Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Go Team Canada!

So, I'm not sure if it's a world-wide thing or just a Canadian thing, but I (and the vast majority of my friends) have been crazy about the Olympics this year! Have you been watching?

I gotta say, even though it's way on the west coast of the country, thousands of kilometres away from where I am, there is a definite sense of unity that seems to be bringing Canada together. Every time we win a medal (especially the first time - Yay Alexandre!), every time we suffer a heartbreak (mad love to Joannie Rochette), every time we're disappointed (don't even start about Team Canada vs Team USA last Sunday...) - it seems like the entire country is feeling it, together. My facebook and twitter feeds just explode with commentary and cheering.

I gotta say - it's a pretty awesome thing.

Tonight, we cheer on Team Canada against Russia. A team that we have not beaten at the Olympics since 1960. Can we do it? If the faith of the fans is any measure, yes we can!


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Huckdoll said...

I'm so nervous for tonight ... the entire country is, I can totally feel it.

I know what you mean ... I don't know if it's because of Canada holding the games or social media but it seems like everyone is way more into Van2010 than any other Olympics ever. But even without social media - my friends and family and such - it seems like everybody is just so emotionally into it.

It'll be interesting to see how the Summer Olympics play out in '12 and then Sochi in '14.

I love it! And love you pics here :)

Gina C. said...

Tonight is gonna be do or die!! Team Canada better bring it! GO CANADA GO!

Katie said...

I know! I'm SO nervous too.

And, I know exactly what you mean... social media seems to have made the Olympics into an even bigger thing than they ever were before. Including the athletes themselves being online and contributing to the dialogue (I now follow Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir, among others, on Twitter) LOL

I just can't believe that it's all going to wrap up in a few days. I hope Canada keeps this new-found sense of pride and identity :)

Katie said...

and, of course...


Melisa with one S said...

I think it's a North American thing. The Vancouver Olympics have ROCKED.

And congrats on your hockey win! WOOOOOOT!

Nap Warden said...

I'm watching the ice skating right now...I have LOVED these Olympics!

Anonymous said...

Well they are now all done. And wow. Everyone where I was at was so happy to have won. I could not even think of what would have happened if we had of lost. It was a greta Canadian moment.


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