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World Mens Curling Championship Tickets
World Mens Curling Championship tickets
Curling is one of the most popular winter pursuits in the world, with millions of fans tuning in for the most important competitions in the sport. With the exception of the Winter Olympics, which provides the biggest stage for athletics, the World Mens Curling Championship represents the pinnacle of curling excellence every year.
A total of 12 teams from around the globe meet to compete for the World Curling Championship trophy, awarded to the team that survives the round-robin and wins the knockout rounds. World Curling Championship tickets give you access to the best sweepers and skippers, performing at the top of their game.
World Mens Curling Championship team info
Curling originated in Scotland and Canadians perfected the sport, which makes these two countries ubiquitous competitors at the world championships. As the sport grew, countries from around the world competed to qualify for the most important non-Olympic event in curling. Now, each one of the teams features a top crew that qualifies out of their country, before making the grade internationally.
Teams from Norway, Sweden and Finland often appear at the championships, along with the German and Swiss competitors who recently climbed the international ranks. The last decade proved that this sport knows no borders. Teams from China, Japan and South Korea continue to make inroads, challenging the old guard.
World Mens Curling Championship history
The World Mens Curling Championship started in 1959, beginning as the Scotch Cup. Only Scotland and Canada competed in those early days, with the United States eventually joining in. During the 1970s, the sport grew in popularity, expanding the number of teams competing for the championship. In the 1990s, the competition turned into the World Curling Championship for the first time, reflecting the international scope of the sport.
Many people consider Canada the hockey superpower of the world. However, Canadian dominance of the world curling championships might be greater than their ice hockey advantage. In fact, Canada has won more than 60 percent of world curling championships since the competition started, including 12 of the first 15 world titles.
Lately, Scandinavian squads and northern European countries have upped their game, including the first-ever men's championship won by a country in the Asian continent. China's team defeated the Swedes in 2009, signifying the international growth of the sport.
Similar to the World Mens Curling Championship
The world championship takes seat to Winter Olympic Game curling every four years, attracting most of the best players in the sport. Since Canada develops many of the best curling talent in the world, the Brier often features a level of Canadian men's competition that surpasses international meets. The Scott Tournament of Hearts is the biggest women's tournament in Canada, offering the same type of incredible curling competition.
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