Well, I am really enjoying these Olympics. Canada is doing well regardless what the media or “experts” are saying (or how the Men’s hockey team is doing). Lots of 4th and 5th place finishes, and while they don’t equal medals, they are something to be proud of. Melissa Hollingsworth finishing 5th (pretty damn good if you ask me), and then crying because she felt she let her country down? Good grief. I bet the athletes can’t wait for the next Olympics where its not here and they don’t have this crazy pressure on them to medal. Plus the snafu’s of the early parts of the games are causing some foreign media to dub these games the worst ever? As far as I’m concerned they can eat a dick. Based on what I have seen/read, the fan support of these games is amazing and more than makes up for a couple of hiccups.
And hey, at least we are kicking ass in curling! Ladies curling is becoming a favorite of mine.
As for NHL standings, they are the same as last week.
Canada currently sits 5th with 10 medals (5 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze).
Canada Medal Winners
Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir – Ice Dancing – Gold
Jon Montgomery – Skeleton – Gold
Christine Nesbitt – Speed Skating 1000m – Gold
Maelle Ricker – Snowboard Cross – Gold
Kristina Groves – Spped Skating 1500m – Silver
Marianne St. Gelais – Speed Skating 500m – Silver
Alexandre Bilodeau – Men’s Moguls – Gold
Jenn Heil – Ladies Moguls – Silver
Mike Robertson – Men’s Snowboard Cross – Silver
Kristina Groves – Ladies Speed Skating 3000m – Bronze
Khabibulin drinks! And then drives! I’m not sure what the Oiler’s are planning on doing with him, but my guess is that they stand by him and hope he’s healthy for next season.
I can’t think of anything else, but if something pops in my head I’ll update the post.