The final gold medal in the 21st Olympic Winter Games was awarded to Canada as its men’s ice hockey team defeated the US team 3-2 in overtime, in a thrilling game. Canada also won the gold medal in women’s ice hockey several days ago.
As ice hockey is Canada’s national sport, it seemed appropriate that this gold medal broke an Olympic record – 14 is the most gold medals won by any country in a Olympics Winter Games. Historic!
What is incredible about this record is that in the two previous Olympic games hosted on its own soil (Montreal in 1976 and Calgary in 1988), Canada failed to win any gold medals. Congratulations to all the Canadian men and women who competed in these winter games, and of course, to the fair city of Vancouver for hosting such an successful event.
Many Canadians are very proud of their country today, as I am. I have read many Twitter and Facebook status updates already. Oh Canada!