I have kept my mouth shut about the Olympics, but maybe I can do one post now that it is all over. Finland did not get any gold medals. The last one escaped from us on the last day, when we lost the gold of ice hockey. And it’s not enough that we lost it, but we lost it to Sweden. Sure, it would have hurt to lose it to Canada or Russia, but Sweden… I did not have the stomach to watch it, as somehow I knew it would end badly. The only time I can remember that ended well was back in 1995 (den glider in!). Why is it that no matter how well the Finnish hockey team plays, they always manage to lose when they are against Sweden in the games that matter the most? Just one more question – where do they find these judges?? Shouldn’t one judging games at this level be somewhat good in what he does?
We also did not win gold in men’s curling. It would have been fun, but at least we lost to Canada. Besides, no-one ever expected them to do so well. I wish I could try curling once, as it seems quite interesting. And best of all: we won Sweden with 11-4! Oh yes! The curling team was happy about it, too – no matter how the tournament goes otherwise, as long as we win over Sweden.
I can’t say I watched the Olympics that much. The only other Finnish medal I can still remember is the first one – bronze in half pipe. And that is mostly because the winner’s home is not very far from here, so the papers have been full of him after the medal. I’ve never tried snow boarding, but I hear the half pipe he used to train in is a good one, and even that is not really a long way from here. Maybe I’ll go and take a look at the place in my upcoming vacation – just one week to go!