I know this post is a bit like London buses, you wait for ages for one then two come along at once. Last time I wrote about ice-hockey was in 2011, and here I am writing two posts back to back in 2014!
But only a day before this same team (although without the wondrous goalie Tuukka Rask) suffered a dispiriting defeat against our bitter old adversaries, the Swedes, and thus missing out on gold or silver. According to Selänne, the team decided in the dressing room just before going out to face the Americans, that they were going to take the bronze – no messing.
History has shown that when Finns en masse decide something, they rarely fail.
That’s Sisu for you!
Helena Halme says
Thanks Hilary, that article is interesting!
Hilary Melton-Butcher says
Hi Helena .. I'm so pleased the Finns got their bronze medal .. just excellent news – spread the success around .. as you say the Finns wanted it more and did win.
I've enjoyed what I saw of the Olympics … but Putin is another 'chap' … You will know much more about him than I do .. but I found this New Yorker article quite interesting ..
Cheers and have a coffee, or a vodka for me! Hilary