Curling

Thursday Jan. 9, 2014 09:30

Fun facts about Canadian Olympic curlers

Get to know the two teams of newly-minted Olympians, heading to Sochi's Ice Cube in February.

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    Your men's and women's Canadian Olympic curling teams. Get to know a little more about them by checking out this photogallery! (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)

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    Name: Jennifer Jones. Position: Skip. Age:39. Fun fact: This will be Jones' first Olympics appearance, but is no stranmger to success on the world stage, winning a world title in 2008. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters)

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    Name: Kaitlyn Lawes, Position: Third. Age: 25. Fun fact: Lawes joined the Team Jones in 2010, two years after winning the Canadian Junior title in 2008 and 2009. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

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    Name: Jill Officer. Position: Second. Age: 38. Fun fact: Officer has been curling with Jones through her whole career and has won titles at every level - junior, provincial, national, and world. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

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    Name: Dawn McEwen. Position: Lead. Age: 33. Fun fact: McEwen lost a Scotties final to her current skip in 2005, before joining Jones in 2007. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

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    Name: Brad Jacobs. Position: Skip. Age: 28. Fun fact: In 2013, Jacobs, from Sault Ste. Marie, became the first person to skip a Northern Ontario team to a Brier win since 1985. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

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    Name: Ryan Fry. Position: Third. Age: 35. Fun fact: Fry played with both Jeff Stoughton and Brad Gushue before joining the Jacobs rink in 2012. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

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    Name: E.J. Harnden. Position: Second. Age: 30. Fun fact: The 'E' in E.J. stands for Eric, as he is named after his father, who is a three-time Northen Ontario champion. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

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    Name: Ryan Harnden. Position: Lead. Age: 27. Fun fact: Ryan and his brother E.J. once represented Northern Ontario with his father, Eric, at the 2008 Brier. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

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