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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Episode 8 - Warren Hansen, Part 2

In Part 2 of my conversation with Warren Hansen, we'll dive deep into the Winter Olympics.  Warren will share how curling came to be a demonstration sport in 1988 and the efforts involved to secure status as a full medal event in 1998.  You might be surprised to hear how it was nearly dropped, because of a Canadian, and may have been saved by a Japanese billionaire.  Warren will also address the controversy surrounding the Curling Trials for those Calgary Olympics and the clash with Ed Werenich.  He'll return to the 1974 Silver Broom and explain how it shaped his future.   Warren shares the challenges of putting a Brier in an NHL arena, creation of the Continental Cup and Mixed Doubles, the "Brier Boycott" era and his thoughts on the modern game.

Next Episode: Ed Lukowich

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