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Day 15 and another 4 medals for Canada, 2 Gold, a Silver and a Bronze

Canada’s Olympians may not have owned the podium, but they are now leading in terms of most Gold Medals at the Vancouver Olympic Games. Canada’s men’s short track speed skating team finally ended their medal drought, they secured two Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal to put Canada third in the medal race and first in terms of most Gold Medals. Charles Hamelin picked up the men’s short track Gold Medal, finishing first in the 500 metre skate. His teammate François-Louis Tremblay earned the Bronze Medal in the same 500 metre event. Then less than an hour later in the men’s 5000 metre relay . Charles Hamelin and François-Louis Tremblay along with teammates François Hamelin, Olivier Jean and Guillaume Bastille, again reached for the top of the podium, winning the Gold Medal in t...

Day 14 of The Vancouver Olympics and Canada’s women win third straight hockey Gold Meda

Another Gold medal for Canada’s women’s ice hockey team, they defeated a very tough USA women’s team 2 to 0, to take their third straight Olympic Gold medal. What made this Gold Medal sweeter was to take this one on home ice in front of not only a hometown crowd and the Prime Minister, but the greatest player who ever played the game who was seated next to Stephen Harper, Wayne Gretzky. While it was widely publicized that the team had spent weeks leading up to the Vancouver Olympic Games playing practice games against boys midget hockey teams . Thanks to an innovative strategy by Alberta Minor Hockey League, the boys teams’ games against the Canadian women even counted in the league standings, giving these teenagers more motivation for pushing the women’s team to improve. What ...

Day 13 Of the Vancouver Games Brings Canada’s Best Bronze Medal

Canada has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at these Vancouver Olympic Games, but the sweetest medal came in the form of a Bronze. Clara Hughes took Bronze in the women’s 5000 metre long track speed skating today, what makes it sweet is this medal is the sixth of her career, putting her in a tie with Klassen as Canada’s most decorated Olympian. The other title that Hughes holds is that she is the only  athlete in history to win multiple medals in Winter and Summer Olympics games. This was her last ice race and she was happy to earned a spot on the podium. Canada has won Gold and Silver in Women’s bobsledding. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse dominated the Whistler sliding track and took the gold and Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown picked up the silver medal in the Canada 2 ...

Day 12 of the Vancouver Games Brings another Gold and another first for Canada

While most of Canada is watching the qualifying hockey game between Canada and Germany in Ice Hockey, Canada has already gained another gold medal and another Olympic first. Canada’s women skiers have won the Gold Medal in women’s Ski Cross. Canadian racer Ashleigh McIvor has won the Olympic gold medal in ski cross at Cypress Mountain. This is the first time Ski Cross has been an Olympic event and Ashleigh McIvor has taken gold. Canada may not be owning the podium in these Olympic games as they were promoted to be doing, but they have made many firsts. The first Gold by Canada at a Canadian Olympics, the youngest and first North American team to win Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medal and now the First ever to win women’s Ski Cross at the Olympic games. Team Canada is not the only number one  t...

Day 11 of the Vancouver Olympics Brings Another Gold Medal

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won the gold medal in Ice Dancing. Not only have they won another Gold Medal for Canada, they made Olympic history, they are the first North American team to win the Olympic Ice Dancing Championship. They went into tonight’s Free Skate with a 2.6 point lead, but there are their American training partners and a strong Russian team that were expected to give them them a good run. While I am not a fan of cross country skiing, I read today that Canadian Bill McKeever will make Olympic history by being the first winter athlete ever named to both Olympic and Paralympic teams. McKeever has only 10 % vision and that is not a challenge for him in competing with fully sighted skiers in the 50km race. His ability to compete with his vision impairment may even he...

Day 10 of the Vancouver Olympics was nicknamed Super Sunday

Today was being promoted as Super Sunday It was Super for athletes in other sports, but not for Canada’s hockey team.  Canada vs USA was the big hype of the day, all of the TV commentators were predicting a win by Canada and the advance to the semi finals, but someone forgot to tell the team USA, who beat Team Canada 5 to 3.  Canada now has an extra game to play on Tuesday against Germany.   One positive hockey story was that the Canadian soldiers trounced the American soldiers 16 to 2 at what was called Hockey Night in Kandahar. The good news of the day was that Canada’s Kristina Groves won her second medal of these Vancouver Olympic Games, capturing silver in the ladies 1,500 metres long track speed skating race. She won bronze in the 3,000-metre race earlier in the week and narrowly mis...

Olympics day 9 and we still do not own the podium

Long before the opening of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, millions of dollars were spent by the Canadian government and private companies to have Canadian medal wins top any others at these Olympic games on Canadian soil. Canada did not capture any medals on day 9, there are still several days left to compete and show the world that Canada has world class athletes. Besides hockey, there are events that Canadian athletes are expected to win medals. Even with no medals being won by Canadians today, Vancouver and Whistler are still buzzing with excitement by the competitions. While the reception is closed for the weekend at Telsec, our Toronto office space is not closed. When you open an office space Toronto at Telsec, you have 24 hour access to your office. Yes, even if you want to come i...

Vancouver Olympics day 8 and finally Canadian Gold in Whistler

Canada has won Gold in Vancouver, 2 Gold Medals on Cypress Mountain and now Canada has finally won Gold in Whistler. Tonight Canada’s Jon Montgomery took gold in men’s skeleton at the Whistler sliding centre. This means that Canada has now Captured Gold at all three venue locations. Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are  just over one point back from first-place Russians Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin after the compulsory dance. The ice dance competition continues Sunday with the original dance and wrap up Monday with the free dance, Virtue and Moir are expected to make the podium. The non Olympic sport story of the day was that Tiger Woods publicly apologized for repeatedly cheating on his wife. He did say that while he intends to return to professional golf, he did not ...

Day 7 of the Olympics and Canada Captures More Gold.

So far the Canadian men’s speed skaters have not been able to reach the podium, but the Canadian women have.  Today Christine Nesbitt captured Gold in the women’s 1000m speed skating and Kristina Groves captured Bronze in the women’s 3000m. Neither of these medal wins should not overshadow the 5th place finish in the women’s 3000m by Clara Hughes who took gold in the women’s 5000m at the 2006 games in Turin.  With the 5000m race still to come, Clara Hughes could still be standing on the podium for Canada once again. Meanwhile, most of the country is still focused on Canada’s Mens Ice Hockey team and their 3 to 2 shootout win tonight over Switzerland. A close game like this will definitely be a wake up call to Team Canada, as some of the harder teams are yet to be faced. For the most part C...

Day 6 of the Vancouver Olympic Games.

Another silver metal for Canada, what a birthday gift to give yourself. That is what Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais did tonight. The Canadian women’s hockey team once again delivered a dazzling showcase of its diverse scoring abilities. The Women’s team clobbered Sweden 13 to 1.  This was team Canada’s third straight victory of the 2010 Olympics. The other big story of the day was Lindsey Vonn winning gold in the women’s downhill sking. What makes this such a large victory is that she is the first American to win downhill gold at the Olympics. Canada’s “speed queens,” who have had extensive training at the Whistler facility had high hopes, but 6th place was the top rank for Canada. Instead of being in 6th place, why not put your business into office space Toronto at th...