By DAVE KOLPACK
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - John Shuster's U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning curling team had planned to bounce from the Pyeongchang Games to the USA Nationals in Fargo and then perhaps on to the World Curling Championship in Las Vegas.
Now their gold has placed them in prime position to promote the sport that has ballooned in popularity in the U.S.
The Minnesota-based team has bowed out of Fargo for a celebrity tour of New York City that includes television appearances, a Sports Illustrated photo shoot, the ceremonial puck drop at an NHL game, an outdoor curling exhibition in Bryant Park and even a cameo by two of the curlers in a Broadway play.
While fans may be disappointed that Shuster's team isn't playing in Fargo, tourney organizers say their gold medal places more attention on the event.
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