For the first time in history, Canada is leading the gold medal count at an Olympics, and tied for first overall!
The games have only been on for four days, and many people are predicting that this may be the year Canada will win the total medal count overall! How exciting is that?
Now, if you are an international student at CultureWorks, you might be in a difficult situation during the Olympics. Who do you cheer for? You want to support your fellow countrymen, be they Brazilians, Chinese, Saudi Arabians, Egyptians, Libyans, Koreans, Syrians, Jordanians, Turkish, Venezuelans, or Vietnamese…but you’re surrounded by Canadian patriots going crazy for their snowy, icy heroes. That must be hard, am I right? Personally, I don’t see it as a hard decision. Do both! If Korea wins a medal, that’s awesome! If Canada also wins a medal, that’s extra awesome. Because you’re studying in Canada, you’ve got double the reason to watch the Olympics this year.
In order to really feel the energy of the Olympics, I highly suggest you watch the Olympics in public once in a while, rather than only at home. Of course you can see coverage at your on-campus restaurant or pub, but there is also a wide of variety of other places to go to watch the games on the big screens, with big crowds, and big energy.
If you know other places, please let me know if the comment section below. And if you really want a close up perspective of the Olympics, check out this amazing video by past British Olympian, Graham Bell. Hold on to something, it’s amazing!