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A Familiar Ring: Day 14

So, about a half-hour after the Canadian women beat the Americans for the gold medal in hockey – and after the fans had completely emptied the arena – I’m in the pressroom downloading images. A reporter walks up casually and says to his photographer sitting next to me, “I bet you have enough photos of the Canadians celebrating, but they’re back on the ice partying.” The photographer shrugs and says something like, “Thanks, I’ll pass.”

Huh? You’re passing on a real Olympic moment not staged by NBC AKA CTV?

Doing my best Pietsch impersonation, I grabbed my gear and hustled back to the ice. Sure enough, there were about a dozen players drinking and smoking cigars on the ice. In the past few hours, it’s turned into a bit of a news story.

There were about 8-12 photographers there catching the scene, while the rest were filing images from the game. Too bad. They missed a funny party, eh.

  • Martin - February 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Did you get any of them riding on the Zamboni? NOw that would have been cool :-)

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  • Chris Detrick - February 26, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Love the layers. Nice work Sol.

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  • TLA - February 26, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Cool photos — all of them.

    A news story?

    Canadian hockey players drinking beer.

    Shocking.

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  • Chris Pietsch - February 26, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    Nice work . . . .oh and thanks for the plug, but the “padwan” surpassed the “master” a long time ago. Can’t wait to tip a few and hear more stories.

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  • andy - February 28, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Nice work! This is nice all through the scene!! Love the guy on the zamboni!

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