I read "Canada win thrilling final gold of Winter Olympics" in the BBC News. Earlier today, Canada beat the US in the gold medal game for men's hockey. After the US beat Canada in their round robin match 5-3, Canada was not going to let this one get by them. For Canada who last won a men's hockey gold medal game came in 2002, this one was really special because not only was it in Canada, but their Canadian team won it. Canada got out to a fast start heading into the third period with a 2-0 lead. With only 24 seconds left in the game, Zach Parise of the US tied the game up to send it into extra time. With 10 minutes passed in overtime, Sidney Crosby, Canada's most high-profile player won the game to give Canada its 14th gold medal of the Games, a record, and fittingly the milestone medal was the one many Canadians courted over all others.
This matters to the sporting world because the Olympic games is the highest level that teams can compete at in their sport. Receiving a medal at the Olympic games is a great honor but also a huge accomplishment for the countries involved. Countries almost view the Olympics as a who's who in world dominance, and not just pertaining to sports. This matters to Canada because hockey is the only "real" sport that they have and embrace as an entire country.
I watched the game and Canada skated with more purpose than the US did. Honestly, there was no way they were going to let us beat them twice in a row at home. Our keeper, Miller, was incredible and received the Men's Hockey Overall MVP award and he deserved it!