I’ve been kind of lax with political stuff on here of late, but when it’s summer recess for Parliament, and the Olympics are on, I find it extremely hard to write about anything political or socially oriented during this time frame. Call it shallow if you like, but of course, it’s my choice whether I write something or not, and your choice if you read here or not, so I think I’m allowed .
Some things of interest for me: The Australians are so irate at how their national swim team “failed” at the Olympics, they’re holding an independent inquiry to figure out how to fix it. I put “fail” in quotations because they won a gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze at these games. Canada would be over the moon with those numbers, but not the Aussies. They dropped from 20 medals last games to 10 here, and they’re going to find out why.
In Canada, we won 2 medals (a silver and bronze) – and we’re over the moon about this since it’s the first time since 1996 we’ve won more then 1 medal in swimming. I’d like to think we could be a bit better at swimming then that.. but no independent inquiry up here for us. So, I find the 2 mindsets of the 2 nations on this specific front interesting.
The other note: I feel for the Canadian women’s soccer team with their loss to the US. I won’t go into that game – plenty online and elsewhere has been already wrote about the controversial refereeing. I just hope they can pull it together in time for the Bronze medal game against France this Thursday. It would be a tremendous accomplishment to even get a bronze for the women’s soccer program here, so I hope they can put this US game behind them and realize there is still a medal to play for.