About 30 minutes after fans had left Canada place following the conclusion of the women's gold medal hockey match between Canada and the USA, members of Team Canada were invited back out to center ice for some celebratory pictures.
What followed has got the chiefs at the International Olympic Committee up in arms.
Underage girls drinking beer, teammates necking bottles of champagne, players taking turns riding around on the Zamboni, women puffing on fat cigars.
Canada’s women hockey players celebrated for more than 70 minutes after the awards ceremony reveling in the arena.
An IOC spokesman told media that drinking in public was “not what we want to see” from athletes at an Olympic venue, adding that the organization will investigate the actions and will speak with the international hockey federation and Canadian Olympic Committee and ask them to “act accordingly.”
A spokesman for the Canadian Olympic Committee, told the Associated Press that “We condone celebrations…We don’t condone actions of irresponsibility.”
Take a look at the pictures yourself and make up your own minds. Was this just harmless fun after the biggest victory of their lives, or do they need to take responsibility for their actions and say sorry?