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Those snide remarks? U.S. curling team members let them slide
Those snide remarks? U.S. curling team members let them slide

SOCHI, Russia — The Canadian guy with bulging tattooed biceps is pumping his fist and glaring. Two Norwegian guys with colorfully checkered pants are hunched over and shimmying. A Swiss woman is screaming at her friends with a mouth so wide one can examine her pierced tongue. This is not some funky corner bar at the Olympic village or some hip Olympic reality show. This is cool, cool curling. Go ahead, laugh, roll those eyes, make those jokes like the one bellowed by the Russian reporter outside the Ice Cube Curling Center on Monday night. "I'm going inside to learn how to sweep that broom real fast so I can make my wife do better in the kitchen," he proclaimed...

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