How is Canada doing?

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Re: How is Canada doing?

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So there is only 2 event:

1) Cross Country skiing: 50Km Men's which Canada has never won a medal for:
Ivan Babikov, Alex Harvey, George Grey and Devon Kershaw will try to change that.

2) Men's Hockey Final........... USA vs Canada


Canada will win a medal tomorrow ( 1 Gold ), maybe more.


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whatisupcastanet wrote:1) Cross Country skiing: 50Km Men's which Canada has never won a medal for:
Ivan Babikov, Alex Harvey, George Grey and Devon Kershaw will try to change that.


Ivan Babikov is actually a Russian fella, and he competed on Russian side in 2006. Would be interesting if he won the medal.
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Captain Awesome wrote:
whatisupcastanet wrote:1) Cross Country skiing: 50Km Men's which Canada has never won a medal for:
Ivan Babikov, Alex Harvey, George Grey and Devon Kershaw will try to change that.


Ivan Babikov is actually a Russian fella, and he competed on Russian side in 2006. Would be interesting if he won the medal.



Now his on team Canada. Maybe he will.
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C'mon Team Canada men's hockey...

If we win the game and the Gold...we set the record for most Gold medals EVER...in a Winter Olympics...

And we've already won the most (13 tied) of any team and beaten the host record (12) ever!!!
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If I was to pick the flag bearer in closing ceremonies, there would be 2 flag bearers

Joannie Rochette and Alexandre Bilodeau


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whatisupcastanet wrote:If I was to pick the flag bearer in closing ceremonies, there would be 2 flag bearers

Joannie Rochette and Alexandre Bilodeau


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I vote for Joannie.
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Liberty and Truth wrote:
whatisupcastanet wrote:If I was to pick the flag bearer in closing ceremonies, there would be 2 flag bearers

Joannie Rochette and Alexandre Bilodeau


IMO


I vote for Joannie.



I added Alexandre Bilodeau because first gold.
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whatisupcastanet wrote:
Liberty and Truth wrote:
whatisupcastanet wrote:If I was to pick the flag bearer in closing ceremonies, there would be 2 flag bearers

Joannie Rochette and Alexandre Bilodeau


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I vote for Joannie.



I added Alexandre Bilodeau because first gold.


Considering our athletes have so far gotten 13 gold medals and the whole push really was to get a gold on home turf I don't view Alexander's medal as any more special than the rest.

Just because his sport happened to be scheduled earlier than others doesn't give it any more meaning to my thinking.

Now Joannie on the other hand was forced to function through adversity that we would wish on no one yet she did wonderfully in spite of it showing amazing strength.

Something also acknowledged by her getting the Terry Fox award.

I don't think they could find a better choice than her and her alone.


ETA: Joannie Rochette has been designated the flag carrier so it looks like those in charge are thinking the same as I did. Glad to see it. :)
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There ya have it folks!!! Canada Men's Hockey just won our 14th GOLD!!! WTG...the new Olympic record for most GOLD at any winter games, EVER!!!
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Who's carrying the flag?
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Joannie, and what a great choice! The closing ceremonies are great so far!
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They are awesome - listening to John Furlong butcher the French language is just hilarious!
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I got a kick out of watching Campbell get so carried away with waving the flag he almost smacked Harper in the face with it. :dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing:
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Russian presentation was clearly put together under influence of some hard drugs.
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