As predicted the Canadian men’s hockey exacted revenge on the Norwegians on Thursday with a 3-0 beating that was more complete than the score would indicate. Canada followed that up with complete blowout against the Austrian team today, 6-0, presenting the country with a Valentines gift.
On the medal front, not so good the past few days, with only a silver medal by Patrick Chan in figure skating. A mini-slump I’m sure and one that will not last long.
Overall, we are holding down 3rd spot with 4 gold and 11 total medals.
To round out today’s post, I bring you 2 things.
First, an article off Yahoo news outlining the USA’s case of Olympic envy – here
Second, free beer in Sochi, but only if you have a Canadian passport, or a Canadian friend I guess.
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.