The World Curling Federation have announced that the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will be held in a COVID-safe environment in Curl Aberdeen, Scotland from 17–23 May.
The championship has been given approval to take place after a consultation with the Scottish Government on condition that the event adheres to strict COVID-19 safety protocols. The World Curling Federation and Curl Aberdeen are now finalising a detailed set of health protocols to ensure the safety of those involved in the championship.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness said: "We are delighted that we can confirm Curl Aberdeen as the host for our final World Championship of the season. Not only is the World Title on the line but seven teams will also secure a place for their National Olympic Committees in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games mixed doubles event.
"A great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes in order to make this championship a reality and I have every confidence that Curl Aberdeen will be able to hold a first-class and safe competition for our athletes, officials and staff."
Curl Aberdeen Manager and 2014 Olympic silver medallist, Tom Brewster said: "We are excited to welcome international curling back to Curl Aberdeen. The requirements required to hold this important championship in a COVID-safe environment are challenging, but vitally important to ensure a safe event for everyone.
"With the Scottish Government approval of our initial plan, we can now begin the process of fully developing the health protocols to make sure that Curl Aberdeen can safely host the championship and allow the athletes to perform without any concerns on their journey to qualify for Beijing 2022."
The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will see the seven highest ranked National Olympic Committees qualify directly for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games mixed doubles competition.
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