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?

The shootout has been and will always be a terrible way to end a game

And just like that the USA Men’s Hockey Team is gone from the Olympics after falling to the No. 2 seed Czech Republic in a shootout during the quarterfinal round of play. No medal, nothing to show for their trip to South Korea but whatever souvenirs they picked up along the way.  Continue reading The shootout has been and will always be a terrible way to end a game

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