Dennis: With all-stars, US Olympic curling team can win gold
“The neighborhood curling team,” The New York Times headlined its story in 2010, which profiled the U.S. men’s Olympic curling team for that year.
“All five members of the team — four on the ice and one as an alternate — are from Minnesota.” Moreover, three of the five had been friends since boyhood; and now, there they were, a self-formed team of real-life neighbors, on their way to the Olympics.
It was an echo of the original Olympic spirit of amateurism.
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