|Liz Matthews (L) and Kate Caithness|
11 Nov 2012 – There was a surprise at yesterday's Welcome Reception for athletes at the 2012 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships.
Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation, presented Liz Matthews, Member of the New Zealand Curling Association, with an IOC Women and Sport Achievement Diploma signed by Jacques Rogge.
The Diploma recognises Liz's outstanding contribution to promoting the development and participation of women and girls in sport.
The IOC Women and Sport Trophy is awarded annually to each of the five continents along with a Worldwide recipient. The New Zealand Curling Association was very proud to nominate Liz, who received the full support of the WCF.
In presenting Liz with her Diploma, WCF President Kate Caithness, said: "The world of curling is extremely proud that Liz has been given this well deserved recognition and I was delighted to be able to present this in person to Liz in Naseby, New Zealand during the Pacific-Asia Championships."