There is no better visual representation of the chasm that lies between life's winners and losers then a medal ceremony after Canada plays the United States in an Olympic hockey final. Thursday's game had been one of ludicrous swings. Canada had it won. The U.S. tied at the end. The overtime was mayhem. The shootout had its own overtime. Then, after twenty years, the Americans were Olympic champions again.
Since they had no way to explain what happened to them here at the Winter Olympics, the Canadian women's curling rink didn't try. After being eliminated from the Games on Day 12, Rachel Homan rolled out the same talking points that would have applied had she won. "We just played a really good game," Homan said. "We gave it all we had. We never gave up." And then later: "I thought we played really well."
After Canada's nervy 1-0 quarterfinal win over Finland on Wednesday night, the goal scorer, Maxime Noreau, ran – actually ran in skates – through the mixed zone. As he passed, he yelled out, "Sorry, guys. Sorry, guys. My family's gotta get on a train." There's only one train here in Pyeongchang. It's a high-speed job that connects to Seoul. Which means Noreau's family is probably flying home. Which means they may have had some preconceived ideas about how and when this hockey parade would end.
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Selecting a term
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