Vol. 57 Issue 2: December 2013
COVER: OLYMPIC TEAMS, SHATTERED DREAMS
Terry Jones on the heartache that strikes all but two teams at the Canadian Olympic Trials
BEST OF THE BEST
A history of Canada’s Olympic Trials events – the results, the medals, the question: Which year saw the greatest field of all time?
ALTERNATE VIEW: “THIS STUFF IS B.S.”
Colin Hodgson worked hard as an Olympic Pre-Trials fifth player, but a notorious former Brier fifth says alternates take themselves too seriously
DEADLINE: REAL SOON
Here’s the big question: What are YOU planning to handle February’s Olympic bonanza of interest at your curling club? We’re guessing you haven’t even thought about it…
CURLING TV/WEB GUIDE
We’ve got Trials coverage, where to find the new WCF Olympic Qualifying Event, and more in our monthly guide to all things curling on TV and the web
Who won the grass court challenge… a holiday shopping list for the curling fan… Hodgy here, Hodgy there… Reaction to Thomas Ulsrud’s howler in Medicine Hat… Where does Team Howard (and perhaps John Morris) go after 2014… and more in our monthly Newsdesk section
WE WANNA BE A PART OF IT
A new $300 million project will feature curling in New York, New York
SPECIAL OFFER FOR AMERICA
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MINORITY REPORT: CURLING IN CHINA PART I
We’ve got the proof and the on-site correspondent: Robbie Gallaugher says curling has indeed arrived in China
Our Quebec columnist’s idea was adapted and implemented by the Canadian Curling Association… so, um, where’s his cheque?
CAST YOUR VOTE
… For the Travellers All-Star Skins Skins Game competitors, from now through December 8
WOODY WINDS UP
Senior Columnist Larry Wood on Sports Hall of Fame prospects, Canada’s “utterly ridiculous” eligibility rules; Olympic qualifying in the future; the drumbeat of Brad Gushue; Sportsnet’s sad Grand Slam showcase… and more!