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    Those hills being in British Columbia of course. After such great performances by so many Canadian athletes, the crowning achievment was reached with the Gold Medal in mens hockey. There were so many outstanding moments, gold medal performances, a bronze medal by an unbelievably courageous woman just days after the sudden passing of her mother, heartbreak for a skier who was 6/10ths of 1 second from earning a medal after a 50 kilometer cross country ski.

    14 gold medals are the most by any country ever in the Winter Olympics. I AM CANADIAN and damn proud of it

    The Advisor

    It was a great Olympics I agree, and a great hockey game. (truth be told, the pros need to get out of Olympic hockey).
    Where the Beijing Olympics was just scary with the powers of dictatorship with the full mobilization of construction and demolition, and how about the thousands of robotrons in the opening ceremony.
    The Canadians went with light and low key and William Shatner. Nice touch. Well done.

    That last sentence doesn’t seems very Canadian though. Is this new cocky attitude because you just got 2 hockey golds, and if so when can we expect to have our old fiendly low key Canadians back?

    Bermuda Bob

    I, for one, have to admit that I was enamoured by the Curling … especially the Ladies game … and bloody surprised that Canada did not win !!!

    Good viewing, Good personal interest stories, Good for Canada !!!

    Now back to reality and Jay Leno where he belongs !!!


    Oh wise one, I must point out a few things.

    This is not a cocky new attitude. Most of us are Canadian and damn proud of it. I wish we were a little more demonstrable in our passion for our country, similar to but not exactly the same as your country This most certainly is not only because of the 2 hockey golds. There were so many other inspirational stories. Hockey was the crowning achievment.

    As for taking the pros out, how long would it be before there was a team like say China who create a Central Red Army who are "true amateurs" who’s job is to play hockey.


    There is not doubt the women should have won. I can tell you Cheryl Barnard the skipper is sooo popular here. i cant understand why though…………………….

    Talk about mishandling a situation. it was like watching a train wreck. watching NBC screw it up. i could’t look away though……….

    The Advisor

    I can survive, ego intact, if the Chinese breed a generation of super-players with skates growing from their feet. I just can’t care too much if NHL or NBA players beat the world. Who cares about that? Where’s the fun when the favorite win?
    But a bunch of college players and pond skaters who’ve gotten this far for love of the game like the 1980 US hockey team, now that would be good television. I think we can rise about the "medal count" philosophy. Better to give up-and-comers a chance to blow it out of the water.

    Unlikely that Canadians will ever be as demostrable as we Americans since, yelling C-A-N-A-D-A, C-A-N-A-D-A, C-A-N-A-D-A…..doesn’t really have ring to it.

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