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Thomas Ulsrud

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The Resume

    (October 21, 1971-May 24, 2022)
    Born in Oslo, Norway
    Skip of the silver medal-winning Norwegian men's curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics
    Two time winner of the European championship (2010, 2011)
    Winner of the World Curling Championship (2014)

Why he might be annoying:

    He spoke with a brutal English accent.
    His trademark was wearing bright colored Harlequin golf pants as part of his curling attire.
    He was virtually unknown in the North American curling scene, prior to the 2010 Olympics.
    He originally started at the 2010 World Curling Championship, before backing out for undisclosed personal reasons days later.
    His team struggled in North American curling tournaments.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was considered one of the top curlers in his home country of Norway.
    He, along with his team won six World Curling Tour events.
    He holds the record for most wins recorded by a skip at the World Men's Curling Championship.
    He won various curling tournaments in Europe between 2007 and 2009, which paved the way for his berth at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.
    He was forced to retire from curling, after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2020.

Credit: Eddie Burphy

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 136 Votes: 52.21% Annoying