Why Canadians Take the Winter Olympics So Seriously

As much as Canadians have been thrilled by the Sochi Olympic Games, people in much of the rest of the world just yawned.
You can't really blame them. To hundreds of millions, ice is just something they put in their drinks to beat the heat.
That leaves the Winter Games playing a distant second fiddle to what are considered the real Olympics, the ones that take place in the summer.