Canada hosted the 2010 winter games, and came out of it with a new record for gold medals, and only behind the U.S. and Germany in total medals, though per capita ahead of them both. If only this could be it–just the games and the national pride expressed thereof, the financial burden created thereby–instead of war and the cost paid, both financial and in lives, our people’s lives and those in Afghanistan.
Wouldn’t it be better for countries to marshal athletes and artists, singers, performers, inventions, and have competitions and prizes?
So for this moment I’m completely willing to cheer for Canada and all the athletes who put their all into it. A special shout-out to the athletes who fell and got up again, who didn’t win the medals they hoped for, but risked, tried, and will go on trying. It’s all about practise, not a moment.
And of course the mounties…