We finished the 5th day of Olympics games yesterday with Canadian athletes sitting in the 4th position of overall ranking. Two Golds, two Silvers and one Bronze medal are all Canadian athletes have gained so far while they have the privilege of competing in their home country. Actually that might be the reason why the said medals have been won by them up to today. You definitely skate, snowboard and ski in a course you're familiar with much better than someone who has practiced once of twice.
Big names of Canadian champions like Patrick Chan, Clara Hughes, Jeremy Wotherspoon and Cindy Klassen have never been heard winning big medals. The other athletes have gain double digit ranking where Dutch, American and German champions win all the medals.
Canadian Hockey players have a long road to go to get a medal and have not faced a serious competitor yet. They are the big hope though.
(Photo: Mike Robertson from Canmore, Alberta won a Silver in men's snowboard cross. He was leading the race just to the last minute to the end where an American passed him and won the Gold)