On Tuesday Canada played Russia in the quarter-finals of the Olympic hockey tournament in Vancouver. As is common with major hockey games the Calgary Herald sent me to a local pub
to get some fan photos to run in the next day’s paper. The writer was looking for something different from the usual ‘Go Canada Go hockey fans’ and so found a pub where she knew some Russian fans would be watching the game.
As a result I watched the now famous Canadian victory through Russian eyes.
In the end Canada skated away with a 7-3 thrashing. The Russian fans, who had brought a dose of much needed colour to the pub, were left dejected and wondering where it had all gone wrong.
Images ©2010 Stuart Gradon/Calgary Herald