27 Feb

Canada Having Record Showing At Olympics

Posted in News, Promotional Products on 27.02.10 by John Meloche

We can't lie. We are loving this right now! Here at Synergy Marketing Consultants, we have a lot of proud Canadians who are extra excited about the fact that Canada currently leads all countries with the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Securing more medals today was short track speed skater Charles Hamelin who took the gold in his 500 metre race as well as Cheryl Bernard who was just edged out by Sweden's Annette Norberg for the gold medal in the women's curling final. Canada's Kevin Martin is expected to take the gold in men's curling as he battles it out with Norway's Thomas Ulsrud this weekend.

As well, with the women's hockey team fresh off of their controversial celebration of their gold medal finish a couple of days ago (is anyone really surprised that Canadians drink beer when celebrating?), the men's hockey team has secured their spot in the gold medal game against the United States on Sunday. Earlier this evening, Team Canada eked out a 3-2 win against Slovakia.

With a 3-0 lead going into the third period, the Canadians appeared to have had the game wrapped up until the closing minutes of the game saw a Slovakian barrage of shots on net resulting in two late goals. Hanging on to secure the win, Canada will play for the gold medal for the first time since winning it back in 2002.

In fact, the stage has been set for the ultimate sequel to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. On American soil, both the men's and women's hockey teams defeated their American counterparts to take home the gold medals. With the women already repeating this feat on their home soil, the entire nation of Canada is eagerly anticipating the men's team to follow suit.

Of course, many Canadian hockey fans are still feeling the sting of their team's 5-3 loss to the U.S. in the opening round robin games of the tournament. Needless to say, revenge is on their minds.

Team Canada player Ryan Getzlaf had this to say after the game: “Obviously, we took a different route than the U.S. to get there. But the bottom line is, we're both there and we're both excited to be there.”

Guaranteed more medals as a result of both the men's curling and hockey finals, Canada is poised to experience its greatest medal haul ever at the Winter Olympics. Finishing with 24 at the Games in Turin, Italy in 2006, Canada currently sits at 21 medals.

The nation's current count of 10 gold medals, which could easily jump to 12 by the end of the weekend, is already a Winter Olympics record for Canada. The previous record of seven was set in both the Turin Games as well as the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

Along with the rest of Canada, the Synergy team will be cheering on the Canadian men in this final weekend of the Winter Olympic Games. Bring home the gold boys!

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