The winter Olympics offer plenty of the usual sports such as hockey, skating, and skiing, but the events I like the most are more obscure. Take curling. I have never seen curling live, but I find it visually interesting and that is why if I could choose one sport to photograph in Sochi it would be the sport that rocks...curling.
There are a variety of angles that come into play. I like that it isn't an all out speed game and that you can show motion, but the pace isn't like flying down the side of a mountain. I also like that the athletes sometimes look more like someone you would run into at the local watering hole than a world class athlete. This gives us folks at home something to shoot for. Maybe we could be curlers too.
Check out a collection of images pulled together by The Denver Post. It shows the competition, the fashion, did I forget to mention the whacky pants worn by the Norwegians?
Curling just has it all. Action, crazy fans, strategy, and yes, skill. I suspect the curlers in Sochi are making it look much easier than it really is.