Kate Caithness began curling in the 1980s, playing for the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. From 1997 to 1998, she served as the president of the Club’s ladies branch, later representing the Club at the World Curling Federation. At the World Curling Federation, Caithness promoted wheelchair curling, helping make it a Paralympic sport in 2006 in Turin.
Caithness served on the International Paralympic Committee’s Sports Council Management Committee from 2005 to 2009, and on the Paralympic Games Committee from 2006 to 2009. In 2006, Caithness was elected Vice-President, and in 2010 President, of the World Curling Federation. She is the first female president of the World Curling Federation, as well as the first female president of any Olympic Winter Sports Federation.
Pj caught up with Kate at the Paralympic Games in Sochi and talked about, you guessed it, curling.