Is Canada even good at hockey anymore?

After a shootout loss the USA women in the gold medal game on Wednesday night, hockey fans woke up this morning to the stunning news that the Canadian men had fallen in the semifinal round to Germany, 4-3, meaning Canada will go without an Olympic gold medal in hockey for the first time since 1998. Continue reading Is Canada even good at hockey anymore?

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HOT SPROTS DEBATE: Is it better to lose and “earn” a silver medal, or win to take home bronze?

Team sports at the Olympics are a weird thing when it comes to the medal round. If you win your respective sport you take home a gold medal you are proud of and will always cherish and remember. But if you lose in that gold medal game it’s heartbreak and for some, shame. Continue reading HOT SPROTS DEBATE: Is it better to lose and “earn” a silver medal, or win to take home bronze?

This ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ ban is a load of crap

With Russia “banned” from the Olympics the folks International Olympic Committee did the compassionate thing and allowed some athletes from Russia to compete at the 2018 Winter Games, but with no Russia apparel of branding, instead labeling them as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.” Continue reading This ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ ban is a load of crap

ACTUAL HOT SPROTS TAKE: Events where judges determine the score/winner are NOT sports

What if you had no idea what the hell the people who determine the scores are thinking, and have no control over the points or rounds you are awarded for doing your best, and possibly better than the other competitors?

That’s the problem I have with sports like gymnastics, figure skating, and to an extent, MMA and boxing. Continue reading ACTUAL HOT SPROTS TAKE: Events where judges determine the score/winner are NOT sports