Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Winter Olympics

The Vancouver Winter Olympics are in full swing and the Canadians got their first Gold on home soil at the weekend, so congratulations to Alexandre Bilodeau who won the men’s moguls freestyle skiing event.

The Winter Olympics and main Olympics are events with a great tradition of bringing different nationalities together. As the competition heats up, national rivalries are born, and everyone gets to see some seriously impressive feats of human achievement. For expats living in Canada, this is the perfect way to reinvigorate a sense of national pride and cheer along their home country at the events themselves or even at expat hangouts throughout the county. At the same time we are sure that these expats would also be cheering for their adopted country, with Canada ranking 1st for lifestyle in our last Expat Explorer report – Expat Experience. The Winter Olympics will also undoubtedly bring together scores of Canadian groups living across the globe, providing the chance to see a little bit of home in every broadcast and cheer along their home country.

Do any of you have Winter Olympic-related stories that you would like to share? Let us know by posting here or tweeting @expatexplorer.

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