Saturday, February 27, 2010

ARC Celebrates Canada's 13th Olympic Gold Medal

ARC's Olympic 'Live Site' has 3 huge TV screens, arts and crafts, night market, pickleball, karate and square dancing demo etc. Its Olympic medal board shows Canada won 13 gold, 7 silvers and 5 bronze medals, with a total of 25 medals - a new Winter Olympic benchmark for the country.

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Canada won three golds in one day. The host country at the Vancouver Games jumped into the record books Saturday with a total of 13 gold medals - the most top-tier podium finishes by any nation in a Winter Olympics.

The three gold medals on Saturday gave Canada the record for a host nation at a Winter Games - previously 10, won by the U.S. in Salt Lake City in 2002 and by Norway in Lillehammer in 1994. Ten was also Canada's own benchmark for most golds claimed at an Olympics, summer or winter, established in Los Angeles in 1984.

Canada now shares the all-time biggest crop of gold medals for any country in a Winter Olympics with Norway in 2002 and the Soviet Union in 1976, and has a chance to outstrip it Sunday in the men's hockey final versus the United States.

Canada now finds itself leading the gold rush in Vancouver, followed by Germany with 10 and the U.S. with nine.

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