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NEW AUDIENCE: The performance of young skips like Madeleine Dupont, Eve Muirhead and Bangyu Wang attracted a new generation of fans to curling (Ana Arce / Fire On Ice Calendar)
What a stir young Madeleine caused at the Vancouver Olympic Centre.
The Canadians have been mad about curling for years, but the 2010 Games brought the sport to the public’s attention in a big way.
Casting preconceptions aside, Dupont, alongside fellow young skips China’s Bangyu ‘Betty’ Wang and Great Britain’s very own Eve Muirhead, showed the game wasn’t just for the old and tired but the young and beautiful too.