Hasn't it been awesome for the past two weeks to be able to proudly wave our flag, sing our anthem, and cheer our athletes? If you have not found something, someone, some reason to stand up and cheer through these Games, you should report immediately to your physician...
Hasn't it been wonderful to cheer for the Canadian coaches who are working hard to bring other nations up to be the best in the world? Brian Orser coaching the Korean figure skater who just leaves you breathless... Canadian coaches working with the Chinese bronze medal Curling Team, the Swiss bronze medal Curling Team, the Australian gold medal women's arials... and so many more. This IS what sport is all about -- constantly improving the game, pushing the competition, leveling the field, and how very Canadian that we do that as well! Every country, every athlete, dreams of the gold medal. There is huge pride in coming second, or third, or fifth, or wherever against the very best the world can provide, in sports that are measured in 1/100 of a second. Medal performance, or best ever personal best, or the courage to fight through the tough times when it doesn't all go well... this is the Olympic spirit and the reason the Games endure.
All the wonderful athletes, from whatever country, in whatever sport, you brought us two weeks of wonder and heart-lifting moments, you ALL made us proud. GO WORLD!
And GO CANADA! Our athletes have been nothing less than inspiring. You are, each and every one of you, our Olympic Champions.