The Norwegian men’s curling team is making a splash at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, not necessarily for their performances on the ice, but certainly for the latest versions of their trademark “crazy pants.”
The Scandinavian curlers have been sporting unusually loud, patterned trousers since the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, when they took home a silver medal. The tradition continued at the Sochi Games, although in Russia the team might have won accolades for their fashion choices, but were unsuccessful in landing a spot on the podium.
This year, they seem to be pulling out all the stops. Loudmouth, the company that makes the pants, came up with special “icicle” themed trousers for the PyeongChang Games. Earlier this week, the team even broke out some special Valentine’s Day-themed pants, emblazoned with pink and red hearts. Thus we thought it was an opportune time to enjoy a “greatest hits” retrospective of the Norwegian team’s crazy curling pants over the years.
Members of the Norwegian menâs Olympic curling team, Christoffer Svae, far left, Thomas Ulsrud, second from left, Haavard Peterson, second from right, and Torger Nergaard, far right, show off their unique uniforms, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. The team is expected to be a fan favorite for a third straight Olympics thanks to the brightly colored pants that stand out. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
A general view of the pants worn by the Norwegian team during the Curling Men’s Round Robin Session 3 held at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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 February 15, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Norway’s Haavard Vad Petersson throws the stone during the curling men’s round robin session between Norway and South Korea during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Curling Centre in Gangneung on February 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
Norway men’s curling team wear pants with heart-shape prints during their men’s curling match against Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Christoffer Svae, Torger Nergard, Thomas Ulsrud and Havard Vad Petersson of Norway compete in the Curling Men’s Round Robin Session 1 held at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
A detailed view of the trousers or pants worn by Christoffer Svae, Torger Nergard, Thomas Ulsrud and Havard Vad Petersson of Norway as they compete in the Curling Men’s Round Robin Session 1 held at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 14, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Norway’s curlers were somewhat subdued in their fashion selections for their Olympic match vs. the United States on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, but their pants still stood out. (Tom Peterson/MCT via Getty Images)
Norway wears pants with a rose painting design during men’s curling competition against Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
The Norway curling team’s latest pants design, inspired by the country’s flag, are seen during competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A detail of the pants of team members from Norway as they sweep during the men’s curling round robin game against Switzerland on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
A detail of the pants of members of the team from Norway during the curling round robin game against Denmark on day 9 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Vancouver Olympic Centre on February 20, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)