Norway’s Curlers Are No Strangers to Fun Pants, Enjoy ‘Turning Heads’

For the third straight Winter Games the Norwegian curling team is competing in pants that many might call distracting.

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Norway's skip Thomas Ulsrud throws a stone during a men's curling match against Italy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
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Norway's Christoffer Svae throws the stone during the curling men's round robin session between Britain and Norway on Feb. 20, 2018. Svae is the coordinator when it comes to Team Norway's eye-catching wardrobe.
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Norway's Torger Nergard throws the stone during the curling men's round robin session between the US and Norway on Feb. 18, 2018 in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. The team is sporting an abstract pattern colors red, white and blue, inspired by the Norwegian flag.
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A detailed view of the pants or trousers worn by Havard Vad Petersson, Christoffer Svae, Thomas Ulsrud and Torger Nergaard of Norway as they speak during the Curling round robin session 7 on day nine of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 18, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.
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Norway players' trousers during the Men's Round Robin match against Switzerland at the Gangneung Curling Centre during day eight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
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Norway's Haavard Vad Petersson throws the stone during the curling men's round robin session between Norway and South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 16, 2018.
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Torger Nergaard, Thomas Ulsrud, Christoffer Svae and Haavard Vad Petersson of Norway wait to play in a 7-4 loss to Canada during the Men's Curling Round Robin on day 6 of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 15, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea. The team wore a red and blue floral print.
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A general view of the floral pants worn by the Norwegian team during the Curling Men's Round Robin Session 3 held at Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 15, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea.
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The team has been wearing flashy pants since the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. "When we started playing in colored pants, it was breaking tradition. It was turning heads, for sure," team member Christoffer Svae told The Associated Press.
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Christoffer Svae, Torger Nergard, Thomas Ulsrud and Havard Vad Petersson of Norway wore pants with a heart print in honor of Valentine's Day during Curling Men's Round Robin Session 1 held at Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 14, 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea.
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The bright colors and bold patterns stand out in comparison to other teams' traditional black pants, so much so that Team Norway's pants have a Facebook page dedicated to them with nearly 500,000 likes.
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The team has worn pants that pay homage to the Norwegian flag in either a literal or slightly modified sense. These, worn to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, celebrate the flag in a chevron pattern.
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The team started by ordering pants off the rack, but by the Sochi Games in 2014 had been sponsored by Loudmouth, an apparel company that had mostly marketed to golfers, according to the AP.
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Norway players wore a swirling pattern in their Curling Round Robin match against China in Sochi.
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Team Norway's Curlers play a tie-breaker against Great Britain during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Their pants in this match had a splattered pattern.
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Norway's curlers wore pants that stood out in their Olympic match against the United States on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
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Norway's Thomas Ulsrud, center, looks at the stones as his teammates Christoffer Svae and Havard Vad Petersson sweep the path during their World Men's Curling Championship final match against Sweden at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, China Sunday, April 6, 2014. They sport a Norwegian flag print in this match.
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Norway's Torger Nergård, center, follows his throw as teammates Havard Vad Petersson, left, and Christoffer Svae, right, sweep the path during a play-off match against Canada at the World Men's Curling Championship at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, April 5, 2014.
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Norway's Thomas Ulsrud, right, shouts as his teammates Markus Hoiberg, center, and Christoffer Svae, right, sweep the path for the stone during their match against Switzerland at the World Men's Curling Championship at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, April 3, 2014. This checked print celebrates the Norwegian flag.
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Norway's Christoffer Svae releases the stone against Canada at the World Men's Curling Championship at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This match's outfit includes a swirling print pattern and high socks.
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Norway's lead Haavard Vad Petersson (L) and second Christoffer Svae (R) brush the ice during their match against Canada in the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, on Feb. 16, 2010, one of the first times they sported their argyle pant.
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