25 medals, 10 of them gold. Need I say more about Canada’s Olympic athletes?
Say what you want about the Olympics and the politics behind it but the winter games in Sochi is showing how far Canada has come when it comes to sport. I remember the days when the talk in Canada was about how we are not supporting our amateur athletes. Medals of any colour were once hard to get. The recurring cry is government needs to pour in more money for our athletes.
Not a lot of credit, though, is being given to corporations for stepping up to the plate. They realize who their customers are, everyday Joes and Janes like you and me. Their financial assistance have allowed these athletes to train full-time in order to be their best.
We do like to get behind our athletes but they also have to live up to their end of the deal. Sport is a 2-way street. It is part of good sportsmanship. And right now, they have done more than their share.
The fantastic effort by our athletes at the Olympic games has been worth its weight in gold. This is going to bode well for Canada’s next generation of athletes. It is why Canada’s athletes are the best in the world.