Norway’s curling team has wild pants for Winter Olympics


Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson — the Norwegian curling team — have new duds for Sochi. (Cassie Kovacevich / Loudmouth Golf via AP)

Luckily, curling isn’t a sport with a lot of fast, violent movement.

The Norwegian curling team has outdone itself with its latest duds for next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. Norway’s team has become known for its pants and even has an unofficial Facebook page (The Norway Olympic Curling Team’s pants, natch, with well over 500,000 likes).

Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae and Havard Vad Petersson first made a splash at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, when they trotted out diamond-print pants in the red, white and blue colors of their flag rather than the usual black slacks common to curlers. They won a silver medal, so why not go garish again?

“Put it like this, you’ll not see me wearing them,” Norway Coach Pal Trulsen told the Associated Press. “Except maybe at a bad-taste party or something.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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