Ahhhh... The Olympics!
Barring the trauma of 2004's Stanley Cup
, nothing can create quite as much animosity between a cross-cultural couple as the Olympic Games - rooting for one's country, taunting each other with each win, and placing outlandish bets. What bliss!
Whether you are looking to get out of doing the dishes for the rest of February or deciding who will buy the beer and pizza for the hockey finals, it is considered safe to place your bets on speed skating, freestyle skiing, hockey, curling, bobsled, skeleton, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. If you are looking to make some safe wagers on who will win, place, or show, this article
may be of some assistance. CBC's Olympic website
also provides biographies of all of Canada's 2006 Olympians
. After all, it is best to do a bit of research before betting the farm!
Speaking of betting, below are some suggested stakes1
for the Winter Olympic Games:
It's only eight days and counting until
marital bliss is totally compromised in favour of national allegiance
baby gets a new pair of shoes!Liability Disclaimer:
In no way, shape, or form does Canadian Expatriates support gambling. This website and its contributors accept no responsibility or liability for any losses that may be incurred by using the information provided within this site. All wagers are created at your own risk. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself that the individuals that you are betting against will honour their word and carry out the terms of the bet. If you gamble trash day duty and lose, please do not contact us to take out the trash on your behalf. We will not do it. Heck, who are we kidding? We would help you move for a case of beer and a pizza.
1 All of the suggested stakes assume that Canada will win. Any other possibility is beyond the scope of our imagination and will not even be considered. However, if our American friends would like to suggest some stakes for the resident Yank, we may pass those along to him.