I am gutted for the Canadian men's 4x100 team. They finished in third, the scoreboard posted them as third and off then went celebrating. Hugs everywhere, carrying the Canadian flag around them and enjoying the moment.
And then it happened ...
The stupid officials did it again.
It wasn't enough that they posted results before they were sure of who finished where just a day or so ago.
They did it again, and this time their decision decimated not one but FOUR competing individuals
After reviewing the race results, they noticed that the 3rd sprinter for Canada had crossed over his lane by about 1/4 of his foot. Apparently that's the rule and we're fine with getting the DQ. We follow rules. However, what NITWIT posted the results up on the scoreboards before they officially official? Stupid, STUPID and STUPID.
You would have thought that officials, after making that mistake earlier this week, would have learned not give with one hand and take away with the other.
I am gutted! It seems to me that we have been on the bad end of a number of things, maybe more than our share? I don't know. I do feel that those on who we had set high hopes often disappointed. Then there have been those who surprised us with how well they did, coming in under the radar.
So once again, it seems we are going to finish with 18 medals, but the lowest number of gold than we've had in years. Pity, cause there seemed to be promise of more.
I look forward to the Games ending if only so my eyes can get a rest from watching TV all day. I imagine it is going to be a good time had by all. With that said, it is probably time to get myself ready for another season of Junior hockey.
It's been a slice, peeps!