March 1, 2010
2010 Winter Olympics Come to a Close
So, the Olympics are over. I’m not sure about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the activities this year! Usually, people in the United States kind of brush off the winter games, but for some reason I was just drawn to all of the events. The USA usually under-performs in the winter Olympics, so maybe that’s why we tend not to care as much. But, this year, we won the medal count! Canada won the most gold medals…but, whatever, they had the home court advantage.
Unfortunately for the USA, Canada walked away with the biggest win: the gold in men’s hockey. The game was so intense and incredibly exciting to watch! Canada had a 2-1 lead over the USA with 50 seconds left in the third period. Out of nowhere, Parise scored a goal for the USA with 24.4 seconds left in the match, sending the game into overtime. In under ten minutes of sudden death overtime, Sidney Crosby scored Canada’s winning goal. *sigh*
Oh well, it’s not as if the USA didn’t come out with epic wins! Everyone still remembers Shaun White’s insane Double McTwist 1260 debut, Apolo Ohno’s record 7th and 8th medals, and Evan Lysacek’s upset gold over Russia (who even remembers his name, really? Putin thinks he’s a winner, but we don’t). We were #1 in overall medal count by a long shot! We came out with 37 medals (9 gold, 15 silver, 13 bronze), Germany followed behind us with 30 (10 gold, 13 silver, 7 bronze), and Canada behind them with 26 total, even though they led the count in gold medals (14 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze).
In all seriousness, congratulations to all of the athletes for their amazing athletic efforts!
Overall I think it’s been a really exciting few weeks…but I seriously can’t wait until London 2012! USA! USA!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am