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Old 03-01-2010, 09:33 AM
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Canada may have got the gold in Hockey but the USA owns the medal count.
However Canada won the most gold medals.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:10 AM
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Bad excuse.
Most of these drivers are professionals.
When not only one or two, but dozends of professional sportsmen crash, who all qualified for olympia, (and not only countries like Jamaica, but also big winter sport countries like Russia or the USA) it's a strong hint that the construction was a failure.

It's quite clear what the constructors intended. Instead of talking to real sportsmen who know what a good run looks like, these people in their ivory tower wanted to build the fastest of the fastest of the fastest of the fastest runs, no matter if you endager the drivers or not.
Here is an article about it.

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Congratulations!

I bet Canada would win.
Thank you.

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Canada may have got the gold in Hockey but the USA owns the medal count.
Also correct and congratulations to the USA for their achievement. For a country with a population of 34 million people Canada did pretty well earning the 3rd position in the overall medal count and the most gold medals of the competition.

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My hat is off to Canada for that hockey game, that was a great game. Congrats guys, you deserve it. USA fought back tough in the end but it wasn't enough.
It was an extremly close game and could have gone either way. The suspense and intensity I and I'm sure many others on both sides of the boarder felt made the game worthly of an Olympic gold medal final. Zach Parise's goal scilenced the bar I was watching the game at and I'm sure the rest of Canada but Sidney Crosby's story book ending will be remebered for a long time to come. Like I said in my earlier post it was really nice to see Canadians passionate about their country running threw the streets, flags waving and it was also nice to get the double gold for hockey on our own soil or ice in this case. You guys have seen the back of Canadian $5 bill, right?:

EDIT: The picture I linked earlier didn't work properly. The image above is from the Bank of Canada.

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:45 AM
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Actually, I never have seen the back of the Canadian 5 dollar bill, what is it?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:52 AM
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Ah, I just looked it up. Seems fitting!
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Ah, I just looked it up. Seems fitting!
That's how seriously we take our hockey. The writing (that can't be seen in the picture above) and the image on the back of the Canadian $5 bill come from a well know Canadian children's story book called "The Hockey Sweater" or "Le Chandail de Hockey" in the original French. The book was made into an animated short by the National Film Board of Canada and is seen by pretty much every elementary school student in the country at some point in both English and French. You can watch "The Sweater" here. I'm a Leafs fan but I still love the story.

Also hockey is legally the national winter sport of Canada. National Sports of Canada Act
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You know your country takes it's hockey seriously when it has a national sports act
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Most-Watched Sports Program in Canadian History!
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Shatner was born in Canada. Kirk was born in Iowa (or on the Kelvin how ever you want to look at it).
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Crosby's Olympic stick missing
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Hockey Canada finds Crosby's missing gear

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Air Canada learns that hockey trumps flying
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