Medals are coming up so fast and furious for Canadian athletes in the past day that I’m having trouble keeping up. I have to sleep and pee sometimes. And feed the cat. Christ, I had to lay some flooring today. How am my suppose to be on top of things?
Anyway, fantastic that our Canadians have grabbed some more medals. There’s so much talk lately about the ill-advised “Own The Podium” idea that put way too much pressure on the athletes. I read somewhere the idea that it should have been called “On The Podium” instead, and I agree.
Canada, at this writing, has 13 golds for a new Olympic record for gold medals, and 25 medals overall for third place behind the Americans and Germany, and this is stupendous. The US leads with 36 medals, with Germany in second with 20. But we’re right there, baby.
And we’re going to get a gold medal in hockey!
We’re doing just fine, thank you very much.
Today, in men’s curling, Canada’s Kevin Martin’s team took out Norway to capture gold and solidify the whole idea that Kevin Martin is a sensational curler and skip. His shot percentage was way up in the nineties, and he shows the world that Canadians are the best in curling.
Team pursuit speedsking , with Denny Morrison, Lucas Makowsky, and Mathieu Garon from Canada taking off from the starting line, flew to gold, and once again, the world sees that Canadians can really skate fast.
It’s been a good day for Canada , and the Vancouver games haven’t been the disaster people thought either. Snow came to Cypress, there were no more fatalities, the protesting hasn’t gotten out of hand, at least at this point, and there was drama and excitement and spills and chills throughout the two weeks.
I know it’s money that could be spent in different and better ways. But we also need joy and drama and entertainment in our short lives. Imagine what life would be without entertainment?
The Olympics showcase those in the world who can perform their sports better than anyone else. It’s a beautiful thing to see these healthy, spectacular human beings being the best there is.
The Olympics, in many ways, is a beautiful thing.