The Olympics are over. Yesterday started with an early (in Western Canada anyway) Gold Medal hockey game between Canada and Sweden. Canada pretty much controlled the game from the opening puck drop and easily won the game 3-0. It was quite the game. Liquor laws in Alberta, and many other places across the country were temporarily changed to allow bars and restaurants to serve during the game. I am not much of a drinker myself, not anymore anyway, and I can’t see drinking starting at 5AM. I was considering going out to watch the game but stayed home and drank coffee. Canada scored one in each period. The game didn’t quite have the drama of the Women’s Gold Medal game where they came back from a 2-0 deficit against the Americans and won in overtime, but it was still exciting. I guess when the team that you want to win is ahead and playing well, a lop-sided game is OK.
Canada also won double gold in curling, I saw some of that. We had a scattering of medals elsewhere, finished third overall with 25 medals, 10 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze. The Americans actually had 28 medals, but one fewer gold which puts us ahead in the standings. Gotta love that, and, I am sure, the Americans gotta hate it. It was awesome when Canada (Men’s Hockey) defeated them in the semi-final 1-0, sending the Americans to a Bronze medal game where the Finish team destroyed them 5-0.
I have not yet watched the closing ceremonies. I recorded it, plan on watching some this morning perhaps, before I head off to the office or tonight when I get home. Russia apparently did a pretty nice job of hosting. There weren’t any terrorist activities, as far as I am aware. I personally don’t care about other issues in Russia. It isn’t Canada, we don’t control what they do and how they think. It might be wrong, by our standards, but who are we to judge.
Congrats to all the athletes and especially the Canadian athletes. We are all proud of what you accomplished. Way to go !!!