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Norwegian team's curling trousers get the thumbs-down. Sports manager flatfoots the clowns. The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics may well be history, but the Norwegian curling team and their clown trousers continue to make the headlines in the run-up to this weekend’s World Cup in Cortina.Wash and “oh” Christopher Svae, one of the team’s members, showed off his choice of a new design earlier this week, after a washing accident left those who were to blame with pink faces.

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Norwegian team's curling trousers get the thumbs-down

Published on Thursday, 1st April, 2010 at 21:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th February 2014 at 09:46.

Sports manager flatfoots the clowns.

"Shagadelic" trousers
"Shagadelic" trousers
Photo: Courtesy of Loudmouth Golf


The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics may well be history, but the Norwegian curling team and their clown trousers continue to make the headlines in the run-up to this weekend’s World Cup in Cortina.

Wash and “oh”

Christopher Svae, one of the team’s members, showed off his choice of a new design earlier this week, after a washing accident left those who were to blame with pink faces.

But the “Shagadelic” trousers – whose title is inspired by the Austin Powers films – didn’t appeal to Coach Ole Ingvaldsen, Sports Manager Pål Trulsen, or the Norwegian Curling Association (Norges Curlingforbund).

“They aren’t going to be used for the World Cup. It’s not a fashion show either,” Trulsen tells VG.

Whilst Ingvaldsen – who was partly responsible for laundering the old red, white, and blue ones at 45 degrees instead of room temperature – says the new trousers don’t even sport Norwegian colours.

All isn’t what it seams

Svae thinks they’re being discriminated against, as the Women’s team were allowed to use disco trousers under the recent World Championships in Saskatchewan.

“I’m writing an email asking the board why we can’t use the new trousers. I don't consider it okay to play just in any old colour, but think it’s a bit stupid when the girls have just done it.”

At the same time, he isn’t sorry about what happened to the old pairs.

“They served their purpose,” he tells The Foreigner.




Published on Thursday, 1st April, 2010 at 21:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th February 2014 at 09:46.

This post has the following tags: christopher, svae, curling, team, pants, shagadelic, norway, world, cup, vancouver, olympics, 2010.





  
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