A couple days ago took place the closing ceremony and, a few hours before that, the last medal event with the Ice Hockey Game between Canada and United States.
The competition between the two countries, in particular in NHL, has always been pretty intense. And after the first game in the qualification round and US victory, American people were relatively confident in a gold win.
But Canada finally won in the over time thanks to a golden goal, well, more exactly a “Crosby goal”! And it’s a 14th Gold medal for the host country.
The direct result of this last game score is more important that you can imagine. In fact, there is a cultural impact hidden behind a desire of revenge:
For example, a random radio station in Buffalo banned Canadian music last Monday, protesting against the Canadian celebration about the gold medal win in men’s Ice Hockey. True, this is a kind of “passive aggressiveness” , but still… Even if you support a team, the Olympic spirit is about peace and respect; even more when we have great singers!
Well, the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 2010 are now over. Everything (almost!) is back to normal and some people are really relieved! No more Olympic theme song, no more fireworks, no more lines to get into a bar… But still, the paralympic Games are starting soon, and there are some more venues until March 27th. For more information about that, you should go visit the Cultural Olympiad website.
I hope you enjoyed the Olympics!