The Olympics. The dream of every kid who has picked up a stick or raquet or club or broom or ball and the goal for athletes around the world today. Regardless of sport and/or discipline, if your sport is a recognized Olympic sport your goal is to one day suit up in your nations colors and flag and compete on the grandest sports stage of all and represent your country.
But as some teams around the international curling stage are discovering, earning an Olympics spot is not quite as black and white as one would think.
The recent legal debate between USA Curling and Team Todd Birr has sparked a variety of differing opinions and emotions on how national curling governing bodies are deciding who earns the right to compete for an Olympic spot....or if they are allowed to compete at all.