Athletes blame a lot of things for poor performances at an Olympics.
Injuries, bad track conditions, noise in the stadium.
But a curse?
Seems like a Norwegian shaman is convinced that B.C.’s First Nations placed a curse on Norwegian athletes.
The shaman thinks that a hunger strike by B.C. chiefs over Norwegian-owned fish farms was the root of the trouble reaching the podium.
The chiefs believe the farms harm wild salmon stocks and in turn a traditional way of life for their communities.
B.C. Chief Bob Chamberlain said of the shaman’s suggestion: "I can honestly report that I do not posses this kind of spiritual power he’s suggesting I do."
To that point, Norway had only won three medals. It has since won seven more, including Aksel Lund Svindal winning men's super-G yesterday. Just saying.