Monday, March 1, 2010

Olympic Wrap-up

After 17 days, the Olympic Games wrapped up last night in Vancouver. The highlight of the final day of competition was the men's gold medal ice hockey game between Team USA and Team Canada. In their first meeting at these Games, the USA defeated Canada; in the final, however, fortunes were reversed.

Canadian super-star (and Pittsburgh Penguin) Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal for Canada in overtime. This was Canada's 14th gold medal in these games - a new Olympic record for the winter games - and their 26th overall. See the final medal count to find out who came in first!

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10. Medal Count - Canada sets a record for gold, but US #1 overall

Sadly, Marie Osmond's son committed suicide by jumping from the roof of his apartment building. Michael Blosil, 18, had grappled with depressi! on and drug addiction for several years and was reportedly struggling in the weeks leading to his death.

In happier news, funny man Jim Carrey is enjoying thrilled to with his latest role. Carrey's daughter Jane gave birth to a son, Jackson, on Friday morning. New grandpa Jim made the announcement via Twitter shortly after the birth.

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