Curler’s 2014 Olympic ring stolen during visit to rural Alberta town

By on June 26, 2014

Brad Jacobs. Photo by Katarzyna Wicik / Wikimedia Commons.
Brad Jacobs. Photo by Katarzyna Wicik / Wikimedia Commons.

BOYLE, Alta.—A member of the Canadian men’s curling team that won gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympics has had his champion ring stolen.

Mounties say the ring belonging to Brad Jacobs was stolen from a motel room in Boyle, Alta., on either June 20 or June 21.

Jacobs was taking part in a charity golf tournament in Boyle at the time of the theft.

“It’s something I was hoping to keep forever and pass down to my kids one day,” Jacobs said.

“It symbolizes that we are Olympic Champions. It’s something we could wear every day if we wanted to (or) for special occasions. It’s something that people love to see and something that we love to wear.

“And being the only guy on the team now without an Olympic Championship ring just sucks.”

The ring has a square face that is curved around the edges and has the Olympic rings in the centre.

The face of the ring is inscribed with the words “Olympic Champions 2014” and on the inside engraved with “Brad Jacobs Skip.”

“What are you going to do with that thing? It’s got my name on it,” said Jacobs. “And it’s a very specific ring to curling and us, so I don’t know what you could do with something like that, how you would get money for it.

“Just give it back. Everything else? Keep my watch, keep my bracelet, keep my cellphone.”

Boyle is about 150 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.