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Think you could be an Olympic curler? Don't make these women laugh.

U.S. Olympic curling team member Becca Hamilton, center, looks down the ice during practice at the Western Fair Sports Centre in London, Ontario on January 10, 2018. Foto: Mark Felix for The Washington Post.

LONDON, Ontario - American curling champion Tabitha Peterson has heard it all: Anyone can curl. My grandmother can curl. The Swiffer sport. Housekeeping comes to the Winter Games.

”Everyone thinks they can go to the Olympics in curling because they think it’s so easy,” she says, shaking her ponytail. She’s sitting in a nearly empty banquet room in a western Ontario ice arena, dressed in gym clothes, which would be curling attire...

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