The end of a successful Olympics

The Olympics are finally over. For some, it is a happy time, as they get to return to regular programming. For others, like myself, it’s a bit sad. This was the first Winter Olympics that I paid attention to in full. It started off pretty badly. The opening ceremonies were unorganized, and the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili brought a grim atmosphere over the games.

As a Canadian, I was hopeful for these games. We had some of the most promising athletes and $66 million of taxpayer money put into the events, so it was pretty disappointing to see athlete after athlete not live up to expectations. Even in hindsight now, the men’s downhill team didn’t do anything worth mentioning, and the men’s speed skating team didn’t do as well as were expected. Of course, in the final week, the Canadian athletes rose up and showed what they were made of. They have 14 gold medals to show for it.

Was the $66 million worth it? After seeing all the memories, the athletes, and that final goal, I have to say… well, no. I’m still unemployed and not in school, the least they could do is give me some more so I can at least graduate.

Anyways, it was great while it lasted.

~ by The Slurpee Man on March 1, 2010.

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