And the old white guys who want to spoil their fun.
Seems the old boys who run the International Olympic Committee have their underwear on backwards because the Canadian women’s hockey team celebrated their gold medals on the ice. With beer (Molson, of course), champagne, and cigars!
“It is not what we want to see. I don’t think it’s a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that’s one thing, but not in public. We will investigate what happened.” (Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director)
And now a word from Steve Keough, spokesman for the Canadian Olympic Committee.
“In terms of the actual celebration, it’s not exactly something uncommon in Canada.”
Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated has a first-hand account and the pictures here.
It’s not exactly uncommon, and it’s not exactly debauchery. It’s celebrating the realization of a dream.
Note to Gilbert Felli: next time, grab a Molson, rev up the Zamboni, and take those girls for a victory lap.