Why I believe in Canada

Here is a part of John Furlong’s Closing Ceremony Speech: And to perhaps compare for a moment the Canada that was with the Canada that now is. I believe we Canadians tonight are stronger, more united, more in love with our country and more connected with each other than ever before. These Olympic Games have …

We did it!! Canada wins gold in men’s hockey

We did it. We finally did it.  Our Canadian men’s hockey team defeated Team USA 3 - 2 to win the gold medal at these Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.   We are singing “Oh Canada!” with a special swagger previously unseen. Here's my summary of how the game went.  Canada was up 2 - 1 near …

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 …

Canadian women’s hockey team win gold!

A big congratulations to our Canadian women’s hockey team for winning gold.  It was very sweet, probably the sweetest gold so far because hockey is our national game.  It was a great game. The Canadian women played with heart and didn’t ever let up during the entire game.  They went hard and aggressive the whole …

Joannie Rochette wins a very special bronze medal for Mom

Joannie Rochette of Canada has won a very special bronze medal tonight – she won it for her Mom who suddenly died from a heart attack.  Her mother suddenly experienced a fatal heart attack only several days ago after arriving in Vancouver, BC to watch her daughter skate. Joannie could have pulled out of the …

South Korean women’s team disqualification in 3,000-meters short-track speed skating relay will be controversial

Our Canadian women’s short-track speed skating relay team won the silver, but this silver will not be completely sweet because we're not sure if we deserved it.  The four-time champion South Korean women were celebrating their win but their joy quickly turned sour.  They were disqualified for blocking the Chinese skater, which did not appear …

Canadian Women biggest day in medals

Two of the Canadian women’s Bobsleigh teams have just won gold and silver on the same podium today. Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse win the gold; and Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown win the silver.  Erin Pac and Elana Meyers win the bronze for the U.S.A.  We are very proud of our Canadian women.  This …

CTV network’s Olympic coverage deserves a gold medal too

I’ve been blogging about Canadian athletes but now I want to say something about Canada's CTV television network that is giving us all this coverage.  CTV has been giving awesome Olympic coverage on television. I have been very impressed. I’ve watched previous Olympics both summer and winter and CTV’s coverage has got to be the …

Heartbreak loss for Sven Kramer and the Dutch

Our hearts also go out to Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer who was supposed to have skated to a gold medal in the 10,000-meter race in a record-setting pace.  The gaffe was made when his coach motioned him to switch lanes when he was not supposed to.  As a result, Kramer was disqualified.  Kramer's coach, …

Canadians are excited: more gold medals

I’ve been out of town this past weekend attending the Missions Fest conference in Edmonton, AB so I've been missing the last five days of the Olympics.  My posts have been totally Canadian-centric so I apologize to my readers. While I was away, Jon Montgomery won gold in the Men’s Skeleton.  This has got to …

Maelle Ricker wins gold for Canada

Maelle Ricker of Canada has won gold in the ladies snowboard cross competition today.  “Way to go Maelle!  We love you!  Canada is very proud of you.” This is Canada’s second gold medal of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games so far.  Canadians are going wild over our medal wins and we seem to be …

A new self-confidence in Chinese sports is growing

Zhao Hongbo and Shen Xue took the gold, and Pang Qing and Tong Jian took the silver today in pairs freestyle figure skating on Day 4. It’s China's first-ever gold in pairs figure skating. Zhao and Shen, a married couple, had won many championships but never a gold medal at the Olympics.  They decided to …

Why the sour face? Alex Bilodeau is impassioned…Dale Begg-Smith is dispassioned

No, don't look at the guy in the middle. He's the winner.  Look at the guy standing to the left of gold medalist Alex Bilodeau.  He is the silver medalist, Dale Begg-Smith.  His sour and grumpy face was obvious on the platform.  Why is he so dispassionate?  Begg-Smith and Bilodeau may have been competitors but …

Canada finally wins gold at home – Way to go Alex!

Canada has won our first gold medal on home turf.  Alexandre Bilodeau finished first in the men’s moguls at Cypress Mountain. Way to go Alex!He beat out Dale Begg-Smith (on the right) on performance and the fastest time. (There's another story behind him.) It’s what we’ve been waiting for a long time; we didn't make …

Canada wins silver – Congrats to Jenn Heil!

Canada has won its first medal, a silver medal in womens moguls on Cypress Mountain. Even though Jennifer Heil was expecting to win the gold in Vancouver, Canadians still love Jenn Heil. Way to go Jenn! We are proud of you. Congratulations to Hannah Kearney who won gold. Canada hasn't won a gold medal on …