Canada wins gold!!!!!


Mowich
#1
Alexandre Bilodeau won gold in the men's mogul event tonight. I doubt he yet realizes the impact this medal will have. Canada has never won gold on home soil prior to these Olympics. The curse is broken and we can hold our heads high.

YEE HAW!
 
countryboy
#2
I saw it! Congratulations to Alexandre...he really put on a show!
 
talloola
#3
I saw it too, awsome, history in the making.
 
Risus
#4
Congratulations to Bilodeau. Well done!!
 
Mowich
#5


This young fellow has much to be proud of and he deserves all the praise that will be granted him. Congratulations, Alexandre and thank you with all our hearts.

GO, CANADA, GO!
 
Liberalman
#6
The first gold of many to be won by Canadians
 
VanIsle
#7
I watched that too. How great is that eh? What a proud moment for Bilodeau and for Canada!
GO, CANADA, GO!
 
#juan
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Liberalman View Post

The first gold of many to be won by Canadians

There will definitely be a few more gold medals. I won't give a number but there will be more gold.
 
Starscream
#9
The final ten contenders was a real nail bitter. But it all came down to Bilodeau and he came though, right on! The first of many I hope.

CTV ran a commercial about an hour after the event, (the ones narrated by Morgan Freeman, or what sounds ALOT like him) and the narrator congradulated Canada on winning our first gold on home turf. These people really work fast.
 
Johnnny
#10
The re run is on TV he is going to win a second gold medal
 
#juan
#11
There is no official protest but the Australians are claiming that their man really won and that the judges inflated Bilodeau's score. Their man was Canadian born Begg-Smith who now competes for Australia........Nyaa nyaa..........we won, we won......
 
coldstream
#12
Bilodeau won, fair and square.. fastest time without deductions, greatest level of difficulty. The Australians can be poor losers.. but i'm glad Bilodeau won over the Australians to settle the score for a couple of upsets by Australia over Canadian favourites, especially in flatwater events, at the last Summer Olympics. And i'm just as glad it was over an expatriate Canadian.
 
VanIsle
#13
Before we get too carried away regarding complaints out of Australia, we should be more focused on what the skier has to say rather than what the media has to say. This is what our "ex-patriate" had to say:
"I think it was great that Canada won gold and the crowd was really happy with it and everybody went crazy," Begg-Smith said, in a display of graciousness. "We're out there to put on a show.

"Obviously everybody enjoyed what they saw and were really happy with the outcome of it."
 
Mowich
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Starscream View Post

The final ten contenders was a real nail bitter. But it all came down to Bilodeau and he came though, right on! The first of many I hope.

CTV ran a commercial about an hour after the event, (the ones narrated by Morgan Freeman, or what sounds ALOT like him) and the narrator congradulated Canada on winning our first gold on home turf. These people really work fast.

They do work fast. Visa had a commercial already to go that congratulated Canada on its first gold - it ran shortly after the race too.
 
Starscream
#15
They probably had those commercials pre-recorded and ready for broadcast incase we won gold. Even if those aren't pre-recorded it must take alot of talent to do that on the fly (although I doubt that Morgan Freeman, assuming it is him narrating, would be on constant standby to record).

Still, we finaly got gold and ended the drought. That's what really mattered.
 
Mowich
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Starscream View Post

They probably had those commercials pre-recorded and ready for broadcast incase we won gold. Even if those aren't pre-recorded it must take alot of talent to do that on the fly (although I doubt that Morgan Freeman, assuming it is him narrating, would be on constant standby to record).

Still, we finaly got gold and ended the drought. That's what really mattered.

Alex is a class act. Have caught a few of his interviews and he is so Canadian in that he is humble and understated. He stated yesterday that the first gold medal is no more important than the second or third. Way to go, Alex.

GO, CANADA, GO.
 
Risus
#17
Canada has just won a 2nd gold medal: M. Ricker in snowboard cross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
talloola
#18
congratulations, that's wonderful.
 
#juan
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Canada has just won a 2nd gold medal: M. Ricker in snowboard cross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes and an impressive win it was.

We should get a medal or two in Hockey. I just don't know what colour they will be. Either gold or silver I would guess.
 
#juan
#20
Btw, The men play Norway at 4:30 this afternoon.
 
Starscream
#21
Good to see Alex hasn't let all of this go to his head. A class act indeed.

M. Ricker had a great race and it paid off big time for her and this country. Gold #2!

I hope we get a pair of medals in hockey, preferably gold. I don't think we need to be concerned about our women delivering, they've been kicking ass bigtime. Our men on the other hand are under ALOT of pressure to bring the gold, and I think they'll be facing alot more of a challenge than the women.
 
#juan
#22
A Canadian lady speed skater just won another gold medal. In the same race another Canadian missed the bronze by a couple one hundredths of a second
 
L Gilbert
#23
As wifey and daughter #2 would say, "WOOT!"
 
Risus
#24
Her name was Nesbitt, and the medal was in longtrack speedskating 1000m.
 
talloola
#25
congratulations, that's wonderful.
 

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