Part 2 of the games as the second and final week draws to a close! I have not been able to pry Mrs. BB from the television for the duration. She is a winter Olympic junkie.
Norway and Canada are neck and neck in the medal race.
Canada is going for gold. Canadians say they are really only interested in the (ice) hockey, the national sport, and maybe curling. This is a thinly veiled disguise. It is the first time in history we have won gold on home turf and all of the athletes are going for gold.
Norway has the largest total winter Olympic medal haul in history. Outstanding achievement and a more than worthy opponent: wholly understandable if you live here!. They say Norwegians are born with skis on their feet which goes some way to explaining their domination in the Alpine and Nordic events!
It can get a bit heated on the home sofa in front of the television with Mrs. BB, for reasons of the sporting variety. To be fair, we both cheer each other’s side in less-competitive situations (she cheers the Canadian hockey team, I cheer the Norwegian Nordic event competitors, and we meet at the curling).
Canada and Norway face each other in the curling men’s final. A somewhat obscure and sleepy sport has been transformed by the Norwegian team wearing Loudmouth trousers, and the Canadian curling fans behaving more like they were attending a UK soccer match!
The maths are exciting. We shall see!
Good luck to all of the Canadian and Norwegian competitors in the final days.
And good luck to your fellow countrymen Mrs. BB, but you will understand, this is one bet I do not wish to lose! Stor klem! x