The lucky loonie tradition will continue for the Sochi Olympics.
The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 2014 edition of the one dollar coin first made famous in Olympic circles for being buried at center ice of the hockey rink in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Canada went on to win gold in men’s and women’s hockey 12 years ago. The nation has produced a special lucky loonie to keep the good fortune running at every Olympics since.
Each member of the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team will receive a lucky loonie in Sochi. Five million lucky loonies have been produced and will enter into Canadian circulation Jan. 20.
Crosby never looks at Olympic gold medal
As expected the U.S. took gold in both men’s and women’s basketball, with the men winning their third consecutive Olympic gold medal and the women running their streak to six straight. But there was a lot more to take in at the basketball venues, including Serbia’s men’s team winning their first Olympic basketball medal (as an independent nation), and Spain doing the same in the women’s bracket.
To watch the top basketball moments of the Rio Olympics, click here.
From Sam Kendrick’s patriotic moment to Usain Bolt’s “triple-triple,” check out the best moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics track and field competition.
You can watch all of these moments here.