Names: Thomas Ulsrud (skip), Christoffer Svae (second), Torger Nergård (third), Håvard Vad Petersson (lead)
Event: Men's Olympic curling
Stats: Thomas Ulsrud (age 42), Christoffer Svae (31), Torger Nergård (39), Håvard Vad Petersson (30)
Hometown: All members of this year's Norwegian curling team were born in Oslo, Norway, except for Nergård, who was born in the city of Trondheim.
Olympic Record: Silver at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games
Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Thomas Ulsrud of Norway slides a stone down the ice during the Curling Men's Gold medal game between Canada and Norway on day 16 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Vancouver Olympic Centre, Feb. 27, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
Background: The Norwegian men's curling team has the honor of quite possibly being the only Olympic team with an unofficial Facebook page dedicated to their pants. It's certainly the most popular. The page has about 547,000 likes. This year in Sochi, the team has nine pairs of pants that they are wearing throughout their competitions.
Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo Norway skip Thomas Ulsrud, wearing rose-painting knickers and a patterned flat cap, delivers the stone during curling training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 8, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
It all started before the 2010 Olympics when the wrong uniform was shipped to the team weeks before their pre-Olympic training. Svae went online and found red, white and blue (the colors of Norway) pants in a checkered pattern. Svae said he liked them because they are comfortable.
Wong Maye-E/AP Photo Norway's Christoffer Svae delivers the stone during the men's curling training session at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
"I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had seen," Nergard told The New York Times, adding that he didn't think fans would care about them. "As long as we were wearing pants, I didn't think there would be too much of a fuss."
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But fans did care, and the pants were a hit.
Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo Norway's Haavard Vad Petersson, left, and Christoffer Svae sweep during men's curling competition against Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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But not everyone loves them.
"Put it like this, you'll not see me wearing them," Norway coach Pal Trulsen told the Associated Press. "Except maybe at a bad-taste party or something."
Wong Maye-E/AP Photo Norway's Torger Nergaard delivers the rock during the men's curling competition against Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Haavard Vad Petersson, Christoffer Svae and Torger Nergaard of Norway compete in the curling men's round robin match between Norway and Germany during day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
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AndreJ Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images Norway's Christoffer Svae delivers the stone during the Men's Curling Round Robin Session 10 at the Ice Cube Curling Center on Feb.16, 2014.
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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Jaavard Vad Petersson, Thomas Ulsrud and Christoffer Svae of Norway compete against Denmark during the Men's Curling Round Robin on Feb. 17, 2014.