The Winter Olympics are just about over, and the final medal tally is in. Canada won a record 24 medals. To put that number in context, it’s 1 less than the United States, and 5 less than Germany. No other country got more. What’s more, even with that Third Place in total medals, there were 11 fourth place finishes (often a hair-width away from a bronze) and 7 fifth places. With the next Winter Olympics taking place right here in Vancouver, you couldn’t have a better record or attitude coming into it. The only sore point: That medal count of 24 is just 1 shy of not only the US, but the goal that was set prior to Turin. Ironically, it would have been 25 if it hadn’t been for the poor performance in the one sport that Canada is defined by: Men’s Hockey. No matter, the Women’s Hockey team did spectacularly, as did Canada’s Women Athletes in general. In any case, congratulations to all of Team Canada!