Monday, July 05, 2010

Ex WCF President dies

Former World Curling Federation President Günther Hummelt has died. He was 78. Hummelt was President of the WCF from 1990 to 2000. After his retirement he continued as President of the Austrian Curling Association, and represented that association at all WCF meetings, most recently at Cortina earlier this year.

Hummelt led the WCF committee which lobbied to achieve Olympic medal status for curling. He was made the Federation's first Honorary President, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to world curling.

A fuller obit is on the WCF website.

Gunther's photo is from the Austrian Curling Association website, here.