Here are some of the best photos from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games, captured by the Sheaf’s photo editor Robby Davis.
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After defeating Korea 8-7 over the course of eight ends at Vancouver’s Paralympic Curling Centre on March 20, it was clear from the thousands of people who filled the venue that wheelchair curling was at home in Canada.
Canada’s Paralympic sledge hockey team came close on March 19, but Norway ultimately grabbed victory by scoring the winning goal with 3.6 seconds remaining. But if the Canadian team’s morale was crushed by their loss to Norway, a visit from prime minister Stephen Harper may have helped.
A 3-1 loss to Japan in the semi-finals on March 18 and a 2-1 defeat handed out by Norway on March 19 in the bronze medal showdown has eliminated any prospect of sledge hockey establishing itself alongside the original ice hockey ”” at least for now.
After the 1998 Nagano Olympics, the City of Saskatoon decided to name a few streets after Saskatchewan’s finest athletes in celebration of their athletic triumphs on the world stage. Canadian Paralympic sit-skier Colette Bourgonje is one of these amazing athletes.
The quadruple jump was first landed in competition in 1988 by Canada’s very own Kurt Browning. After that, if you were not landing your quad jumps in men’s figure skating, you simply were not winning medals. The fact that the quadruple jump is extremely dangerous for skaters was ignored in favour of proving oneself to the sport.
The fall of the Soviet Union marked an emphasis on individualism in Russian society that had not been there previously. While this was undoubtedly a positive development, it hasn’t produced the best results for the country in terms of hockey.
If drinking on a Sunday is considered a faux pas amongst certain circles, exceptions will have been made on Sunday Feb. 28 as Canada and the United States battled for the coveted Olympic gold in men’s hockey in Vancouver.
The final four days were expected to show Canada’s strongest showing, and Canadian athletes have instigated a golden domino effect in the dwindling days of the Olympics.
What is there to do after more than two weeks of Olympics in Vancouver? Downloading and watching a borderline sappy Olympics-themed movie is the remedy, of course. In this case, the 1993 Disney film Cool Runnings.
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