These Winter Olympics were so great to our city, to our country, to the world, and to all athletes and spectators. This was the most successful Olympics for Canada on many fronts in the history of the Olympic Games. Just as we thought things couldn't get any better, the icing on the cake came yesterday, February 28th 2010 - the last day of these Olympics.
Our Golden Boy - #87 Sidney Crosby - Canada's Next Great One perhaps?
Scored for our entire country during the sudden death over time against a very talented USA team,
Sidney Crosby's goal created history,
It was the 14th Gold Medal for Canada at these games, making us the country with most gold medals won at a single Olympics in the history of the Winter Olympics.
It was also the first time we have ever won Olympic Gold Medal for Men's Hockey on home soil,
Sidney Crosby, will you marry mum? (even tho she's quite a few years your senior...)
I, the US born Miss Sunshade is also very proud of this underdog team from USA.
Nobody had picked USA to be in the finals, not the media, not the sports analysts, but boy did Team USA ever show them!!
They silenced our entire country with Zach Parise's game tying goal at less than 24 seconds left in the 3rd period,
Congrats USA for a well played tournament! I doubt anyone would be counting you out comes 2014!
The MVP of the Gold Medal game, as well as the MVP of the tournament both went to the USA goalie, Ryan Miller,
Well deserved, says the "LUUUUUUUUUUUUU",
Now all the players are flying back to wherever their NHL home team will be playing next as the NHL commences. Teammates turned rivals for the Olympics, and now teammates turned rivals again after the Olympics........
Guess who Sidney Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins team will face first game back from the Olympics?? Buffalo Sabres with Ryan Miller in net!
Ryan Kesler who scored the first goal for Team USA in the gold medal game will be reunited with his Vancouver Canucks teammate Roberto LUUUUUUUUONGO (I wonder how that's gonna go as comments were exchanged between the two during the Gold Medal game...). Vancouver Canucks had 7 players in the Olympics, and they will have 3 Olympic Medals: Gold - Roberto Luongo, Silver - Ryan Kesler, Bronze - Sami Salo of Finland. Daniel and Henrik Sedin represented Sweden, Pavol Dimetra represented Slovakia, and Christian Erhoff represented Germany. Canada played against Germany, Slovakia, and USA (talk about teammates turned rivals!!!).
Mum and the D-Guy watched the Gold Medal Game at the theatre on the big screen (while I was completely neglected at home)! After the game, they headed downtown for the celebration (no, they didn't pick me up. Still was neglected at home). (mum: sorry Sunshade...it was way too crowded downtown, and firecrackers were going off...FIRECRACKERS!!)
Ok, thank you for not bringing me, being neglected beats dying of a heart attack I suppose...
Here is a short video showing our nation's joy in winning GOLD in the sport that we pride so much of ourselves in.
Mum wanted to do the zip line but never did... The line up was averaging anywhere from 4-7 hours!!!
Scenes from downtown Vancouver,
CTV live broadcast booth, check out the hair!!!
How is this for a Canadian Flag???
Pick up hockey anyone??
We BELIEVED it!!
So we won the most GOLD medals, and our nation is proud!
Granville Street, downtown Vancouver,
A very brave and patriotic man,
Street hockey on Granville St,
The Olympic clock, counting down........
(mum: We have never seen the kind of outpouring patriotism, and national pride that were demonstrated throughout these Olympics ever before in our city, and in our country. We cheered and cried for our athletes competing in sports we had no interest or knowledge about prior to these games. It would have been easy to assume that a red and white dress code was in effect throughout the games in our city, or even better, the country. The spontaneous outburst of "O Canada" happened everywhere; from the streets of Vancouver to restaurants and to press centers, from hockey games to curling games.
Our city, our country FELT it, something that's never been felt before. It was almost like we were craving and hoping to be able to feel, and finally got the chance to.
OLYMPICS PLEASE COME BACK!!)
NO don't come back!! I, the Perfect Miss Sunshade was VERY neglected in the last two weeks!!!