The winter Olympics in the swelter of Australian summer is always a bit strange. I haven't really been watching, I just catch up in the online media. So I loved this headline in the Brisbane Times this morning:
Who would have known that the Aussies got the intense rivalry between Canada and the US.
Well it is hard to be cross with a team that refers to their last victory over Canada as "the miracle on ice", and was celebrating the last time they won in 1960 by wearing a jersey that was nearly the same. I am sure the home crowd was gutted, and will be out in force to urge their team on to the finals, Russia willing.
Hockey, it is so much more than a sport in Canada, trust me.