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Norway's curling team sports Valentine's Day pants

Spokesman: 'People find it very exciting'

(CNN) - Look at these pants, y'all. These are some good pants. These pink, heart-littered confections are the kind of pants you can only get away with if you are competing in a curling match at the Winter Olympics. Oh sure, when Olympic athletes wear these pants they're "trendsetting" and "champions" but when you wear them you're "tacky" and "not allowed outside the house looking like that."

The people inside these fine garments are members of the Norwegian Olympic curling team, and they blessed us with this Valentine's Day look during their Wednesday match.

Incidentally, the Norwegians are the OGs of stylish curling pants. Norwegian skip Thomas Ulsrud started the trend during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver because he decided the black pants the team wore were too boring. He is also on the 2018 team that has brought us to a new curling pants peak.

However, it is teammate Christoffer Svae that apparently mans the pants these days.

"This is because of Valentine's Day," Ulsrud said after the team's 6-4 loss to Japan. "So [Svae] who plays second on the team, he is the master of the pants. So I guess I have a big bag of pants this week. He always tells me it depends on his mood before the game. Pretty much whatever he gives me, I play in."

"The team enjoys it, having these colorful pants," the Norway curling team's spokesman Lars Otto Bjørnland told CNN in 2014 during the Sochi Games. "People find it very exciting to see the team in these trousers."


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