Canadian gold rush at Vancouver 2010

It feels like Canada has hit gold rush fever in Vancouver Olympic Games.  So far, Canada has done very well and I am proud of our Canadian athletes.  After I got back home, I discovered Canada had another great day on Saturday winning three gold medals and one bronze.  Canada has won 13 gold medals to date.  If Canada wins one more gold medal, hopefully in men’s hockey game on Sunday, with 14 gold medals, Canada will set a new record for golds for any host country during the Winter Olympic Games.

Congratulations to our Canadian:

  • men’s curling team on winning gold.  You guys played awesome, even though I don’t understand the game at all.  Some really cool guys with a great sense of humor.
  • men’s team pursuit on winning gold. They didn’t win in individual events but won gold in this team event.
  • Jasey Jay Anderson on winning gold in the men’s snowboard parallel giant slalom. That was an amazing come-from-behind run to win the gold.
  • four-man bobsleigh team on winning bronze.  I am not sure why all the guys in the four-man bobsled event are all so big.  I imagine the heavier weight has something to do with the ability to gain higher speeds on the track?

This has been perhaps a pivotal Olympic games for the nation of Canada because our sense of national self-confidence has dramatically increased.  We feel more freedom to express our patriotism and nationalism as a country.  Previously, I think we felt inhibited from expressing our national pride but it feels like the atmosphere has changed since these Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Good luck to our Canadian men’s hockey team who will play against the U.S.A. this Sunday afternoon.  GOld Canada GOld!!!

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

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