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freightdawg BS: Olympics? (131* d) RE: BS: Olympics? 27 Feb 06

From the "That was just about as cool as it gets" dept:

In the ladies 5,000 meter speedskating race the gold and bronze both went to the Canadians. So the gold medal winner invites the bronze medal winner to stand on the highest podium and arm in arm they sing "O Canada" while their two flags are being raised along with the German (silver) flag.

Man, that brought a tear to the old 'Dawg. I love the Canadian anthem anyway.

And, on a completely unrelated subject, I thought the renditions of the anthems this time around was spot-on. Not those hideous renditions that plagued the games in Athens. These were robust, brassy and loud when they needed to be, and soft and sentimental when they needed to be. Good work to the arrangers and performers!

Too bad the winter games will be in Vancouver in four years. It will be a shame to see the Yanks outdo the Canucks on their home snow/ice.

(laughing evily as I run with my tail between my legs).


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