Canada's victorious women's hockey team should have left the ice before they cracked open celebratory beers and champagne, said the executive director of the International Olympic Committee. "It is not what we want to see," Gilbert Felli told AP. "I don't think it's a good promotion of sport values. If they celebrate in the changing room, that's one thing, but not in public."
The IOC plans to investigate the incident, in which the partying gold medalists guzzled beer and champagne at center ice after defeating the US 2-0. The head of Canada's Olympic Committee says the organization didn't supply the booze and nobody intended to breach Olympic protocol. "In terms of the actual celebration, it's not exactly something uncommon in Canada," he said.