Every four years there seems to be debate about the relevance of women’s hockey at the winter Olympics.
Some say, “Why bother? It’s always Canada and the U.S.A. in the final.”
Women’s hockey holds a rightful place at the games, there should be no debate. Women’s hockey is one of the most interesting events to watch at the games. The television numbers in Canada are huge.
Canada is the four-time gold medal champion, but in 2006 it was Sweden that jumped ahead of the U.S.A. and claimed the silver medal. Switzerland and Sweden have claimed bronze medals in the last two Olympiads.
Other countries have work to do to get to the level of the USA and Canada. However, let them keep trying, and let the best women’s hockey players from Canada and the United States battle for an Olympic medal.
It may be predictable, but it never gets old.