But. The LA Times has a sensible POV in this piece: "Medals, yes, fun, no: Olympic thought police take aim at champagne-chugging Canadian women." Excerpts:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Wipe that smile off your face! The Olympic fun police are on the prowl.
It wasn't enough that International Olympic Committee Mr. Miserable-in-Chief Jacques Rogge had to sour the last games in Beijing with his dour criticism that sprinter Usain Bolt's celebratory showboating is "not the way we perceive being a champion."
This time, just as everyone was having a little fun at the Vancouver Games drenched in tragedy, it is Canada's gold medal-winning women hockey players who have had to apologize for being happy. Champagne-and-cigars happy.
Long after the joyous crowds had gone home, with only cleaners, venue staff and journalists — busily telling the story of Canada's 2-0 win over the United States — still in the building, the women went back onto their home ice at Canada Hockey Place with cold ones in their hands and had themselves a party.
Anyone with a sense of humor couldn't help but laugh at the photos of Haley Irwin and Meghan Agosta on their backs on the ice, sharing a fat cigar, or Irwin pouring champagne down the throat of Tessa Bonhomme. Goalies Charline Labonte and Kim St-Pierre posed at center ice, lying on their stomachs with a giant bottle of champagne resting just above the Olympic rings. Rebecca Johnston clowned around on the ice-resurfacing machine.
Read the whole thing. It's good to see not everyone has lost their bleeding minds. It appears the IOC has backed way down on this lil brouhaha, as well. Too bad they didn't just keep their mouths shut to begin with.