Canadian Hockey Celebration Sparks Controversy
February 26, 2010
Canada (ChattahBox) – After a huge win for the Canadian women’s hockey team things got a little rowdy on the ice. But did they go too far, or were they celebrating the way anyone would?
The women partied into the night after their win, drinking champagne and beer, and smoking cigars.
Photos were taken, fun was had, and they soaked in their victory that won them a gold medal.
But the International Olympic Committee, stating that a party, while in uniform and on the ice, was inappropriate and possibly enough for disciplinary measures to be taken.
In addition, one of the teammates, Marie-Philip Poulin, is a year under the legal drinking age for British Columbia, where the party took place.
Team Canada released the following statement:
”The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone. In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn’t have. The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.”
The IOC is looking into the matter.