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Canada’s Prime Minister Talks Hockey And Team Canada

Michael Farber spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as part of his Olympic hockey preview for Sports Illustrated.

SI.com: How much pressure will Canada’s men’s hockey team be facing if it plays in the gold medal game?

Harper: It would be incredible pressure. I can’t offhand think of anything in any country where any team would be under such universal expectation of a gold and nothing less ... practically from four years before the event. It’s a big deal, to all of us.

SI.com: A French philosopher wrote that to understand the heart and mind of America, you had to understand baseball. Is that true of hockey and Canada?

Harper: There are parallels. You have in both cases a sport that was developed uniquely within that society, recognizing of course that these are also, in a sense, invented societies, coming into existence in recorded history….

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