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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2010
The Canadian women's hockey team is in hot water for their celebration after beating the U.S. in Thursday's gold-medal game. After the game, players openly drank and smoked on the court -- and now the International Olympic Committee is investigating.
Hockey Canada apologized Thursday for an impromptu party the Olympic women's hockey team threw for itself on the Canada Hockey Place ice after winning the gold medal. The International Olympic Committee said it will investigate the celebration, which included drinking by one of Canada's underage players.
In a statement released late Thursday, Hockey Canada apologized.
"The members of Team Canada apologize if their on-ice celebrations, after fans had left the building, have offended anyone," the statement read.
"In the excitement of the moment, the celebration left the confines of our dressing room and shouldn't have. The team regrets that its gold medal celebration may have caused the IOC or COC any embarrassment.
"Our players and team vow to uphold the values of the Olympics moving forward and view this situation as a learning experience."
Marie-Philip Poulin, who at 18 is not old enough to legally drink in British Columbia, was one of the players taking part in the post-game boozing.
Later in the night, Poulin met the media at the Molson Hockey House, but answered only two questions that were restricted to the game.