling competition at the Innsbruck Exhibition Centre. A Mixed Curling Competition for national mixed teams of four (two male and two female athletes) begins on Saturday 14 January, with the finals on Wednesday 18.

Two junior men and two junior women aged between 16 years and 2 weeks old to 18 years and 2 weeks old at the time of the event will be representing their nations following a formal qualifying procedure based on performances at the 2011 WCF European Challenge, Pacific and World junior championship events.

The Mixed Doubles curling competition will take place from 20-22 January which will see one male and one female athlete, from different countries, playing together as a team.

For more information visit: http://www.worldcurling.org/youth-olympic-games

Mixed Doubles Curling
Instead of playing in teams of four, mixed doubles curling is for teams of two players – one male and one female (no alternate/spare player is allowed).
- The game is played on the same sheets of ice as “traditional” curling.
- Teams have only six stones each (instead of eight) and one of those stones, from each team, is prepositioned on the centreline before each end of play starts.
- Player one delivers the first and last stones and player two plays the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next.
- Sweeping can be done by both team members.
- Each team receives 46 minutes of playing time and games are fixed at 8 ends – compared to 73 minutes and 10 ends for “traditional‟ curling.

 

Skribent: Jeffrey Martin

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