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Closing Ceremony

Posted by on 28 February 2010

Today, the Winter Olympics of 2010 reached their climax.  What a day it was!!  The U.S. hockey team gave Canada a run for their money.  Down 2-0, the U.S. rallied back to tie the game up at the end of the 3rd.  However, in overtime, Canada scored the winning point and celebrated.  The U.S. team looked so dejected and sad.  The goalie, Miller, looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.  They had nothing to hang their heads in shame for.  They put up a valiant effort and Canada didn’t take the game by storm.  We’re proud of you U.S.!! 

The recaps of the events were good as some of them were almost hard to remember since they happened early.  At the Closing Ceremony, the U.S. came out in style!!  They looked great and you could tell that they were all happy to be there.  Even Miller was there with a smile on his face.  I loved how the Canadians laughed at themselves over the malfunction of the Opening Ceremony.  And how cool was that, that the girl that didn’t get to light the flame did this time. 

I’m so proud of all the American athletes.  I think we did really well and put on quite the show.  They have a reason to stand proud and I’m proud of them.  They performed well and maintained a good standard of behavior and effort.  I think some other countries should be ashamed of things that happened over there…..that includes Canadians.  Canada put on some of the best Olympics I’ve seen, but the conduct of the Canadian female hockey team was outrageous.  We had an American asked to leave because of a “lude” photo in which everyone was clothed, but having a party to celebrate.  Yet those women were on the ice drinking beer (some underage) and smoking cigars.  Pretty classless and not an equal treatment.  Then there’s the Russian skater and I’m not even going to mention his name.  He was horrible and a sore loser and should have been punished.  After all, Bolt was for his celebration at the finish line in the Summer Olympics.  Come on IOC…..fare treatment here!!  Other than a few incidents like that….and they’ll happen anyplace….it was a great show.  Loved the events and looked forward to seeing what was going to happen the next night.

Alright, with all that said, I need to do the final medal count.  There was a total of 25 countries that won medals.  They were all winners though!!  The U.S. finally beat Germany for total medal count and Canada won the Gold medal count.  There’s a good variety of countries, including a few small ones.  I always love to see the underdog on the podium!!  Here’s the final medal count as I close out my Olympics updates….

 

Overall Medal Count
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 9 15 13 37
2 Germany 10 13 7 30
3 Canada 14 7 5 26
4 Norway 9 8 6 23
5 Austria 4 6 6 16
6 Russia 3 5 7 15
7 South Korea 6 6 2 14
8 China 5 2 4 11
8 Sweden 5 2 4 11
10 France 2 3 6 11
11 Switzerland 6 0 3 9
12 Netherlands 4 1 3 8
13 Czech Republic 2 0 4 6
14 Poland 1 3 2 6
15 Italy 1 1 3 5
16 Japan 0 3 2 5
17 Finland 0 1 4 5
18 Australia 2 1 0 3
19 Belarus 1 1 1 3
19 Slovakia 1 1 1 3
21 Croatia 0 2 1 3
21 Slovenia 0 2 1 3
23 Latvia 0 2 0 2
24 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
25 Estonia 0 1 0 1
25 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1

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