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10 Ways Canada Has Already Won The Winter Olympics

Canada has a heart of gold. And also just a lot of gold.

1. When the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion released this response to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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2. When an Olympic qualifier took one for Team Canada and gave up his spot to another teammate.

Gilmore Junio (left) gave up his spot in Sochi to Denny Morrison (right), a three-time Olympian who did not qualify in his 1,000-meter speedskating event during the trials in Calgary last month. “How Denny is skating now, I believe it’s in the best interest of the team if he races,” Junio said. "To represent Canada at the Olympics is a huge honour and privilege but I believe that as Canadians, we’re not just here to compete; we are here to win. Denny has proven to be a consistent medal threat in the distance."

And then Morrison went on to win silver!

Which really was a win for both Morrison and Junio.

RT @CanuckTennisFan: The silver medal belongs to @Denny_Morrison and @cdnhappygilmore. A selfless act that should make all Canadians proud!…

CDN Olympic Team@CDNOlympicTeam

RT @CanuckTennisFan: The silver medal belongs to @Denny_Morrison and @cdnhappygilmore. A selfless act that should make all Canadians proud!…

10:32 AM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

RT @RoseyLaRose78: Denny Morrison wins Silver for #Canada and no better way to pay respect to his teammate Junio. #WeAreWinter @CDNOlympicT…

CDN Olympic Team@CDNOlympicTeam

RT @RoseyLaRose78: Denny Morrison wins Silver for #Canada and no better way to pay respect to his teammate Junio. #WeAreWinter @CDNOlympicT…

10:32 AM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. When, shortly after his win, Morrison started a Twitter campaign to select Junio as Canada's flag bearer during the Sochi closing ceremonies.

@cdnhappygilmore for Closing Ceremonies flag bearer! This guy showing everything that is Canadian pride and Olympic Pride. #ThankYouGilmore

Denny Morrison@Denny_Morrison

@cdnhappygilmore for Closing Ceremonies flag bearer! This guy showing everything that is Canadian pride and Olympic Pride. #ThankYouGilmore

12:11 PM - 12 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. When a Canadian coach helped a Russian skier complete his Olympic race with dignity.

5. When they showed everyone up by creating an ingenious beer fridge that can only be accessed by a Canadian passport.

Canada excelling in Sochi "@Molson_Canadian: Spotted! The beer fridge in Canada Olympic House in #Sochi #wearewinter "

Brian Towne@briantowne

Canada excelling in Sochi "@Molson_Canadian: Spotted! The beer fridge in Canada Olympic House in #Sochi #wearewinter "

12:20 PM - 10 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. When Ottawa's mayor shut down some haters in the best possible way.

7. When only two of the Dufour-Lapointe sisters took medals home but all three siblings cheered for each other.

8. When, after beating his fellow countryman to get gold, Alex Bilodeau left his competitor with only kind words.

9. When Bilodeau then dedicated his Olympic gold to his brother who has cerebral palsy.

10. And when — amid all sportsmanship and thoughtfulness — Canada actually won a bunch of medals.