Friday, February 12, 2010
The Olympics, Canada and You!
Well the Olympics open Tonite
And here are some of my own insights.
I. Curling will be Big.
II. Expect alot of talk about Calgary '88 and names like the Jamaican Bob Sledding team
and Eddie the Eagle
who made it big by stating it was just good to be there and represent one's country.
III. Expect not to dwell too much on past Olympics but on the Games themselves. Montreal won't be mentioned too much and highlights cannot be compared to that of China expect there to be lots of Canadian culture though some don't think such a thing exists.
IV. Canada will dominate. I'm not saying that lightly nor arrogant - but as a fact. A country the 10% the size of the US - to win.
V. Expect Hockey to Be BIG. If Canada-US meet expect Ratings whether women or men. Don't discount Russia.
VI. Snowboarding will be Big - only due to Shaun White.
VII. There will be many familiar Canadian names - which people will be like, Oh, I didn't realize he or she was Canadian. Top 20 Canadians
VIII. There will be many of those tearful stories. Terry Fox
will be one of many.
IX. Canada loves its comedy. With names like Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Lorne Michaels, Howie Mandel, Martin Short .... Phil Hartman etc.
X. Canada is often seen as the 51st State. Though it is definitely not.
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