Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's Hughes!

Clara Hughes medaled in the 5k long track speed skating, surely one of the dullest spectator sports ever devised.
Still, when she was announced as Canada's flag-bearer for ths Olympic opening ceremony, her sheer happiness at the selection did a lot to help melt a little of the curmudgeon in me. Her happiness today is not less enjoyable to witness.
She is unique as a multiple winner at both winter and summer Olympics. I was delighted to see her get on the podium this surely one last time.
Attago, Clara.
Mind you she is less unique in a key way - it seems our medalists come disproportionately from among the children of University professors.
I assume the Canadian Human Rights Commission will investigate this and fix it forthwith.


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