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TORONTO (November 25, 2014) – As TSN prepares to launch its best-in-class curling coverage, the network today confirmed it has added the 2014 LE GRUYÈRE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS to its 2014-15 curling broadcast schedule. The latest addition complements TSN’s slate of Canadian Curling Association’s Seasons of Champions events, which kicks off next week with the 2014 HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP live on TSN from December 3-7.
The best men’s and women’s curlers from Europe will be front and centre on TSN from November 26-29 with live coverage of the 2014 LE GRUYÈRE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, which features men’s and women’s teams that compete in the World Curling Federation’s European Zone: Division A.
The top eight men’s and women’s teams from the 2014 LE GRUYÈRE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS will earn a spot in next year’s Ford World Men’s Curling Championship in Halifax, N.S. and World Women’s Curling Championship in Sapporo, Japan – with both events broadcast live on TSN.
In the men's competition, Sven Michel leads host-team Switzerland as they look to defend their championship title. Michel will be up against a field that includes reigning world champion Thomas Ulsrud of Norway and Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games bronze medallist Niklas Edin and his team from Sweden. The men’s side also features Division A teams from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, and Scotland.
On the women’s side, Sweden is the defending champion and will be represented by a new team, led by skip Anna Hasselborg. The field also boasts reigning world champion Binia Feltscher of Switzerland, Sochi 2014 bronze medallist Eve Muirhead of Scotland, and Russia’s Anna Sidorova, who made history at the 2014 World Women’s Curling Championship in Saint John, N.B. by landing her country’s first ever medal (bronze) at either a world men’s or world women’s championship. The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany and Latvia round out the contingent of Division A teams on the women’s side.
Curling on TSN
Each year as the official broadcaster of the Canadian Curling Association, TSN brings Canadians more than 300 hours of live action from Seasons of Champions curling, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 Home Hardware Canada Cup, Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament Of Hearts, Ford World Men’s Curling Championship, World Women’s Curling Championship, World Financial Group Continental Cup, M&M Canadian Juniors, and Olympic Games qualifying tournaments.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
1 p.m. ET on TSN5 – Men's Final Round Robin Session
Thursday, Nov. 27
1 p.m. ET on TSN5 – Men’s and Women’s Playoffs
Friday, Nov. 28
1 p.m. ET on TSN5 – Men’s and Women’s Semifinals
Saturday, Nov. 29
6 a.m. ET on TSN5 – Women's Final
9 a.m. ET on TSN5 – Men's Final
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