2014 is much-awaited year among the sport aficionados. While XXII Olympic Winter Games are being held in Sochi in February 2014, Glasgow would host XX Commonwealth Games in July. Just a few weeks before the Olympic marks the beginning of golden year of travel and tourism industry owing to sports events, Las Vegas will bring together the international curling athletes together at Orleans Arena.
The Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas has been selected as the host of World Financial Group Continental Cup 2014. The World Curling Federation, the Canadian Curling Association and the U.S. Curling Association jointly revealed that the 2014 WFG Continental Cup will take place at Orleans Arena during January 16-19. Hosting an international level curling event of this magnitude for the first time is a great achievement for United States, let alone Las Vegas. Reason being, it would be for the first time when the event will take place outside Canada.
Inaugurated in the year 2002, the WFG Continental Cup is a curling competition like no other. An international competition where Team North America consisting of four teams from Canada and two from the US competes with six teams representing the Team World.When most of the sport enthusiasts will pack their bags to ahead towards Sochi to witness 2014 Olympic Winter Games, world’s greatest curling athletes would draw the attention of many towards Vegas too. Greg Stremlaw, the CEO of the CCA said, “We felt that this would be a great profile for the sport with some of the world’s greatest curling athletes coming to Vegas only weeks before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”
Nevada’s Lieutenant Governor, Brian Krolicki, says they are “honored to partner with the World Curling Federation, the Canadian Curling Association and USA Curling to bring the World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling to the United States for the first time.”
Rossi Ralenkotter, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, says, “With our world-class resorts, entertainment, shopping, dining and nightlife, Las Vegas offers a one-of-a-kind experience for the players and the fans.”
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