Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Olympics

The Olympics are here, which has brought out the naysayers. But for those who prize competition and who have not thrown off national patriotism the Olympics are an opportunity for joy & nationaly unity.

Who am I rooting for? Canada, of course, first & foremost. Some of my ancestral nations: the United Kingdom, Norway, France, Germany & Latvia. Some countries I will be rooting for, even though they're not very much winter nations are Greece (ancestry), Australia and New Zealand (the Imperial connection). I'll also be pulling for sentimental favourites Denmark (on account of what they're going through) and Liechtenstein (showing the world an appropriate balance between monarchy & democracy).

2 Comments:

Blogger DilexitPrior said...

Considering all the countries you're rooting for... you're going to have a lot of medal finishes. Someone on your side is bound to get a medal in most sports.

February 11, 2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger Daniel Cowper said...

Rooting for fair Norge always pays dividends in the winter olympics. Those 'Wegians are the master race.

February 13, 2006 12:27 PM  

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