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Best Olympic Moments

Posted on: March 2, 2010

Well, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are over, but the memories will live on for Canadians for a long time to come. Not only did we break records, but we had some truly amazing moments. Read on for this Canadian Girl’s countdown of the best moments of these Olympic Games.

5. Alex Bilodeau’s Golden Moment

Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada, left celebrates becoming Olympic champion in moguls. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

It’s a little shocking to think that Canada (had) never won Gold at home, but that was the case.

That is until Alexandre Bilodeau won Gold in Freestyle Skiing, and the nation breathed a sigh of relief.

Perhaps the most touching part was when his brother, crippled with cerebral palsy, cheered for his brother from the sidelines.

Don’t lie, you were crying too!

4. Speed Skating

Lucas Makowsky, Mathieu Giroux and Denny Morrison skate for Gold

There were a lot of disappointments, but eventually our strong speed skaters got some gold. Men’s, Women’s, we took several medals.

One of the best speed skating moments is when we beat the USA in the Men’s Team Pursuit, winning gold. Winning rules, winning and beating the USA is even better.

3. Jon Montgomery Brings Style to Skeleton

Jon Montgomery's nifty helmet

Another “Gold Medal Moment”, but made a million times more awesome by ultra-cool, ultra-Canadian Gold Medalist Jon Montgomery.

The sexy ginger surely partied it up after his gold medal win, and me thinks he may have a future in broadcasting.

2. Joannie Rochette Overcomes Tragedy

Rochette is consoled by her coach after an emotional routine following her mother's death.

This is the only moment that is not golden, but it is the one I will remember for a long time to come.

Joannie Rochette is only a few years older than I am, yet was able to show a strength that I’m not sure many young women could have found within themselves. After waiting a week to compete for a figure skating medal, Joannie’s mother tragically and suddenly died just 1 day before her competition was to start.

Instead of quitting, which no one would have faulted her for, Joannie decided to compete. With her mother in her heart, Joannie went on to emotionally skate her way to a Bronze Medal. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and every competitor stood in awe of this courageous woman.

1. Hockey Gold!

Crosby looks up at the crowd as they chant his name.

There is no way anyone could forget this moment. Sid the Kid, the next Great One, defeats the veritable wall of pads that is Ryan Miller and wins Canada Gold in overtime. This was a great moment in sports, the olympics, and Canadian history.

Canada vs. USA: it always seems to end that way. But of late the USA has had the upper hand, even beating us in the round robin earlier in the tournament. With the odds stacked against us, we took an early lead in the gold medal game. With 30 seconds left and the score at 2-1 for Canada, we could taste victory. But it was not going to be that easy.

USA scored with less that 30 seconds left, and Canadians around the world moaned in agony. Then came Sidney Crosby to the rescue. Bad angle? Yes. Does that matter when you’re Sid the Kid? No.

Canada wins it, and (again)… not a dry eye in the house.


Oh, and if Sidney Crosby was having trouble getting girls before (doubtful), he probably won’t anymore. Just use the double whammy: Gold Medal around your neck, Stanley Cup ring on your finger…

This photo won't hurt either...

Did I miss your favourite moment? Let me know what you will remember from these Olympic Games!


1 Response to "Best Olympic Moments"

I agree with your picks, but would add one other: Gold and silver in women’s two-“man” bobsleigh. Not only do these 4 women rock on a very difficult track, they are part of a serious female gender domination of the Canadian medals… plus, their suits didn’t rip out the ass like the poor British girl.

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