Canada Women's Hockey Team Celebrating Infractions
February 26, 2010 9:00am CST
When I woke up this morning, I was just informed by my assistant that the Canada Women's Hockey team had gotten in trouble for smoking cigars and drinking on the ice in Vancouver. I agree that it was bad form to have alcohol or cigars both of which are addictive substances on public display on Olympic ice which is where I assume the infractions took place. I also further agree that it's not a good idea to promote underage drinking. One of the hockey players was 18 and the legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19. However, I hope the IOC doesn't get too extreme and decide to take away their medals or something. Even though that would mean that America wins the gold this fan doesn't want it that way, and I'm sure neither do the American women. While they displayed bad sportsmanship, I don't think (as I said) it's severe enough to warrant the forfeiture of medals. No one did anything when the Chinese had underage athletes competing in the games. This is much less of a big deal (to me anyway) than that. What do you think?