Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WINTER OLYMPICS OUTLOOK - CURLING

In honor of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, I will be posting information and medal expectations for each of the events and featuring the best looking American men in that sport.


Curling, a sport often relegated to niche status, will receive its full weight of attention in Vancouver. With the exception of hockey, no pair of gold medals will mean more to the 2010 host. A pair of nations, one a bastion of curling heritage and the other a recent upstart, hopes to spoil a Canadian sweep next February. Here are the curling storylines to watch in Vancouver.

At the 2006 Games, an inexperienced American team claimed bronze, the first Olympic curling medal for the United States. In Vancouver, the U.S. men's rink skipped by John Shuster, a member of Pete Fenson's bronze medal-wining team, is not expected to be a medal contender, but could again surprise.

John Shuster

2006 Olympic bronze medalist John Shuster returns the Games as the skip of the U.S. men.

John Benton

After 20 years of trying to reach the international level, 41-year-old John Benton is playing in his first Winter Games.

Jeff Isaacson

Jeff Isaacson made his major international debut at the 2009 Worlds as the second on John Shuster's rink.

Jason Smith

Jason Smith is competing in his first Olympic Games.

This is the entire team, so I everyone.


4 comments:

  1. The Canadian team is better, and better looking (at least the two in the middle):
    http://www.daylife.com/photo/072d2e34eG2Mw

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  2. I love the Winter Olympics!Can't wait to see them.

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  3. Can't wait for the Olympics! Go TEAM USA!

    Now, if only Michelle Kwan were back... :)

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  4. I love curling, it gives my hair so much more body. Right

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