Should women hockey players apologize for smoking and drinking on ice?
Fri, February 26, 2010


VANCOUVER -- Hockey Canada apologized Thursday for a boozy impromptu party the Olympic women's hockey team threw for itself on the Canada Hockey Place ice after winning the gold medal.

Canadian players, still wearing their uniforms and with gold medals draped around their necks, celebrated their victory by drinking champagne and beer at centre ice following a 2-0 win over the United States.

The International Olympic Committee said it will investigate the celebration, which included drinking by one of Canada's underage players.

In a statement released late Thursday, Hockey Canada apologized.

Do you think it was necessary for Hockey Canada to apologize for the players? Have your say in our forum.

IOC chides golden girls


This comment is FULLY MODERATED.


There's an almost endless supply of pornography available on the internet and that's treated as acceptable by most of society.

This celebration is harmless compared to that.
gordholio, 2010-02-26 13:06:27

Team Canada does not have to apologize for their post game celebration. The venue had emptied after the game and the players were on their own time. The IOC must have bigger fish to fry like looking for illegal use of drugs by the athletes or how about score fixing by judges.Or bribes taken by some IOC members to buy votes to aid some countries in attempting to secure support for future Olympic sites.What will they complain about next, maybe they will want to secure the film footage of the celebrations and parties that occur during the games. How far will they want to push this. Is BIG BROTHER watching will they put cameras in the bars,restaurants,how about cameras in the athletes village so that they can seek out activities unbecoming of athletes or maybe non athletes will be next to be invesigated by the IOC.Some members of the media have slammed the Vancouver Olympics for various things and this latest complaint is sour grapes and some media person is looking for a story and he got one by filming these player in what is a harmless impromptu gold medal celebration. These players are good role models for the sport of hockey and maybe the IOC prudes should take a long look at the amount of time that our Canadian female hockey spend in promoting their sport, The IOC should look at their own house and maybe they should clean up their own organization before they try to tarnish the reputation of our Womens Hockey team. achiements

Jim neilson, 2010-02-26 13:03:58

Appologise for what, winning the Gold metal? Hockey Canada apologized for the WINNINGEST (sorry) Team. Shame on you!!

After all the work the ladies should celebrate. Canada should celebrate. The COC and IOC should mind their own business and let the team celebrate where ever they please.

Congratulations Ladies. Great job!!!!
proud, 2010-02-26 13:02:18

Considering all the perks and under the table deals IOC members have been accused of over the years, they should be the last ones to complain. Time for them to grow up and join the new century. What a buch of tired old men & women. Good thing they don't run a country or flogging would still be around
Brad K, 2010-02-26 12:54:39

OK the drinking wasnt a great idea but the cigars - totally inappropriate
chris davis, 2010-02-26 12:52:21

If the Americans had won and done something like this, we'd all be screaming blue murder.

But I guess since it's "our girls", it's fine.
Sanity, 2010-02-26 12:51:33

Souvenir Pictures being taken? Lying on the ice? A few beers? Girls just wanna have fun. The irresponsible PRESS CORPS made it public; no one else is to blame.

Latham, 2010-02-26 12:51:14

What a joke. Was it mentioned that it was an American journalist that first published this story? Let the U.S. have their sour grapes...we're drinking beer with our gold medals!
Polbear, 2010-02-26 12:50:40

How disappointing for me and my 12 and 10 year olds who think it is disgusting! I don't care what the others do I expect higher standards from our Canadian girls. Not something I want my girls emulating!

Shame on you!
ntaylor, 2010-02-26 12:48:26

Apologize? No. If everyone involved with the Canadian Olympic Committee does not stand behind these women 100% then it's time to look for some new COC members!!!
Mike, 2010-02-26 12:46:48

<< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Next >>