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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Latest Column's Up! Olympics are Done!

This week's offering is all about Blood and Guts:

"So I’ve been thinking recently about the use of gore and how it’s used in films. How can I enjoy movies like Sin City and Kill Bill, where people are killed in incredibly violent and bloody ways, but I sill get squeamish when I watch the latest episode of CSI and I’m presented with yet another incredibly graphic autopsy scene? More than that, how have I changed over these years? How have I grown away from being that 10-year old who was traumatized by RoboCop?"

As always, here's where you read it all!

Well, the 2006 Winter Olympics are done. Canada had its most impressive Olympics ever, winning 24 medals and coming in third overall.

Of course, the true star of the Canadian team was speed skater Cindy Klassen, who won 5 medals! (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) This officially makes her the Canadian who was won the most medals at one Olympics. And, when you throw in her lone bronze from the 2002 Winter Olympics, she is now officially the most decorated Canadian Olympic athelete ever!

We were still one shy of our promised 25 medals. See, the Canadian Olympic Committee set a goal of a minimum of 25 medals and placing in the top 3 for these Olympics. I think we did pretty well, though.

The whole promise of 25 medals comes from a Canadian Olympic Committee program called "Own the Podium." The goal of "Own the Podium" is to win 35 medals at, and therefore dominate, the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. Torino was our dry run.

And you know? In 4 years, we just may pull it off. See you in Vancouver!

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