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.
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.