Sunday, 28 February 2010

Olympic Glory!

Canada shatters record in number of gold medals won by Olympic host country
Who knew? Canada has rocked the Vancouver Olympics in a way nobody anticipated.

The most gold medals the stated goal of the Own The Podium program. Canada is number one.

The home team won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Games. Three on Saturday brought the total to 13.
Germany, which was next with 10 after Saturday, can't catch the host country Canada.

Canada's 11th came from the men's pursuit team, the 12th in snowboarding and the 13th in men's curling to establish a record for gold medals by a host country in a Winter Olympics. The previous record was 10 by Norway (1994) and the U.S. (2002).

Canada has won more gold medals in Vancouver than in any Winter or Summer Games. Canadians picked up 10 gold at the 1984 Summer Games. The previous high was seven, in both 2002 and 2006.

Canada also tied the record for the most gold medals at a Winter Games, set by the Soviet Union in 1976 and equalled by Norway in 2002.

Vancouver Winter Olympic Games end on a note of success. We should all be very happy of this great achievement by our Athletes.


  1. Except of course in the British Press where everything was a complete and utter disaster - particularly Britain's standings!

  2. I was so relieved when your team won Hockey gold! It would have just been wrong for Canada lose.