The 2010 Winter Olympics are drawing to a close, and many of us Canadians have been fixated on it. I am an Olympics junkie so I have watched virtually every event, but there is a significant current underneath these games. In Canada, virtually everyone has embraced the Olympics. A country that has mostly been known for it’s beautiful scenery and polite people has unleashed a powerful patriotism. Some have argued that these games have been bigger in Canada than Expo ’67 or the Summit Series of 1972. I can’t say if that’s true, but I can say that for the generation born after those events the Olympic games will be that meaningful for us. It has been a country changing event. Despite early trepidation, anxiety, and disaster, the Games have become a touchstone moment for the entire country.
This Is Our ’72