Norway’s curlers wear special pink pants for Valentine’s Day

Member of Team Norway sporting heart-covered pants on Feb. 14. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Norway’s men’s curling team is known for its sartorial splendour. Or, put another way, their wacky pants.

They didn’t disappoint on their first day of Olympic curling competition — sporting candy-pink pants covered in pink and red hearts in honour of Valentine’s Day.

Members of Team Norway during the game. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Their “normal” uniform, which they will presumably wear for the rest of the tournament, is a slightly more toned-down pant-and-blazer combo that looks like paint splatters in the red, white and blue colours of Norway’s flag.

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In Sochi, they had a variety of outfits: one of wavy lines, one with roses, and some patterned with the colours of the Norwegian flag.

AP Photo/Cassie Kovacevich, Loudmouth Golf.

In Vancouver, they sported a diamond argyle pattern in a variety of colours.

Team Norway, right, with their stylish chequered curling pants stand next to Team Canada, during Olympic men’s curling finals action at the Olympic Centre on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Unfortunately, the players’ pink pants didn’t sufficiently dazzle the Japanese, and Norway went down 6-4 in their opening game.


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