Sunday, February 28, 2010
For the last two Winter Olympics hosted in Canada, Canada hasn't won a single gold medal. But this year in Vancouver, the Canadian team won a record of 14 gold medals, 7 silvers, and 5 bronze according to CNN's article, "Canadians celebrate men's hockey win," found at http://www.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/02/28/canada.hockey.reaction/index.html?eref=rss_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+%28RSS%3A+Top+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Reader . However, the most memorable gold medal won by the Canadians was in men's ice hockey where they played the U.S men in a hard hitting final match. It was a thrilling match and with the clock bleeding down and Canada up by one, the U.S made a goal to tie with 24 seconds left putting the match into overtime. In a trajic twist of fate, the U.S lost by one goal lighting the streets of Vancouver up with jubilant Canadians. Major intersections were closed due to the massive celebration, but the U.S played what is speculated to be on of the best games in history. They say to save the best for last and with this massive win to conclude the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada can be justly proud of a host Olympics with a total of 28 medals.