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 sled. This is also the first time in Olympic history that Canada has won a medal in Women’s bobsledding, so to capture both Gold and Silver is also the first time at the Vancouver games that Canada has won two medals in the same event. This Gold medal now has Canada tied with the USA and Germany with 7 Gold Medals at these games.
Jessica Gregg, Kalyna Roberge, Marianne St-Gelais and Tania Vicent took the silver medal in the women’s 3,000 metre relay. The Canadian women’s short-track relay team made it six medals in six Olympic appearances since short-track was introduced.
The other big news of the day was that the Canadian men’s ice hockey team beat the Russian team 7 to 3. This was just the second Olympic hockey meeting between the two long-time international rivals. In their last Olympic meeting Russia defeated the Canadians 2-0 in the quarter-finals of the 2006 Turin Winter Games and eliminated Canada from the tournament, so it was fitting that in this Olympic meeting, Canada eliminated the Russians.
CTV Olympics anchor Brian Williams referred to today as Women’s Wednesday, as all of the medals that Canada won today were by women athletes. There are large number of women entrepreneurs in Toronto and many chose to have Toronto executive offices at Telsec. Many of these women started their business at home and eventually moved into office space Toronto to continue the growth of their business. Not having to worry about managing an office and not having to purchase office equipment has allowed them to concentrate on building their business. Many of the Toronto women entrepreneurs who have either Toronto office space or Toronto executive office space at Telsec, have had their Telsec office space for more than 5 years, some as long as 20 years.