June 14, 2015
By Chris Stevenson, Rideau View Golf Insider
Adam Kingsbury’s biggest job heading into the women’s curling competition at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been getting Team Canada - Ottawa’s Rachel Homan rink from the Ottawa Curling Club - to be well, less Canadian.
We’re very polite, but we don’t have to apologize for being good.
Kingsbury, the 34-year-old Rideau View Golf Club (Manotick) member who is the head coach for Team Homan, has spent the run-up to the Games getting the athletes to embrace the favourites’ role. Team Homan, the 2017 World and Scotties Tournament of Hearts champs, plays its first game Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET against the host Koreans.
“I have a message for them because I have heard a couple of their quotes. ‘Oh, we just want to have a chance. We just want to get to the playoffs. There are a lot of good teams.’ Those are the talking points,” Kingsbury said. “What I have said to them is you can say that as much as you want, but you don’t believe it. When you play your best, you are the greatest women’s curling team in the world.
“Why would you be ashamed of saying our hope and everything we are…
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