Friday, February 12, 2010

Medal projections: Canada to rule 2010 Olympics

It is our time to shine on the world stage.

The Olympic Torch Relay - After nearly 45,000 kilometres and some 12,000 bearers, the 2010 Olympic torch finally arrived in Vancouver. Many of us are have been filled with pride in watching how the Olympic Spirit has been growing in our vast country for months. The foresight to facilitate the carrying of torch in so many hands from coast to coast an effort to unite the many regions of Canada will be remembered by many as one of their proudest moments.  My children were able to participate in this Torch Relay by watching and cheering, and holding the Torch briefly as a cousin was selected as one of the 12,000 torchbearers in Canada.

Will Canada's Ice Hockey Team lead by example again?

The USA will match the number of medals it won in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, USA TODAY predicts. The U.S. team is projected to win 25 medals, nine of them gold, finishing behind Canada (34) and Germany (32).
Photo Credit: Mike Ridewood/COC
Let's hope USA Today medal predictions rings true. My dream would be for the athletes to match the accomplisments of the Harper Gov't record. (Source The Crux of the matter)

"At the end of the day, you have to win," Yzerman said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I know that."

Are We Too Distracted with the Olympics?

"Canada has been a currency of choice recently because it doesn't have all the political and fiscal issues that seem to
be dogging Europe and certainly on the fiscal side, the U.S. right now," said Shane Enright, executive director of foreign
exchange sales at CIBC World Markets. - Reuters 
Foreign Diplomacy in step with US in Russia in opposition against Iran 

“I think China should step up to the plate and do something here,” Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said yesterday. Publicly calling out China – the most recalcitrant player on the Iran file – is never an easy diplomatic move.  Steven Chase.
I continue in having confidence in our federal minority government in managing their responsibility and applaud their efforts in getting cooperation of all the Premiers in December 2008 to tackle the global recession. Negotiating and end to the Buy American Deal. Thanks Stevie!



NB Tory Gal said...

I like this post... you cover a lot of ground... excellent.

Bec said...

Heehaw! Let's have only positive, upbeat coverage on the Vancouver Olympics at BT blogs.

As a Calgarian, I have been deeply troubled by what has appeared to be a constant negative thread coming from some BC'ers. In contrast,in 1988, Albertans we were all so engaged and collectively, on board.

Taking pride in these games,the athletes, Vancouver and our nation is not a difficult thing to do so let's unite and get it done!

CanadianSense said...

I hope the men can keep up with the women in bringing home the medals!

My daughter has fun the other night (only girl) at her outdoor hockey game razzing the boys about Canada's Team.

I started it, by reminding them it was the Womens Team who brought home gold last time!

Pride and love of country is a natural thing and some unhappy malcontents within the political fringes don't share our values about Canada. Who cares, they will always remain unhappy about "x" "y" and "z".

My cup is always half full, never half empty.

We as loyal Canadians can remain engaged in our democracy without distorting the truth, terrorizing seniors and children in a disagreement with policy or government.

Unlike the Chretien Liberals reign of Pepper Spray, strip searches, detainment or under PET Liberals, suspended our democracy to invoke the War Measures Act and made 60 arrests but rounded up over 450 Canadians, this government should protect those unhappy fringes to excercise their democratic rights of freedom of assembly.

Jen said...

Take a look from the NP:

Patrick Ross said...

I was actually disappointed to see Betty Fox not involved with the lighting of the cauldron in the stadium.

Fortunately, however, there was a Terry Fox connection via Rick Hansen.