Congratulations to Our Athletes

By Aaron Berhane March 1, 2010 Canada hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics from February 12–28. Our host city of Vancouver was filled with enthusiasm and e...

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By Aaron Berhane
March 1, 2010

Canada hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics from February 12–28. Our host city of Vancouver was filled with enthusiasm and energy, and 83 countries participated in this historical event.

To represent your country in the Olympics is not easy. Whether your country is known as a winner or loser depends entirely on you.

Being the host country has both advantages and disadvantages. Of course, the benefits will always prevail. The food, weather, language and, above all, the cheering of Canadians make you feel comfortable. Naturally, if the athletes interpret the cheering of the people as positive energy, they tend to score one victory after the other. In the end, no one can stop them from winning gold or silver medals.

On the other hand, being a host country has its downfalls. When the competition takes place on your soil, everyone has high expectations of you, and this adds to your burden. You might feel pressured by the cheering of Canadians if you interpret it negatively. However, if you think of the cheering of your fans as positive energy, it helps you win no matter how far behind you are. Fortunately, our athletes fulfilled our expectations, and we are so proud of them.

They won a total of 25 medals in the 2010 Winter Olympic. Thirteen of those were gold medals, which made Canada rank number one and third in the total sum of medals won. However, it is still number one, based on the per capita of its population. Germany, with a population of 80 million, earned 29 medals. The United States, which has 300 million people, won 36 medals. Yet, Canada, with a population of only 32 million people, collected 25 gold medals.

Therefore, we can proudly declare that Canada was number one in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

On this occasion, we would like to congratulate our 13 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medalists.

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