ATTEMPTS TO CONVINCE a few of us here that curling is a legitimate sport haven't succeeded - and the latest news out of Vancouver isn't helping the cause.
Kristie Moore, an alternate on the Canadian women's Olympic curling team, is 5 months pregnant, becoming the third athlete in the history of the Winter Games to compete with a bun in the oven.
Swedish figure skater Madga Julin took gold at the Games in Antwerp 90 years ago while in her first trimester, and Germany's Diana Sartor took fourth in the skeleton at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.
Moore, 30, who is visibly pregnant, took turns throwing a few stones in practice on Monday with the rest of the Canadian team. She told Yahoo! Sports that her pregnancy hasn't affected her abilities but that "in the eighth month or so, [it] might be an issue."