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Canadians: Selfish With Beer, Generous With Skis

NPR
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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In Sochi, the Canadians have filled an entire fridge with Molson beer but it requires a Canadian passport to open. Still, this Olympic moment: The coach of Canada's cross country ski team spotted a Russian competitor struggling with a broken ski, and promptly ran out and gave him a replacement.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In Sochi, the Canadians have filled an entire fridge with Molson beer, but it's not for sharing. The fridge requires the scan of a Canadian passport to open.

Still, this Olympic moment: Yesterday, the coach of Canada's cross country ski team spotted a Russian competitor struggling to the finish line with a broken ski, and promptly ran out and gave him a replacement.

In sum, Canadians: selfish with beer, generous with skis. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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