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Norway men’s curling team continues amazing tradition with Valentine’s Day themed pants

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Norway men’s curling team continues amazing tradition with Valentine’s Day themed pants

Norway's curling team has worn attention-grabbing attire in three straight Olympics.

The Norway men’s curling team skipped by Thomas Ulsrud is back for its third Olympic games. That means their attention grabbing pants have returned, as well.

Prior to the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Ulsrud’s team received plain, all-black uniform pants for the tournament from Norway’s national Olympic committee. 

Christoffer Svae, who competed on Ulsrud’s squad, had a different idea. He bought all of his teammates red and white pants, that matched Norway’s colors, to wear throughout the tournament. They were an immediate hit.

OLYMPICS: Curling-Germany vs Norway

Norway curlers Haavard Vad Petersson , Torger Nergaard and Christoffer Svae (l-r) compete for Norway against Germany during curling action at Vancouver Olympic Centre. Credit: USA Today

Ulsrud’s squad captured a silver medal that year, falling to Canada in the championship game. Four year later, the Norwegians failed to medal. But, their wardrobe was equally as exciting.

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Curling: 2014 Winter Olympics: View of Team Norway with coach Paal Trulsen during Men's Round Robin Session at Ice Cube Curling Center.
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Curling - Winter Olympics Day 5

Haavard Vad Petersson, Christoffer Svae and Torger Nergaard of Norway compete in the Curling Men's Round Robin match between Norway and Germany during day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Ice Cube Curling Center on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Credit: Getty Images

The team skipped by Ulsrud again qualified for the 2018 Winter Games. In their PyeongChang debut, a 6-4 loss to Japan, the Norwegian team continued their tradition. This time, they wore pink pants in honor of Valentine’s Day.

Norway's Haavard Vad Petersson, left, and Christoffer Svae sweeps ice during their men's curling match against Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Credit: The Associated Press

“We thought we'd do something a little extra today,” Norway’s Havard Vad Petersson said following the match.

Norway returns to men’s curling round robin play with a match against South Korea at 7:05 p.m. ET. South Korea has opened the tournament with two straight losses. 

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