...how it's only Americans who think selfishly about the Olympics:


The Canadian Olympic Committee pleaded for patience Thursday after Team Canada failed to win a medal for the sixth consecutive day.

President Mike Chambers called the shutout "a record that's been over the radio before. It's something that we sort of live with in Canada."

He said he knew people back home were frustrated, and he repeated what may soon become the team mantra: "We're a second-half team, we've always been a second-half team, because of the structure, streaming and the schedule."

With the greatest good humor I observe that sports self-centeredness isn't quite as uniquely (US of) American as some people believe.