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IOC to investigate Canadian women's hockey team for celebration

By Chris Chase
The International Olympic Committee will investigate the actions of Canadian women's hockey players who celebrated their gold medal victory Thursday night by swigging beer and smoking cigars on the ice in Vancouver.
A number of players, including 18-year-old superstar Marie-Philip Poulin, were drinking alcohol on the ice following the team's 2-0 defeat of the United States. (The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19.) Players lingered for more than 70 minutes after the awards ceremony reveling in the arena, which was empty except for media and arena staff. (Click here to view a slideshow of the celebration.)
Gilbert Felli, the IOC's executive director of the Olympic Games, said that drinking in public was "not what we want to see" from athletes at an Olympic venue. The organization will investigate the actions and will speak with the international hockey federation and Canadian Olympic Committee and ask them to "act accordingly."
Steve Keough, a spokesman for the Canadian Olympic Committee, told the Associated Press, “We condone celebrations. … We don’t condone actions of irresponsibility. I think Canadians understand it’s quite an emotional moment for our team. It was not our intention to go against any IOC protocols.”
To be sure, the Canadian women's hockey team should have acted with more class and been a little more discreet with its celebration. But to do something drastic like ban the team from the Closing Ceremony or force them out of the Olympic Village would be an overreaction. In past Olympics we've seen steroids, political boycotts, cheating and judging scandals. A few puffs of a cigar hardly seems to be in the same league.
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I say let'em go, they played a hell of a game .... I'm all for the us team and supported them all the way.... But when you get beat you get beat by a better team with more talent ... they deserve the chance to celebrate and I think it would have been cool for them to hang out on the ice and have a beer and a stogie. as for the under age girl that is on her she's old enough to know better and should have thought about her actions and also thought about the amount of press still in the building ....
awsome way to celebrate bad timing ... thats all ....
I may be wrong to think this way but coming from a beer drinking cigar smoker I think it's friggen cool....

froggy..

( just wonder what kind of beer it was )
( from the picture they were very cheap cigars too )
 

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I'd share a beer and a cigar with them.

Then maybe we'd wrestle:D
 

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Next they'll want to burp and fart with the best of us. What's this world coming to? Lock them up forever. Next they'll want equal rights and our 3rd national language will be French!:eek::eek::eek:
 

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I really could care less BUT I also think if an American team did something like this they would get bashed for being poor winners etc.
 

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