Have you heard about the “calendar” yet? I think every cable news channel has had a story or two on it like this one from MSNBC, Curling hits big time with nude calendar.
Here’s a link to purchase the calendar but the site says it is “Temporarily Sold Out”.
From the site:
The Curling News is proud to support the global curling team fundraising efforts of Ana Arce, skip of the national women's team of Andorra (2002-04) and Spain (2005-06) and ace photographer, in her landmark calendar project.
Designed to raise much-need funds for curling teams in such locales as Italy, Austria, Poland and Spain, the calendar features 12 determined and beautiful athletes from nine curling nations -- including Canada -- in tasteful artistic poses around the world.
Shot in stunning black and white film, the calendar is produced on high-quality art paper for a true gallery look and feel.
“This is a tasteful, artistic product that will help the models raise much needed funds for training and competition,” says Arce.
“This proves that curlers are athletes -- strong but graceful, and of course very beautiful.”
My take on it, if this gives them greater exposure (no pun intended, really), allows them to raise funds to support their program, and was completely voluntary then power to them. I find it odd that so may of the European folks are having problems with this. I thought they were more “liberal” than us Americans.