Will you please stop with the “When will Canada win it’s first gold medal on Canadian soil” shtick? It’s only Day 2 for pete’s sake. Will you also please stop trumpeting every Canadian athlete as a “gold medal favourite” (saying they’re a “medal favourite” would suffice)? You set everyone up in the country for a letdown if they “only” win silver or bronze. You’re also putting more pressure on our athletes then there already is.
Look at Jenn Heil for instance. She was under a lot of pressure last night to perform, and did so. She just got beaten by a superb performance by her American competitor. She won the Silver; quite an accomplishment in a sport where there have been no repeat Gold medal winners from Olympics to Olympics. Yet, the CTV interviewer afterwards was doing her interview in her best morbid tone possible trying to make it out like she had lost a Gold, and asking in dismaying tones stuff like “when oh when will Canada ever win a Gold on home soil” (and credit to Heil for handling it with grace).
Here’s hoping we win a gold soon so we can put that anxiety of CTV commentators to rest.