The new captain of the curling team for Team GB at the Winter Olympics, David Murdoch, has been speaking to ITV News about their determination to do well.
Scotland's David Murdoch has been selected to skip the Great Britain rink at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The 35-year-old from Lockerbie has led Team GB's two previous medal attempts at the Games in Turin and Vancouver and he will be joined by Tom Brewster, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow.
Murdoch skipped the side to bronze and the World Championships in March and says they hope to add to their haul in Russia.
– David Murdoch
"It's extremely inspiring to be part of such a promising team.
"We will go to Sochi believing in ourselves.
"Having met most of the Team GB athletes in the mix for Sochi, I know every one of us is giving our final preparations everything we have."
Lockerbie's David Murdoch has been selected to captain the Great Britain curling team at the Winter Olympics in Russia.
David has led two previous medal attempts by Team GB at the games in Turin and Vancouver.
His team previously won a bronze at the World Championship in March.
The athletes selected for Team GB's winter olympic curling team will be announced this morning.
David Murdoch from Lockerbie was an olympic champion in 2006 and 2009 and is tipped to be named for this year's winter olympics.
The organisers of the 2014 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships are looking for volunteers.
A volunteer open day is being held at Dumfries Ice Bowl, which is where the championships are being held in April next year.
– David Owen Committee Vice Chair
"This is a fantastic opportunity for locals to be involved in a World Championship Event.
"There is a whole range of roles that need to be filled both before and during the event. As a curler it will be a great week to be involved with!"
The open day will provide opportunities for volunteer to sign up for a variety of roles, which will help the team to deliver a successful event.
Roles include everything from player liaison to transportation and stats recording to ice preparation.
Hundreds of curlers from around the world will arrive in Dumfries next year, as the town has been chosen to host three major world curling championships.
It comes just two weeks after the Scottish Womens curling team, including three team members from our region, became world champions.
Jenny Longden reports:
The World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said:
“We are delighted to be heading to Dumfries for the World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships in 2014.
“The South-West of Scotland has a long tradition with curling and it is very fitting that these World Curling Federation championship events will be hosted in a region which has produced so many fine curlers."
– Councillor Finlay Carson
"It is a fantastic achievement for Dumfries and Galloway to be selected to stage such a prestigious event.
"The investment our Council has put into the Dumfries Ice Bowl now allows us to stage World Championship events. Great credit must go to all the Council staff involved in making this possible over the years.
"Financial support in attracting the event will be well invested and assist the Council in delivering one of its key priorities: to support and stimulate our local economy by maximising the tourism potential, economic benefit and legacy from major events.”
The World Curling Federation and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club have announced that Dumfries will host the World Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships in 2014.
The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships will also be held at Dumfries ice-bowl.
Over 60 teams from around the world are expected to compete in the three world championships, which will be held between April 22nd and April 29th next year.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has offered his congratulations to Scotland's curling team after winning the Women's Curling World Championships.
– Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister
"This is fantastic news for our women's curling team and curling in Scotland. To win the World Championship is a great achievement and I offer my congratulations to Eve Muirhead and the rink involved in this success."