Woohoo!!! We've finally won a gold medal on home soil!
Canada has hosted the Olympics twice before. In 1976 Montreal was the setting for the summer games, and in 1988 it was Calgary's turn.We won several medals that year (including two silvers won by Elizabeth Manley and Brian Orser in men's and women's figure skating) but no gold.
Well,the curse was lifted on Sunday night with one spectacular moguls run by Alexandre Bilodeau of Quebec. Naturally, I cried like a baby when he won, and was reminded of a similar victorious run made 16 years before (in Lillehammer) by another Quebecois mogulist Jean-Luc Brassard.
There must be something in the water.
Zoya Goldie seemed like an appropriate choice today. Now that Canada has shaken that "zero-home-wins" monkey of its back,we can all relax and allow the athletes to do what they do best. Kick a$$ :)
Another thing I wanted to mention was how much I love "Iceman" Dale Begg-Smith, the moguls silver medalist from Australia. I couldn't help but notice how detached and "too-cool-for-school" he was. For some reason I found it hilarious and couldn't help but smile every time I saw his cold,emotionless face.
There must be something wrong with me.
So what has been your favourite Olympic moment so far?
Ginger-who is surprised at how much Olympics trivia I've been able to retain over the years.
I could write a book.