Monday, March 1, 2010

Feb 28/10 Happiness


Feb 28/10 Happiness, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Crowds cheered; the stadium filled with the home crowd erupted as Sydney Crosby scored the winning goal in the final game of the Olympic men's hockey tournament. Interesting how we identify with a team that in some way represents your country. I was delighted with the win, but do find it odd that these over paid athletes are competing in what once was an amateur event. So many athletes in other sports live near the poverty line.

So many moments over the last couple of weeks to witness happiness among the many medal winners and also among those who reached a personal best. It has been inspiring to watch. Thanks to all the athletes. This is for all of you.

Gold!

3 comments:

  1. It was definitely an Olympics to remember. Today kind of seems empty without any events to watch. I agree with you about the professionals playing in an otherwise amateur arena. I loved the humour and human touch of the closing ceremonies. We Canadians definitely have a good sense of humour!

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  2. Great grabs off the TV - tough to do. I never watch hockey, but I was glued to the set! Congrats on an exciting win!

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  3. Canadians have so many reasons to be proud. Celebrate your national pride for winning gold in both men’s and women’s hockey, and your achievements in skating, skiing and other areas as well. You were outstanding hosts and put on a hell of show. BC looks incredibly beautiful and I hope I have the opportunity to visit it one day.

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