President of the Russian Curling Federation Dmitry Svishchev expressed the hope of developing constructive relations with the new president of the World Curling Federation (WCF), the American Bo Welling.
The election of the WCF President took place on September 11 at the organization’s congress in Lausanne, Switzerland. Welling took over from Scotland’s representative, Kate Caithness, who led the federation for 12 years.
“I would like to thank the former president, Kate Caithness. She did a lot for the development of world curling and for the development of curling in Russia. We were very good friends with her, she was truly a friend of all Russian curlers. (Head of the International Olympic Committee) Thomas Bach gave him an order Not all presidents of federations receive the order.
Indeed, there is a meeting of the Congress, where our representatives are present. Our delegation has voted. The elections were over – American Bo Welling won with almost double the advantage. We maintain good constructive relations with him. We contacted him before the appointment. We hope the relationship will grow despite the fact that he represents the United States. Now we have good relations with the World Federation. We hope curling will develop and Russia will definitely participate in the international curling movement, which we discussed with him,” Svishchev told .
Source : MatchTV
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