After missing the Torino Games by inches, two-time Olympian Debbie McCormick of Rio, Wis. will skip for Team USA in Vancouver.
By virtue of winning the 2010 Olympic Trials, John Shuster's rink will represent Team USA in Vancouver. Shuster won Olympic bronze in Torino.
Fans far and wide were drawn to Canada's No. 2 sport behind ice hockey. And the Olympic curlers from every nation hope the exposure will spark interest in the game. New curling clubs are already being formed throughout the United States, and many individuals took time to try to understand the strategy and idiosyncrasies of the sport.
Carl Lewis is challenging Vernon Davis to a curling match. Lewis sprinted onto the curling scene Sunday at the Vancouver Games, though he insists he's been a fan of the rock-throwing ice sport for years now. The nine-time gold medalist sprinter gave the American men a pep talk before their match with Britain.