Girls behaving badly?

The nerve of those Olympic hockey hussies, celebrating their gold medal!

The International Olympic Committee will investigate the behaviour of the Canadian women’s hockey players who celebrated their gold medal at the Vancouver Games by drinking alcohol on the ice.

Several Canadian players returned to the ice surface at Canada Hockey Place roughly 30 minutes after their 2-0 win over the U.S. on Thursday night.
The players drank cans of beer and bottles of champagne, and smoked cigars with their gold medals draped around their necks.

Beer, champagne, cigars — sounds about right to me.  Lay off, IOC.

UPDATE:  Seriously!

(h/t Frank Frink in the comments)

18 Responses to “Girls behaving badly?”

  1. 1 Cornelius T.Zen Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Good morrow, all!
    *gasp* Most un-ladylike behavior! The IOC is just itching for an excuse to eliminate women’s hockey from the official competition. Shag the IOC!
    Yo, Hayley! Cross-check the mo-fo’s and have another beer on us!
    Go Canada! – CTZen

  2. 2 JJ Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Heehee. Yeah, seriously — no wonder everyone hates the IOC. What a bunch of toffee noses.

  3. 3 Great Aunty Bertha Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

    And a big BOOOOOOO to the AP reporter who brought it to the IOC’s attention:

    “Gilbert Felli, the IOC’s executive director of the Olympic Games, said he wasn’t aware of the celebration until informed by an Associated Press reporter.”


  4. 4 fern hill Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Screw the IOC. Those gals deserved to celebrate any damn way they wanted.

  5. 5 Kim Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    They were just doing their part to support the sponsors. They deserved it!

  6. 6 Bleatmop Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Nothing was said about Jon Montgomery, the male Canadian Olympian that started partying immediately after winning his medal with alcohol and so on. Double standards?

    Stay sexist classy IOC. Stay classy.

  7. 7 Rob F Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Another double standard is how there were calls for a mercy rule due to blowouts, but no such call when there were similar blowouts in men’s tournaments.

  8. 8 Simon Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    hi JJ…I agree with you. Those champagne and caviar guzzlers at the IOC should just shut their yappers. Our women deserve to celebrate any way they want. I also LOVE that photo. Considering that our female athletes have won 75% of the medals I would caption it as follows:
    One woman to the others: ” Hey where are the guys?”
    The other one: “I dunno, but give them four years and I’m sure they’ll catch up… 🙂

  9. 9 joe agnost Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    The pictures make me so proud to be a Canadian… awesome!

  10. 10 Janus Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    There’s a line from an old favorite movie of mine (Philadelphia Story)…

    George: I want my wife to behave herself, naturally.

    Dexter-Haven: Yes, to behave herself naturally!

    Can’t for the life of me put my finger on exactly why that line popped into my head when I heard this “news” story, but there ya go; I think in movie metaphors!

    But ye’re not supposed to drink alcohol on the ice — ye’re supposed to drink alcohol over ice! Let’s break out another bottle and show ’em how!

  11. 11 Frank Frink Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    If members of the IOC (yes, you Mr. Felli) really believe that things such as celebrating with beer are not ‘good promotion of sports values’ then I assume they will cancel all existing brewery sponsorship/advertising contracts and never again besmirch the IOC’s preferred promotion of sports values by accepting brewery sponsorship/advertising money.

    Like that’s going to happen.

  12. 12 JJ Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Celebrating with beer and cigars and a Stanley Cup full of champagne ARE sports values!

  13. 13 Niles Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    But they’re not …ladylike values, jj. The OMIC (old men in charge) are shocked…SHOCKED to find women acting like saloon wastrels. These daughters of Eve are supposed to be demurely blushing and non-masculine role usurping in public, to…reassure…’someone’ they’re not threatening?

    I’m waiting for women’s hockey to go the way of women’s Olympian volleyball etc, in that the uniforms will become more form fitting and revealing. Because that NASCAR crowd that Elvis of the Perpetual Silver says needs to be lured into watching men’s figure skating also needs to support women’s hockey to keep it on the Olympic schedule and who’s going to do that if they can’t see bouncy female curves? Sports quality? women playing their hearts and passions? pshaw!!

  14. 14 Frank Frink Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Brad Cran, decides that “In this case a picture is better than a poem.”

  15. 15 Alison S Friday, February 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The IOC should get a life already! The gals deserve to have a little fun and have a golden celebration. And to that AP reporter – nobody likes a tattle tale, he or she must have been a real treasure in grade school.

  16. 16 Canajun Friday, February 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Wickenheiser got it right when she sad “Get real” or words to that effect in response. The IOC can get stuffed IMO. I wish I had been there to celebrate with them. I would even have supplied the cigars!

  17. 17 JJ Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    FF – Thanks for the link! I updated my post to include it.

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