Switzerland beat ‘curling clowns’

The winning streak enjoyed by Norway’s national curling team last week came to an abrupt end on Saturday, when the guys known as the “curling clowns” because of their colourful trousers lost the final match of the European Championships. They were beaten by Switzerland by a score of 8-6. Skip Thomas Ulsrud was the first […]

Norway’s curling stars continue to dominate

The Norwegian men’s curling team was back on the ice in their fancy pants and dominating competition at the European Championships in Stavanger this week. After winning Olympic silver in Vancouver, they’re now hot prospects for gold in Sotchi this winter. Skip Thomas Ulsrud and his team were said to be “in a class of […]

Curling clowns settle for silver

Norway’s playful men’s curling team lost its coveted gold medal to Canada on Saturday, but skip Thomas Ulsrud 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

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. […]