Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Friday, February 26, 2010

Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team

The IOC is going to investigate. Team Hockey has appoligized. The press is covering it like a scandal. What horrors!! There's a chance that they could ban the team from the Closing Ceremony or force them out of the Olympic Village. In the past Olympians were caught with steroids, political boycotts, cheating and judging scandals without all this hullabaloo. But a few puffs of a cigar and swigs or beer and champagne as celebration for a hard won Gold medal in their country's national sport on the ice where they could take it all in - is the latest scandal.
Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, said that drinking in public was "not what we want to see" from athletes at an Olympic venue.

I've known many Canadians in my lifetime and in terms of the actual celebration, it's not exactly something uncommon in Canada and was a pretty mild celebration. No investigations was begun when Jon Montgomery won a gold medal for Canada in skeleton, and then he was photographed walking through the streets of Whistler guzzling from a pitcher of beer that he gripped with two hands.

But OF COURSE there is ONE big difference!! They are women! Quelle Horreur!! They should have been sipping tea with white gloves on and dainty dresses. What will the children think??!!

Congrats, girls!! Have a cool one on me! You earned it and deserve it!

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