Thomas Ulsrud died on 24 May 2022 from cancer, aged 50.
Thomas Ulsrud was a Norwegian curler from Oslo. He won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, one World Curling Championship, two European Curling Championships, and fourteen Norwegian titles (Norwegian Men’s Curling Championship and Oslo Cup).
He was also known for being the skip of the team that competed while wearing colourful harlequin trousers at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Team Ulsrud’s combined showmanship and sportsmanship became iconic and contributed to reviving worldwide interest in curling until 2019.
He was married to Elin Grødal, and they had one son, Jesper.