New madness is sweeping Finland....

Curling! I kid you not. Finland's curling-team has managed to make their ways to the Olympic-finals, and the captain of the team, Markku Uusipaavalniemi (M-15 for short) has become an instant celebrity.

Hockey is still propably still the #1 sport, but everyone is talking about curling. The semifinal match between Finland and UK was watched by over 1 million people! Jesus! And I must admit: I have been watching as well. I actually got interested in the early games when I just happened to glance at TV, and I found myself half an hour later still watching the game.

If Finland only gets one gold-medal from the games, and they get it from curling, then it really means that hell has frozen over. And it's frozen so that Uusipaavalniemi can do some curling.

2 comments:

dr witmol said...

The first time I even heard about curling was a fairly sizeable article on the sport in a Canadian newspaper. I had to ask a friend what the hell it was. Suffice to say, most Australians would not have a clue about this sport. And Hell as a new curling venue? I'd like to see that!

Janne said...

Well, Finns didn't win the gold :(. But silver was a very good accomplishment nevertheless! Canada is huge in curling. I heard that something like 94% of worlds curling-players are from Canada.

Well, better luck tomorrow against Sweden in hockey ;)