Let's hope the men's team can follow the Women's Gold Medal Win!
I am confident the majority of Canadians who were watching, cheering on our ladies last night, will not require an APOLOGY. I DO NOT accept the double standard, how male athletes are excused for much worse behaviour on a regular basis. We can blame this on our tabloid style media for acting like bottom feeders AGAIN.
Photos Credits Win/Luke/SI
A word for the IOC, and reporters casting this as a negative incident: Please, just let Team Canada have their fun. What they did was refreshingly authentic. Don’t punish them for it.)-Luke Win SI.
UPDATE - Petti Fong
Initial reports that the International Olympic Committee was investigating the incident was downplayed by both the organization and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Mark Adams with the IOC said there is no investigation but the committee has written to the Canadian Olympic Committee asking for an explanation of what happened. Hockey Canada has apologized for the actions of the women’s team.
“In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn’t,” they said in a statement. “The team regrets that its gold-medal celebrations may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.”
COC president Michael Chambers said the women have nothing to apologize for.
“The players were very swift to express their regrets,” said Chambers Friday. “They know it was an error of judgment on their part.”
Chambers said, with a straight face, that it’s not uncommon for people to have a cold drink, including alcohol, after a hockey game.