The Olympic motto, "Higher, Faster, Stronger" could apply to spectators as well as athletes.
When it comes to Canadians watching Winter Games action taking place on the other side of the world in Sochi, Russia, the words do have a different meaning.
Despite the time difference putting Sunday's gold medal men's hockey final on TV at an ungodly hour, some fans want to be able to imbibe something stronger than coffee so they can get higher watching the possible rematch of the 2010 Canada-U.S. Vancouver classic. And faster? Well, that depends on how quick the servers are in replacing those beer jugs.
But in much of the country, they won't get the chance. While bars and other establishments that serve alcohol are opening for the early-morning game, the taps will remain shut. More coffee, folks?
Toronto city council on Thursday passed a motion to extend bar hours, allowing them to start serving drinks at 7 a.m. for the final events of the Games this weekend, the Globe and Mail reported.Read More »from Don’t expect alcohol at bars for Olympic hockey finals, unless you’re in Toronto, Halifax