I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics over the past two weeks. We received a lot of bad press the first week due to the tragic death of the Georgian luger, opening ceremony glitches and the poor weather conditions.
Canada persevered. We won our first gold medal on Canadian soil. But then we won more and more. We watched Joannie Rochette skate and bring home a bronze medal after her mother died.
We put our heads down after losing to the USA in men’s hockey in the preliminary round. But we came back and held our heads high after taking on the Russians and beating them 7-3.
We’ve won 25 medals so far – a record for Canada. We’ve won 13 GOLD medals so far, more than any other country in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics – and no one can reach us now.
After the Canada/Russia game it was clear – hockey really does define Canadians. Nothing brings us together like hockey does. Canadians across the world watched that game, cheering like it was 1972.
It’s Canada vs USA in the gold medal hockey game tonight, 1:45am India time. Yes, I’ll be watching it live, along with every other true Canadian around the world.
My friends on Facebook keep me up-to-date with the medal count and laughing with their witty updates. I’ll leave you a little something my friend Anita posted:
“Our Father, who art in GM Place, hockey be thy name. Thy will be done, GOLD to be WON on ICE as well as IN THE STANDS. Give us this day, our hockey sticks, and forgive us our penalties, as we forgive those who crosscheck against us. Lead us not into elimination, but deliver us to victory, in the name of the fans, CANADA, and the HOLY PUCK. AMEN!”…Anita
And Lori’s quote after the Canadian women’s hockey team won GOLD:
“Take off ya IOC hosers. Couple of beers and smokes is how we celebrate up here eh?“…Lori