• Hi Guest: Welcome to TRIBE, the online home of TRIBE MAGAZINE. If you'd like to post here, or reply to existing posts on TRIBE, you first have to register. Join us!

shitty deal for norwegian cross country skiier

litespeed

Well-Known TRIBEr
slap in the face!


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Co...ageid=968332188492&col=968793972154&t=TS_Home

Canadians reward Olympic good deed
Apr. 5, 2006. 12:10 PM


OSLO, Norway (CP-AP) — Bjoernar Haakensmoen's act of sportsmanship was rewarded Wednesday — with more than five tons of Canadian maple syrup.

At the Turin Olympics, the Norwegian cross-country ski coach handed Sara Renner a spare ski pole after the Canadian broke one during the Nordic ski sprint relay final. Renner went on to win a silver medal while the Norwegians finished fourth.

"It was natural for me to do it, and I think anyone should have done it," Haakensmoen told the Associated Press. "I didn't think about it. It was just a reflex ... but the response has been unbelievable."

After the Olympics, Haakensmoen became famous in Canada, and grateful fans started Project Maple Syrup. Canadians were asked to make donations or bring their own cans of maple syrup to one of 300 participating Bell Canada phone stores.

The result: 7,400 cans were purchased and sent to Norway, the Canadian embassy in Oslo said in a statement.

The 5.2 tons of maple syrup was given to Haakensmoen at a ceremony Wednesday.

"In the eyes of Canadians, we took a silver medal, but Norway has won gold for sportsmanship," Geoff Snow, of Waterford, Ont., wrote in an e-mail to the Oslo newspaper Aftenposten.

Haakensmoen said he was stunned by the response.

"When you get this kind of response it is, well, just enormous," said Haakensmoen, who recently stepped down as sports director for the Norwegian skiers.

Norway and Canada agreed to waive any import duties, which might have made the tons of syrup too expensive for Haakensmoen to accept.

Maple syrup is little known in Norway, and the 37-year-old Haakensmoen said he recently tasted it for the first time.

"It's sweet, and a little unusual," he said. "We might have it from time to time, but not five times a day."

Even the Norwegian ambassador in Ottawa thought it was a great idea to send the pancake topper to his country.

"It is not a common product in Norway ... perhaps it's the best thing you can send to Norwegians," Tor Naess said.

Naess received more than 400 e-mails from Canadians expressing their thanks for the ski pole.

"I am surprised, for a Norwegian it was quite natural to hand over the pole, like we did there," Naess said. "What is surprising is that we have so much positive reaction on the Canadian side."
 
Cannabis Seed Wedding Bands

seeker

TRIBE Member
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaple syrup! i'll bet they've got lots of popsicle sticks and snow in Norway. he's in for a gluttonous good time.
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

m0ff

TRIBE Member
I've met with the Norwegian ambassador a couple times. (I represented Norway at the Model UN here in Ottawa last year) Picture a taller, lankier, more diplomatic version of Mats Sundin. (Yes, I know Mats isn't Norwegian...but that's seriously who this guy looks like)
 

Dr Funk MD

TRIBE Promoter
In a year when there's still 5.1 tons of maple syrup left and it's starting to turn rancid we'll all be filing this under "Sounded like a good idea at the time."
 

derek

TRIBE Member
ev said:
5 tonnes of maple fucking syrup!

give the man some fucking cash or something... or a car!

maple syrup is gold in norway. hell they even waived the import fees which would have made it too expensive. he could start an underground trade and make millions once they become addicted the canadian golden elxir.

would giving him a gm product be any less of a slap in the face. :D
 

nikki.classics

TRIBE Member
ev said:
"It's sweet, and a little unusual," he said. "We might have it from time to time, but not five times a day."
slap in the face indeed, buddy doesn't even really like the stuff and they give him five tons of it!
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

Krzysiu

TRIBE Member
I'll tell you one thing... the swedes would have given her the pole and not made a big hubbub about getting some maple syrup afterwards... those norwegians and their mediawhoring!!
 

D1Willow

TRIBE Member
It says he stepped down, OR was he forced out after elimanating his own skiier from the podium? ( finished fourth, without the Canadian medaling, would have won bronze?) I can see how that's a slap in the face if that's the case.
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

Poot

TRIBE Member
Evan hates maple syrup, and everything Canadian.

Also, I understand that he despises both pancakes AND waffles.
 

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
sell each can of maple syrup at 3$ CAD and he would make 22 200$

quark.jpg

profit profit profit



[jai]
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
The 5.2 tons of maple syrup was given to Haakensmoen at a ceremony Wednesday.


note to the Norwegians... Although you will grow tired of the maple syrup on pancakes please try another favorite usage of our nationaly sugar. Poor it all over your lover and enjoy!!
 

marcinm

TRIBE Member
Dr Funk MD said:
In a year when there's still 5.1 tons of maple syrup left and it's starting to turn rancid we'll all be filing this under "Sounded like a good idea at the time."

he'll obviously sell it or give it away.. at $1 a litre, that's 5.4 million dollars.. tards!
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders

OutcastTO

TRIBE Member
m0ff said:
I've met with the Norwegian ambassador a couple times. (I represented Norway at the Model UN here in Ottawa last year) Picture a taller, lankier, more diplomatic version of Mats Sundin. (Yes, I know Mats isn't Norwegian...but that's seriously who this guy looks like)


Sundin is 6'5...are you sure this guy is taller?
 

glych t.anomaly

TRIBE Member
marcinm said:
he'll obviously sell it or give it away.. at $1 a litre, that's 5.4 million dollars.. tards!


1 litre = 1 kilogram in weght



1 metric ton = 1000 kg

5 tons = roughly 5000 litres, thats 5000$ at 1$ a litre, your math is fucked.


[jai]
 
tribe cannabis accessories silver grinders
Top