Sports news has been dominating headlines, thanks largely to the
Olympics in Vancouver. Canadians have been keeping a close watch on the
country's athletes, analyzing results and offering opinions on every
Too many goals?
One Olympic issue arises from blowout victories in women's hockey,
where Canada won 18-0 over Slovakia, 10-1 over Switzerland and 13-1
against Sweden. The lopsided scores have provoked questions about
whether women's hockey is a legitimate Olympic sport, since the
Canadian and U.S. teams outplay other countries so consistently.
We asked whether you think blowouts are hurting the Games.
Commenter Technocrat says they are: "It is simply not credible that
only two countries have a realistic shot at the gold or silver (Canada
and U.S.), one country has a long shot (Sweden), and the other
countries have absolutely no chance at all. If they're not going to
allow women to ski jump, then they should remain consistent about it
and put a break in women's hockey until there is more parity."
Another commenter, tired of nonsense, disagrees: "I am so sick and
tired of hearing about how our women's hockey team should not be
running up the score. They have worked hard to get to where they are
and play an amazing game. Stating that they should not run up the score
is disgraceful to our women's team and an insult to other women's teams
who have made it to the Olympics."