Canada’s Time To Shine – February 12, 2013


A bit of a down day for medal count, 1 silver, but even that has a story.  Denny Morrison won the silver in the 1000 metre long track speed skating, that is the fact.  Now the back story.  He is our best skater at this distance, but, fell during our Olympic trials and did not qualify for this race.  Fast forward to today,  The Canadian who did qualify, Gilmore Junio, decided that for the team, Denny should run the race rather than him.  Good choice, we won a silver.  Another example of Canada at it’s best.

Even with this medal, we still trail the Viking (Norway) hordes in total medals, and the Germans in gold medals.  Having said that, we are about to exact a measure of revenge against the Norwegians.  Tomorrow morning, those robust northerners will have the crap beaten out of them in men’s hockey, as Canada flexes it’s ample muscles against the hapless Nordics.

Speaking of hockey, I fart in the general direction of the USA women’s hockey team,  HAHAHA on you, as the Canadian woman beat up on you today, allowing us a potential match up with the German women to exact revenge upon them as well.

Go Canada Go.


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About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

Posted on February 12, 2014, in Canada, Sports, World Sports and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I remember watching the olympics for the first time when I was 6 . It’s so much fun to root for your local teams.

  2. Looks like you and your countrymen are having a great Olympics!

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