Curling clowns settle for silver

The Norwegian curling team wore clown-like trousers, but are serious about their sport. PHOTO: NRK

Norway’s playful men’s curling team lost its coveted gold medal to Canada on Saturday, but skip Thomas UlsrudĀ tried to keep smiling. He said all along that his team mostly wanted to have fun in Vancouver, and their clown-like trousers were the hit of the Olympics. Their game was good, too, but not as good as [...]

Curling heroes secure final spot

Norway’s men’s curling team has made a sensation of sorts at the Winter Olympics because of their checkered trousers. Now the clown-like team has proven they deserve respect as well, after beating Switzerland in a semi-final match and securing a spot in Saturday’s final against Canada. Photo from fOTOGLIF The Norwegians won every match they [...]

Curling clowns’ attract attention

King Harald in Whistler, PHOTO: NRK

Norway’s men’s curling team won Olympic gold in 2002 and did fairly well at the Olympics in Torino as well, but never have they attracted as much attention as now in Vancouver. They’re performing well again, but that’s not what’s thrust normally modest men into the media glare. It is, of course, their unusual attire. [...]