Canada’s Time To Shine – February 11, 2013


Apology

Woke up this morning to the sound of a gold and a bronze medal.  Once again our skiers put 2 people on the podium, this time in the Women’s Ski Slopestyle.  Congratulations to Dara Howell for the gold performance and to Kim Lamarre for her bronze.  At the end of the day, we fell from first as those accursed Norwegians, the scourge of the northern seas (and discoverers of Canada) passed us with a total of 11 medals, including 4 gold, to our 9 with 4 gold.  Tomorrow is another day, and we will defeat the Viking hordes.

On a more friendly note, a Canadian showed the world what sportsmanship is today.  A Russian cross-country skier, Anton Gafarov, broke his ski when he crashed early in the race.  He was so determined to finish, that he carried on, basically on 1 ski, with no chance to win.  A gruelling decision.  From out of the crowd, Canadian skier Justin Wadsworth came forth with a ski, which he gave to Gafarov.  The Olympic spirit personified.  Anton went on and finished the course.

Sportsmanship

 

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About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on February 11, 2014, in Canada, Sports, World Sports and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think the Canadian coach was awesome for helping the Russian and even more so because he couldn’t understand why everyone thought it was a big deal 😀

  2. That ski-lending story embodies what I like to think is the true spirit of the olympics.

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