Sunday, February 28, 2010

USA vs Canada

If you have been following the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, there is a lot of bragging rights between these two teams for Men Ice Hockey later today for the Gold Medal. Loser takes Silver.

No matter who wins in this game, the United States will leave the Winter games with the most overall medals. However, Canada will have won the most Gold Medals in these games.

These two nations have so many things in common, they have competed against one another in speed-skating, bobsled, curling, luge, figure skating, alpine skiing, amongst other sports.

Professional sports leagues such as Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League have teams based from these two nations alone, so USA and Canada have a lot of competition against one another.

Now the national anthems for each nation. Let's begin with Canada.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

The United States' national anthem.

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Whoever wins the gold medal between these two teams will have their anthems played.

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