Paal Trulsen and the Olympics
Paal Trulsen's rink from Norway won the Olympic curling event in 2002. During yesterday's Canada-Scotland match Trulsen was interviewed about possible participation in next year's Olympics.
Part of his interview was quite relevant to a post this morning in The Eclectic Econoclast.
Trulsen suffers terrible knee pain and he commented ruefully that the drug he was using to control the pain had just been removed from the market. Were he extremely ambitious, one can try to imagine his time preference in this situation.
But one of his comments, seemingly a little playful, was that he WAS interested in returning, as a spectator. "How could it be better than last time?", he asked. His words were ambiguous enough that he did not make clear whether he would play in 2006 but one sensed no burning need to prove himself again.