Team GB Curlers and their Road to Sochi
November 6, 2013 12:00 pm
Both Britain’s men’s and women’s curling rinks have one major test before the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
That comes in the form of the European Championships, which are set to be held in Stavanger in Norway at the end of November.
Having confirmed their Olympic place at the World Championships back in March, both British teams will head to the Europeans confident.
The women are the reigning world champions and had to make do with silver at last year’s Europeans, losing to Olympic hosts Russia in the final.
The men meanwhile won bronze at this year’s World Championships and will likewise be aiming to make up for a failure to reach the latter stages at the 2012 Europeans.
Less than two weeks after the Europeans, comes the final Olympic Qualification Event where eight men’s and seven women’s teams are bidding for the final two remaining spots each.
The men’s competition seeds the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the USA going head to head to join David Murdoch.
And the women’s event sees China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Italy, Latvia and Norway battling it out to play alongside Eve Muirhead in Sochi.