According to CBC News on Sunday, a 23 year-old man will spend one year in prison for stealing Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brad Jacobs's special Olympic ring. The ring was reported stolen at a Boyle, Alberta hotel room this past June.
Jacobs, who was the winning skip for team Canada's curling team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, was in the small Alberta community for a charity golf tournament. Jacobs also had wallet, cell phone, watch and bracelet stolen. Alberta Royal Canadian Mountain Police announced the stolen ring was recovered a week after it had gone missing.
According to the Canadian Press, the 23 year-old man did not work alone. He received the assistance of a 22 year-old woman from High Prairie, Alberta who has also been charged in the investigation and her court appearance will be on August 23.
Jacobs, who is from Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario was at the 2014 RBC Canadian Open in Montreal this past weekend with P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in men's hockey. Both Jacobs and Subban expressed their support of the sport of golf being a full medal sport at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Jacobs's teammates, second E.J. Harnden, and his brother lead Ryan Harnden, have been busy getting tattoos. E.J. Harnden has a picture of his Olympic gold medal tattooed on his chest according to Don Landry of Yahoo! Sports, while Ryan Harnden has a picture of he and his brother on his chest.
The Jacobs team will try to continue their curling success next season. They will be aiming for their second Tim Hortons Brier championship in three years at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary in March if they win the Northern Ontario playdowns where they will be the heavy favourites in Kenora, Ontario from February 4-8.