World Curling Federation appoints Jorge Vazquez as Curling World Cup Manager
International event expert charged with implementing new series
The World Curling Federation has appointed Jorge Vazquez as Curling World Cup Manager.
Vazquez, from Mexico, becomes the first member of staff to be fully dedicated to this project and has been charged with implementing the four-leg international series, which will begin in season 2018-2019.
With a wealth of expertise in implementing elite international events, Vazquez most recently worked as sports manager for BMX at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
He has also worked in various roles with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the International Boxing Association (AIBA). His experiences in sport have seen him work in event operations, anti-doping, TV and media operations, marketing and development.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jorge to the World Curling Federation. His appointment is another major step towards our world series coming to fruition.
“Jorge will take a lead on understanding and implementing all the logistical elements of the Curling World Cup and will work with existing staff in order to deliver a world-class multi-stage competition.”
Vazquez said: “I am really excited to start this project. I’ve loved curling since a friend of mine invited me to an introductory session in Lausanne. Since then, I’ve been a huge fan and now to have the opportunity be a part of it is incredible.
“I’m looking forward to delivering amazing events for the athletes and spectators, to bring curling to new audiences and to help the World Curling Federation reach new heights of success.”