Monday, 24 February 2014

What a Great Olympics!

So, the Sochi Olympics are over. Canada is "brimming with pride and medals" says The Globe and Mail and it's right -- 10 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze for a total of 25. In weighted medal rankings, that puts Canada third behind Russia and Norway. Here's a few photos of some favourite Canadian athletes in victory:

1. Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe (gold and silver in skiing)


2. Charles Hamelin (gold in speedskating)


3. Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre (gold and bronze in ski slopestyle)


4. Mikael Kingsbury and Alex Bilodeau (silver and gold in men's moguls)


5. Patrick Chan (silver in men's figure skating)


6. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (silver in ice dance)


7. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse (gold in women's bobsled)


8. Jennifer Jones Rink (gold in women's curling)


9. Team Canada (gold in women's hockey)


10. Brad Jacobs Rink (gold in men's curling)


11. Team Canada (gold in men's hockey)


In Canada, we're a little shy about gloating, but we can do it if we have to:


Oh, who the hell are we kidding?

[Photo credits: 1. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail; 2. EPA/How Hwee Young; 3. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail; 4. Ed Kaiser/Postmedia News; 5. AP/Ivan Sekretarev; 6. CBC.ca; 7. CP/Jonathan Hayward; 8. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E; 9. Brian Snyder/Reuters; 10. Robert F. Bukaty; 11. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail]

42 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

congrats on all those medals! an ouch! your hockey kicked our hockey's butt. just remember, syd comes back here though. we just loaned him to you!

mxtodis123 said...

Congrats to Canada.
Mary

Vanessa Morgan said...

Congratulations, Canada. Well done.

Snap said...

YeeHaw!

Jeanne said...

Congrats to Team Canada!!! Especially loved the two ice hockey wins! Now to take the Stanley Cup. What an awesome hat trick that would be!

Elsie Amata said...

ha ha ha. The last picture really made me laugh. Sorry.

DEZMOND said...

I'm happy about Canada and Russia winning so many medals :) And it's nice seeing small countries in the top twenty as well, because that doesn't usually happen at summer Olympics

Miss Val's Creations said...

Congratulations Canada! All that hard work paid off!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Congratulations to Canada and all of your fabulously talented Olympians! The USA is proud to call you a neighbor! xox

A Beer For The Shower said...

Congratulations to all of these incredibly talented men and women whose names I've already forgotten now that the Olympics are over (at least I'm honest).

Linda Wildenstein said...

Congratulations to all the medaled and non medaled athletes that competed in this years Olympics. And special congrats to those that won the gold silver and bronze and brought them home to Canada.

Missy George said...

Nice summary..Congrats to Canada..

heartinhand said...

Yay us!

Caroline said...

Yeah...you guys rocked. Sorry, it's true! ;)

Melissa said...

Oh, being a Canadian, I can so identify with this post. I LOVE it! It was a great Olympics, certainly full of wild emotions! Thanks for pulling in the highlights!

mistress maddie said...

Wait, the Olympics were on!!!

Birdie said...

I am laughing at the "sorry" part because I have not written much on my blog about the olympics because I don't want to offend anyone that is not a Canadian reader! Inside I am doing a happy dance.

Leeanna said...

A GREAT BIG HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS! I'm glad Canada did so well. Y'all kicked butt and took Gold.

Mary said...

Congratulations to Canada and its awesome athletes! :). I watched as Jennifer Jones helped her team win the gold. It was wonderful.

Magic Love Crow said...

Yepeeeee ;o) I'm not sorry! LOL! ;o)

Francie M said...

Ha ha. Love the sorry stuff. I tried curling once and didn't like it. HOWEVER After seeing the men's curling team I'm thinking I may give it another try. :)

Heli said...

Congratulations to Canada from Finland! Great games!
Our team & highlights: https://www.facebook.com/OlympicTeamFinland
incl. lots of Teemu - oh sorry, sorry!

Guillaume said...

I have to confess, I barely watched it. But I enjoyed the women ice hockey finale.

JACKIESUE said...

congratulations..they were wonderful..you kicked our asses and I know that must have felt good..hah...I"m so ashamed of our mens hockey, who did not have the grace to be good sports in losing, to the point they threw the game for bronze..you did good.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey Heli -- Teemu Selanne is my favourite NHL hockey player! I love the Finnish Flash and have ever since he was a rookie with the Winnipeg Jets! Yay Teemu!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hahahhaha...love all the sorry stuff. Yup, we're sorry about not being sorry! We are very proud of all our athletes. Very VERY proud!

Adam said...

The winter olympics does make me feel sorry for the countries with no snow or ice. I heard the Philippines had a team, where do they practice at?

dbs said...

Gloatastic! Sorry.

The Happy Whisk said...

Big cheers to you guys for kicking butt.

Woohoo!

Tammy Theriault said...

Eh? just kidding... that was my Canadian humor.

Riot Kitty said...

Nice job!

And Charles' lady must REALLY love him, because I saw that photo and I just thought, "Yuck! He'll be all sweaty!"

lgsquirrel said...

Congrats Canada. Everyone of the athletes that you highlighted did Canada proud. For this Canada-phile, the double gold in Men and women ice hockey is just the most delicious icing on the cake.

Hindustanka said...

Well done, Canada! :) Congratulations!
Good to see you are such a supporter of your country, Debra. :) Be happy!

Victoria said...

Yay awesome tribute!! So enjoyed this..shine on Canada!
Victoria

Tara said...

That's an awesome photo recap! Congrats Canada. :)

Dexter Klemperer said...

What? No photos of the women's hockey team partying on the ice like in 2010?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Dexter -- I certainly hope those girls behaved themselves this time! And conducted themselves like ladies.

Jim said...

Really enjoyed these Olympics Debra! Particularly the curling and the women's hockey! Sorry......

Cheryl said...

Canadians "own" hockey. They are awesome. Really, who would deny that?

I watched the ice dancing from start to finish. Virtue and Moir were magnificent.

G. B. Miller said...

Can't forget that they have another advantage over the Americans: no taxes on the medals.

Dawna said...

Well done to Canada!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Good for Canada...I had watched the women's curling, and those Canadian women kicked ass!!