Norway's Curling Team Is Wearing This to Olympics

The crazy pants are back, and crazier
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Ghille
Posted Jan 22, 2014 3:24 PM CST
Members of the Norway's men's Olympic curling team (L-R: Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, Havard Vad Petersson) wear their new suits in New York Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Cassie Kovacevich, Loudmouth Golf)
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(Newser) – This may be the best (or at least second-best) Olympic photo so far: Norway's men's curling team, decked out in their fantastic new outfits. The team was a sensation at the Vancouver Olympics when members competed wearing boldly-colored, crazily-patterned golf pants instead of the standard black uniform curlers normally wear. This year, they have a bunch of new pants for Sochi, the AP reports: Think zig-zagging chevrons, a flowery pattern, and more.

Though she's a "traditionalist," World Curling President Kate Caithness admits, "I actually liked them. They brought focus to our sport, these crazy pants. It would be awful if all the teams were wearing them—it would look like a circus. But I think it's a trademark of the Norwegian team only, and we like it that way." (Read more Norway stories.)

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