Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Canada's Olympic Glory
It's officially over and the athletes have all headed home. Today was recorded as the busiest day in the history of the Vancouver International Airport. Over 39,000 people were estimated to be departing from the airport on Monday March 1, 2010.
These Olympic games were a historic one for Canada. As host nation Canada broke records; most gold medals for a host nation and most gold medals ever in the Winter Olympic games with 14 in total.
Although the United States had the most total medals with 37, Canada's record Golds were the highlight of the games. Vancouver 2010 proved to be the games where Canada's pride burst at the seams. From coast to coast everyone was in the Olympic spirit. Some have already tweeted and posted on Facebook that they are suffering from Olympic withdrawal.
From the courageous performance of figure skater Joannie Rochette; who lost her mother days before her competition. To the overtime winning goal of Sidney Crosby for Team Canada's Hockey gold, there are many moments that will live on in the hearts of fans.
With the closing ceremonies on Sunday, Canada proved to be an excellent host nation and the torch has been passed on to Russia for 2014.
Posted by Ivy Prosper at 1:35 AM