Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Making History at Winter Olympics

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Making History at Winter Olympics

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Editorial Exchange: Making history at Winter Olympics

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An editorial from the Halifax Chronicle Herald, published Feb. 26:

Though it may seem odd to say, given some of Canada's high-profile Olympic disappointments over the last two weeks, Pyeongchang represented Canada's best ever Winter Games.

Yes, Canada's highly-touted men's and women's curling teams crashed out of the medals. The men's hockey team was stunned by Germany in their semifinal, but went on to defeat the Czech Republic to win bronze. And there were the inevitable crashes and disqualifications that ended Olympic victory dreams for some of our athletes.

But those setbacks only underline the depth, strength and balance of this year's Canadian team. For we still finished with 29 medals -- our best Olympics showing in history, eclipsing the 26 won in Vancouver in 2010. …

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